Singapore Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Costs, & Ways to SaveLast Updated: July 14,2020
Singapore at A Glance
|Name of the country||the Republic of Singapore||Major Religion||Buddhism, Christianity|
|Official languages||Malay(national language), Mandarin, English and Tamil||Area||725.1 km2|
|National day||August 9||Population||5,703,600 (2019)|
|Capital city||Singapore (city-state)||Currency||Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)|
|Airport||Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)|
Seletar Airport (XSP)
|Time zone||UTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)|
|UNESCO World Heritage Sites||Singapore Botanic Gardens (2015)||Temperature||23 °C - 32 °C (i.e. 73 °F - 90 °F)|
|Traditional festivals||Chinese New Year, Hindu festival Thaipusam and Malay festival Hari Raya Puasa||Mejor 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.
Popular Attractions in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay - A garden spanning 101-hectares with three waterfront gardens and two flora conservatories
S.E.A. Aquarium - The world's largest aquarium with over 100,000 sea creatures
Singapore Zoo - the world's best zoos, great for younger kids
Haji Lane – colorful walking street with lots of historic shophouses
Singapore Flyer - quintessential part of Singapore's skyline
Merlion Park - Singapore's iconic 28-foot Merlion statue. You will get to know why called Singapore "Lion City" in Malay.
Universal Studios - super-popular Hollywood movie theme park
Gillman Barracks - contemporary art haven
Orchard Road - Singapore's main fashion shopping street
Haw Par Villa - Chinese morals and culture
St. Andrew's Cathedral - wedding-cake-like monument with Neo Gothic design in the middle of Singapore's Civic District
Singapore Chinatown - Chinese heritage center
Fort Canning Park - A hilly park topped with a historical museum
National Museum of Singapore - Singapore's rich history to life
Thian Hock Keng (Tianfu Temple) - Singapore's oldest Buddhist temple, traditional southern Chinese style architecture
Sentosa – core of Singapore's famous attractions
Hawker Centre - Singapore's best street food
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Chinese Buddhist cultural complex
The Southern Ridges - a 5.6-mile scenic trail that connects five parks along the southern ridge of Singapore
Peranakan Museum - showcase a unique hybrid Southeast Asian culture
Sri Mariamman Temple - Singapore's oldest Hindu temple
Geylang - Singapore's red light district
Jurong Bird Park - breeding and conservation of over 400 bird species
Kampong Glam Heritage Trail - A walk exploring Singapore's Malay neighbourhood
Clarke Quay – good place to see bars, clubs, and restaurants lining both banks of the Singapore River at night