When you think about travel and tourism, Singapore must come first in your mind. Why? There are many reasons to give Singapore a top priority for your travel destination. Tourism in Singapore is the best choice ever. Singapore is well known as one of the safest countries with the lowest crime rate in the world. The country is known to be very clean and green. It has the greatest and most amazing hotels and tourist resorts. Singapore is also famous for the best and most enjoyable airlines in the world, and it is one of the richest countries since its economy is one of the strongest economies in the world. In addition to that, the education system in Singapore is one of the best in the world; many countries, including the USA, have adopted Singapore mathematics. Despite its small population, the number of tourists exceeds 15 million. The country's national income is approximately 300 billion dollars.
Singapore is an amazing city, as it is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations that you must not miss to visit and travel to, and put it on the list of cities that you want to travel for tourism. The most beautiful thing about tourism in Singapore is the friendly and cooperative people, you will be pleased with a wonderful welcome from the people and residents of the city of Singapore, and you will never feel bored and alienated. Learn through this article about exciting and interesting things you can do in Singapore and the important Singapore travel tips if you intend to travel there soon.
Important travel tips about Singapore
1. Best time to travel to Singapore
There are two distinct seasons. The dry season; from November to March and the wet season from June to September. The temperature remains essentially the same throughout the year. However, the higher humidity during summer will tend to increase the impression of heat. Singapore is located on the equator, which means the climate remains difficult to predict. It is finally possible to travel there all year round.
Transport in Singapore
There are three principal means of transportation in Singapore. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), buses, and taxis; you can take the MRT right upon your arrival at the Changi international airport. MRT network covers all the main districts of the city and allows you to visit the main sites of the center. If you decide to go to the center of the island, for example, to visit the Singapore zoo or night safari, you will need to take a taxi.
Their prices are affordable, and the companies very well supervised. Singapore also has a well-developed bus network.
The island also has a monorail that connects the port to Sentosa Island. Finally, a cable car takes you to Mount Faber, the port and the island of Sentosa. It is a full-fledged attraction that offers a 360 ° view of the city and the bay. It is a particularly pleasant means of transport to take in the evening and when the city lights up. The Singapore Cable Car also offers dinner onboard its cabin. In this case, you will perform 3 complete rotations for a total duration of 90 min.
The local currency is the Singapore dollar. It is very easy to get. You can change your money on-site at any bank, exchange office, or at hotels in the city. Singapore has many distributors, and if necessary, many shops will allow you to pay for your purchases by credit card. If you do not wish to use Singapore dollars, euros and US dollars will be accepted without difficulty.
The four main languages in Singapore are Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and English. Most of its people know English since it is the official business language, so you don't have to worry about the language.
There is a variety of food in Singapore; there is Malay - Chinese - Italian - Spanish, and Indian food, and most of it is seafood. You have many choices, and you can try many different types of food, and do not worry, you'll also find international restaurants in Singapore easily available, such as Kentucky, Burger King, and others.
Those are the most important thing that you need to know when you travel to Singapore; let us now move to the best places to visit in Singapore.
These are the most famous and most visited sites in Singapore.
Gardens by the Bay
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One of the most beautiful gardens in the world is the Gardens by the Bay. Considered one of the most famous places of tourism in Singapore. It is a very large and beautiful park, and it includes three gardens on the waterfront and is characterized by many wonderful views.
Do not forget to visit the forest of clouds in the Gulf Gardens, and do not forget to take wonderful pictures on the bridge suspended with a distinctive panoramic background of the gardens, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants.
Marina Bay Sands; Sky Park
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Do you dream of the most beautiful day in life? Then we recommend to book in the “Marina Bay Sands” hotel where you can swim in 3 upper swimming pools. Located on the 56th floor with a length of 150 meters and 191 meters from the ground, unfortunately, only the residents of the hotel can be swimming, but visitors are allowed to take great pictures.
Marina Bay Sands is a complete product on the front of Marina Bay, and it includes 2561 rooms, in addition to shopping malls, the Museum of Art and Science, and many restaurants.
In addition to enjoying the very luxurious mall with a distinctive design consisting of 3 towers topped by a ship sailing between clouds!
