Singapore Travel Guide

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Singapore Highlights

  • Pro
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     safe, relatively cheap, food and shopping paradise 

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     Hot, humid and expensive 

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     A Delight for Kids, Shopping haven for Mums & Dads, 

Singapore Things to Do

  • Sentosa Island

    If you are staying in Singapore, and want to see beautiful beaches and nature without travelling too far, then it is very easy to get to the Sentosa Island. The island is connected to the city of Singapore by a bridge, so you can either travel by taxi, take the Sentosa Express train from the Harbour Front underground station, or take the cable car...

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  • Little India

    On a trip to Singapore I decided to base my self in Little India and I was glad to have done it. It had all the charm, colour, atmosphere and noise of an Indian community but with the Singapore cleanliness. It was on the train line, had some great Hawker Stalls and some fantastic restaurants.

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  • Zoological Gardens & Night Safari

    Singapore Zoo is world renowned, and there are good reasons why. For some, the 'old school' style zoo (compared to plains styled zoos) might be offensive. However, on this crowded, small island nation, it's pleasing to see how well they keep their animals compared to many of the world's zoos in places where space isn't at such a premium. This is...

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Singapore Hotels

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Singapore Restaurants

  • Newton Hawker Centre

    If you don't already know, the tastiest Singapore food and dishes are found in hawker centres in the residential areas. And Newton Hawker Centre is one of the many except that it is very well known but the food is more expensive than hawker centres visited by locals. There is also another problem. Hawker centres are not air conditioned and you...

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  • Bugis Village Hawker Center

    As with other Hawker Centers,The Albert Center market and Food Centers assorted Hawker foods is an ecletic mix of Singaporean, Malysian, Indonesian, Peranakan, Regional Chinese, Regional Indian and Sri Lankan Cuisines which are really cheap on the budget. Furthermore, the place is packed with locals and is always full. Here are some pictures of the...

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  • Clarke Quay

    Had a great meal there a couple weeks ago with my wife. We had a ton of seafood for less than $100. The trick is to order several small dishes and share them. We ordered four and were stuffed...we wanted to try the crab and lobster, but decided to sample everything we could instead. Let me just say: this place did not disappoint. We had scallops,...

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Singapore Nightlife

  • Orchard Road

    Singapore's Hard Rock Café is located close to the Orchard Road, in vincinity of other pubs, restaurants and bars. There's little to say about it: Live music, guitars on the wall, extroverted staff, the obligatory gif shop and prices above average. Safe place to have a nice evening with some good meals and drink – but surely the wrong place if you...

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  • Zouk Club

    We visited the Zouk Club on 22 Feb 2014, Saturday night . This club is located behind the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel , 17 Jiak Kim Street. Arrived here by taxi ,on 10 pm, because our Singaporean friend told us that on weekends , Zouk will packed up with people ,and yes, crowds already gathered on the outside of Zouk ,Q ing in 2 lines , for...

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  • Clarke Quay

    Clarke Quay is a very famous area in Singapore , located on the side of the Singapore River. Accessible with every method of transportation, including the Clarke Quay MRT NE 5 , Buses , Taxis. Clarke Quay consists of 4 Blocks (A,B ,C,D) and The Cannery. Active at daytime ,crowded and lively during the night .Best view could be seen from the...

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Singapore Transportation

  • MRT

    The Singapore's MRT is the best I have ever been on including Korea's MRT, Malaysia's MRT, Bangkok's MRT and even Japan's MRT. The reason Singapore's MRT is so great is because its cheap, fast and reliable. Its not as busy as some of the other train systems in other countries train systems which makes it great to use. Its very simple also unlike...

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  • Changi Airport

    I spent a couple of hours in transit at the airport on my to and from Cambodia. This gave me time to visit the Butterfly Garden at Terminal 3. It's free to enter and it was so much fun to experience tropical butterflies at such close range.

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  • Taxis

    like in any major cities around the world, Singapore has it's share of local taxis for hire. They only accept up to 4 people maximum if the taxi is small like a sedan but if it's the larger van , they accept more than 4 people. It is cheaper to ride a taxi if you are four people going to nearby places like for example from marina Bay Sands to...

