Singapore is both an island and a country, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore City, known as the Lion City, the name of the city is derived from the Malay words singa which means 'lion' and pura which means 'city'. The city ranked first in Asia and eleventh in the world for quality of life by the economists. Singapore has something for everyone, from families to business travelers.
Sir Stamford Raffles who was an official of the British East India Company founded Singapore in 1819. In 19th century, Singapore was a Malay fishing village and was later occupied by the Japanese Empire during World War II. Singapore became an independent Republic in 1965 and the country began celebrating August 9, 1965 as its National Day.
Singapore has received the title of number-one business city worldwide. Some of the major industries in the Singapore are communications, electronics, chemicals, steel, ship construction, drilling equipment and plastics. Singapore consists of 63 islands including the one itself. Bukit Timah Hill is the highest point of Singapore.
Singapore enjoys a tropical rainforest climate with no distinct seasons. Its climate is characterized by uniform temperature and abundant rainfall. Temperature hover around 85 F (30 C) throughout the year and rain is common in Singapore with thunderstorms occurring on 40% of the days of the year. The weather in Singapore encourages you to spend lots of time outdoors.
The city's full calendar of events showcases a spectrum of cultural celebrations and shopping activities. Singapore provides you an extensive transportation system with road, rail, bus and waterways. After London, New York City and Tokyo, Singapore known as the fourth largest foreign exchange trading centre in the world. Around 23% of area in Singapore consists of forest and nature reserves.
The primary education is compulsory in Singapore and it also has the highest literacy rate in entire Asia i.e. 95%. The city has various private and public schools. Education in Singapore is managed by Ministry of Education. Singapore is a home to National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University. Post-secondary institutions are also situated in Singapore. Last year, Singapore welcomed around 80,000 of foreign students.
The city is not having its own natural freshwater rivers and lakes. Rainfall is the only primary domestic source of water supply in Singapore. 50% of water in the city is provided by rainfall and remainder is imported from Malaysia or obtained from recycled water facilities and desalination plants.
There is so much to see and do in Singapore such as Botanical Gardens with gorgeous flowers, Orchad road for shopping, Zoological Gardens with a variety of species, Fountain of Wealth, Singapore Art Museum, Sentosa Island and much more…Singapore is regarded as one of the finest venues for international conferences, conventions and exhibitions. With well-built architecture and skyscrapers, Singapore has become a fascination to its visitors. Singapore airport is consistently voted the world's best.
Singapore is the world’s second most densely populated independent country. Singapore is a multi-religious country where more than 40% of people practice Buddhism, around 15% people practice Christianity, 15% profess no religion. 14% of them are Muslims and a smaller minority practices Taoism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Baha'i Faith, and others.
The national language of Singapore is Malay and the official languages are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Commercial real estate is thriving in Singapore. More than 80% of Singaporeans live in public housing in the city. Moderate temperatures and beautiful landscape makes Singapore beautiful place to live in.
There are plenty of apartment rentals to choose from in a variety of different neighborhoods and proximity to restaurants and activities is just one of the many benefits of apartment living in Singapore. You can easily find three-room, four-room, five-room and executive flats in Singapore. Whether you're looking for rental homes or houses, apartments, condos Singapore real estate has everything for you. Singapore real estate offers you so many options as per your requirement.
Singapore has huge range of restaurants to suit every taste. Restaurants in Singapore provide you meal in the most romantic, exclusive setting around and can satisfy almost any pleasure you desire. All hotels in Singapore are vetted to assure the highest standards of service. The traditional food and comfortable rooms, make your stay in Singapore hotels worth. Because of its diverse tourist attractions millions of tourists visit Singapore each year, and several million residents call this place home every month.