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SINGAPORE HOLIDAYS   >   ASIA  


The Island Republic of Singapore is at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula.

Linked to Malay peninsular by 1 km causeway across the Johore Strait.


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Hotels Singapore

  Hotels in Singapore

  Pan Pacific Singapore *****, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, 039595 Singapore
Featuring 775 well-appointed rooms and suites and over 24 meeting and conference venues, this striking property presents the ideal spot for a short or long break.
Immerse yourself in 37 floors of luxury commanding beautiful views of the bustling financial district and the beautiful Marina Bay. Unwind in the impressive spa and plunge into the cool of the pool. Embrace the centrality of the property which is set amid three shopping malls and an endless array of entertainment options.

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   

changi  Hotelmine  

changi  Raffles Hotel   -   colonial-style hotel in Singapore
The hotel dates from 1887 and is named after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles. See Wikipedia for it's history and famous visitors / guests.

National Parks

  National Parks Board Singapore

Travel Agents / Tour Operator

 Responsibletravel.com  

  Kuoni   -   Type of holidays : Beach holidays, Family holidays, Golf & Spa
Singapore Highlights :
**  Shopping, the closest thing to a national sport, with around two hundred shopping malls and countless characterful independent shops.
**  The food - befitting its position as the 'crossroads of Asia' the city'' cosmopolitan blend of cultural influences is reflected in its cuisine, prepared with sublime skill and an unmistakeable passion. Try the sensational chilli crab!
**  A Singapore Sling in the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel (naturally!).
**  The colonial treasures and fascinating ethnic quarters, each with its own distinctive atmosphere and architecture.
**  The Botanic Gardens with its magnificent orchids, and Sentosa Island, two miles of white sand beaches and lush rainforest where the flora and fauna are wonderfully accessible. 

  British Airways   -   Holidays in Singapore
From the colonial grandeur of the Colonial District's City Hall to Chinatown's busy mix of Buddhist and Hindu temples, Singapore has an easygoing multicultural mix. No wonder its cuisine is a world-famous fusion of Asian nations. In Little India, traders sell spices and flowers from traditional shop-houses, while packed Orchard Road is wall-to-wall shopping malls inside gleaming skyscrapers.

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  Remembrance Travel

  National Association of Travel Agents in Singapore
The National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore represents the majority of travel agents in Singapore and also counts in its membership, travel-related organisations such hotels, airlines, attractions, training providers and insurance companies.
Traveller tools: comprehensive information for your travel needs

Travel Guides Singapore / Related books

The Rough Guide to Singapore - ISBN 1848365616 The Rough Guide to Singapore
Mark Lewis
The Rough Guide to Singapore is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island state, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. Discover Singapore's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the Night Safari and Universal Studios to back-to-nature experiences, like the rainforest at Bukit Timah and the Sungei Buloh wetland reserve. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Singapore, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, nightspots and shops for all budgets. Plus, The Rough Guide to Singapore helps you experience the city's dazzling culinary offerings with reviews of the best restaurants and hawker-style eating places. Unrivalled background information will help you appreciate the city's vibrant mix of cultures, from Chinese and Hindu temples to ultra-modern skyscrapers, and comprehensive maps will make exploring the island a breeze. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Singapore.
Paperback: 248 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 6 edition (1 Nov 2010); ISBN -10: 1848365616; ISBN-13: 978-1848365612.

Singapore City Guide (Lonely Planet City Guide) - 1741046645 Singapore: City Guide (Lonely Planet)
Matt Oakley
Covers Hawker stalls and the hottest bars in addition to closely guarded local favourite places to shop and eat. This guide includes expanded neighbourhood coverage with vibrant, specific walking tours that let travellers explore the city at their own pace.
Paperback: 212 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 8th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2009); ISBN-10: 1741046645; ISBN-13: 978-1741046649.

Transportation / How do I travel to Singapore

changi  Changi Airport
Departure, Arrival, Transit, Flights, Air Cargo, useful links and more ....
changi  Seletar Airport  -  mostly charter flight in the region
The Singapore Youth Flying Club, Republic of Singapore Flying Club and Singapore Airlines Flying School are all situated at Seletar Airport.

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Singapore 
British Airways flights to Singapore land at award-winning Changi Airport, 12 miles north-east of central Singapore. Take the speedy train or taxi after your flight to sample Singapore's multicultural street life. You'll soon be thrust into bustling Orchard Road's malls, relaxing in Little India's temples or feasting on Singapore's world-famous cuisine.

   

  Ebookers   -    
Book cheap flights to Singapore at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

airline tickets  Flight tickets Singapore / Bargain Flights

The island rail's terminal at Keppel Station is linked to the Malaysian rail network - KTM - across the 1.2 km causeway to Johor Bahru on the mainland .
From the Keppel station terminus, the regular KMT service operates between Singapore-Kuala Lumpur -northern Malaysia. . . From the same terminus, the weekly Eastern Oriental Express plies between Singapore-Bangkok, and onward to Chang Mai in Thailand.

airline tickets  Mass Transit Systems   -   LTA
Modern commuter traffic is borne by the Rapid Mass Transit system and (MRT) and the Light Rapid Transit systems (LRT).

