Capital City: Singapore
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Singapore is the capital city of Singapore. Singapore city is located in the southern part of Singapore Island. Singapore is an island-city-state located in South East Asia. It is one of the most modern cities of south East Asia. Singapore has one main island, Sentosa, and many other offshore islands.
Singapore has got its name from “Singa Pura” which, in Sanskrit, means “The Lions City”. The Merlion, the Singapore’s iconic emblem, was partly inspired by City’s Sanskrit Name, Singa pura. Singapore is famous for its seafood, mainly crabs, meats, rice, noodles, dessert and snacks.
Singapore is economically a very strong country. Singapore is one of the world’s safest countries to travel and also is best known for its cleanliness. Singapore is ranked as 7th for least corrupt and most pro-business country in the world. Singapore is ranked as 10th in the world because of number of Skyscrapers it has.
Singapore is famous for many attractions Night Safari, Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer, River Safari, Sentosa Island, Singapore Art Museum and many more.
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INFORMATION ABOUT SINGAPORE | SINGAPORE TRAVELING TIP
Singapore is one of the modern cities in Southeast Asia. Singapore is a combination of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab and English cultures and religion. Singapore has many traditional festivals and holidays that are celebrated throughout the year.
Climate in Singapore is tropical throughout the year making it favorable for travelers who are coming both either for leisure or business trip. Singapore has plenty of parks, nature reserves and greenery which attract visitor’s attention. There are many Non-smoking and hygiene public places in Singapore. Night life is also active in Singapore.
Singapore has got an excellent public transportation. All major attractions can be covered via tour bus. Singapore has a MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) systemthat has a good connectivity with various attractions.
Singapore Changi airport is the main airport of Singapore. It is also the ninth busiest airport in Asia in terms of passengers and cargo and is one of the largest transportation hubs in South East Asia. Singapore airport is located approximately 20 kms north east from city centre. Singapore airport has four terminals. There is series of green spaces within the airport which pleases the nature lover.
CLIMATE: Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate throughout the year.Singapore has two seasons: Wet & Dry. Dry season is from March to August and Dry season is from September to February. The hottest month in Singapore is February, temperature being 27 degree Celsius and the coldest month is January, temperature being 26 degrees Celsius. Maximum Rainfall in Singapore takes place in the month of December, though it spread fairly throughout the year.
PEOPLE & LIFE STYLE: Singapore has a diverse culture. Singapore is a blend of Asian and European culture. The major religions in Singapore include Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Taoism and are the one of the Top most cities in Asia in terms of quality of living of people.
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city. Singapore has a blend of four languages; primarily spoken language is English and then Mandarin, Tamil and Malay. National language, however, is Malay. You can see people celebrating festivals round the year associated with their respective religion. Because of people of different culture, one can find different cuisines easily. Singapore is also considered as top in terms of health and nutrition in Asia.
Public transportation in Singapore is very good. There is not much need of car to travel from one place to another. Visitors can explore the city by walking or by using the public transportation. Major attractions can also be covered by Tour bus. Due to Singapore's geographical location, it is generally free from the danger of natural disasters.
GETTING TO SINGAPORE: International tourist of most of the countries can fly directly to Singapore. Changi airport is the only international airport in Singapore and all international flights fly from this airport due to the small size of Singapore. Singapore airport has four terminals. Singapore Changi airport is located 24kms from the city centre. Passengers travelling to Singapore can use different modes to travel from airport to the city Centre.Total time from airport to city center is 25 to 30 minutes.
VISA: To visit Singapore, one must have SingaporeVisa.Type of visa also depends upon your Nationality and length of Stay.
CURRENCY: Currency of Singapore is Singapore Dollar (currency code: SGD). Singapore Dollar is divided into 100 cents. Currency is available in various denominations that can be easily differentiated. Coins in Singapore exist in ten denominations starting from 5cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents and $1. There are notesof $2, $5, $10, and $50.
Travel insurance is must when visiting Singapore.
Drink responsibly. You can drink Tap water
Make more use of Public Transport
Sim cards are widely available
Avoid tourist trap restaurants.
Appropriate clothing required
Beware of pickpockets and local scams
Don’t smoke in public areas
Emergency Numbers: The most important emergency number is 995 or 999.
Activities in Singapore/ Attractions in Singapore
Esplanade Park: Esplanade Park is one of the oldest parks in Singapore. The park is located at the Esplanade within the Downtown Core of the Central Area of Singapore and was redeveloped in the year 1991. Esplanade Park displays many Singapore’s historical landmarks like Lim Bo Seng Memorial and the Cenotaph which reflects the sacrifices made by soldiers. There are many waterfront views in the park and visitors can take photographs there.
