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SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous, tax-friendly countries and boasts the world's busiest port.

 

Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay, Arab, and Indian influences along with a tropical climate, tasty food from hawker centres, copious shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

 

As tiny as Singapore is, there are a ton of things to do and see. If you take care Singapore can still be an affordable destination. Getting around using public transport is convenient and cheap. Eating street food is also a delicious and affordable way to get to know the country. Changi was rated the World's Best Airport for 6 years in a row so that's almost enough reason to visit!

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  • Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)

  • Area: 719.9 km²

  • Population: Singapore is incredibly dense, housing a population of about 5.5 million people, making it the second most densely populated country globally.

  • Language: English (official), Mandarin Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official)

  • Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism

  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz (UK plug)

  • Fun Fact: Singapore holds the unique distinction of being the only island city-state in the world, comprising one main island and 62 smaller islets. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT SINGAPORE

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Dry Season (February to April):

  • Weather: The weather during this period is relatively dry, with lower humidity and fewer rain showers compared to other times of the year.

  • Activities: This is an excellent time for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and visiting attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa Island.

Shoulder Seasons (May to June, September to October):

  • Weather: These periods experience moderate rainfall and temperatures. The weather is generally pleasant, and the crowds are less intense than during peak tourist season.

  • Activities: Good for both outdoor and indoor activities. You can enjoy festivals and events that may be happening around this time.

Wet Season (November to January):

  • Weather: This period is characterized by frequent rain showers and higher humidity. It is the monsoon season in Singapore.

  • Activities: While it rains often, the showers are usually brief and followed by clear skies. This season is still manageable for travel, and there are plenty of indoor activities like visiting museums and shopping malls.


Events & Festivals

  • Chinese New Year (January or February, dates vary): A major celebration in Singapore with vibrant parades, decorations, and festivities. It's a unique cultural experience, but it can also be very crowded and more expensive.

  • Great Singapore Sale (June to August): A major shopping event with significant discounts and promotions across the city. A great time for shopping enthusiasts.

  • Singapore Grand Prix (September): The city hosts the Formula 1 night race, which is a spectacular event with concerts and parties. It's an exciting time to visit but expect large crowds and higher accommodation prices.


Tourist Season & Holidays

  • Off-Peak Times (February to April, July to October): These periods tend to have fewer tourists compared to the holiday seasons and major events. If you prefer a quieter experience with less crowded attractions, these months are ideal.

  • Peak Times (November to January, June, September): School holidays, festive seasons, and major events draw larger crowds. If you enjoy a lively atmosphere and don't mind the hustle and bustle, these times can be exciting.


Summary

Best Overall Time: February to April for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.

Best for Shopping: June to August during the Great Singapore Sale.

Best for Events and Festivals: January or February for Chinese New Year, and September for the Singapore Grand Prix.

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Singapore offers a variety of beaches, with Sentosa Island being home to some of the most popular ones like Tanjong Beach, Siloso Beach, and Palawan Beach. These beaches are known for their white sands and a range of activities suitable for both relaxation and adventure. 


The best time to visit Singapore's beaches is from February to April, which is considered the dry season, providing a comfortable climate for beach activities and coinciding with vibrant cultural festivals.


However, for those looking to swim and surf, April and May are the warmest months, offering warmer waters ideal for these activities.

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SINGAPORE TRAVEL COSTS

Singapore is generally considered an expensive travel destination, especially when compared to its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Generally, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are much cheaper in all categories, making them more budget-friendly destinations than Singapore.


The cost of living in Singapore is high, which is reflected in prices for accommodation, dining, and attractions. However, there are ways to manage expenses and travel on a budget. Overall, while Singapore offers a clean, efficient, and modern travel experience, it comes at a higher cost compared to its neighbors. 


Here are some cost-saving tips for visiting Singapore:


  • Stay in Budget Hotels or Hostels: Look for budget hotels or hostels, particularly in areas like Little India, Chinatown, or Geylang.
    Consider staying in capsule hotels, which are affordable and offer unique experiences.

