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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Singapore Podcasts

The Making of the Singapore Sling

Rizuan Smile, bartender in The Long Bar in Singapore's famous Raffles Hotel, tells Colm exactly what goes into the famous cocktail.

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Singapore - A video postcard

In this video you can see all Singapore has to offer.

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Singapore Pocket Guide

Singapore Pocket Guide

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Singapore City Reviews

  • 70%


    Good place, marna bay great but not as homely. SO EXPENSIVE!!!

    Lovely place, night attractions but didn't feel very homely. Bet the people are absolutely lovely but we came across a lot of none-smiley people compared to other places we've been too (Kuala Lumpur). Marina Bay is gorgeous and such a lovely place to go. Lovely shopping centre with a great little lily pond outside. Couldn't stay there very long due to being ridiculously expensive, even bottle of water and anything!! Ruins it abit!

    Insider Tip:Go to Marina Bay!!

  • 70%


    2 things I dislike about Singapore

    Singapore is almost perfect. Almost. 1. Most Singaporeans are abrupt and rude. 2. Weather - it's like being in a sauna 24/7 Other than that it's pretty much a great place to vacation. plenty of things to do and everything is so efficient and getting places is easy. :)

  • 50%


    Singapore the clean country

    Singapore is super clean country but there are not so many things to enjoy. It's good for rich people, not for backpackers. With thousand luxury shops, you can enjoy for shopping hobby not only at Orchard road but also everywhere in Singapore. The zoos, bird park and other entertainment have a very high commission. Local people seem to be not welcome foreigner. It's better to work than travel and find something different.

    Insider Tip:Go to Mariana Bay and see the modern Singapore, go to the garden by the bay behind Marina Bay in the evening, go to the skypark bar on the 57th floor to see the whole city, sometime has music festival, all are free. Eat at Geylang for cheap food (compare with other areas). Especially, you should try frog porridge at Geylang lor 9 and chili crab. Can drink from tap water.

  • 90%


    Singapore on a Shoe String

    Expensive City, but you gotta know where to shop stay and eat. Overall there are all sorts of activities to suit different budgets.

    Insider Tip:Stay in a Hostel!

  • 80%


    Singapore Trip

    Singapore is an expensive place to stay especially if you are not a backpacker and love to shop. This place is like heaven if you have a lot of money. You would not meet something bad in here except the feeling when you have to pay your shopping chart infront of the cashier. If you love shopping and urban life this place is a must visit place for sure.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you know when is the last time for mrt so you dont end-up using a cab with expensive fare in the middle of the night

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