Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong
Singapore is a multicultural, cosmopolitan city-state of about 5 million people located in Southeast Asia that has a lot to offer hopeful travelers! The tropical climate is ideal for the many outdoor sports and activities available for nature enthusiasts, as well as the beautiful gardens and rainforests to stroll through. It has a strong artistic heritage with a lively dance, theatre, and literary community and is known for its design, architecture, and fashion industries. Its blooming nightlife engages tourists and locals in clubbing, night shopping, night safaris, and 24-hour restaurants that serve up a fusion of Asian cuisines as well as notable, local dishes. Singapore’s intense vibrancy attracts visitors from all over the world. We at tripcentral.ca have created a simple guide to introduce you to vacationing in Singapore.
From the Airport: Singapore’s major airport is the Singapore Changi Airport. Travelers can book transportation to and from the airport from their hotel a day in advance with a surcharge of S$45 by contacting the airport. A more cost-efficient option is the metro system which is just as efficient. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has a station at the airport and has access to most of Singapore.
Getting Around Singapore: Singapore has a thorough and clean metro system. The MRT is accommodating to different needs, and is fast, easily accessible, and offers one-time tickets or tourist passes. Fares are based on distance traveled. There is also a large bus system that operates until 4am on weekends to accommodate the active nightlife, and taxis are readily available at numerous taxi stands around the city.
Where to Stay
Marina Bay Sands
This upscale hotel offers the best view in Singapore. It is equipped with a casino, nightclub, spa, luxury rooftop pool, the ArtScience Museum, and a kid’s room in addition to the regular amenities.
Mandarin Orchid Hotel
Suitable for both leisure and business stays, the Mandarin Orchid focuses on rejuvenation. Residents can enjoy the tennis court, read the daily newspapers that are delivered, and enjoy a massage.
Festive Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa
This family-friendly hotel is located in the heart of all the fun. The bright, colourful rooms compliment the excitement of the theme park complex surrounding it.
Orchard Hotel Singapore
Located on the famous shopping strip, Orchard Road, this elegant hotel features fine-dining restaurants and ballrooms, and is located in close proximity to the Business District.
One of the top shopping spots in the world, this beautifully landscaped street is filled with malls, restaurants, and hotels. As a tourist, you get to claim a tax refund on all purchases!
Resorts World Sentosa
Entrance Fee for Universal Studio S$66
On this fun-filled resort you can find the Universal Studios Theme Park, a spa, casino, and a marine life park.
Entrance Fee; Adult S$33/Child S$21/Senior S$24
Flight Hours: 8:30-10:30
Experience the breath-taking view of Singapore on this 165-meter high Ferris Wheel.
On the bank of the Singapore River is a village bustling with bars, restaurants and shops. It is a place rich in history, previously used for fishing and trade. Here, you can reverse bungy-jump, cruise down the waterways, and visit the brewery.
Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife
Entrance Fee S$51
Enjoy an acclaimed breakfast buffet in a rainforest at the Singapore Zoo as orangutans, snakes, and elephants roam around you.