Singapore is one of the best tourist destinations in Asia. This small island nation has a wide range of attractions to offer its visitors and it’s easy to get around, thanks to its public transportation system. The best part about traveling through Singapore is that everything you need is within reach. You don’t have to travel far from your hotel, as most places are found within walking distance from each other. Our Singapore travel guide will collect all information you need before going to Singapore.

Travel Guide to Singapore

How to Travel to Singapore

The best way to travel to Singapore is by plane. From Changi Airport, you can take the MRT/ Taxi to your hotel. If you come from Malaysia and have time on your hand, you can then take a taxi or bus across the border at Johor Bahru (JB) where there are cheap buses that will take you straight through Singapore.

How to get around and Singapore transportation

You can get around Singapore easily and quickly by public transport. The public transport system in Singapore is efficient and reliable, with an extensive network of buses, trains, and taxis.

Travel Guide to Singapore

There are many different types of public transport in Singapore:

  • MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) is a rail network that covers most of the island. It has four lines: North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line, and Bukit Panjang LRT Line.
  • Buses are available on major routes to areas not covered by MRT stations or where there may not have been enough demand to justify building an underground train station at ground level. Buses also serve as feeder services for railway lines that extend beyond their boundaries – for example, bus services 61 & 62 which connect Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange with Kranji MRT Station via Woodlands Road; or service 94 which connects Hougang Central Bus Terminal with Pasir Ris Bus Interchange along Upper Serangoon Road, Lorong Chuan Avenue & Hougang Avenue 3A/3B
  • Grab or Taxi might be expensive but if you don’t might pay a little bit of money, it’s the fast and most convenient way to go from A to B destination in Singapore.

When to visit Singapore

The best time to visit Singapore is from October until April when it’s not too hot and not too rainy. The peak season for tourism in Singapore is in April, so you can expect higher room rates and higher crowds during this time. If you’re looking to save money on your trip, the off-peak months between May through September are your best bet.

Best areas to stay in Singapore

If you’re looking for the best areas to stay in Singapore, look no further than Chinatown. The area is located right in the heart of the city and is filled with tons of delicious food options, boutique shops, and great nightlife.

If you’re traveling as a family or group then try staying in Sentosa. Located just south of mainland Singapore, Sentosa has plenty for kids to do including Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa (where you can ride roller coasters).

If you’re traveling as a couple or on your own then head over to Clarke Quay or Boat Quay where there are tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance from each other that make it easy for one-person groups! And if you need some alone time after dinner there are always taxis available at their stations nearby.

Travel Guide to Singapore

What to do in Singapore

If you’re planning on visiting Singapore, here are some things not to miss:

The Singapore Zoo and Night Safari – The Singapore Zoo opened in 1973 and has since become an important part of Singapore’s tourism industry. It houses more than 2,500 animals from around the world, including tigers, rhinos and orangutans. The Night Safari houses different species at night so they can be observed while they’re active. For example, if you see a tiger during the day it might be asleep!

If you want to see animals or enjoy nature, then you should go to Jurong Bird Park or Gardens by the Bay. These parks have many different kinds of plants and flowers from all over Asia that are beautiful to look at as well as being educational about plants from other countries than just your own country (like America).

If you like amusement parks like Disneyland then Universal Studios Singapore would be perfect for you! There are rides like “Revenge of the Mummy” where riders get chased by mummies while inside an Egyptian pyramid ride complete with live actors dressed up like ancient Egyptians trying to torture them!

You can visit museums and art galleries or go on a boat tour around the city or even take a trip up a cable car to see some spectacular views over the city. If you’re looking for something more adventurous then why not try bungee jumping off a bridge or zip lining across skyscrapers?

What to eat in Singapore

Singapore, you are a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. The island has been influenced by Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western cultures to create its unique cuisine. If you’re looking for delicious local food that won’t break the bank, the best way to discover the food in Singapore is to take a walk around the city and enjoy the local cuisine.

Here are some of the most popular dishes to try while visiting this beautiful country:

Hawker food is basically street food in Singapore. It consists of stalls in small roadside shops or in large open-air markets called hawker centers. Hawkers sell all sorts of traditional dishes like satay (grilled meat on skewers) and bak chor mee (minced pork noodles).

Hainanese Chicken Rice – This Hainanese dish is considered to be one of the national dishes of Singapore, and for good reason. It consists of chicken cooked in a savory sauce and served with rice cooked in chicken stock. The chicken is cooked until it’s tender and juicy on the inside, while the skin turns out crispy and golden brown on the outside. The rice is infused with chicken stock, giving it a flavourful taste.

