A vibrant city state which has transformed itself into the commercial hub of south-east Asia. A former colonial outpost of the British Empire, it is a fusion of Chinese, Malay and Indian peoples and cultures all living on the main island and some of the surrounding 50 or so smaller islands. A showcase of modern architecture and a thriving port, it is the gateway for many visitors to south-east Asia.
- Have a Singapore Sling at the Legendary’ Long Bar’ in Raffles
- Visit the colourful district of ‘Little India’
- Take the cable car crossing to Sentosa Island
- Shop in the boutiques of Orchard Road
- Relax on the beaches of Bintan Island
Dry Season: February to October is the dry season with February to April being a cooler time of the year, but incredibly pleasant to experience. May to July sees the hottest time of the year reaching temperatures of up to (and possibly above) 35°C, but do bear in mind, however warm or hot it is, Singapore is incredibly humid all year round.
Wet Season: November to January sees Singapore experience its wet months, when showers happen frequently.
Best time to go
Singapore is a great destination to visit all year round. It does have intervals of rain, but with the humidity, they are a welcome addition. If you want to avoid the crowds try not to be there during September when the world of Formula One descends to the city.
- Capital – Singapore
- Currency – Singapore Dollar
- Point of Entry – Changi, Singapore
- Airlines – British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas
- Flying Time – 12 hrs 50 mins
- Time Zone – GMT + 7 hrs
- Visa – Not required
- For stunning views of Singapore go to the Marina Bay Sands roof top bar for an evening drink…….buying one drink is cheaper than paying to go to the official viewing platform.
- If you have a few hours to kill at Changi airport there’s plenty to do. Take a walk through the butterfly garden, watch the calming Koi Carp swimming along the indoor ponds, Skype using the free wi-fi, chill at a TV lounge, or take a relaxing massage in the airport spa. If you’ve got five hours (or more) of transit time, book a free city tour.
Banyan Tree Bintan
Just 45 minutes by ferry from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, and you will find yourself in a leafy glade overlooking the South China Sea on Bintan Island at this five star hideaway. This tropical retreat is the ideal place to relax and unwind, with accommodation in a choice of 61 villas on stil...
Facing a crystal clear turquoise sea full of playful dolphins and graceful turtles and surrounded by rainforest and mangroves rich in exotic animal life. The villas are a mix of colonial and contemporary style.A tropical island paradise on Bintan’s northern shore, The Sanchaya fronts an ivory ...
Just ten minutes away from one of Asia's most dynamic cities lies a private world of 30 rolling acres on Sentosa Island, Singapore's premier resort location. Two historic bungalows have been merged by leading architects Foster + Partners into one of the best five star luxury hotels in the ar...
The Fullerton is an award-winning hotel based in a 1920's colonial building which has been sensitively restored to now become one of the city state's finest establishments. The former Post Office and Chamber of Commerce building now offers guest rooms and suites with an outdoor infinity-edge...
Shangri La Singapore
This five star luxury urban resort is surrounded by beautifully landscaped, lush tropical gardens and yet is minutes from the shopping facilities of Orchard Road. The hotel offers a choice of restaurants and bars while accommodation is in spacious rooms and suites.
Marina Bay Sands
With its iconic triple towers topped by the world’s largest outdoor infinity pool, Marina Bay Sands is a Singaporean landmark in its own right. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, this remarkable hotel is one of the most complex structures ever built. It houses an almost inconceivable...
Four Seasons Singapore
Just around the corner from the smartest shops of Orchard Road, this 20 storey tower building offers a selection of large and elegant rooms and suites. The hotel also sports the only air-conditioned tennis courts in Singapore, plus two outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants and an award-winning spa...
Part of Singapore's history, this elegant hotel is gracious and spacious and is recognised as one of the best hotels in the world it has also been declared a national monument. With just 103 rooms and suites which provide guests with all the graciousness of a by-gone age, the hotel also offers 1...