SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE
Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous, tax-friendly countries and boasts the world's busiest port.
Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay, Arab, and Indian influences along with a tropical climate, tasty food from hawker centres, copious shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.
As tiny as Singapore is, there are a ton of things to do and see. If you take care Singapore can still be an affordable destination. Getting around using public transport is convenient and cheap. Eating street food is also a delicious and affordable way to get to know the country. Changi was rated the World's Best Airport for 6 years in a row so that's almost enough reason to visit!
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SINGAPORE QUICK FACTS
- Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
- Area: 719.9 km²
- Population: 5,639 million (2018)
- Language: English (official), Mandarin Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official)
- Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz (UK plug)
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SINGAPORE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
- 1 May, Labour Day
- 9 August, National Day
Also, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr, Good Friday, and Vesak Day (Visakaha Day).
SINGAPORE WEATHER SYNOPSIS
Tropical; Hot, Humid, Rainy; Two Distinct Monsoon Seasons - Northeastern Monsoon (December To March) And Southwestern Monsoon (June To September); Inter-Monsoon - Frequent Afternoon And Early Evening Thunderstorms.
SPORT & ACTIVITIES
SNOW SPORT IN SINGAPORE
If you're desperate for some snow sports, you can visit the indoor Snow City in Singapore!
HIKING & CYCLING IN SINGAPORE
Singapore's climate is fairly consistent all year round - hot with a chance of rainfall. November to May sees the Northeast monsoon and from May to September it's the Southwest monsoon. December and January are the wettest months of the year. October and April, on the other hand, can be rather stifling due to the lack of winds!
BEACH OPTIONS IN SINGAPORE
Singapore's beaches can be described as the more popular beaches of Sentosa Island and more relaxed East coast beaches. October and April can be rather stifling due to the lack of winds! December and January are the wettest months of the year.
SURFING IN SINGAPORE
Singapore does not have suitable natural waves for surfing. You'll have to go to the Wave House at Sentosa to surf the artificial waves there!
HEALTH RISKS IN SINGAPORE
Be aware of possible health risks in
Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.