Singapore Quick Guide

Singapore is one of the most interesting countries in Southeast Asia. Rich in natural and man-made resources, this country also boasts a vibrant cultural and ethnic diversity. Natural tourist attractions such as the rain forests, national parks, islands, wildlife sanctuaries & sanctuaries, coral reefs, the Sentosa island and its beaches are some of the major attractions here. But what exactly is there to do in Singapore?

Singapore travel guide provides an excellent tour of the city state. Travellers who yearn for unspoiled hidden spots and unexplored views. Art lovers with an appreciation for art, culture, and harmony. Whatever your passion, you're bound to discover anew new possibilities and bind together with like-minded souls in Singapore. Download the Singapore Travel Guide App, and find out all you could be in Singapore, whether you are a Foodie, Socializer, Collector, Enthusiast, or Activist...

Get Around: Singapore is a very big country, so getting around is not a problem. It's one of the fastest developing nations in Southeast Asia, so it's not surprising that the city state has one of the best public transport systems in Southeast Asia. Rental cars, buses, minibuses, taxi cabs, even the Singapore airplanes offer you a splendid way to get around town.

Singapore Tourism: Singapore tourism is perhaps the best in the region. With a good time spent Perusing the city state's museums and galleries, visiting the national parks and monuments, trekking up into the hills and valleys, or simply just watching from the comfort of your air-conditioned Singapore hotel room window, Singapore is indeed a paradise on earth. If you are a Foodie, there are a wide variety of eateries catering to international cuisines throughout Singapore. And if you're a Collector or Activist, then you'll find the national museums and art galleries a great place to be, with exhibitions running throughout the year.

Lui-Lien Tan Tour: It's easy to become overwhelmed with the beauty of Singapore, but one thing you can do to add to your appreciation is to hop onto the 'Lui-Lien Tan' train that operates between Bukit Timah and Pulau Ubin. This elevated train leaves every destination in just a few minutes, so you can literally have a guided tour of the city state's landmarks all within just a few hours. You can try your hand at golfing, take a boat ride, or even take a tram tour of the entire city. Or you can simply marvel at the natural beauty that the city state possesses by riding the cable car that runs between the two major tourist attractions, Sentosa and Bishnoi Island. On top of all this, the Singapore Zoo and Marine Drive are also must-see places.

Airbnb and Singpace: If you're looking for a fun filled Singapore tour that won't cost you a fortune, then you'd better try Air Airbnb and Singpace. These two Singapore cheap flights allow visitors to stay in the country for a fraction of the cost of accommodation in a high end hotel. The catch? You'll only need to visit Singapore once a week or less, so your trip is essentially free.

Chinatown and Bu Kit Mee: Just walking from the old part of town to the new part will give you a good view of both of these bustling areas in Singapore. The area basically spans between Clarke Quay and Bu kit Mee, with the western part of the city known as Clarke Quay North and the eastern part of the town known as Bu per kayak. To get to Bu per Khaya, you can either walk or take the intercity bus that stops by many popular shopping spots. Or you can just ride your bike over the bridge that crosses Bu per kayak across from Clarke Quay. One thing that's very important to know about Chinatown and Bu per khaya is that they are open daily except on weekends.

Grand Master's Hall: Located within the old part of the city, the Grand Master's Hall is another must-see place within Singapore. It houses the relics of the great Mahathir bin Mohamad who initiated the Monetary System of Singapore and introduced the first post office in the country. Visitors can take a walking tour through the grounds of the temple and its vicinity, which will reveal the intricate designs of the interior and exterior. One of the most popular things about visiting Grand Master's Hall is getting to watch the many puppet shows being performed here every night. The museum is open daily for visitors.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Singapore are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to go to Singapore is between February and April. Although Singapore is—for the most part—a year-round destination, the months of February to April fall within Singapore's dry season and experience (a least a tad) less rainfall than other times of the year.

Do I need a Visa?

You don't normally need a visa to enter Singapore for stays of up to 90 days for tourism, business or social visits. You may be eligible to enter Singapore using the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) under the Frequent Traveller Programme.

See which forms you may need for entry into Singapore.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Singapore you can grab amazing Singapore Dollar deals via (GBP to SGD).

What about the wildlife?

Raffles banded langur, malayan colugo, common palm civet, wild pig, pied oriental hornbill, otter, crocodile, sea turtle and dolphin

What is the traditional food?

Malay food? Hainanese chicken rice is based on the Hainanese dish Wenchang chicken. It is considered Singapore's national dish. Hainanese curry rice is a dish consisting of steamed white rice smothered in a mess of curries and braised gravy.

What Languages are spoken?

Singapore has four official languages listed in its constitution: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English. You can learn some basic Malay before you travel to Singapore and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (Typically, anywhere between 5 per cent and 10 per cent will do it but it's also common for customers to simply leave the change.).

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 995
  • Fire: 995
  • UK Embassy: +65 6424 4200

Time Difference

The GMT time difference is 7 hours

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