Singapore, Singapore

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Facts About Singapore, Singapore

Regional Population: 3,547,809

Elevation: 52 meters

Time Zone: Asia/Singapore

Local Currency: SGD

Latitude: 1.2930556

Longitude: 103.8558333

Nearby Airports: SIN

Singapore, often called the “Switzerland of Asia,” is an island-state in Southeast Asia. What was once a fishing village in the 1800s is now a popular business and tourist destination.

Strolling along the skyscrapers scattered throughout downtown, you get a sense of the modern architecture and mix of historical landmarks, such as the luxurious Fullerton Hotel in the former colonial post office, and old Chinese shophouses now converted into bustling boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Dining in Singapore is top notch and varied, with nearly every kind of ethnic cuisine represented, especially in the city’s many quality food courts, which are several steps above those found elsewhere around the world.

For an evening expedition through the city’s tropical habitats, you can admire animals from the Southeast Asian rainforest, African savanna or Burmese jungle on a tour through the popular Night Safari. To purchase some Singapore souvenirs, visit the multi-story shopping centers located in the Orchard Road district. Stop by one of the many ethnic neighborhoods in Singapore including Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street, for a look into Singapore’s diverse cultural history. You can plan a day trip to one of the city’s museums including the Changi Museum or a family picnic at one of the approximately 400 public parks that are in downtown Singapore and along the Singapore River. 

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Articles About Singapore, Singapore

East Meets West in the Lion City

Singapore is an ideal entry point to Asia, with its mix of cultures and cuisines, historic sites and modern attractions.

Singapore’s Arab Quarter Delights

Smell the sweet scent of hookah pipes as you peruse the busy shopping districts and Middle Eastern restaurants in Singapore’s Arab Quarter.

Savory Bites: Best Singapore Dining Experiences

Local expert picks for the best restaurants in Singapore, including top brunch, vegetarian and more.

Sentosa: Singapore’s Island Resort

To escape the city, locals and tourists alike head to this manmade resort area for beach fun, dining and Singapore family attractions.

Singular Singapore Stays

Where to rest your head when visiting the Lion City, from classic luxury properties to renovated shophouse boutique hotels and new luxe and value lodgings.

Singapore: Asian Shopping Mecca

Veteran shoppers will delight in the diverse and voluminous collection of Singapore’s malls, boutiques and bargain-hunting bazaars.

Top 5 International Aquariums

Let these spectacular aquariums around the globe serve as ambassadors to the underwater world on your next family vacation.

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