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

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    Singapore is for Eaters

    Definitely check out Little India. It's a vibrant slice of Indian culture and one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The met is great, affordable transportation. Going Om is a great spot for drinks and coffee on Arab Street. The Botanical Gardens are amazing!

    Insider Tip:It's quite expensive compared to the rest of se Asia, but you can always eat for 5-6 Singaporean Dollars at the hawker centers. If you are on a budget this is key, plus it's the best food in the city!

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    One of my favorite cities

    A convenient, dynamic, international and inclusive city and country. I am especially attracted to the evening of Singapore, with the wind, different ways of entertainment, beautiful night view making one feel really relieved. I love Singapore.

  • 80%


    Wear comfortable shoes

    Singapore is an amazing city for a short break. It has an abundance of sights, attractions and beautiful places to relax, along with plenty of history and culture for you to absorb. Spend the days walking around Little India, Chinatown or the colonial district, or if you're feeling childish just head down to Sentosa for a fun day out. With the zoo and night safari as well, there's plenty to fill the day. The only issue with Singapore is the cost, it's very expensive by South East Asia's ways

    Insider Tip:Take advantage of happy hours at bars, you'll need the extra dollars! Kampong Glam is a great place full of cool bars for a drink. Wear comfortable shoes!

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    Singapore is cool

    Personally, I like Kuala Lumpur better if you're looking for a trip to this part of the world, as it's cheaper and has a lot of the same features, but with more character. Singapore is a great place to access all the first world amenities you could want, but in a tropical location. I live in Indonesia as an English teacher, so it's a place I make it to quite a bit. The Indian food there is excellent, and there are plenty of things to do.

    Insider Tip:Indian food!

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    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.

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