Want to know more about Singapore? Then look at this excerpt from our own travel blog, YoGoYo, about Singapore:
“Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometres, making her one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region – hence the moniker “The Little Red Dot”. Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. Also, her strategic location in the region has enabled her to become a central sea port along major shipping routes. Little has indeed become big.
“Moving around Singapore is quite a breeze. The island nation has one of the world’s most efficient public transportation systems, if not the best. With a combination of underground trains, over ground buses and your feet one can very easily go from anywhere to anywhere… effortlessly. By the year 2020, the Government plans to make the network so efficient and owning cars so expensive that it will encourage the locals to depend more and more on public transportation.
“For this trip I was to stay at Hotel Pan Pacific located on Raffles Boulevard. Thanks to my association with the tourism industry, the hotel was kind enough to offer me a room on the 28th floor. The room had a balcony and faced the Marina Bay. To my right was the financial district, in the front was the bay and to my left standing majestically was Singapore’s newest icon – The Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino. I couldn’t have asked for a better ‘room with a view’.
“Newton Food Centre is Singapore’s most famous eating place. It may not be the best, but is indeed the most popular with locals as well as tourists. One can see tourist buses parked in large numbers. There are about 100 stalls that mainly cook local cuisine. Seating is out in the open. Every table has a number. Diners order their food at the stalls and give their table number. Food is brought at the table and is paid for to the waiter. Once it was very common for the stall owners to overcharge their unsuspecting (especially foreigners) customers but now CCTV cameras have put some check.
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