Singapore City Guide


Travel Guide


Singapore

Singapore Introduction

So you are planning to visit Singapore on offers is a varied selection of attractions regardless of whether you are travelling alone, with family or part of a group. We don't aim to sway your mind on what to do while in Singapore but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Like in other cities, there are attractions of good and poor quality to visit and if it is the first time you are visiting Singapore or if you have paid a visit before, enjoying yourself and making the most of your time there is paramount. It can be wise to set in your mind what you want to do and see, and Singapore has a number of really interesting experiences that you will remember for a long time.

Top 10 Attractions

When you are visiting Singapore there are a lot of attractions that you should be aware of to possibly plan into your trip. The esteemed Singapore vicinity of Singapore has attractions which you could be familiar and others which aren't that familiar to non local locals of Singapore we have assembled a List of Ten to help you:

1. Singapore Botanic Gardens
2. Singapore Zoo
3. Marina Bay
4. Gardens By The Bay
5. Asian Civilisations Museum
6. Bukit Brown Cemetery
7. Changi Chapel and Museum
8. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
9. MacRitchie Nature Trail
10. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

These really are just a starting point if you have taken a quality guide book you will be able to find more and if there is enough time in Singapore. You will surely discover an array of interesting attractions and locations in the Singapore vicinity of Singapore.

Transportation

Singapore is a fairly simple location to get around. When you have grasped the layout of the place and you are familiar with a couple of landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city as a pedestrian but ensure not to venture into unknown territory at night. If you wish to cover larger distances across Singapore there are some other alternatives to get around. Singapore has a comprehensive Urban Metro system. It is an effective way to get around the city. There is a city wide bus system where passes can be bought to cover you for multiple journeys. There is also the alternative to use Singapore Taxis, where the driver can offer up local knowledge. Whichever way you plan to explore Singapore ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Singapore Metro Map

Singapore Metro Map

Accommodation

If you plan to stay in Singapore for a period longer than one day you will need to find a place to stay. Singapore has a wide range of places to bed down these includes high end, deluxed locations to more modest hotels, B&Bs and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has suitable facilities and is in the right area for your meetings as the traffic in Singapore can result in problems at certain times of the day. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Singapore also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a good place to rest your head. Whichever type of accommodation you select in Singapore try and make time to see if any bargains exists on a wide array of travel web sites, often when there is a big event on in town.


Recommended Hotels

1. The Forest by Wangz
2. Raffles Hotel Singapore
3. The Fullerton Bay Hotel
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
5. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore


Dining

A wide number of venues are available to dine at in Singapore, the place you dine at will reflect your tastes and budget. There are a number a fantastic low cost restaurants that serve Singaporean menus that don't break the bank. If you are on the look out for a fine dining restaurant there are a number of these, but be sure to have a prior reservation also ensure you are dressed correctly. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names such as Burger King, McDonalds etc, but if you are seeking something real you should try asking a local or a taxi driver where they suggest. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Singapore. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. Check out local guides and press for offers and try something that you have never had before.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. Shinji by Kanesaka
2. Auld Alliance
3. Dolce Vita at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
4. Jaan
5. Noti Restaurant & Bar


Facts And Statistics

When getting to grips with a city such as Singapore it is always good to be armed with some basic facts. There are some here that could help you.

Continent: Asia
Country: Singapore
Region: Singapore
International Dialing Code: 65
Singapore Coordinates: 1.3667° N, 103.7500° E
Altitude: 163.6 metres (537 ft)
Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Language: English, Malay
Singapore Time Zone: SST (UTC+8)
City Population: 5,312,400
Metro Population: 5,312,400
Temperature High In 87.6°F / 30.9 °C
Temperature Low In 73.9 °F / 23.3 °C


Keeping Safe

Like other cities Singapore has it's good points and bad points, it is important to keep your wits about you and you will remain safe and hold fond memories of this great Singaporean area. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, don't alert people to the fact you are unfamiliar wit h the city by exposing expensive electronic goods and don't wear expensive jewellery and excessive cash on your person. Try and stick to well lit areas that are populated after nightfall and if you loose your way find a shop or café to consult your map. You might be enjoying yourself, but still be alert. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Singapore. On the whole Singapore is a safe location with helpful and warm citizens. A bit of research is very valuable and if you have a picture in your mind of the city you can understand it better.

 

03 Mar 2016