Singapore

Singapore

Things to do - general

Tourism forms a large part of the economy, with over 15 million tourists visiting the city-state in 2014.To expand the sector, casinos were legalised in 2005, but only two licenses for “Integrated Resorts” were issued, to control money laundering and addiction.Singapore also promotes itself as a medical tourism hub: about 200,000 foreigners seek medical care there each year. Singapore medical services aim to serve at least one million foreign patients annually and generate USD 3 billion in revenue.In 2015, Lonely Planet and The New York Times listed Singapore as their top and 6th best world destination to visit respectively.

Singapore is an education hub, with more than 80,000 international students in 2006.5,000 Malaysian students cross the Johor–Singapore Causeway daily to attend schools in Singapore.[191] In 2009, 20% of all students in Singaporean universities were international students, a majority from ASIAN, China and India.

Country Singapore
Visa requirements

Singapore Online Visa Requirements:

  • First page of Passport (scan copy)
  • ID card (scan copy)
  • Passport size Picture (scan copy)
  • Visa Validity: 4 to 6 week
  • Duration of Stay: 1 Month
  • Processing Time: 15 Working Days
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedSingapore Dollar (SGD)
Area (km2)224.5 sq mi

Sports & nature

Singapore's urbanisation means that it has lost 95% of its historical forests,and now over half of the naturally occurring fauna and flora in Singapore is present in nature reserves, such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, which comprise only 0.25% of Singapore's land area.To combat this decline, in 1967 the government introduced the vision of making Singapore a "garden city"aiming to soften the harshness of urbanisation and improve the quality of life.Since then, nearly 10% of Singapore's land has been set aside for parks and nature reserves.The government also has plans to preserve the remaining wildlife.Singapore was ranked fourth in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index, which measures the effectiveness of state policies for environmental sustainability.

Nightlife info

When it comes to nightlife in Singapore, the city-state practically transforms itself from an ever-so-efficient business hub to a buzzing network of bars and nightclubs as soon as the sun goes down. Busy executives loosen their ties and kick up their heels in one of the many rocking bars around Clarke Quay, earnest students-by-day let down their hair for some laid-back bar-hopping around Orchard Road, whilst many visitors with only a few days to spare take full advantage of the thriving rooftop bar scene - lapping up the incredible views over the iconic skyline whilst sipping a sumptuous cocktail.

Pubbing and clubbing here is a must if you want to feel the true night-pulse of the Lion City; experience the country only by day and you get just half of the picture. Discover all the best nightlife in Singapore, area-by-area, all in our Singapore Guide!

Culture and history info

When Singapore became independent from the United Kingdom in 1963, most Singaporean citizens were uneducated labourers from Malaysia, China and India.[citation needed] Many were transient labourers, seeking to make some money in Singapore, with no intention of staying permanently.[citation needed] There was also a sizeable minority of middle-class, locally-born people—known as Peranakans or Baba-Nyonya[citation needed]—descendants of 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants.[citation needed] With the exception of the Peranakans who pledged their loyalties to Singapore, most[citation needed] of the labourers' loyalties lay with their respective homelands of Malaysia, China and India. After independence, the government began a deliberate process of crafting a Singaporean identity and culture

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Cable Car Sky Network Singapore

Cable Car Sky Network Singapore

Singapore
2 way Cable Car Sky Network Admission E-Ticket Experience Faber Peak Singapore and Sentosa on the ne More info
City Tour  + River Cruise

City Tour + River Cruise

Singapore
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Singapore city tour would take you to all the important and interesting parts of this beautiful city More info
Combo Zoo & Night Safari Singapore Tour

Combo Zoo & Night Safari Singapore Tour

Singapore9 / 10
Afternoon 2-IN-1 Zoo & Night Safari Tour + Transfers Singapore Zoo One of the most beautiful ope More info
Ducktour Ride Singapore

Ducktour Ride Singapore

Singapore
Price per person from 74 US$
Original Ducktours Ride Admission E-ticket Ride the Wacky DUCK and have a splashing fun time! There More info
Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore9 / 10
Gardens by the Bay (2 Way Transfer SIC) Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome now holds the Guinness Worl More info
iFly Singapore

iFly Singapore

Singapore
iFly Singapore The Challenge (2 Skydives) Admission E-Ticket Live your dreams with one of the world’ More info
KidZania Singapore

KidZania Singapore

Singapore
KidZania Singapore Admission E-Ticket KidZania is an indoor kid-sized city where kids can feel and w More info
Madame Tussauds & Images of Live

