Twenty-six miles across, the island of Singapore is connected to Johor, Malaysia, by causeways. This tiny city-state has poured resources into a revitalized harbor district. Most people are aware of Singapore’s robust economy and eerily spotless rapid transit system; they may be less familiar with its Arab Quarter, raucous food stalls and centuries-old temples. Singapore is the world’s third-largest port, and Changi Airport is the aviation hub for Southeast Asia and is consistently rated among the world’s best.
To phone hotels in Singapore, dial 011 (international access) + 65 (Singapore code) + local numbers in listings.
Singapore dollar (SGD). Fluctuating rate valued at SGD1.39 = US$1.00 as of October 2016.
The climate is hot and humid year-round. May and June are the hottest months, while the November and December monsoon season has the highest rainfall.
Singapore, Tel. 6476-9100.
12 hours ahead of New York (EST). (Time listed is for DST in the West. Difference is one hour more November to mid-March.)