Singapore

Singapore popularly known as Lion City is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destination of Southeast Asia. The colonial era has imprinted a unique niche for itself in short span of time; rampant of that time is still be found in some century old architecture. Blending a heading mix of Asian Cultures with a constant drive for progress Singapore’s reflects the unique harmonious relationship between old and the new.

Today with a vibrant combination of state of the art architecture, skyscrapers, remnants of tropical rainforest and colourful ethnic urban areas, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world’s hot-list destinations. From colonial era architectural styles building to tropical resorts peppered with thrilling adventures, be it is a night safari tour where you watch the activities of animals when sun goes down, or to a wandering tour of glitzy malls, Singapore packs with a surprisingly massive number of attractions. Singapore is place which offers vintage finds to quirky knick-knacks to shopaholic with an abundance of shopping options in landmark areas.

Basic Information

Official Name: Republic of Singapore
Time Zones: UTC+08:00

Currency

Singapore dollar (SGD)

Boundaries

Singapore consists of 63 islands, including the main island, Pulau Ujong. There are two man-made connections to Johor, Malaysia: the Johor–Singapore Causeway in the north and the Tuas Second Link in the west. Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa are the largest of Singapore’s smaller islands. The highest natural point is Bukit Timah Hill at 163.63 m (537 ft).

Languages

The four official languages of Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English, while the national language is Malay.

Climate

Singapore has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation. The Singapore’s weather is erratic, so it is best to plan a visit based on the festival season rather than the climate; some of the nation’s most notable are the grand celebrations of Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival and the Art Festival.

Major Religions

Singapore is home to 10 religions, with Buddhism/Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity as its principal religions.

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