About Singapore

Facts about Singapore

Singapore is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 km north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is highly urbanised but almost half of the country is covered by greenery.

Some 5 million people live in Singapore, of whom 2.9 million were born locally. Most are of Chinese, Malay or Indian descent. There are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

Tourism in Singapore

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.

Whether you are after Nature & Wildlife, Sports, Family Fun, Nightlife, Culture & Heritage, Arts & Entertainment, there is something for you in Singapore! Enjoy your stay. Check out the online traveler’s guide for more information www.yoursingapore.com/content/traveller/en/browse.html

Special events in Singapore September 2013:

20-22nd September: Singapore F1 Grand Prix. The 15th race of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship is taking place on one of the world’s premier motorsport facilities. Check out their website for more information www.singapore-f1-grand-prix.com

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