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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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...
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- Armenian Church
travel tip by kachou_n posted more then 30 days ago
In Singapore, it is not unusually to bump into a building that looks exactly like something you might find in Europe. Christianity is one of the many religions present in the city, so there are quite a few 'traditional' churches...
- Yum Cha Restaurant
travel tip by tylerd posted more then 30 days ago
The Chinatown o Singapore is a genuine paradise for foodies, especially since you can find Chinese cuisine in its pure form, as well as restaurants which serve meals with a Singaporean twist. Yum Cha Restaurant has a very interesting...
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travel tip by andra88 posted more then 30 days ago
Among Singapore's many ethnic sightseeing areas, there are lots of places that reflect the culture of the people who live there, but with a distinctly Singaporean twist. Sago Street is also called the Street of the Dead, and it has...
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