Singapore Masters Travel

Brad Kennedy of Australia plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of The Clariden Leu Singapore Masters at Laguna National Golf Club March 11, 2007 in Singapore. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
The 2008 Singapore Masters golf tournament, held at the Laguna National Golf & Country Club, will again draw a number of golf fanatics both from home and abroad. The country club, located in the Eastern part of Singapore, less than ten minutes from the Singapore Changi International Airport, is located on the aptly named Laguna Golf Green. Golf is a sport that is gaining popularity among Singaporeans with there currently being 15 golf clubs in Singapore.

About Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, just 137 kilometres north of the Equator. The main island was colonised by the British East India Company in 1819 and the mouth of the Singapore River became a strategic trading outpost along the spice route. Since independence, Singapore’s island-wide industrialisation has created a strong modern economy based on electronics and manufacturing. Surprisingly, Singapore is the 18th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. Singapore Masters travel is a pleasure in this friendly and organised city.

Singapore consists of 63 islands joined by two man-made connections to Johor, Malaysia – Johor-Singapore Causeway in the north and Tuas Second Link in the west. Its name derived from the Malay words ‘singa’ meaning lion and ‘pura’ meaning city.

A must-see attraction for visitors are the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a 166-acre botanical garden that includes the National Orchid Garden, which has a collection of more than 3 000 species of orchids.

Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate and thus no distinctive seasons. Its climate is characterised by uniform temperatures, high humidity and abundant rainfall. Temperatures range from a mild 22°C to a high 34°C with relative humidity around 90% in the morning and 60% in the afternoon. The lowest and highest temperatures recorded in Singapore’s maritime history are 18,4°C and 37,8°C. June and July are the hottest months, while November and December fall in the wetter monsoon season.