  • Consider Airbnb: Renting a room or an entire apartment can be more cost-effective, especially for longer stays.

  • Eat at Hawker Centers: Singapore is famous for its hawker centers, where you can find delicious and affordable meals (typically $3 - $10 per meal).

  • Use Public Transport: Singapore's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and bus systems are efficient and affordable. A single ride costs around $1 - $2.50.Purchase an EZ-Link card or a Singapore Tourist Pass for unlimited travel on public transport. 

  • Walk or Cycle: Many attractions are within walking distance of each other. Consider renting a bicycle or using bike-sharing services for short trips.

  • Look for Free or Low-Cost Activities: Visit free attractions like Gardens by the Bay (outdoor gardens), Singapore Botanic Gardens, and East Coast Park. Explore cultural neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam.

  • Shop at Local Markets:Visit markets like Bugis Street Market or Mustafa Centre for affordable shopping options.

  • Use Free Wi-Fi: Many public places, cafes, and hotels offer free Wi-Fi, reducing the need for expensive data plans.


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TRAVEL TIPS FOR SINGAPORE

  • Respect Local Laws: Singapore is known for its strict laws. Avoid littering, smoking in non-designated areas, chewing gum (which is restricted), and jaywalking to avoid fines.

  • Language: English is widely spoken and is one of the official languages, making it easy for communication.

  • Use Public Transport: The MRT and bus systems are efficient, clean, and affordable. Consider getting an EZ-Link card or Singapore Tourist Pass for convenience.


  • Taxis and Ride-Sharing:

    Taxis are metered and reliable, but more expensive than public transport. Ride-sharing apps like Grab are also available and can be more economical.

  • Location Matters: Stay in central areas like Orchard Road, Marina Bay, or Bugis for easy access to attractions. Consider Chinatown or Little India for more affordable options.

  • Hawker Centers: Experience local cuisine at hawker centers like Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat, and Chinatown Complex. Food is delicious, varied, and affordable.


  • Plan Your Itinerary: Popular attractions include Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island, Universal Studios Singapore, and the Singapore Zoo. Plan ahead to maximize your time.

  • Free Attractions:

    Visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, East Coast Park, and explore cultural neighborhoods. Many attractions offer free admission.

  • Nightlife:

    Don’t miss the Marina Bay Sands light show and the vibrant nightlife at Clarke Quay. Visit night markets for a lively evening experience.


GETTING AROUND SINGAPORE

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

The MRT is Singapore's subway system, consisting of four main lines (North-South, East-West, Circle, and Downtown lines) and several smaller lines. It covers most areas of Singapore, including major attractions, shopping districts, and residential neighborhoods. Trains run frequently, with intervals ranging from 2 to 5 minutes during peak hours and up to 8 to 10 minutes during off-peak hours.

  • Fares: Fares are calculated based on distance traveled, with fares ranging from SGD 0.77 to SGD 2.39 for a single trip using a stored value card (EZ-Link or NETS FlashPay).

  • Payment: Payment can be made using an EZ-Link card, NETS FlashPay card, or contactless payment methods like credit/debit cards and mobile wallets.


Bus

Singapore has an extensive bus network operated by several bus companies. There are both regular and express bus services. Buses cover areas not served by the MRT, providing connectivity to various neighborhoods, industrial areas, and residential estates. Buses operate at regular intervals, with waiting times typically ranging from 5 to 15 minutes during peak hours and up to 20 to 30 minutes during off-peak hours.

  • Fares: Similar to the MRT, bus fares are distance-based, ranging from SGD 0.92 to SGD 2.29 for adult passengers using stored value cards.

  • Payment: Payment can be made using an EZ-Link card, NETS FlashPay card, or contactless payment methods.


Taxis

Taxis are readily available throughout Singapore and offer a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. Taxis serve all areas of Singapore, including destinations not easily accessible by public transport.

