The name Singapore came from the Sanskrit 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 on the island, believing the sighting to be an auspicious omen, the elated prince immediately gave the island its new name.  Singapore 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 combines to form the Singapore way of life.  Food can be inexpensive, from an outdoor eating stall or international cuisine in one of the fine dining restaurants.  Shopping 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.  Places of interest include the Science Centre, Jurong Bird Park, Sentosa Island, Underwater World, Volcano Land, Snow City and Chinatown.

Hotels in Singapore

Hotel Marriott
MarriottConveniently located in the heart of Singapore's business, entertainment and shopping district and the rapid transport system links the hotel to all other parts of the island.  Features include deluxe accommodation, fitness centre, outdoor rooftop swimming pool and a variety of food and beverage outlets.
Hotel Orchid
OrchardTwin towered, high rise hotel amidst shops and restaurants on Orchard Road, close to the Botanic Gardens, Chinatown and Little India.  Built around an elegant lobby and clock tower with contemporary guest rooms, the hotel has a selection of restaurants and bars, swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre.
Hotel Carlton
CarltonA superior, modern hotel tastefully decorated with attractive outdoor features and within walking distance of some of Singapore's most popular tourist attractions.  Facilities include restaurants, lobby lounge, swimming pool and fitness centre.
Hotel Albert Court
Albert CourtA small and intimate semi-colonial style hotel, Albert Court is also listed as a heritage building.  Full of old world charm, this boutique hotel is close to pubic transport and minutes from Little India and Bugis Village. The 36 rooms are comfortable and have a hint of Malay and Chinese influence, they are all equipped with a/c, wooden ceiling fans, IDD telephone , cable TV with in house movies, hairdryer and complimentary coffee / tea making facilities.
Hotel New Park
New ParkLocated in a quiet historical district of Singapore, the hotel is within walking distance of Little India and Arab Street and some of Singapore's most beautiful mosques, temples and ethnic shops.  The hotel has restaurants, bar, lounge, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and baby sitting service.

Please note, while every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, all tours and hotel descriptions and amenities mentioned are subject to change.