Beauty, Culture and Cuisine
Singapore is located at the bottom of the Malaysian Penisular. It's a great place to visit to break your journey if you are travelling around the Far East or on to Austrailia.
Shopping is a major attraction and Orchard Road is a must shop area! There are lots of sightseeing opportunties too including Chinatown, Little India or visit the southern islands. For entertainment head to the riverside area where you will find a variety of restaurants, lively bars and music venues. The night Zoo is a real adventure.
Time Difference: GMT +8 hours
Currency: Singapore Dollars
Singapore has a tropical climate with warm temperatures and humid conditions throughout the year. Temperatures average about 31 degrees Celsius during daytime hours with the hottest months in April and May. Rainfall can be high with an annual figure in the region of 2.3m. with the highest levels expected to be from November to January.
Opened in 2008, the Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel offering stunning panoramic views over the island city. When it was first constructed it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world with a height of 165m.
Originally set up by the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles in 1859, the Botanic gardens are an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The garden has a complete array of horticultural and botanical attractions, plus educational experiences for you to enjoy. In July 2015 the gardens were recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they are one of the most visited botanical gardens in the world.
Singapore Zoo is one of the most beautiful wild life parks in the world. The park is spread over 26 hectares and is situated in the lush Mandai rainforest. Over 2,800 animals are featured covering more than 300 reptiles, birds and mammals. You can experience a jungle breakfast in the presence of wildlife including orang utans, and for the children there’s the wild animal carousel ride and the wet play area.
Fabulous cities in the Far East
by Karen Pocock