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The island City State of Singapore in the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsulalies 137km north of the equator. Consisting of 63 islands covering an area of 693 sqkm, this smallest SoutheastAsian country has a population of 4.1 million, making it the world’s second most densely populated City State after Monaco. For all this,large swathes of forest have miraculously survived in the centre of the island.
The lack of land means that skyscrapers form the cityscape, proof of its commercial success, but its many lush parks and gardens have earned it the sobriquet ‘The Garden City’. Its unique fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian cultures, architecture and food, its tropical climate, excellent shopping, stylish restaurants, 24-hour coffee shops and a vibrant nightlife,ensureSingapore has much to offer. Regarded as one of the world’s great eating capitals, it is a gourmet’s delight. Singapore is an amazing success, considering the strides it has taken from a swampy British outpost and den of vice in its past.
Founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles as a British trading colony in 1819, it became a major port city. Singapore was conquered and occupied by the Japanese Empire from 1942-1945, after which it reverted to British control gaining full internal self-government from 1959-1963when it merged with the Federation of Malaya. This was not a happy union and Singapore was expelled from Malaysia, becoming an independent republic on 9 August 1965.
Situated at the eastern end of the Strait of Malacca separating western Malaysia and Sumatra, its strategic position resulted in the steady growth of the economy since independence resulting in it becoming the powerhouse industrial state that it is. A causeway across the narrow Johore Strait connects Singapore to the western portion of Malaysia. Today the Republic of Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous nations boasting the world’s busiest port, one of the best airports, a highly developed free market economy and excellent international trade links.It is also a popular cruise destination.
Singapore Population: 4.48 million (Source: 2005 Singapore Census)
Singapore Area: 710.2 square kilometers or 274.2 square miles (Source: Singapore Department of Statistics)
Telephone Area Codes: Due to the small size of the island, there are no area codes. The country code is 65.
Currency: Singaporean dollar (SGD, s$, or $)
Time Zone: Standard Time Zone, UTC/GMT +8 hours. No daylight savings time (DST) adjustments for 2009.
Language: Tamil, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and English are the official languages of Singapore. The National Language is Malay but English is used in business and conversation.
Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz. Two parallel flat pins and grounding pin.
Singapore can aptly be called “bustling.” About four and a half million people call this 274 square mile island home, and it is second only to Monaco in population density. While the diverse population creates a feeling of vibrancy, it can also seem cramped to visitors coming from less densely populated locales. When visiting Singapore, it is helpful to have a sense of where you are going so you don’t get lost in the crowd. Though that may be a lot of fun too.
Singapore’s population is diverse: about seventy percent of the population is Chinese, and there are large Indian, Malay, and Eurasian ethnic groups. You will find neighborhoods within the city celebrating these cultures (and serving some of the best food in the region), as well as districts known for their shopping, arts, and history. Consider visiting the following districts during your travels:
This little enclave retains much of the old culture’s charm and variety. Explore the region’s rich religious heritage at one of the oldest mosques in the city, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple or the Sri Mariamman Temple, where Singapore’s Hindus worship. Visit one of the day spas, which offer luxurious face and body treatments, and shop for oddities and novelties at the cramped treasure troves. Revive your energy with some of the outstanding local cuisine, which features Chinese, Korean, and European-inspired fare.
The Civil District – Riverside
Nestled on the banks of the Singapore River is the Civil District, housing government offices, courts, and the thriving businesses. You will also find museums, clubs, monuments, theaters, and restaurants. Enjoy the heart of the city on foot or by boat ride.
To the west of the Civil District lies Orchard Road. A shopping Mecca for tourists, Orchard Road recently spent S$40 million improving its appearance and offerings. Shop to your heart’s content at one of the many malls, get pampered at one of the relaxing spas, and indulge in Singapore’s national pastime: eating! If you’re on a budget – or would rather spend your money on fabulous designer clothes or unique Singaporean souvenirs – skip the mall food courts and head to the many hawker centers.
Bugis and Kampong Glam
East of the Civil District are Bugis and Kampong Glam, districts that hold a lot of history and have strong Muslim and Malay influences. Visitors are treated to excellent shopping and, of course, exotic cuisine.
Traveling north of Kampong Glam will take you to Little India. You will see far fewer Chinese signs and more in Hindi, Tamil, and Bengali. Visit the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, stroll down Serangoon Road browsing through saris and spices while a Bollywood soundtrack plays in the background.
You may want to visit Singapore solely for its breathtaking beaches and brilliant blue water. If so, Sentosa is a must. This island oasis boasts 3.2 kilometers of dazzling white sandy beaches dotted with coconut trees and beautiful flowering trees. Visit Siloso, Palawan, and Tanjong Beaches to relax under the hot Singapore sun. But beaches aren’t the only natural beauties to see on Sentosa; try amazing Underwater world, a spectacular oceanarium, the hands-on Nature Discovery center, the Butterfly Park, and much, much more.
This is a predominantly residential area, with a few sites and attractions here and there. The main draws, though, are the miles of gorgeous white sandy beaches and Geylang Road. Tourists may not know much about this hidden gem, which means you may have fewer people to contend with as you sample some of the most incredible food in the country. Get a bowl of delicious coconutty Katong Laska and enjoy.
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80 Middle Road, Singapore, 188966
Located in the heart of Bugis, InterContinental Singapore Hotel is one of the most prominent buildings in Singapore. Conveniently situated 20 kilometers from Changi International Airport, this modern Peranakan-styled InterContinental Singapore Hotel offers travellers...
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317 Outram Road, Singapore, Singapore
Hotel DescriptionHoliday Inn Atrium Singapore is a spectacular 27 storey atrium style hotel strategically located at the crossroad of Outram and Havelock Roads. It is just a short drive from Shenton Way financial centre, fascinating Chinatown and the fashionable...
