Singapore is a clean and orderly island-city state. Multicultural shopping paradise & gastronomic melting pot offset by stringent rules and regulations. Made up of 63 islands, Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia, yet highly urbanized. Capital: Singapore Population: 5.2 million Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Taoism and Hinduism. Languages: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
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Singapore is like a neverending food fest, with bitesized snacks and aromatic curries on every street corner. With roots in Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine, Singaporean cuisine is a melting pot in the truest sense of the word. Here we present you 5 signature Singapore dishes, that you simply cannot miss out on while you visit Singapore!
On any given night in Singapore, the streets of Clarke Quay, an area that begins from the financial district (Boat Quay) and lands somewhere in ghetto housing (Robertson Quay), are filled with people indulging in booze. For a first time visitor to the city, this would be a good bet for a good time. The efficient public transport makes getting there simple and the combination of yuppies sipping wine in upscale bars and poor students drinking out of bottles on the bridges is quite pleasant for the contrast connoisseur.
By: Cher Tan
Located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, the highly cosmopolitan city of Singapore is regarded as a world-class island country. Bearing a diverse 5 million populace, it is the fourth leading financial center in the world. The government has plans to further expand the population with a target of 6.5 million in the near future, or at least, create an infrastructure with that specific amount in mind.
The metaphor of the “melting pot” is a powerful image in the Singaporean imagination. It is the image of a multicultural, pluralistic Singapore; an integrated and mixed Singapore; a Singapore where different races, cultures, visions, ideas, and identities are not only free to co-exist, but also to mingle and blend, to merge and combine. Some people even proclaim, with glee or with horror, that Singapore will one day consist solely of expatriates and immigrants.