Singapore (Singapore)

Singapore is an independent city-state in Southeast Asia, located at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula. Singapore is a very modern and civilized city with skyscrapers. It has also one of the world's busiest ports. The tropical climate, the great shopping opportunities, as well as an exceptionally well-functioning public transport and its wild nightlife make Singapore an excellent travel destination. Within the city are also long sandy beaches, many parks worth a visit, great spas, as well as one of the world's highest open swimming pools (located at an altitude of 150 m in the Marina Bay hotel).

Population: 5,469,700
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official languages: English, Malay, Standard Mandarin, Tamil
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 999 (poliisi), 995 (ambulanssi), 995 (palokunta)
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service charge is often included in the bill. Leaving a small tip is appreciated but not expected.
Time in destination: Sep 17, 2019, 12:57:46 PM

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Weather Forecast

Tue
17.09

Partly cloudy

86°F

Wed
18.09

Partly cloudy

86°F

Thu
19.09

Partly cloudy

86°F

Fri
20.09

Clear sky

82°F

Sat
21.09

Partly cloudy

88°F

Sun
22.09

Partly cloudy

88°F

Mon
23.09

Rain

82°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Singapore's weather remains pretty much the same throughout the year; so don't think too hard about the weather when considering which time of the year to visit. November, December and January are the months with the most rainy days. However, when the rain does come, it rains for just about an hour in the day, which does not really affect travelling.

The most popular time to visit the country is from June to July and from November to December, when Singapore and many Southeast Asian countries have school holidays.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 78.4 85.8 73.6 13
February 79.5 87.8 74.3 9
March 80.2 88.5 75.0 13
April 81.0 89.1 75.7 15
May 81.5 88.9 76.3 15
June 81.3 88.2 76.1 13
July 80.8 87.4 75.6 14
August 80.6 87.4 75.6 14
September 80.2 87.3 75.0 13
October 80.2 88.0 75.0 14
November 79.3 86.9 74.5 20
December 78.3 85.3 73.9 18

More information: Singapore forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Singapore 16 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. Start the day with a walking tour of Chinatown or a little shopping on Orchard Road.
  2. After that, if you like beaches and attractions, visit Sentosa. For those who like gardens and nature, choose the Botanic Gardens instead of Sentosa.
  3. The Sands Skypark Observation Deck at 6-7pm. The building also has a large casino downstairs, a good visit for those interested in gambling early.
  4. Look up. See the light show at 8pm.
  5. After that, head to the bar/restaurant area on Clarke Quay for food, drinks and music.

More information: Singapore sights on map

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Accommodation Area

The recommended accommodation areas for Singapore are:

Cheap area: Geylang

Central location: Chinatown, Clarge quay, City hall, Orchard road

Beach area: Sentosa

Nightlife: Clarke quay

More information: Recommended districts of Singapore on map

Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Singapore is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $47.65, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $200.97, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $53.29
  • Hotel (3 stars): $81.79
  • Hotel (4 stars): $158.84
  • Hotel (5 stars): $247.25
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.60
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.59
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.26
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.80
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $8.16

More information: Singapore price level

Safety

Singapore has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 70.2 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 78.0 (better than United states average 70.3)
  • Walking alone at night: 70.7 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Singapore safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

More information: Car rental Asia