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About Singapore

Singapore is a city, island and state located in the Malaysian peninsula, being the second country with highest population density in the world. Currently the city is visited by more than ten million tourists per year, a fact that has made the tourism as one of the main economic resources of Singapore. The city offers visitors a wide selection of leisure and entertainment activities, for that it has become the main tourist competitor for Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Singapore is considered as one of the Four Asian Tigers, has a proportional tourism development to its economic development, currently in the third post of countries with highest per capita income, also placed in the top in the list of countries with further development in education, health, economic competitiveness and political transparency.

Its population is around 4,553,000 (2007) million people, two million of them are foreigners, the 75% are origin from chinese and the rest are Malaysian, Indians and Eurasians, this mix of origins is reflected in the languages ​​ officially spoken in Singapore : English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

Singapore is formed by 64 islands, some are artificial for example Jurong Island and the main island Pulau Ujong, It has an equatorial weather with temperatures ranging between 23°C to 32°C and a humidity of 79% in the morning and a 73% at the afternoon, the hottest months of the year are April and May.

Singapore has several locations where the tourist can enjoy a pleasant stay, like the commercial district of Orchard Road, the elitist face of Singapore, where you can find the most exclusive boutiques, renowned hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and much more... It’s a must visit for any Singapore’s visitor.

To promote and diversifying tourism in Singapore, in 2005 the government of the country has legalized gambling halls, was when two mega casinos and entertainment centers were constructed in Marina South and Sentosa Island.

These two casinos that operate in the city billed more than all the casinos of Las Vegas, this gives us a perspective of their importance for tourists who visit the city, and the type of entertainment they demand.

World Casino Resort (Sentosa)

One of the two casinos authorized by the Singapore government, was opened to the public in a grand ceremony in February 2010, the casino has about 500 tables and 1,300 gaming machines.

The residents of the city have to pay a fee to enter but tourists may enter without any payment, there are unique queues for the visitors of the city.

Marina Bay Sands Casino

It offers to its visitors a space of 4 floors, 600 gaming tables, 2,500 gaming machines, sophisticated decoration, free drink service for players and several restaurants with traditional specialties.

You can only smoke in certain areas inside the casino.

This Casino Hotel is the most famous in Singapore and one of the most sophisticated in the world, has a famous rooftop swimming pool.

Transportation

Due to its size, in Singapore, the number of private cars is restricted in order to control the congestion in the streets, the most common means of transportation are: bicycles, buses, taxi and train, there are approximately 25,000 taxis, their prices are relatively cheap compared to other countries.

Gastronomy

Singapore offers a wide variety of traditional Asian cuisine, is a paradise of flavors. You can enjoy local food, or Chinese, Indian, Thai, international or Italian food. Among its typical food we find: laksa, a noodles soup with coconut milk, shrimp and chili crab, we also find crabs doused in hot sauce.

The zones where the food stalls are joined are known by the name "Hawkers ", these stalls are supervised and qualified by the Health supervisors and. Among the most famous "Hawkers ": the Lau Pa Sat, Maxwell Food Center, Makansutra Gluttons Bay, Newton Food Centre, Tekka Centre Hawker, Chinatown Food Street, East Coast Lagoon Food Centre and the Old Airport Food Centre.

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V Hotel Bencoolen

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48 Bencoolen Street, 189627 - Singapore

The V Hotel Bencoolen in Singapore is a modern facility with a great location to explore the city and its principal attractions.

Link Hotel

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50 Tiong Bahru Road, 168733 - Singapore

Link Hotel is a comprehensive and attentive hotel very close to Singapore General Hospital and the famous Universal Studios Singapore theme park.

Marina Mandarin

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6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, 039594 - Singapore

The Marina Mandarin is an excellent five-star Singapore hotel in the best area of ​​town with high quality facilities and a wide range of services.

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