Capital: Singapore Population: 4.5 million Language: Mandarin, Malay, English, Tamil Time: GMT+8 International Dialling Code: +65
Money: Singapore Dollar (SGD) Visa: Not required by UK nationals.
Further Information: Uniquely Singapore, Singapore High Commission in London: 0207 451 1800
When to go: Apart from the monsoon November and December months which get pretty wet most of the year is fair game to visit.
Singapore cultural icons: Angela Zhang, Lee Kwan Yew?!
Music: The island is an international entrepôt meaning that rock music is popular as well as Cantonese pop, Malaysian, Indonesian and Bollywood styles are also appreciated too.
As a short stay destination, there is no finer jewel east of Suez. Contrary to popular perception there are nuggets of culture and creative expression that is abundant in the city state. China town and Little India are atmospheric neighbourhoods where those at Globe at One found colourful and intriguing. If you are into oriental cuisine then we can personally vouch for them having the finest restaurants in South East Asia, a gourmets delight… always a Singular Singapore!