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Cruises

4 Night Penang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Anthem of the Seas


8 Night Singapore To Shanghai Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Spectrum of the Seas


116-Day World Cruise
From $13,739.00 (USD)

Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Tours


Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali
From $11,390.00 (USD)

Explore the past, present and future on an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and ...


Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali
From $12,790.00 (USD)

Explore the past, present and future on an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and ...
 
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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
Exotic Spice Tradewinds - Tokyo (Yokohama) Japan to Dubai UAE from $9,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Riviera
4 Night Penang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
116-Day World Cruise from $16,529.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Singapore Singapore to Sydney Australia on Seven Seas Navigator from $22,099.00 (USD)
Destination: South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
25-Day Transpacific from Singapore from $1,569.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Carnival Panorama
16-Day Singapore from Singapore from $1,188.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Miami Florida to Miami Florida on Seven Seas Mariner from $95,799.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
Miami Florida to Miami Florida on Seven Seas Mariner from $100,999.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
3 Night Penang Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Spectrum of the Seas
Bali (Benoa) Indonesia to Singapore Singapore on Seven Seas Mariner from $20,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
Sydney Australia to Singapore Singapore on Seven Seas Mariner from $23,699.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
3 Night Penang Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
14-Day Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seabourn Encore
8 Night Singapore To Shanghai Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Spectrum of the Seas
Tokyo Japan to Sydney Australia on Seven Seas Explorer from $48,999.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
118-Day World Cruise from $15,799.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
Singapore Singapore to Hong Kong China on Seven Seas Explorer from $18,099.00 (USD)
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
31-Day Arabia, India, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam
Destination: Holy Land/Middle East
Ship: Seabourn Encore
116-Day World Cruise from $13,739.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: MSC Magnifica
4 Night Penang & Phuket Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise
Destination: Asia/Far East
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Miami Florida to San Francisco California on Seven Seas Mariner from $90,499.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Seven Seas Mariner
Radiant Pacific Reefs - Papeete (Tahiti) French Polynesia to Singapore Singapore from $12,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Nautica
Ancient Empires Of Asia - Tokyo Japan to Bali (Benoa) Indonesia from $11,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Regatta
Kaleidoscope Of Your World - Miami Florida to New York New York from $55,499.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
Tours
Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali from $12,790.00 (USD)
Explore the past, present and future on an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and ...
Kingdoms & Dragons: Singapore to Bali from $11,390.00 (USD)
Explore the past, present and future on an unforgettable journey in a tropical paradise, steeped in culture and nature as you stroll through gardens of tomorrow in Singapore, explore ancient kingdoms in Java, visit flower-filled temples on Bali, and ...
GLOBUS 2024: Alluring Vietnam & the Temples of Angkor with Bangkok & Singapore (OHE3) from $5,209.00 (USD)
What's the most important thing to bring on a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia? Your bargaining skills!
Highlights of Singapore and Malaysia with Beach Stay from $4,895.00 (USD)
Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: TT Asia 2024 v1After exploring the heritage of Singapore and Malaysia escape to the tropical island of Penang for a relaxing beach stay.
GLOBUS 2025: Independent Singapore City Stay (IAS1) from $1,539.00 (USD)
What's the best way to see one of the world's great melting pots? An Independence by Globus vacation, of course!
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