Singapore Travel Guide

To some, Singapore has all the ambience of a supermarket checkout lane. The tiny city state has frequently been dubbed sterile and dull and for those who fail to venture beyond the plazas lining Orchard Road, this is not surprising. Despite its brash consumerism, Singapore is certainly not without its charm. Ethnically diverse, it is famed for great food – particularly in Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street – and cheap electronics. For those stopping over in Singapore for just a few days, there are several key sights that should not be missed, such as the Singapore Zoo and the superb National Museum of Singapore. Read our Singapore travel guide to find out about these and more. 

Singapore Travel Guide Highlights
Singapore travel guide: Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Photo by Alan Tankenghoe
Raffles Hotel
This historic landmark offers shopping, restaurants and a fascinating museum about the hotel's history.
Singapore travel guide: Orchard Road shops, Singapore, Photo by Iwansntu
Orchard Road
Join in with Singapore's national pastime, shopping, in the malls lining this road.
Singapore Travel Guide Little India
Little India
A good rest point for backpackers; dine out at the best Indian restaurants around.
Singpore travel guide: National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, Photo by Tupungato
National Museum of Singapore
Don't miss one of Asia's best museums, located in an impressive colonial building. 
Singapore Travel guide Boat Quay Photo by Stefgo
Singapore River
Take a peaceful evening stroll along Boat Quay, dotted with restaurants and bars. 
Singapore travel guide: Sentosa Island, Singapore, Photo by Bew111
Sentosa Island
Visit this tourist hot spot with attractions such as a man-made volcano and a luge ride. 
Singapore travel guide: Sultan Mosque, Arab Street, Singapore, Photo by Badzmanaois
Arab Street
See the golden-domed Sultan Mosque and explore shops selling Middle Eastern and Islamic goods.
Singapore travel guide: East Coast Park and Singapore River, Singapore, Photo by Minyun9260
East Coast Park
Hire bicycles and enjoy the ride along the track that winds its way up the East Coast.
Singapore travel guide: Sultan Mosque, Arab Street, Singapore, Photo by Badzmanaois
Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
Day or night, experience an open zoo with animals in environments reminiscent of their habitats.
Singapore travel guide: Botanic Gardens, Singapore, Photo by Zfotos
Botanic Gardens
Explore the 500,000 species of plants from around the world, as well as the National Orchid Garden.
Singapore travel guide: Chinatown, Singapore, Photo by Lawrence Wee
Wander streets lined with elaborately designed shophouses, interesting temples and Chinese medicine shops.
Singapore travel guide: Singapore Flyer, Singapore, Photo by Minyun9260
Singapore Flyer
Singapore's version of the London Eye is the world's largest Ferris Wheel.

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