  • Fares: Taxi fares are metered, with additional charges for peak hours, late-night trips, and electronic road pricing (ERP) gantries.

  • Payment: Payment can be made in cash, by credit/debit card, or using various mobile payment apps. Most taxis accept electronic payments.


Ride-Sharing Services

Ride-sharing services like Grab are popular in Singapore and provide an alternative to taxis. Similar to taxis, ride-sharing services cover all areas of Singapore.

  • Fares: Fares are calculated based on factors such as distance, time, and demand. Fare estimates are provided before booking a ride.

  • Payment: Payment is typically made through the ride-sharing app using credit/debit cards, mobile wallets, or GrabPay credits.


Walking and Cycling

Many areas in Singapore are pedestrian-friendly, with well-maintained sidewalks and walking paths. Suitable for short distances within neighborhoods, parks, and recreational areas.

  • Facilities: Singapore has designated cycling paths and rental services, such as bicycle-sharing schemes like SG Bike and Anywheel.


Private Hire Cars

Private hire car services like GrabCar and Gojek provide transportation services similar to taxis but with private vehicles and fixed fares. Available throughout Singapore, especially in urban areas.

  • Fares: Fares are fixed and displayed upfront before booking a ride.

  • Payment: Payment is made through the app using credit/debit cards, mobile wallets, or in-app credits.

Here are some travel tips for Singapore:

  • Pack for the heat and humidity: Singapore is hot and humid year-round, so be sure to pack lightweight, breathable clothing and a hat or parasol for sun protection.

  • Make use of public transportation: Singapore's public transportation system is efficient, clean, and affordable. Make use of the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and buses to get around the city.

  • Try the local cuisine: Singapore is known for its delicious street food, which can be found at hawker centers around the city. Try dishes such as chicken rice, laksa, and satay.

  • Plan your itinerary: Singapore is a small country, but there's a lot to see and do. It can be worth planning your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time.

  • Be mindful of the laws: Singapore has strict laws against littering, smoking in certain areas and possession of drugs. Make sure you're aware of the local laws before you travel.

  • Keep your valuables safe: Singapore is a safe country, but it's always wise to keep your valuables safe when traveling. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and keep your passport and other important documents in a secure place.

  • Be prepared for rain: Singapore is known for its unpredictable weather, so be prepared for rain at any time of the year. Bring an umbrella or a rain jacket.

  • Some popular attractions in Singapore can be expensive, so be prepared to pay extra if you want to visit them.


REGIONS & HIGHLIGHTS OF SINGAPORE

Marina Bay

  • Marina Bay Sands: Iconic hotel and entertainment complex with a SkyPark offering panoramic views of the city skyline.

  • Gardens by the Bay: Futuristic garden featuring the Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, and outdoor gardens.

  • Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade: Scenic waterfront area with stunning views of Marina Bay and landmarks like the Merlion.


Orchard Road

  • Shopping: Iconic shopping street lined with luxury boutiques, department stores, and malls like ION Orchard, Orchard Central, and Paragon.

  • Dining: Wide range of restaurants, cafes, and food courts offering international cuisine.

  • Nightlife: Vibrant nightlife with bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.


Chinatown

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple: Intricately designed temple housing a relic of Buddha's tooth.

  • Chinatown Food Street: Hawker street offering a variety of local delicacies and traditional dishes.

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple: Oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore with exquisite architecture.


Little India

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple: Colorful Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali.

  • Mustafa Centre: 24-hour shopping mall offering a wide range of goods at affordable prices.

  • Tekka Centre: Food center and market known for its Indian and Malay cuisine.


Clarke Quay and Boat Quay

  • Riverside Dining: Numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes along the Singapore River.

  • Boat Quay: Historic quay lined with restored shop-houses, now home to dining and entertainment establishments.

  • Clarke Quay: Vibrant nightlife district with bars, clubs, and riverfront dining options.


