Singapore might be one of the smallest countries in the world, but it packs a punch with superb dining, museums and galleries, and a melting pot of different cultures to explore. This tiny nation has much to offer visitors and one overriding passion: food. From hawker markets to classy Michelin star restaurants, Singapore has one of the world’s most exciting and diverse dining scenes. Here you can dine like a king for less than S$10 or live it up at a swanky five star celebrity chef restaurant. Singapore’s culinary heritage comes from the blend of cultures that settled here over the years, from the early British colonial era to the modern Asian hub that it is today. English, Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Arabic and Indian communities are just a few of the ethnic groups that make up Singapore. Many of its bustling original districts such as Chinatown remain and offer a historic and simultaneously modern take on the city’s cultural evolution.
Eat your fill in Chinatown
Visit a temple
Singapore has two seasons: wet and dry. Its proximity to the equator means it is warm throughout the year and rain is common, even during the so-called dry season. Singapore’s dry season runs from March to August and offers cooler temperatures with lower humidity. Rainfall and humidity tends to be highest in November, December, and January. February, March and April are good options for avoiding the worst of the wet season. Provided you don’t visit during the school holidays, you’ll can often pick up good flight and accommodation deals during these months.
Singapore is one of the world’s cleanest cities. Chewing gum is banned and littering can involve a fine of $2,000 dollars, so be tidy.
Singapore’s hawker markets undergo regular checks by government health inspectors and have strict hygiene standards. Relax and enjoy!
Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system is the fastest way to get around. Most attractions are within walking distance of a station.
Alcohol is expensive in Singapore, especially for wine drinkers. Happy hours are common and help your holiday dollar go further.