Singapore is unique in the way it embraces many cultures within one of South East Asia’s most bustling and exciting cosmopolitan cities. If variety is the spice of life, then Singapore is truly the flavour capital of South East Asia, with food being a local obsession. Hawker markets, food halls and an array of restaurants serving international cuisine are widely available. Shoppers beware! Singapore boasts endless shopping opportunities from the main shopping belt of Orchard Road to antique stores in Chinatown and Little India. Seek out those rare experiences, dine with the orang-utans at Singapore’s award-winning zoo or indulge with an authentic Singapore Sling at the historic Raffles Hotel.
The dynamic city and country of Singapore has a population of 4.8 million. Singapore stretches 42km by 23 km and features 63 smaller islands within its territorial waters.
Sentosa Island is Singapore’s leading getaway island resort offering year round attractions and a wide variety of accommodation options. Only 20 minutes away from Singapore and connected to the mainland via a causeway, train and cable car. Sentosa Island has a variety of leisure and recreational facilities on offer, including the newly opened Integrated Resorts World Sentosa - featuring world-class attractions such as Universal Studios, Marine Life Park and Festive Walk. Other island attractions include Fantasy Island, Underwater World and Dragon Trail.
The island also boasts several popular swimming beaches including Tanjong, Central and Siloso featuring fun-filled water activities and beachfront restaurants and bars making Sentosa a popular destination for all.
Less than an hour ferry ride from Singapore, Bintan Island is one of the best holiday islands in Indonesia. Bintan Island is an enchanting resort island featuring stunning beaches and lush tropical gardens that offer endless holiday activities and a unique golfing experience at its four world-class courses. A perfect tropical island escape that’s close to all the excitement of Singapore.
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Singapore is humid and warm all year round with no distinct seasons. Enjoy temperatures between 23 – 31 degrees celsius all year round, with higher rainfall during November to January, the monsoon season.
Each person must carry a passport with at least 6 months validity from their date of departure from Singapore. Australian passport holders do not require a visa prior to arrival in Singapore for visits of up to 30 days. Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends checking all visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates before making travel arrangements. Alternatively, please ask your travel agent for more information.
English is understood in all areas of Singapore. Other languages spoken are Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.
It is safe to drink water directly from the tap in Singapore. However if you prefer bottled water it is available at local supermarkets and in your hotel.
Public transport in Singapore is efficient, easy to use and inexpensive. The major form of public transportation within Singapore is the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train network. Public bus networks SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation also provide over 300 services daily. Alternatively, taxis are also widely available.
Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends that you seek prior qualified medical advice in regards to vaccinations or medications that you may require.
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Currency and Money Changers
The local currency is Singaporean Dollars and cents (SGD). Money can be changed at licensed currency exchanges, banks and hotels. Credit cards are accepted and ATM’s are widely available. Some form of identification will be required when cashing in traveller’s cheques.
Holidays and Special Days
There are a number of special days/holidays in Singapore. April brings the Singapore Food Festival and in June, Singapore hosts the Great Singapore Sale. Surcharges may apply at hotels and for certain flights during these times. Check with your travel agent for public holiday updates.
Singapore voltage is 220-240 volts. Some hotels provide adaptors on request however purchasing your own is recommended. Power points and plugs in Singapore are three-flat-pinned.
Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends purchasing comprehensive travel insurance when travelling to Asia. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent.
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