For an island state of its size, Singapore punches above its weight. It is jam-packed with attractions, making it popular for shopping, sightseeing, dining and fun experiences. This melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western influences has the food, architecture and culture to show for it.
What’s more, there’s always something new to see as the Garden City keeps upping the ante each year – impressive for a former trading outpost founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.
Top 5 Must Do’s
Marina Bay and Esplanade
Now the island state’s focal point, Marina Bay is home to the iconic Merlion and Marina Bay Sands, the awe-inspiring Art & Science Museum, the Waterfront Promenade, the Helix Bridge, the new Gardens by the Bay and the Esplanade Theatres – one of Singapore’s top performing arts centres.
There’s much to enjoy on Santosa, the island of fun — the parks and adventure attractions of Imbiah Lookout, the fort and Underwater World at Siloso Point, the three beaches along its shoreline, Universal Studios Singapore and FestiveWalk at Resorts World Sentosa!
Under the cover of darkness, over 1,000 nocturnal animals are wide awake at the world’s first wildlife Night Safari park. The seven zones feature trails, shows and a tram for an exciting night within safe distance of the magnificent creatures.
Jurong Bird Park
Walk through simulated habitats, feed the birds, and watch bird shows in the region’s largest Jurong Bird Park, where thousands of birds representing 380 species call home.
Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Housed in the former St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) hosts excellent exhibits of modern and contemporary Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. Its next-door extension SAM at 8Q is known for its community-oriented programmes.
Quick Facts about Singapore
|Train (MRT)||Every 3-7 minutes||SGD1-2|
|Bus (SBS Transit No.36)||Every 5-15 minutes||Below SGD2|
|Normal taxi||24 hours||SGD20-40|
|Limousine taxi||24 hours||SGD 55|
|Large taxi (7-seater)||24 hours||SGD60|
|Airport shuttle||24 hours||SGD9|
|Shuttle bus to Bedok and Sengkang||Hourly on weekends and public holidays only||Free|
|Shuttle bus to Changi Business Park||Every 20 minutes between 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays||Free|
|Currency||Singapore Dollar (SGD)|
|Language||English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil|
|Time zone||GMT +8|
|Religion||Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism|
OCT – JAN
Wet season, 23°C – 31°C
Bring an umbrella
FEB – SEP
Dry season, 24°C – 31°C
Wear sunblock and expect occasional light rain showers
Need a visa to visit Singapore? Check out High Commissione of The Republic of Singapore official website.