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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 - A video postcard

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Singapore City Reviews

  • 80%

    colinrouse

    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%

    Fiohnel

    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%

    Anonymous

    Singapore

    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%

    Rodelicious

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Singapore

    The weather is strange here. Sometimes it is sunny, but most of the time it is cloudy. It rains every now and then, but then it can stop as suddenly as it began. Taxis are cheap and so are the food courts. However, drinking alcohol is so expensive, probably because of the taxes.

    Insider Tip:Botanic gardens are beautiful!

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