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Singapore Travel Guide

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Singapore, country of the "Lion City", is located just off the Malay Peninsula. It is a country or city-state which consists of mainland Singapore and dozens of other adjacent isles, with a total area of about 640 square kilometers. While it is one of several of the smallest countries in the world it holds a tremendous attraction for people in of the world.

Singapore City is a famous garden city which has gathered both modern and traditional styles and characteristics as well as combining the cultural strengths of the East and the West. Here, you can experience pluralistic ethnic characteristics from the Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures. Different nations live closely together and develop a lot of national culture districts, from Kreta Ayer and Little India to Geylang Serai, all of which are famous sightseeing centers in Singapore. It’s very clean and tidy offering full of the appreciation of the city. Apart from Mandai Orchid Garden, there is a nature reserve with truly dense jungles and the world’s first night safari in the jungles within the city. Places, like Sentosa Island, have been developed recently with the aim of the offering resort facilities. Therefore, Singapore is attracting nearly 12,000 tourists daily from countries around the world to come for sightseeing and relaxation.

There are four official languages in Singapore: they are Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. During World War II, Singapore was invaded by Imperial Japanese Army, leaving many historical remains of World War II in the city with charming sights. These iconic monuments, along with lots of historic sites in Singapore, exemplify its somewhat chaotic but recent history.

  • Chinese Name: 新加坡
  • Chinese Pinyin: xīn jiā pō
  • English Name: Republic of Singapore
  • Capital: Singapore
  • Official Language: Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.
  • Area: 707sq. km.
  • Population: 4,987,600
  • Time Zone: (UTC+8)