Sentosa Island

  • Universal Studios Singapore: Theme park featuring rides, shows, and attractions based on blockbuster movies.

  • S.E.A. Aquarium: One of the world's largest aquariums showcasing marine life from around the globe.

  • Adventure Cove Waterpark: Water park with thrilling slides, wave pools, and snorkeling experiences.


Kampong Glam

  • Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan): Grand mosque with a golden dome and intricate architecture.

  • Arab Street: Lively area known for its eclectic mix of shops, cafes, and Middle Eastern restaurants.

  • Haji Lane: Quirky street filled with colorful murals, boutique shops, and trendy cafes.


East Coast

  • East Coast Park: Popular coastal park offering recreational activities such as cycling, picnicking, and BBQ.

  • Changi Village: Serene area with rustic charm, known for its hawker food and Changi Beach.

  • Changi Airport: World-renowned airport with unique attractions like Jewel Changi Airport, featuring the Rain Vortex and Canopy Park.


These regions offer a glimpse into Singapore's rich cultural diversity, vibrant city life, and stunning attractions, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for visitors.



ONE WEEK ITINERARY FOR SINGAPORE

Day 1: Arrival and Marina Bay

  • Morning:

    • Arrive in Singapore and check into your accommodation.

  • Afternoon:

    • Explore Marina Bay area:

      • Visit Gardens by the Bay and walk through the Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest.

      • Enjoy lunch at Satay by the Bay or one of the nearby restaurants.

  • Evening:

    • Head to Marina Bay Sands:

      • Ascend to the SkyPark Observation Deck for panoramic views of the city.

      • Catch the Spectra light and water show at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza.

      • Have dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the bay.

Day 2: Orchard Road and Botanic Gardens

  • Morning:

    • Breakfast at a cafe along Orchard Road.

    • Shopping along Orchard Road:

      • Explore malls like ION Orchard, Orchard Central, and Ngee Ann City.

  • Afternoon:

    • Visit Singapore Botanic Gardens:

      • Explore the National Orchid Garden and enjoy the lush greenery.

      • Have a picnic or grab lunch at one of the garden cafes.

  • Evening:

    • Dinner at a restaurant in the Dempsey Hill area.

    • Relax and unwind in the vibrant nightlife scene of Clarke Quay.

Day 3: Sentosa Island

  • Morning:

    • Head to Sentosa Island:

      • Spend the morning at Universal Studios Singapore, enjoying the rides and attractions.

  • Afternoon:

    • Visit S.E.A. Aquarium and explore the underwater world.

    • Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants on Sentosa.

  • Evening:

    • Relax on Sentosa's beaches or take a leisurely stroll along the Sentosa Boardwalk.

    • Watch the Wings of Time show in the evening.

Day 4: Chinatown and Little India

  • Morning:

    • Visit Chinatown:

      • Explore the bustling streets, temples, and shops.

      • Have breakfast at a local hawker center.

  • Afternoon:

    • Head to Little India:

      • Visit Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple and explore the colorful streets.

      • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Indian restaurant.

  • Evening:

    • Take a heritage walk or join a guided tour of the neighborhoods.

    • Explore Haji Lane and Arab Street for shopping and dining.

Day 5: Cultural Exploration

  • Morning:

    • Visit Kampong Glam:

      • Explore Sultan Mosque and learn about its history.

      • Visit Malay Heritage Centre to learn about Malay culture and heritage.

  • Afternoon:

    • Visit the National Museum of Singapore and learn about the country's history and culture.

    • Have lunch at a nearby cafe or restaurant.

  • Evening:

    • Explore the vibrant nightlife of Bugis Street or Clarke Quay.

Day 6: East Coast and Changi

  • Morning:

    • Head to East Coast Park:

      • Rent bicycles and explore the park's scenic coastline.

      • Have breakfast at one of the park's beachside cafes.

  • Afternoon:

    • Visit Changi Village:

      • Explore Changi Point Coastal Walk and Changi Beach Park.