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Singapore Shopping

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  • Sim Lim Square

    Lemon Laws are consumer protection laws that provide remedies against defective goods (colloquially known as “lemons”), which fail to conform to the contract at the time of delivery, e.g. do not meet standards of quality and performance, especially after repeated repair. Such laws obligate sellers to repair, replace, or refund or reduce the price...

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  • Orchard Road

    You can do a lot in 8 hours since Singapore is so small. I would recommend taking a taxi of course as you have limited time, straight into Orchard Road, the heart of the city. Preferably Orchard Ion one of our newsest and biggest malls. You probably have some time to expereince some shopping and Singaporean food. Theres a good article on the best...

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  • Chinatown

    In Chinatown there are many small shops and by change I’ve stumbled The TinTin Shop. Although the price is not cheap. I bought TinTin tee shirt and Comics. As a child growing up in Australia I used to love reading TinTin comics book, you’ll never grow too old reading TinTin. The TinTin shop is open daily. Chinatown MRT Exit A.

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Singapore Local Customs

  • Singlish

    Singlish, quite literally, means Singapore English-- a unique blend of the languages and dialects of the diverse ethnic groups residing here. Most Singaporeans are actually capable of speaking proper English, but do not do so on a daily basis out of habbit. We do try to leave out the singlish punctuations when speaking to tourists, also known as...

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  • HDB Housing

    Most of the HDB estates have shops at ground floor level selling day to day items that you may need for around the home. They sell a large varietyof things like foods and drinks, alcoholic beverages, kitchen and bathroom needs plus personal toiletry items.

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  • Souvenirs

    Since Singapore is a Souvenir Shopper Paradise, Iget to choose on a variety of Shot glasses here since the shot glasses are another of my favorite collector fetishes when going to a place and since I did not buy a souvenir item the last time I was here in 1999, I must buy several never mind the price (I'm not a cheapskate hehehe). You can buy shot...

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Singapore Warnings and Dangers

  • Prostitution

    I've been Mickied once in my life and that one time was in Singapore. I was on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the Orchard Towers (AKA 4 Floors Of Whores) in Singapore hanging out with the Thai ladies. Next thing I know I wake up 10 hours later on my ship. I slept right through my watch. Thankfully I made it through that experience with both kidneys...

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  • Hot & Humid Weather

    The weather is very HOT! and HUMID! Even if you find an air conditioned place to step into, the coolness you feel will only last a few minutes and then you may wilt quicker than a rose! I spent the first four days complaining about the heat and humidity. I just couldn't believe that anyone could actually live in such humid heat. After the first...

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  • No Chewing Gum & Other Restrictions

    If you are a would-be traveller to Singapore, hold your horses. All that glitz, glamour and hullabaloo you expect to see in Singapore are just nondescript, kitsch setups to lure tourists and their travel dollar. Every country presents disappointments of its own and my purpose is to inform you of those belonging to Singapore. Take it from me, a...

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Singapore Tourist Traps

  • Sim Lim Square - Electronic Goods

    Ladies and gentelman, I wuld suggest not even going into the shop called SLR Pro, located on the ground floor in Sim Lim Square. Yes, I got duped because I was stupid. You WILL be duped if you go there. Singaporeans are normally honest. The owner and salesman at the specific shop does not care about return customers, they try to fleece new...

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  • Lucky Plaza

    Lucky Plaza is promoted as a good place to purchase electronics in Singapore - Somewhere to get a bargain. Instead, expect to be ripped-off at every opportunity. You could end up with: * A second hand camera * An 'export model' with no warranty * An old model camera touted as the latest model * A camera worth 1/2 what you actually paid for it....

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  • Fake goods

    again most tour buses stop by here whether big groups or small group to encourage you to buy stuff. The store is not that large and it offers mostly perfumes and bags and shirts and other local stuffs but beware, not all they sell are original as some are imitations but they will tell you which is which (they say). don't buy anything if you are not...

