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Destination: Singapore

June 5th, 2013 at 9:26 am

Key Facts about Singapore

SingaporeSingapore has not always been a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural place we know today. The city-state used to be a small, remote fishing village. It did not even foreshadow the greatness it is presenting today by numerous tall buildings and being a herald of progress to the area. Singapore is an unprecedented blend of cultures, arts and traditions brought here and cultivated by various migrants. It is a true melting pot of the East and West.

Singapore has a land area of only about 710 square kilometers, therefore making it one of the smallest countries in the world. However, small does not mean unimportant or not influential – thanks to the open trading policies and thriving economy, the city-state is of great importance as it is a central port along major shipping routes and fulfills its role more than efficiently.

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Singapore was founded in 1819. It is a parliamentary republic, its political system is centered on democracy and the current ruling party is The People’s Action Party. The population of Singapore is a little over five million. There are four official languages, but English is the main. There is also a popular dialect being a mix of all the official languages, based mostly on English, called Singlish. There are four major ethnic groups in Singapore: Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian. Tourists can visit many heritage sites or museums or decide to shop on Orchard Road or party at the Clarke Quay or Boat Quay area. Many restaurants are opened 24/7, the same goes for entertainment centers. The currency is Singapore dollar, which is usually worth about 0.7-0.85 USD.

Posted in: City
January 19th, 2013 at 11:32 am

How Singapore can cope with the lack of space

Singapore glass skyscrapersNearly 200 years ago on this small island he British opened a trading post to trade. Thank the promised land drew immigrants here from Europe and Asia. Today, Singapore is the Asian “tiger” – it is in the top twenty richest countries in the world. It also has the best students of science, the lowest crime and less trashes on the streets. It is still the promised land. How Singapore people  went to this miracle. Answer is simple – they are very hard working people with no fear witch facing even most sophisticated ideas and plans

Singapore is a state located on the island of Singapore with an area of 572 km ² and a group of small islands surrounding it. The most important of the remaining 54 islands are: Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa. The land area of Singapore is the steady increase as a result of the ongoing work on the acquisition of land from the sea

Singapore is a center of glass skyscrapers. Most were built 15, 20 years ago, but still grow new ones – about getting weirder designs. And if there is the lack of space for another tower, the land is recovered from the sea, draining it meter by meter.

Posted in: City
December 21st, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Foreigners in Singapore

foreigners in SingaporeWhen Flying to Singapore you should know that this is a country with many prohibitions, often unintelligible or even absurd for Europeans. Above all, do not buy or chew a gum. You can  possibly buy a  gum for a  prescription at a pharmacy. To improve breathing authorities recommend mint candy. The penalty for chewing gum is a whipping!

It is illegal here as well as smoking and possession of cigarettes! The drugs in Singapore, you can forget it – for their possession you can even get a death sentence. There are also less restrictive bans. Do not litter, littering the island can be punished by high a fine. Pornography is also prohibited, and what can be surprising is a very broad definition of pornography, adopted in this prohibition. Even walking naked around  your own home is considered as a pornography and will be punished.

As you can see Singapore is a unique place because it combines modernity and a number of highly restrictive bans on social sphere. Although it is worth to go there and see if Singaporean children really do not know how it feels to chew a bubble gum. All those things makes Singapore the most exciting place for foreigners in the world.

Posted in: People
November 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Singapore after dark

Singapore after darkWhat can I say about Singapore after dark,? Maybe this saying will do it for me, work hard, play hard would sum it up for me and this thanks to my fantastic escort, she was formidable, she changed the city for me from a boring business park to somewhere where paradise could be seen and even touched.

There are big businesses from around the world here in Singapore and they do work hard so you can bet they also play hard. Although they do have a lively night club district, personally I feel a bit too old for that sort of thing but luckily for me I found an escort who understood me and my preferences in terms of a night out on the town. Although there seems more British pubs than any in the UK.

I still prefer a small adventure with Singaporean guide come escort into a Singaporean wonderland. My work friends with their unsatisfied libidos went to the red light district, which isn’t that hard to find, but personally  I wouldn’t recommend it as I prefer taking an escort for a more safer journey into my own wonderland and see and feel Singapore after dark my way, not someone else’s as my work mates probably did.

Posted in: City and People