The country of Singapore consists of one main
island and 60 other small islands with no major
Bodies of Water
• Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Strait of Johar
and from Indonesia by the Strait of Singapore and the Main
• The rivers in Singapore are Sungei Jurong, Kallang River,
Sungei Punggol, Rochor River, and the Singapore River.
The Marina Bay is Singapore’s main bay and water source.
• Singapore’s government consists of the legislative,
executive, and judicial branches.
• The President is largely only ceremonial.
• The Prime Minister is appointed by advice of the
president and controls and directs the government.
President: S.R. Nathan Prime Minister: LEE Hsien Long
• Singapore has four national languages:
• For business and politics English is the
language of choice.
• Located at the west end of Singapore, it opened in 1971 and
is the largest and most remarkable bird park in Southeast
• It offers a 20.2-hecatre hillside haven for 8,000 birds
representing 600 species.
• Its key attractions are:
– The African Waterfall Aviary, which consists of 1,500
free flying birds from over 60 different species.
– Southeast Asian Avia, where you can catch a glimpse of
the largest collection of Southeast Asian birds in the
– Pelican Cove, where visitors can see all seven species of
The Helix Bridge
• The bridge, which links the Marina Bay to the Marina Centre, is an
• It opened on April 24, 2010, and is the world’s first curved bridge.
• The bridge has five viewing platforms sited at strategic locations
where you can catch a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline and
watch events taking place at the Bay.
• Steel glass canopies, to provide shade, and seats are also available at
• It is located next to Marina Bay on the city's edge.
• It is named for Singapore's tourism symbol the Merlion, half
fish, half lion, and contains a statue of the Merlion overlooking
• The statue is 8.6 meters tall and weighs up to 70 tons.
• It is half lion, half fish because a prince named the city
'Singapura‘, which means lion city and the fish tail represents
Singapore’s earliest beginnings as a fishing village.
• The Singapore Flyer is the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel at 42
• It is a 30-minute flight that offers a breathtaking 360-
degree view of Singapore’s Bay Marina and historical
• The Flyer is mounted with 28 air-conditioned capsules, each
one the size of a bus and able to take on up to 28 riders.
• You can also dine on Singapore’s local favorites and
international cuisines while taking a ride.
•The Marina Bay Sand features three hotel towers at 55 stories high.
The hotels are topped with a 1 hectare sky terrace roof, shaped as a
boat, named the Sands SkyPark.
• The Sands SkyPark’s main attraction is the infinity pool that seems
to end in sheer drop, but the water actually spills into a catchment area
where it is then pumped back to the pool. It is three times the length
of an Olympic swimming pool and is the largest outdoor swimming
pool in the world.
•The Hotels consist of state-of-the-art convention and exhibition
facilities, theaters, a world-class casino, entertainment, and the best
shopping and dining in the region crowned by the Sands SkyPark.
• The unit of currency in Singapore is the
• The symbols to represent the Singapore Dollar
are $, SG$ or SGD.
• One Singapore Dollar is equal to .7662 cents in
the United States.