Singapore Travel Guide

Quick Facts

πŸ’°Currency Singapore Dollar (SGD)
πŸ”„Exchange Rate US$1 = SGD1.37
πŸ’¬Languages English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
πŸ™οΈCapital Singapore
πŸ‘₯Population 5.7 million
🚘Driving Side left
πŸ”ŒPlugs G
πŸ•‘Time Singapore Standard Time (UTC+08:00)
🍽️Must-Try Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chili Crab, Laksa, Satay, Roti Prata

Backpacker Budget: US$35 (SGD 48)

Hostel Dorm US$15 (SGD 21)
Takeaway Meal US$5 (SGD 7)
Public transport US$2 (SGD 3)
Entrance Fee US$10 (SGD 14)
Beer US$5 (SGD 7)

When to go?

September-April High Season
May - August Low Season

What's unique?

Welcome to Singapore, the Lion City! Known for its diverse culture, lush greenery, and modern cityscape, Singapore offers a unique experience that blends tradition with innovation. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street, where you can immerse yourself in a melting pot of different cultures, languages, and cuisines. Indulge your taste buds in the local hawker centers, where you can savor delicious street food like chili crab and Hainanese chicken rice.

Beyond the cultural diversity, Singapore is also renowned for its stunning architectural wonders. Take a stroll along Marina Bay Sands and witness the iconic skyline adorned with futuristic skyscrapers. Don't miss the dazzling light show at Gardens by the Bay or venture into Sentosa Island for thrilling theme parks and beautiful sandy beaches.

While Singapore may be known as a bustling metropolis, it's not all about skyscrapers. Discover an oasis of tranquility at Singapore Botanic Gardens or go on an adventure through lush rainforests in MacRitchie Reservoir Park. With its efficient public transportation system and compact size, exploring this small but mighty city-state is a breeze.

Get ready to be captivated by the blend of traditional heritage and modern marvels that make Singapore truly one-of-a-kind.

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay

Highlights of Singapore
(5 days)

  1. 1
    Gardens by the Bay

    A breathtaking nature park with futuristic supertrees, iconic flower domes, and skywalks.

  2. 2
    Marina Bay Sands

    An iconic resort with a rooftop infinity pool offering panoramic views of the city skyline.

  3. 3
    Merlion Park

    The iconic statue of a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.

  4. 4
    Sentosa Island

    A resort island with attractions like Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

  5. 5

    A vibrant neighborhood filled with colorful temples, traditional shops, and delicious street food.

  6. 6
    Little India

    A bustling ethnic enclave known for its vibrant colors, sights, sounds, and delicious Indian cuisine.

  7. 7
    Botanic Gardens

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring beautiful gardens, sculptures, and the National Orchid Garden.

Skyline from Pinnacle@Duxton
Skyline from Pinnacle@Duxton

Fun Fact

Singapore is one of the world's few city-states and is the smallest country in Southeast Asia.


What are the top tourist destinations in Singapore?

Some of the top tourist destinations in Singapore are Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island, and the Singapore Zoo.

What is the official language of Singapore?

The official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.

Is Singapore a safe country to travel to?

Yes, Singapore is generally considered a safe country to travel to. It has a low crime rate and strict laws.

What is the best way to get around in Singapore?

The best way to get around in Singapore is by using the efficient and extensive public transportation system, which includes trains (MRT), buses, and taxis.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted universally
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge no fees
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Citibank
  • Do respect elders and use proper forms of address.
  • Do remove your shoes when entering a home or a place of worship.
  • Don't bring chewing gum into Singapore, it is banned.
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Cover: Merlion in Singapore Harbour

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