Singapore is known for its stunning skyline, an island and a country with the cleanest streets in the world. Singapore is a city-state and the technology hub of Asia and known as the `Garden City` with some of the most magnificent iconic buildings and landmarks in the world including Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Observation towers and sky bars are in abundance with breathtaking views over the sparkling city. Exciting nightlife can be experienced in Singapore at hip hangouts, cool cafes, rooftop bars, and bumping clubs enjoy a night on the sand at Tanjong Beach Club decorated with deck chairs on the golden sand beach.
Vibrant art can be viewed at the National Gallery Singapore, a highly acclaimed asset in the country, Gillman Barracks is an international gallery with fantastic exhibits featuring modern and contemporary art. The National Museum of Singapore provides a deep history of the city-state. Temples and mosques can be seen throughout the city with the Sultan Mosque a golden-domed masterpiece and Sri Mariamman Temple with its dramatic vibrant tower. There are plenty of green and vibrant areas to get out and explore in Singapore, including the Singapore Botanic Gardens with immaculate lawns, sparkling lakes, and a rainforest. Along with the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, a top attraction in the city, a futuristic park with the famous Skywalk over the gardens.
Singapore is known as The Lion City and the City in a Garden, a multicultural metropolis and the world`s busiest port. A sunny tropical island filled with futuristic attractions and charming, historic neighborhoods, there is a vibrant culinary scene in the food capital of Southeast Asia. The ultra-modern city boasts a picture-perfect skyline filled with soaring skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, world-class shopping, and Michelin starred restaurants.
The weather in Singapore is tropical due to its proximity to the equator (85 miles north) with average temperatures in the low to high 80`s with low’s in the mid 70`s throughout the year, it is humid year-round with the daily average being 84! The hottest months are June and July. Singapore is also known for monsoons with the Northeast Monsoon season from November until mid-March and the Southwest Monsoon season falling between June and September. Singapore celebrates an array of festivals year-round, weekend music festivals, food festivals, and festive celebrations which are a reflection of the diversity of the city and its multi-ethnic culture with several ethnicities and religions all in one place. The Chinese New Year takes place in January, June offers the Great Singapore Sale for shoppers, July is the Singapore Food Festival, National Singapore Day is August 9th, The F1 Singapore Grand Prix takes place in September, Deepavali the Hindu festival of lights is in October and Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is a magnificent scene with Christmas markets and amazing light sculptures.
We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.
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By Car: Renting a car in Singapore is not necessary and just not convenient with all the public transportation options and the vast areas covered. You don`t need a car to get around here. It is not a popular option and can cost upwards of S$100 a day for a small car and gas prices are high. A rental company named smove offers electric cars for rent in the Buona Vista area, there is a S$19 registration fee and prices vary depending on the length of rental, you can rent an electric vehicle for 15 minutes to a full day. Other major rental car companies can be found at the airport and in the city.
By MRT: The efficient mass rapid transit (MRT) in Singapore is an extensive rail network linking the main attractions in the city, stations are within walking distance to most major areas and it is one of the most comfortable, fastest and easiest ways to get around. Trains run every 2-3 minutes from 5:30 am until midnight.
By Bus:The extensive bus system in Singapore provides a convenient way to get around. The bus services are clean, efficient, and prompt and travel to every corner of the island. The two main companies are SBS Transit and SMRT both offering similar services and offer an online app with information on routes and timetables. Fares are relatively cheap around S$1 - S$2.10.
By Boat:Singapore is an island so getting around on a boat can be a popular option, rides down the Singapore River from point to point can cost approximately S$3 or longer cruises costing about S$13. You can get a shuttle boat to Pulau Ubin from Changi Village for around S$2.50. There are options to visit the Southern Islands of Singapore from the Marina South Pier.
The units of currency in Singapore are the Singapore dollar $, S$ SGD. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for Singapore dollars (S$) upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and many locations throughout the city. For more detailed information, consult our guide by clicking here Tipping in Singapore.
English is one of the three official languages spoken in Singapore along with Malay and Mandarin the national language is Malay. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and Singaporean English is based on British English and is used in the school systems and business. There is a localized English dialect known as `singlish`, which can be difficult to understand, it is based on the English language with Malay, Indian and Chinese influences. We suggest you get a good English-Singapore dictionary and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10.