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Singapore Overview

Singapore is an urban melting pot where Asians of myriad ethnicities and religions converge to create an unmatched cultural experience. While Merlion may be the city-state's most identifiable landmark, Singapore spoils visitors with copious sightseeing options. Amazing coastal scenery, stunning beaches, verdant parks and nature trails, thriving wildlife, soaring skyscrapers, lavish hotels, exhilarating nightlife at its numerous bars and nightclubs, malls and colourful traditional markets - the list is simply endless. Eating out and shopping is allegedly the national past time here making it a veritable paradise for the gourmands and shoppers alike. There are numerous religious places in Singapore for the spiritual souls like Buddhist Temple at Balestier and the Masjid Sultan in Arab Street.

Top Destinations in Singapore

Many have pointed out that Singapore is in fact a small country on one of the most densely populated islands of the world, yet it is green with no less than four nature reserves. Among the top draws for a holiday at this urban centre, the Orchard Road is probably the most popular place for shopping activities, while Riverside is dominated by many popular restaurants and nightclubs. For culture vultures who want to take a closer look at unique customs, the Chinatown and Little India have no equal. Holidays to Singapore are incomplete without checking out Singapore Flyer, Jurong Park, Sentosa Island, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Universal Studios to name just a few others of its top lures.

Flight Tickets to Singapore

Singapore's Changi International Airport is well connected by major airlines to the rest of the world. Those seeking flight tickets to Singapore from the UK often prefer to book with the country's flag carrier Singapore Airlines for its award winning services as well as frequent flights departing from London Heathrow. British Airways remains another good choice for many. Other leading carriers from UK to Singapore include Asia's Malaysia Airlines, China Southern, Thai Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Jet Airways and Air France, Qatar Airways, Finn Air, Qantas Airways, Emirates and Swiss Airlines from around the world. These carriers offer great choices in terms of direct and connecting flights to Singapore with single of multiple stopovers en-route.

Singapore Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Singapore is located in South East Asia (Far East), with Malaysia and Indonesia as its immediate neighbours.

Capital: Singapore City

Key Holiday Destinations: Riverside, Chinatown, Little India, Marina Bay, Sentosa, Jurong, Orchard Road.

Popular Airports: Changi International Airport (IATA: SIN)

Popular Airlines: Singapore Airlines is the national airline with hub at Changi Airport.

Language: English is the official Language along with Mandarin. Malay and Tamil are also widely spoken and understood.

Time Zone: UTC +8

Popular Holidays: Beach, Sightseeing, Culture and History, Shopping, Sports holidays, Nature and Wildlife, Golfing, Gambling, F1 races.

British High commission British High Commission,
100, Tanglin Road,
Singapore. 247919.

Best Time to Visit Singapore

Singapore's weather is best described as hot and wet round the year with rainfall occurring in torrential downpours almost everyday of the year. That said, the comparatively drier period occurs during the months of May to July with tourist numbers reaching their peak during June and July. However, if one wants to beat the rush and book hotels and air tickets at prices that are comparatively cheap, the months of November and December are the best time. Because of the possibility of heavy rains followed by sunshine every day of the year, tourists are advised to carry umbrellas and sunglasses at all times.

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