Singapore is one of the smallest nations in the world to visit, but don't let that deceive you; it's still a really fascinating destination to explore, especially if you're there for the first time.
Singapore appears to be merely a dazzling collection of high-rise residential and corporate buildings on the surface. Still, once you get past that, you get a feeling of how incredibly fascinating Singapore is and why you need to come (or indeed, return) very soon.
Things You Need To Know About Visiting Singapore
Take a look below at some of what you need to know before visiting Singapore.
1. Singapore is safe
Visiting Singapore is not only simple but also relatively safe. It's safe to go back home at 4 a.m. on your own through a dark and quiet street! It's one of the safest places in the world to visit alone (or with a group).
2. Singapore isn't cheap
While it's not expensive to visit, it's not a budget destination either. Travelling in Singapore can get very expensive quickly, so try to make sure you budget in the basics (accommodation and food) before you start splashing out on the other things.
3. Getting around Singapore is easy
For the most part, travelling by MRT / subway or taxi is the best way to get around. If you're not sure how to get around, Jalan Jalan Taxi offers excellent value taxi services around Singapore.
4. Singapore is super multicultural
One of the most multicultural countries globally, Singapore is home to Malays, Indians, Chinese and many more. The best way to get a feel of this is to simply walk around the city; there's a great mix of shops, traditions and cultures on display.
5. Singapore has one of the best airports in the world.
One of the best airports in the world, Singapore's Changi Airport is right near the city centre and features some of the best infrastructures in the world. From fantastic bars and restaurants to great shopping to the world's longest infinity pool, this airport is worth a visit before you even leave the terminal.
6. Singapore's nightlife is fantastic
One of the most popular things to do in Singapore is its party scene. The nightlife here is always buzzing in the city, especially in small and medium-sized clubs and bars, so get ready to party!
7. The Chilli Crab is a Must-Try
The Chilli Crab is not only one of Singapore's most popular dishes but one of the world's best-known Singaporean dishes. Made up of sweet, fragrant and spicy gravy, crab, chilli and a large bowl of rice, this dish is not only delicious but is also a must-try for anyone visiting Singapore.
8. The Hawker food scene is mind-boggling
The wide variety of hawker food in Singapore is one of the best in the world. Varying from cheap and tasty street food to expensive but worth it seafood and crab meals, hawker food is the best way to experience Singapore's multicultural side, and it's often the best way to get real, local food.
9. The Gardens by the Bay is a must-see
Made up of three individual gardens, these gardens are truly one of the most incredible places to visit in Singapore. With its own artificial beach and spectacular views across the city and nearby islands, the Gardens by the Bay are an absolute must-see when you visit Singapore.
10. Don't Forget the Durian!
The Durian is one of the most unique fruits in the world and definitely one worth trying. The fresh flavour and slightly smelly taste isn't for everyone, but Singapore is the place to visit for the best Durian for those who like it.
So there you have it, ten things you need to know before visiting Singapore. With its diverse and eclectic mix of culture, history and heritage, Singapore is a destination that any traveller should visit at least once in their lifetime.
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