Merlion Park: Merlion Park is a national symbol of Singapore. The park is located at One Fullertonnear Marina Bay, near Central Business District. Merlion is a combination of Fish Body and lion’s head. The Fish body symbolises Singapore’s origin as fishing village and when it was called Temasek and head symbolises Singapore’s original name, Singapura, also known as “Lion’s city”. Merlion Park is one of the most visited attractions of Singapore.
Night Safari: Night Safari is the first zoo to be operated in night. Night safari is one of the famous tourist attractions in Singapore. It was opened in the year 1994 and is opened from 730 pm till midnight. It gives the visitors the opportunity to experience the animals in night in real night light and no artificial lightening is done. Night Safari can be enjoyed either on foot or in a Tram and is approx.40 minutes ride along with live commentary and it takes you across seven geographical zones of the world. Visitors can also enjoy various live shows and cultural performances like, tribal dance, fire eating, and blowpipe. There are many food places from where visitors can buy food to feed the animals.
Singapore Flyer: Singapore Flyer is the biggest Ferris wheel in Singapore located in Marina Bay. The Flyer has a height of 165 cm .It gives the 360 degrees view of the city and the day when sky is clear, one can even see Malaysia and Indonesia from Singapore Flyer. There are total of 28 glass capsules and it takes approximately 30 minutes for Singapore Flyer to complete one revolution. Once you are back on the ground, you may enjoy many dining options. You can also experience the sky dining option. The best time for Singapore flyer is at the time of sunset.
Sentosa Island: Sentosa is one of the biggest attractions located on the Island of Sentosa and has many sites of entertainment like Universal Studio, Adventure Cove Water Park, Marina Life Park, SEA Aquarium, Dolphin Island, The Trick Eye Museum, Madame Tussauds and many more. Sentosa has best beaches in Singapore. Sentosa island can be reached by road, railway or by Cable Car. There is also a 24 hours casino having variety of cabaret shows. In the evening, one can also enjoy nightly free fire, light and water show. There is also a kids club in Resort where there are many activities for kids like art & craft, interactive stories and many more.
Marina bay Sands: Marina Bay Sands is one of the most impressive hotel in Singapore having the largest rooftop in the world and many other entertainment options. The best part about this hotel is that the top floor connects the three towers within the building. There are other attractions as well like casino, Art Science Museum, night clubs, Sand Sky Park and many more. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the Sky Park.
Chinatown Heritage Centre: Chinatown Heritage Centre is a centre which is designed in three restored shophouses on Pagoda Street. It is the only place in Singapore which as the memories and tradition of Chinese community showing a glimpse of lives of Chinatown’s early residents. It also consists of street level shop, coolies, carpenters, food, festivals and shophouses. Visitors can also find authentic restaurants and a store selling traditional craft items and souvenirs.
Singapore Art Museum: Singapore Art museum is located in the heart of Singapore in Queen Street in St. Joseph's Institution which is a national monument. It is also known as Fine Art Museum and is opened in the year 1996. The museum has vide collection of Singapore, Southeast Asian and East Asian interdisciplinary contemporary art.
Esplanade Park: The Esplanade Park is one of the oldest park in Singapore. The park was built in the year 1943 and was re-established in the year 1991. It is a point of interest to many historical landmarks. Park is also used for many events like, horse riding, pony races, New Year ’s Eve and many more. There is also a beautiful theatre constructed on the Bay at the end of the park and is similar to the model of Sydney Opera House. During night time, park is beautifully lit making it ideal place for evening stroll.
Singapore Zoo: Singapore Zoo is a rainforest zoo and is considered to be one of the best zoo in Asia. It is also known as Mandai zoo. Singapore Zoo has been created in such a way that it resembles the animal’s natural habitat where animals are kept comfortable and can roam freely. Not only this, visitors can get as close to see the animals. Visitors can find more than 300 species of animals in this zoo. Tram ride is a special attraction to cover many zones of the park. Singapore Zoo also has a special water area for kids called kidzworld where kids can enjoy in both dry and wet play areas. Visitors can also feed animals and get their photographs clicked with the animals in the zoo.
Madame Tussauds: Madame Tussauds Singapore is a wax museum which brings a unique variety blend of glamour. Madame Tussaud is located in Sentosa in Singapore. Visitors can experience to meet their favourite stars like Brad Pitt, Michael Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Narendra Modi, Aishwarya Rai, Taylor Swift, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more. At Madame Tussauds Singapore, you can get up close and personal with the celebrities, icons and historical leaders in a fully interactive experience.