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    Information about Singapore



    About Singapore

    The Merlion was designed as an emblem for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964.The designer was MR Fraser Brumner, a member of the souvenir committee and a curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium. The Merlion has a lion head and a fish boat, resting on a crest of waves. The lion head symbolizes the legend of rediscovery of Singapore.
    It is a place that Cherishes its past as it looks to the future. The earliest known mention of Singapore was a 3rd century Chinese account which describes Singapore as "Pu-Luo-Chung"("island at the end of a peninsula"). Little is known about the island's history at this time but this matter-of-fact description. Unique is the world that best captures Singapore, a dynamic city rich in contrast and color where you will find a harmonious blend of culture.

    History of Singapore

    Singapore has a great past experience and history. It is captured by the Indian Rajendra Chola then it came under Dutch control. Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles signed treaty with Sultan Hussein on the behalf of the East India Company. It became the part of Straits settlements under the British India. One Navay Base was constructed after 1st World War.
    The first election in Singapore in 1955 held by David Marshall. In May 1959 elections, the People's Action won with a huge majority. Singapore got independence on 9th August 1965. ASEAN was founded in 1967, the Association of South East Asian Nations. Lee Kaun Yew became the first Prime Minister of Singapore. In 2011, the PAP has suffered the worst election result since independence.

    Geography of Singapore

    There are 63 islands in Singapore.The Main Island of this country is known as the Singapore Island. Bukhit Timah Hill is the highest natural point, whose height is 163.33m.
    Singapore's land area has increased from 582.5km2 to 718.3km2 due to land reclamation projects. And now presently they are planning to increase 100 km2 more. 10% of the total land area of Singapore has been kept aside for parks and natural vegetation. In 1963, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew started first tree planting campaign by planting a mempat first tree in Singapore. Its aim is to decrease the harshness of urbanization and to improve the quality of life of the people.

    Climate of Singapore

    There are no distinctive seasons in Singapore. There is only one climate called Tropical Rainforest climate. Temperature and pressure remain uniform and there is abundant rainfall. The range of temperature is between 22-35 °C. The hottest months are April to May and November to January is wetter monsoons. Singapore follows the GMTs time zone, not the (DST) Daylight Saving Time.

    Tourist Attraction in Singapore

    Singapore attracts visitor from different countries. The country provides a luxurious stay to the visitors. The islands, the zoo and temples attract many visitors. The important tourist places are:
    • Sentosa Island
    • Singapore Zoo
    • Universal studios Singapore
    • Night Safari, Singapore
    • Jurong Bird Park
    • Underwater World, Singapore
    • Tiger Sky Tower
    • Paramecium Museum
    • Telok Ayer Market
    • Sri Mariammn Temple

    Famous Hotels in Singapore

    • W. Singapore Sentosa Cove
    • Four Seasons Hotels
    • Singapore Marriots Hotels
    • The Singapore Resort
    • Capella Singapore
    • Pan Pasific Singapore
    • Fairmont Singapore

    Singapore Culture

    The culture of Singapore has evolved down the years since the island country itself represents a wonderful blend of cultures as diverse as Malay, Chinese, Indian and European. The most striking part of Singapore culture is its rich ethnic multiplicity.

    Singapore Cuisine

    Singapore food is known as one of the global food capitals. Singapore is legendary for the sheer diversity, richness and creativity of its culinary scene. One of the main drives behind the spurt in Singapore tourism is its popularity in terms of food. Some of the Singaporean dishes that have acquired a cult status are Bak Kut The, Nesi lemak, Satay, Hokkien mee and Rajak.

    International Airports in Singapore

    • Singapore Changi Airport
    • Seltor Airport
    • Pulau Sue Long Airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 31, 2015

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    Facts about Singapore

    CountrySingapore
    ContinentAsia
    CapitalSingapore
    GovernmentUnitary
    Independence DayAugust 9,1965
    ClimateTropical Monsoon
    Area710 sq km
    CurrencySingapore dollar (SGD)
    Dialling Code65
    NeighboursN/A