A paradise of multiculturalism and cuisine, Singapore is a blend of East and West, old and new, natural and man-made and, above all, food and drinks
Singapore’s diversity ensures that its dining options are second to none. Demand and heightened tastes and expectations have given rise to myriad choices, ranging from hawker fare to fine dining. Visitors can pair their activities with explorations of the Singapore’s foodie trails to experience the city-state’s cultural melting pot. Singapore is a well-connected city so visitors can range far and wide without any concern that they’ll end up stranded. Pair your trips to world-class landmarks like Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa with chow-downs in the ethnic precincts of Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India.
To enjoy the lush greenery for which the Garden City is known, head to the northern tip of the island. Explore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – where you may cross paths with monitor lizards and migratory birds – and seek out farms and organic restaurants in the nearby Kranji countryside.
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When to go
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate. The monsoon season runs from December to March and the hottest months are from April to July. There’s little variation in temperature, but the city experiences different types of precipitation throughout the year.
There are many free-for-all traditional festivals on the Singapore events calendar. Admire the Chinese New Year lantern displays at the River Hongbao carnival, observe the colourful Hindu procession, Thaipusam and watch Kampong Glam come alive during Hari Raya Haji. There are also a number of world-class events to choose from. These include the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix and the dusk-to-dawn dance-music festival that is ZoukOut.
Flying with Jetstar
Singapore is Jetstar’s Asian hub, with a daily total of more than 100 flights arriving or departing. Jetstar connects passengers to a wide range of Asian cities, including Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong and Osaka.
Jetstar Asia flies direct to Singapore from Palembang from October 29, 2015.
Jetstar Asia flies direct to Singapore from Pekanbaru from November 5, 2015.
Jetstar Asia flies direct to Singapore from Danang from November 27, 2015.
Find cheap flights to Singapore City
Singapore has a high-frequency bus and train network covering a near-comprehensive range of routes. The Singapore Tourist Pass facilitates affordable, unlimited travel on bus and train services – the pass is available in one-, two-, or three-day options.
Travel time 20 minutes
Taxi Approx S$22
Bus Board bus 36 at Changi Airport Passengers Terminal 2 to city centre. The bus departs every 7-10 minutes; fare is S$1.80 (adult), S$0.60 (child). The journey takes an hour.
Train Runs every 5-10 minutes, fare is S$1.75 (adult), S$0.60 (child). The journey to the city centre takes 50 minutes.