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Області у Singapore
Область/Штат: Область/Штат:
Admiralty1 Marymount1
Aljunied10 North113
ang mo kio31 Northeast64
Bedok29 Novena9
bedok court1 NTU13
Bishan19 NUS14
Boon Keng5 Orchard,Clarke Quay8
Buangkok5 Pasir Panjang Road3
Bugis3 Pasir Ris 20
Bukit Batok21 Punggol6
Bukit Merah7 Queenstown11
Bukit Panjang27 Redhill6
Bukit Purmei3 Seletar Hills7
Bukit Timah22 Sembawang6
Buona Vista6 Sengkang26
CBD7 Serangoon28
CCK4 Serangoon Gardens10
Central143 Simei7
Changi6 Singapore358
Choa Chu Kang28 South13
City9 Southwest13
Clementi24 Tampines29
Commonwealth6 Tanjong Pagar6
East213 Telok Blangah2
East Coast22 tiong bahru6
Holland Avenue4 Toa Payoh36
Hougang39 Upper Thomson7
Jurong East27 West217
Jurong West47 Whampoa4
Kembangan1 Woodlands31
Marine Parade13 Yishun34
Marsling2
Інформація про Singapore
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Hospitality Club Singapore
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Introduction

Singapore is more than a clean city that prohibits chewing gum. The remaining colonial architecture, the close intermix of many different cultures and religions, resulting in colorful, friendly people living in peace and harmony, as well as delicious cuisine are more than good reason why you should stop by and check it out.

Singapore, or rather Singapura, was founded by Sang Nila Utama. According to the 13th century Malay Annals, the prince spotted a creature he believed to be a lion and named the island "Singa pura" (Lion City) from which the current name, Singapore was derived from.

Sir Stamford Raffles of the East India Company arrived in Singapore in 1819 and saw the potential to develop the island into a thriving trading port. Singapore became part of the British Straits Settlements from 1826-1946 and was briefly under Japanese rule from 1942-1945. The Crown Colony of Singapore was established from 1946-1959 and Singapore was a member in the Federation of Malaya from 1963 till her independence in 1965.

"Singapore is a small country on a small island, but with over four million people it's a fairly crowded city and in fact second only to Monaco as the world's most densely populated country. The center of the city — consisting roughly of Orchard, the Riverside and a chunk of Chinatown — is known in acronym-loving Singapore as the CBD (Central Business District). Riverside — (also known as Civil District); Museums, statues and theaters, not to mention restaurants, bars and clubs. Orchard Road — Miles and miles of shopping malls. Bugis and Kampong Glam — Bugis and Kampong Glam are Singapore's old Malay district, now largely taken over by mall-shopping, although Arab Street in the Kampong Glam area is well worth a visit for its eclectic mix of unique shops and restaurants. Chinatown — The area originally designated for Chinese settlement by Stamford Raffles. Now a Cantonese enclave in predominantly Hokkien Singapore. Little India — A piece of India to the north of the city core. Balestier, Newton, Novena and Toa Payoh — Budget accommodations and Burmese temples within striking distance of the center. North and West — The northern and western parts of the island, also known as Woodlands and Jurong respectively, form Singapore's residential and industrial hinterlands. East Coast — The largely residential eastern part of the island contains Changi Airport and many famous eateries. Katong is located in the East Coast and is famous for its Peranakan food, such as laksa. Joo Chiat has some well-restored Peranakan houses with characteristic intricate architecture. Also consists of Geylang Serai, the true home of Singapore's Malays. Sentosa — A separate island developed into a resort, Sentosa is the closest that Singapore gets to Disneyland." taken from http://wikitravel.org/en/Singapore. The Singapore flag consists of two horizontal halves, red above white. The red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of men; the white symbolises purity and virtue. In the upper left corner (in the red top half of the flag), a white crescent moon and five white stars form a circle. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars stand for the country's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.


Top Things to See and Do

Chinese New Year Celebrations (Jan 15 - Feb 28 2005)

Chinatown Light-Up & Celebrations
Jan 15 - Feb 28 2005 (Free Admission)

Festive Carnival & Street Bazaar

Jan 15 - Feb 10 2005
9am - 11pm (weekdays), 9am - 1am (weekends)
Along Pagoda Street, Temple Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Banda Street, and open fields beside Sago Street and Sago Lane

Nightly Stage Show

Jan 15 - Feb 10 2005
Kreta Ayer Square Stage

Countdown Party

Feb 8 2005, 9pm - 3am
Along New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Singapore River Hongbao

Feb 7 - 23 2005, Marina Promenade (Free Admission)

Chingay Parade of Dreams

Feb 18, 7.30pm (Preview) and Feb 19, 7pm (Parade)
Orchard Road

Chingay Party-On! Float Parades

Feb 20 - Orchard Road to Chinatown
Feb 26 - Orchard Road to Little India

For more ideas/ information, do drop by www.visitsingapore.com

Other than the regular tourist attractions, pls do check out the unique nature that do exist in our concrete jungle. www.wildsingapore.com

Neighboring countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei

Who is coming? houshuang is coming to renew his visa :) will be around from late Monday night 20th to the 26th althouhg possibly with a peek up to Malaysia. Might need a place to sleep for a few days, might not, but would definitively like to meet up with anyone and everyone!

Want more guests! merdekawaty We would definitely like more guests/ members to visit this island republic.

Hospitality Club Meetings
There's an active community of HCers in Singapore. We have frequent gatherings, dinners, drinks, clubbing and just basically hanging out and have a good time. There's also a google group (http://groups.google.com/group/hc-singapore) you can visit. If you're a new member, do join the group and it gives you a chance to get to know like-minded people.

The first one was at Marche Muvenpick at Suntec City on Saturday May 20th 2006 at 7pm-11pm. A wonderful crowd of around 20 of 8 nationalities attended, comprising of Singapore HCers, overseas HCers and non-HCers. Proudly organised by jojolapin.
Stay tuned for the next one coming later!

Edited by: ooo on 26.10.2009 dgas on 15.05.2009 gillfinland on 11.03.2009 merdekawaty on 15.09.2008 chernjie on 09.08.2007 houshuang on 01.11.2006 jojolapin on 24.05.2006 jojolapin on 09.05.2006 freeinsky on 08.01.2006 immada on 15.05.2005 balihomestay on 03.02.2005 nisa2105 on 25.01.2005 nisa2105 on 20.01.2005 nisa2105 on 19.01.2005 nisa2105 on 03.11.2004 nisa2105 on 19.08.2004 nisa2105 on 18.08.2004 gwentan on 11.08.2004 lystyl on 03.07.2004 nimbus04 on 12.04.2004

Last postings about Singapore from other users
 
dan_talip wrote:

Harbour Front vivo city,cable car,sentosa island,orchard road (shopping area),night safari,highest clubbing (70 floor)in s'pore,little india,merlion chinatown & others more interesting plcs.


danielchia wrote:

Night Safari, Images of Singapore (Museum), Food Tasting.



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