  Maps of Singapore [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castaņeda Bibliothek  -  Map Collection ]


Links 

  Singapore Tourism Board

  Government of Singapore 

  Changi 
Changi is an area to the east of Singapore. It is now the site of Singapore Changi Airport, and is also home to the Changi Prison, site of the former Japanese Prisoner of War Camp during World War II that housed Allied prisoners captured in Singapore and Malaysia after Singapore's fall in February 1942. See for more Wikipedia
  Chinatown Singapore   -   located within the larger district of Outram
At the heart of Chinatown lies Kreta Ayer [ meaning "bullock cart water" in Malay ], where trade and activities abound. In the old days, it was Kreta Ayer that housed the gambling and opium dens, brothels, restaurants and theatres. Its concentration of entertainment and night life earned itself the nickname "Bu Yeh Tien" – literally "the sky that is never dark".
  Jurong Bird Park 
Jurong BirdPark is a 20.2 hectare open-concept park. It is the largest in the Asia Pacific and one of the finest bird parks in the world. Its collection of more than 9,000 birds from 600 species is among the largest in the world. The Park specialises in birds from Southeast Asia and the more exotic and colourful tropical birds.
  Marina Bay   -   Marina Bay Singapore
First integrated resort destination in Singapore offering a wide range of leisure facilities such as theatres, museums, designer retail outlets and mega casino.
Marina Bay will be a place for people from all walks of life to explore, exchange and entertain. There will be apartments set amidst lush greenery near Singapore's waterfront. The local community and visitors alike can enjoy the parks, waterfront promenade and attend the events and celebrations held at the Bay.
  Marina Square Shopping Mall
One of the largest shopping malls in Singapore with about 700,000sq ft of shopping space and a wide variety of tenants. It is centrally located in the Marina Centre area with easy access to and from CityLink Mall, Suntec City, Millenia Walk, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and five 5-star hotels: Marina Mandarin Singapore, The Oriental, Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Ritz Carlton Millenia and Conrad International Centennial Singapore
  Pulau Ubin Island   -  small island situated in the north east of Singapore, to the west of Pulau Tekong
Since the British founding of Singapore, the island has been known for its granite. The numerous granite quarries on the island supply the local construction industry. Nowadays Pulau Ubin is one of the last areas in Singapore that has been preserved from urban development and a tourist destination. See Check Jawa [ cape / wetlands ].
  Sentosa Island resort
  Singapore Botanic Gardens   -   Botanic garden with orchids
  Singapore Flyer   -   a giant observation wheel, bigger than the London Eye
Has become one of Asia's most visible iconic visitor attractions.
  Singapore Grand Prix
Singapore will host their first F1 Grand Prix in September/October 2008. The event which will be held on a new street circuit and will be the first ever night time event in Formula 1 history. See Wikipedia.
  Singapore Night Safari
The world's ever nocturnal wildlife park! Nestled in 40 acres of luch secondary forest, the Night Safari offers visitors the unique experience of exploring wildlife in tropical jungle at night.
  Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo is a model of the `open zoo' concept. The animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures, separated from the visitors by dry or wet moats. The moats are concealed with vegetation or dropped below the line of vision.
In the case of dangerous animals such as leopards and jaguars which can climb very well, moat barriers are not used. Instead, these animals are housed in beautifully landscaped glass-fronted enclosures. Oppressive cages which typify old zoos, are absent. The end result is a feeling of openness.
  The Esplanade   -   waterside architectural landmark alongside Marina Bay
Esplanade  -  Theatres on the Bay is one of the world's busiest arts centres, officially opened on 12 October 2002. This architectural icon with its distinctive twin shells, is sited within Singapore's civic district, just by Marina Bay at the mouth of the Singapore River.
Esplanade aims to be a performing arts centre for everyone, and its programmes cater to its diverse audiences. Its programme line-up spans all genres to encompass music, dance, theatre and visual arts, with a special emphasis on Asian culture.
It's Singapore's most exciting performing arts venue.

  Eastern Oriental Express   -   train service passing through three separate countries
The air-conditioned Eastern Oriental Express departs weekly from Keppel Station in Singapore, and travels the 1,262 miles via Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur, across the Thai border, to reach Bangkok
  Radio & TV   -   Mediacorp Singapore   -   hear and see  -  online radio & tv
  Weather in Singapore   -   National Environment Agency   -   see Meteorological Services

Cuisine  -  Singapore recipes

Singapore is a gourmet's paradise, ranging from street stalls to five-star restaurants. The most varied food in Asia awaits you in Singapore, reflecting its multi-ethnic society.

  Makan Time
Makan in Singapore: local | International,  Where to find,  Best | Worst,  Special | After 12,  Muslim | Vegetarian,  Buffet | Chicken Rice,  Snacks N Such,  Dining guide,  Visitor Advice,  Eatery review
General: Mom's and other Recipes,  Sambal Blacan Cookbook,  Makan Abroad,  Asian Food Directory

History of Singapore

In 1959, internal self-government was achieved, and in 1963 Singapore joined the new Federation of Malaysia - only to secede in 1965 [ 9 August ] to become the Republic of Singapore.

  National Heritage Board Singapore
Asian Civilisations Museum [ Armenian Street und Empress Place ], Singapore Art Museum und Singapore History Museum.
  Singapore Heritage Society   -   see links
The Society is a non-Governmental organisation, which aims to identify and foster the rich legacy handed down by Singapore's pioneers and their progenitors

Music, Arts & Culture, Events in Singapore

  Singapore Chinese Orchestra
  Jazz at Singapore

  NAFA Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Aims to evolve a Nanyang Style of art so as to reflect local characteristics in art


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