I took a short shopping break in Singapore on a long haul trip between Australia and the UK a long time ago.  I remember the modern clean city, its lush greenery, friendly people and incredible shopping on Orchard Road

I hope it is still like that as I plan to spend some time there in 2018.

General Information:

Singapore is a small island country. With a population size of over 5.5 million people it is a very crowded city, second only to Monaco as the world’s most densely populated country.

However, unlike many other densely populated countries, Singapore – with more than 50% of its area covered by greenery and with over 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves – is an enchanting garden city.

Large self-contained residential towns have mushroomed all over the island, around the clean and modern city centre.

The centre of the city is located in the south — consisting roughly of the Orchard Road shopping area, the Riverside, the new Marina Bay area and also the skyscraper-filled Shenton way financial district known, in acronym-loving Singapore, as the CBD (Central Business District). Source: