Singapore Travel Guide

As the 20th smallest country in the world, Singapore might be a shorter trip but this concrete jungle is has some pretty unique offerings for its visitors.  Swim in the infinity pool that made infinity pools what they are today and gawk at the magical garden of lights. Wander through skyscrapers and drink expensive cocktails downtown before you head to the humble hawker stalls for a bite of quintessential Singaporean life. 

Singapore

Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

Best time to go to Singapore 

There are two monsoon seasons from November to March and from May to September with December and January usually being the wettest. It can, however, rain at any time of the year, even outside monsoon season. 

The country is always hot and humid but the dry season of April through October especially due to the lack of wind.  

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United Nations on Unsplash

Covid-19 Updates

July 14, 2020: Short term visitors are currently not allowed but the country is slowly starting to open up

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Jason Leung on Unsplash

Money

Official currency: S$ Singapore dollar

Budget: Except to spend money. You won’t be here for very long so might as well just accept it now and enjoy.  You can find accomodation under $15 USD but for the the most part the higher rated dorm rooms are at least that much. Generally hotels start at $60 USD and go up from there. Eat at the hawker stalls to save on food as prices are a little closer to SEA and you’re getting excellent quality and indulging in some real Singaporean culture. The signature drink Singapore Sling will run you at the very least $20 USD in any bar and around $8 -$10 USD for a beer or a glass of wine. 

Credit cards:  Widely used, use cash for hawker stalls, though. Check with your bank about foreign transaction fees as well a ATM fees for debit cards. 

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Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Singapore

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Visas

Not required for stays less than 90 days for EU, Aus, NZ, Norway. South Korea, Switzerland, UK and US Citizens 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

Yellow fever for arrivals from certain countries

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Singapore travel specific to your country**

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Anika Mikkelson on Unsplash

Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Tai's Captures on Unsplash

Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

The information I could find online seemed to support the notion that the Singapore Zoo, night safari and related activities are ethical in their facilities and treatment and conservation of the animals. 

Singapore

Basic Info

Capital: Singapore

Official Languages: Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil

Plugs: UK plugs

A Closer Look