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General Information

Some refer to her as the “little red dot”, but Singapore’s presence in the world today is larger than that moniker. In fact, Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with her landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. One interesting facet you’ll discover about Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist. Besides a vibrant multicultural experience, there’s more you can discover about Singapore.


For more information please click to visit “Your Singapore” — Singapore Tourism Board’s official tourism website

Key Information at a Glance

Climate

Tropical climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 24°C to a high of around 31°C. Rainfall usually takes the form of sudden showers and storms. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit.

People

The population is just over 4 million, and around 77.2%are Chinese, 14.1%Malay and 7.4%Indian. The remaining 1.3% comprises of people from all over the world who have chosen to make Singapore their home.

Language

English is the main working language in Singapore. Other official languages used are Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Transportation

Getting around Singapore is convenient — there are taxis, MRT/LRT and buses.

Currency

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Visa

A tourist to Singapore requires a passport with at least 6 months validity period. For more information on entry and visa requirements, please check the website of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Electricity

Singapore uses the "Type G" (British 3-pin rectangular blade) electrical plug. Voltage is 230V, 50Hz.

Cuisine

Singapore is consequently a cosmopolitan place where people from all over the world sit down to enjoy each other’s cooking. Each culture has brought with it unique cooking styles including Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Peranakan, Indian, Thai, Japanese and Korean. There is a vast array of hawker stalls and restaurants, ranging from global franchises to gourmet delis to fancy six-star settings.

Shopping

Orchard Road would be the most popular and most commonly heard names if anyone should mention about shopping. This place is the central hub, also known as the "city" of Singapore, and it is well known among tourists. Orchard Road offers major departmental stores, supermarkets, movie theatres, restaurants, famous hotels and other entertainment outlets.



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