Singapore is a city with many different faces.
Since the end of the last century, Singapore has developed dramatically in many ways and it has become one of the most populous as well as one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Until the mid-nineteenth century Singapore was a city where poverty prevailed, and where life was hard, like many other Asian countries in that time. Thanks to Lee Kuan Yew who came to power in 1959 who made Singapore from a third world country to a very prosperous and modern country within a few decades. Singapore is now both logistics and business perspective one of the most important cities in the world. The city has an excellent infrastructure, offers excellent medical facilities and is one of the safest cities in the world. The city also has a reputation as a shopping paradise. Whether you go into one of the big shopping malls or even to the smaller shops and markets.
Singapore is a wealthy city-state with a further 3 million inhabitants . Besides the very modern buildings you will find more ethnic neighborhoods where time seems to have stood still . A visit to the three traditional areas of the city ; Little India , Chinatown and Arab Street is definitely worth it. If you are tired of walking , you can take a boat trip on the river to make a good way to see it.
If you've worked up an appetite after all the impressions you're suited in Singapore, as the cuisine of this Asian metropolis is very diverse . At Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, you will find many cozy terraces, where you can choose from the Indonesian , Indian , Italian and Chinese cuisine.
Singapore consists of the main island where the capital is and 58 small tropical islands . The main island is just below the southern tip of Malaysia . Singapore and Malaysia are connected by a 1 km long breakwater in the Straits of Johor .
Of the main island is slightly more than half of the surface built-up area.
Public transport in Singapore is excellent, and not expensive. There is an extensive bus network and the metro seems to be most efficient and most modern in the world. One can also make use of the SIA ' hop-on/hop-off ' bus service . These buses run a regular route along the main tourist attractions . Cards and brochures with the route and times are available in most hotels and the bus.
Furthermore, one can find a taxi on every street corner . They are generally not expensive , but at peak times , the wait for a taxi sometimes rise but why not try the trishaw, a truly Singaporean transportation?
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A visit to China town is a must if you are in Singapore. The district is just completely renovated old Chinese buildings have been beautifully restored. This shop-houses, one can find a variety of shops with typical Chinese articles and numerous small restaurants. The vibrant, colorful night markets to be seen.
In Chinatown there are still some very old mosques and Hindu temples that were already here for the large flow arrived Chinese immigrants. The striking Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest and most important Hindu temple in Singapore.
Little India is the centre of the Indian community in Singapore. Here you will meet local people in original, beautifully colored clothing. There are a lot of shops selling Indian handicraft, jewelry, fabrics, flowers and other goods that have mostly to do with Hinduism. In many restaurants you will find dishes from Indian cuisine. Because Hinduism worshiped every living creature, the dishes from the Indian Hindu are usually vegetarian. While In Indian Muslim cuisine one finds meat; especially lamb and chicken curries are very popular.
The whole neighborhood smells of exotic spices then you will get the feeling of walking in Delhi. Originally, this was the center for traders from the Middle East. Nowadays mainly sold a lot of handmade items; wicker baskets, fabrics, saris and jewelery various copper objects.
Keep up to have a look at the "Sultan Mosque". This mosque is the largest and most sacred place for the Muslim people of Singapore. From a distance you can already see the beautiful gilded domes rising.
The Singapore Zoo is one of the most famous in the world. The animals are not in cages and stay as natural as possible. There are about 2,000 animals of over 240 species of animals to see. Next to the zoo is the Night Safari. Here you can see how the animals behave after sunset. The park is also only open in the evening.
The beautiful gardens have existed for over a hundred years, and are home to more than half a million different species of trees and flowers. There is also another piece of original jungle preserved. The National Orchid Garden is also a stage where outdoor concerts are given regularly.
Singapore is a city with many different faces. Since the end of the last century, Singapore has developed dramatically in many ways and it has become one of the most populous as well as one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Until the mid-nineteenth century Singapore was a city where poverty prevailed, and where life was hard, like many other Asian countries in that time. Thanks to Lee Kuan Yew who came to power in 1959 who made Singapore from a third world...