General Information


The southeast Asian nation of Singapore is made up of a 30-mile-long island (known as Pulau Ujong, or mainland Singapore), encircled by 62 smaller islands. Indonesia to the south and Malaysia to the north are the nation's neighbours. More than half of Pulau Ujong is only 50 feet (15 meters) above sea level, while much of Singapore is flat. The highest natural peak in Singapore, Bukit Timah Hill, is located in the island's centre. It has a height of 545 feet (166 meters), or roughly the equivalent of 44 stories.

People and Culture

Singapore was a hub for trade during the 19th and 20th centuries, drawing visitors from China among other nations. Today, most people are Malay and Indian, making up the remaining 75% of the population. Buddhism is the most popular religion in Singapore, followed by Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism.

Singapore is one of the world's most populated islands, with a population that has more than doubled since 1980. But the nation consistently ranks highly for life satisfaction thanks to minimal crime, inexpensive public transit, and a technologically savvy capital city noted for towering buildings. The average lifespan of those who live there are 82 years.

The importance of food in Singaporean culture. Asking, "Have you eaten?" is a frequent greeting. Roti prata, a crispy flatbread with fish curry, and bak kut teh, pork ribs in a spicy broth, are two popular dishes.


Every day of the year, rain falls somewhere on a sweltering, tropical island. Ninety-five per cent of Singapore's once-vast rainforests have been cleared to make way for larger cities. Humans created the majority of Singapore's beaches; buildings covered the natural ones through a process known as land reclamation. Beaches on Sentosa Island, a well-liked vacation spot, are included.
Most of the wildlife on Singapore's mainland now resides in parks like the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Visitors can observe creatures, including reticulated pythons, emerald doves, and crab-eating macaques. The smaller islands are home to various marine species, including seahorses, huge clams, Caribbean reef octopuses, and black-tip reef sharks.


A parliamentary republic, Singapore is. The Parliament is the government's legislative body and is presided over by a president who, along with Parliament members, is chosen by the general people. The executive branch is led by a prime minister who the president chooses. The president primarily represents Singapore at events worldwide, and the prime minister controls the government. The nation chose its first female president in 2017.
One of Southeast Asia's most robust economies is Singapore. Top industries include finance, automotive and computer manufacturing, and manufacturing. The nation has one of the most significant percentages of millionaires and one of the lowest unemployment rates.


The Javense term tasek, which means "sea," was used as the island's original name, Tumasik (or Temasek). (The Indonesian island of Java is where Javanese is spoken.) Sailors passed through Tumasik on their way from India to China for ages. Fishermen and pirates were the main groups who inhabited the island.
Tumasik was given the new name "Singapura" (literally, "The Lion City") in the 14th century after a visiting prince imagined he saw an Asiatic lion on the island. (The animal previously roamed Asia but is now restricted to India.) In 1819, Singapore became a trading colony for the British, and in 1826, it came under total British control.

Singapore was seized by the Japanese during World War II in 1942, but after the Japanese were victorious, they returned control to the British. Singapore attained self-government in 1959, but British military dominance persisted. As the Republic of Singapore, the nation achieved complete independence in 1965.

Best Places

Make sure to align your schedule with ours to ensure you get all of Singapore's top tourist sites, which are always in style! Without further ado, let's begin with Singapore's Universal Studios, which has international acclaim.

1. Universal Pictures
Singapore's Universal Studios
Quench your hunger for adventure and enjoyment at this iconic location, which is a joy-filled treasure trove. Spend some time throughout your trip experiencing rides and areas at the studio with themes like Hollywood, a Sci-Fi City, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, and Lost World.

2. Chinatown in Singapore
If you love to shop, you can't miss it, and even if you don't, you can't help yourself—allure! That's Chinatown. Along with the best Chinese food, a wide variety of intriguing lanterns, and souvenirs, this bustling market centre also serves both. You can visit the well-known Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Shri Mariamman Hindu Temple in addition to dining and shopping.

3. Singapore Flyer
Be on the edge of your seat as you see the F1 track, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore River, Merlion Park, and more from this location. One of the most significant observation wheels in the world is the Singapore Flyer, from which you can get a birds-eye perspective of Singapore.

4. Gardens by the Bay
By the Bay Gardens
The new home of rainbows is gardens by the Bay, so stop looking for them there! You will be astounded by Garden by the Bay's incredible beauty, which is most apparent at night. Remember to take pictures of Cloud Forest Dome and Supertree Grove.

5. Sea Aquarium
Aquarium at SEA
The SEA Aquarium is one of the many well-known wonders of Sentosa Island. You can get close to animals in this area, including sharks, dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and coral reefs. The fact that the aquarium is home to more than 800 aquatic species, including the enormous Oceanic Manta Ray, is fascinating.

6. Sentosa Island
In Singapore, Sentosa is the place that people talk about the most. You can blast at Adventure Cove Waterpark, visit pristine beaches like Siloso and Tanjong, or visit the stunning Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom. Fort Siloso and Trick Eye Museum are two additional must-see locations on the island that you will never forget.

