Singapore

Often disregarded as a stopover destination for long-haul flyers, Singapore can be easily overlooked as a holiday destination. Vibrant, clean and easy to explore, you’ll need more than a few days in Singapore to fully appreciate everything that this unique city can offer.

We think the best way to get to know Singapore is to explore on foot. Get to grips with Singapore’s colonial and wartime past by taking a walk along a heritage trail, take a stroll around Marina Bay and see Singapore’s architectural masterpieces up close, and wander through the charming neighbourhoods. Short on time? Take a ride on the Singapore flyer to see the city from above; on clear days, you can see as far as Malaysia and Indonesia.

You won’t ever have an empty tummy in Singapore – the city is packed with internationally-acclaimed restaurants, buzzing markets and street food to tantalise your taste buds. Singapore’s nightlife also is not to missed – the city is home to one of the world’s most famous nightclubs, Zouk.

Singapore is a dynamic mix of old and new, and a city of complete contrasts. Ultra-modern, beautiful and eclectic, a visit to Singapore will leave you feeling charmed and ready for more.

 

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Singapore Travel Tips

General Tips

Singapore is an island city-state which lies off the southern tip of Malaysia. It is referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City or the Little Red Dot. This city is fast becoming one of Asia’s hit-list destinations.

Places to See

There are many places to visit in Singapore and a vast, varied range of activities to partake in.

If you are an animal lover, there is a unique opportunity to have breakfast with orangutans at Singapore Zoo – which is an incredibly unique activity to tick off anyone’s bucket list. The zoo is famous for its rare collection of animals and is popular with both children and adults, a great family day out.

For the movie and thrill-seeking fan, a visit to Universal Studios Singapore is an absolute must. With white knuckle rides and live entertainment as well as many movie links, this will be a sure-fire hit for a family day out.

There are lots of day trips to see Singapore’s sights. From walking tours through botanical gardens or bus tours to boat cruises and even river rapid rides!

Getting Around

To get around the city, the efficient Mass Rapid Transit or MRT is the easiest, quickest and probably most comfortable way to get around. The system operates from 5:30am every morning until midnight and trains run every 2 to 3 minutes.

Many of the sights are within walking distance so a stroll through the city is a delightful way to see it up close and personal.

There are EZ-Link fare cards which can be used on both subway and buses. It simply couldn’t be easier to get around Singapore.

Cuisine & Eating Out

The cuisine mainly consists of noodles, rice, pork and coconut dishes, but you will find whatever dish you desire.

There are many top class restaurants serving amazing food throughout Singapore but with these come a hefty price tag. Fratini La Trattoria is a fabulous Italian restaurant in the heart of the city but be prepared to spend big whilst dining here!

If you have a more modest budget, the ‘cheaper’ eats won’t disappoint and many of the stalls or street foods dotted around the city serve top class food at a much cheaper price.

Shopping

It is said here that if shopping were a sport then it would be classed as the national one in Singapore. This tiny island packs in more malls per square mile than any other country in the world, meaning the seasoned shopper will be in absolute paradise.

The 2.2 kilometre stretch of megamalls on Orchard Road needs to be seen to be believed. If you can only visit one place to shop whilst in Singapore, then it should be here. The malls on this stretch of road offers more designer boutiques than you’ll ever need. Lucky Plaza is more popular with bargain hunters so whatever your shopping budget, Orchard Road should be somewhere you should be spending it!