Whizzing around Singapore can take a matter of minutes, thanks to one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore’s tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travelers year-round. The island republic’s excellent infrastructure enables visitors to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean and green environment.
Citizens of most countries are granted 90-day entry on arrival. Citizens of India, Myanmar and certain other countries must obtain a visa before arriving.
Getting around Singapore
Get the credit-card-sized electronic EZ-Link card to use on MRT trains and local buses. Just tap on and off at the sensors. You can buy one, and top up your card’s credit, at all MRT stations.
Singapore is the easiest city in Asia to get around. Maps showing the surrounding area are printed on the walls in MRT stations – great for figuring out which exit to use.
The smartphone app gothere.sg will guide you from your location to your destination via different public transport options; it also provides an approximate taxi fare guide.
- MRT– The local subway – the most convenient way to get around between 5.30am and midnight.
- Bus– Go everywhere the trains do and more. Great for views. Runs from 6am till midnight, plus some later night buses from the city.
- Taxis– Though there are hefty surcharges during peak hours and from midnight to 6am they are fairly reasonable to use. Flag one on the street or at a taxi stand.
- UberSingapore has a fast-growing Uber tribe
History and Culture
The place name “Singapore” is derived from Singa-pura(“City of the Lion”), a commonly used term since the fourteenth century. The melding of Singapore’s rich tapestry of cultures into a harmonious collective is the country’s biggest attraction. Explore the city’s oldest places and attractions which showcase the people’s heritage and belief. Click here for more information.
Dining Out- Not Sure What to Eat? Just Queue
Singaporeans are obsessed with makan (food), from talking incessantly about their last meal, to feverishly photographing, critiquing and posting about it online. The nation’s melting pot of cultures creating one of the world’s most diverse, drool-inducing culinary landscapes. Rice, fish, chicken, and vegetables are the staples. From cheap hawker fare to Michelin-starred fine dining, food-enamoured Singaporeans will line up for it and passionately debate whether it is ‘die, die, must try’ – Singlish slang for ‘to die for’. Simply follow your nose or join the longest queue – whatever morsels lie at the end, they are almost guaranteed to be scrumptious. Click here
Explore the famous buildings, architecture, best parks, trails and shop houses which showcase Singapore’s evolving culture. To guide you with your tour, click
Nature and Wildlife
Pockets of amazing natural wonders can be found throughout Singapore, providing a welcome respite from the bustle of the city.For further information on some of the natural wildlife parks and reserves, click here.
Keep your credit card under lock and key when you visit Singapore, because you’ll be sorely tempted to go on a shopping rampage. The shopping scene in Singapore is cunningly designed to efficiently part you from your money: shopping centers in Orchard and City Hall are mostly connected by underground passageways to the MRT and to each other, credit cards are widely accepted everywhere.
Indulge in retail therapy and explore the shopping paradise here.