Location: Singapore, a city-state, is located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, between Indian Ocean and South China Sea. It is situated between parts of Malaysia and Indonesia – something which helped the country grow into one of the major global financial centers. It has one of the busiest airport and port in the region.
Things to do: Singapore is a city state, but it offers so many kinds of opportunities for anyone visiting the country. From trekking in natural reserve to bird park, from musical concerts and discos to fun filled evening at Sentosa, from different kinds of cuisines to island hopping, from a variety of rides at Universal Studios to shopping in plush shopping malls – Singapore has something for everyone.
Cuisine: Singapore is home to people of Chinese, Malay, and Indian origin. There are some people from all over the Southeast countries and quite a few are from European countries also. This is quite well reflected in cuisines. You can have authentic Malay food, a typical South Indian food and also the Chinese food. Korean, Thai and Indonesian cuisines are also available and so is continental food stuff. Do not forget to try Pimp My Salad – a healthy take on ‘fast’ food with its delicious vegetable and meat and enjoy some craft beer. Fish of various kinds are available at most of the eateries in Singapore.
Currency: It is called Singapore Dollar.
$1 = SGD1.35
SGD1 = Rs49.3 (Indian Rupee)
Visa: An Indian citizen has to apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa online. Following are the documents required for applying a visa to Singapore:
A duly filled in and signed visa application form with requisite fee
A passport with at least 6 months validity
Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Singapore
Confirmed onward/return tickets
Two passport-size photographs (35mm x 45mm) of each visitor, taken against white background with matte finish
Covering letter of the applicant
These documents need to be sent to the High Commission or Consulate General office, depending on from where passport of applicant has been issued.
Visa is generally valid for 30 days from the date of entry.
Flights: Singapore is well connected to all major Indian International airports by direct flights. There are flights from other South Indian cities also. Singapore is a hub of air traffic and is used as transit for flights to so many far off places across the globe.