shares with you the best of Singapore. We link you to what's
happening on the island, where to go and what to do. Also learn how to travel
from Singapore to Malaysia below.
Welcome to Singapore
...read what is uniquely
Singapore, a “unique” city state rich in contrast and colour,
where you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts
and architecture. With a total land area of only 682.7 square
kilometres, it is among the 20 smallest countries in the world
and the most densely populated after Monaco with 6430 people per
of Malaya and Singapore
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Where to go in Singapore
This dynamic Asian city in Southeast Asia embodies the
finest of both East and West. Singapore is today a thriving commercial and industrial
centre. Singapore is a
reputed manufacturing base and has one of the busiest port in the world with
over 600 shipping lines. A leader in shipbuilding and repair, it is one
of the world's major oil refining and distribution centres, a major
supplier of electronic components and one of the most important
financial centre of Asia with more than 130 banks.
Travellers will find
Singapore a place to combine business with pleasure.
Travel easily and safely around Singapore - Singapore is know for her
efficient public transport system.
Her many tourist attractions
are varied and many: The world's first night zoo
- the Night Safari. The zoo is a great place for a family day out in the
morning with its open concept (no cages) where animals can bee seen. It
has the world's highest man-made
waterfall, standing at 30 metresat Singapore Jurong
BirdPark. The largest fountain in the world, located at
Suntec City in
Singapore, was built in 1997 at an estimated cost of US$6 million. In
a few years visitor will be enjoying a casino and world class theme
Nature and adventure lovers can see the
flying fox, the world's
largest bat at Pulau Ubin, one of the islands off mainland
Singapore. You can easily catch a boat to the island and also to
Malayisa. (Learn how to travel from
Singapore to Johor here)
For more Singapore attractions:
Singapore Latest Attractions
Singapore Budget Hotels
Aerial view of Chinatown
Little India, Singapore
Attractions at Universal Studio, Singapore
Singapore is a shopper's paradise - Shop at the numerous interesting shopping complexes,
arcades, streets or centres - Orchard road, Ngee Ann City, Far East
Square Shopping Centre, Centrepoint, Clark Quay, Paragon, etc. To explore the
cultural heritage of the island while shopping, walk the streets of her ethnic enclaves
such as, Chinatown, Little India, Kampung Gelam, Arab street.
Other shopping places include Suntec Singapore, Raffles Place,
Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bishan. Come to Singapore
during the Christmas and New Year holidays to enjoy the many
offers and fascinating display of Christmas decorations along
the streets of Orchard.
In Singapore you get to enjoy
local and world cuisines. Restaurants cater to the international crowd - residents or
visitors. You will find Chinese, Malay, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian,
Mexican, English, Korean and many types of food on the island. Enjoy
local hawker food at hawker centres or dine at the finest posh
restaurants in the city.
Singapore is one of the
safest cities in the world with low crime rates and getting around is
easy with its efficient bus, rail transit and taxi systems.
You can be sure to
find a wide range of hotels - from 6-star
international hotels to budget hostels. Be sure to book early during
the school holiday season.
Compare hotel rates before booking.
Where to stay in Singapore
Facts on Singapore
One main island and 63 islets: Main island is 682 sq.
km. The country is
136.8 km north of the equator, between latitudes 103 degrees 38' E and
104 degrees 06' E.
Status: A republic with a parliamentary democratic
of Singapore websites)
Head of Government: Prime Minister
(Current Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong,)
77% Chinese, 14% Malays, 8% Indians and 1%
Eurasians and people of other descent
Religion: Islam, Christianity, Buddhism,
Confucianism/ Taoism/other traditional Chinese religion, Hinduism,
and others. Religious freedom is practised.
languages are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the
language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and
understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother
tongue as well as English. Malay though is the national language is not
widely spoken in the streets.
Time Zone The standard Singapore
time is eight hours ahead of GMT (GMT+8)
(Business and finance
National Symbol: The
Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast, is a symbol of the country. The "Singa"
or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled
a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore's history as "Temasek",
the ancient sea town.
The national flower - orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in
1893 by Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian. The orchid is a natural hybrid
between V. teres and V. hookeriana.
Flag of Singpore
The red colour symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man
while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a
young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of
democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
has a tropical climate. The island is warm and humid all year round,
with only slight variations between the average maximum of 31 degrees
Celcius and minimum of 23 degrees Celcius. Most public places have
air-conditioning. Rain falls throughout the year, but heavier during the
monsoon season from November to January. Showers are usually sudden and
heavy but brief.