Singapore – The Lion City

These Singapore City photos I have taken during my Singapore trip. This was one week trip to Singapore.

Singapore has been described as a thriving cosmopolitan city that’s brimming with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture. Just like other destinations, the city has her own unique set of offerings that sets her apart. “Uniquely Singapore” was designed to show the rest of the world what Singapore is really about – warm, enriching and unforgettable.

But we live in an ever-changing environment, an increasingly digitised one for that matter. For Singapore to continue to excite and appeal, she has to constantly evolve to present new and engaging travel experiences.

YourSingapore takes over from where “Uniquely Singapore” has left off. The focus is visitor-centricity, meaning the experiences are made wholesome and personal, drawing their allure from the breadth and richness of attractions many have grown to love here in Singapore.

Travellers will be enabled to design their own journeys – ones they can call their very own. Undoubtedly, each account will be different, but they will be personal and that is what will make them even more intriguing. A multitude of stories told through the eyes of travellers from all over the world, or sometimes even local residents. Some intimate, others adventurous. But each remains personal and truly unique. And that’s how we want it to be for everyone.

Take your time to explore and discover just what awaits you here. With a slew of new lifestyle picks, web tools, recommendations and even a holiday planner at your fingertips, you can decide how you want your Singapore holiday. It’s really easy and fun, simply because vacations are supposed to be.

Singapore derives its name from the Malay words singa (lion) and pura (city) which is why it is also known as the Lion City. Folklore has it that Malay a prince named Sang Nila Utama saw a lion as the first living creature on the island and decided to name it Singapura as a result.

The Lion City was originally a British trading colony in 1819 and joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963; however, Singapore separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world’s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world’s busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading Western European nations.

All who enter Singapore require a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond date of departure. Visa is not required if visitors plan to stay no more than 14 days; most tourists are given a 14-day Social Visit Pass on arrival at Changi International Airport.

Singapore’s climate is equatorial, warm and humid all year round with intermittent rains throughout the year.

Several languages are spoken in Singapore but majority speak Mandarin and English including Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Tamil and other Chinese dialects.

The currency unit is the Singapore dollar (S$). Approximately S$1.50 = US$1

Singapore’s Metro Rail Transit and the Light Rail Transit services serve domestics travel.
Air-conditioned taxis and buses regularly ply the city.

International Direct Dial Country Code = 65

Singapore – The Lion City

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