About Singapore


Singapore, an island city-state, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Learn more about what this fin-tech hub has to offer when you attend the 2018 World Credit Union Conference.

Language

English is the most common language used in Singapore out of the four official languages: Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. 

Many Singaporeans use Singlish to communicate. Singlish is a mix of English with other languages mixed into in. Don’t be too surprised to hear Singaporeans adding to their sentences the occasional “lah” and “leh”, which have become an integral part of everyday conversation.

A World of Color

Singapore is one of the world's greenest cities. The city of skyscrapers is also one that is filled with lush greenery. Nearly half of Singapore’s land area (approximately 700 square kilometres) is under green cover. Beyond numerous parks and gardens, there are pockets of undiscovered plant life housed in the most unusual of places.

Vibrant Mix of Cultures

Besides the history-rich ChinatownKampong Glam and Little India cultural districts, there are more colourful enclaves for visitors to explore in Singapore.

You’ll find rows of hip eateries and stores along the Art Deco-style buildings of Tiong Bahru, as well as colourful Peranakan-style shophouses and traditional food stalls at Joo Chiat/Katong.

Weather

Located just north of the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate and stays hot throughout the year, creating the perfect beach atmosphere. Temperatures average around 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. 

Singapore Tourist Guide

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.

Learn more about what there is to do during your visit to Singapore with the help of VisitSingapore.

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