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Visit Singapore - Best of Singapore

Being an island off southern Malaysia, the city- state is home to plenty of beaches and therefore is an adventure hub when it comes to water sport activities. But that’s not all. Singapore is also high sightseeing junctions and exciting attractions waiting to be explored. Who would have ever thought that once a sterile land could burst into life and transform into one of the most visit tourist destinations across the globe. Singapore is no less than a fairytale. A 'City in a Garden' they call it and this little island well deserves that title. If you're here to explore the wild side of the city, you have rainforests home to monkeys, racket-tailed Drongos and more, mushy land home to lobster, humongous lizards, a variety of fruit bearing plantations and the list goes on.

Singapore can also be perceived as a shopper’s paradise. Right from malls to street shopping you have everything right here. The city is filled with island fun, beaches, secluded beaches, museums, gardens and more. It redefines the idea of fun and hence is adorned so much by its tourists. Another reason to visit here is obviously the heavenly food. Chili spiked crab is what the city is popular for but there's a plethora of dishes you should try otherwise as well. Whether restaurant or street food, you're going to love it all here.

Singapore is a blend of the old and the new when it comes to architecture. Around the city you will find olden temples and tall skyscrapers, both. The island city is also a blend of the Hong Kong wet markets, the street shopping of Mumbai, India, and Pat pong Bangkok. While this wondrous city has so much to offer, why wouldn't you make it your next destination to explore? Plan a Singapore itinerary 3 days and live the beauty of the city for real.

It is a blend of east and west with Chinese, English, Malay, Tamil & Arab speaking population. Expect a wonderful combination of modern city life and lots of greenery – it’s called the Garden City for a reason after all. Each one of you should visit Singapore city at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Singapore.

Singapore Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Singapore tips for your visit

Essential Information: 

  • Time Zone- UTC+08:00
  • Currency- Singapore dollar
  • Electricity: The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. Wi-Fi is available in the city.
  • Languages- There are four official languages in Singapore they include: Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, and English. English is the most spoken language in the city.
  • Security- Ambulance: 995
  • Fire: 995
  • Police (Main number for Emergency Services): 999
  • Singapore General Hospital: +656222 3322
  • Off-beaten Path- Visit Lazarus Island or go see the countryside of the city.
  • Tipping- Tipping is appreciated but optional.

Tourist Traps:

  • Singapore is pretty safe a city to explore. Tourists are well looked after.

Customs:

The city follows a few do’s and don’ts as customs. The following should be avoided to safe yourself of fine;

  • Chewing Gum
  • Spitting
  • Littering
  • Jay Walking
  • Dancing On Counters Or Tables At A Bar
  • Smoking Indoors
  • Drinking And Driving
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Taking Drugs

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Facts and Stats for Singapore*

  • Pollution Statistics in Singapore

    Know the pollution level of Singapore before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 23.04 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.54 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.51 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.36 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.94 (Low)
  • Singapore: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Singapore for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Singapore.

    • Burglary and Theft 13.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.32 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.54 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.9 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 13.93 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.27 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.73 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.94 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.62 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20.8 (Low)
  • Living in Singapore - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Singapore is 151.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.91 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 57.99 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.78 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.4 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.29 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.03 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Singapore

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Singapore

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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