Singapore is considered both an island and as well as a country. So it is best described as a city-state.The country consists of the island of Singapore and 58 smaller islands. This city blends the cultures and religions of Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian etc. Its particular ethnic tapestry affords visitors of the country a big range of sightseeing and culinary possibilities from which to choose. Because of its very efficient and determined government, Singapore has become one of the flourishing countries that excels in trade and tourism. The capital city, also called Singapore, covers almost one third of the area of the main island. Like the great city-states of the past, Singapore offers civilization and order in the highest degree. Its combination of Western and Eastern--style development calm seems to present the best of both hemispheres. Singapore is also a multicultural city, and close to one-quarter of its populace are expatriates or foreign employees from all over the world.