The Republic of Singapore is a city-state found on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in the south east of Asia. Its 5 million population is packed into just 268 square miles of territory, neighboured by Malaysia to the north and Indonesia to the south. The nation is actually made up of 63 islands but the vast majority of the population is to be found in the main city metropolis. With four official languages (English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil) the city and country is an interesting blend of cultures and ethnic diversity. Singapore is a highly successful financial centre but also has an excellent tourism infrastructure in place for visitors.

Being less than 100 miles from the equator, Singapore has an extremely consistent climate with average temperatures being between 24 and 31°C all year round. With the heat however comes regular rainfall with at least some rain to be had half the days of the year. There are some very high quality serviced apartments in Singapore being used by both business-people and tourists; making a great base from which to explore the city-state. As well as the hustle and bustle, architecture and museums of the city, there is also plenty of nature to enjoy, especially in the Jurong Bird Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Cities of Singapore