Singapore Overview: Quick information about Singapore

Last Updated: June 19,2020

Is Singapore a country or city?

Singapore is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. Following Monaco, Singapore is the second-most-densely populated country because it has only 5.6 million people live and work within 700 square kilometers, The mainland is usually what people think of Singapore.

History of Singapore

The modern Singapore country was found in the early 19th century. At the time, the Kingdom of Singapura was under the rule of Parameswara. From 1819, British establish its crown colony in Singapore. Singapore became an independent republic on 9 August 1965.

By the 1990s, the country had become one of the most prosperous countries in the world, with a highly developed free market economy and strong international trade links. It now has the highest GDP in Asia, the 7th in the world.

Singapore Climate – the Best Time to Visit Singapore

Singapore is a tropical country so the weather here is hot and humid all year-round. The temperature usually between 25°C and 30 °C. The best time to visit Singapore is the calm months from December to June, when the country has the least amount of rain, the lowest humidity, and the most sunshine.

Transportation

Visitors will find this country public transportation easy, efficient and clean, far more than most countries in the world. This impressive transport system will take you anywhere you want. You are able to take bus, MRT underground or taxi to every corner of the island.

A three-day ticket of Singapore Tourist Pass allows you travel around the mainland for only $20. International app Uber of local must-have Grab are highly suggested to download before you go.

Money Used in Singapore

The Singapore dollar (S$), also code as SGD, is the official currency of Singapore. Paper notes are denominated in $2, $5, $10, and $50 ($100, $500, $1,000 and $10,000 bills are less commonly seen). Coins come in 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents and $1 denominations.

US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Yen and Pounds Sterling are also accepted at many hotels and shopping centers in Singapore.

Planning a Trip to Southeast Asia?
Want to plan your trip better? Want an affordable private tour? Get the best tour packages in Southeast Asia as well as this FREE starter kit sent to your email right away - and plan your trip with our expert!
Your FREE starter kit includes:
  • DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
  • STEPS FOR PLANNING A TRIP
  • PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS
CUSTOMIZE MY TRIP
WHY UME TRAVEL
Since 1998

Over 20 years online travel service in tailor-made, 10000+ successful happy travel experiences.

100% Tailor-Made Trip

Design only for you and in your style! Flexible travel date.

Expert Consultant

24/7 online, 1 on 1 private service, over 10 years experience!

100% Value Guaranteed

Best value for money. Exceed your expectation and 100% satisfaction!

Ground Support

Experienced, warm-hearted guides and staff, 24 hrs standing by.

No Hidden Cost

We guarantee there will be no hidden cost during your trip.