Singapore travel guide

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You're Going to Love Singapore

Know as the Garden City and the Lion City, Singapore is one of Southeast Asia's most exciting destinations. One of the first cities in the world to put environmentally aware planning into effect, its parks, gardens, and amazing "Supertrees" are awe-inspiring.

A cultural melting pot, Singapore's unique neighborhoods are shaped by Malay, Chinese and Indian influences. Celebrations such as Chinese New Year, the Muslim celebrations of Hari Raya Puasa in June and the Hindu Deepavali festival of lights in October attract thousands of visitors to the island each year.

It's hard to beat Singapore if you're looking for the perfect island for a family vacation, a romantic break or a fun shopping and sightseeing trip. The tropical climate, the friendly locals, or the huge range of shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and attractions; there are so many great reasons to visit Singapore.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Singapore

When to Visit Singapore

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The island enjoys a tropical climate with a monsoon season and afternoon showers are common from November to January. Peak season runs from July to September. Visit from February to April for fewer crowds and pleasant weather and to take advantage of low-season rates.

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How to Get to Singapore

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Where to Stay in Singapore

You'll find accommodation to suit every budget in Singapore. Affordable hotels include the Fragrance Hotel - Pearl and Fragrance Hotel - Bugis. Backpackers hostels can be found at Clarke Quay, Little India, and Chinatown. Families may prefer good mid-range hotels like Hotel Boss, Elizabeth Hotel, Ibis, or the Carlton Hotel. Singapore's luxury hotels are ideal for that special vacation and some of the most popular include the Raffles Hotel and the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Singapore

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Central Area

Where to stay in popular areas of Singapore

Most booked hotels in Singapore

How to Get Around Singapore

The Cost of Living in Singapore

Shopping Streets

Shop for everything from designer fashion to electronics in the malls on Orchard Road or explore boutiques and one-of-a-kind outlets in trendy Haji Lane and Tiong Bahru. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the ultimate in luxury shopping, while vibrant flea markets like MAAD Pyjamas, the Market of Artists and Designers, held on the first Friday of each month, and the weekly Sunday Artists Market, will appeal to bargain lovers.

Groceries and Other

12 eggs will cost S$4.17 and a quart of whole milk will be S$3.04 in a Singapore supermarket such as FairPrice, FairPrice Finest, and Giant. Local favorites include Cold Storage, which stocks lines from international brands like Waitrose, and Huber's Butchery for meat products.

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S$ 11.83
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A pair of jeans
S$ 98.84
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Single public transport ticket
S$ 1.78
S$ 5.35

Where to Eat in Singapore

Foodies will be in heaven in Singapore, where cuisine ranges from Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian to European and fast food. Tiantian Hainanese Chicken Rice in the Maxwell Road Hawker Center is a local institution, or you might try Wing Seong Fatty's in Bencoolen Street or Wan Hao in Orchard Road for authentic Chinese dishes. Sit down to elegantly prepared nasi goreng in Malaysian restaurants like Spize or Papparich, or visit one of the celebrity restaurants at the Marina Bay Sands such as Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen. You'll pay S$12 for a simple lunch and S$150 for dinner in a top restaurant.