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10 Reasons to Visit Singapore
Main Information about Singapore
Area: 647,5 km 2
Population (number): 4.2 million
Official language: Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English
Religion: Buddhists, Hindus and Daoists (53%), Muslim (17%), Catholics (8%)
Official Holiday: August 9
Currency: Singapore dollar
Administrative division: not divided into administrative units.
Singapore is a republic in the composition of the Community. Head of state - a president who is elected by direct and secret ballot for a term of 6 years legislative bodies - one-chamber parliament. Executive - Government.
Located on the island of Singapore and a few small islands in the Singapore Strait. Singapore Island is a flat terrain, height to 176 m. Monsoon climate is equatorial with average annual temperature 26-28oC, 2400 mm rainfall annually. Remnants of tropical forests, Mangrove vegetation along the coast.
1.Singapore flyer - Highest place in the world where you can watch the world form upon
At 165 meters (the height of a 42-story building and some 30 meters taller than the London Eye), the Singapore Flyer is the biggest observation wheel in the world. It's worth the half-hour ride for its 360-degree view of Singapore, from the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang.
Singapore flyer "worth 240 million Singapore dollars, has 28 cabins, each accommodates up to 28 people. The price of a ticket is 30 SD, and rotation takes 30 minutes.There you can order dinner, one cabin served for 10 people costs 1,200 Singapore dollars per hour.
In Singapore arithmetic is easy - one of their dollar = one of our dollar.
The view from most - the highest point of the wheel is amazing. They told us that very often there are weddings ceremonies. And because of its huge size, rotation hardly feel - you know it only by changing panorama of sight.
2.Singapore - Food capital of the world
Singapore equals Food. Singapore is well loved for its range of ethnic food available. You can read all over the net or in the magazines that singapore is the place where you can indulge the pleasure to have a great meat and to feel the real teast of fresh made food .It varies from fancy authentic Egyptian Baba Ghanoush, Arab to Nigerian. It may be a small country but the choices of food available is always an eye opener for first timers to Singapore. FIf you truly want to sample Singapore's food culture, head to any of the hawker centers in the heartlands -- there's a huge variety of stalls there at dirt-cheap prices.
3.Singapore Grand Prix-Night Race is the new mania in Singapore
Singapore is a host to he FIA Formula One World Championship named Grand Prix . It comes out 2008 .It has the bad name `CRASHGATE` cause of the scandal where Team Renault boss Flavio Briatore ordered Nelson Piquet to crash, giving teammate Fernando Alonso the win.
1 Race, Singapore Grand Prix 2010, Concert
Singapore Grand Prix 2011 will be on 24, 25 and 26 September. This is the 4rd year of this F1 Night Race in Singapore. If you travel the Singapore's Downtown, you will see structures being erected for the lighting for this night race. The hotel rooms are being taken up very quickly, mainly those with good views of the Formula 1 race from the comfort of their hotel rooms.the tickets are between 200 and 400$ so if you have some extra money enjoy the lux to visit it !
Esplanade – this is a building of a theater six hectares of waterfront land it is on Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore river.It is built to be the centre for performing arts for the island nation of Singapore.It contains a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts.Taking its name from the nearby Esplanade,
There is a library located on the third floor of the building. Also it contains outdoor performing centres, and retail and food space at the Esplanade Mall. The highst point of the building is the 4th floor which is outdor space used for performing hall
5. RaFFLes Hotel
Raffles Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world and still plays rele of pre-Independence Singapore. It is opens doors 1899 .It's also home of the original Singapore Sling and one of the best places to have an old-fashioned English tea. The hotel houses a tropical garden courtyard, museum and Victorian style theatre.
The hotel gives you choice of 14 dining options and a shopping arcade.it is a 5-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Centre, Raffles is a 10-minute train ride from the shopping belt of Orchard Road. Singapore Flyer is a 7-minute drive away.
6.Almost No Natural Desasters !
Acording to the place where Singapore is situated and all the desisters happening in the surrounding places Singapore is one of the safties places arround.
Anyway everytime something like earthquike or other desister happens all the people there are feeling in lightly.
Ath the same time this is one of the cleaniest places in the world comparing the nature and the modern buildings.
7.Swissotel the Stamford
Singapore's "highest" culinary landmark with world-class cuisine and spectacular views of Singapore, the award-winning Equinox Restaurant enchants with the most exquisite Asian-influenced European cuisine. Iti s 226 meters and it consist 72 floors.On the top you have 360 degree view of Singapores` lights.
Seated in the elegant amphitheatre-style restaurant, be awed by three-storey high teak and rice paper lanterns, Ming-inspired wooden trellises and a luminous wall of mother of pearl.
8.Singapore is One of the Safiest Places
You can walk without any thought in your head that you can get mugged or kidnaped or knifed, because this is one of the most safety places in the world! there are many people traveling and getting more and more amazed of this clean , ordered and well organized city where the criminality is so low. So enjoy your night time walk without any bad thoughts in your head !
9.Singapore the city - called in hundred different ways
The 'Fine' City is the first nickname coming into my head hearing singapore. But this is not the only one just check afterwards : The Lion City. The Garden City. The Asian Tiger. So many different names my favorite one- the Little Red Dot. . There are so many accolades such as the 'easiest place for business,' the 'most livable city in Asia' and the 'best city in the world to live in for Asia expatriates.'
This should have some explanation, don`t you think?
10.Khoo Swee Chiow
Khoo Swee Chiow, the first Singaporean to climb Mount Everest (and once more without oxygen aid),This is the record holder for the world's longest journey on skates (6088km in 94 days),
The man who broke the world record for the longest controlled scuba dive and the cyclist who rode from Singapore to Beijing in 73 days (8066km)
Every Extreem sports and activities lover should visit the place where this Great man was born!
When To Go and Weather in Singapore
As most destinations on the equator, the weather is suitable for tourism all year round. It is always warm as the temperatures never go bellow 20 degrees Celsius. The humidity level is pretty high with the most rainy months between October and January. But you are sure to see rain quite often no matter at what time of the year you happen to be in Singapore. During May and until end of July thermometers show a few degrees more and it should be a little bit dryer. At least that's what the statistics say. In practice no one can distinguish clearly any seasons whatsoever.
In terms of things to, sight seeings etc. it still doesn't matter when you would be there. There are a few international festivals trough the year. If you are into movies, fashion or food, make sure to check them out. Festivals in Asia are quite spectacular, as you may have heard.