Singapore FAQ's

1. What kind of tourism is famous in Singapore?

Tourist attractions like Singapore Flyer, Orchard Road, Universal Studios Singapore, Chinatown, etc., and nature-based tourist attractions like Gardens by the Bay, Botanic Gardens, Sentosa Island, etc., are the most famous Singapore spots.

2. What is the number one tourist attraction in Singapore?

Marina Bay Sands is regarded as the number one tourist attraction in Singapore. It offers various recreational spots like the ArtScience Museum, luxurious hotels, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck, etc.

3. Is Singapore expensive to visit?

Relative to other Asian countries, Singapore is an expensive country. But if you play it right by availing of budget airlines, inexpensive hotels or dorms, public transportation, and eating street food, you can easily cut down your expenses.

4. Do they speak English in Singapore?

Yes! Almost half the population of Singapore is well-versed in English. All the tourist spots have staff who have good English communication skills. Even the local vendors are English speakers and have adopted the language for business.

5. What religion do Singaporeans follow?

Singapore follows diverse religions, and the country does not have an official religion. However, Buddhism is the most practised religion due to many Chinese citizens.

6. Is Singapore safe?

Singapore is the second safest city in the entire world. That implies a negligible crime rate, a transparent legal system, and a strong police force. And if you are a woman travelling alone, you won't feel threatened or vulnerable in the slightest, even during the night.

7. What is the currency of Singapore?

SGD, or Singapore dollars, is the official currency of Singapore. The paper currency denominations that you can find are $2, $5, $10, and $50. The coins come in 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, and $1 denominations.

VivoCity is the biggest and largest shopping mall in Singapore.

MRT stands for Metro Rail Transit or Mass Rapid Transit, while LRT stands for Light Rail Transit. Both, LRT and MRT are run by the same company – SBS Transit.

All the foreign visitors should possess all the entry requirements as stated by the Singapore Immigrations and the Checkpoints Authority. US passport      holders whether official, regular or diplomatic does not need a visa to enter Singapore, whether for social or business visit purpose. Countries that require a visa include India, Guinea, Russia, Liberia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Belarus and more.

There are a number of things you can do for free in Singapore. Here are some of the activities you can indulge in for free including:

  • Relax at one of the mesmerizing Sentosa’s beaches
  • Stroll around the famous Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Head to Haw Par Villa to learn about Chinese mythology
  • Admire the beautiful super trees at Gardens by the Bay
  • Take a stroll among the thick and overgrown tombs at Bukit Brown Cemetery
  • Go on a trek to the Changi Point Coastal Walk
  • Go for a hunt at Mustafa Centre
  • See the beauty of the city from The Southern Ridges
  • Know about the art and culture of Singapore at the famous Singapore Art Museum

April is the hottest month in Singapore as it experiences strong sunshine and light winds.

A Valid passport holders can easily apply for Singapore tourist visa that offers you a stay for a maximum of 30 days with a validity of 2 years.

The Sands SkyPark infinity pool is 1.2m deep.

The cost of MRT differs from adult, student to senior citizen:

Adult - $0.77 - $2.02

Senior Citizen/ persons with disabilities - $0.54 - $0.87

Student - $0.37 - $0.58

Workforce transport Concession - $0.63 - $1.67

Marina Bay Sands is beautifully located at 10 Bayfront Avenue. One can reach Marina Bay Sands through any public transport whether car and taxi, MRT train, river ferry, bus and airport transfer

Majority of Singaporeans are bilingual in English. And it is one of the three official languages. Say for example, a lot of Chinese Singaporeans can speak Mandarin and English. While, the older generation can speak Malay and other Chinese variations such as Toechew, Hakka, Hokkien, Cantonese and Hainanese.

Here is a list of top 10 dishes every foodie must try while in Singapore:

  • Char Kway Teow
  • Laksa
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice/ roasted duck rice
  • Chili crab
  • Bak kut Teh
  • Sambal Stingray
  • Wanton Mee
  • Carrot cake
  • Fish bee hoon
  • Rojak

The best places to explore in Singapore at night are:

  • Night Safari
  • Singapore Flyer
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Karaoke Bar Hopping
  • Bugis Night Market
  • Ketong Food Tour
  • Stargazing at the Science Center

Your five day trip to Singapore can be amazing as you can explore the top attractions this place has to offer. The below-mentioned attractions and things to do for your reference to ensure you do not miss on visiting any attraction:

Day 1 – Start your tour by visiting the famous Singapore Botanic Gardens, then head to National Museum of Singapore and end your tour by visiting         Singapore Flyer.

Day 2 – Go on an amazing river safari, then head to Singapore Zoo and Rainforest Lumina and end it with a Night Safari.

Day 3 – Go on a Singapore cable ride with your friends or family, then Universal Studios Singapore and Wings of Time.

Day 4 – Reserve your fourth day for a visit to the mesmerizing Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark and Shopping at Orchard Road in the   evening.

Day 5 – End your tour by visiting the Jurong Bird Park and the Southern Ridges.

Singapore tourist pass is available in three options:

Type of pass

Pass Cost

Refundable Rental Deposit

  1 Day Pass

   $10

$10*

  2 Day Pass

   $16

$10*

  3 Day Pass

   $20

$10*

 

Here are 10 things you should know before traveling to Singapore:

  • Safety
  • Cost
  • Entry requirements
  • Local food
  • Public transportation
  • Variations of local coffee
  • Alcohol is expensive
  • Chewing gum is banned
  • Smoking is restricted
  • Climate

Sngapore is best known for the following:

  • Greenery amidst the city
  • The Marina Bay Skyline
  • Inventing the Singapore Sling
  • Being clean
  • Ban on chewing gum
  • The land of shopping malls

Undoubtedly, Singapore is a shopping destination and here is a list of must-buy items:

  • Perfumes
  • Decoration items and curios
  • Singapore specific garments
  • Watches and jewellery
  • Handbags
  • Gold plated orchids
  • Asian antiques and artifacts

Singapore is a year round destination. Get to know the monthly breakup to plan your travel accordingly:

  • February to April – These months between winters and summers experiences a lot of tourists. It is also the best time to indulge in outdoor activities.
  • July to September – This is the festive season and the best time to explore the different facets of Singapore. Do not miss the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival around July.
  • November to January – These are the wettest months of Singapore.

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