Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around Singapore in Asia. Here you will find links to maps, virtual tours and guides with 360° panoramas of various travel destinations, regions, cities and attractions in Singapore.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to the top travel destinations in Singapore. This growing guide of Singapore uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions.
SINGAPORE | Singapore
Welcome to the interactive map of Singapore where you will find panoramic images taken from around Singapore linked to a map. Singapore is a very popular travel destination in Southeast Asia. Nearly 10 million people visited in 2006, and the state generated S$12.4 billion in tourism receipts. Many come here because it is safe, clean, has excellent restaurants and other facilities. Singapore is often used as a rest stop when visiting other areas in Asia. The public transport system is very efficient and reaches almost every part of the island.
Singapore (officially the Republic of Singapore) is an island state, just south of Malay Peninsula. Singapore is not large, 42km from east to west and 26km from north to south.
Singapore is thought to derive it's name from the Malay 'singa' and 'pura' which means 'Lion City'. The story goes that the Sumatran prince Sang Nila Utama landed on the island after a thunderstorm and saw what he thought was a lion. It is far more likely that he saw some kind of tiger, as lions have never lived on Singapore.
The modern history of Singapore stared in 1819 with the landing of Raffles on the island. He negotiated treaties and established Singapore as a British trading post in Asia. He encouraged free trade under strong British trading discipline and was welcomed by the Chinese and other merchants weary of the corruption they found elsewhere in Asia. Since then, the fortunes of Singapore have gone from strength to strength.
If you arrive in Singapore without having booked a hotel, then the hotel booking desk at Changi Airport will be happy to help out. Naturally, the range of hotels in Singapore will cover almost any budget, and, also naturally, the hotel desk is very efficient.
Travel information and local information about the sights and attractions available in Singapore from Panoramic Earth.com