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I’ve been to Singapore multiple times, always on long layovers (12+ hours) while on my way somewhere else. It may not be enough to really see a city, but when you’ve done it four times, it does allow you to get a feeling for the place.

I love the contrasts in Singapore. The modern skyscrapers right next to the colourful traditional houses. There are also lots of tasty street food options and cool restaurants in Singapore.

It’s the perfect place for a fun city getaway. In this category you will find all my top Singapore travel tips.

Quick Singapore travel info

Where is Singapore? Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia, at the southern end of Malaysia.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Singapore via SkyScanner. You can also travel overland from Malaysia via train, bus or car.

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Singapore: Type G (the ones you get in the UK) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Best time to visit: Singapore is hot and a popular destination year-round, but the best time to visit is from February to April, during the dry season. September to February is the wet season, so while you may find less crowds around, you might get caught in strong rainstorms.

The temperatures in Singapore are always around 30°C. You can get a better idea of average weather conditions for every month in Singapore here.

How to travel around Singapore: Singapore has an excellent public transport system. The buses and MRT (Mass Rapid Transit – fast rail service) are very efficient, and go pretty much everywhere all over the city.

Uber is also very affordable in Singapore, so you easily can travel around the city by taxi too. All the main attractions of Singapore are within walking distance so you can also move on foot for short distances.

Visa requirements: Most passport holders won’t have to apply for a visa beforehand, you get a free visa on arrival valid for 90 days.

Check the Singapore immigration website here to see what visa you need for your passport.

My Singapore travel guides

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