Singapore Pocket Guide

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A city, island and country, Singapore is known for many different things. Some consider it 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 in, stores to shop in, sights to snap at, and some of Asia's most fascinating neighbourhoods.

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  • Cheap Eats Discover that the best places to eat in Singapore are 'hawker centres'.
  • Don't Miss Night time safaris, famous hotels and much more.
  • Neighbourhood Watch Discover what are Singapore's most interesting neighbourhoods, including Little India and Chinatown.
  • Budget Tips The best things to do for free in Singapore.

Singapore City Reviews

  • 90%


    Singapore - You'll be surprised

    I originally didn't have many high expectations for SG as it has been traditionally a stopover destination for travelers before they head onto somewhere else. But I was so surprised by the mix of cultures, the food and the weather. The nightlife was awesome, it was great for partying but a tad bit expensive especially compared to the rest of Sth East Asia. There was a lot of daytime sightseeing to do whether it be an intense day at Sentosa Island or just a chilled out day at the Botanic Gardens.

    Insider Tip:Pack some sunscreen as the weather can get pretty intense

  • 50%


    Beautiful place

    Singapore in beautiful, with lovely friendly people who are very helpful to foreigners. The MRT is fantastic, very easy to navagate around, coming to a every platform every 4 mins. The gardens by the bay must see, also if you like a hike go to the macritchie nature walk, it's beautiful. Chinatown really good cheap food and drink, unlike other areas in the city. Some areas can be very pricy. Sintosa park is fantastic great day out, loads to do, you need full day. Food delicious everywhere

    Insider Tip:Chinatown cheap for drink and food. Sky tree bar and restaurant very nice, $16 each for a drink at the very top where it's the 2nd highest view point much cheaper than the hotel costing roughly $37 to just view with nothing else included,this is the highest view point. Full day need for sintosa.

  • 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

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