Sunday, October 11, 2009


About SingaporeSingapore, also known as the 'Lion City' is a thriving business center of business and commerce in Asia. The island city attracts countless tourists every year who return with happy memories of its excellent facilities, cleanliness, fascinating cultural contrasts and spellbinding tourist attractions.
Uniquely Singapore(3 Nights / 4 Days )Validity: 30th Sep 09
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» Standard Hotel Per Person on Double/Twin Sharing basis is usd 185.» Single Room supliment usd 165.» Deluxe Hotel Per Person on Double/Twin sharing basis is usd 235.» Single Room supliment usd 215.Note : Surcharge will applicable in Christmas and New Year Time.Day 1 : Arrive SingaporeArrive Singapore . Check in Hotel. Late Evening you are going (Time:1800 hrs) to SIC tour for Night Safari + dinner(Optional). Overnight stay in Hotel.Note : SIC means seat in Coach Basis.Day 2 : SingaporeBreakfast at Hotel Afternoon 13:30. SIC Pick up for Sentosa pm till Sunset(Optional). Evening come back hotel. Overnight in Hotel.Day 3 : SingaporeAfter breakfast going to take tour of Jurang bird Park(Optional). Afternoon come back hotel. Evening free for Leisure/Shoping your own.Overnight stay in Hotel.Day 4 : Depart SingaporeAfter Breakfast we can transfer to Airport to take Flight of Your onward Destination.
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Hotels, Resorts, & Travel Reservations

Singapore is a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, where one can find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. From exotic ethnic enclave to efficient business centre, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers, Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West. With its friendly and welcoming people, state-of-the-art infrastructure and something new happening everyday, Singapore is a holiday like no other. The following Singapore Tour Packages offers an opportunity to discover the real and 'unique' Singapore.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Singapore Travel Guide

Singapore is an island city located at the southernmost tip of the Malaysian Peninsula in South East Asia. It is well-known for being one of the richest, most well organised, efficient countries in the world, with a very high standard of living and an excellent skyline by the water. Singapore is an island with "1,000 shopping malls" or so they say. Despite the hot climate, it is a tropical paradise for most tourists. This great diversity of lifestyles, cultures, and religions thrives within the framework of a regulated society. Singapore's "FINE" city reputation is well-earned, and in fact, many will admire at once the clean, modern metropolis. Surrounded by artificially 'ordered' parks, its tall housing projects are populated by more than 80% of the population -- whose smiling native charms often belie underlying tensions about the way the island is progressing after 30 years of development.
Highlights of Singapore include some of the ethnic parts of town: Arab Street, Chinatown, Colonial District, Orchard Road and Little India. South of Singapore are a few beautiful islands that are well worth visiting. The most visited is Sentosa island. It is a playground for people of all ages. See the Sentosa island section for more information.
This is incorrect: [A common misconception is that chewing gum is strictly not allowed into Singapore and that you will be arrested for that 'crime.' However, THAT IS COMPLETELY WRONG! The law states that chewing gum cannot be sold in Singapore, but it is PERFECTLY OKAY for you to bring in chewing gum for your own personal consumption. But if you improperly dispose of the gum, just as you would litter any other thing, you might be fined.]
It is actually NOT okay to bring in chewing gum for own personal consumption. Refer to:
"Chewing gum is banned in Singapore under the "Regulation of Imports and Exports (Chewing Gum) Regulations." Except for chewing gum of therapeutic value, the "importing" of chewing gum into Singapore is absolutely banned.
A common misconception among citizens is that personal use quantities of chewing gum are allowed into Singapore. However, according to the set of Regulations, "importing" means to "bring or cause to be brought into Singapore by land, water or air from any place which is outside Singapore ..." any goods, even if they are not for purposes of trade. The set of Regulations also does not make any provisions for personal use quantities to be brought into Singapore. Therefore, bringing chewing gum into Singapore, even small quantities for whatever purpose, is technically prohibited. "
Please note that, like all countries in the region, visitors are not exempt from strict laws pertaining to drug possession and trafficking. The death penalty will be prescribed if you are caught with more than a Singapore fifty cent coin's weight of narcotics.
Singapore, the diamond-shaped island off the southern tip of Malaysia, is an unlikely success story. Once a simple fishing village, it was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles, an official of the British East India Company, who decided it was the perfect location as a trading station. Since then it has become one of the world's most successful and prosperous cities, known as the Lion City.The Central Business District (CBD) is located in the heart of the island of Singapore. Here, especially at the mouth of the Singapore River, Asian tradition meets modern technology -- gleaming skyscrapers tower over traditional architecture, while squat Chinese and Hindu temples stud the city. A curious blend of ancient and modern, the city is home to an ethnic mix of Chinese, Malaysians and Indians, as well as ex-pats from all over the world, in a predominantly English-speaking society. These different races live harmoniously thanks to religious tolerance, increased prosperity, stringent no-nonsense laws and a constant balmy equatorial heat.Since the island became an independent Republic in 1965, it has enjoyed a vigorous and successful free trade policy, as introduced by its then Prime Minister (now Minister Mentor) Lee Kuan Yew. This has led to an unprecedented rise in the standard of living (most city dwellers own their own homes) and exponential economic growth, due mainly to the export industry. Its healthy economy was dented between 2001 and 2003 during the global recession and slump in the technology sector, and it suffered a heavy loss in tourist numbers after the terrorist attacks of September 11. There was a further drop in the number of visitors to the region during the SARS outbreak in the beginning of 2003. A subsequent recovery, however, has seen unemployment fall from 6% in 2002 to 3.4% in 2004.
Having had its successful streak, Singapore leaders seem hellbent to not allow Singapore to go through the lifecycle of most successful states -- one of rise, torpor and decline. As such, Singapore, with intensive government backing, has launched multiple bids to maintain a continued relevance globally. Much has been made about the relaxation of its image and regulations -- the controversial bartop dancing, the much debated sanctioning of casinos, and the promotion of Singapore as an arts and cultural centre.
The island of Singapore keeps growing, due to land reclamation. Since the early 70's there have been couple hundred square kilometers added...for instance, Changi Airport as well as some of those downtown skyscrapers sit on reclaimed land.
The most beautiful area of Marina Bay is where the most activities will be in the next few years. Besides Singapore's first Integrated Resort, up and coming attractions include the Singapore Flyer, the world's largest giant observation wheel, which allows visitors a panoramic, spectacular views of Singapore and beyond. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Singapore City

