Exploring Singapore's scenic landscape
Singapore welcomes visitors with its beautiful manmade structures and picturesque parks. Despite the sophisticated urban outlook, the city-state houses a tropical rainforest. Globally, the spectacle is one of few located within city limits. Singapore impresses visitors with a combination of modern sleek look and warm hospitality. It is persistently reinventing itself as a destination of choice in a region filled with popular attractions. The Marina Bay Sands has emerged as an unmissable icon that characterises the city. It is an integrated resort known for its opulence. Its on-site casino facility is widely regarded as the most expensive in the world.
When to travel
Singapore is truly a destination for all seasons; you can visit the bustling metropolis virtually anytime. The island nation experiences ideal weather patterns throughout the year, thanks to the warm, tropical climate. Whether you visit Singapore for business or pleasure, you will find the city-state pleasant whenever. The island hosts numerous festivals and events, including food fests, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hungry Ghost festival, the Grand Prix and the Dragon Boat festival, and much more.
Before you travel tips
It is important to note that you are not permitted to smoke in all air-conditioned spaces, including restaurants and malls. International flights land at Singapore Changi Airport, the facility is huge but very efficient. Singapore has strict laws relating to drugs, weapons and immigration. The majority of visitors arriving in Singapore are not required to hold visas. If you are uncertain whether a visa is required, check with the local consular office or travel agent. You can pack tropical for the trip for much of the year.
Getting around Singapore
The city provides an extensive rail and bus network allowing visitors and locals to travel easily to their destinations. Buying a Singapore Tourist Pass allows you to enjoy unlimited travel on the buses and trains for a given number of days. To get the city centre from Changi Airport, use the train service (accessible by foot from terminal two and three). Alternatively, you can opt for taxis, which are available at all arrival levels of each terminal. The ride from Changi Airport to the city costs between $18 and $38 and takes about 30 minutes. The airport-city bus service runs between six in the morning until eleven in the evening. Although the ride takes almost one hour, expect to pay just $2. Singapore offers an impressive array of hotels from which to choose. On average, room rates surpass the $200 ($134/£90) mark, but you will enjoy superb amenities.