Singapore Travel Overview

Singapore Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Singapore

Official language: Chinese

Currency: Dollar 1SGD = 0.66EUR

Continent: South East Asia

Short trip to the Lion City

There are a number of myths surrounding the founding of Singapore. The city-state is located on an island off the Malay mainland.

Information Singapore

According to Countryaah, Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. It originated from a trading post in the 19th century and trade still makes the country rich today. The city is sometimes considered boring as the strict laws and compliance with them don’t allow much leeway. One of the city’s slogans is: ” Singapore is a fine-city “. “Fine” means beautiful in German, critics of prudish cleanliness refer to the double meaning of the word and understand “fine” as a fine. However, the city understands this criticism and it comes Currently on change. Casinos are being built, bungee jumping and table dancing are allowed to keep tourists in the city longer. Singapore wants to change from a “fine city” to a “fun city”.

Travel to Singapore

The best thing about Singapore is its cuisine. Aromatic and light, varied and refined, it is a mixture of many Asian influences from China to Indonesia and India via Thailand, Vietnam and of course from neighboring Maleisyen. Singapore is like a gigantic saucepan that always appears beautifully polished and flawless on the outside. All you have to do is lift the lid and you will see the different ingredients that make the city special.

Important facts

Capital: Singapore

Official language: Chinese

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

SGD / 702

Geography

Continent: Asia

Region: Southeast

Geo coordinates: N 1 ° 21 ‘7.5 ” E 103 ° 49’ 11.4″

Highest mountain: Bukit Timach (166 m)

Total area: 693 km²

Mainland: 683 km²

Coastline: 193 km

Politics

Dependency: Malaysia until 1965

UN member since: 1965

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: republic

Economy

Singapore GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Petroleum products, machines

BSP: $ 116,242,000,000

GDP: $ 113.276 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 129.4 billion

Economic growth: 5.6%

GDP share of industry: 33.3%

GDP share of services: 66.7%

Inflation rate: 0.9%

Unemployment: 2.8%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 100.3%

Export: $ 229.4 billion

Import: $ 206.9 billion

Foreign debt: $ 26,480,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 118.3 billion

Electricity consumption: 35,070 million KWh

Gas consumption: 5,600 million m³

Oil consumption: 816,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 3.02%

Pigs: 280,000 pieces

Fishing: 9,800 t

Demographic data

Residents: 4,492,200

Average age: 37.3 years

0-14 years: 15.6%

15-64 years: 76.1%

> 65 years: 8.3%

Population growth: 1.42%

Birth rate: 9.34 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 4.28 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 9.12 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.96

Fertility: 1.06 children / woman

Infant mortality: 2.29 ‰

Life expectancy men: 79.13 years

Life expectancy women: 84.49 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: SG

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SGP

ISO 3166 numeric: 702

Top Level Domain: so called

IOC country code: SIN

UN / LOCODE: SG

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Communication

Telephone connections: 2,060,000

Cell Phones: 4,322,000

Radios: 3,040,000

TV: 1,410,000

Computer: 2,990,000

Internet users: 3,070,000

Transportation

Paved roads: 3,259 km

of which expressways: 150 km

Cars: 438,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 1,063

Pipelines: 139

Health

Number of doctors: 6,540

Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 5,400

Education

Illiteracy: 8th %

History

Foundation: 1965

Last sovereign since: 1965

Religion

Main religious group: Buddhists

Crime

Prison inmates: 17,000

Military

Armed forces (troop strength): 76,000

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

Singapore’s national airline, Singapore Airlines (SQ) (Internet: www.singaporeair.com) offers flight services to Singapore from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt / M., Munich, Vienna (via Frankfurt or Zurich) and Zurich.

Lufthansa (LH) flies non-stop from Frankfurt. In addition, daily connections from Zurich with Swiss (LX) directly or with a stopover in Bangkok, Delhi or Mumbai.

Qatar Airways (QR) offers a connection to Singapore from Doha. Feeder flights to Doha are possible from Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt.

Flight times

Frankfurt – Singapore: 11 hours 55 minutes; Vienna – Singapore: 14 hours 10 minutes; Zurich – Singapore: 12 hours (non-stop).

Arrival by car

Two dams run through the Strait of Johor and connect Singapore with the peninsula of Malaysia and Asia. City buses and coaches go to Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and other places. Tolls must be paid for the roads connecting Singapore and Malaysia, in Singapore via the Autopass Card, in Malaysia in cash.

Arriving by train

There are regular rail connections between Singapore and the major cities on the western coast of the Malaysia Peninsula, including Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur on the Malayan Railway (Internet: www.ktmb.com.my) Trains between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur run three times a day, some are air-conditioned and have dining cars. Night trains carry sleeping cars.

Further international connections exist with the Orient Express (Internet: www.orient-express.com) to Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth (Malaysia) and Bangkok (Thailand). The agency for the Orient-Express in Germany: Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, Sachsenring 85, D-50677 Cologne, Tel: (0221) 33 80 300.

Arrival by ship

Singapore is one of the busiest port cities in the world. Many international shipping companies choose Singapore as the starting point for their Southeast Asia cruises, including Royal Caribbean International (Internet: www.royalcaribbean.de).