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Travel Guide Singapore, practical information and things to know to organize trips and holidays, what to see in the city state in South Asia.

Singapore in brief

  • Capital: Singapore
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 699.4
  • Population: 3,608,595
  • Religion: Majority Buddhists, the remainder is made up of Muslims, Christians, Taoists, Hindus and others.

Where is Singapore

The Republic of Singapore is a city state in South Asia, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, including the island of the same name and 59 islets, of which the main ones are Jurong, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa. Singapore is connected to the north to the State of Johor Malay, from Johor-Singapore Causeway bridge and the bridge Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, while to the south is the island of Riau, which belongs to Indonesia. Near the center of the main island is Bukit Timah, a hill that is the maximum height, ca. 163 meters above sea level, in Singapore. In this area has remained a part of the tropical forest typical of these places, a nature reserve preserves the various plant species.

Flag

The flag consists of two horizontal bands of red and white symbolizing respectively universal brotherhood, understood as equality among men, and purity as a virtue.

History

A Malaysian legend attributes the foundation of this city to a Sumatran prince who considered auspicious encounter with a lion at Temasek. Various archaeological finds show the existence of a settlement with origins in the fourteenth century, with walls and a moat.

Hydrography

The rivers in Singapore have a length insignificant, the longer the Kallang and is 10 km long. The Singapore River, the most famous, runs through the central area. The territory has a network of natural drainage, necessary for the heavy rainfall typical of the tropical climate.

Climate

The climate of Singapore is equatorial, hot and humid throughout the year, with temperatures ranging between 24 ° C and 32 ° C. The rainy period is from November to January, the less rainy from May to July, although the difference is minimal. The temperatures vary little, both between one season and another, or between day and night.

Population

The population consists mostly of Chinese, and the remainder Malays, Indians and others.

Time zone

UTC/GMT +8 hours

Language

Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil are the official languages ​​in Singapore.

Economy

The strategic location of Singapore, its efficient port promote the country’s economy, closely linked to international trade, including the re-export from Singapore. The predominant sector is industry, dominated by foreign multinationals and some big national company. Excels throughout the electronics industry, followed by wholesale trade and financial services, and is becoming the pharmaceutical sector. The chemical and refining industries have an important role in the economy of Singapore. Agriculture because of the shortage of agricultural land is not an area of ​​emphasis.

When you go to Singapore

The best months for visit Singapore are from May to September.

Travel Documents

Is required a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
To certain nationalities Visas are required.

Phone

Calling Code: 0065

Electricity

Supply electricity is 220V-50Hz.

Currency

The Singapore dollar (SGD) is the official currency of Singapore.

What to see in Singapore

Among the main attractions of Singapore undoubtedly fall botanical gardens that extend over an area of over 52 hectares, also include the National Orchid Garden, which contains a collection formed by three thousand kinds of orchids. A typical fruit of Singapore is the durian. Fruit typical of Singapore is the durian, a fruit of the Durian which is a tree belonging to the family Malvaceae. Singapore is also famous for being the birthplace of the singer Masia One, for being the scene of the film Pirates of the Caribbean and for the Grand Prix of Formula 1 that is played at night in a very picturesque setting consisting of the night view of the city.

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