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Singapore

It would be easy to think that Singapore has one thing on its mind: money, and how to make more of it. You don’t get a booming economy, towering skyscrapers, and a thriving electronics and manufacturing industry by taking your eye off the dime. But visitors who take the time to walk around street markets or drop into the Raffles Hotel for afternoon tea will see that this highly regulated city-state has more than that to offer, with more to come. Aware that it needed to glitz up a bit to compete with its archrivals Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo, and South Korea, the government in 2005 legalized gambling and authorized two casino resorts to be built, but they won’t see the light of day until 2009. So-called hawker centers, areas offering ethnic foods, are ideal for experiencing the cuisine that reflects Singapore’s Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Tamil mix. Getting around is made easy by the state’s train, bus, and highway systems, and taxis are plentiful and inexpensive. Pack light, by the way; Singapore is warm and humid all year round, and rain is never far away.

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  • Singapore è uno stato insulare dell'Asia del Sud-Est. Fondata come porto commerciale dagli Inglesi nel 1819, dal raggiungimento dell'indipendenza e' diventata una delle nazioni piu' ricche del mondo e ospita il porto piu' trafficato del pianeta. La combinazione di grattacieli e metropolitane di una moderna citta', le influenze cinesi, malesi e indiane, cibo squisito, grandi centri commerciali e una vita notturna vivace la rendono una meta davvero favolosa e un ottimo punto di partenza per andare alla scoperta della regione.
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  • C'est un peu facile de penser qu'a Singapour c'est l'argent qui gouverne, le pays se developpe : paradis de l'electronique, architecture d'avant garde des nouveaux centre commerciaux et bureaux,..etc. L'économie fragile mais prospere vous etourdie des le premier coup d'oeil ! Mais si vous prenez le temps de vous promener a pied vous aurez le choix entre flaner dans les jardins surranés du Raffles Hotel et profiter du Hight Tea de l'apres-midi ou decouvrir les marchés chinois, indiens et malais aux regles de propretes reglementees... Conscient que tout cela manquait un peu de piquant pour attirer les touristes en masse et concurrencer Hong Kong, Macao Tokyo et la Coree du Nord, le gouvernement a legalisé partiellement les jeux d'argent en 2005 et autorisé la construction d'un casino qui a du voir le jour en 2010. Mais c'est dans les hawkers centers que vous découvrirez la meilleure et la plus authentique cuisine singapourienne : des échoppes chinoises, indiennes, malais ( chicken rice, roti prata, nasi goreng), une specialité chaque jour ! Les moyens de transports comme le bus, le metro sont pratiques et bon marché. Les taxis eux ne sont plus si bon economiques, mais amusant pour rencontrer les Singapouriens qui parfois feront le guide pour le prix de la course. Le climat de Singapour est chaud et humide toute l'année, mais la pluie n'est jamais bien loin pour rafraichir l'atmosphere...
    a couple of years ago report abuse

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