5 Facts About Singapore

1. In 2014, Singapore dipped to its lowest ranking ever on the Press Freedom Index published by the French Reporters Without Borders.

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2. In 2009, Singapore was removed from the OCDE "liste grise" of tax havens, but ranked fourth on the Tax Justice Network's 2015 Financial Secrecy Index of the world's off-shore financial service providers, banking one-eighth of the world's off-shore capital, while "providing numerous tax avoidance and evasion opportunities".

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3. In 2016, Singapore is rated the world's most expensive city for the third consecutive year by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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4. On 12 June 2018, Singapore hosted a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the first-ever meeting between the sitting leaders of the two nations.

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5. The Port of Singapore became one of the world's busiest ports and the service and tourism industries grew immensely during this period.

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