Singapore is a mosaic of contrasting cultures. It's easy to be dazzled by Orchard Road's wall-to-wall malls, but you can take a breather at Chinatown's immense Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Hindu shrines draped with marigold garlands. The city's mix of traditional, colonial and futuristic is best seen at the mouth of the Singapore River
At a Glance
Language : English, Tamil, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Standard Mandarin
Currency : SGD
Time Zone: (GMT+08:00)
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz.
PLAN YOUR TOUR
3 Days: Singapore 2 Days, add: Kula lumpur 2 Days, add: Genting
With More Time:
If you have time and would like to extend the tour you can extend your tour for Bali, Thailand.
Things To Do:
*Jurong Bird Park Come face to face with birdlife at the Jurong Bird Park on Jurong Hill, home to South East Asia's largest collection of birds. There is also the world's largest walk-in aviary, a nocturnal house and several spectacular bird shows including one demonstrating falconry. The park is popular with families.
* Sentosa Island Take the short trip across to Sentosa Island with its many and varied attractions ranging from the Universal Studios theme park to an aquarium, a cable car ride, the Sky Tower, nature trails and plenty of bars and restaurants. It’s a great family day out, but be warned that the various entry fees can add up to an expensive day out.
* Night Safari Enter the fascinating world of nocturnal wildlife at the Night Safari, one of Singapore’s most popular attractions and a little over an hour by bus from the city centre. Regular performances complement the park's extensive collections of animals; the world-class Singapore Zoo is next door and operated by the same company.
* Singapore Botanic Gardens The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 156-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of the Singapore's main shopping belt. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Underwater World Singapore & Dolphin Lagoon Underwater World, also known as Underwater World Singapore Pte Ltd, is an oceanarium located on the offshore Singaporean island of Sentosa. Opened in 1991, it has more than 2,500 marine animals of 250 species from different regions of the world.
* Universal Studios Singapore Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies® at Universal Studios Singapore®. Experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON™, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and more!
* Singapore Flyer Enjoy panoramic views over Singapore island and beyond from the 165m (540ft) tall Singapore Flyer the world's highest Ferris wheel. Opened in March 2008 at Marina Bay, the enormous wheel offers a magnificent perspective on the bay as well as the city beyond.
* National Museum of Singapore Relive the island's past at the refurbished National Museum of Singapore, which offers much more than just static collections telling the island state's colourful history, it is also a focal point for numerous festivals and events.
*Singapore River Take a trip along Singapore River aboard a bumboat. These were once used to ferry goods to and from larger ships moored in the harbour, and nowadays offer an excellent way to see the contrasting historical and modern architectural styles of the city. Departure points include Boat Quay, Raffles Landing and Boat Quay.
When to Go
Located just north of the equator, Singapore has a tropical climate and stays hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures average around 31º C (88º F) during the day with little seasonal variation, although it’s slightly cooler in December and January, and hottest in April and May. Temperatures are unlikely to dip below 23º C (74º F) at night; the lowest temperature ever recorded was just over 19º C (66º F).