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About Singapore

myMalaysiabooks 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 what is uniquely Singapore

Chinatown, Singapore

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 square kilometres.

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Where to go in Singapore


Orchard Road at Christmas, 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 park.

     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 Johor, Malayisa. (Learn how to travel from Singapore to Johor here)

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View of Chinatown, Singapore

Aerial view of Chinatown


Streets of Little India, Singapore

Little India, Singapore


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Singapore Shopping

Food Malaysia 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

Hotels accommodation in Singapore can range from the exclusive 5 star accommodation to budget hotels. Compare rates of hotel from before booking and check for promotions. Search availability and check out the peak period or holidays in Singapore before booking.


a. Location: Resort World Sentosa

Hard Rock Hotel, Resort World

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Festive Hotel

b. Location: Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Near Marina Bay/ Singapore River

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Fullerton Hotel, near Marina Bay, Singapore

Fullerton Hotel

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Raffles Hotel

Facts on Singapore

Area    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 government.

 (Government of Singapore websites)

Head of Government:      Prime Minister

(Current Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong,)

Population: 4 million

Ethnic groups:  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.

Language: Official 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)

Currency: Singapore dollars (S$)

(Business and finance Singapore)

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.

National flower: 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.

singapore flagFlag 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.

Weather:       Singapore' 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.


Transportation in Singapore

Public Transport Singapore

Public transport in Singapore is efficient and is the best in Asia. You can catch a bus, hop on a train or just hail a cab to take you to any part of the island.

Land Transport Authority      SMRT buses

SMRT taxis       Citycab        Comfort cab

SMRT trains       SMRT light trains

Details at: Transportation Singapore

From Singapore to Malaysia

The causeway and the second link connects you to Malaysia. Details of travelling to and from Malaysia by air, rail, road or sea at:

Travelling from Singapore to Malaysia

Travelling from Malaysia to Thailand

Travelling in and around Malaysia


Airports and Airlines

Changi Internationa Airport (Singapore)  

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia)

Senai Airport (Johor, Malaysia)

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 Newspapers in Singapore


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