Flight tickets from Port Elizabeth to Singapore

Singapore is a vibrant nation and one of the most livable cities in the world. Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to over 5.6 million people, it's a powerful financial, commercial, and economic hub of the Asia-Pacific region. With a unique blend of modernity, diverse land-use, traditional architecture, and amazing cuisine, Singapore has something for everyone. From world-famous culinary experiences and ultra-modern facilities, to dynamic green spaces and culture-packed historic sites, Singapore is a must-visit destination. Join us as we explore the breathtaking city of Singapore.

Getting to Know Singapore

Singapore is a unique and cosmopolitan city state, located in Southeast Asia. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The population of Singapore is 5,605,000 (2018). The major ethnic groups are Chinese (76.6%), Malay (14.3%) and Indian (7.9%). Singapore has a single time zone, UTC+8. The country does not observe Daylight Saving Time. English is the language used for most official purposes, including government, law and business. In addition, four other major languages are spoken: Malay, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Tamil and Hokkien. The official currency of Singapore is Singapore Dollar (SGD). The exchange rate for Singapore Dollar is very stable, and is typically higher than the US Dollar and Euro.

Climate and Weather

With its tropical climate, Singapore's temperature and humidity remain relatively consistent throughout the year. Located in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the city-state experiences two distinct monsoon seasons from November to March and June to October. The average daily temperature in Singapore ranges from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius (77 to 94 degrees Fahrenheit) with both minimum and maximum temperatures higher during the day. With its abundant rainfall, the precipitation rate in Singapore is also quite high. Rainfall can happen at any time of the year but is heaviest during the monsoon season. Singapore also experiences an consistent wind pattern due to the pressure gradient between the two monsoon systems. The windiest months are typically January, February, March and April, which is when the northeast monsoon is dominant. Overall, Singapore has a typical tropical climate with very hot and humid weather conditions.

Touring Singapore: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Singapore: Changi Airport and Seletar Airport. You can get to downtown Singapore from Changi Airport by taxi, public bus or MRT train. Taxi from Changi Airport to downtown Singapore costs around S$20-S$30, depending on traffic. Public bus (SBS Transit Service 36 or SMRT Bus 969) costs S$2.50 for adults, and MRT train costs S$2.20-S$2.70, depending on destination. Yes, you can change money at Singapore airport. There are 24-hour money changers at both Changi Airport and Seletar Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Singapore

  1. Singapore’s multicultural environment, with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Eurasian cultures, makes it a great destination for cultural exploration
  2. Singapore has deep roots in its colonial history and remnants of that period of time, including architecture like the National Gallery, remain for tourists to explore
  3. Tourists can learn about Singapore’s recent history and its rapid transition to a global city by visiting many of its museums and historic sites

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