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Singapore Travel Guide, Singapore

Singapore has made a great impact on the world with its tremendous growth. It has become one of the most popular and most sought after cities in the world. At first sight, you will be astonished by the profound looks of the cosmopolitan city, but when you take a closer look, you will find that the people of Singapore have their roots in the ancient traditions. 

Singapore city is an excellent blend of ancient and contemporary culture and the people are highly traditional, but very friendly to the visitors. A typical Asian city with tropical climate can be visited at any time of the year and you can always expect memorable holiday in the city.

Statistics:

Area: 655 square kilometers

Population: 3.87 Million

Languages Spoken: Mandarin Tamil Malay Singlish and English

Currency: Singapore Dollar

Geography

Singapore is a city with limited land area. It is situated between Malaysia and Indonesia. Malaysia is the closest country to Singapore and both of them are connected by 2 causeways.

Architecture

Varied architectural styles are used in various parts of Singapore depending on the nativity of people living in that area. Everything from traditional to contemporary styles of architecture can be seen in Singapore. The old houses and Bungalows show up the traditional Malaysian architectural evidences where there are houses and buildings that let you have a feel of the colonial architecture. Today high buildings and skyscrapers have entirely covered the city.

People and Culture

Cultural diversity can be experienced in Singapore where people from various countries live in harmony following their own tradition. The people of Singapore are basically descendents of various Asian countries like Malaysia, China and India. As a city with mixed traditions, Singapore celebrates all major Asian festivals. Thaipusam is the festival of Lord Murugan in India and you can see large crowds assembling at the beautiful temples during this festival. Chinese New Year and Chinese Hungry Ghost festival are also very popular. Muslim festival of Ramadan is also celebrated in Singapore. Visiting Singapore during any of these festive times is an added advantage to your trip. 

Infrastructure

Traveling facilities in Singapore are one of the best in the world. Public transport facilities include buses, trains and ferries. Communication infrastructure in Singapore uses latest technologies and innovations. Public housing services are provided by the government of Singapore. These are subsidized apartments that are located all over the island. Private housing is also available, but they are expensive in comparison to the others.

 
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