The island city-state of Singapore is situated in Southeast Asia on the southern
tip of Malay Peninsula. The capital city covers about a third of the area of
the main island.
The name Singapore comes from Malay Singapora, “Lion-city,” but
it is possible that one element of its name had a more distant original source.
Singapore has seen many rulers in its history. It has initially been an outpost
of the ancient Sumatran Srivijaya empire. In the 15th and 16th century it was
part of the Sultanate of Johore and in 1617 it was burned down by Portuguese
forces. In the beginning of the 19th century Singapore became a trade post and
settlement of the British East India Company and some years later a British
crown colony. Singapore joined the Federation of Malaysia when it was formed
in 1963, but separated to become an independent state on Aug. 9, 1965.
At present, Singapore is one the most densely populated independent country
in the world and is full with folkloric festivals, beautiful temples, domed
mosques and architectural churches. The majority of inhabitants are Chinese,
with a large number of Malays and Indians. Other ethnic groups constitute only
1% of Singapore’s population.
Chinatown is great but also Clarke Quay for restaurants with happy hours. Orchard is for quality upmarket shopping and eateries. Plenty to do in all areas. We go annually & stay at different locations to experience as much as we can. Amazing that a smallish place has something new and or different every visit. No touting aloud so one can walk around in peace. Tipping is not expected but Taxi drivers deserve a little extra for their friendly service, most appear to be locals and honorable.
Bring in lot of money/ visa /ATM/other. Come alone or in family, visit Resort world make make /loss money in casino. No chewing gum, no smoking, no eating or drinking in public transport. Be aware if you look suspicious, you may be reported by any person of the public, try to look handsome and smiley always. Do never split on the street, do not ask directions from locals they may not help you.
Singapore is a very nice country. People of Singapore also very gentle very helpful and very broadminded. Singapore is very neat & clean at every place. Sentosa ia very attractive place. M R T is nice for Singapore. Orchard road is very lovely place for visitors. Tekka market is famous for Indian ,also little India is lovely place for them. Seraggon plaza is famous for Bangladeshi community.
Well I like Singapore because there are nice people but some people are mean but they have very good education here and there are nice theme parks and everything and cause Singapore has nice houses pools and very nice animals to we have to kitty cats there so cute and adorable. Thanks Singapore :)
I LOVE SINGAPORE:) SINGAPORE IS AWESOME, so fun :D But things are a big expensive :( i would love it if there were more interesting place:) and more dustbin around in crowded places! There should be a corner where its only for dog poos and all! Over all its all okay:) Singapore is awesome!!^^
All Asian country want to think about freedom, trust and joyful life and Singapore is the best example for that kind of living style of transparent life. Amazing thing is that not only cleanness of city but it is in relationship also. After all I would say in short about Singapore. WOW...
My visit with family was enjoyable, we had great time there, visited all tourist spots & did lots of shopping we found people there very friendly, lately we started business dealings with Singapore by importing automobile service parts. We are planning to have a business trip very soon.
Generally clean public places and very good idea with no smoking in restaurants and places where members of public gather. Public transportation is very good and efficient. Food places are clean and hotel personnal are clean and polite. I like visiting S'pore for all those reason.
Shopping in Singapore is great, the things sale there is quiet variety, in big sale, we can get fantastic price and good quality. I really love shopping in Singapore. And just window shopping also quiet enjoyable. Most important is i can find what i looked for and have it.
Completely safe, clean, perfect public transportation, multicultural, very good education, very good health system, many beautiful places to visit, food for around the world, etc etc Singapore is like a Fantasy Island, everything is perfect! Not to be missed!