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One of the most touristic places in Singapore, the town of the lion, which is the symbol of tourism in Singapore. It is a mythical creature with the head of a lion, and the body of a fish, its name combines "mer" and means the sea and "lion." "Singa" or "Lion's Head" represents Singapore.
Many tourists go to the park; there is also a walkway with many cafes and restaurants. You can also take a cruise to enjoy the park and take the most beautiful pictures.
Next to the park, there are many different attractions, such as the Museum of Art and Science, as well as Gardens by the Bay.
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One of the most famous and most beautiful bridges in architecture according to the opinions of architectural and design experts. The bridge that connects Teluk Blanga, and Faber Park is very popular with tourists in the state of Singapore, and everyone races during their visits to Singapore to take a memorial photo on the paths of this bridge. Corrugated Bridge, was originally built to be a walkway for citizens in Singapore. Then, the government saw that it should be turned into a tourist destination because of the high accuracy in its design and implementation, and it was classified as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
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This island is located about 6 km from the main island of Singapore. One of the most beautiful places that you can visit during your travel to Singapore, there is a wonderful picturesque nature and beautiful temples, Mt. Bogong Temple. There is also a distinct group of turtles. It will be an exciting experience to visit that island, and you will have fun times wandering around and exploring it closely.
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Connected by a bridge to Singapore, Sentosa is an artificial island where entertainment is the main theme. A huge playground for adults and children. Bask on one of the beaches and surf on the artificial waves. If you like thrills, jump on the zip line or try your hand at sledging. To observe animals, Sentosa Island has an aquarium and a zoo. If you have a little more time, take a look at Universal Studios. This amusement park is divided into 7 worlds, including Madagascar, Shrek, or the Lost World (Jurassic Park), with attractions for the whole family. In the evening, the "Songs of the Sea" light and sound show will magically close your intense day on this island like no other.
Universal Studio Singapore
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One of the most prominent tourist places in Singapore is Universal Studios. A famous park located in Sentosa Island, millions of tourists come to visit and to watch the tools of the global cinema industry in countries and enjoy the experience of distinct types of games.
Universal Studios includes seven exciting places that invite tourists to discover and spend a special time inside:
Hollywood, New York, the future, ancient Egypt, the lost world, fantasy film celebrities, and Madagascar.
The zoo and the Night Safari
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The Singapore Zoo is probably one of the most beautiful in the world. It has thousands of animals, some of which live in complete freedom. But the must is the open enclosures that allow you to see them a few meters from you. You've never seen so close to kangaroos or lemurs. Another example with white tigers where only a large ditch separates them from visitors. A magic spectacle for this race. The spectacle with the sea lions or that of the presentation of the elephants will delight young and old.
Right next to the zoo, the Night Safari is a zoological park for observing animals at night. On foot or on a small train, try to spot leopards, lions, or tigers in the dark, of course.
The Changi international airport
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Changi airport is itself a destination. Airports are traditionally very stressful places, terrible restaurants, canceled or delayed flights, but not Changi Airport in Singapore. This modern and unique transport center; has been designed to facilitate travel and to be absolutely an exclusive shopping experience. In Changi airport, you can try and enjoy the Fish spa, visiting the butterfly garden, the woodblock rubbing station for kids who will enjoy creating their own masterpiece, and much more.
There is a lot to do on your trip to Singapore that you won't be bored. There are activities for everyone and for all tastes. To soak up this unique atmosphere, start by strolling through the different districts of the city. Change of scenery guaranteed. Take the opportunity to taste the culinary specialties in the hawker centers and stimulate your palate like never before. If you want to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city, take refuge in one of the corners of nature or in one of the museums in Singapore. It’s ideal for enjoying a bit of calm and freshness. With the presence of several shopping centers, shopping enthusiasts are not forgotten. For unusual encounters with animals, Singapore has no shortage of places to observe them, whether in their natural environment or not. Finally, to embrace the city in its entirety, go to one of the city's rooftops or climb aboard a bumboat for a river cruise. Postcard landscapes guaranteed!
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Originally published on Live Positively.