Learn About Singapore
Singapore is a sophisticated city, multicultural and cosmopolitan, where tradition and modernity, East and West coexist in perfect harmony. On the busy streets you can discover a multi-cultural sanctuary including Hindu culture and impressive mosques, which contrast strikingly with the shops full of fine silks and handmade jewelry.
Singapore - the "City of Lions" - is an island city, state and the smallest country in Southeast Asia. It maintains the ancient traditions of Chinese, Malay and Indian feng shui and ancestor worship. The main tourist attractions are located in the districts of Orchard Road, Chinatown and Little India.
Singapore has the characteristics of a tropical climate without delimited seasons, with constant temperatures throughout the year, high humidity and rainfall. The temperatures vary from 22 to 34 degrees Celsius. From October to January-February, the precipitations are higher than usual, since in the aria are the monsoons, so it is preferable to choose to visit Singapore starting from March.
Singaporean cuisine is an example of cultural diversity and is spread in Singapore with Chinese, Indian, Malay and Tamil influences. Singaporeans appreciate a wide variety of seafood including crabs, clams and oysters. One such dish is served on a banana leaf with sambal or chili. The restaurants have an extremely varied cuisine, with different specifics: European, Arabic or Chinese dishes. The prices are very low, and $5 being enough for a meal.
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Arab St. Muslim is the center of the city, where you will find traditional textiles, Indonesian scarves, silk, different species of roses and flower essences. Here is the Sultan Mosque, the largest mosque in Singapore and also the most visited. Try to look at Malab Muslim Jama-ath, which is smaller but extremely beautiful.
The colonial city hosts impressive tourist attractions such as the Empress Place Building, an impressive building built in Victorian style, now the seat of a museum, a gallery of antiques and a luxury restaurant. Here, you can see the imposing church St. Andrews Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Good Stephard, but also the building where is located Raffles Hotel – the oriental symbol of luxury. The 5-star luxury hotel Raffles is the most known and popular hotel, located in the heart of the city, being the undeniable symbol of Singapore. The name comes from the name of the Englishman Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of this modern city, an ambitious English nobleman who disembarked here more than 200 years ago and helped to transform this poor land into a modern and prosperous city, in its strategic location.
Orchard Road is the most modern and luxurious area of the city: world-class hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, bars and night clubs.
Little India is a modest aria but very charming and with many shops, the smells of spices and rare perfumes floating in the air. The most visited area of the city is Sentosa Island, because of the many parks, museums, beaches, aquariums, restaurants and sport and leisure facilities.
Night Safari is an amazing zoo, with an area of 40 hectares of jungle, where you can see over 1,000 nocturnal animal species, including 100 very rare ones. The Botanical Garden is one of the largest in the world, housing over 600,000 plant species.
Jurong is the industrial center of Singapore, but even here, tourists can find interesting places worth a visit, especially Haw Par Villa, a theme park that gives life to Chinese mythology.
Visit the Underwater World and try feeling you had over the most dangerous sharks or look at the fantastic show of musical fountains. The Musical Fountain is a true work of art - the 19 formations that can reach 20 meters high are a dance of light and color.
Fascinating and intriguing, a mix of cultures, frenzy, textures, colors and cultures ... that's Singapore.
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