SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE
Singapore is one of the most visited cities in Asia. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819 and has become one of the world’s most prosperous, tax-friendly countries and also boasts the world’s busiest port.
Singapore’s medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences make it a vibrant place to visit. Due to its colonial past, English is an official language, as well as Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. The tropical climate, tasty food from hawker centers, enormous shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene make Singapore a great stopover or springboard into the region.
Things to See and Do in Singapore
Suggested daily budget
100-120 EUR / 112-134 USD
(Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation.
Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
Money Saving Tips
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SINGAPORE?
Singapore is a vibrant and modern city state that has a lot to offer. It’s a great gateway to visiting other places around Asia, such as Malaysia or Indonesia. Singapore experiences hot and humid weather all year round. The best time to visit Singapore is between February and April.
Despite its relatively small size, you’ll never run out of things to do in Singapore. The bustling city center offers all the perks of a metropolis, while the green outskirts and nearby islands are ideal for a refreshing getaway. There are also plenty of instagrammable places in Singapore to fill your social media feed!
TOP TRAVEL ESSENTIALS IN SINGAPORE
TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR SINGAPORE
I’m always surprised how many people travel without travel insurance. For me, it’s as essential to travel as buying a plane ticket, backpack or accommodation, and I never go without it.
Although China is relatively safe, unexpected natural disasters can always happen and I’ve witnessed people getting laptops and phones pickpocketed first hand.
Adequate insurance not only provides you with medical coverage (if you get sick or break your leg), but also covers things like your camera full of epic shots getting damaged or stolen, your flights getting cancelled, or you getting caught up in a natural disaster.
In short, it’s an insurance against potential issues that arise when you’re traveling and can save your life (or at the very least, a lifetime of debt).