Culture of Singapore
People in Singapore speak the English, Tamil, Malay, and Standard Mandarin languages. The linguistic diversity of Singapore is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Singapore is 0.3835. The followers of Buddhism are the religious majority in the country. 100% of Singapore's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Singapore. The rate of urbanization in Singapore is considered to be 1.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Singapore, 11,899,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Singapore is called 'Majulah Singapura', which in English means 'Onward Singapore'. It was adopted in 1965. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Zubir Said.
The first McDonalds in Singapore was opened on 20 October 1979, and it was located in Liat Towers, Orchard Road. At the moment Singapore has 125 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 7% of the population of Singapore are obese.
Each year, the people of Singapore consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 70.1% beer, 13.5% wine, 14.7% distilled spirits, 1.7% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Singapore is chilli crab. Other national dishes include hainanese chicken rice.