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Singapore as a destination for tourism

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Singapore Singapore, a vibrant, multi-cultural, sophisticated city-state where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet in comfortable companionship. Brief History As you may already know, Singapore became and Independent Republic in 1965. Going back to the 14th Century, this small but strategically placed island was known as 'Singa Pura' or in translation, 'Lion City'. During the 18th Century, The British saw this island as being very convenient for them to feed, refit and protect their mighty fleet, as well as forestalling any advances by the Dutch in the region. Sir Stamford Raffles soon established Singapore as a trading station. The policy of free trade attracted merchants from all over the world to Singapore. By 1824, just five years after the founding of modern Singapore, its population had grown from 150 to 10,000 inhabitants. Shortly after becoming an English colony, during the 19th Century, its population had grown from 150 to 10,000 inhabitants! ...read more.


Rain falls throughout the year, with more consistent rain coming during the monsoon season from November to January. Showers are usually sudden and heavy, but also brief and refreshing. Overall, Singapore's climate attracts those who enjoy sunbathing, swimming, sailing and other water sports. But for those who do not enjoy the tropical climate, Singapore is sheltered from the worst effects of the sun with air-conditioning in almost all of its shops, hotels, office buildings and restaurants. The People Singapore's inhabitants consist of 78% Chinese people, 14% Malays, 8% Indians and roughly 1% of Eurasians and people of other origins. Lacking natural resources, Singapore's strength is its hardworking, adaptable and resilient population. With these different nations all living in Singapore, there have come to be four official languages, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English being the language of business and administration. A mixture of people also brings about a mixture of religions. ...read more.


Whether you are there for business of tourism, Singapore will be sure to cater for your every need. The main chain of international, five-star hotels can be found on the Central Business District, but if you would prefer a quieter, more relaxing atmosphere, there are many boutique style hotels by the costs of the island and on Sentosa. The Shopping Shopping in Singapore is another real advantage to the country. Its bustling commercial centres, contemporary shopping complexes along its centres roads, captivate visitors for hours on end. Also beneficial to many foreign countries, is that the Singapore dollar is often cheaper that other foreign currency such as the British pound so everything seems awfully inexpensive. As Asia in general is basically the prime manufacturer of many goods, especially to do will electronics it is also cheaper due to that. In Singapore the tax (GST) is only 3%, but adding to that, if a customer buys goods for more than 300 dollars, then the 3% is actually refunded back to you! ...read more.

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