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Singapore

THE FUTURE NEVER SEEMED

SO CLOSE

 

ABOUT SINGAPORE

Filled with passion & pride in every corner this city will empower & awaken you to do what you love and live out your dreams with endless possibilities; a place where nature creeps into the urban landscape. Singapore in a short span of just over 50 years has evolved drastically from a colony into a city-state of architectural wonders with its own unique identity that is never settling.

Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. Like the great city-states of the past, it offers civilization and order in the highest degree. It’s a combination of a Western-styled development and Eastern-style calmness. It’s a safe modern metropolis and an Asian business centre. This island nation includes Singapore which is also the capital city that covers about a third of the Island but its not a city of just one island, but 63 other smaller surrounding islands. Known to be South Asia’s most modern city for much over a century that homes many cultures and religions from all over the world. Close to one-quarter of its population are expatriates or foreign workers from all over the world. Known for its desire to become the technology hub of Asia, Singapore is the most wired country in the region. Its unique ethnic tapestry provides a wide array of sightseeing and destinations to choose from with a full calendar of annual holidays and traditional festivals that add to its cultures appeal. This flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism is a model for developing nations because of its effective and determined government. 

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore's tropical climate, outstanding infrastructures welcome both leisure and business travellers all year round in a safe, green and clean environment leaving locals and visitors struck instantly by the abundance of parks, nature reserves, and lush, tropical greenery. In addition, its state-of-the-art cruises have established to be the leading most exciting cruising centre of South East Asia. Visitors tend to discover a heavy wealth of beauty, historical treasures from the past, values and traditions that have survived in the face of profound social and geographical change.

Although this Island’s progress has been extremely remarkable, however, that did not leave the island itself overwhelmed by the development. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

CAPITAL

Amman

FLAG

-

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Arabic

POPULATION

10,203,134

TIME ZONE

UTC+2 (EET), UTC+3 (EEST)

Summer (DST)

 

AREA

89,342 km2

CALLING CODE

+962

CURRENCY

Jordanian Dinar

DISCOVER SINGAPORE

 
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Sentosa Island

STATE OF FUN

After the Japanese Occupation in World War II, Singapore returned to British rule, and the island was renamed “Sentosa” which translates to “peace and tranquillity.” 

 

The islands amusement arcade that’s linked to the city, also known as the state fun, housing many exciting events including Universal Studios Singapore the second to ever open in Asia that offers 28 thrilling rides, show, and attractions in seven themed zones. This island is sure to leave you mesmerized with its tropical landscapes, attractions and pristine sunny golden beaches; all are abundant in this remarkable city! Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a day of bold exploration, a world of adventure awaits you at Sentosa.

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Marina Bay

THE LIFE OF MODERN LUXURIES

Make a fashion statement.

Marina Bay represents a legacy as a global metropolis life in all things modern and fashionable, from trendy destinations to exciting relaxing vacations. The Marina Bay area is home to some of the city’s most distinctive architectural icons, sights and bustling Bay areas at sunset leading you to a stoking stroll along the waterfronts of a city that never sleeps. It is a 360-hectare of extensions to the Central Business District and the new downtown built on reclaimed land offering famous landmark iconic building. The statue of the Merlion—Singapore’s national icon—once occupied the mouth of the Singapore River, and was moved to its current location overlooking Marina Bay in 2002. 

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Orchard Road

A SHOPPERS PARADISE

Welcome to every shopper’s paradise, feel the pulse of the city providing endless upscale shopping, a wealth of entertainment and exciting experiences from Orchard Road’s bustling boulevard viewing hidden gems of culture.

 

Singapore’s retail heaven; a 2.2 KM boulevard where luxury hotels, world-class futuristic-looking malls from luxury brands to high street fashion, entertainment stores and best dining with thousands of establishments offering the ultimate lifestyle experiences that awaits you at every corner offering you one of the richest experiences exploring such artistic sights.

World-class architecture? Check. Culture? Check. Shopping? Double check!

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Gardens by the Bay

A CITY IN THE GARDEN

Located by the Marina Bay Waterfront in the heart of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a sanctuary for nature lovers and horticulturalists alike; Its natural beauty is unveiled in surreal architecture, diverse paradise-like gardens and pristine lush plantation groves truly make it a fascinating sight to behold, a great location for unforgettable vistas. Gardens by the Bay was formed by the independent organization responsible for evolving and handling one of Asia’s primary garden destinations that have earned numerous awards for its outstanding achievements including the tallest indoor waterfall that stands a height of 35 meters.

Led by professionals who have been involved in greening alongside skilled and expert landscape designers and plant experts who leverage the extensive global networks to continuously take care and grow the Gardens. You’ll be able to spend a full day just discovering the jaw-dropping wonders the Garden provides.

Botanic Gardens

TROPICAL FLORA

OF TANGLIN

A walk and a whole world away from Orchard, lies Tanglin, a large residential area that is also Singapore’s Botanic Gardens home. Visiting here lets you return to nature. However, the district is not just a peaceful wonderland; it also hosts a diverse authoritative air that is cultivated by the presence of the embassy’s and ministries.

Located in Singapore, a city that may sometime feel like a spick and span concrete jungle, the biodiversity of its gardens have been preserving its wilder heritage for 162 years; not to be confused with the Gardens at Bay, these significant gardens hold a unique place in the history of Singapore fostering agriculture and development, hence is also definitely worth a visit! 

Showcasing festivals, a museum and different type of gardens such as Ethnobotany Garden; with a huge variety of plant species, National Orchid Garden; with over 3000 species and hybrids, Jacob Ballas Children’s’ Garden; dedicated to children for exploration & adventures,  a Healing Garden; with 400 species of medicinal plants to immerse plus discover the power of these plants, and other unique diverse gardens that have been the first & only on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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ChinaTown

A TAPESTRY OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

You see, if you’ve ever visited China, Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood will bring you right back! Originally designated for the Chinese by Stamford Raffles. Enchant yourself in a home to a multitude of cultures, religions and inspirational architecture.; from its small shops and authentic food, the hustle and excitement come to life in this district.

Exploring Chinatown is like no other, with its thriving places of worship with its captivating multi-ethnic historic temples. Heritage markers have been fixed in English, Japanese and simplified Chinese for a better understanding of this significate town. But this neighbourhood is not just proof to the influences of the Chinese in Singapore past, but a progressive neighbourhood that’s growing and now trending as a home to the trendy “Ann Siang Hill area” with upscale boutiques and old-world bistros.

 Old meets new in remarkable after dark when the streets begin to come to life with light, music and cheerfulness. 

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Clarke Quay &    Riverside

Located in the city’s traditional centre on the banks of the Singapore River that gave the quay its initial life. A beautiful place sprinkled with colonial-era architecture undergoing a boisterous transformation with the best attractions.

Some may say that the perfect time to visit is late at night when its storage units and warehouses of the past which become repurposed into iconic clubs and restaurants guaranteeing you an electrifying buzz! But still, it has more to offer rather than just purely revolving around its nightlife hence this area is bursting with history, even during the British colonial founder, Stamford Raffles, who built his residence here; even graves for the early colonial era can be found here.

 Once on the riverside, you have options for boat tours provided that cruise along the entire length of the river,  or you can choose to ride on some bumboats used hundreds of years ago, exploring it and in doing so, seeing plenty of Singapore’s exotic innovations and landmarks passing through Clarke Quay, Boat Quay then eventually, the Marina bay whilst experiencing the island as those ancient travellers used to. 

With its vibrant riverside location, it surely draws a lot of attention to the locals and tourists alike.

 

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