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Many of you will only have heard about how well organised and clean this island-city is, however visitors that make the effort to leave their hotel and dig under the surface of Singapore will be rewarded with a truly multi-cultural destination full of flavour, culture, and great cuisine.

In many ways Singapore is the perfect introduction to Asia: there are a number of non-stop flights from cities across Europe; the city is extremely well kept; there is an excellent transport infrastructure and a range of hotels to suit all budgets. Thanks to the mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures (to name a few) you can be assured of plenty of variety during your stay in Singapore.

Along with Singapore Zoo's Night Safari and the city's Formula 1 race track, Singapore is also known for its world class shopping malls, many of which can be found along Orchard Road. If this all seems a little too organised then be sure to search out Little India and China town for some hectic bartering action. 

A new addition to Singapore’s array of attractions is Gardens by the Bay. You can easily spend a day exploring the impressive bio-domes, walking through the Heritage Gardens and marvelling at the super-trees.

Eating out is one of the great joys of the city, with a vast range of cuisines to choose from. One local delicacy to seek out is the iconic Chilli Crab. The street hawker stalls are surely the most hygienic on the planet and you can eat like a king for a pound or two.

Dates to watch:

April-May: The first of the year’s foodie sensations. The World Gourmet Summit is a showpiece of the worlds leading chefs and vintners. Expect special classes, taster stalls and some seriously good cooking.

July: It’s a taste sensation at the Singapore Food Festival. All the cuisines that make Singapore such a world class gourmet destination combine at this culinary carnival.
September: Watch the Singapore Grand Prix, with F1 cars racing under floodlights through the streets around Marina Bay. Join the 80,000 strong crowds supporting this unique event.

Between August and November features three of the biggest cultural festivals in Singapore’s calendar. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (20th September), the Mid Autumn Festival (3rd October) and Deepavali (15th November). All three offer a great opportunity to see multi-cultured Singapore at its very best.

Summer (May-June) – Shoppers shouldn’t miss the Great Singapore Sale. With prices on the famous Orchard Road considered a bargain year-round, the cost of shopping drops further for two entire months.

Selective Asia in Singapore

Whilst we certainly consider ourselves to be true Asia specialists we operate in some far more than others. Many of our Destination Specialists have spent time in Singapore, one has even lived there, however we do not have a local office or our own operations.

That said, along with the expert advice we can offer, we also arrange hotels, touring and transfer services through a very experienced and reliable local partner who has acted on our behalf for many years.

Flying via Singapore?

It is more than likely that you will be flying with Singapore Airlines who have excellent links to Indochina, Thailand, Indonesia and Borneo. For most destinations they offer a good connection meaning you do not require an overnight stop, however there are exceptions.

Alternatively you may simply decide that you would like to take the opportunity to visit another Asian destination and Singapore is always a great option.

capital

Capital: Singapore

flight time

Flight time from UK: 13 hrs

currency

Currency: Singapore dollar

The Weather

Whilst you can travel to Singapore throughout the year, the best season is between October and March.

Outside of these months, and when outside the malls or your hotel, be prepared for sweaty heat and the occasional downpour.

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