Flight tickets from Upington to Singapore

' Welcome to Singapore, the vibrant and dynamic city-state located in Southeast Asia. Rich in culture and history, Singapore is a destination that combines modernity and traditional heritage to create an unforgettable experience for any visitor. Whether you're looking for an urban adventure of shopping and nightlife, or a natural escape to explore the diversity of flora and fauna, Singapore can offer it all. From its unique cuisine to the booming business and technology industry, Singapore has something to offer for everyone. Read on to find out more about this amazing country.

Getting to Know Singapore

Singapore, a small city-state located in Southeast Asia, is one of the world’s most populated countries. It has a population of more than 5.6 million, which puts it at nearly 90% of its population density, the second highest in the world, behind Monaco. Singapore has a tropical climate, with temperatures averaging between 80°F and 90°F year-round. It is in the Singapore Time Zone (UTC+8), which places it eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The main languages spoken in Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil. English is the language of instruction in schools, so command of the language is widespread. Singapore's official currency is the Singapore dollar, or 'S$. All prices are shown in this currency, and most establishments accept both coins and notes. Credit cards, debit cards, and traveler checks are also widely accepted.

Climate and Weather

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and humid throughout the year. The average temperature ranges between 23 to 32 degrees Celsius. April to June is the hottest period, during which the temperature ranges from 28 to 33 degrees Celsius. The year is divided into two monsoon seasons. The Northeast Monsoon season runs from November to March, with more rain and occasional thunderstorms during the afternoon. The Southwest Monsoon season is from June to September, with lighter rains and cooler temperatures. The wettest months are from November to January and the driest months are from May to July. Humidity is usually high, especially during the months of April and May. The weather in Singapore can be unpredictable from time to time, with occasional strong wind and sudden rain. The haze season occurs between April and October, when strong winds bring smoke from fires in neighboring countries. Nevertheless, the pleasant climate in Singapore makes it a popular destination for travelers and tourists.

Touring Singapore: Airport and Transportation

There are two main airports in Singapore: Changi Airport (SIN) and Seletar Airport (XSP). You can get from the main airport to downtown Singapore via the MRT (Express Train) which costs around SGD 2.50-3.00. You can also take a taxi which will cost around SGD 20-25. Yes, you can change money at Singapore Airport at Travelex outlets located at both international terminals.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Singapore

  1. Singapore is renowned for its diverse ethnic cultures, with Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Eurasian groups who have all contributed to Singapore’s vibrant heritage and traditions
  2. Singapore is an incredibly modern and urbanised country with a rich and history dating back to the 14th century. It was a British trading post and later became a crown colony but gained independence in 1965
  3. Singapore is known as the “Garden City”, largely due to its lush green spaces and beautiful nature reserves. There is also a vibrant art and food culture and unique shopping experiences to be had in its many malls and street markets

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