With a magical ode to modernity, Singapore captures the senses.
A vibrant, bustling city, Singapore combines all the charm of Southeast Asia with the wonder of the modern world. A country with a rich history and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, Singapore is the location of a diverse set of cultures, religions and beliefs. This multiculturalism has attracted travelers from all over the world, making it one of the most popular urban destinations in Asia today. From state-of-the-art skyscrapers to vast tropical gardens and counters of cheap Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian food in bustling hawker malls to sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurants, Singapore has it all.
Relax in the Botanical Gardens, a dazzling jungle of tropical vegetation in the heart of the city. Admire the stunning architecture of Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Visit the National Gardens by the Bay, one of the city’s most spectacular attractions, and the Zoo, one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the world in the open. Climb with a cable car over the harbor to Sentosa Island, a giant theme park with exotic vegetation and beautiful sandy beaches. Do not miss the opportunity to get on the Wheel of Singapore and enjoy stunning views across the city. If you still have a budget and an appetite for shopping, then Orchard Street is waiting for you along with all the famous fashion brands.
Food and local cuisine
Singapore's gastronomic scene includes everything. Sophisticated Michelin-starred international restaurants and dishes to try at the bustling hawker malls, which bring together stalls with Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian flavors. Try the area's famous dishes, such as Chili crab, Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore's national dish), Curry Fist, Satay, Noodles, Katong Laksa and the Curry Puffs. If you are in Singapore in July do not miss the Singapore Flavors Festival.
The best season to visit Singapore
The weather in Singapore is almost constantly warm all year round, so you can visit it at any time of the year. Celebrations such as Chinese New Year, the Hindu Deepavali festival in October and the Grand Prix in September attract thousands of visitors to the island each year.
How to move around Singapore
Transfer from/to Singapore
Changi Airport (SIN) is located 20 km northeast of Singapore.
The fastest and cheapest way to get to the city center is by metro. The East West Line (Changi Airport - Joo Koon) connects the airport to City Hall, with a stopover at Tanah Merah Station in about 30 minutes. Itineraries run daily from 5.25 (Monday-Saturday) - 5.55 (Sunday and public holidays) until 23.15.
Singapore has an excellent public transport system from trains, taxis and buses making it easy to get around.
The MRT metro and train system is one of the most convenient ways to explore the city. Most major attractions in Singapore are easily accessible via the MRT network, with train stations within walking distance of the attractions. Tickets are sold at all train stations and can be single or multiple travel tickets.
Similar to the MRT system, Singapore's bus network is as efficient as bus stops throughout the city. One can buy a one-way bus ticket or buy the EZ Link / Tourist Pass card (which can be used for both MRT and bus service).