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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.


From $38 per night

Next weekend

From $59 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency S$ 10 = $7.46
Language English
Average weekend price $183 per night
Average weekday price $179 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Singapore


I always love staying in and exploring Singapore.

December 10, 2023

I always love staying in and exploring Singapore. This time I traveled alone and the experience was quite different than traveling with friends or family. I found I was able to see more because I was on my own time schedule. I ate at the Hawker Centres, eating for around $2.50 (SG) per meal. The food in these places is awesome! It's just not air conditioned, but the pay off for great local food is worth it in my mind. I made my way around Singapore using the MRT - it's clean and efficient and got me to most of the places I wanted to visit. One word of warning about that - they do not accept foreign bank cards (or my Wise card) so you will need cash to top up your EZ card (a card you buy to travel on the MRT). You can buy an EZ card at the airport, but only from the vending machine because that's the only one that will take a foreign credit or bank card. Most other places in Singapore accepted my Wise card, with the exception of all ATM's. The Wise card WILL NOT WORK in ANY Singapore ATM! Lesson learned...

Kate Australia

Every time I go to Singapore it changes.

December 7, 2023

Every time I go to Singapore it one way it is a good thing and in another way not so, as sometimes to want to see that particular thing. There is still lots to see and lots to do. The food is still as fabulous 👌 as always


Singapore is a great city break - we didn't venture out...

December 6, 2023

Singapore is a great city break - we didn't venture out across the island. Plenty of sights to see (depending on taste - we did quite a bit of culture, nature and history) with excellent and diverse places to eat - 1-Michelin-starred Korean restaurant for less than $50?; yes, please. Public transport is plentiful but the city is walkable, if a bit hot and humid. Save up before visiting as it is expensive. A week was long enough for a single trip, but I would go back.

Jack Limpet
Jack Limpet United States of America

Shopping malls, Botanical Garden, Bay areas, zoo, Garden by...

December 6, 2023

Shopping malls, Botanical Garden, Bay areas, zoo, Garden by the sea Ate in food courts, restaurants. Absolutely easy to get around Singapore - MRT, by foot, taxi. Nothing to avoid. Didn't have enough time to visit Sentosa Island.

Boughton Australia

Singapore is a small country by size, but it has many...

December 5, 2023

Singapore is a small country by size, but it has many wonderful attractions for its inhabitants & tourists alike. Whether you are in a food court, in the street or inside the Metro, cleanliness everywhere will surprise you. It's a must to experience the many indoor hawkers food court made famous by the movie Crazy Rich Asians. The Metro network is extensive, frequent, reliable and very affordable, 14 stations from downtown to the airport, is less than U$2.00 Just window shopping in the many multi-level malls is an interesting attraction.

Hippy Canada

Mega-malls, random acts of kindness, subway easy and cheap...

December 5, 2023

Mega-malls, random acts of kindness, subway easy and cheap and impressive, green spaces impressive, typical Asian toilet culture (washrooms always immaculate), lots of history. Prices (except for liquor and beer) are generally equivalent to Canadian. We did find a dollar store for some nice souvenir cups and magnets but never did find a collared tee with a sewen Singapore logo.

Andrew R
Andrew R Canada

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