Economy, Transportation and Communications
English daily newspapers, Singapore Island, Changi International Airport, Mass Rapid Transit, Straits Times
Singapore is a major world port and has extensive dock facilities along Keppel Harbour on the southern coast. Changi International Airport in the eastern part of the main island is one of the largest and most modern international airports in the world. A rail line across the Johor Strait links Singapore with the Malaysian railroad system. In addition, Singapore Island is serviced by the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, one of the cleanest and most efficient transit systems in the world. Numerous roads and expressways also cross the island.
There are three English daily newspapers, the most widely circulated of which is The Straits Times. There are also three dailies in Chinese, one in Malay, and one in Tamil. All newspapers are public companies and also open to the scrutiny of the government. In 1986 Singapore enacted a law empowering the government to restrict the sale of foreign periodicals that are deemed to influence domestic political issues.
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