About Singapore

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Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and colour. In fact, you can even say that Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West.

Though physically small, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. It is an economic giant and has been Southeast Asia's most modern city for over a century. The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities from which to choose.

Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometres, making her one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region. Her strategic location has enabled her to become a central sea port along major shipping routes. The country includes the island of Singapore and 58 or so smaller islands. The capital, also called Singapore, covers about a third of the area of the main island.

Singapore, also called The Lion City, is compact and easy to navigate either on the clean and efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system or the reasonably priced taxis.

Singapore's tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travellers year-round. The excellent infrastructure enables visitors to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean and green environment. The proliferation of luscious greenery makes for a good-looking city too and there are plenty of verdant, open spaces to enjoy, from the longstanding Botanical Gardens to the impressive Gardens by the Bay. When the heat or rain gets too much, you can take respite in the city’s many shopping malls with their copious shops and restaurants.

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