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Singapore is far more than a haven for shopaholics and businessmen. While its world-class hotels and restaurants cater for the most demanding of bon viveurs, its rich nature reserves, diverse temples and vibrant festivals will delight the more adventurous traveler. Enjoy the romance of a unique night safari, or go in search of monkeys in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Visit a fortune-teller in Little India, spend a day on a fantasy island, sample drunken prawns or chili crab, and take tiffin at Raffles Hotel. ...
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Overview

Singapore is far more than a haven for shopaholics and businessmen. While its world-class hotels and restaurants cater for the most demanding of bon viveurs, its rich nature reserves, diverse temples and vibrant festivals will delight the more adventurous traveler. Enjoy the romance of a unique night safari, or go in search of monkeys in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Visit a fortune-teller in Little India, spend a day on a fantasy island, sample drunken prawns or chili crab, and take tiffin at Raffles Hotel. Bradt's Singapore delves beyond the malls of Orchard Road to offer comprehensive advice on where to go and what to see. Inside you find: all the main attractions, including Singapore zoo and Sentosa Island; in-depth information about tours, festivals and events; detailed guide to the country's wildlife; where to eat, stay and shop; clear, accurate maps. (5 1/4 x 8 3/4, 240 pages, color photos, illustrations, maps)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781841620466
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x
Introduction xi
Part 1 General Information 1
Chapter 1 Background Information 3
Geography and climate 3
Natural history 3
Conservation 10
History 12
Politics 19
Economy 24
People 26
Language 29
Religion 29
Culture 29
Chapter 2 Practical Information 35
When to visit 35
Highlights/suggested itineraries 35
Tourist operators 38
Red tape 39
Embassies 41
Tourist information 42
Getting there and away 43
Health 47
Safety 51
What to take 52
Money 52
Getting around 53
Local tours 59
Cruises 61
Accommodation 62
Eating and drinking 63
Nightlife 67
Shopping 68
Arts and entertainment 73
Media 75
Communications 81
Cultural dos and don't 82
Activities 83
Chapter 3 Holidays, Celebrations and Events 89
January 90
February 91
March 92
April 93
May 93
June 94
July 94
August 94
September 95
October 95
November 96
December 97
Part 2 The Guide 99
Chapter 4 Central Singapore 101
Orchard Road 101
Little India to Arab Street 114
City centre, Colonial area and Marina area 126
Singapore River and the CBD 147
Chinatown 162
Chapter 5 The West 173
Getting there 173
Where to stay 173
Where to eat 173
Nightlife 174
What to see and do 174
Holland Village 179
Chapter 6 The North 183
Getting there 185
Where to eat 185
What to see and do 185
Chapter 7 The East 193
Getting there 193
Where to stay 193
Where to eat 194
What to see and do 195
Joo Chiat 197
Geylang Serai 197
Changi 199
Chapter 8 Sentosa and Other Offshore Islands 203
Sentosa 203
Pulau Ubin 208
St John's, Kusu and Sisters islands 209
Chapter 9 Trips into Malaysia 211
Appendix 1 The Singlish Language 215
Appendix 2 Further Information 217
Index 222
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