City Guide Singapore

Visiting Singapore

A city, island and country, Singapore is seen by some as the most important financial centre in South-East Asia, while others think of it as a sterile city where everything runs like clockwork. Both these assumptions aren't that far away from the truth. This may not paint the most colourful picture in the world though. But don't fret - there is a lot to see. Singapore has a beach to bask on, stores to shop in, sights to snap at, and some of Asia's most fascinating neighbourhoods.

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The Making of the Singapore Sling

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Singapore - A video postcard

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Singapore City Reviews

  • 80%


    A big shopping mall

    That country is a big shopping mall, if you like to shop, you will be in heaven. If you like architecture, you will be in heaven as well. Otherwise, you get bored pretty fast. You can go around the whole country in 2-3 days. Quite artificial westernized place if you ask me. People are not that nice since they are in a hurry to go working or shopping. Locals actually hang out in malls and go from one to the next all day. I guess it depends on what you like to do or see :)

    Insider Tip:Take a hop on / hop off pass that you can use with the Subway as well. If you smoke, buy smokes before getting there as it is quite expensive.

  • 80%


    West inside East

    Singapore is a very Western first-world country. It is also small. Things run very well over there and the attractions are very good. It is very expensive for Asia.

    Insider Tip:If you're travelling around Asia, do you shopping here or in Hong Kong. They have more variety than the other countries and better quality.

  • 80%


    Singapore as a model city: efficient, modern, energetic

    The city is used to diversity so you won't get as many stares compared to many other metropolis in Asia. The public transport is very orderly and convenient to use, with understandable instruction in English in each bus stops (unlike Tokyo or Seoul bus stops, for example). It has little to offer when it comes to outdoor/nature, but otherwise everything from museum to malls to the airport are very clean, modern, streamlined. Expect to hear a lot of Chinese language being spoken.

    Insider Tip:Prepare for the sun and humidity by escaping to indoor malls or museums at noon. Not everyone can speak or listen to English well, especially older citizens, but they're not rude, at least from my personal short trip experience. Prepare to bleed money, since it's not cheap place to visit and live in when compared to its neighbors Indonesia and Malaysia.

  • 60%



    Marina Barrage, and the super trees light show are definite highlights, as well as the roof top of marina bay sands. Very hot/humid, and extremely expensive compared to the rest of SE Asia.

  • 90%


    An encounter with Merlion: A trip to SG

    This is my first time in SG. Ive been looking forward for this trip. I didnt expect SG will be such a wonderful place. I feel like that it is my 2nd home. Getting around in SG is very easy easy. Everything is just an hour away. Very TOURIST FRIENDLY.

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