Singapore was founded in 1819 as one of the trading posts of the British East India Company. Singapore provides a platform for education, healthcare, finance, human capital, innovation, technology, tourism, trade, and a lot more. Singapore rose from scratch, and now it is known as one of the Asiatic giants
What attracts tourists to Singapore?
Singapore ranks in many international rankings which prove the significance of this city in the global scenario. It ranks ninth in the world by the Human Development Index. It is known as the most "technology-ready" nation, the top city with "best investment," the world's smartest city, world's safest country, second-most competitive state, one of the most expensive cities to live, third-largest foreign exchange market, and many more.
A significant chunk of Singapore residents is foreign-born with around 74.1% of Chinese descent, 13.4% of Malay descent, and 9.2% of Indian origin. The most widely practiced religion is Buddhism followed by Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism.
Languages Spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Best Time to Visit
Because of its location, Singapore remains hot and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit Singapore from July to September when the Great Singapore Sale and Singapore Food Festival takes place. Other than this, the months of February to April are quite pleasant. This is the time between the summer and winters and is ideal for plenty of outdoor activities.
The most effortless way to get around this city is through the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). It covers all the tourist destinations and is also accessible to wheelchair users, the visually impaired, and to families with strollers. The best option is to get yourself a "Singapore Tourist Pass" which is a special ez-link card offering unlimited travel on Singapore's bus services, MRT and LRT trains for particular durations. Besides this, taxis and buses are also available for the routes the rail system cannot cover.
What are the sightseeing options?
The life of Singapore caters to every individual's taste. Whether it be the explorers or action seekers, culture lover, socializers, Singapore has everything within your reach. Some of the options for sightseeing in Singapore are:
Gardens by the Bay: It is an integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision. This place spans in an area of around 101 hectares. It is famous for showcasing its horticulture and garden artistry which brings the world of plants to Singapore
Singapore Flyer: It is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering. At 165 meters tall, people will see not only the city of Singapore but also the surrounding islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia.
National Museum of Singapore: It is the oldest museum built in 1887. A landmark for Singapore this museum embraces a progressive mind by redefining history and culture. You will get to see some fantastic performances and film screenings or thought-provoking exhibitions
River Safari: Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park is in Singapore. You can witness some of the biggest and endangered animals from these rivers. If you are an adventure lover, then you will learn a lot from this place.
People of the River: This is one of the very photo beautiful places in Singapore which speaks its history. You can ramble around the site and discover what and who are the People of the River.
Other than these, there are countless options like the River Hongbao event, the Southern Ridges, a sunset sail, the Helix Bridge, etc which will visually treat your eyes.