1.6 miles from downtown
Orchard Road’s 20-odd malls are like hives for shopper bees. Teenagers either blow their allowances at Far East Plaza (great for the budget conscious), or save them for *Scape’s weekend bazaar and events. Discerning shoppers head to ION Orchard for eight levels of upscale international designers. 313@Somerset is also great for popular brand names.
Places to stay from $38 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
"Big India" is a bit far away, so why not save your legs and dive into this foodie's paradise instead? Muthu’s Curry and Banana Leaf are two popular places for fish-head curry, a local delicacy. Little India is one of the last few districts to retain its cultural and architectural authenticity. Don’t miss the ancient Sri Mariamman Temple.
Places to stay from $16 a night
0.7 miles from downtown
Boutiques and old colonial buildings have earned this district a reputation as a charming shopping neighborhood. Bugis Street has over 800 tented stalls with quirky souvenirs and knickknacks. Hindu Sri Krishnan Temple bears glistening treasures, with strikingly lifelike decorations that seem to jump out at you from all directions.
Places to stay from $20 a night
2.5 miles from downtown
Singapore’s grittiest district is a pink-lit haze of loopy lorongs (lanes) with charming thatched-roof shops and colorful facades. Massage parlors (both adult-oriented and mainstream) offer a thousand ways to relax. Belt out "Cantopop" or Teresa Teng tunes at karaoke, or sink your teeth into some famed chilli crab from one of the seafood eateries.
Places to stay from $18 a night
3.2 miles from downtown
Tanjong, Palawan and Siloso are man-made beaches filled with dozens of upscale hotels and even more locals soaking up the sun. Take your kids to Universal Studios, or watch 15,000 creatures flutter by at Butterfly Park. Fly away in iFly Singapore’s humungous wind tunnel, then dine at restaurants by celebrity chefs like Joël Robuchon and Kunio Tokuoka.
Places to stay from $194 a night
0.7 miles from downtown
Palms jut out of the concrete between Marina Bay’s skyscrapers. Rotate on the huge Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel for some dizzying fun. Take a gander at the Gardens by the Bay, or pull out your microscope and head to the ArtScience Museum for an interactive experience. For kicks, cross over Helix Bridge (a curved bridge that resembles DNA).
Places to stay from $160 a night
0.5 miles from downtown
Adrenaline junkie? Then you'll love to feel the gravity of the G-Max Reverse Bungee. Take in the views of Marina Bay and the famous half-lion, half-fish fountain at Merlion Park. At dusk, the pace slows down as the sun reflects on the water, but a stroll along Boat Quay, Clarke Quay or Robertson Quay reveals plenty of restaurants that pop with color.
Places to stay from $15 a night
0.7 miles from downtown
The fabric-beating locals cleared out of this area, known as "Laundrymen by the Riverside" in Hindi. Fort Canning’s hilltop picnic areas are delightful. Watch arthouse films at The Cathay, shop at Plaza Singapura, or head over to Istana to see the President’s official residence – its grounds, full of security guards, are open on public holidays.
Places to stay from $55 a night
Singapore is an island city-state that packs a ton of culture within its tiny borders. Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Arab communities have all left their mark on the city, each bringing their distinct flavors into the mix.
Singapore's fusion of cultures is fascinating whether it's your first visit or fifteenth. In just one day you can go sourvenir shopping in Chinatown, take a moment to meditate at the four-storey Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, check out all the statues covering Little India’s Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, and stop to have a mint tea in the Arabic quarter.
Or if you prefere to take it slow, dedicate a full day to each neighborhood. Kampong Glam’s maze of bazaars, flea markets, and teahouses shouldn’t be rushed, and Orchard Road is a luxury mall perfect for a patient stroll.
Singapore is on the frontline in the fight against climate change, and the Gardens by the Bay are living proof. This enormous huge area of reclaimed land near the Marina has unique green spaces, and their "supertrees" and "cloud forests" demonstrate how cities even as densely populated as Singapore can be sustainable.
With over 100 airlines serving Changi Airport, traveling to Singapore is straightforward. Plus the year-round warm weather means anytime is the best time to visit.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||S$ 10 = $7.50|
|Average weekend price||$168 per night|
|Average weekday price||$171 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
If you are in transit status for many hours, staying at the aero hotel is a lot more comfortable then the transit area. With good food options. As a fully covid vaccinated American, we were not allowed to leave the transit area & were go forced to wear green ribbons around our wrists for transit ID. We were not allowed to explore the airport or singapore
Find a hotel closer to the public transpo and avail ez link card at Changi Terminal 2 ticketing outlet and roaming singapore become easier and convinient.Avail the Singapore pass 5+1 by duck and hippo.
Extremely clean and friendly, English well-spoken, no risk even for a single - female - traveller to be outside the streets on her own. For a European Flower Dome can be a disappointment and also the Zoo was not as fancy as expected. I liked the streets, the warm evenings, Sentosa beach, the wide choice of foods, smells and tastes, green everywhere, great and cheap transportation, my Hotel (Parkroyal on Beach Road - highly recommended)...
1. Porcelain Hotel was a nasty experience. The room was atrociously small without space to put our luggages and other stuffs. There's no cupboard to hang our clothes. The cleaner couldn't make our bed because of one of our luggage that had to sleep with us because of the lack of space. 2. Marina Bay was our favourite place and Chinatown was great. 3. We ate around Chinatown and Clarke Quay. 4. The MRT is easy to navigate and cheap. 5. Avoid hotels like and especially Porcelain Hotel. They did not let us know prior of our complaint and disquiet.
A lovely and nice country that had a lot of charming places, highly developped and luxurous lifestyle complemented with the latest technology which made our short break comfortable and unforgettable. Japanese rest at Hotel Pan pacific is a great place for lunch and the hotel poolside is also a place to be.
Katong square is very nice place, full of bars and shops. Indigo hotel is a unique place to stay as well. Gardens by the Bay are beautiful. I strongly recommend to visit them. Everything is so close. Prices are reasonable to the level of services but be prepared for a more expensive beer or alcohol in general. Chinatown is a good place to save money for souvenirs.
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