Singapore History

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the Equator, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia's Riau Islands. At 704.0 km² (272 sq mi), it is one of the few remaining city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

The name Singapura is derived from the Malay words singa "lion" and pura "city".According to the Malay Annals, this name was given by a 14th century Sumatran Malay prince named Sang Nila Utama, who, landing on the island after a thunderstorm, spotted an auspicious beast on the shore that his chief minister identified as a lion.[9] Recent studies of Singapore indicate that lions have never lived there, not even Asiatic lions and the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama was likely a tiger, most likely the Malayan Tiger.

Singapore

By Uniquely Singapore
TRAVEL INFORMATION
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Singapore Map



Transportation

  • Plane -A swag of airlines fly into Singapore's ultramodern Changi International Airport
  • Ferry - between north Changi and Tanjung Belungkor, east of Johor Bahru
  • Bus - between Malaysia and Singapore very easily by bus
  • Taxi - between Malaysia (just a kilometre away) and Singapore very easily by taxi.
  • Car - between Malaysia and Singapore
  • Train - Singapore is the southern terminus of Malaysia's rail system and there are regular trains to Kuala Lumpur

PLACES TO GO
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  • Arab St
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Changi Village
  • Chinatown
  • Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
  • Jurong
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Little India
  • Orchard Rd
  • Padang
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Singapore History Museum
  • Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
  • Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Underwater World

PLACES TO EAT

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  • Andhra Curry
  • Chinatown Street Food
  • Coriander Leaf
  • Crystal Jade Kitchen
  • Doc Cheng's
  • Equinox
  • Guan Hoe Soon
  • Imperial Herbal
  • Lau Pa Sat
  • Lingzhi Vegetarian
  • Magic of Chongqing Hot Pot
  • Sunflower Vegetarian
  • Vansh

PLACES TO SLEEP

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  • Raffles Hotel - Hotel (Top end)
  • hangout@mtemily - Hostel( Budget)
  • Berjaya Duxton Hotel - Hotel (Mid Range)
  • Conrad Centennial Singapore - Hotel (Top End)
  • Hive - hostel (Budget)
  • Hotel 1929 - Hotel (Mid Range)
  • Pan Pacific Singapore - Hotel (Top End)
  • Royal Peacock Hotel -Hotel (Mid Range)
  • Sleepy Sam's - Hostel (Budget)
  • New 7th Storey Hotel -Hotel (Budget)
  • Sentosa Resort - Hotel (Top End)
  • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore - Hotel (Top End)

PLACES TO SHOP

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  • Art-2 Gallery - Gifts for Home
  • Cho Lon - Quirky Curios
  • Dempsey Rd
  • Sim Lim Square
  • Takashimaya Shopping Centre
  • Forum The Shopping Mall
  • Orchard Road

 

4 comments so far.

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