Located at the Southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a very popular tourist attraction in the South Eastern Asia. The geographical location of Singapore is such that its position from the equator is 137 kilometers north of the equator and is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north from the Riau Islands of Indonesia in the south.
Tourist Attraction In Singapore
Unison of 63 islands in total, with the Singapore mainland, this county is highly urbanized and modern. The official indigenous name of this Singapore mainland is Pulau Ujong.
Thus, next time when you visit here and hear this term, do not get startled. Among the other important islands of the Republic of Singapore, the noteworthy are Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa as they are the largest ones among the other smaller ones.
As you plan a trip here, do not be confused about the diversity of weather chatacterised by harsh winter, hard monsoons and scorching summers. There is absolutely nothing like that in Singapore, which is, on the contrary, characterized by absence of distinct seasonal differences.
Rather, a uniform temperature and pressure prevails here all through the year with high humidity and abundant rainfall. So, while the range of temperature remains around 22°C to 34 °C all through the year, the humidity that is experienced in the morning is around as high as 90% and in the afternoon it gradually drops a bit to 60%. This is not all about humidity in Singapore.
In days of prolonged showers it even hits 100%, adding up to much more discomfort of the people. This is practically experienced during the monsoon months of November and December. While the hottest months here are May and June, the months of August to October is a long span, characterized by haze, which is born out of bush fires in the neighboring regions of Indonesia.
Otherwise there is nothing as short days-long nights or longer days- shorter nights in Singapore and the length of day is constant all round the year. The population of Singapore is estimated as almost five million. Among these a high percentage is that of foreigners. The majority of people are Chinese descendents, comprising of as much as 74.2%.
Among the minorities are 13.4% of descendants of Malay and 9.2% are that of Indian descendants. The ratio between woman and children is 1:1. The commonly spoken languages in Singapore are English, Tamil, Chinese and Malay. Amongst these, English remains the mostly spoken one.
The percentages of Chinese speaking people are also quite large, conversing in Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese and Mandarin. Malay remains an ornamental language in Singapore, mostly used in national anthem and military commands, rather than communicative language basically.
The most commonly practiced religion is that of Buddhism. Other minority religions found here are Christianity, Islam, Taoism and Hinduism. Though there has been a notable decline in the number of Buddhists followers, a sharp increase Taoists has been experienced as well as other people who are atheists. Thus there is a conglomeration of people from various religions and races, thereby providing it with a secular structure.