Chilli Crab – This dish is a must-try for those visiting Singapore because it’s one of the most popular local dishes here! The main ingredients are crabs marinated in chili paste before being fried or boiled, then served with chili sauce which has been infused with garlic, ginger, and spring onions. The chili crab can be eaten as an appetizer or as part of a meal together with steamed rice and vegetables like cabbage or cucumber.

Laksa – Laksa is another popular Singaporean dish that consists of noodles served in a spicy coconut milk soup with fish cakes or tofu puffs added into it along with some other ingredients like curry leaves, bean sprouts and birds eye chilies (depending on how spicy you want your laksa).

The oyster omelette at Chairman Restaurant has become a staple on the menu since it opened in 2011, and that’s because it tastes as good as it looks! This dish is made up of fresh oysters that are pan-fried till golden brown before being layered on top of an egg omelette along with some Japanese mayonnaise for extra flavor. It’s then served with finely sliced cucumber on top for added crunchiness and sweetness!

Typical costs to travel to Singapore

  • Food: While food costs can be higher in Singapore than elsewhere, eating out isn’t prohibitively expensive. A meal at a hawker center or food court should cost no more than $10 per person while eating at a Western restaurant will likely be closer to $20. The price of alcohol is high here; expect to pay around $5 for a pint of beer and up to $30 for a cocktail.
  • Transport: Public transport in Singapore is convenient and inexpensive – you can get around very well on foot or by taking the subway for just $2-$3 each way.
  • Taxi fares are quite reasonable as well, but if you’re traveling with large bags/luggage then it may not be much cheaper than taking public transport anyway. If you’re going to rent a car during your stay, bear in mind that petrol costs around $1 per liter (about 30 cents per gallon). A typical taxi ride across town will cost between $3-7 depending on where it starts and ends.
  •  Accommodation: Visitors should know that hotel rooms are often pricey in Singapore due to high demand – expect anything from SGD120 ($90) upwards per night if staying near the city center.
  • Tours & Activities: There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities at all levels here so don’t worry about having anything fun planned! You could visit Sentosa Island via cable car or monorail (with entry fee included), explore Jurong Bird Park with its hundreds of species of birds (admission fee), go whale watching off Marina Bay Sands Skypark Tower (upgraded tickets required), savor authentic street food stalls along Chinatown Street Food Street…

How to stay safe in Singapore

Travel Guide to Singapore

Singapore is a safe country to travel. However, there are some things to avoid in Singapore:

  • Scams – Singapore is a country that has low crime rates, but this does not mean you won’t encounter any scams while traveling here. It’s best to be wary of anyone who tries to offer you something for free if it seems too good to be true. Also beware of people who approach you on the street and ask for directions or other favors, since they can sometimes use this as an opportunity to rob you or take advantage of your kindness.
  • Tourist traps – Another thing that tourists should watch out for when visiting Singapore are tourist traps such as inflated taxi fares and overpriced restaurants near tourist attractions like Chinatown.

What you should do in Singapore

Singapore is a small country but it has a diverse population. You will find many different ethnicities here, each with its own culture and traditions. When visiting this country, try to learn about them so you can understand more about their way of life and appreciate their culture better.

Singaporeans are very friendly people who love meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures. If you want to make friends while traveling through Singapore, it is best if you strike up conversations with locals by asking questions about their culture or traditions so that they feel comfortable talking to you about them!

Respect the laws. Singapore has strict rules regarding drug use, possession, and trafficking. Foreigners caught violating these rules will be deported immediately without any chance of appeal or pardon. Foreigners who carry drugs knowingly or unknowingly may also be arrested and detained by authorities until they submit themselves to rehabilitation programs under supervision.

Travel visa requirements

Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to enter Singapore for tourism, business, or transit purposes. For more information about the visa-free entry requirements for your country visit Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Visitors who require visas may apply online through VFS Global but will need to pay an additional service fee along with their application fee.

Visa on arrival is available at all major airports in Singapore and allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days with only one entry allowed during the period of their stay. Visitors must have valid travel documents including a passport valid at least six months past their intended departure date from Singapore and proof of return flight tickets within 30 days after arrival (extendable). Visa seekers are also required to submit biometric data such as fingerprints and photos when applying under this program; this information will be stored digitally in order to facilitate future visits should they qualify again later on down the road!


Traveling to Singapore is a great experience, it’s a beautiful country with many attractions and activities. The food is delicious and you will find something that suits your taste. There are many places to visit in Singapore but if you do not know where exactly where to go or what do next then take a look at our guide section on how to travel around Singapore which covers everything from transportation options to eating out tips.

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