About Singapore:

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in the Southeast Asia maritime region. It is located about one degree north of the equator (137 kilometres or 85 miles) off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Malacca Strait to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Johor Straits to the north. The country’s territory is made up of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet; the combined area of these has grown by 25% since independence due to extensive land reclamation projects. It has the world’s third-highest population density.

Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil, in recognition of the need to respect the cultural identities of the nation’s major ethnic groups. English is the lingua franca, and many public services are only available in English. Multiculturalism is written into the constitution and influences national policies in education, housing, and politics. Singapore has a millennium of history, beginning as a maritime emporium known as Temasek and later as a major constituent part of several successive thalassocratic empires. Its modern era began in 1819 when Stamford Raffles established Singapore as a British Empire entrepĂ´t trading post. The Southeast Asian colonies were reorganised in 1867, and Singapore became directly under British control as part of the Straits Settlements. Singapore was occupied by Japan during WWII and returned to British control as a separate crown colony following Japan’s surrender in 1945. Singapore gained self-government in 1959 and joined the new Malaysian federation in 1963, along with Malaya, North Borneo, and Sarawak.
After experiencing early turbulence due to a lack of natural resources and a hinterland, the country quickly developed to become one of the Four Asian Tigers based on international trade and economic globalisation, integrating itself into the world economy through free trade with minimal-to-no trade barriers or tariffs, export-oriented industrialization, and a large accumulation of received foreign direct investments, foreign-exchange reserves, and assets held by sovereign governments. It is a developed country that ranks 11th on the UN Human Development Index and has the world’s second-highest GDP per capita (PPP). Singapore is the only country in Asia with a AAA sovereign credit rating from all major rating agencies, making it a tax haven.

Places to visit in Singapore:

1 Marina Bay Sands:
The opulent Marina Bay Sands resort complex includes a high-end luxury hotel, a mall with a canal running through it, the ArtScience Museum, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck, which provides panoramic views of the city. The Skyparks viewing deck and infinity pool are located on the hotel’s ship (yes, ship). The infinity pool is only available to hotel guests, but anyone can visit the observation deck.

2 Gardens by the Bay:
You won’t be able to stay away once you’ve seen this beautifully designed green space (perhaps from the top of the Marina Bay Sands). Wander through the Bay East Garden, which is ideal for admiring the vibrant plant life and temporarily escaping the city bustle.

3 Botanic Gardens:
The Botanic Gardens, not to be confused with the Gardens on the Bay, are also worth a visit. Singapore Botanical Gardens was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status for good reason. The city can feel like a concrete jungle at times, albeit a clean and comfortable one, but the botanic gardens preserve remnants of Singapore’s wilder heritage.

4 Singapore Zoo:
The Singapore Zoo, which bills itself as the world’s best rainforest zoo, is a pretty impressive place. The facility is clean and welcoming, and the animals appear to be well-cared for, with plenty of lush vegetation and habitat space.

5 Orchard Road:
Because Singapore is a world-class city for style and designer chic, one could be forgiven for visiting and doing nothing but shopping. Because there are high-end stores at every turn, the Orchard Road area is a great place to start a shopping spree. Nothing less would be expected from a neighbourhood with 22 malls and six department stores. There are also four movie theatres, including an IMAX, and a KTV karaoke bar.

6 Singapore Flyer:
If the Marina Bay Sands observation deck does not do it for you, try high tea while looking out over the city from the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation wheel. Choose from a variety of packages that allow you to be served and pampered while admiring a view that includes not only the Singapore skyline but also the Spice Islands of Indonesia and Malaysia Johor Strait.

7 Raffles Hotel Singapore:
This colonial structure is one of the world’s last grand nineteenth-century hotels, and it has hosted literary luminaries such as Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad, as well as movie star Charlie Chaplin.

8 Chinatown:
If you’ve ever been to China, Singapore Chinatown neighbourhood will transport you back there. This district is buzzing with activity, from small mom-and-pop shops and authentic Chinese food to bright red lanterns. You can see the impressive and beautiful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple at the Chinese Heritage Centre.

9 Sentosa Island:
Singapore is not exactly known for its beaches, but if you are looking for some fun in the sun, Sentosa Island is the place to go. Siloso Beach is a great place to spend time at the beach, and visitors can enjoy free volleyball courts, kayaking, and skimboarding. There are several other beach attractions, as well as an aquarium where you can swim with dolphins called Underwater World.
10 Clarke Quay:
Clarke Quay, the “centre of commerce during the nineteenth century,” lives up to its reputation as a bustling hub. Today, it has a more polished lustre, so visitors can happily head to Clarke Quay for an evening of waterfront dining and entertainment after a long day of shopping on Orchard Road.

Hotels in Singapore:
  • Marina Bay Sands Singapore
  • Ibis budget Singapore emerald
  • The Great Madras by Hotel Calmo
  • Furama River Front
Places to Eat:
  • White Grass Restaurant
  • Restaurant Ibid
  • Les Amis
  • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Jewel Changi Airport
  • Seletar Airport
  • Paya Lebar Airbase

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