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.
Area: 655 square kilometers
Population: 3.87 Million
Languages Spoken: Mandarin Tamil Malay Singlish and English
Currency: Singapore Dollar
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.
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.
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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Read our members' reviews about Singapore
- The attractions of Singapore
review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
Singapore is a great place, party European, and partly Asian. It's one of the most diverse places due to the mix between the traditional and the modern aspects of the city. While you have sky scrapers, you can also see the old school Asian markets. Visit the famous food courts where there is an...
Read our members' travel tips about Singapore
- Army Market at Beach road
travel tip by alvingb posted more then 30 days ago
This market houses hawker stall as well as houses stores that sell items such as handy knives, boots, foldable chairs, t-shirts, slippers and many more items at a a very cheap price.The reason it being called army market is because many...
- Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
travel tip by andra88 posted more then 30 days ago
There are loads of temples in Singapore, for every religion practiced in the city. But when it comes to Hindu temples, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is definitely the most impressive of them all. This temple was built in the 1880's by...
- Boat Quay and Mohamed Sultan Road
travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
Boat Quay is a nice place to hang out, it's more touristy and modern, but has some good bars and restaurants. At night go for Mohamed Sultan Road, which is a very fun cultural experience, some cool bars and clubs. After going out, you...
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