Singapore is a multicultural tropical country and city-state alike, where futuristic skyscrapers share the domain with a rich colonial past. The Lion City, as it is affectionately known, is not just one island, but comprises of a total of 64 islands. Home to the world’s first night zoo, renown for an abundance of shopping outlets and a melting pot of cuisines, Singapore is a one-of a type blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and British cultures. Devour the aromas of Chinatown, Little India and beyond. Marvel at grand architecture, old and new, from the iconic Raffles Hotel to the contemporary Marina Bay Sands.
A visit to Singapore is not complete without exploring the magical Gardens by the Bay. The award-winning, premier horticultural destination wows its visitors daily with a multitude of attractions. Located in the heart of Singapore’s downtown, Gardens by the Bay is home to an extensive collection of over 1.5 million plants! Continue your adoration of plant life at the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens. Take a meander through the National Orchid Garden, with a display of over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids.
The annual star event is undoubtably the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, including the world’s first ever FORMULA 1-night race. The spectacular is held in mid-September each year and features a unique track which winds through the streets of Marina Bay.
Be sure to time your visit to Marina Bay to witness the light and water show. Held nightly, the outdoor extravaganza is a 15-minute display, viewed from many vantage points around the bay.
The festive season is celebrated with a bang on Orchard Road. The annual light-up transforms the precinct into a Christmas wonderland with lights, music and decorations. Be sure to visit the shopping strip from mid-December until the New Year.
Sentosa is Singapore’s island holiday playground, home to family-friendly hotels, extensive resorts and luxury retreats – take your pick!
Experience endless excitement with drawcards like Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Skyline Luge, Sentosa 4D Adventureland, S.E.A. Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and more.
Spend a day on Siloso Beach, with a range of watersports, beach clubs and play spaces plus the Mega Adventure Zipclimb and iFly Singapore. Or scale new heights on the Singapore Cable Car, SkyPark Sentosa and the SkyHelix Sentosa, offering panoramic views of the city.
At last tally Singapore boasts a total of 49 Michelin starred restaurants, arguably the most famous culinary accolade in the world! Discover the array of delicacies across a scale of budgets, in various neighbourhoods, permitting delights to be devoured by most.
Hawker centres are an integral part of life for Singaporeans, with accessible stalls and affordable wares for a social community. Experience them for yourself at the popular eateries of Newton Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat, Maxwell Food Centre and the largest – Chinatown Complex. Why not set yourself the task of devouring Singapore’s most popular dishes – Chicken rice, chilli crab, laksa, rojak and roti prata!
Every shopper’s dream list must include Singapore! The shopping mecca of Orchard Road delivers all experiences – from the glitzy glam of ION Orchard to the retro maze of Lucky Plaza. Delve into the seemingly endless passageways of stores from Marina Bay to City Hall, sprinkled with luxury department stores and unique boutiques. Off the well-travelled sidewalks discover Haji Lane, lined with 19th century shophouses, where you’ll discover a quirky mix of cafes, bars and indie boutiques. Arab Street on the next block has a distinctive Middle-Eastern influence, here shoppers will find wares of textiles, carpets, apparel and crafts.
Cash (Singapore Dollar/SGD) and major credit cards are widely accepted.
Sitting just to the north of the equator ensures Singapore’s climate is hot and humid – tropical, year-round. The daily temperature averages 32 degrees, while overnight drops to 25 degrees Celsius.
Navigating the city
Singapore has one of the most efficient transport networks in the world. The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system allows you to traverse the city exploring in comfort and with ease. If you’re keen to explore, purchase a Singapore Tourist Pass, allowing you unlimited travel for one, two or three days.