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Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a gem with exciting and interesting attractions

Singapore consists of a total of 63 islands, of which the main island is generally recognized as Singapore Island, or Pulau Ujong. The country has a tropical rainforest type of climate with temperatures all year ranging from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius and 70 to 89 percent humidity.

 

Things to do in Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Shopping is excellent here, from local markets to the modern shopping malls on Orchard Road, you will find plenty of great finds. Look for trinkets and souvenirs in Chinatown, Little India, Holland Village, and Arab Street. Come mid-year, as that’s when they hold the Great Singapore Sale. Be sure to haggle, as you can save as must as 25 percent or more.

Singapore’s nightlife offers a chance to go pubbing, or head for one of the bars or nightclubs. Some of the famous ones include Harry’s Bar, Mohammed Sultan Road and the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel. It’s a great way to meet people and have fun.

 

When to go and What to do in Singapore 

Singapore is also a great place to get good food, especially if you come in July for the Annual Singapore Food Festival. If you love the outdoors, come to see the Botanical Gardens featuring its own tropical rain forest along with a garden full or beautiful orchids and a ginger garden.

Animal lovers shouldn’t miss the Singapore Night Safari where they can see more than 1,000 animals and dozens of special exhibits. It’s a national treasure!

Runners will enjoy the Singapore Marathon which runs the first Sunday in December. It’s hosted by the Singapore Sports Council and is considered a highlight of the local sporting events in the area.

 

 

Singapore Facts

Population5 312 400
LanguageEnglish, Malay, Chinese, Tamil
CurrencySingapore Dollar
Longitude103.833333
Latitude1.3

Singapore average temperatures

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OPERA

Singapore Opera House

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Designed by the architectural firm DP Architects, this modern opera house built in 2002 is the new cultural pride of Singapore. Sitting in the harbor of Singapore, the opera house consists of two circular shaped buildings, clad in glass and aluminium, the latter to protect the building from becoming a greenhouse in the warm climate of Singapore. Inside the performance arts complex you can visit several different auditoriums, including the Concert hall, the theater and the recital studio. For the opera enthusiast, the theater is formed like a traditional European opera house and here you will find first class opera performances. The building also features the first library in Singapore totally devoted to the performing arts. The Esplanade is one of the most active performance arts centers in the world so you can be pretty sure there will be something amazing in store for you when you get there.

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CAT-CAFE

Neko no Niwa - Cat cafe Singapore

There are various cat cafes in Singapore but one of the most populare once is the Neko no Niwa. At the Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa you are welcome to come and pet, play and help to take care of the cats at the café. However, good to know is that the café charges you a small fee per hour. This, of course is to help making the life better for the cats. So you get the love from the cats and at the same time, you help them by paying the small fee. It's a win win, purrrrfect don’t you think!

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MARATHON

Singapore Marathon

In December every year, people from all over the world travel to experience the beauty of the Singapore inner city. While some do it by strolling around, you can also do it by participating in this great marathon! You start of near the Mandarin Gallery in Somerset and run past the Hong Lim Park towards the Marina Bay, which most of the race is centered around. You will also see the lavish Marina Golf Course and the East Coast Park, which is a great place for spectators to gather. If a marathon is too much for you, there are several different distances you can run, including a half-marathon and a 10k run.

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