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

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Singapore City Reviews

  • 70%


    Many hidden gems to discover but you need local insights

    Singapore is a very strange city. I have visited there 4 times so far and each time I feel a little different about the city. On first sight everything is clean, tidy, beautiful but soon after I discover most of the major sights I felt bored. However there are very interesting neighborhoods that awaits to be discovered. I find the more 'local' 'authentic' side of Singapore much more interesting than the flashy touristy side.

    Insider Tip:Type 'Hidden gems of Singapore' or Off the beaten path Singapore' on google and you are bound to find lots of interesting places. My favorite is Mac Ritchie Reservoir, Pulau Ubin Island. Pretty amazed by how many free things you could do/ see in Singapore. Hawker centres are also very good cheap places to experience local culture and food.

  • 90%


    Would stay there again

    Staff is friendly, beds are comfy, safes present, nice open atmosphere, breakfast available (incl.), facilities are okay.

    Insider Tip:Visit Tiger Balm Garden! All in one: disturbing and facinating, very recommendable.

  • 90%


    Have to go

    Singapore is an amazing and unique country. You only need a couple of days to see it all but it's definitely not worth skipping. It is very different to the rest of SE Asia and much more expensive though

  • 80%


    A city you never regret visiting

    Very well organised. I don't think there's a better MRT system anywhere else in the world. All places have map and guidance, which are very detailed and well presented.

    Insider Tip:Foods: laksa, half-boiled egg, chicken rice, durian. Places: Universal Studios, Marina Barrage + Garden by the Bay + Marina Bay Sands, Singapore zoo. Bottled water is expensive, especially in touristy places, so always bring ur own water.

  • 60%



    Honestly a bit underwhelming; food was alright. Only spent ~24 hours here and basically got a feel for it. Expensive compared to the rest of SEAsia but not as expensive as NYC.

    Insider Tip:Go to Maxwell's Hawker Center for good cheap food!

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