Insider Tips: Planning a trip to Singapore
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What should I do on my first trip to Singapore?
There’s plenty to do in this garden city, but if you’re looking for a unique and truly unforgettable avatar-like experience, you should stop at the Gardens by the Bay and Flower Domes. This is a widely popular local and tourist attraction, thanks to the breadth of exotic plants, night light display and the all sensory experience - it's a must-see!
What are some hidden gems to see in Singapore?
The Raffles Marina Lighthouse is an interesting hidden gem in Singapore with a rich history. We also recommend Hampstead Wetlands Park and Coney Island for some fantastic nature and sightseeing.
How much time should I spend in Singapore?
If you want just enough time to experience some of the city’s highlights, then visit Singapore for a minimum of three days. If you want some more time to explore the local spaces and enjoy the cuisine, then consider giving yourself five days to see the sights.
What food is Singapore known for?
Singapore is particularly famous for its seafood - black pepper crab and chili crab are two essential dishes that dominate the Singapore cuisine scene. Other popular dishes include fried rice, chicken rice and nasi lemak.
What is the best way to get around Singapore?
Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system is, by far, the best way to get around town. It's an extremely efficient network of underground train lines that stretch across the entire city.
What are the best months to visit Singapore?
Singapore is a year-round summer time destination, so you can really go whenever you want - just expect humid heat during the months of February to April. You can also expect monsoon rain in certain months.
What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Singapore?
For a blend of old and new, certainly visit Outram Park. It’s one of Singapore’s most dynamic neighborhoods, featuring both some of the oldest estates in the country and fresh new restaurants and bars. You can walk out of one heritage building and into a club bustling with people.
What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?
There's a reason why Orchard Road is the most famous shopping spot in Singapore. The area is surrounded by market stalls, boutiques, and mega malls on both sides, and you'll have plenty to do as you walk up and down this iconic road. There are usually buskers performing on the side of the road that add to the incredible vibrance and atmosphere of the Orchard!
What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Singapore?
Orchard Road and Raffles Place are widely considered the most premium zones to stay in Singapore. It is packed with top notch luxury hotels/ service apartments and also features a major shopping belt in Orchard road with endless stores to satisfy your inner shopaholic.If you are more budget constrained, stay in Chinatown or Little India or Geylang.