Singapore is one of the most developed, happening and modern countries in Asia. Which is why it’s no surprise that so many travelers set out exploring Singapore each year.
The country has progressed and is a popular international destination with tourists. Travelers of all age are sure to find something interesting that they would enjoy.
There is a lot you can experience and do when in Singapore.
Now you may think traveling is easy. But if you are traveling to a country for the first time ever, then you need to be a little more prepared and must plan ahead of time. For those visiting Singapore for the first time, here is what you need to know.
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See also How to Spend 48 Hours in Singapore.
Get a Singapore Pass
Get the Singapore All-Inclusive or Explorer Pass to save on all Singapore attractions. Pick a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7-choice pass and go at you’re own pace.
With the all-inclusive pass, you get to experience as many Singapore sights as you can squeeze into your time in Singapore – including the Universal Studios. Or, with the Explorer Pass, you get to tick off a few firm favorites from your bucket list!
Get your Singapore Pass!
Exploring Singapore for the First-Time
Flying to Singapore
Singapore airlines is one of the fancy airlines out there and for its high end, professional services, it does charge passengers more than others. But it still remains as the best option to fly to the Island because the benefits certainly exceed the cost. Using Krisflyer miles, you can bag considerably lower priced air tickets. It is a good idea to maintain a frequent flyer account with Singapore airlines as their program is one of the best ones among others.
Search for the most affordable flights to Singapore on Expedia.
Accommodation in Singapore
Being a commercial, financial and business hub of Asia, Singapore attracts millions of tourists as well as businessmen from all over the world every year. From small, less expensive ones to high end fancier ones, the hotel options are unlimited in Singapore. It all comes down to your budget.
Here, I have compiled a list of some of the best ones. (read more about luxury hotels in Singapore).
Marriot is a well-known five star hotel chain and it does not need a long introduction. They have maintained quality and luxury all over the world. If you have the money, then go for Marriot to enjoy a relaxing stay.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
The Mandarin Orchard Singapore is attached to a Mall and that is not the best part. The best part is its ideal location. It is walking distance to the metro station and very near to the Singapore Botanic garden.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park is not only beautiful but ideally located as well. Its exceptional services makes it stand out and all customers leave the place satisfied.
Hotel Nostalgia is one of the economical options in Singapore. Without doubt their services are up to the par as well.
See also Where to Stay in Singapore.
Top tourist attractions in Singapore
No place is able to attract tourists if it does not provide the right entertainment.
Here are some of the must visit tourist attractions in Singapore.
This is the only nocturnal zoo in the world boasting a wide range of species that continue to entertain millions of visitors every year. A night safari is always an exciting option.
Singapore Botanic Garden
Termed as the best botanical gardens in the world by many, this is a destination not to be missed when in Singapore.
Goes without saying that Universal Studios are the top tourist attraction in Singapore. The theme park offers endless entertainment and fun.
Sri Mariamman Temple
This 19th century Hindu temple is one of the architectural wonders in Singapore. One that leaves all visitors in awe.
Probably you have already heard a lot about this place – one of the most famed destinations in Singapore. Sentosa Island is an amazing place with a lot to offer for everyone including adventure, leisure and relaxation.
You may not be able to visit China but you can still experience it within Singapore. The Chinatown area is a lovely place with things that remind you and give you the experience of being in China.
Gardens by the Bay
Here is an example of how progressive and creative, modern Singapore is. This place is one of the best man made creations in Singapore and is a sight worth experiencing when in this country. It can get quite busy, so it’s recommended to book your tickets online before you go (you can book tickets here).
The Singapore Zoo
If you love animals and want to see one of the best Zoos in the world, then the Singapore Zoo is a place to head to. It is an interesting destination and is home to a lot of unique animal species. Get a ticket that includes entrance to the Zoo along with a hotel pick-up (book one here).