Singapore (meaning Lion City in Malay) is a city-state in Southeast Asia, made up of 63 islands. The country has highly urbanized over the years, but still has some primary rainforest remaining these days. The country’s five million residents are mostly Chinese, Malay or Indian descent.
In Singapore tourism forms a large part of the economy and in 2007 more than 10 million tourists visited the country. The standard of medical care in Singapore is uniformly excellent and therefor it is a medical tourism hub, attracting more than 200 000 foreigners seeking medical care at lower prices.
Any time of the year is a good time to visit Singapore because of its ethnic community and many cultural events and festivals throughout the year.
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Drives on the
Major attractions in Singapore
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
- Chinese and Japanese Gardens
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- F1 Grand Prix
- Science Centre Singapore
- Singapore Flyer
- Singapore Botanic Gardens
- Singapore Zoo
- Singapore Night Safari
- Universal Studios Theme Park
Events & Festivals
An exciting cultural extravaganza with more than 150 000 spectators.
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon boat races, held since 1978.
The Great Singapore Sale
About eight weeks of great sales and discounts everywhere
Mosaic Music Festival
A 10-day long music feast with jazz, theatre and concerts.
Getting In & Around
The Singapore Changi International Airport serves 96 airlines flying off to about 200 cities in 60 countries and territories worldwide. In 2010, the airport handled 42,038,777 passengers.
When to go
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons. Temperatures usually range between 23 and 32 °C with April and May being the two hottest months and November to January being the wettest months.
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|Average Low (˚C)||23.3||23.6||23.9||24.4||24.8||24.7||24.5||24.4||24.2||24.0||23.7||23.4|
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