FDI 2004-2010: $4.7 billion
As one of the Asia-Pacific's key financial centers, Singapore has attracted growing Chinese investments in recent years.
China's foreign direct investment in Singapore started picking up momentum in 2007, with investments more than doubling to $398 million from a year earlier. China's FDI in Singapore peaked at $1.55 billion in 2008 before falling to $1.1 billion in 2010.
Last month, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Corp. announced plans to build a $33.6 million biomass-solar power plant in Singapore by 2013, which is key to Singapore's position as the gateway to the clean energy market in Asia. Singapore's property market has also been an attractive place for mainland Chinese investors who have been restricted from buying property at home because of government controls. Chinese buyers made up 28 percent of all foreign purchases of private homes in Singapore in 2011, according to the international property consultancy Knight Frank . In an effort to curb rising property prices because of foreign interest, the Singapore government imposed an additional 10 percent stamp duty on foreign buyers last December.
Pictured: S olar panels on the Marina Barrage in Singapore