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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
118-Day World Cruise from $16,999.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan from $2,119.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: MSC Splendida
118-Day World Cruise from $26,349.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
8201-8307 - World Cruise 3: Storied Treasures & Journeys
Destination: World
Ship: Crystal Symphony
48-NIGHT AFRICAN ISLES & CAPE EXPLORATION
Destination: Africa
Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
25-NIGHT GRAND WORLD VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam
6830 - Muscat to Singapore from $9,700.00 (USD)
Destination: Africa
Ship: Silver Muse
28-NIGHT INDONESIA & FAR EAST DISCOVERY COLLECTOR
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Volendam
Pathway Of History - Singapore Singapore to Barcelona Spain from $6,449.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Nautica
3904 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $6,300.00 (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
18-NIGHT JEWELS OF ARABIA & INDIA
Destination: Holy Land/Middle East
Ship: Seabourn Encore
3801 - Sydney to Singapore from $10,400.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Far East Mystique - Singapore Singapore to Dubai Uae from $3,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Nautica
8305 - Across the Bay of Bengal from $16,110.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Crystal Serenity
Imperial Majesty - Singapore Singapore to Hong Kong China from $4,999.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Nautica
3809 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $6,600.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Captivating Far East - Hong Kong China to Singapore Singapore from $9,699.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Nautica
Opulent Orient - Shanghai China to Singapore Singapore from $5,799.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Nautica
OCS190408-18 - The Great Barrier Reef & Beyond from $12,850.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Crystal Symphony
Empires & Dynasties - Singapore Singapore to Beijing (Tianjin) China from $5,149.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Insignia
23-NIGHT GRAND ASIA & PACIFIC VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam
3801D - Adelaide to Singapore from $7,510.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
54-NIGHT INDIAN OCEAN & ASIA EXPLORATION
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
Miami To Singapore - Miami Florida to Singapore Singapore from $15,949.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Insignia
3 Night Penang Getaway Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
3906 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $5,800.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
3 Night Penang Getaway Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
14-NIGHT INDONESIAN DISCOVERY
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Volendam
Tours
2018: Singapore, Siem Reap, Bangkok & Chiang Mai (IASG) from $2,209.00 (USD)
Cruises


United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan
From $2,119.00 (USD)

Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: MSC Splendida


118-Day World Cruise
From $16,999.00 (USD)

Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica


118-Day World Cruise
From $26,349.00 (USD)

Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica


3809 - Hong Kong to Singapore
From $6,600.00 (USD)

Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Tours


2018: Singapore, Siem Reap, Bangkok & Chiang Mai (IASG)
From $2,209.00 (USD)
 
 

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