Travel to Singapore
Singapore is city-state and a parliamentary republic situated in Southeast Asia.
This island country, though densely populated is well known for its large expanses of green spaces, earning it the name of the Garden City. Fifty percent of Singapore’s area is occupied by green spaces. It has 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves. The remainder of Singapore is dominated by urban development, with the skyline boasting of many skyscrapers.
The city’s first name was ‘Singapura’ – meaning lion-city in Malay and it is from there, that the name Singapore was derived. It was established as a British trading colony in 1819 and presently is the world’s busiest trading port. The relatively young country, combines modernity with the cultural legacy of its different people- the Chinese, the Malay and the Indians.
With a year-round warm climate, a mouth-watering food-scene, vibrant nightlife, many shopping malls, lush green spaces and cultural opportunities, Singapore is a wonderful starting point for any foray into Southeast Asia.
Check out our guide for first-timers in Singapore.