      • Have lunch at Changi Village Hawker Centre.

  • Evening:

    • Visit Jewel Changi Airport:

      • Explore the Canopy Park and marvel at the Rain Vortex.

      • Have dinner at one of the restaurants in Jewel.

Day 7: Leisure and Departure

  • Morning:

    • Relax and enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel or explore any attractions you may have missed.

  • Afternoon:

    • Check out of your accommodation and head to the airport.


This itinerary covers a diverse range of attractions and experiences, allowing you to immerse yourself in Singapore's culture, history, and modernity. Feel free to adjust it based on your interests and preferences!

Singapore is divided into several regions, each with its own unique character and highlights. Some of the main regions and their highlights include:

  • Marina Bay: This is the heart of Singapore's modern downtown, home to iconic attractions such as the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and the Merlion statue. There is also the famous Marina Bay Sands Skypark, where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

  • Orchard Road: Orchard Road is Singapore's premier shopping district, home to high-end department stores and luxury boutiques. It's a great place to shop for designer clothes, jewelry, and electronics.

  • Chinatown: This is Singapore's historic Chinese district, known for its colorful street markets, temples, and traditional shops selling Chinese herbs, antiques, and souvenirs. The highlight of this area is the Chinese Heritage Center which is a restored shophouse that serves as a museum.

  • Little India: This is Singapore's Indian district, known for its vibrant markets, colorful temples, and delicious Indian food. The highlight of this area is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, which is one of the most important Hindu temples in Singapore.

  • Sentosa Island: This is Singapore's premier resort island, known for its beaches, theme parks, and attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and the S.E.A. Aquarium. It's a perfect place for family entertainment and activities.

  • Kampong Glam: This is Singapore's historic Malay district, known for its colorful shop-houses, traditional crafts, and the iconic Sultan Mosque.

  • Clarke Quay: This is a lively entertainment district on the Singapore River, known for its restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The highlight of this area is the Clarke Quay, a popular spot for riverfront dining and entertainment.

  • Pulau Ubin: This is a small island located just off the northeastern coast of Singapore, known for its rustic charm and natural beauty. Visitors can explore the island's hiking trails, mangrove swamps, and traditional villages.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is a small but vibrant country with plenty of things to see and do. Here are some of the best things to see and do when visiting Singapore:

  • Visit Gardens by the Bay: This is a stunning 101-hectare garden featuring a variety of themed gardens, including the Supertree Grove, the Cloud Forest, and the Flower Dome.

  • Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer: This is a giant Ferris wheel that offers panoramic views of the city.

  • Walk along Marina Bay: This is a beautiful waterfront area that is home to several iconic attractions including the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, and the Helix Bridge.

  • Visit the Merlion: This is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, and it is one of the most iconic symbols of Singapore.

  • Explore the National Museum of Singapore: This is the oldest museum in Singapore and it offers a glimpse into the country's rich history and culture.

  • Visit the Raffles Hotel: This is an iconic hotel in Singapore that has a rich history dating back to 1887. Visitors can take a tour of the hotel and enjoy a Singapore Sling at the famous Long Bar.

  • Take a stroll through Clarke Quay: This is a lively entertainment district on the Singapore River, known for its restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

  • Visit Sentosa Island: This is a popular resort island in Singapore that offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including beaches, theme parks, and the S.E.A. Aquarium.

  • Visit the Universal Studios Singapore: This is a popular theme park that offers a wide range of exciting rides and attractions based on popular movies and TV shows.

  • Take a walk around Chinatown: This is a historic Chinese district that is known for its colorful street markets, temples, and traditional shops. Visitors can also explore the area's rich cultural heritage by visiting the Chinese Heritage Center.

Singapore is a small but vibrant country with plenty of things to see and do. Here are some of the best things to see and do when visiting Singapore:


  • Visit Gardens by the Bay: This is a stunning 101-hectare garden featuring a variety of themed gardens, including the Supertree Grove, the Cloud Forest, and the Flower Dome.

  • Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer: This is a giant Ferris wheel that offers panoramic views of the city.



  • Walk along Marina Bay: This is a beautiful waterfront area that is home to several iconic attractions including the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, and the Helix Bridge.

  • Visit the Merlion: This is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, and it is one of the most iconic symbols of Singapore.

  • Explore the National Museum of Singapore: This is the oldest museum in Singapore and it offers a glimpse into the country's rich history and culture.

  • Visit the Raffles Hotel: This is an iconic hotel in Singapore that has a rich history dating back to 1887. Visitors can take a tour of the hotel and enjoy a Singapore Sling at the famous Long Bar.

  • Take a stroll through Clarke Quay: This is a lively entertainment district on the Singapore River, known for its restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

  • Visit Sentosa Island: This is a popular resort island in Singapore that offers a wide range of activities and attractions, including beaches, theme parks, and the S.E.A. Aquarium.

  • Visit the Universal Studios Singapore: This is a popular theme park that offers a wide range of exciting rides and attractions based on popular movies and TV shows.

  • Take a walk around Chinatown: This is a historic Chinese district that is known for its colorful street markets, temples, and traditional shops. Visitors can also explore the area's rich cultural heritage by visiting the Chinese Heritage Center.

WHAT TO EAT IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is known for its diverse and delicious food scene, offering a wide range of local and international cuisines. Here are some of the best foods to try when visiting Singapore:

  • Chicken Rice: This is a popular local dish that consists of steamed or boiled chicken served with fragrant rice and a spicy chili sauce.

  • Laksa: This is a flavorful noodle soup that is made with a spicy coconut milk-based broth and a variety of toppings such as shrimp, tofu, and bean sprouts.

  • Satay: This is a dish of grilled meat skewers that are served with a peanut sauce and cucumber relish.

  • Hokkien Mee: This is a dish of stir-fried noodles that are cooked in a rich and savory gravy, and it is a popular street food in Singapore

  • Nasi Lemak: This is a traditional Malay dish that consists of rice cooked in coconut milk, accompanied by a variety of toppings such as peanuts, ikan bilis (anchovies), egg and sambal.

  • Char Kway Teow: This is a dish of stir-fried flat rice noodles that are cooked with shrimp, egg, and bean sprouts, and it is a popular street food in Singapore

  • Roti Prata: This is a type of Indian-style flatbread that is usually served with a variety of savory or sweet toppings such as curry or sugar.

  • Bak Kut Teh: This is a pork rib soup that is cooked with a variety of herbs and spices, it's a very popular dish among locals.

  • Curry Puff: This is a popular street food that is made with a crispy pastry filled with a spicy mixture of meat and vegetables.

  • Durian: This is a controversial fruit known for its pungent smell, but locals love it. You can find it in many forms like fresh fruit, ice cream, and even pastries.

When eating in Singapore, it's important to be aware of the hawker centers, those are food courts with many vendors that offer a wide variety of local food at affordable prices.

Singapore is known for its diverse and delicious food scene, offering a wide range of local and international cuisines. Here are some of the best foods to try when visiting Singapore:


  • Chicken Rice: This is a popular local dish that consists of steamed or boiled chicken served with fragrant rice and a spicy chili sauce.

  • Laksa: This is a flavorful noodle soup that is made with a spicy coconut milk-based broth and a variety of toppings such as shrimp, tofu, and bean sprouts.

  • Satay: This is a dish of grilled meat skewers that are served with a peanut sauce and cucumber relish.



  • Hokkien Mee: This is a dish of stir-fried noodles that are cooked in a rich and savory gravy, and it is a popular street food in Singapore

  • Nasi Lemak: This is a traditional Malay dish that consists of rice cooked in coconut milk, accompanied by a variety of toppings such as peanuts, ikan bilis (anchovies), egg and sambal.

