Singapore is a tropical cosmopolitan city state located in Southeast Asia. Dubbed the “City in a Garden”, Singapore is a contrast of skyscrapers set against lush urban greenery, and is safe and clean. It is well-connected to all major cities via Changi International Airport, which has been consistently ranked the best airport in the world. English is widely spoken and an efficient public transport system makes travelling a breeze. There are also many opportunities for entertainment, culinary and cultural experiences.
Despite its largely urban setting, Singapore boasts relatively species-rich coral reefs, mangrove and seagrass habitats – due to its location in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. A total of 12 species of seagrasses have been recorded in Singapore, just under half of the species found in the Indo-Pacific region, including Halophila beccarii, which is listed as globally vulnerable.
Travel tips for Singapore
- The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and you can use power plugs with three square prongs (Type G) here.
- Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.
- Visitors are advised to bring along a 3G or 4G enabled mobile devices as 2G network is not available in Singapore. You can get more infromation about WiFi and connectivity here.
- You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards, so bring your own bottle!
Visit http://www.yoursingapore.com/en.html for more information on what to do in Singapore.