Botanic Garden
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Sentosa Island
Chinese Garden
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Ko Lanta
The Narima
Ko Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Le
Gili Islands

Fascinating Metropolis

Not only a place for a short stopover. If you have the time, take it to discover the wonders of Singapore.
Minimum of days to stay is 3 but better take time and stay for 5 days.

There is so much to see .... not only shopping!


Singapore Sentosa Island, Beach

Lying almost on the equator, Singapore is a thriving city-state that has overcome its dearth of natural resources to become one of the juggernaut economies of Asia. In the crowded streets of Chinatown, fortune tellers, calligraphers and temple worshippers are still a part of everyday life. In Little India, you can buy the best sari material, freshly ground spices or a picture of your favourite Hindu god. In the small shops of Arab St, the cry of the imam can be heard from the nearby Sultan Mosque.

Singapore may have traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens and pearl luggers for towers of concrete and glass, and its steamy rickshaw image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial era with a gin sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel. It is this carefully stage-managed combination of Western modernity and treasured Eastern and colonial past that makes Singapore such an accessible slice of Asia.

Facts For The Traveler

Visas: Most Western nationals either do not require a visa at all or do not require a visa for a social stay of up to 90 days. A 30-day permit is issued on arrival, and extensions are difficult to obtain.
Health risks: None
Time: GMT/UTC+8 (Europe/Singapore +7)
Electricity: 220-240V, 50 Hz
Weights & measures: Metric with local variations


Singapore Chinese Garden

when to go

Go anytime. Climate is not a major consideration, as Singapore gets fairly steady annual rainfall. You may like to co-ordinate your visit with various festivals and events: Thaipusam is one of the most spectacular festivals, occurring around February. If shopping and eating are your major concerns, July is a good month as the Singapore Food Festival and Great Singapore Sale are held then.