Singapore. A record seizure of 8.8 tonnes of ivory from an estimated 300 African elephants was made by the Singaporean authorities in July. The baits had been shipped from Congo (Kinshasa) and were on their way, via Singapore, to Vietnam. Authorities stated that the confiscated boot also contained 11.9 tonnes of marsh scales.
On World Elephant Day, August 12, the government announced that all domestic trade in elephant ivory would be banned from September 2021. Global trade has been banned since 1990 under an international treaty called CITES. However, ivory imported before 1990 has previously been sold in Singapore.
In a new report from the World Economic Forum in October, Singapore ranked one on the foundation’s list of 141 economies of competitiveness. The United States, which was in first place last year, came in second place.
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A new kind of vehicle was tested in Singapore in October. It was a battery-powered and silent taxi helicopter that can almost be likened to a large drone. Behind the helicopter was the German company Volocopter. The means of transport was expected to be used already in two years, which would mean that Singapore will be the first in the world to introduce the taxi service.
According to media, Volocopter, together with, among other things, the real estate industry in Singapore, would plan for landing and take-off sites as well as battery charging. Internationally, Volocopter has competition from companies such as Boeing, Airbus and Uber, all of which develop similar vehicles. According to estimates from the investment bank Morgan Stanley, the market for aviation taxis could have a value of $ 1,500 billion in about 20 years.
According to CountryAAH, the population of Singapore in 2019 was 5,804,226, ranking number 114 in the world. The population growth rate was 0.810% yearly, and the population density was 8291.9100 people per km2.
SINGAPORE. – At the 1970 census Singapore counted 2,074,507 residents (2,334,000 residents according to population estimates made in 1978), of which 1,579,866 Chinese, 311,379 Malaysians and Indonesians and 145,169 Indians and Pakistanis; the Europeans were 38,093. The annual rate of increase, estimated in the 1970-76 interval, is 1.6%, the birth rate 18.8 ‰ and the death rate 5.1 ‰; infant mortality is less than 12%. Almost all of the population lives in the capital (which gives its name to the state) which develops in height with a bold North American type of construction. In this way we try to preserve the rural (15.5% of the total surface) and forest (6.9%) spaces, so precious for the purpose of water supply, for which three reservoirs have been built, and to leave opportunities for industrial plants and infrastructures. Singapore is much more advanced than other neighboring states, both economically and socially; moderate nationalism, maximum religious tolerance and acceptance of English as an official language prove it. Relations with Malaysia are good, of which tin is worked in Singapore in an industrial complex, one of the most important in South Asia. Also noteworthy are the oil refineries of Pulau Bocum; the port, in addition to carrying out important functions for transit, and that of the region’s main emporium, is home to large shipbuilding complexes. Developed is the textile industry, that of beer and that of the conservation of fish.