Singapore is a bit the Dubai of Asia. Singapore holidays is an interesting option to explore this city. If you have limited time, the hop-on-hop-of bus is the ideal way of seeing most of the city of Singapore.
A few nights in Singapore are well spent days. It is an impressive city with a unique mix of Asian and Western influences.
There are some beaches nearby Singapore, but if you want to go to a beach it is better to go to another destination in the area. With a short flight you can reach many destinations with much nicer beaches.
They have very strict laws in Singapore. Don`t through anything on the street, as you can be hugely fined for it.
Things not to miss during your Singapore holidays
- China town
- Little India
A good option is the hop-on-hop of bus. Especially if you have just a few days. In this case it is a convenient wat to enjoy your Singapore holidays.
Hotels are expensive in Singapore. A 5-start hotel will start around 170€, depending on the season and how busy it is in the city. And prices for the top hotels will go above 500€.
We had only nights in Singapore. As we arrived late in the night, we booked for our first night a hotel in a cheaper category. This also to save our budget to have 2 nights at the Marina Bay Sans. The architecture of this hotel is unique. It consists of 3 pillars, which are on the top connected through a swimming pool with the most amazing views you can imagine.
It is not a cheap hotel, but defiantly worth the money for 1 or 2 nights.
Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world. Even the small crime like pickpocketing occurs very rare.
If you are looking for a safe holiday destination, Singapore is a good option.
Hot and humid are the right words for the weather in Singapore. It does not have a particular rainy season but has quite a bit of rain throughout the year.
The temperature is all year stable around 30 ℃ (86° F). Even at night temperatures drop rarely below 23℃ (73° F).
On the other hand, showers can occur on any day of the year.
You have many optiions to fly to Singapore. Either direct or with a stop-over. As the flight is long, about 12 hours from Amsterdam, we prefer to have a stop over somewhere half way the trip. On top it is a good option to see for example the best at Dubai, or enjoy a few days of vacation in Abu Dhabi.
The city is easily reached from the airport. As traffic is light, it will not take you to much time to arrive from the airport at your hotel.
Culture and people
Singapore is mix of many nationalities. There is a large number of European expoats living in Singapore, but also many people from any other Asian country.
As Singapore is a rich country, with a strong economy it attracks people from all over the world
Food and drinks
Especially alcoholic drinks are expensive in Singapore. Expect to pay about $7 for a cold beer. There is a large selection of restaurants available. Popular and restaurants in tourist areas are more expensive than restaurants in Europe.
On the other hand, in areas like China town and Little India, you can eat for just a few dollars.
We enjoyed our stay in Singapore. As said we stayed 3 nights, which we found also to be enough to explore Singapore.
With the hop-on-hop-of buss you can see the whole city in 2 days.
So our advice, take 3 nights in Singapore and then move on to your next destination. Either the beach or another city. For example, Kuala Lumpur is very easy and quick to travel to and would be a good combination.