Singapore – the Lion City

The Republic of Singapore, the second-smallest country in Asia, consists of Singapore Island and several smaller adjacent islets. Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world’s only island city-state. Singapore is a city you have to see minimum once in your lifetime !!!!
Singapore is a global financial center with a tropical climate Singapore lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia’s Riau Islands to the south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens. The population of Singapore in 2005 was estimated by the United Nations (UN) at 4,296,000, which placed it at number 119 in population among the 193 nations of the world.
Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Its standings include: the most “technology-ready” nation (WEF), city with “best investment potential” (BERI), second-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, and the second-busiest container port. The country has also been identified as a tax haven. Singapore ranks 5th on the UN Human Development Index and the 3rd highest GDP per capita. Singapore has a highly developed market economy, based historically on extended entrepôt trade.

History of Singapore
Third century of Chinese describes singapore as “Pu-luo-chung”, or the “island at the end of a peninsula”. Later, the city was known as Temasek (“Sea Town”), when the first settlements were established from AD 1298-1299.
According to legend, Singapore was founded by Sang Nila Utama, a Prince from Palembang (the capital of Srivijaya), in the 14th century, he was out on a hunting trip when he caught sight of an animal he had never seen before. The first name the the city was “The Lion City” or Singapura, from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city).
The city was then ruled by the five kings of ancient Singapura. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the natural meeting point of sea routes, the city flourished as a trading post for vessels such as Chinese junks, Arab dhows, Portuguese battleships, and Buginese schooners.

Climate:
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F). Relative humidity averages around 79% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon. While temperature does not vary greatly throughout the year, there is a wetter monsoon season from November to January.

Currency:
The currency of Singapore is the Singapore dollar (SGD or S$), issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Languages:
There are four official languages in Singapore: Chinese (Mandarin dialect), Malay, English, and Tamil. English is the principal medium of government and is widely used in commerce; it is spoken by about 23% of the population.

Points of interest:
Singapore offers so many attractions and sights, some of them are:  Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Island & Park, Singapore Night Safari & Zoo, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore River, Singapore Flyer, Jurong Bird Park, Resorts World Sentosa, Merlion Park, East Coast Park, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Underwater World Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Suntec City, Orchard Road, MacRitchie Reservoir, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Marine Life Park, Fort Canning, Sri Mariamman Temple, National Museum of Singapore, Science Centre Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, Tiger Sky Tower, Lau Pa Sat, Peranakan Museum, Labrador Nature Reserve, Battlestar Galactica, The Maritime Experiential Museum, Fort Siloso, Wild Wild Wet Park, Malay Heritage Centre, Istana, Changi Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, The Battle Box, Singapore Discovery Centre, Clarke Quay & River Walk, Marina Bay Singapore, VivoCity, Mount Faber, Asian Civilisations Museum, Marina Barrage, Helix Bridge, Hort Park, Wings Of Time, Haw Par Villa

What to do:
At Marina Bay you can enjoy the Wonder Full, considered as the largest light and water show in Southeast Asia. Explore downtown Singapore from a bumboat at Singapore River. You should also use the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) – one of the most modern transit systems in the world. Go for shopping in famous Orchard Road and explore one of the huge shopping malls, like CapitaMall or Plaza Singapura. Try some mouth-watering street food from the hawker stall. Go clubbing at Clarke Quay, the premier nightlife hub in Singapore.

MacRitchie Reservoir Park, with hiking trails, a pontoon for kayakers and a canoe shed, is a great place for recreational activities, both on land and in water. Hike down nature trails and enjoy the forested areas. Nature lovers can also choose Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Orchid Garden, Singapore Zoo or Jurong Bird Park.

History lovers should head to the Battle Box, a museum located in the underground command centre, constructed under Fort Canning during the Malayan Campaign and the Battle of Singapore. Visit the Changi Museum that focuses on Singapore’s wartime history during the Japanese Occupation. You can also choose the National Museum or the City Gallery. Enjoy the view from Singapore Cable Car and admire the F1 Grand Prix motor track– Marina Bay Street Circuit. For some family entertainment, visit Universal Studios Singapore amusement park.

 

Best Hotels :

Hotel Deals in Singapore:

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Marina Bay Sands

★★★★★

-41%

469279

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Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore (SG Clean)

★★★★★

-19%

166134

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-46%

272146

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JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La (SG Clean)

★★★★

-13%

168147

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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore (SG Clean,Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-29%

209149

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Pan Pacific Singapore

★★★★★

-33%

242163

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Fairmont Singapore

★★★★★

-30%

266187

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Carlton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-30%

173121

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Mandarin Orchard Singapore

★★★★★

-55%

20995

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YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★

-48%

15581

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The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-36%

321206

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Sofitel Singapore City Centre (SG Clean)

★★★★★

-27%

270197

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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-41%

240141

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Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (SG Clean)

★★★★★

-34%

385254

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One Farrer Hotel (SG Clean, Staycation Approved)

★★★★★

-47%

225120

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