The word Singapore is believed to have derived from Sanskrit meaning The Lion City. If there is any place with the best mix of various cultures from throughout the world it is Singapore. It is a perfect combination of the eastern culure with the western. The economic center of Asia, this tiny nation offers a lot to the visitors of all races, gender and age groups.  One of the best places for shopping, night life, cuisines and cultural blending, Singapore is a delight for very Traveler.

Singapore was established by the British regime in 1819 and became a world economic center after independence.  The strategic location of Singapore has resulted in it becoming the most busy port city/State in the world. Singapore is also a hi-tech nation with a fast moving economy and a prosperous population.

Singapore is made up of 63 islands, and is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Island by the Singapore Strait to the south. Eurasian, Chinese, Malay and Indians have inhabited this land with great harmony.

Some of the must visit place in Singapore include the Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India , Sentosa Island,  Marina Bay, Singapore Flyer, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and  other theme parks. This is a very convenient place to visit as there is a good network of City buses and Subways and trains moving from place to place.

Fast facts about Singapore

Area 710 Sq.KM
Capital city Singapore
Population 5399200
Official Languages Chinese and Tamil/English
Border with Malaysia
Altitude 0m-165m
Per-capita Income  USD 50323
Currency Singapore Dollar (1 USD  = 1.3 Sing Dollar)
Religion Buddhism, Christianity  and Hinduism
Time Zone +08.00

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