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Singapore
Singapore is a small, roughly diamond-shaped island at the end of peninsular Malaysia. It occupies a strategic position at the turning point for shipping on the shortest sea-route between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The narrow Strait of Johor separates Singapore from Malaysia, but the two are linked by a causeway less than a mile long.

Behind the high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath a slick veneer of westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics.

Singapore's name, meaning 'Lion City,' can be traced to the 13th century when, according to legend, the ruler of Palembang sought shelter on the island during a storm and thought he saw a lion. Today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the grotesque saturnine symbol of Singapore.

Modern Singapore primarily owes its existence and its prosperity to two men, both of them forceful characters and visionaries: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and Lee Kuan Yew. Upon Raffles' arrival in 1819, he found a population of about 150, mostly pirates and fishermen, and a land blanketed in dense jungle. Within four years of its founding, Singapore grew into an international trading port. Raffles' influence in determining the direction of what is today one of the world's busiest port cities was invaluable, while Lee Kuan Yew is without doubt the Father of Modern Singapore.

This modern, thriving metropolis of three million people is one of the most densely populated places in the world. An enormous retail outlet, it is also the trade, transport, business and financial hub of the region. The reputation Singapore has for law and order is well deserved. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as 'A Fine City.' The double meaning may well reflect the fact that Singapore imposes harsh punishment on locals and visitors alike for violations of the law.

Singapore is a melting pot of nationalities; the majority of the population is of Chinese extraction, followed by Malay, Indian and a small Eurasian population. Officially, Malay is the national language, but English is the language of administration and commerce.

Please Note: Guests participating in Silversea's Pre- or Post-Cruise Program may check with the Silversea Hospitality Desk at the hotel for sightseeing, dining and shopping opportunities during their stay in Singapore. Guests continuing to the next cruise may check with the Tour Desk for additional sightseeing options.
Cruises
15 Nights Best Of India & Sri Lanka on Celebrity Constellation
Destination: Holy Land/Middle East
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
OCY180328-12 - Across the Bay of Bengal - Crystal Getaway from $10,750.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Crystal Serenity
54-NIGHT INDIAN OCEAN & ASIA EXPLORATION
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
14-NIGHT INDONESIAN DISCOVERY
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Volendam
14 Nights Southeast Asia Holidays Cruise on Celebrity Millennium
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
3801D - Adelaide to Singapore from $7,510.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Miami To Singapore - Miami Florida to Singapore Singapore from $15,949.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Insignia
Captivating Far East - Hong Kong China to Singapore Singapore from $9,699.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Nautica
3 Night Penang Getaway Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
15 Nights Best Of India & Sri Lanka on Celebrity Constellation
Destination: Holy Land/Middle East
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
23-NIGHT GRAND ASIA & PACIFIC VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam
Opulent Orient - Shanghai China to Singapore Singapore from $5,799.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Nautica
3904 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $6,300.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Celestial Traveler - Los Angeles California to Miami Florida from $32,799.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
8305 - Across the Bay of Bengal from $16,110.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Crystal Serenity
4 Night Penang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
9916 - Benoa to Singapore from $7,500.00 (USD)
Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Ship: Silver Discoverer
3906 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $5,800.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Grand Escapade - New York New York to London (Southampton) Uk from $33,599.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
25-NIGHT GRAND WORLD VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam
19-NIGHT JEWELS OF INDIA & ARABIA
Destination: Holy Land/Middle East
Ship: Seabourn Encore
21-NIGHT SPICE ISLAND NAVIGATOR
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Maasdam
14 Nights Thailand, Vietnam, China Cruise on Celebrity Constellation
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
118-Day World Cruise from $26,349.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
28-NIGHT SOUTH CHINA SEA CIRCLE
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seabourn Ovation
Tours
Colonial Singapore and Malaysia with Beach Stay Summer 2018 from $3,250.00 (USD)
Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Asia 2018A melting pot of religion and cultures assembled over millennia, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese.
Yolo: Bangkok to Bali Adventure (ATBG) from $4,699.00 (USD)
Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, ThailandTrip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever.
Colonial Singapore and Malaysia Summer 2018 from $2,975.00 (USD)
Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Asia 2018A melting pot of religion and cultures assembled over millennia, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese.
Singapore Explorer Summer 2018 from $1,150.00 (USD)
Tour Type: Mini StayBrochure Type: Asia 2018The opulence, glamour and eclectic culture of Singapore are unveiled on this stylish stopover in a city which effortlessly mixes a myriad of influences to create a cultural surprise around every corner, suc...
2018: Singapore, Siem Reap, Bangkok & Chiang Mai (IASG) from $2,209.00 (USD)
Cruises


Miami To Singapore - Miami Florida to Singapore Singapore
From $15,949.00 (USD)

Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Insignia


25-NIGHT GRAND WORLD VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam


23-NIGHT FAR EAST ASIA COLLECTOR
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Westerdam
Tours


Colonial Singapore and Malaysia Summer 2018
From $2,975.00 (USD)

Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Asia 2018A melting pot of religion and cultures assembled over millennia, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese.


Singapore Explorer Summer 2018
From $1,150.00 (USD)

Tour Type: Mini StayBrochure Type: Asia 2018The opulence, glamour and eclectic culture of Singapore are unveiled on this stylish stopover in a city which effortlessly mixes a myriad of influences to create a cultural surprise around every corner, suc...
 
 

 

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