Situated proudly at the southern most point of the Malaysian peninsula, Singapore radiates confidence as a beacon of hope and prosperity. Once a pivotal Asian destination in the British Empire, today Singapore is a modern pulsating city-state symbolised by the Merlion, a half-lion half-fish mythical creature that spurts water from its mouth. Experience it all with a Singapore holiday today.
The British acquired sovereignty over Singapore in 1824, with the island nation declaring separation from the UK in 1963 and announcing total independence as a republic in 1965. The English legacy of 139 years control remains dominant throughout the nation with many colonial buildings standing proud. Today Singapore remains an important trading nation with Australia and a great city-break destination.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no significant temperature variation year round. The mercury rises to around the 30/31 degree mark across the year. The wettest months are November and December.
There are a variety of festivals and events punctuating the Singapore calendar. Sentosa Flowers celebrates spring in all its colourful glory, Chinese New Year is a lively affair and the Dragon Boat Festival sees teams strive for victory. The Mooncake Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival, is a very beautiful occasion. Held near the Marina, the River Hong Bao is an annual fair themed around that year’s Chinese zodiac symbol.
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