- Welcome to Singapore
- Singapore in the Commonwealth
- Singapore has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1965
- Singapore became an independent country on the 9th of August 1965
- Singapore has been competing in the Commonwealth Games since 1958, and has won 40 medals since joining
- Singapore has won the annual Commonwealth Essay Competition eight times since 1983 when it was launched; no other country has won more than three times
- Singapore is the most densely populated country in the Commonwealth
- It has the lowest infant mortality rate in the Commonwealth: 997 infants survive every 1,000 births
- Based on an index which measures countries with the greatest economic freedom, Singapore ranks as the best in the world
- Susie Kong, President of the Commonwealth Nurses Federation
- Ngoh-Tiong Tan, Chair of the Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work
- Michael Tay, Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2009-
- Noeleen Heyzer was Director of the UN Development Fund for Women 1994-2007 and became Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in 2007; she was the first woman to hold that post
- Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2003-07
- 1971 CHOGM, resulting in the Declaration of Commonwealth Principles, encapsulating the core Commonwealth beliefs
Hon. Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Welcome to the Singapore portal on the Commonwealth of Nations website.
The Commonwealth provides a unique platform for its members from diverse backgrounds to come together to exchange views and co-operate on issues of common interest. Singapore hosted the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1971. We continue to support the Commonwealth and its activities.
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is a vibrant multiracial city-state that serves as a bridge between the East and West. Our convenient location in Asia has made us an international hub for trade, industry and finance as well as a venue for global arts and cultural events. We are building a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that offers exciting possibilities to all for work, life and play.
I invite you to discover Singapore for yourself.
Singapore in the Commonwealth
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