Singapore Holiday Guide

Singapore Tourist Information


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Singapore is one of the world's busiest travel hubs, with hundreds of flights a day arriving in the Southeast Asian city-state, either as a final destination or as a stopover on long-haul routes around the world. The city is famous enough just for its airport's city-like layout and amenities, while the free city tours given to air passengers on a long stopover are unique in the world of capital cities.

Once out of the airport in Singapore, the efficiency, cleanliness and ease of passage continues, as the city is known for its unusually high standards of cleanliness. Various attractions include casinos, fabulous shopping malls and innovative world-class events such as a Formula One race through the city streets, which is held at night. Many tourists opt to take in a visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and take a tour to see its vast collection of orchids. A visit to the famous Raffles hotel, a day at the zoo or a cruise along the harbour with dinner are all great activities that give tourists a taste of Singapore.

Singapore may be busy building mega-projects and sky rises, but evidence of its multicultural history remains very strongly in its culture, architecture and cuisine. The house of parliament built in 1827 still stands as a reminder of Singapore's colonial roots, and is the oldest government building on the island. Chinatown still retains its authentic feel and you can take a tour of Chinatown at night in a trishaw as it makes its way through the night market. There are also neighbourhoods reflecting the Indian and Middle Eastern presence in the city.

Being an island naturally one of Singapore's tourist attractions are beach activities and water sports. East Coast Park is where the locals head on weekends, with beachfront restaurants and clear waters to bathe in. The tiny island known for its cramped living has set aside a piece of nature in the form of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, with cycle and walking paths throughout.

Singapore is a safe city, with crime against tourists very rare. That said accidents and illnesses do occur, so be sure to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy before you travel.