  • Char Kway Teow: This is a dish of stir-fried flat rice noodles that are cooked with shrimp, egg, and bean sprouts, and it is a popular street food in Singapore

  • Roti Prata: This is a type of Indian-style flatbread that is usually served with a variety of savory or sweet toppings such as curry or sugar.

  • Bak Kut Teh: This is a pork rib soup that is cooked with a variety of herbs and spices, it's a very popular dish among locals.

  • Curry Puff: This is a popular street food that is made with a crispy pastry filled with a spicy mixture of meat and vegetables.

  • Durian: This is a controversial fruit known for its pungent smell, but locals love it. You can find it in many forms like fresh fruit, ice cream, and even pastries.




When eating in Singapore, it's important to be aware of the hawker centers, those are food courts with many vendors that offer a wide variety of local food at affordable prices.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SINGAPORE

For your first visit to Singapore, it's crucial to choose a base that offers convenient access to the city's attractions, vibrant culture, and diverse cuisine. Here's a breakdown of top areas and accommodations:


Where To Stay In Marina Bay:

Marina Bay is Singapore's iconic waterfront district, home to landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and the Merlion Park, offering stunning views and a modern cityscape.

  • Budget Accommodation: Consider staying at The Pod @ Beach Road for affordable capsule-style rooms and a central location near Marina Bay attractions.

  • Mid-range Accommodation: The Marina Bay Sands Hotel offers comfortable rooms with a rooftop infinity pool and easy access to Marina Bay's attractions.

  • Luxury Accommodation: Opt for the luxurious ambiance of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, featuring upscale rooms, gourmet dining, and panoramic views of Marina Bay.

Best Value Tip: Book accommodation well in advance, especially during major events and holidays, to secure better rates.


Where To Stay In Orchard Road:

Orchard Road is Singapore's premier shopping and entertainment district, lined with luxury boutiques, malls, and vibrant nightlife options, providing a lively urban experience.

  • Budget Accommodation: Consider staying at YMCA @ One Orchard for affordable rooms and a central location near Orchard Road's shopping and dining establishments.

  • Mid-range Accommodation: The Quincy Hotel by Far East Hospitality offers stylish accommodations with complimentary perks like breakfast, minibar, and evening cocktails.

  • Luxury Accommodation: Opt for the luxurious ambiance of The St. Regis Singapore, featuring upscale rooms, personalized butler service, and a signature spa.

Best Value Tip: Look for hotel deals and promotions during the off-peak season (June-August) or weekdays for better rates.


Where To Stay In Chinatown:

Chinatown is a vibrant cultural enclave filled with colorful shophouses, temples, and bustling street markets like Chinatown Food Street and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

  • Budget Accommodation: Consider staying at Beary Best! Hostel for affordable dorm beds and a central location near Chinatown's attractions and MRT stations.

  • Mid-range Accommodation: The Scarlet Singapore offers boutique accommodations with chic decor and easy access to Chinatown's cultural landmarks.

  • Luxury Accommodation: Opt for the luxurious ambiance of Six Senses Duxton, featuring upscale rooms, heritage-inspired design, and a wellness-focused experience.

Best Value Tip: Explore Chinatown's budget-friendly eateries and souvenir shops for affordable dining and shopping experiences.


Where To Stay In Little India:

Little India is a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood known for its colorful streets, aromatic spice shops, and traditional Indian eateries, offering visitors a taste of Singapore's multicultural heritage.

  • Budget Accommodation: Consider staying at Footprints Hostel for affordable dorm beds and a lively atmosphere in the heart of Little India.

  • Mid-range Accommodation: The Village Hotel Albert Court offers comfortable accommodations with a Peranakan-inspired design and easy access to Little India's attractions.

  • Luxury Accommodation: Opt for the luxurious ambiance of PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, featuring upscale rooms, a rooftop pool, and a range of dining options.

Best Value Tip: Explore Little India's bustling markets and street food stalls for authentic and budget-friendly culinary experiences.


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