Singapore Travel Guide

Explore Singapore

Slick and stylish, Singapore is a name unanimous with vibrant urban life and modern ar-chitecture. It’s a city designed for the 21st century, as seen from its uber chic skyscrapers and state-of-the-art museums and attractions.

There’s no shortage of high-end hotels and restaurants here, but you’ll also find equal amounts of temples, mosques, churches and unequivocally local food centres that dish up the best foods in town.


Top Things To Do

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s iconic landmark is home to the famous 57th-floor Sky Park and open-air pool, Singapore’s biggest casino and the new Art Science Museum.

Gardens by the Bay

Find out why Singapore is nicknamed a “City in a Garden” in this 101-hectare park and immerse in the lush, exotic greenery.

National Gallery

Experience the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art at the city’s newest attraction.

Singapore Flyer

There’s no better place for 360-degree views of the city than on this 541-foot observation-al wheel.

Orchard Road

The city’s shopping district is lined with high street fashion brands and international retail stores.

Sentosa

Spend a day under the sun on this offshore islet fringed with white sand beaches and chocked full of attractions including the Universal Studios.

Where to Eat and Drink

Food lovers alert! Singapore is a genuine paradise for any culinary traveler, with a wide variety of southeast Asian foods on offer — ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to cheap hawker centres.


Recomended places to eat

JAAN

This 1-star Michelin restaurant dishes up artisanal French cuisine with a view to die for – from the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford.

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Candlenut

The brainchild of young, talented local chef, Malcolm Lee, was just awarded a Michelin star for revolutionary Peranakan food.

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No Signboard Seafood

A well-known brand in Singapore, this chain of seafood restaurants serve up the best chilli crabs in town.

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Tiong Bahru Food Centre

One of Singapore’s favourite hawker centres, this is a must-visit for all food lovers if you’re seeking authentic and cheap local eats.

Clarke Quay

This vibrant district along the Singapore River comes alive at night with a cacophony of hip clubs, bars and live music venues.


Recommended Places to Stay

Marina Bay Sands

The talk of the town is of undoubtedly the best place to stay in Singapore, giving you ex-clusive access to the world’s highest swimming pool and jaw dropping views of the city.

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Raffles Singapore

As one of the world’s most famous hotels, this colonial hotel has been operating since 1887 and retains all of the vintage grandeur of the lion city.

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The St. Regis Singapore

This British Colonial–style digs in Singapore’s shopping district shows off contemporary Asian influences and elegant furnishing.

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The Ritz-Carlton

A stylish stay on seven acres of gardens with Warhol and Stella art, award-winning ser-vice and the best view in town.

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Wanderlust Hotel

Designed for curious travelers yearning for unconventional hotel accommodation in Sin-gapore’s Little India.

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Best Time to Go

Singapore has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather all year round. Tempera-tures during the day stay around 30°C, while night time temperature drops below 23°C. The best time to visit is from November to January when northeast monsoons result in cooling rainfalls.

As a multi-ethnic nation, Singapore celebrates the main festivals of each ethnic group: Chinese New Year between January and February, Vesak Day in May and Hari Raya Puasa in July.


Getting There

Plenty of airlines fly from Riyadh and Jeddah to Singapore including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines. Budget airline Scoot flies direct from Jeddah to Singapore and offer cheaper fares. The total flight time is around 10 hours each way.

Getting from the airport to city
  • By MRT (local train)

    It’s fast and convenient. A single fare costs around S$2 (5.4 SAR) and takes approximately 45 minutes.

  • By public bus

    Catch public bus service 36/36A to the city. A single fare is estimated to cost around $2.50 and the ride takes about an hour.

  • By taxi

    Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes and costs between $20 and $40.



Extra tips
  • Singapore is governed by strict laws, and fines are imposed on littering and carrying durians (a local fruit) on public transport.

  • There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Most people speak English.

  • The local currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD) and the exchange rate is approximately S$1 = 2.79 SAR.

  • Singapore uses the three-pin electric plug, voltages at 230V and frequencies at 50Hz for domestic appliances.