Madame Tussauds & Images of Live

Singapore
Madame Tussauds Singapore & Images of Singapore Live Combo Admission E-Ticket   MADAME TUSS More info
Night Safari & Tram

Night Safari & Tram

Singapore9 / 10
Price per person from 60 US$
Night Safari Admission & Tram Admission 2 Way Transfer Service (SIC) Opened in 1994, Night Safar More info
Rws - Universal Studio  + Largest Sea Aquarium

Rws - Universal Studio + Largest Sea Aquarium

Singapore
Price per person from 124 US$
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Expl More info
Rws - Universal Studio + Sea Aquarium + Wot

Rws - Universal Studio + Sea Aquarium + Wot

Singapore
Price per person from 134 US$
Discover why more than 20 million people visit Sentosa Island every year on a private sightseeing to More info
Sentosa - Rt Cable Car  / Mdm Tussad Combo / Wot

Sentosa - Rt Cable Car / Mdm Tussad Combo / Wot

Singapore
Price per person from 71 US$
This tour allows you to experience all the highlights of Sentosa Island during a single half-day exc More info
Sentosa - Rt Cable Car  / Sea Aquarium /  Wot

Sentosa - Rt Cable Car / Sea Aquarium / Wot

Singapore
Price per person from 67 US$
This tour allows you to experience all the highlights of Sentosa Island during a single half-day exc More info
Sentosa - Rt Cable Car / Luge & Sky Ride / Wot

Sentosa - Rt Cable Car / Luge & Sky Ride / Wot

Singapore
Price per person from 66 US$
Half-day comprehensive tour of Sentosa Island Ride the Singapore Cable Car from Mt. Faber Take the T More info
Sentosa - Rt Cc / Sea Aquarium  / Luge & Sky Ride  / Wot

Sentosa - Rt Cc / Sea Aquarium / Luge & Sky Ride / Wot

Singapore
Price per person from 83 US$
This tour allows you to experience all the highlights of Sentosa Island during a single half-day exc More info
Sentosa Day Fun Pass

Sentosa Day Fun Pass

Singapore
Sentosa Day Fun Pass (PLAY 5) Sentosa Fun Pass – your ticket to The State of Fun! Be spoilt for choi More info
Sentosa Sunset Tour

Sentosa Sunset Tour

Singapore
Sentosa Sunset Tour with  Transfers (SIC) Tour Highlights:  Singapore Cable Car Sentosa Merlion S More info
Singapore Adventure Cove Tour

Singapore Adventure Cove Tour

Singapore
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Thrilling slides and encounters with marine life – all in one place. At Adventure Cove Waterpa More info
Singapore City Tour

Singapore City Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 27 US$
Singapore city tour would take you to all the important and interesting parts of this beautiful city More info
Singapore City tour With Flyer

Singapore City tour With Flyer

Singapore
Price per person from 57 US$
Singapore city tour would take you to all the important and interesting parts of this beautiful city More info
Singapore Jurong Bird Park Tour

Singapore Jurong Bird Park Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 43 US$
At Asia’s largest bird park, home to more than 5,000 birds across 400 species, experience inte More info
Singapore Laser Show

Singapore Laser Show

Singapore
Price per person from 42 US$
Discover the magic of Spectra – A Light & Water Show, a free nightly outdoor extravaganza displa More info
singapore MBS Skydeck Tour

singapore MBS Skydeck Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 71 US$
See Singapore from a new perspective, then explore the city on your own with this package tour. Head More info
Singapore River Safari Tour

Singapore River Safari Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 46 US$
Visit River Safari in Singapore for a wildlife experience themed around the world’s freshwater river More info
Singapore Tour

Singapore Tour

Singapore
Day 01: Report at International Airport in the Evening Day 02: Meat and great at Singapore Air More info
Singapore Universal Studio + Wot Tour

Singapore Universal Studio + Wot Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 105 US$
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Expl More info
Singapore Universal Studio Tour

Singapore Universal Studio Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 95 US$
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island. Expl More info
Singapore Zoo Tour

Singapore Zoo Tour

Singapore
Price per person from 53 US$
Encounter over 2,500 animals in their natural rainforest habitats at the Singapore Zoo. Stroll along More info
Tiger Sky Tower Singapore

Tiger Sky Tower Singapore

Singapore
Tiger Sky Tower Admission E-Ticket Gently rising 131 metres above sea level, relax inside the air-c More info