Singaporeans can enjoy great savings throughout the year if they cross the Johor Straits and do their shopping in JB. Shoppers are seen along Orchard Road, one day before the start of the Great Singapore Sale. While the deals will remain largely the same as in previous years, consumers can expect more rewards with every dollar they spend during this year’s Great Singapore Sale (GSS)
People are saying that Singapore is the least happy county but I am not feeling so.
Singapore At A Glance:
Singapore is ranked as one of the top 4 most liveable cities in Asia, according to the latest 2010 survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Singapore: One Of The Most Liveable Cities In Asia:
Singapore is also known for its racial and cultural diversity which co-exists in peace and harmony. People of various culture and background come together on a daily basis to study, work or play. Singapore also enjoys vibrant day and night scenes, with many F&B outlets open past midnight.
Singapore: Easiest Place To Do Business With The Most Open Economy For International Trade And Investment:
Singapore is a great anchor point for work and travel within South-east Asia. The income for expats working in Singapore is acknowledged as among the highest in the world.
Singapore has maintained its stronghold as Asia’s Top Convention City for the 11th consecutive year, according to the latest global rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
The Republic is also the only city in Asia to make the Top 10 Convention Cities in the world, alongside the likes of Vienna, Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona.
Last year, Singapore hosted a record high of 150 ICCA events, up 5.6 per cent from 142 in 2011.
The Singapore Tourism Board added that visitor numbers for last year also hit a record high of 14.4 million visitors, an increase of nine per cent from 2011.
Singapore: One Of The Most Livable Cities In Asia
Many foreigners who have lived in Singapore would agree that Singapore is one of the best places in Asia to live, work and play in. The standard of living in Singapore is good because of the efficiency in finding work and doing business. Coupled with the strong economy and political stability in the country, it has brought about a safe living environment with very low crime rates.
Now days, as you know Singapore are growing in various industries. There is huge of work in fact lots of work, vacancies in each industry to trying ones luck. The government of Singapore is hoping to increase the population. So that they welcomes to foreigner, especially professionals like professors, doctors, engineers and other diploma or degree holders (from renowned institute). They have revealed a forward thinking means they encourage to visiting foreigners to get job and stay in their country for at least six months.
Singapore has a new kid in town. River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, is a new attraction inspired by the world’s most iconic river systems – including the Mississippi, Nile, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers.
River Safari is designed to highlight the importance of the world’s freshwater ecosystems, and is home to 150 plant species and more than 5,000 aquatic and land animals from over 300 species.
- The world’s first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore.
- 8 in 10 people in Singapore own cell phones. In fact, telecom companies issue new numbers at the rate of 30,000 to 40,000 per month.
- The most common Chinese surnames in Singapore are Tan, Lim and Lee.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 Singaporeans live in public housing flats.
- More Singaporeans are born in the month of October than any other month of the year.
- The world’s highest man-made waterfall, standing at 30 metres, is located at the Jurong BirdPark.
- Singapore is a stopover point for thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Flyway.
- The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in 1893.
- Singapore became the 117th member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965.
- Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres.
- Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
- English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore.
- The national anthem ‘Majulah Singapura‘ is actually sung in Malay.
- The record for the most number of people participating in line dancing was set in Singapore in May 2002 with 11,967 dancers.
- Singapore has more than 3,000 kilometres of roads. Stretched end to end, they can cover the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong.
SINGAPORE: The Port of Singapore once again clinched the Best Seaport in Asia award at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), retaining its crown as Asia’s port of choice.
The award was presented to Singapore for an unprecedented 25th time at the 27th AFSCA held Thursday evening in Beijing.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Port of Singapore was Chan Keng Nee, deputy director (Vessel Traffic Management) from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The Port of Singapore was recognised for her cost competitiveness, container shipping-friendly fee regime, provision of suitable container shipping-related infrastructure, timely and adequate investment in new infrastructure, and facilitation of ancillary services including logistics and freight forwarding facilities.
Singapore was selected for the award ahead of strong competition from Busan Port, Port of Dalian, Port of Hong Kong, Port Klang, Laem Chabang Port, Port of Manila, Shanghai Yangshan Port, Shenzhen Port and Port of Tanjung Pelepas, among others.
Despite uncertain times facing the global maritime industry, the Port of Singapore achieved record figures in several areas last year.
Container throughput crossed the 30 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) milestone for the first time and vessel arrival tonnage reached a record high of 2.25 billion gross tonnes last year.
Singapore also remains the world’s top bunkering port, registering bunker sales volumes of 42.7 million tonnes. — BERNAMA