Singapore is a city state, it is a city but it is also a state. It is a republic. Along with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philipines and Brunai, it belongs to ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian nations.
Like Indonesia, Singapore is a country of “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.” Chinese, Malay Indians and Eurasians make up its citizens. Other Asians, including Indonesians, Japanese, Philippines, Korea, Thailand’s, and Arabs also live on that tiny island. Singapore is sometimes called “Instant Asia” because you can see varieties of customs, cultures and foods of nearly all Asia in Singapore.(UN 2007 Paket 45)
1. The text mainly talks about Singapore as ...
A. a nation
B. an island
C. a republic
D. a city state
E. a member of ASEAN
2. Singapore's citizens consist of ...
A. Brunei, Indians
B. Chinese, Thais and Arab
C. Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Eurasians
D. Eurasians and Philippines
E. Asians and Arabs
3. " ... Koreans, Thais and Arabs live on that tiny island."
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