7. Botanic Garden
You can breathe clean air right here! A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the botanic Garden draws travellers and wildlife enthusiasts worldwide. Numerous exotic plant species bloom in the Garden's lush green complex near the picturesque lakes. It's the ideal location to appreciate nature and birds away from the congestion.

8. Orchard Road
If you think the sole therapeutic activity is travel, try shopping once! Visit Orchard Road, the centre of renowned fashion and lifestyle retailers like Gucci, Prada, LV, and Dior, and go binge shopping. Shop until you drop in 22 malls for the newest haute couture and six department stores on Orchard Road for daily necessities.

9. Changi Museum
A trip to the Changi Museum is a journey back to World War 2. Here are letters, images, and artwork that tell the stories of soldiers and citizens who endured the Japanese occupation or were detained at Changi jail. You will be taken to Singapore's old alleyways by the museum.

10. Clarke Quay
Visit Clarke Quay to take in Singapore's vibrant nightlife. Everything from restaurants, bars, and rooftop bars, to discos, may be found here. Come here for a fulfilling supper with your friends or a romantic date night in its gorgeous setting. Treat your taste buds and eyes together at Clarke Quay along the river, where the restaurants serve ethnic cuisine.

11. Singapore Night Safari
The Singapore Night Safari
The nocturnal animals emerge with sunset, and with them, the chance for a Night Safari in their mysterious world! The Thumbuakar show, safari excursions, dining, and going on a leopard hunt are among the activities you must do while you're here.

12. Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park occupies a 20-acre area home to more than 5000 birds. Numerous tourists and bird enthusiasts from around the world visit the park to see almost 400 different kinds of birds in their natural habitat. The largest walk-through aviary in the garden, called Waterfall aviary after the park's artificial Jurong waterfall, is another draw for tourists.

13. Marina Bay Sands
This renowned resort complex has the giant infinity pool in the world in addition to an opulent hotel, an observation deck, an art-science museum, and a mall through which a canal runs. At Marina Bay, indulge in absolute luxury and comfort.

14. Merlion Park
Singapore is depicted as a mythical creature with a lion's head and a fish's body underneath! The statue is located in the Merlion Park complex, with gift stores, cafes, and restaurants. The surrounding scenery is magnificent and sure to captivate you. Merlion Park is also where you need to take a photo for your Instagram account and memory wall!

15. Palau Ubin
This tiny island is home to breathtaking scenery and wild adventure. You could enjoy sports like mountain riding, cycling, kayaking, and hiking. The Chek Jawa wetland, which has a high biodiversity and is worth investigating, is another essential feature of the island.

Festivals and Customs

Top Celebrated Festivals in Singapore

1. Christmas

Plan your vacation to Singapore during November and December if you want to experience a fairyland atmosphere. Singapore's Christmas celebrations are unforgettable.

Glittering lights and bulbs are used to ornament the trees. The roadways are entirely festooned to seem like they are hosting a carnival. Singapore is the finest choice to conclude the year in style. In addition, be sure to see the street performance.

2. Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is a significant celebration in Singapore. This holiday is celebrated throughout Chinatown, especially during a fortnight in the middle of January. The occasion is also known as the Chinese New Year holiday. The locals clean and adorn their homes with elaborate furnishings.

Red and other striking decorations are used to beautify the malls and streets. From the night market to the ornate

3. Thaipusam

This festival's rites and procession are not intended for the benevolent individual, and it's because tongues, bodies, and cheeks are punctured with sharp skewers during this event. It is said to be a form of self-mortification.

Thaipusam also honours the Lord Murugan celebration in conjunction with it. After being offered to God, sweets are given during the procession's last phase.

4. Hari Raya

It might be considered a localized Eid form observed following Ramadan, and it falls within the umbrella of Singapore's traditional celebrations.

To honour Hari Ray, Muslims start their days by visiting the closest mosque while dressed in fresh clothing. They perform their prayers in the mosque and then spend the day visiting friends' and family's homes.

5. Singapore Food Festivals

Singapore Food Festival is one of the most incredible events, and the "Singapore Tourism Board" arranged it. This festival, held from June through July, is perfect for foodies everywhere.

You get the chance to sample a variety of delectable cuisines. People can take pleasure in the many cuisine festivals and not pass up the opportunity to sample authentic regional cuisine.

6. National Day

This nation commemorates its freedom on its national holidays on National Day, and it is a well-known celebration in Singapore as well. They publicly demonstrate their cultural variety, power, and defence at this event.

The National Day Rally and Parade is this festival's main draw. Don't miss the chance to view impressive fireworks in Marina Bay if you visit Singapore in August.

7. Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost Festival is another specific event held in Singapore. On this day, according to folklore, ancestors' ghosts emerge from the tomb. People visit their ancestors' graves on this day and leave food there for them.

