Scintillating Singapore! Discover the Wonders of the Lion City

Singapore, a tiny island country, has reinvented itself as one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. From admiring wildlife in a sanctuary to sipping a cocktail in one of the plush localities, there are endless possibilities to unfold at this mesmerising island. The unusual contrast of modern skyscrapers and the enchanting greenery with parks and immaculate gardens, furthermore add to its uniqueness. Beyond a picturesque skyline and bustling city centre, there lies a Singapore for the explorer to uncover.  

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Travel Advice:

Best time to Visit: November to February
Duration of Stay: Minimum 6 to 7 days
Currency: Singapore Dollar (1 dollar = 47.71 Indian Rupee)*
Visa for Indian Passport Holders: Online Application
International Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
Documents Required: passport, air ticket, visa, photographs, bank statement of last 3 months
Required Clothing: Summer clothes mainly; lightweight cottons

Fun Facts:

  1. Not just one, there are 62 islands surrounding Singapore
  2. It’s one of the world’s greenest cities
  3. Singapore debuted the world’s first night race
  4. Houses world’s first night zoo
  5. It has the world’s tallest indoor waterfall

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What to see in Singapore?

Home to world-class shopping options, contemporary business centres, peaceful gardens, glittering skyscrapers and much more, Singapore easily attests to more than just being a financial centre or a getaway destination. Beneath its prim-and-proper exterior, there is a stylish, beautiful city that is waiting to be discovered.

With ixigo offering amazing offers on international flight bookings, this is indeed the best time to book your flight tickets and enjoy a wonderful holiday.

5 places you absolutely can’t miss —

Sentosa Island

Sitting amidst the beautiful city of Singapore, this island is a perfect example of how peace can amalgamate with the busy city life. Also, offering opportunities for skydiving, go karting, underwater world, casino, zip lines and beach activities, this place is a Singapore highlight.

Gardens by the Bay

A visual delight for everyone, Gardens by the Bay is a colourful and futuristic park spanning across an area of 101 hectares. The tree-shaped vertical gardens, world’s tallest indoor waterfall and the the Cloud Forest are sure to make you gape in awe.

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Marina Bay

Spend some leisure time at Marina Bay to soak in all the beauty this destination boasts of. The vast complex includes a hotel, high-end luxury brands, the ArtScience Museum, a mall with a canal running through it, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark – a vantage point for a 360 degree view of the entire city.

Little India and Arab Street

If you wish to witness the cultural diversity of this place, you must head to Little India and Arab Street. From architectural marvels dating back to more than 200 years to culinary delights, you are spoilt for choice here.

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Chinatown

Chinatown is definitely one of the most exciting neighbourhoods of Singapore. You will find a number of mom-and-pop stores decorated with bright red lanterns selling authentic Chinese cuisine here. It is also the best place to indulge in some shopping and put your bargaining skills to test.

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What kind of traveller are you?

Adventure: Kayak through mangrove swamp, water sports and trek to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Family: Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Marine Life Park and Universal Studios
Religious: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Sri Mariamman Temple and St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
Art: National Gallery, the Singapore Art Museum and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Shop Till You Drop!

Considering the abundance of shopping malls, boutiques and flea markets, shopping can be declared as a national pastime in Singapore. Orchard Road, with plenty of high-fashion houses, world’s finest brands is the queen of shopping malls and the best place to get some retail therapy. Dover Street Market, Tiong Bahru, Orchard Road, Bugis Street and Chinatown are some other renowned places to shop in Singapore.

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An Island for Feasting

Each neighbourhood in Singapore is home to amazing hawker stalls and coffee shops dishing up island’s best meals. A wide array of culinary delights perfectly showcases the habitation  of different cultures in this island city. From authentic cuisine to Michelin-starred fine dining, you can have anything you want.

Try:

Authentic cuisine: Maxwell Food Centre in Chinatown and push carts at  Satay by the Bay.
Seafood: Red House Seafood Restaurant and Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood.
Indian cuisine: Khansama Restaurant and Night Safari
Fine Dining: NOX Dine in the Dark and Flutes

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Getting Around Singapore

Singapore’s MRT (mass rapid transit) system is the fastest and the cheapest way to explore this city. Most of the key attractions of this city are within walking distance from MRT stations. Taxis are also available from every part.

Dance the Night Away!

After dark, Singapore instantly transforms into an entertainment hub with pubs and bars located at every corner. The best nightclubs can be spotted around the city centre. You can enjoy a cocktail at the Marina Bay, a meal at the Club Street in Chinatown and dance the night away at Clarke Quay. Neighbourhoods with most effervescent nightlife in Singapore can be found at Orchard Road, Geylang, Sentosa and Holland Village.   

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Now that you know that the best time to visit Singapore is now, book your tickets ASAP and leave for an extraordinary vacation.