Singapore is a city-state located in Southeast Asia off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. All up Singapore comprises 63 islands, with the main island commonly referred to as Singapore Island. The city of Singapore is incredibly modern and multicultural. The export industry in Singapore is incredibly successful and as a result, business travel to Singapore is quite common. The city is also world famous for its diverse architecture, shopping and delicious cuisine.
Singapore cruises disembark at the Singapore Cruise Centre, 5.6km from the CBD.
Sights to See
Most businesses don't open until 11am so if you reach Singapore before then, take the chance to walk around the city and see the historic Botanical Gardens. Here you can also visit the National Orchid Garden, which has over 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids. For a unique insight into Singapore's history, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is a great place to wander through. Each level of the centre harks back to a different period with recreated kitchens, houses and even street scenes from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
What's for Lunch
If you wish to experience lunch like a local, find a popular street hawker and join the queue – the longer the line, the better the food. For something a little more upmarket, pick a restaurant at Clake Quay and enjoy Singapore's famous chilli crab while overlooking the harbour.
If you see only one thing...
Featuring everything from polar bears to proboscis monkeys, white tigers to cheetahs, orang-utans and elephants, don't miss the beautiful open concept Singapore Zoo.
Singapore has four official languages - Malay, Tamil, Mandarin and English. Most locals speak English or a hybrid called Singlish. To order takeaway chicken rice in Singlish, say "One Chicken Rice da bao".
A traditional mahjong set or colourful Batik cloth are ideal for remembering your trip to Singapore.