They think that the ghost of their ancestor emerges from the dead to consume the meal. Is this festival not intriguing? The Yulan Festival or Zhongyuan Festival are other names for this celebration.

8. Deepavali

Being one of the most well-known Indian holidays, everyone is familiar with Deepavali. Like India, Singapore  also observes this occasion on the fifteenth day of the Kartik month, it is observed.

This event is celebrated by the Hindu community in Singapore, which also spreads happiness. This event is well-known and is observed with much fanfare and displays. Don't forget to sample the treats and the fireworks.

9. Singapore River Festival

The illusions created by the river water are the main focus of this event in Singapore. For the week, DJs and international musicians stay here to guarantee that everyone has a good time at the outdoor festivities.

Additionally, parades and performances give your celebration elegance. The folk performances are equally significant and worth seeing.

10. Singapore Night Festivals

The Singapore Night Festival combines both traditional and innovative acts. In August, it is organized in the Bras Basah Bugis. Each year, a large number of tourists come to this festival. The core of these festivals is their evening events or performances. The festival's intriguing lineup of artistic and cultural experiences is one of its main draws.

11. Singapore Film Festival

The Singapore film festival is a well-known occasion held in Singapore since 1987. You can see some famous worldwide movies. This festival serves as a significant international stage for Southeast Asian and Singaporean cinema. The mind-blowing Southeast Asian and Singaporean films at this festival stand out.

12. Dragon Boat Festival

Duanwu Festival, a well-known cultural event in Singapore, is the name of the boat festival. The Chinese event known as the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the many Chinese holidays that Singaporeans honour admirably.

On the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, it is observed. In Singapore, dragon boat races were held. Additionally, you may watch a race being held in Bedok Reservoir. Here, you may sample rice dumplings and wine.

In Conclusion

When visiting Singapore, you should take part in these notable events. You need to be aware of the distinctive processions that each holiday possesses. Along with it, one may learn about Singapore's brand-new culture. Attending Singaporean festivals is a fantastic chance to experience a different culture and traditions. Therefore, you can plan and go to festivals.

Do's and Dont's

Singapore Do's

  1. Make sure you stand and walk on the proper sides
  2. Join the queues
  3. Treat your elders respectfully and like family
  4. Have cash readily available
  5. Know the climate before you arrive
  6. Freely drink the tap water
  7. Experience some of the famous hawker centers
  8. Remember the cultural expectations of cleanliness
  9. Know how the locals commonly reserve their tables

Singapore Dont's

  1.  Tipping culture is not the norm

  2. Do not litter

  3. Do not chew gum

  4. Do not eat or drink while on public transportation

  5. Do not jaywalk

  6. Do not smoke unless you are in a specifically designated area

  7. Do not use drugs

  8. Do not forget about alcohol laws

  9.  Do not try to bring cigarettes into Singapore

Amazing Facts

  1.  It’s a city of not just one island, but 64
  2. It’s home to the world’s first night zoo
  3. It’s a city of (man-made) waterfalls
  4. The locals speak Singlish, not just English
  5. Singapore pioneered the first F1 night race
  6. It’s one of the world’s greenest cities
  7. It’s home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site––and some unique ‘VIPs’
  8. There are myriad neighbourhoods to explore off the beaten path
  9. There’s always something to celebrate in Singapore
  10.  The Lion City may actually have been inspired by a tiger
  11. Singapore’s national anthem is in micro-text on the back of their $1,000 note.
  12. Singapore is one of only three surviving city-states in the world. The other two are Monaco and the Vatican City.
  13. Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang, saw a creature he thought was a lion and named the island “Singapura” which means “Lion City” in Sanskrit. However, there have never been lions outside of captivity in Singapore.
  14. In addition to its main island, the nation of Singapore includes 63 additional islands, most of which are uninhabited.
  15. Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometers. The United States is about 15,000 times bigger.
  16. The red of Singapore’s flag represents universal brotherhood and equality of man while the white symbolizes purity and virtue. The crescent moon stands for a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
  17. Singapore’s Bukit Timah Nature Reserve holds more species of trees than the entire North American continent.
  18. Buildings in Singapore cannot be higher than 280 metres. Currently, there are three buildings of that height – OUB Centre, UOB Plaza and Republic Plaza.
  19. The Guinness book record for the longest human domino chain was set in Singapore on September 30, 2000. It was formed by 9,234 students and measured 4.2km. 27.
  20. Singapore has more than 3,000 kilometres of roads. Stretched out end to end, they would cover the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong..
  21. The national language of Singapore is Malay. The four official languages of the country are English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay.


  1. Hike above the city

  2. Explore Singapore’s natural heritage

  3. Be inspired by art

  4. Get in on the action

  5. Make new friends in the neighbourhood

  6. Ignite your taste buds at a hawker centre

  7. Sample world-class cocktails

  8. Seek thrills with the family

  9. Hunt for inspired curios

  10. Peruse world-class brands

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