The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura , literally Lion City.
Lions probably never lived there, the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger...
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator.
An island country made up of 63 islands.
Where to sleep:
Traveller@SD HOSTEL, is one of the cheapest place where you can sleep in Singapore. Is clean, with Aircon, good WIFI, computers and common kitchen.
Breakfast is included. Is 10 minutes by walk from Little India and 5 minutes walking by buses and underground.
What to visit:
- Marina Bay
- Art science museum
- Little India
- China town
Arriving into Singapore:
Singapore has really straight rules.
You should be careful entering by land of fly.
You need to declare your cigarette even if you have only 2 packs, otherwise in case they catch you, there are some expensive fine to pay.
Once in the city you need to find place where is allowed to smoke.
Do not throw away cigarettes butts.