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The area now known as Singapore was first inhabited in the 2nd century A.D. It became part of the Sumatran Srivijaya Empire, during which time it was called Temeasek, or Sea Town. From the 16th to the 19th century, it was governed by the Sultanate of Johor. The area was attacked in 1613 by Portuguese raiders. In 1819, Sir Thomas Raffles signed a treaty with the Sultan that allowed him to create a trading post for the British East India Company. This event marked the founding of modern Singapore, which was a British colony until achieving independence in 1963. Today, Singapore is a cosmopolitan mix of Chinese, Indian, Malay and western cultures.
The city-state is one of the four Asian Tiger economies. Singapore is one of the most prosperous countries in Asia. Visitors will find skyscrapers, subways and one of the busiest ports in the world. Singapore is also the fourth largest foreign exchange trading center and third largest oil refiner. The economy is based upon manufacturing, tourism and service sector employment. Singapore is reported to have one of the least corrupt governments and is also ranked highly for education, innovation, competitiveness and business freedom. It has one of the world's highest per capita income levels as well as an efficient healthcare system.
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with uniform temperatures, high humidity and ample rainfall. Although there are no discernible seasons, April and May are the hottest months. The monsoon rains occur from November to January. The nation consists of 63 islands. The size of the country continues to grow through land reclamation projects.
Singapore, which means Lion City, has grown from a small trading outpost to one of the most vibrant economies in the world.