Everything you need to know before visiting Singapore

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Singapore is a beautiful destination for city lovers, reminding me of London and Dubai. It's definitely different from many of the surrounding countries with its exquisite skyscrapers, modern cafes and activities.

It's one of those destinations with a luxury appeal, boasting things to do that are unique, expensive and more for a holiday rather than a budget trip. If you're new to Singapore, here is everything you need to know before visiting Singapore.

Everything you need to know before visiting Singapore

It's expensive

Singapore is no doubt one of the most expensive places I've visited with a similar price tag to Dubai and London. Ensure you have that in mind when you're travelling here as you can't really expect to get things for cheap like in other Asian countries. Accommodation, food and activities are expensive, and even though there are ways to reduce prices, it's still overall costly.

Public transportation is easy

I love a smooth public transportation location and that's Singapore. Its subway system is extremely efficient, clean and affordable and the best way to get around Singapore, and its further out attractions. It's easy to follow and navigate, especially if you get lost.

English is very common

Most Singaporeans speak good English meaning it's easy to talk to the locals, ask for directions or generally have a chat. Also, I found signs, maps and any information written in English, making it easily accessible for English-speaking tourists.

It's a walkable city

I always find walking around a city is the best way to see it and in Singapore, walking around is a beautiful experience. It's a great way to find the quaint streets, unique shops, cafes and gorgeous photo points. Plus, lots of the main attractions are located together, meaning you won't need to walk that far.

It's a safe place

I felt incredibly safe in Singapore because it felt very similar to Dubai with its clean and modern appeal. I didn't walk around feeling unsafe as it has that fantasy feel, like Disney World, is the best way to describe it. Plus, with all the laws in place there, the crime rate is pretty low.

You can drink the tap water

One of the most annoying things I find about travelling is not being able to drink tap water, so in Singapore, this is a game changer. It means as long as you have a water bottle, you can fill it up on the go, rather than keep buying plastic water bottles.

There are lots of free attractions in Singapore

Despite the hefty price tag, Singapore has plenty of free attractions to see and do throughout the day and night. For example, in the Gardens of the Bay, you can walk around for free and enjoy a light show at night. The Singapore Botanical Gardens is a great spot for a mooch and picnic. While the Marina is pretty in the day but comes alive at night with a light show.

Eat at the Hawker Centres

I'm obsessed with food markets and Singapore's Hawker Centres are the one for delicious and affordable food. They offer a variety of cuisines from Thai, Malaysian to Italian. Hawker Centres are scattered throughout the city and make a great alternative to restaurants, especially if you're on a budget whilst in the city.

Be aware of unusual laws

Singapore has many unusual laws that you could be fined for, such as chewing gum, smoking in public places, feeding pigeons, jaywalking and many more. Make sure you read the list before you head on your trip.

Book attractions to avoid queues

Like any destination, Singapore has high and low seasons in terms of tourists, however, it's also one of those places that always seems to be busy. Due to this, with main attractions, it's important to book tickets in advance as this can help you avoid queuing for ages to get tickets.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What other pieces of advice do you have?

Thank you for reading <3

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing, these are great tips, I did some of these mostly when I visited Singapore 9 years ago, I would also say walking at night was a great way to see the city, I felt quite safe :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures


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