Singapore Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to Save

Last Updated: July 14,2020

Singapore at A Glance

Name of the countrythe Republic of SingaporeMajor ReligionBuddhism, Christianity
Official languagesMalay(national language), Mandarin, English and TamilArea
725.1 km2
National dayAugust 9Population5,703,600 (2019)
Capital citySingapore (city-state)CurrencySingapore dollar (S$) (SGD)
AirportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Seletar Airport (XSP)               
Time zoneUTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)
125px-Flag_of_Singapore.svg.pngCalling Code+65
State Seal
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Singapore Botanic Gardens (2015)Temperature23 °C - 32 °C (i.e. 73 °F - 90 °F)
Traditional festivalsChinese New Year, Hindu festival Thaipusam and Malay festival Hari Raya PuasaMejor River
Singapore River

Best Time to Visit Singapore

It's always a good time to visit Singapore! Singapore doesn't have a distinctive high and low season. The country is year-round warm and kind.

The peak season comes during November to June, especially during Chinese New Year. Singapore has a lot Chinese travelers due to close location. These months also have relatively cool temperature.

If you want to avoid crowdy tourists, late summer and early fall (July to October) is still a good time to travel to Singapore.

Best Things to Do in Singapore

Ride the Singapore Flyer

Following the largest wheel in Las Vegas, Singapore's Ferris wheel is the world's second largest wheel. This 165m-high Ferris wheel is a typical part of the Singapore skyline, particularly impressive when lit at night.

This wheel will take you high above the city and provides you with a perfect 30-minute view of river bank, Marina Bay, CBD skyscrapers and may be a stunning 360° sunset.

Visit S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium is world's largest aquarium. With 49 marine habitats and over 100,000 sea creatures, it's a marine life experience you won't forget.

Enter the shark tunnel, hammerhead, silver tip and sandbar shark swimming overhead. Find Nemo, watch the twisted eel in the Bay of Bengal, marvel at the Caribbean Sea's colorful reef fish, look at the Red Sea's fire shrimp and yellow box fish, find the lobster and lion fish in the South China Sea, climb into a "cave" and peep at the Moray eel at close range.

How Many Days to Stay & Sample Itinerary

Singapore Cycling Tour
4 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1699
7 reviews
Singapore Budget Tour
3 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1199
4 reviews
Singapore Marina Bay Vocation
3 days Singapore
3 days | From $ 1999
10 reviews
Singapore Foodie Tour
4 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1299
5 reviews
Romantic Singapore Honeymoon Tour
5 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1899
8 reviews
Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour
3 dyas Singapore
3 days | From $ 499
8 reviews
Singapore Highlights Tour
5 days Singapore
5 days | From $ 3399
7 reviews
Singapore F1 Street Circuit Driving Experience
4 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1399
8 reviews
Singapore Family Adventure
3 days Singapore
4 days | From $ 1299
7 reviews
Essential Singapore Family Tour
5 days Singapore - Sentosa Island
5 days | From $ 1999
6 reviews
Singapore Natural and Adventurous Discovery
4 days Singapore - Pulau Ubin
4 days | From $ 1599
8 reviews
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