About Singapore

The Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore is revolutionary, progressive and magnificent. One of Asia’s economic tigers, Singapore welcomes tourists with simple visa requirements and low taxes. The tiny, prosperous nation presents a unique blend of technology and modern aesthetics amidst a backdrop of nature. A multicultural society with cuisines as diverse as its citizenry, Singapore is like the whole world condensed into one small city. In Singapore tradition freely exists amidst modernism, and pride in the city’s global achievements can be felt in the air.

 

 

Public Transport System

Singapore offers three main modes of public transport, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), buses and taxis..

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness : High, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

An adult EZ-Link card may be purchased for S$12 (which includes the S$5 non-refundable cost of the card plus a S$7 credit). 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.47
Cup of Coffee USD 3.68
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.21
Rice/Kg USD 2.21
White Bread USD 1.47
Eggs (12) USD 2.21
Combo Meal USD 5.15
Fine Dining USD 36.79
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.47
Domestic Beer USD 7.36
Imported Beer USD 6.62
Bottle of Wine USD 18.39
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 10.30
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.74
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.47
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1883.63

Do’s:

  • Dress according to the weather.
  • Always carry cash. It will be helpful.
  • Stand on the left side of the escalator and use the right side to climb or descend.
  • Singaporeans value politeness and manners. Use thank you, please, sorry and excuse me every time the need arises.
  • Singapore enforces its laws. Obey them.
  • Ask permission before taking pictures, especially at churches and other places of religious interest.
  • Use insect repellent when in natural areas as Singapore has had cases of dengue fever.

Don’ts:

  • Do not even think about tipping.
  • Do not litter. Keep the city clean.
  • Avoid using public transport during peak times.
  • Avoid talking about politics and religion.
  • Smoking in public is illegal.

Night Life

Perhaps, surprisingly, Singapore transforms from a business hub to a nightlife extravaganza once the sun goes down. Start your night at Clarke Quay’s Zouk Club if you are lucky enough to get in. Marina Bay features a spectacular view of the city, while Orchard Road-Emerald Hill offers several rooftop bars and nightclubs. Sentosa Beach offers a variety of nightlife options as well as views of the iconic skyline. Chinatown is both nightlife and culinary hotspot, while Gardens at Bay and Nightlife Safari assure nighttime fun for kids and families.
 

Must See

  • Universal Studio Singapore
  • Singapore Night Safari
  • Sentosa Island
  • Chinatown
  • Gardens at Bay
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Theme parks
  • Food, wine & nightlife
  • Cultural and theme tours
  • Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Art Science Museum
  • Singapore Botanical Gardens
  • Amusement parks

Experiences

  • Helicopter and balloon tours
  • Cruises and water tours
  • Classes and workshops
  • Walking and biking tours
  • Water sports
  • Shopping and fashion
  • Spa tours

Activities

Shopping

Raffles city shopping center.
Shopping Malls
252 North Bridge Road, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
0 km.
City Link Mall
Shopping Malls
1 Raffles Link, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
3.3 km.
Marina Square.
Shopping Malls
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
1.7 km.
Suntec City Mall
Shopping Malls
3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
1.4 km.
Funan Digital Life Mall
Shopping Malls
109, North Bridge Road, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
500,0 km.
Millenia Walk.
Shopping Malls
9 Raffles Boulevard.
Distance From City Center
2.o km.
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Shopping Malls
2 Bayfront Avenue, marina bay sands.
Distance From City Center
3.1 km.
Chijmes.
Shopping Malls
30 Victoria Street, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
1.0 km.
Esplanade Mall.
Shopping Malls
Esplanade Drive, singapore.
Distance From City Center
1.8 km.
The Adelphi.
Shopping Malls
1 Coleman Street, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
900,0 km
China Square Central Flea Market.
Flea Markets and Bazaars
20, Cross Street China Square Central, Singapore 048422
Distance From City Center
1.4 km.
Flea Fly Flo Fun
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Red Baron Address: 45 Malan Rd, Singapore…
Distance From City Center
900.0 km.
Antiques of the Orient.
Antique Markets
19 Tanglin Road #02 Tanglin Shopping center 40, Singapore, 247909
Distance From City Center
3.9 km.
Singapore Trading Port
Handicrafts and Souviners
315, Outram Road #07 Tan Boon Liat Building 01/ Tiong Bahru neighborhood, Singapore.
Distance From City Center
3.5 km.
Hidden Treasures.
Handicrafts and Souviners
228 south Bridge Road, Singapore 058777
Distance From City Center
1.5 km
  • Orchid perfumes
  • Gold plated orchids
  • Bakkwa (BBQ Meat)
  • Souvenirs with miniature Merlion
  • Kaya(coconut jam)
  • Laksa paste
  • Singapore pressed pennies
  • Tiger Balm products
  • Asian artifacts

Official Language

English

Other Language

Malay, Chinese, Tamil, Mandari... Read more

Spoken Language

In Singapore's early years, ci... Read more

Currency

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Population

5.8 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 25.78°C

TimeZone

22:46 PM (GMT +08:00)

 

Ambulance

995

 

Police

999

 

Electric socket

Type G
Type G ( 230 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Singapore Changi Airport - SIN

Airport Name / IATA Code

Seletar - XSP

Best time to visit

November to mid-January is considered the best time to visit due to numerous festival holidays .

Moderate time to visit

Visiting mid-January to May will allow one to avoid the worst of Singapore's extreme heat, but one will miss all of the festivals.

Worst time to visit

June to October due to the extreme heat.

Taxi

Start Tariff: SGD 3.50

1 Km. Tariff: SGD 0.55

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: SGD 17.60

Available service

Monthly Average Temperature & Rainfall

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