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reasons to visit Singapore

Singapore is like a big desk, full of drawers and pigeonholes, where you always know where you can find something. And when that something knows exactly where his place is. If I could only choose 4 words to describe this incredible country, they would be: spotless, sophisticated, efficient but also expensive. Are you planning a trip to the Lion City soon? Check out our articles for some helpful Singapore travel tips (from a local).

Basic Information About Singapore



Singapore is home to 5.6 million people. 


Official Language

The official language is English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil.



Singapore’s official currency is the Singapore dollar (currency code SDG). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 1.56-1.46 SDG. 

singapore Tuas Lalang Field


With a territory of 725.7  square kilometres, Singapore is the 49th largest country in Asia. Singapore consists of 63 islands, including the main island, Pulau Ujong. The middle of the main island contains a number of rounded hills; west and southwest the land is a series of low ridges, while east and southeast, the land is generally flat.

Singapore beach


Singapore has a tropical rain forest climate with two different seasons. The Dry ‘season’ usually last from March to August, while the Wet ‘season’ lasts from September to February.

singapore bishan park

Economy & Budget

The economy of Singapore is a highly developed free-market economy. The average monthly income is SKD5,596 per month (3,597 Euros), making Singapore an expensive country. Backpackers can survive with around $80 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $110 and $140 per day on average.

hidden gems in singapore


The capital of Singapore is Singapore.

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