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SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE

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SINGAPORE

Major airline:

Singapore Airlines

Capital:

Singapore

Language:

Singapore has four official languages: Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English.

Currency:

The Singapore dollar

Eating Out:

Multi-cultural Singapore offers cuisines from both the East and West. Try Cantonese sharksfin soup, Nonya laksa (noodles in spicy coconut-milk gravy), mee siam (rice vermicelli in a sour hot gravy), seafood, including chili crab (cooked in the shell in a rich tomato and chili sauce). Hawker stalls (mobile food carts) offer all types of inexpensive and tasty local dishes.

Shopping Specialties:

Asian antiques and handicrafts, carpets, cameras, electronic equipment, diamonds, gold, jewelry, optical goods, reptile skin belts, bags and shoes, watches, custom-tailored and ready-to-wear clothing, batik and prayer rugs on Arab Street, silk saris and spices in Little India, jade and porcelain in Chinatown.



Singapore Tourism Board: www.newasia-singapore.com