Singapore Vacations

Singapore would not have been possible 100 years ago. A British colony until 1965, the country is now a microcosm of cultures, lifestyles and businesses. With all of that in the mix, you'd think the city-state might be a bit chaotic. However, Singapore has built a reputation as an overprotective parent. One of the wealthiest nations in the world, ... Read more
Singapore has one of the highest standards of living partly because it is known to be impeccably clean. But don't worry. You might not be able to spit out your gum on the sidewalk, but you can shop at haute couture boutiques, stay at chic boutiques or trendy hostels and visit highlighted attractions like the Empress Place Building, a former courthouse with 10 museums and galleries. The food here is as diverse as the ethnic makeup of the island, ranging from Tandooris in Little India to authentic Chinese in Chinatown to Italian or French. If you come to Singapore, be prepared to pay prices that match the glamour of the city.

Destinations

Singapore places to stay and top hotels

Singapore things to do and experiences

  • Orchard Road
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    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Popular
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  • Sentosa
    (332)
    Sights and Museums, Beaches and Watersports, Theme Park, Neighborhood, Popular
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  • Universal Studios Singapore
    (300)
    Entertainment, Theme Park, Popular
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  • Gardens by the Bay
    (265)
    Outdoors, Landmark, Garden, Park, Popular
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Weather

Singapore's tropical temperatures harldy fluctuate throughout the year. What does vary is the rainfall, which peaks during monsoon season between November and March. Travel between April and October is more ... Read more
likely to come with dry days and fewer crowds, although there are sprinkles year-round and not much by way of an off season. Because of the cultural diversity of the country, you are also likely to encounter a festival while you are visiting; the country observes Christian, Hindu, Budhist, and Islamic (among other) holidays. No matter when you travel, it’s best to be prepared - pack a poncho, some sunscreen, and some heavy-duty deodorant.

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Safety

Solo Female Travel Tips

Singapore is "very safe for female solo travellers even past midnight." However, you may want to "stay clear of bars after midnight on weekends." "There are temple dress codes: no shorts, no sleeveless tops." When shopping, especially on Bugis ... Read more
Street, check your change and keep your receipt.

LGBTQ Tips

While Singapore is modern and cosmopolitan in many ways, it's important to 'understand that LGBTQ freedoms are not what they are in other first world nations.' and there are 'local laws against LGBTQ community.' Overall, while it's 'best to be ... Read more
cautious,' 'there's nothing to worry about.'

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its LGBTQ Tribe to compile safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

Singapore reviews & trip reports

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  • 7.6
    Family Travelers
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    Nightlife Lovers
  • 6.8
    Backpackers

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Ipoh, Malaysia

i like singapore... i am a malaysian girl and have relatives who are singapore residents... singapore is nice... it has mrt and bus services... food is also nice,.. also love the tall residences,....

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Singapore, Singapore

Probably one of the safest place in the world you can visit. Unlike what most of the western world is conditioned to think, Singapore is actually not that strict with unending rules, so just relax and enjoy this safe country.

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The city is very high tech and filled with a lot of amazing architectures. A ton of food courts and choices to choose from for meals ranging from $3 sgd. Options for cheap and expensive eats.

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Lawai

Although our stay in Singapore was only a couple of days, we made the most of the city by hopping on the hop on hop off bus tour and had a chance to explore... by stopping and walking/shopping through China and India town. Amazing, felt as though we were actually visiting these countries.

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Klang, Malaysia

Singapore is one of my favourite country. My relatives and many friends lived there. We like Singapore hawker food like : Hainanese Chicken rice, Maxim Food and Newton circus seafood.

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Harrington Park, New Jersey

Somebody once told me that Singapore is "Asia for beginners," and I thought this was an interesting way of describing the country. The former British colony possess a strong Asian culture meshed with a Western metropolitan vibe. For first timers, Singapore will most likely be the most modern and cleanest city you will ever visit. You will experience this as soon as you touch down in Changi Airport, which has been voted the best airport in the world for two consecutive years. The Singapore subway or SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) is incredibly efficient with touch screen maps to take you to your desired destination and station floors so clean, you could eat off them. As you explore the city you will discover endless restaurants, bars, and shops to entertain you during your vacation. Make sure you try Singapore's signature dish, Singapore chicken (Hainanese chicken rice) during your stay.

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Sydney, Australia

Granted, Singapore has an obnoxious government. Its meddlesome approach to personal freedoms and perceived social ills is irritating at best, and shades of totalitarianism at its worst. Still, no one on Earth is well-governed, and acknowledging that fact, one quickly finds that Singapore is a very easy place to like: clean, beautiful, and safe, with loads of interesting sights and activities. Even if you're not into the gambling-meets-cutting-edge-architecture scene in Marina Bay, and even if you never visit the gorgeous landscapes of Sentosa, you'll still find more than enough reason to enjoy this city which, simply put, has one of the best dining scenes in the entire world. With an astonishing mixture of Chinese, Indian, and Malay food existing side-by-side and constantly cross-pollinating, it's an amazing city for noshing, and while I enjoyed my time seeing the sights of Singapore, it was my dinners and lunches that made me want to come back for more. Get past the facade and into the streets and hawker centers -- this tiny island nation is one of the true pearls of Asia.

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Liverpool, UK

Like Dubai, Singapore is a tightly regulated society where you can let your hair down, but only behind closed doors. The Singapore government is not averse to chopping the heads off drug-dealers, so openly flouting even a minor law is not recommended, lest you fancy a trip to the local cop shop and a whopping great fine. Most people know about Singapore’s draconian regulations concerning chewing gum, but something that catches a lot of Brits out is the strictly-enforced jaywalking law. We’re not used to this – there is no jaywalking law in the UK, something I like to think makes folk slightly less likely to drive like maniacs. But in Singapore if you cross the road before the green man says you can, you could face up to 3 months in prison. So watch out.

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Al-Hidd, Bahrain

Glimpse of Singapore at night taken at Marina Sands Bay. From shopping to recreation, satisfying your taste buds to relaxing moment, and the list goes on and on with the things you can do in the city. They have the best transport system i've experienced thus far!

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Himeji, Japan

For savvy travelers, one would have to visit Singapore at least once. For foodies out there, you'll have a gastronomic feast with all the delicious plates they have to offer. I'd definitely go back for another visit sometime soon.

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