Singapore

Singapore

One of the Asian Tigers, Singapore vaulted from its independence in 1965 to a major global economic force. Some of the amazing architecture of Singapore speaks to its rise in prominence and parts of the city have a futuristic appearance. With a 90% home ownership rate, the city-state of Singapore has one of the highest quality of life ranks in the world. It is also tied with Japan in the number one spot for ‘visa-free’ or ‘visa-on-arrival’ access to 189 countries and territories around the world.

Singapore ~ Videos: This 5-minute Expedia video features a terrific look at Singapore. This 2.5-minute video showcases the Sands Marina Bay Hotel with a boat-like park spanning the tops of three separate structures. The park has a massive pool which is the highest in the world. This hotel can be seen in the movie, Crazy Rich Asians.

FunFacts about Singapore: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia’s Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres or 50 square miles). (Source)
  • Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post for the British East India Company.
  • Singapore remained part of the British Empire until it gained its independence in 1963 and became a sovereign state in 1965.
  • Singapore’s economy developed rapidly and the city-state became one of the four Asian Tigers.
  • Singapore is considered an  Alpha+ global city signifying it’s powerful role in the global economy.
  • Singapore is a highly developed country and is ranked 9th on the UN Human Development Index.
  • Singapore has a home-ownership rate of 90%.
  • Interesting fact about a Singaporean passport, quote: As of 2019, Singaporean citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 189 countries and territories, ranking the Singaporean passport 1st in the world, tied with Japan. (Source)
  • 39% of Singapore’s 5.6 million residents are foreign nationals.
  • Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil, though English serves as Singapore’s lingua franca, while Malay is the national language.
  • Singapore has the highest religious diversity in the world.
  • Some of the most popular tourist sites are The EsplanadeFort Canning Hill, the National Gallery SingaporeRaffles Hotel and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
  • The Singapore zoo has been ranked the best in Asia.
  • The Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only tropical garden in the world to receive a UNESCO World Heritage Site standing. 

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28 thoughts on “Singapore

  1. Singapore is high on my list of places I’d like to eventually visit. Family members who have gone there always talk about how beautiful it is!

  2. Singapore is such an interesting place. I spent a few days there and definitely want to go back for a longer visit sometime. Love the tiger photos.

  3. Love the beautiful pictures especially the ones with the tiger in them. I enjoyed the videos. Singapore look like an interesting place to visit. I had a penpal there when I was in school wish I stayed in touch with her.

  4. Singapore has so many places that I would love to visit – so much to offer. Enjoyed the videos and loved the pictures.

  5. Enjoyed the videos and al the pictures. What a beautiful place to visit and wouldn’t mind doing so. Can’t get over that hote with the roof pool – how cool is that! AZ

  6. Lovely pictures of an intriguing place! I look forward to the Formula One race run here each year as they show some of the places your pictures take us to.

  7. I have never been outside the US, with the exception of Canada. I loved the picnic the white tiger in the water.

    From NY

  8. Singapore is beautiful. I would love to have one of those gorgeous white kitty cats. Not only NO, but, HELL NO on the hotel. Excuse my French.

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