Multicultural, colourful and very organized…
Welcome to Singapore!
Located in South Asia, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world, with an area of about 710 km2 and 50 smaller islands.
Singapore has transformed itself into the most innovative city in Asia Pacific in just fifty years.
Due to its strategic location, the port of Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world; at any one time, there are about 1000 vessels into the port.
Tourism is a major industry in Singaporean economy, attracting over twice Singapore’s population per year.
Apart from Monaco, Singapore is the most densely populated country in the world. Its population stands over five million people.
The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar – S$.
There are four official languages in Singapore: Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English.
The Merlion statue has a lion’s head and a fish body, which represents Singapore’s origins as a fishing village.
Merlion Park, home of the ‘original’ Merlion statue (there are five more Merlion statues along the city), is located right next the city center area (CBD), facing Marina Bay.
Singapore’s center (or CBD) is a lively cosmopolitan area of high-rise and multi cultural heritage buildings.
From the 1990s the Clare Quay‘s five blocks of warehouses were restyled and turned into a flourishing commercial and entertainment area, plenty of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.
The entire Singapore river area is a lovely place for having a drink while enjoying beautiful night views of the city.
Chinatown became a crowded place particularly after the 1830s when the large scale emigration from South China took place.
Sri Mariamman Temple – It’s the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, built in 1827.
Sri Mariamman Temple – Located in the heart of Chinatown, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for curing illnesses and diseases.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum – The Temple is 5 floors high plus an incredible open-air garden on the roof.
Singapore is a popular destination for ‘shopping traveling‘. Here in Orchard Road is where you will find big malls with famous brands… and everything else!
More shopping and markets at Bugis Street.
The colourful MICA building is home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). Up there, The Singaporean red and white flag.
Curry, Hindu temples, colour, saris and gold… this is Little India, the heart of Singaporeans Indian community.
Indian women in their colourful saris – Little India
Funded in 1826, The Grand Sultan Mosque is located at the end of a tree-lined pedestrian and lively streets at the Arab Quarter (or Kampong Glam).
The lively Arab Street is famous for Muslim shopping and food: fabrics, clothing, rugs, spices and a great variety of Arabian food from Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and many other Arabian countries.
Colourful ambiance of Arab Street, it is like a little piece of Middle East or Arabia in Singapore.
The Helix Bridge at Singapore’s Marina Bay is inspired by the DNA structure, with a walkway encircled by opposing double helix structures of stainless steel. Behind, the 5 stars Marina Bay Sands Hotel, inaugurated in 2010.
The Gardens by the Bay are three public gardens located in Marina Bay: gardens of Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.
The eco-friendly super-trees are in the Garden of Bay South, being covered with nearly 163,000 plants.
The Singaporean public transport is easy and convenient to get.
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