Singapore – Where everybody is connected
Did you know that in Singapore, there are 148 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people? The residents of the Lion City sure love their technology – but there’s many more interesting things about the world’s only island city-state. The name itself came from the Malays who borrowed it from Sanskrit: Simhapura means lion city, and although there never really were many lions in the area, the name stuck. It’s only natural that one can find this animal in many of the Singaporean symbols – just look at the Merlion, a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish, the official emblem.
Singapore’s cultural diversity is widely known: Tourists choose this destination because of its so-called hawker cuisine of many traditions and influences, the technology-readiness, the city’s role in the business world, and the several worthy monuments and sights it offers. Here lies one of the world’s most photographed buildings: the Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort opened in 2010 which includes a 2561 room hotel, a mall, a museum, an exhibition centre, two theatres, restaurants, the world’s largest atrium casino and the list goes on...
The Lau Pa Sat historic market and the Sri Mariamman Temple are popular destinations for those who are interested in the more historical sights, and Universal Studios’ Hollywood Boulevard, located on Sentosa Island is another attraction that most visitors wouldn’t want to miss.
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