Singapore, reputed as "Garden City", is one of the world largest ports and an important international financial center. In Singapore, all roads are wide, and on both sides of the sidewalk there are exuberant trees and different kinds of flowers, in which laws and small flowerbed parks are scattered, setting off Singapore's tidy city appearance. Singapore has more than 2,000 species of higher plants, and thus it is touted as the "World Garden City" and the "Exemplary Sanitary City in SE Asia".
Alias: Lion City, Star Continent, Star Island, and "Xila" Island
Climate: Tropical marine climate
Language: English, Chinese, Malaysian, and Tamil
Telephone Code: 65(Country Code)
Zip Code: 999002
Region: adjacent to Malaysia
Emergency Phones: Police 999; First Aid 6748 9911; Fire Police 995
Embassy Official Website：http://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/beijing.html
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Singapore belongs to the tropical marine climate, and its temperature fluctuation is not large on the whole. Singapore has plenty of precipitation and so its climate is warm and humid, with average annual temperature ranging between 23℃ and 31℃, showing a tiny temperature difference.
Daily average temperature: 26.7℃;
The coldest month: December to January;
The Hottest Month: May to July;
Annual precipitation: 2,353mm;
Geographic Location: Located at the Estuary of Singapore River and on the Fullerton Road
Introduction:The well-known Merlion Statue, situated on the lakeside of Singapore River, is 8m high and 40t heavy. The lion's head represents the legendary "Lion City", and the fish's tail symbolizes the ancient city "Tumasik", implying that Singapore originates from a small fishing village. Today, the Merlion Statute has become an emblem and sign for Singapore.
Geographic Location: Located in the south of Singapore Island
Introduction:Sentosa is an idyllic island for vacation, and its name in Bahasa Malaysia means peace and tranquility. It evolved from a small fishing village to UK's military base. In 1972, it turned into a holiday resort. On the verdant and tree-lined island there is fascinating Adventure Park, natural and quiet lanes, museum, and historical sites etc., keeping away from the noisy city.
Geographic Location: Located at No. 80, Mandai Lake Road
Introduction:In 1973, Singapore Zoological Garden was opened to the public. During the garden design, the open-type concept is taken as the design philosophy, and so the garden comprises tropic forest and lakes. In the garden, the zoo takes a floor space of 28 hectares and pools 250 species of mammals, birds, and reptilians, with total number hitting nearly 3,000. During the visiting process, tourists can have breakfast with gorillas or appreciate four animal performances per day.
Geographic Location: Located at the Marina Center in the south of Singapore
Introduction:Singapore Flyer is 165m high, which is equivalent to the height of a 42-floor building and 30m higher than the renowned "London Eye". In the Singapore Flyer you can appreciate Singapore's panoramic beauty and get a view of all landscapes in the East Coast, the Marina Bay, the downtown, and the Sentosa and other regions. In Singapore, only when taking the Singapore Flyer can you appreciate the city's enchanting panorama.
Singapore Metro System falls into South-to-North Line, East-to-West Line, and East-to-North Line, which include 69 metro stations (including 7 interchange stations) and have a total length of 118.9km. In each metro station of Singapore there are route map explanations with eye-catching signs, and the ticket vendor with strong functions.
In Singapore there are two major bus companies, namely, SGX and SMRT. In addition, the long-distance bus station is built on the Queen Street, where numerous shuttle buses will drive towards every corner of Malaysia each day.
Singapore is a gourmet paradise. The multicultural and rich history provide Singapore with great food. Food cultures from China, India, Malaysia and many other countries clash in this melting pot of Asian cuisine, each showing their own advantages.
This is a popular food in Singapore. The name comes from its cooking process, that is, soaking rice in thick coconut milk and then steaming the mixture of rice and coconut milk. Nasi lemak is milky white, emitting a thick coconut fragrance.
Recommended restaurant:Clarke Quay
Address:3E River Valley Rd.
Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh refers to eating ribs while drinking tea.Bak Kut is made of fresh pork ribs wrapped with thick lean meat, with all kinds of condiments and sometimes various nourishing herbs added, and then stewed until the meat is very soft.
Recommended restaurant:Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Address:Rochor Centre, Blk 1, # 01-506 (near Clarke Quay).