Japan 2: In Singapore, on the way to Japan
This is revealed by the Henley Passport Index, which analyzes visa-free access in 227 destinations. The ranking is dominated by European and “Anglosphere” countries. China came out badly (64th), surpassed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. Afghanistan, at the bottom of the list.
The top positions are dominated by European and Anglosphere countries. Among East and Southeast Asian countries, the survey shows that Malaysia ranks 12th, with 179 destinations, and Brunei 22nd (166 destinations). China ranks 64th, with visa-free access to 80 destinations. Better than China are Hong Kong, with 171 destinations (18th place), Taiwan, with 145 (32nd place) and Macau, with 144 (33rd place).
India fared worse than China, ranking 84th. Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam also lagged behind, ranking 72nd, 77th and 89th respectively. The ranking is closed by Afghanistan: only 26 countries offer visa-free travel to Afghan passport holders.
HistoCast 246 – Singapore, anatomy of a disaster
The Battle of Singapore took place in the Southeast Asian theater of World War II when the Empire of Japan invaded the British fortress of Singapore. The fighting in Singapore lasted from February 7 to 15, 1942. It resulted in the fall of Singapore – the main British military base in Southeast Asia – to the Japanese and represented the surrender of the largest British military group in history. The British Prime Minister at the time, Winston Churchill, called it the “worst disaster” in British military history.
The Chinese, who were the predominant population in Singapore, had long provided material support to China in its war with Japan. This was one of the reasons for the Japanese invasion of Singapore and the subsequent atrocities inflicted by the Japanese occupation on the Chinese. Singapore is located on the southern tip of Singapore.
Singapore is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with which it is connected by the Johor-Singapore Highway. In 1942 it was the main British military base in Southeast Asia.
We travel from NEW YORK to SINGAPORE ✈️ (via.
Drinks, gratuities or other services not mentioned as included. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges. Flights for domestic legs necessary to make this itinerary, except for domestic legs in China which are included. I.e. not included: Hong Kong/Bangkok; Bangkok/Chiang Rai; Chiang Mai/Bangkok; Bangkok/Singapore.
Bangkok: Dusit Thani Hotel 5* Beijing: International Beijing 5* Hong Kong: Park Hotel Hong Kong 4* Chiang Rai: Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai Guilin: Sheraton Guilin 5* Tokyo: New Otani Tokyo Chiang Mai: H Inn Chiang Mai Shanghai: Longemont Hotel Shanghai Kyoto: New Miyako Kyoto Xi’an: Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza 5* Singapore: Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Gardens by the bay, Singapore | Lovilmi de viaje
Singapore will surprise you with its English and Oriental influences, perfectly intermingled, and in Tokyo you will discover its different neighborhoods, as antagonistic as they are picturesque. Finally, total relaxation awaits you in a Maldives resort.
After our arrival at Singapore Airport, we will transfer to the hotel, where we will check in. Take advantage of every minute in the city to explore the most picturesque corners, which will lead you to understand the history of what was once a British colony, and today is one of the most prosperous countries in Asia. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will have the day free to explore the city on our own or take optional excursions. You can visit Chinatown, where the Temple of the Buddha Tooth Relic and the typical Perankan houses stand out. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport to board a flight to Tokyo, where upon arrival we will go to the hotel and check in. A truly amazing city awaits us, with its neon lights and modernism mixed with traditions and ancient temples. Lodging.