Singapore is a small yet densely populated city-state. Singapore comprises of 1 main island and about 50 small neighbouring islands. The main island, Singapore Island, is separated from Malaysia on the north by the thin Johore Strait and on the south separated from Indonesia’s archipelago. Singapore is Southeast Asia’s most important harbour, financial center and manufacturing centre. Its citizens endure one of the world’s highest standards of living.
It is only 685.4 square kilometre but it has become the home to almost 4.5 million of people. Since its secession from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore has sustained political and economic strength despite its multi ethnicity. What are the faces of Singapore? Here’s a glimpse:
Chinese represents about three-fourths of the population. Majority of Chinese Singaporeans follow Buddhism. There are also others that follow Taoism and Christianity.
Malays form the next largest group. Malay fishermen originally inhabit the island but with the coming of Sir Stamford Raffles, many merchants and migrants moved to the island. With the coming of other migrants from China, Indonesia, India and other neighbouring countries, business and commerce progressed. Malay Singaporeans are predominantly Muslim.
Indians constitute the last group. Indian Singaporeans profess Hinduism. The government recognizes the four languages-Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. Each group is different from the others but they welcome everyone. For example, if there are celebrations of festival for Hindus or Christians, it is common practice to welcome everyone in their home to share and celebrate the occasion. Their harmony despite the diversity made Singapore what it is today.
Having appropriate equipment in playing golf is very essential for every golfer. This is the reason why many expert golf players take golf club shopping very seriously. However, there are still some who find golf club shopping a daunting task. Here are some guidelines you can follow to help you look for the right golf clubs to purchase.
First and foremost, you have to be honest with yourself in determining your skill level. Are you still a beginner, an intermediate player, or an expert golfer who plays a lot more often? This is crucial because there are various types of clubs especially built to help different levels of golfer.
Always remember to stay within your allotted budget. Golf can be very expensive when it goes out of hand. You need to determine your budget and start looking from there. There are accessories and equipment designed for different types of budget; you just have to research and know where to look for them.
Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Are you a short or long hitter? Do you know how to slice or hook the ball? Questions like those will help you identify what golf club suits you best. It will be easier for the golf shop personnel to help you with your needs if you know this information.
How Often You Play
Are you a golf aficionado who plays all the time or just a weekend golfer with buddies and colleagues? This will help you identify what golf accessories and clubs to buy. Don’t go cherry-picking and spend a fortune on equipment you won’t need. On the contrary, if you travel and compete to different places, you’re going to need top-quality golf equipment.
For 20 years now, the Great Singapore Sale has always allured thrilled shoppers not only in Singapore but also those from other countries. Truly, this annual event continues to attract people to shop more for less.
Top Shopping Destinations in the Great Singapore Sale
Every year, major shopping malls in the country participate in the islandwide shopping sale. Top shopping destinations include the Orchard Road, where you can find many big shopping malls such as ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Wisma Atria and Paragon. Marina Bay is also a famous shopping destination for this annual event. You can shop in Raffles City, Marina Square and Suntec City. Other shopping destinations include the Bugis Village, Novena Square and Jurong Point Shopping Centre.
The Great Singapore Sale 2013
Hear ye, hear ye! The Great Singapore Sale will once again rock the country this year from 31 May to 28 July. That’s a total of eight weeks, full of fabulous shopping. You will definitely go crazy with value deals on just about all things—from clothes, accessories, jewellery, electronics, and more. Plus, some malls will accommodate more shoppers with late night shopping.
On its 20th anniversary, highlights of the Great Singapore Sale 2013 will include exclusive privileges from MasterCard®, the official card of the event. Shoppers will also get attracted to great prizes and rewards, tourist privileges and a whole lot more of promotions in celebration of its 20th year. There will also be Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2013 on 4-7 July at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, where shoppers can check out dazzling jewellery and luxury timepieces.