Singapore. This is a city of contrasts; a city of elegant temples and grand colonial buildings scattered amongst soaring skyscrapers and tropical city gardens. Mega shopping malls and traditional street markets compete for your attention, while award-winning theme parks, aquariums and zoos provide days of entertainment and excitement. So where should you start?
With so much to see and do, what better way to explore Singapore than with your own personalised itinerary? Let us be your local connection as you create your Ultimate Singapore Day Out!
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Getting around Singapore
If you want to zip around the city like a local, it’s time to get to grips with Singapore’s efficient MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system. This extensive rail network has stops within walking distance of numerous Singapore attractions, so you never have to walk far.
Taxis are also readily available throughout Singapore at reasonable prices, with stands found at major destinations, shopping centres, hotels and around the Central Business District. Look out for the green “Taxi” light when flagging a cab in the city.
If you would rather sightsee as you make your way to your next destination, the SIA Hop-on bus comes every 30 minutes and is a great way to soak up the sights of the city.
Singapore Transport Tickets
A number of ticketing options are available for getting around the city, including a special ez-link Singapore Tourist Pass (STP). This card allows for discounted unlimited travel on Singapore buses and trains over one, two or three full days, depending on the duration of your stay. For extra value, purchase a Singapore Tourist Pass, which includes a 1 day Bubble Jet Ride and 1 day FUNVEE Bus Tour, as well as unlimited travel on trains and buses.
Get to know the local laws
If you’re visiting Singapore for the first time, make sure you’re aware of the local laws and customs, as you may find they vary vastly from those of your home city. For a start, there are restrictions on chewing gum and big fines apply for littering. Smoking in public spaces is also extensively prohibited so be aware of designated smoking areas if you choose to do so. Certain rules may seem restrictive, but they have earned Singapore a reputation as an impeccably clean city – something that may come as a welcome change to travellers.
Singapore’s famous dining scene
There’s a lot to experience in Singapore, but one thing should be top of your list – food. From waterside restaurants serving up local specialities and fine-dining establishments with five-star degustations, to famous hawker markets offering a host of tantalising street food, prepare to take your taste buds on a journey of discovery. Our Ultimate Day Out in Singapore guide caters for any mood or craving – take the quiz today for your personalised restaurant recommendations!
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