Singapore is a city-state located in Southeast Asia, consisting of one main island and 62 smaller islands, known for its modern and efficient economy, multicultural society, and impressive architecture, including landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens by the Bay. The country has a diverse population with Chinese, Malay, and Indian ethnic groups making up the majority, along with many other nationalities. The Singaporean lifestyle is famous for its focus on food, with the country known for its hawker centers and street food culture, as well as its clean and green environment.

The city itself has an interesting colonial history, with numerous old buildings to explore. Singapore is very clean, and the people friendly. You may get a few bargains on electrical goods. Some great food can be had in the food stalls to be found everywhere.

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We have visited Singapore a few times, it always seems to be a stopover on our way through to other Asian countries. Consequently, we are very familiar with the airport. If you want to stay and explore, the airport is like a mini city. I recommend the cactus garden and butterfly garden, for some fresh (humid!) air and a drink at the bar. You can also have a meal and watch a movie for free.

The best thing to do though if you have a few hours to spare, is to go on the great free tour of the city, which is organised by the airport people. In 2004 we finally went on a real holiday to Singapore, and stayed 11 days.

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