City Guide, Singapore
Singapore is a small island nation located in Southeast Asia, between Malaysia
and Indonesia. Singapore is made up of sixty-three islands, and is home to one of
the world's biggest ports. As a city-state, Singapore is both the country and its
capital. Singapore Island is the main island of Singapore, which is also called
Pulau Ujong. This island is the largest island of Singapore as well as the most
populous, with a population of over 5 million. Singapore Island has an area of about
710 square kilometers.
Singapore has a lot of attractions to offer to its visitors: from the numerous
nature parks to the museums and colonial reminders monuments and building. Visitors
can experience the country’s old world charm through many designated heritage trails.
Visits to Chinatown, Kampong Glam (the Malay district) and Little India offer a
wealth of experiences that are akin to travelling around a much larger land. Aside
from its old world charm, Singapore offers one of the most modern city centers in
The Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore Crocodilarium,
Night Safari, Insect Kingdom, Butterfly Park, National Museum, Air Force Museum,
Mint Coin Gallery, Labrador Secret Tunnels, Stamps Gallery, Chinatown, Holland Village,
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Fort Canning Park,
East Coast Park, Marina South City Park, and Mount Faber are only some of the hundreds
of places that the Singapore Tourism Board has managed to popularize across the
world due to its determined and concerted efforts.
Culture and Entertainment
The culture of Singapore is one of the richest in the world - a fact that
becomes even more impressive and fascinating when one considers the recent history
and small size of the country. The National Day Parade in Singapore encapsulates
its entire culture and portrays the tremendous success that the nation has been
able to attain, while retaining its essence.
Singapore has always had a vibrant and exciting musical past. Singapore's folk
music incorporates elements of Tamil, Chinese, and Malay sounds to produce a lovely
amalgamation of sounds that is distinctly Singaporean! Special mention must be made
of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, which is Singapore's main arts centre. Esplanade
is now home to Singapore classical music, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and several
concerts that take place through the year.
Food and Drink
Some of the Singaporean dishes that have acquired a cult status are Bak kut teh,
Nasi lemak, Satay, Hokkien mee, Laksa, and Rojak. Singapore food does not disappoint
on the seafood front either. One can sample a mind-boggling array of dishes rustled
up with oysters, squids, clams, crabs, stingrays.
All great cities of the world have a big wheel these days, and Singapore is no
exception. Lifting you 165 m (540 feet) into the air, the Singapore Flyer is the
world’s largest observation wheel, providing amazing panoramic views of the city,
the sea and the surrounds. Enjoy a 90-minute fine-dining experience with panoramic
views aboard the Singapore Flyer. It towers above Singapore's iconic landmarks -
Marina Bay, Singapore River, Raffles Place financial district - and features the
world's first full-butler dinner service in the sky. You'll make two complete rotations
over the course of 60 minutes on this architectural and engineering marvel.
There’s practically a shopping sale of sorts all year round in Singapore, with
the most notable one being the Great Singapore Sale. In addition to that, there
are stretches of world-class shopping malls, centres and outlet stores in Singapore
that offer you a wide array of shopping choices. You only need to take a walk down
Singapore’s iconic shopping districts to find out what’s in store for you. One thing’s
for sure, you won’t be leaving empty-handed, but with bag loads of great bargains
and gifts. Get ready to shop till you drop!
Singapore City Map