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Singapore What to Pack

  • Clothing for Humid & Tropical Weather

    when going to hot and humid Singapore. It is best to bring extra light colored t-shirts and athletic of jogging shorts rather than dark colored shirts or jeans as the dark colored shirts tend to absorb more heat rather than reflect the heat of the sun. Singapore is a tropical and humid country and it sits just accros the sea hence light colored...

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  • Umbrella & Raingear

    It really depends on you. I always travel with a big Longchamp shoulder bag which houses all my gadgets, makeup and wallet. But most guys travel with knapsacks. Don't worry too much as Singapore is a safe country. I haven't heard of any theft or snatchers here. COMFIEST shoes you can ever find. You'll be walking all over. Bring disposable...

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  • Sunblock

    Leave that luggage if you are not going to stay too long. As you can almost get anything u need here & cheap. there's always a shop near the corner and lots of 24hours store to purchase those. Even if you are ready to make a big spending on your shopping. You can use the Singapore Postal Service to Mail your shopping item home. if you don't need to...

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Singapore Off The Beaten Path

  • Haw Par Villa - Tiger Balm Gardens

    This theme park on Chinese mythology is a must visit for all visitors. Take the MRT to the Haw Par Villa station and alight. On exit you will come to the entrance of the theme park. The architecture is traditional Chinese style and entrance is free. You will see the 10 gates of hell where the wicked are tortured by the god of hell. You will also...

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  • Pulau Ubin

    Many SIngaporeans, young and old, love Pulau Ubin. It is laid-back, rustic, kampong and full of nature. There are lots to see at Pulau Ubin for the locals as well as the international traveller. - Kampong life - Village life - Wayang stage (wayangs are held in the 7th lunar month) - Sensory Trail - Biking through the island - abandoned granite...

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  • Changi Beach & Changi Village

    Changi village is a somewhat laidback place where one can escape from the virtual concrete jungle that is singapore, for a taste of what it perhaps once was when it was less developed. Don't worry, even if you are not interested in seeing a less built up side of the island, it is wonderful to simply take a walk through the village and the beaches...

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Singapore Sports & Outdoors

  • Water Activities

    If you like the sun, sea and sand, you are in the right place! The sea sports clubs located at East Coast, Kallang, Pasir Ris & Changi are your answers to some fun at the sea! From kayaking to fun boat sailin, these sea sports clubs are fully equip with the professional staff and equipments. However if you are reading before your trip, pls...

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  • Camping

    Fishing or angling in Singapore is a hot activity ... i guess it brings out the hunter-warrior instinct in most of the males .... Singapore is surrounded by ocean and does has its ponds and reservoirs too... The tropical weather also makes it suitable to fish all year round when the sun is out.. The best place to fish is Bedok Jetty .. on East...

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  • Sport facilities

    SAFRA has 5 clubs. Mt Faber, Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun and Town Club. The SAFRA Mt Faber just opened on 1 Nov. This is the within walking distance from my home and work place. You will probably find me at SAFRA Mt Faber after work! SAFRA Mt Faber Gym has the usual treadmills, bicylecs, cross trainer, rower, various machines to tone up your...

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Singapore Favorites

  • Changi Airport

    I arrived in Singapore from Australia with Singapore Airlines. I had a good flight, with good Service, Food & Seating. As I had 3 hours to kill in the Airport before my next flight, I was happy to see a sign saying that free Wireless internet connection was available. All I had to do, was go to the information counter where they gave me the log in...

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  • Singapore Dollar - Currency Exchange

    The Singapore dollar is roughly 80US cents. If you're British it's an easy calculation 1 pound is two Singapore dollars. Singapore is not a cheap destination certainly compared to the rest of South East Asia so budget accordingly before you arrive.

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  • Fines & Rules of Conduct

    Singapore is clean and orderly, due to a long list of illegal things, such as chewing gum, jaywalking and making loud noise. Be wary when crossing roads there will be an underpass you must take, often hi-tech and highly complicated, e.g. taking 3 escalators to cross one road.

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