The Republic of Singapore is the most "technology ready nation". The foundation of this city-state was laid by the British in the year 1819. Inhabited by the Chinese, Malay and Indian population, the region is a diverse hotbed that a lot to offer to the incoming tourists. It sits just above the equator and experiences a lush tropical climate, which makes visits to the beach all the more fun. More than fifty percent of the region is densely forested and is filled with touring gardens that offer a cool respite from the humidity. Hence, Singapore is also known as the Garden City. It is also a shopaholic's haven, which reserves some of the best local markets as well as lush shopping avenues to lighten up your wallets.
Since Singapore is a multi-ethnic state, its cuisine reflects its diverse culture and does not disappoint the palate of the tourists. From Indian cuisine, Malay, Japanese, Thai, American and Chinese, you will run into every option through the streets and the eateries. The street stalls crowded with locals are the best spots to explore. The Chili prawns, fried pork, shrimp soup, sweet coffee, fried tofu & fruit crepe are some of the dishes you cannot miss.
History of Singapore
Mythological legend has it that a Srivajan prince called Nila Utama landed on an unknown island and caught sight of a creature that resembled a lion. He decided to name the island Singapuria, which stands for the Lion City. However, there were no traces of any lion population in Singapore. The region is inhabited by the Chinese population, while Indians are settled here in abundance as well. The region is known for its friendly hospitality, overwhelming options to go about and have fun.
Places to Visit
Gardens by the Bay
Magically lit up artificial trees that look ethereal in the night, it won the Building of the Year in 2012.
The best place to shop for vibrant and quirky souvenirs, antiques at thrifty, steal-away rates.
Famous for its fun-filled theme parks, lavish golf course, and idyllic beaches.
A unique night-themed zoo through the Singapore Zoo where you encounter exotic animals.
Hop into the largest Ferris Wheel in the world and enjoy the beautiful view of Singapore.
A quirky Hollywood themed park with movie-themed corners and excellent roller coaster.
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