Introduction

The city of Singapore is at the same time a country and a city close to the equator, providing pleasant temperatures all year round. The location off the southern tip of the Malacca Peninsula is strategically good, and visitors can easily see all trade, shipping and activity that is here.

As a city, Singapore is an exciting metropolis with architectural gems from the British colonial era. At the same time, modern architecture stands with iconic buildings around Marina Bay. Here you find infinity pools at rooftops, colossal sculpture trees and much more.

Singapore's modest land area is extremely varied. In the middle of the island you can get right into the nature, and you can enjoy nice plants like a wealth of orchids in, for example, the city's botanical gardens. A walk on the beach is also quite easy to make if you bring your swimwear to the entertainment island Sentosa Island.

Singapore is quite close to both Malaysia and Indonesia. It is easy to get to both neighboring countries that allow you to get acquainted to the cultures and cuisines of these countries. You can walk or drive to the large city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia and sail to islands like Batam in Indonesia.

Biggest cities
  • Singapore: 5,638,700
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • Date varies: Lunar New Year (2 days), Buddhists
  • Date varies: Good Friday, Christians
  • May 1: Labor Day
  • Date varies: Vesak Day, Hindus and Buddhists
  • August 9: National Day
  • Date varies: Deepavali, Hindus
  • December 25: Christmas Day, Christians
  • Date varies: Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims
  • Date varies: Hari Raya Aidiladha, Muslims
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Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

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Practical info
  • Official name: Republic of Singapore
  • Capital: Singapore
  • National anthem : Majulah Singapura
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil
  • Population: 5,638,700 (2018)
  • Primary religion: Buddhism, Christianity
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • Drives in: Left side
  • Domain: .sg
  • Phone code: +65
  • Time Zone: SST (UTC + 8)
  • Power and plugs: 230 V / 50 Hz, plug type C, G, M
Geography
  • Area: 722 km² / 279 sq mi
  • Highest point: Bukit Timah Hill, 163 m / 535 feet
  • Longest river: Kallang River, 10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Largest lake: Kranji Reservoir, 4.5 km² / 1.3 sq mi
  • Largest lake: Singapore Island, 710 km² / 274 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Johore Strait. South: Singapore Strait. East: Johore Strait. West: Johore Strait.
Celebrities
  • Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister, 1923-2015
  • Goh Chok Tong: Prime Minister, 1941-
  • Sim Wong Hoo: Engineer, 1955-
  • Fandi Ahmad: Football Player, 1962-
  • Stephanie Sun: Singer, 1978-