Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia and one of the world's most wealthy countries. Combining the characteristics of a cosmopolitan city with a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences, with delicious food, good shopping and an exciting nightlife, this Garden City has it all.
REASONS TO GO
The mixing of Indian, Chinese and Malayan cultures.
The National Orchid Garden.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The country has warm and quite humid summer temperatures throughout the year. Most rain falls during the northeast monsoon (November to January) and showers are usually fast and heavy.
HOW TO GET THERE
Changi Airport is 20km (12 miles) east of the city.
Public transport and taxis are readily available to the city centre.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Area: 697.1 sq km (269 sq miles)
Population: 5 million
Language: Mandarin Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil
Calling Code: +65
Time Zone: UTC +8