Though a city-state of just 5 million people, it's an economic powerhouse. Singapore has the world's third-highest per capita income, and is the most successful economy among the original four Asian Tigers — Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea are the others. Only Japanese citizens have visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to more countries than Singaporeans. And the country's economic model has been emulated by countries ranging from its small Southeast Asian neighbors to giants like China.
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