Singapore Travel Overview
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.
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.
Official language: Chinese
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
SGD / 702
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
Dependency: Malaysia until 1965
UN member since: 1965
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: republic
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%
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
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
Telephone connections: 2,060,000
Cell Phones: 4,322,000
Internet users: 3,070,000
Paved roads: 3,259 km
of which expressways: 150 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 1,063
Number of doctors: 6,540
Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 5,400
Illiteracy: 8th %
Last sovereign since: 1965
Main religious group: Buddhists
Prison inmates: 17,000
Armed forces (troop strength): 76,000
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.
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).