Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and- gold Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple, Little India offers colorful souvenirs and Arab Street is lined with fabric shops. Singapore is also known for eclectic street fare, served in hawker centers such as Tiong Bahru and Maxwell Road.
Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities from which to choose. A full calendar of traditional festivals and holidays celebrated throughout the year adds to its cultural appeal.
Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore’s tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travelers year round. The island republic’s excellent infrastructure enables visitors to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean and green environment.
Award winning Changi Airport provides air links to major cities around the world. The train and subway systems are clean, fast and efficient. Public transportation is excellent and walking is a good way to explore the city.
November and December is the rainy season. Best time to visit Singapore are from June-August is considered
to be the best time to visit.
North of the city, are two nature preserves, Bukit Timah and the Central Catchment Area, along with the splendid Singapore Zoological Gardens. The east coast features good seafood restaurants set on long stretches
of sandy beach.
In addition there are over fifty islands and islets within Singaporean waters, all of which can be reached with
varying degrees of ease. Day trips are popular to Sentosa.
Music, theater, nightlife: all are abundant in this remarkable city. Singapore used to be considered a “stop over” on the way to larger Asian cities. This is no longer true! Visitors seek out Singapore for business and finance and also for a fascinating and satisfying vacation for the whole family.
Visas (Dull but essential passport)
Citizens of India, Myanmar, the Commonwealth of Independent States and most Middle Eastern countries must obtain a visa before arriving in Singapore. Visa extensions can be applied for at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Warning : It’s illegal to bring chewing gum, firecrackers, obscene or seditious material, gun-shaped cigarette lighters, endangered species or their by-products and pirated recordings or publications with you. not allowed to bring tobacco into Singapore unless you pay duty. You will be slapped with a hefty fine if you fail to declare and pay.
Best time to go (Hit the ground at the right time)
Singapore is tropical and humid year-round. School holidays fall in June and July, the hottest (and haziest) time, so try to avoid travelling in these months if possible.
Money and costs (Budgets, currency rates and on-the-ground cost)
3N/4D Singapore starting from USD 370
Dialing code :+65
Currency :Singapore dollar
Official languages :English, Tamil, Malay, Mandarin