Welcome to
Singapore

The name Singapore came from the Sanskit words singa and pura - singa meaning lion and pura meaning city.  Formerly known as Temasek, legend has it that during the 14th century a Sri Vijayan prince encountered a lion upon setting foot in the island, believing the sighting to be an auspicious omen, the elated prince immediately gave the island its new name.

ChinatownSingapore is now a vibrant destination where you can experience the modern and multicultural face of Asia.  A melting pot of cultures, religions, dress and cuisine all combine to form the Singapore way of life.  Food can be inexpensive from an out door eating stall or international cuisine in one of the fine dining restaurants.  Taste the uniqueness of Singapore and try their famous Black Pepper or Chilli Crabs or Laksa, the national dish, which consists of rice noodles, shrimps, cockles, fish cake and chili paste in a thick coconut-based broth.  Or step back in time and take breakfast or just tea at Chin Mee Chin's confectionary, full of nostalgia, olde-worlde charm, mouth-watering pastries and aroma's reminisant of a bygone age.

SingaporeShopping varies from market stalls to designer shops and entertainment has something for everyone, from Indian movies to lively discotheques and heritage museums to hi-tech theme parks.  Singapore may be small but it is full of interesting places to see and things to do.  You can explore the busy streets of Chinatown, see the old Muslim district or stroll through little India.  Or visit the Science Centre; Jurong Bird Park; Sentosa Island with Underwater World; Volcano Land; Snow City and Escape Theme Park.  For something completely different try 'Ghostbusting' with the Singapore Paranormal Investigators.  Their tours include 3 of Singapore's creepiest sites and are sure to give you a spine-chilling thrill!

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When to go

The temperature in Singapore does not vary much over the year with average highs around 31°C and lows from 23°C. It can rain at any time of year however the highest rainfall is expected between October and January peaking in December.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC + 8 Singapore Dollar Mandarin / Chinese / English 8 hours 40 mins