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100 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore, 238840
Le Meridien Singapore Hotel offers guests all the amenities of a world-class hotel. Situated along the renowned Orchard Road, this Singapore hotel is the perfect place for business and leisure travellers. Changi International Airport (SIN) is just 22 kilometres away,...
2 Stamford Road Singapore Singapore
The hotel is located in the crossroads of Singapore's business, historic, cultural and shopping districts and just 20 minutes from the airport. The MRT station is located just beneath the hotel. The complex comprises of two hotels, convention centre, shopping centres... more
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 189560
The magnificently appealing Raffles Singapore Hotel is a remarkable structure situated in the heart of Singapore. Declared a national monument in 1987, Raffles Singapore Hotel stands out as one of the finest hotels in Singapore. Raffles Singapore Hotel... more
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore, 238840
Hotel Description: An Oasis of Calm just minutes from the financial district, is around the corner from Orchard road, Singapore's fifth avenue and features the Exclusive Club, with the country's only Air-Conditioned Tennis Courts.
22 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228221
Guest Rooms and Suites 235 guest rooms on 3 floors, including 118 single rooms and 118 double rooms, 117 suites and a Business CentreRoom and Suite Facilities Minibar Colour TV with satelite/cable... more
10 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228211
The Grand Hyatt Singapore Hotel is conveniently located near the world-renowned Orchard Road, and set amidst restaurants, entertainment, shopping and businesses. Only 30 kilometres from Changi International Airport and 15 kilometres from the financial district, this... more
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore, 039594
On the waterfront of Singapore's picturesque harbour. Directly opposite the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and a 20-minute drive to the Singapore Expo in Changi. Part of the Marina Square Complex with department stores, cinemas, restaurants and... more
333 Orchard Road Singapore 238867, Singapore
With the hotel's $52 million renovation, there are a total eight deluxe room categories, highlights being the new Premier Rooms and Meritus Club Panoramic view of the skyline and neighbouring islands from higher floors. First and tallest revolving restaurant... more
581 Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore
Hilton Singapore is conveniently located on Orchard Road, the heart of Singapore's shopping, entertainment and commercial district. The 423-room hotel is a leisurely 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport and a five-minute walk from the Mass Rapid Transit... more
20 Merchant Road, Singapore, 058281
Hotel Introduction The Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore is ideally located near the banks of the Singapore River, next to the new North-east Line (NEL) at the Clarke Quay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. The hotel offers guests the best... more
2 Stamford Road, Singapore, 178882
Locaded in the crossroads of Singapore's business, historic, cultural and shopping districts and just 20 minutes to the airport. Located on the Interchange of Subway. Easily accessible to all parts of Singapore. All guest rooms have a private balcony. more
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, 039799
Hotel Description: Offering classic decor, exquisite dining, friendly personal service and stunning views, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore is the centerpiece of the Millenia Singapore complex in the heart of Marina Center and is designed to be... more
Two Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038982
The vibrant Conrad Centennial Singapore hotel, an award winning luxury business hotel, is brilliantly located in the heart of Singapore.... more
7500 Beach Road,Singapore 199591,
The Parkroyal on Beach Road, Singapore is a convenient, friendly neighbour to many of Singapore's prime office addresses, and the hotel is a tropical haven skirting Singapore's central business area and major conference centres. Quaint shops and Singapore's exotic Arab... more
25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220 Singapore
The Royal Plaza's elegant style is evident from the moment you step into its spacious lobby, with white Italian marble floor, magnificent stained-glass dome and sweeping wrought-iron balustrades. You'll enjoy all the convenience of being located in one of the most exclusive... more
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Sq (Via Marine Parade Rd), 428769 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionExperience a world of difference from Singapore hustle and bustle, but with the convenience of being just 10 mins drive to Changi International Airport, Suntec City,Singapore Expo and Orchard. With 520 guest rooms and suites featuring... more
47 Bencoolen Street, 189626 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionWelcome to an oasis for travelers right in the heart of the busy metropolis of Singapore. Built in 1968 and remodeled in 1999, our cosy hotel has a resort-like ambience that will make your stay the most enjoyable and memorable one. The... more
177a River Valley Road, 179031 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionThe Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore is conveniently located near the famed Orchard Road Shopping Paradise, the Suntec City convention centre and the Singapore Exposition Hall. It is also next to Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay,... more
181 Kitchener Road ,Singapore 208533,
At the Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore, enjoy the amenities and comfort of a modern hotel at affordable prices. Towering over the exciting ethnic district of Singapore, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore puts you within walking distance of the famed Mustafa... more
201 Balestier Road Singapore Singapore
Quality Hotel Singapore offers all features that Choice Hotels are renowned for: affordable rates, comfortable lodging and convenience. Quality Hotel Singapore also offers courtesy transportation at scheduled times to Novena Square Shopping and Orchard Shopping Belt... more
173 Bencoolen Street, 189642 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionModern standard class hotel with 100 rooms located in heart of Singapore, near the business district. The hotel's primary purpose is to provide both business travellers and vacationers a comfortable stay. Our tastefully furnished bedrooms... more
30 Bencoolen Street, 189621 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionCombining convenience and comfort, City Bayview Hotel features all the comforts you would expect from a 3 star hotel and maintains the meticulous standards required by the travel and tour operators worldwide. Our hotel has been recently... more
95 Beach Road, 189699 Singapore, Singapore
Hotel IntroductionCharming and comfortable tourist class hotel with 33 rooms, located in the city centre. All the bedrooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern facilities. For the comfort of our guests we also provide babysitting service, round-the-clock... more