Singapore Information

Singapore Country Information

1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. CLIMATE & WEATHER CONDITIONS 3. PEOPLE AND CULTURE 4. LOCAL CUSTOMS 5. CURRENCY 6. THINGS TO KNOW 7. VISAS & PASSPORT 8. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 9. TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRY 10. TRAVEL WITHIN THE COUNTRY 11. CAMPING 12. DINING AND DRINKING 13. ENTERTAINMENT 14. PHONE NUMBERS 15. VISITORS INFORMATION 16. USEFUL PHRASES […]

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Singaporean Culture

Despite rapid industrialisation, the majority of Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions found in Singapore is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism and Shenism (deity worship), though some are Christians. Malays are overwhelmingly Muslims and most […]

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Singapore Human Rights Report 2007

Singapore Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  – 2005 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 8, 2006 Singapore is a parliamentary republic in which politics is dominated overwhelmingly by the People’s Action Party (PAP), which has been in power since 1959. The population was approximately 4.2 million, with foreign workers accounting for […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Passenger from Hell An extract from Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories 10 They say taxi drivers see more things than anyone else. More weird things, more crazy things. Well, that’s true. If you really want to know the truth about a city, ask a cabbie. After 20 years behind the wheel of a cab, […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Someone’s watching you A true experience Many people claim to know of someone with the third eye and I claim I carry the dormant gene that enables the third eye in me. My maternal grandmother has what many calls ‘dogs’ eyes’, which means that she is able to see people of the third kind. Here […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Death Touch  An extract from Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories Vol. II Three years ago, I became pregnant for the first time. My husband, family and in-laws fussed over me a great deal and I was given all kinds of advice. I was especially told that I should never go out of the house […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Tarot Gift An extract from Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories 5  About a year ago, a colleague of mine gave me a deck of tarot cards because I was interested in the occult and was pretty good at palm reading. She thought I’d make a good tarot card reader.  When I asked why she […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Changing Eyes A true experience This experience was told to me by the very person who experienced it. It was the weekend and I was new to Singapore. My cousins brought me along to every party in town and it would always get really late before we went home. Tonight was no different. After the […]

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Singapore Ghost Stories

Ghosts & Ghouls of SingaporeA true experience Every part of the world is plagued with the existence of ghosts and ghouls, each one as unique as their surroundings. Singapore is no different. In fact, I believe that the ghosts and ghouls of South East Asia are by far more scarier than those floating white spectres […]

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Singapore Language

Language in Singapore The four official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups. Children are taught in English at school but also learn their mother tongue to make sure they don’t lose contact with their traditions. Expatriates and foreigners […]

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Singapore Religon

Thanks to singaporeexpats.com/ Religion in Singapore Most Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as ‘free-thinkers’ (Those who do not belong to any religion). […]

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