Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia's most modern city for over many years. The city unites Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry enables visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities from which to choose. A calendar full of traditional festivals and holidays celebrated throughout the year adds to its cultural appeal. Furthermore, Singapore offers luxury hotels, delectable cuisine and great shopping as well. The island nation of the Republic of Singapore is located at one degree north of the Equator in Southern Asia. The country binds the island of Singapore and 58 or so smaller islands. Because of its efficient and systematic government, Singapore has become a flourishing country which excels in trade and tourism and is also a model for developing nations. The capital city, which is Singapore, covers about a third of the area of the main island.
Located at the edge of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore's tropical climate invites both leisure and business travellers year round. The island republic's excellent infrastructure enables tourists to enjoy its sites and attractions in a safe, green and clean environment. Award-winning Airport Changi provides airlines to major cities around the world. Also, the train and subway systems are clean, fast and efficient. In addition to this its state-of-the-art cruise terminal has established Singapore as one of the premier cruising centres of South East Asia and an exciting port of call on any Asian cruise itinerary.
In the city, there is no need for a vehicle as public transportation is amazing and walking is a good way to explore the city. All of the major attractions are easily accessible by tour bus. Since the city is only 60 miles away from the equator, the tropical temperatures do not vary much. Rainfall is evenly distributed all the year. No matter when you visit, warm weather will be available abundantly. The visitor gets hindered immediately by Singapore's abundance of parks, nature reserves, and lush, tropical greenery.
Singapore's growth over the past three decades has been unparallel, yet the island has not been overwhelmed by great development. Visitors will witness a wealth of historical treasures from the past, in the beauty of older buildings, values and traditions that have survived in the facade of profound social and geographical change.