SINGAPORE

DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Singapore in a way like no other. A tiny island nation in Southeast Asia, Singapore is filled with exquisite gardens, glistening malls and thrilling cultural diversity. It’s one of the world’s richest, cleanest and safest countries with green spaces at every turn, and you’ll find blooming jungles merging with shining skyscrapers and fragrant food halls. When you take a Singapore holiday with Trafalgar, you’ll marvel at the lights and sound of the SuperTree Grove, see the plunging waterfall in the Cloud Forest, wander the historic Singapore River, then immerse yourself floral sanctuary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The country has a striking blend of cultural influences, including Chinese, Malay, Indian and European, and we’ll reveal Buddhist relics and Chinese joss houses next to ornate mosques and Hindu temples. From the markets of Chinatown and the food of Little India, to the architecture of the Arab Quarter, Singapore is where cultural treasures melt into beautiful nature. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"I love introducing our guests to all the best food spots in Singapore, from the sizzling delicacies in Chinatown to the colourful markets of Little India."

Travel Director

Singapore at a glance

Currency

Singapore dollar

Winter avg temp

25°C

Summer avg temp

30°C

Time Zone

GMT +8

Capital City

Singapore

Language

English, Mandarin, Tamil,Malay

Good Morning

Zǎoshang hǎo

Good evening

Wǎnshàng hǎo

A tiny island nation in Southeast Asia, Singapore is filled with exquisite gardens, blooming jungles, glistening skyscrapers, aromatic markets, historic quarters and thrilling cultural diversity. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore one of the world’s richest, cleanest and safest countries with green spaces at every turn.

Our top 3 things to do in Singapore

A Singapore tour package with Trafalgar takes you to the country’s most remarkable sights, from the historic Singapore River to the dazzling SuperTree Grove.

Stroll along the Singapore River

Take a walk along the Singapore River through the Colonial District with our Local Specialists, who will point out all the historic landmarks of the river. See the grand Victoria Theatre, the former Parliament House, the Old Supreme Court Building and bridges built more than a century ago.

Wander through the exquisite National Orchid Garden

Home to the world’s largest orchid collection, the National Orchid Garden is the most famous garden of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It’s also one of the leading sites in orchid studies, and we’ll discover more than 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrid species over three beautiful hectares.

Visit the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens are a haven of greenery, with more than 10,000 species of plants spread across 82-hectares, including rainforest, orchids and a ginger garden. These incredible gardens are over 160 years old and the only tropical gardens to be chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best museums in Singapore

Our Singapore sightseeing tours take in the country’s top museums, from national treasures and ancient artwork, to a celebration of art and science.

National Museum of Singapore

With a history dating back to 1849, the National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. You’ll discover the national treasures of the country, including the Singapore Stone, the 14th century Gold Ornaments of the Sacred Hill, and the earliest photographs of Singapore.

Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is dedicated to showcasing the artistic history of Asia, from Southeast Asia to West Asia. You can explore the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans, with extensive collections featuring ancient porcelain, ceramics, calligraphy, textiles, woodwork, bronze statues, Buddhist art, and tribal ornaments.

ArtScience Museum

Housed in a striking building shaped like a blooming lotus flower, the ArtScience Museum houses an impressive collection of design and technology. You’ll find exhibits celebrating both art and science, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machine, Tang Dynasty treasures and a high-tech robotic fish.

Best food in Singapore

Our Singapore escorted tours will take you to the best food halls to sample the country’s traditional delights, from oyster omelets to coconut-flavored laksa.

Laksa

One of the most iconic Singapore foods, laksa is a noodle dish with chicken, fish or prawns cooked in a spicy coconut milk curry or a sour assam broth. You’ll find laksa all over Singapore and our Local Specialists will show you the best stalls to sample these delicious noodles.

Orh Luak (Oyster omelette)

Orh Luak is Singapore’s delicious version of the classic omelette. It’s made with juicy oysters and potato starch whipped into the egg batter for a thicker consistency. You’ll find Orh Luak in street stalls around the country and it’s best topped with chilli sauce and lime juice for a fiery kick.

Bak Kut Teh

A tantalising dish of pork ribs cooked in a broth of herbs and spices, Bak Kut Teh is a beloved breakfast dish in Singapore. The name literally translates to ‘Meat Bone Tea’, although the ‘tea’ is a complex broth of cinnamon, cloves, pepper, garlic and fennel seeds, which simmers for hours before serving.

Reusable water bottle

As a growing leader in sustainability, Singapore is dotted with water refill stations, so it’s easy to top up your reusable water bottle and avoid adding to the plastic waste.

An adaptor plug

In Singapore the standard voltage is 230 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Formal wear

Singapore is home to some of the world’s finest bars and restaurants and many have a dress code, so pack appropriately if you’d like to enjoy a night out.

Comfortable shoes

With bayside footpaths and shaded walking trails, Singapore is best explored on foot. Bring a reliable pair of walking shoes for your adventures around the island.

A small digital camera

From the extraordinary waterfall in the Cloud Forest, to the glittering SuperTree Grove, you’ll want to capture all the iconic sights of Singapore.

What to pack for Singapore

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Singapore Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Singapore and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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