Singapore

Country Facts

With meticulously planned architecture, a perfectly coordinated public transport system and litter free roads, Singapore, with not a hair out of place, is literally like a movie set. No fist-clenching traffic jams here, no beggars pulling at your sleeve for alms and certainly no fear of being mugged as you stroll alone well past midnight. With a unique medley of Muslim Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, there are enough antique shops, temples and ethnic eateries to choose from and a sub-culture that has a flavour of its own. To get under Singaporean skin, read 'Fistful of Colours' by Suchen Christine Lim, watch 'Mee Pok Man' by Eric Khoo and listen to Chinese Opera.

  • Capital: Singapore
  • Official Languages: Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar
  • Time Zone: 8:00 GMT (2½ hrs ahead of India)
  • Telephone Calling Code: 0065

When To Go

Best time to visit: February to October (dry season). The average temperature in Singapore is 27°C with the highest monthly average being 31°C from February through July and the lowest monthly average being 23°C in January, February, October, November and December.

What To Do

Singapore is one of the world's great eating capitals and Singaporeans are obsessed with food. Almost everyone eats out and hawker stalls are as good as the finest restaurants and the cuisine is heavily influenced by Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures.

What to eat and drink
  • Sambal stingray: Spicy grilled stingray in a banana leaf
  • Char kway teow: Stir-fried rice-cake strips
  • Oyster omelette
  • Chicken rice
  • Clay-pot seafood
  • Fish-head curry
  • Beef rendang: A spicy beef stew cooked in coconut milk
  • Singapore noodles: Stir fried thin noodles in a dry yellow curry

Shopping

Hello Kitty gear, designer clothes, computer and camera equipment, tea, crafts and souvenirs, silk, comics, chocolates, jewellery, furnishings, duty free goods, lingerie, lamps.

Packages

Escorted Tours

The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.

Unmatched selection, more included features, quality first class hotels, and vast experience make Globus the obvious choice for travelers who want more. The world leader in quality escorted travel, Globus delivers memorable vacation experiences with knowledgeable Tour Directors and local guides.

Attractions

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