ral election. Singapore merged with Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah on August 1963 under the 1962 referendum and formed the federation of Malaysia. But, it could not last long and eventually separated from the federation on August 1965. Nevertheless, it is known as the Switzerland of Asia.
Bustling hawker centers and 24 hours coffee shops offer the best of nutritious and delicious food from all parts of Asia. Orchard Road and Suntec city in Singapore are known as shopping meccas. Bungee jumping and dance on bartops all night long are few major attractions of Singapore nightlife. Alcohol is very expensive and chewing gum can be purchased here only from a pharmacy shop.
Singapore weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons. Sudden rain falls almost daily. It is advisable to carry an umbrella all the time especially in afternoon. Republic of Singapore has very strict drug laws and death penalty is mandatory for drug trafficking. Thus, it is the safest one city in the world. But low crime does not mean no crime. Hence one must be alert in crowded areas and does not forget the common sense entirely.