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Singapore

Facts about country

Capital Singapore

Population

3.5 million

Main Languages

English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil

Electricity

2 Plug System 220 50 HZ

Currency

Singapore dollar S$

Exchange Rate for US $ as of Dec 2001

1.82 S$ per 1 US$

Safe to Drink Tap Water

Yes

Size

620 sq km

Transport

subway, bus, plane, taxi, minibus, tourist bus, boat, motorbike

Cash Machines (ATMS) Yes
Credit Card Usage Yes
Religion Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
33 $ 10 $ 10 6 $ 7 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Singapore J Singapore does not offer that much but is a great place to go shopping for electronics. The main attractions are the Singapore Zoo (very well done), Chinatown, Arab Street, Little India, Orchard Street, Jurong, Changi Village, Pulau Ubin, Southern Islands, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and Sentosa Island 7

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking
Scuba Diving  
Historical Sites  
Sightseeing tours x

Ballooning

Bungy Jumping

 

Safaris

Boat tours
Fishing
Horseback riding
Canoeing
Camping
River Rafting
Sky Diving
Abseiling
Surfing
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Sailing
Mountain biking  
Rollerblading
Motorbike
Sand boarding
Snorkeling
Water Skiing
Skiing
Bicycling
Others  Shopping

Feeling and Opinions on Singapore

We are glad we visited and were surprised how nice and helpful people were. We had heard otherwise.  Singapore is a great place to go shopping, but shop around because prices vary and one has to bargain hard. 

 

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