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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
Singapore Singapore to Sydney Australia on Seven Seas Voyager from $24,799.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Voyager
Singapore Singapore to Abu Dhabi UAE on Seven Seas Mariner from $17,999.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
San Francisco California to Singapore Singapore on Seven Seas Mariner from $36,899.00 (USD)
Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, United Arab Emirates from $2,229.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: MSC Splendida
Far East Mystique - Singapore Singapore to Dubai Uae from $3,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Insignia
Perth (Fremantle) Australia to Singapore Singapore on Seven Seas Navigator from $16,099.00 (USD)
Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
14 Nights Southeast Asia Immersion Cruise on Celebrity Millennium
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Celebrity Millennium
Singapore Singapore to Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy on Seven Seas Mariner from $25,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
81-Day World Cruise from $9,999.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
3835 - Singapore to Hong Kong from $7,100.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
Celestial Traveler - Los Angeles California to Miami Florida from $33,799.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
Grand Escapade - New York New York to London (Southampton) UK from $34,599.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan from $2,119.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: MSC Splendida
3 Night Weekend Cruise To Penang Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Miami Florida to New York New York on Seven Seas Navigator from $69,099.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
3905 - Singapore to Hong Kong from $6,300.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
6833 - Singapore to Singapore from $6,300.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Muse
Singapore Singapore to Dubai UAE on Seven Seas Navigator from $16,699.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
3901 - Hong Kong to Singapore from $6,800.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
14-NIGHT FAR EAST DISCOVERY
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Volendam
4 Night Port Klang & Langkawi Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
116-Day World Cruise from $14,349.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
32-NIGHT GRAND WORLD VOYAGE
Destination: World
Ship: Amsterdam
3 Night Penang Getaway Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
3834 - Singapore to Bangkok (Klong Toey) from $6,400.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Silver Shadow
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...
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.