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Adventure and fun in the Lion State

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

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  /   Fri, November 25 2011   /  10:55 am

Singapore is only a stone’s throw away from Indonesia, being a mere two hours from Jakarta. This explains why many Indonesians visit the city-state which has an area of only 710.3 square kilometers.

Singapore is a lively cosmopolitan city full of skyscrapers and large parks, where the quality of life rivals any other city in the developed world. Known as “the little red dot” its presence now looms much larger than its name.

One interesting aspect about Singapore is its diverse culture, various ethnicities and religions that coexist in peaceful harmony.

Many people are amazed with Singapore’s beauty and dynamic progress. Not too long ago it was just a simple fishermen’s kampong, while today Singapore has transformed into a modern cosmopolitan city.

Currently Singapore has a population of about five million with English as the main language while th...