Singapore city life
Singapore is a lively and energetic city 24 hours a day, offering travellers an abundance of leisure activities, including cultural and urban attractions. Nobody ever gets bored in Singapore.
Notable attractions in Singapore include:
- Gardens by the Bay
- Buddha Temple and Museum
- ArtScience Museum
- The Museum of Art & Design (also known as MAD)
- Civilian War Memorial
- The triple-towered Marina Bay Sands
- Sri Mariamman Temple
- Sultan Mosque
- Singapore Zoo
See the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, a performing arts centre, where you can enjoy performances of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, or simply admire the beautiful architecture of the building itself, a major part of the attraction.
Popular sports in Singapore include football, basketball, cricket, swimming, sailing, table tennis, badminton, and the city has been hosting Formula 1 and ASEAN Games events.
Join one of the many festivals organise din Singapore, such as Chingay Parade festival, or the annual Singapore Arts Festival.
At night, you have a wealth of entertainment and nightspots to choose from, famous are Zouk and Kyo clubs, but you can also try unique rooftop bars where you can admire Singapore skyline.
Singapore is also a great shopping destination, so you can satisfy your shopping pleasure in one of the many stores from luxury boutiques to street-side flea markets. The prime shopping districts are Orchard Road, and ION Orchard, which houses boutiques for every budget.
International atmosphere in Singapore
Singapore numbers a significant international student population, but several ethnic communities have set their homes in the city. Almost 40 % of the total population is comprised of foreign nationals, mainly Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians. International students account for around 18% of all students in Singapore.
There are 4 official languages in Singapore: Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English, and more than 20 other languages spoken.
English is the official language of instruction in Singapore. More than 75% of population speaks English too, so students who wish to study abroad in Singapore will have no problems in communicating with the locals.
Singapore has no distinctive seasons, throughout the whole year you will experience uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F). April and May are the hottest months, and the monsoon season lasts from November to January.