Introducing Singapore CityShow mapClose map It's popular to dismiss Singapore as a kind of Asia Lite - blandly efficient and safe, a boringly tasteless, disciplinarian and unadventurous place where citizens are robbed of their cherished freedom to spit on the street and chew gum. Utter nonsense.
AdvertisementSingapore is in fact one of the most enjoyable cities in Southeast Asia. As you zoom in from one of the world's best airports along the lushly tree-shaded expressway or on the zippy MRT train line, you'll quickly realise this is no traffic-snarled Bangkok. And as you stroll through the fashion emporiums of Orchard Rd, poke around antique shops in Chinatown or take a walk around one of the dozens of beautiful city parks, you'll know the city bears no comparison to crime- and poverty-ridden Manila or Jakarta.
Then, as you are drinking and dancing until dawn in the city's pubs and clubs, or sipping a cocktail surrounded by the colonial elegance of a Raffles Hotel veranda, think of your fellow travellers in Bangkok, who are being turfed onto the street at midnight.
There's no law that says an Asian city can't be well run. It may have been a long and difficult haul from swampy colonial outpost and notorious den of vice to powerhouse industrial nation, but those who say that Singapore has lost its soul along the way couldn't be more wrong.
Few cities in Southeast Asia can boast Singapore's fascinating ethnic brew. Where else in the world can you dip into the cultures of China, India and Muslim Malaysia all in one day, against a backdrop of ultra-modern Western commerce? Not only has Singapore's history of migration left a rich cultural and architectural legacy that makes wandering the streets an absorbing delight, it has created one of the world's great eating capitals. more details
Food is the national obsession - and it's not difficult to see why. Sitting out under the stars at a bustling hawker centre with a few bottles of Tiger beer and diving into an enormous array of Asian dishes is one of the iconic Singaporean experiences. Sambal stingray, char kway teow, oyster omelette, chicken rice, clay-pot seafood, fish head curry, beef rendang…the list is as long as it is delicious. more details
And, of course, if your credit card hasn't already taken a battering in the shops, the city's restaurants are some of the most stylish and innovative in the region.
If there's one thing more stylish than the bars and restaurants, it's the boutiques that have made Singapore a byword in Asia for extravagant shopping. Away from the Gucci and Louis Vuitton onslaught of Orchard Rd, however, there are bargains to be found on everything from clothes to electronics - and a range of art and antique shops that few Asian cities can match.
But Singapore is not all about shopping and eating. Nor is the notion of Singapore as completely urbanised anything more than popular myth. Adventure activities include diving with sharks at Underwater World on Sentosa, mountain biking around Bukit Timah, leopard-spotting at Singapore Zoo's magical Night Safari, waterskiing or wakeboarding on the Kallang River, go-karting and rock climbing. And if you want to retreat from civilisation completely, the centre of the island retains large tracts of forest where the only sound you can hear is the monkeys swinging through the trees. In fact, Singapore is one of only two cities in the world that still retains a patch of primary rainforest, in the form of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
It's a fascinating place - and a remarkable achievement. No-one is denying that Singaporeans have had to sacrifice some level of freedom in their island's rise from racially divided, resource-starved port town. But you get the feeling that if Western development aid had ever matched Singapore's strides in poverty reduction, education, infrastructure and health care, they'd be patting themselves on the back and saying that political freedom was a small sacrifice to make.
Besides, it's not all strait-laced conformity. You don't have to look far to find echoes of the island's colourful, rakish past, or evidence of a thriving and creatively unfettered artistic community. Singapore's soul is alive and well - and it is unique.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Culture and Traditions in Singapore

