Photos of Singapore
full country name Republic of Singapore
capital Singapore
population 4.1 million (as of 2001)
surface area 618 sq km
currency Singapore dollar (S$)
exchange rate US$ 1 = S$ 1.75 (as of September 2002)
language Chinese, English, Malay, Tamil
main religion 42% Buddhist
Internet users 29% (as of 2000)
Once, Twice, Three Times
I have visited Singapore now twice. Once, a long time ago on my first journey outside Europe when I did not know much about the world and anything about traveling. I still remember sitting on a ... (more)
Durian-flavoured Shopping Malls
In Singapore, gM and I were hard-pressed to find the images that we knew from other parts of Asia such as Indonesia and India. I imagined heat, no sidewalks, few signs, little shops on the ... (more)
Our route through Singapore
Our route...
Pink Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin
Pink Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Dolphin Lagoon / © gM
Butterfly Park
Butterfly Park / © gM
August 28th, 2002, we flew from Vienna via Frankfurt to Singapore, an island in the South China Sea at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula. We visited Singapore for 6 days before continuing on to Malaysia, crossing one of the bridges which connect Singapore to Malaysia in the north. Singapore's appeal results from a mix of Asian cultural heritage and Western modernity, sprinkled with a dash of nature: the three neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street, the Central Business District and the shopping-mall-El-Dorado along Orchard Street, as well as pink Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins at Dolphin Lagoon, butterflies at Butterfly Park, and red Weedy Seadragon and yellow Leafy Seadragons at Underwater World.