WHERE IS SINGAPORE?
Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
Singapore has many cultures, races and religions. English, mandarin, malay or tamil speaking tourists will have no problems conversing with the locals. The streets are generally safe even late at night and shopping centres, shops and food places are open till about 9.30pm.
The official currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD) and it's a good idea to exchange some currency as few places in Singapore accept foreign currency.
Singapore time is GMT+8.
When to visit Singapore
Singapore is close to the equator and it is usually sunny and warm with occasional passing showers. There are two monsoon seasons in Singapore, from June to September the south west monsoon and December to March, the north east monsoon. There is often a hazy period from July to October due to forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia. You can visit Singapore during any month of the year as many areas in Singapore are connected by sheltered walkways and public transport so you'll still be able to get around Singapore staying relatively dry even if you visit during the monsoon seasons.
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