Singapore Travel Guide
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- 83%Nightlife Lovers
- 81%Adventure Travelers
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 67%Business Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
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- SingaporeMember ofBackpackersAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Somebody once told me that Singapore is "Asia for beginners," and I thought this was an interesting way of describing the country. The former British colony possess a strong Asian culture meshed with a Western metropolitan vibe. For first timers, Singapore will most likely be the most modern and cleanest city you will ever visit. You will experience this as soon as you touch down in Changi Airport, which has been voted the best airport in the world for two consecutive years. The Singapore subway or SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) is incredibly efficient with touch screen maps to take you to your desired destination and station floors so clean, you could eat off them. As you explore the city you will discover endless restaurants, bars, and shops to entertain you during your vacation. Make sure you try Singapore's signature dish, Singapore chicken (Hainanese chicken rice) during your stay.Recommended for:
- SingaporeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers
Granted, Singapore has an obnoxious government. Its meddlesome approach to personal freedoms and perceived social ills is irritating at best, and shades of totalitarianism at its worst. Still, no one on Earth is well-governed, and acknowledging that fact, one quickly finds that Singapore is a very easy place to like: clean, beautiful, and safe, with loads of interesting sights and activities. Even if you're not into the gambling-meets-cutting-edge-architecture scene in Marina Bay, and even if you never visit the gorgeous landscapes of Sentosa, you'll still find more than enough reason to enjoy this city which, simply put, has one of the best dining scenes in the entire world. With an astonishing mixture of Chinese, Indian, and Malay food existing side-by-side and constantly cross-pollinating, it's an amazing city for noshing, and while I enjoyed my time seeing the sights of Singapore, it was my dinners and lunches that made me want to come back for more. Get past the facade and into the streets and hawker centers -- this tiny island nation is one of the true pearls of Asia.Recommended for:
- SingaporeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 3
Like Dubai, Singapore is a tightly regulated society where you can let your hair down, but only behind closed doors. The Singapore government is not averse to chopping the heads off drug-dealers, so openly flouting even a minor law is not recommended, lest you fancy a trip to the local cop shop and a whopping great fine. Most people know about Singapore’s draconian regulations concerning chewing gum, but something that catches a lot of Brits out is the strictly-enforced jaywalking law. We’re not used to this – there is no jaywalking law in the UK, something I like to think makes folk slightly less likely to drive like maniacs. But in Singapore if you cross the road before the green man says you can, you could face up to 3 months in prison. So watch out.Recommended for:
- SingaporeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 16
Glimpse of Singapore at night taken at Marina Sands Bay. From shopping to recreation, satisfying your taste buds to relaxing moment, and the list goes on and on with the things you can do in the city. They have the best transport system i've experienced thus far!
- SingaporeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3
For savvy travelers, one would have to visit Singapore at least once. For foodies out there, you'll have a gastronomic feast with all the delicious plates they have to offer. I'd definitely go back for another visit sometime soon.Recommended for:
This is Dinesh from Australia. Last Month I went to Singapore. This is the Business tourism but i don't know Singapore places details. I have contact with SAEx Singapore, they are a tourism & travel guide. I felt happy to contact him due to, they arranged the all services like hotels, restaurant and visits all tourist places.
- SingaporeMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersFirst to Review
Singapore used to be my most favorite island nation in the world. As a expat brat living in Jakarta, I got a free trip there every month to get my braces tightened up. The first world feeling the antiseptic streets and fast food joints gave me almost made me think I was back in the States for a weekend (minus the chewing gum, of course). Come Monday, I'd be the envy of all the other kids at JIS (Jakarta International School) with my cold Big Mac for lunch (no McDonald's in Indonesia back in those days). Oh, and if you've read James Clavell's King Rat then Singapore's Chiangi Prison should be as interesting a visit for you as it was for me way back when.
For such a pocket-sized package, Singapore sure can throw a punch. Once a nation of hookers, drug dealers, and not so savory characters, Singapore's history before the 20th century had been one of occupation. After WWII, Singapore became its own free nation, resulting in the third strongest GDP in the world, one of the largest ports in the world, and it's reputation for international business is nearly insurmountable.
Although, many people who live in Singapore claim it's without, too much business, not enough pleasure, it's the perfect hub for South East Asian travel and a great place to spend a few days after a rough month trekking jungles in neighboring countries.
The Singapore Sling is a classic at the Raffels Hotel. The night time safari is guaranteed Disney-esk fun. The beaches are great for a day, but don't expect the remoteness of Thailand, Laos, or Vietnam. And, the food is as international as the population.
A worthwhile layover for any traveler, entrepreneur, or shopaholic.
Oh, and maybe don't stand around in big groups, you wouldn't want to have your tush pummeled for suspicion to conspire. Apparently, they hire tennis players to do the dirty deed of caning.
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