Singapore is an island-state in Southeast Asia, connected by bridges to Malaysia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries, sporting the world’s busiest port.
It is linked to Malaysia by two causeway bridges, and the key islands of the Riau archipelago of Indonesia are just a quick ferry trip away. Thailand and the Philippines are a short plane journey away. Singapore with an airport served by more than 69 airlines is very much the gateway to southeast asia. Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore’s strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Its geographical location is 136.8 km north of the equator, between latitudes 103 degrees 38’E and 104 degree 06’E .
Singapore receives an average rainfall of around 2,370 mm. There are some instances of 24-hour rainfall recorded in the previous years. The diurnal range of temperature varies between minimum 23 to 26 degree centigrade and a maximum of
31 to 34 degree centigrade. During the early morning time the relative humidity remains at its height while during the
mid-afternoon it’s around 60%.
There are 4 official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English. Malay is the national language.
A valid passport or international travel document is required for all visitors. Visas are not generally required for social visits of fewer than 14 days, and visitors arriving as tourists are given a 14-day social visit pass on arrival. If you want to stay longer, you may apply to the Immigration Department after your arrival. Airport Tax
The local currency is Singapore dollars and cents. Other than the Singapore dollar, the United States and Australian dollars, Japanese yen and British pound are also accepted in most shopping centres and big departmental stores.
Capital is Singapore.
A Passenger Service Charge of S$21 should be incorporated in the air ticket.
Start from 8:00 AM to 16:30 PM (except Saturday and Sunday )
230V/50Hz (British plug)