For three weeks in June every year, the Singapore Arts Festival - which aspires to be an international arts event with a distinctly Asian identity - brings together great local and overseas works and artists who seek to inspire, challenge, surprise and entertain.
The fun kicks off with traditional village performances, where tribal and folk music, as well as dance from all over the world are complemented by the glorious colours and tastes of ethnic crafts and cuisine.
With a programme of some 80 performances by over 30 foreign and local groups, the Festival sets standards by introducing world and Asian premieres to...

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Singapore History

Since its early beginnings that intertwine fact and folklore, Singapore has been engaged in the pomp of ancient Malay empires, the intrigues of medieval trade, the bartering of European colonial powers and the challenge of nation-building.
Here, we give you an account of the island's remarkable development throughout the centuries.
Legend has it ...
The beginnings of Singapore are steeped in local Malay legend. The island is said to have received its name from a visiting Sumatran prince in the 14th century, who saw a fearsome creature - later identified to him as a lion - on his arrival.
Taking this as a good omen, the prince founded a new city on the spot, changing the name of the island from Temasek to Singapura. In Sanskrit, "singa" means lion and "pura" means city. Thus the Lion City was born, and today the symbol of the merlion - a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish - is a reminder of Singapore's early connections to this legend and the seas.

Singapore Flora, Fauna and Wildlife

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High-profile wildlife, gardens and marine life destinations of Singapore astound the visitors. Some such attractions have few parallels in the world. Anyone who has been there even once never forgets the place and longs for relishing it the second time. It is the quality not the quantity of destinations that make them unrivalled...

Singapore Restaurants, Food and Dining

Singapore is known as food lovers' heaven, and deservedly so. Its varjavascript:void(0)ious cultural influences and a readiness to take on the latest gastronomic trends make for a unique blend of top-notch restaurants, cosy cafes and local-style hawker stalls and kopi tiams (coffee shops).
Singaporeans love eating, and have been known to travel miles in search of the perfect preparation of their favourite dish. Where to go for lunch or dinner, or which stall makes the best laksa (curry noodles) are common topics of conversation. The typical Singapore foodie is also rather sophisticated; he knows his penne from his rigatoni and is au courant with the latest fusion eatery that has just opened.
You could literally comb the streets for good restaurants; there are so many everywhere and they are easily accessible. The choice is so varied it is sometimes startling - there are whole streets where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan eateries rub shoulders with their Japanese, American, French, Mexican and Mediterranean counterparts.

Singapore Public Holiday & Festivals

The rich mixture of cultures in Singapore means that there's always a cultural event to celebrate, all through the year. These festivals are usually colourful events centred around religion, age-old myths and traditions or the family.
During these times it's the ethnic quarters and temples of Geylang, Little India and Chinatown that come alive, but often a happy carnival atmosphere invades the suburbs, town centres, and even shopping malls, too.
Singapore is quite a culturally-open and sensitive society. The "open-house" concept - where a family welcomes friends, relatives and any visitors who may wish to drop by to its home - is a common practice during the major festivals like Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Chinese New Year. Singapore's cultural celebrations are open to everybody and anybody, with just a few things to bare in mind - remember to dress appropriately for the occasion and leave your shoes at the entrance of mosques and temples.
Here, we bring you a month-by-month list of the festivals celebrated in Singapore, as well a list of the public holidays in Singapore.

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