Singapore Tourism & Travel Guide

This island city-state located south of Malaysia is all about modernity. Synonymous with its iconic skyline that exhibits discernable features such as that of the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands, the Lion city is also scattered with traditional architecture seen on temples and homes, bohemian hideaways and heritage bazaars. Chinatown, Dempsey Hill and Tiong Bahru are some of the most popular places to visit in Singapore. And if you are visiting Singapore in January, experience the joy that is the Chinese New Year, when the entire city comes out to celebrate. Unwind at the 182-acre Botanic Gardens. Take a heritage walk through some of the city’s most prominent landmarks such as the historic Supreme Court and the City Hall buildings. Museum enthusiasts should head to the edifying Singapore Art Museum and Singapore’s history, the National Museum of Singapore. For moments away from the megalopolis, take the ferry down to Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island or Sisters’ Island and take delight in the tourist-free tropical coastline. If you are looking to explore around, a cruise (to Malaysia or Thailand) is a fairly popular thing to do. For a glimpse into what Singapore tourism to offer, visit one of the state-of-the-art waterparks or experience indoor skydiving in the beaches of Sentosa. When the sun sets, dance the night away at the bustling nightlife district of Clarke Quay or hit up one of the many legendary beach parties. Also in Singapore, do as the locals do and queue up for a taste of the authentic street eats. Shaped by its multi-ethnic immigrants, Singaporean street cuisine is an experience in itself. To make the most of what Singapore has to offer, budget between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 a day. If your budget is tighter, read on for a more detailed travel guide and breakdown of your expenses in the land of dreams and fantasies.
Best time to visit

Peak season is from July to September. Singapore is a popular summer destination, especially for families with young children, despite the hot and humid weather.

Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 1200 to INR 2000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards
Visa Info

Tourist Visa to Singapore costs USD 30, and is usually processed with 24 hours. Indians and nationals of more than 30 countries need to apply for a visa in advance.

 

About Singapore

If you’re looking for a truly multi-cultural experience, it doesn’t get much better than Singapore. Whether its food, shopping, museums, temples, natural beauty, or exciting theme parks, this tiny island state is packed with activities and experiences. Indian travellers, in particular, will find a wonderful mix of the familiar and the exotic in Singapore, making it a great weekend getaway for people on the subcontinent. For a look into how the history merges with modernity, head to the Colonial District and if you’re looking for a tryst with nature, you can visit the island of Pulau Ubin, one of the last remaining areas in Singapore that has been preserved from urban development.

A home to Indian, Chinese, and Malay communities, Singapore has long been a converging place for businesses in Asia. And now, travellers from across the world are realising its potential as the perfect holiday destination. July to September is the peak tourist season. Singapore is notorious for being expensive, which is why it’s a popular destination for luxury travellers with a budget upwards of Rs.9000 a day. But if you plan well in advance, you can have a great trip for as little as Rs.1200 a day.

How to reach Singapore

Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of Asia’s best-connected airports and an important hub for international flights. Being an important gateway to Southeast Asia, most major international airlines fly into the country, which is also a popular stopover destination. Singapore is well connected to India through regular flights via Delhi and Mumbai.


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Best Time to Visit Singapore

Peak season is from July to September. Singapore is the preffered summer destination for families with young children, despite the hot and humid weather.

Shoulder season: February to April is when days in Singapore are cool and pleasant, making it perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Off-season: November - January brings monsoons to Singapore. The tourist numbers tend to decrease during this period due to the heavy rainfall.


Budget for Singapore

For Budget Travellers: INR 1200 - 2000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels: INR 600-700
  • Food in shacks and street eateries: INR 400-800
  • Public Transport in trishaws and buses: INR 60 - 100

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, villas and homestays: INR 900 - 2500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 1000 - 1500
  • Local transport in rapid transits and local taxis: INR 200 - 500

For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards a day

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4500 and upwards (INR 8000 and upwards in the peak season)
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards
  • Activities (Scuba Diving Packages): INR 3000 and upwards

Visa Information for Singapore

Tourist Visa to Singapore costs USD 30, and is usually processed with 24 hours. Indians and nationals of more than 30 countries need to apply for a visa in advance.

Most nationalities can enter Singapore without a visa for up to 30 days.

Nationals of the European Union member states, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States can enter Singapore without a visa for up to 90 days.

Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China (PRC), Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Myanmar, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen will need to apply for a visa.

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