Frequently Asked Questions about Singapore
Q. What is the best time to travel to Singapore?
A. February - April is a great time to travel to Singapore given the weather is pleasant and you can be outdoors more. November - January is good to go too, just that there may be chances of unpredictable rain. If you've got your rainwear ready, give it a go.
Q. What is the ideal duration of stay here?
A. While Singapore is a small country, it is choc-o-bloc with things to do, see and eat! From amusement parks to awesome zoos and never-ending food streets, Singapore has loads to see. The reason why you should plan a minimum of 3 days on a trip to Singapore.
Q. What is the Singapore Visa process for Indians?
A. A Singapore Visa generally requires 5 working days with all the necessary documents. We'd say you start your application a bit earlier though.
Q. What is the local language spoken here? Can I survive with English?
A. Singapore's diverse culture can be most easily seen in its languages. A variety of languages like Mandarin Chinese, Malay and Tamil are spoken here. However, most Singaporeans are fluent in English.
Q. How reliable is the public transport here in Singapore?
A. All of Singapore survives on its efficient public transport. The country has the most reliable and well-connected public transport system of buses and MRT trains. For those who like to travel in comfort, metered taxis are also available.
Q. What currency do I carry to Singapore?
A. Singapore runs on Singapore Dollars. Get your wallet SD-ready and get set for your trip.
Q. What places can Singapore be best combined with?
A. Singapore is set in a key location in South East Asia. The country is ideal to keep as a centre point to visit its neighbours like Malaysia, Bali or Thailand.
Q. What to do in Singapore?
A. Take a tour of the man-made paradise of the Gardens by the bay or take a picnic with your family to the Universal Studios Singapore and relive your childhood by hopping on the themed rides. Embark on an unforgettable journey into the world's first nocturnal zoo of Night Safari. Want more of the wildlife? Take a trip to the Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, and Underwater World. Breakaway from Singapore for a while and explore Sentosa Island to the fullest. Make sure you include the awesome Flyer on your Singapore trip, you'll enjoy the unparalleled views from the top as you go round and round in the Singapore Flyer. Unwind by the East Coast Park and shop for the souvenirs from one of the many shopping centres. More of a shopping person? Singapore has a sea of shopping malls where you can browse for hours. After all the shopping, settle down for delicious Singaporean food which will surprise you with hints of asian and Western cuisines.
Q. What does Singapore have for wildlife lovers?
A. Adventures to include on your Singapore Honeymoon
1 - Jurong Bird Park
Asia’s largest bird park with over 3500 birds across 40 species, this bird park is famous for its large walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft, Jungle Jewels, and Waterfall Aviary. The Park witness about 850,000 visitors every year.
2 - Night Safari World’s first ever nocturnal wildlife park, with over 1.3 million tourists every year, this night safari is one of the highly visited attractions in Singapore. The Park is home to over 900 animals from nearly 100 species and works on the mission to promote biodiversity and focuses on captive breeding of threatened species.
3 - River Safari Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park home to over 7500 aquatic animals and 400 plant species, the park aims at inspiring visitors to protect fragile freshwater ecosystems and save aquatic life. The wildlife park houses species such as the giant panda, manatee and Mekong giant catfish. These magnificent animals are housed in themed exhibits that mirror iconic rivers of the world from the Mississippi to the Amazon.
4 - Singapore’s Zoo Experience the wonders of nature at this world-famous zoo renowned internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programs. The zoo finds 1.9 million visitors annually and offers the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wildlife of nature.
Q. What does Singapore have for adventure lovers?
A. Time to get that Adrenaline pumping.
1 - iFly Singapore
The world’s largest wind tunnel for indoor skydiving, i-Fly Singapore is for everyone who dreams of soaring like a superhero.
2 - Mega Adventure Park Experience Southeast Asia’s steepest zip wire that nimbly races you through Sentosa’s lush jungles and white beaches from 450 meters in the air and brave new heights.
3 - Singapore Cable Car Enjoy panoramic views of lush green rainforests, observe the rich flora and fauna from the sky and also journey across 20 beautiful attractions in Sentosa in a cableway using the Faber Peak line or Sentosa line.
4 - Indoor Surfing With a special wave machine that pumps a thin sheet of water over a trampoline-like surface, recreating endlessly breaking waves, enjoy a fun flowboarding experience at Wave House Sentosa.
5 - Reverse Bungy At Clarke Quay, enjoy the fun and fast G-Max Reverse Bungy that straps you into the capsule while on the ground and then catapults you 60 meters into the air at the press of a button. You can enjoy speeds reaching up to 200kmph and 5G of force here. Get your adrenaline high with this ride which is smacking hit.
6 - Universal Studios Singapore With 7 themed zones - Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Hollywood, Sci-fi city, Ancient Egypt and NewYork to give you unlimited fun, make the most of this place with its dueling coasters and near-miss collisions and find your adrenaline reach soaring heights.
Q. What does Singapore have for nightlife lovers?
A. Club-hopping? Take a uber back to your hotel. Here are some famous clubs
1 - Clarke Quay and Riverside Singapore’s most famous party hub, Clarke Quay is a labyrinth of bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, retail stores and recreation outlets with buzzing nightclubs, dazzling lights, and party freaks. Singapore Riverside is also another happening arena to visit a kaleidoscope of mind-blogging concept bars and pubs and dance the night away.
2 - Marina Bay Sands With plenty of rooftop bars dotted around the bay, offering superb views of the city, and refreshing breezes, enjoy your drinks and party all night. Also, witness the famed light show by the bay that attracts a plethora of visitors.
3 - Zouk One of the best clubbing places in Singapore, also compared to some of the best clubs in Europe, is built with high levels of sophistication and mainly plays house music to young crowds. Zouk’s music is spun by 7 resident DJs and finds regular live acts from visiting artists, right from The Chemical brothers to Kylie Minogue.
4 - Orchard’s Road You will find pulsating nightlife at this famous shopping belt of Singapore. Emerald Hill, a tucked away strip flanked by elegant row houses, is the place to go for atmospheric pubs and bars to taste strong tasty cocktails. Orchard Towers, the red-light zone has 4 floors of girlie bars and clubs with live music and dance shows.
Q. Where are the best shopping places in Singapore?
A. Shop till you drop on your Singapore Honeymoon on these streets!
1 - Bugis Street
One of the biggest, cheapest and hottest places to shop in Singapore, shop anything from souvenirs, accessories, clothes, cosmetics to electronics and houseware. Find keychains, postcards and stationary for as little as S$1. Enjoy a good experience with over 800 shops of all haps and sizes to buy from and enjoy a bargain.
2 - Mustafa Center For designer products at low prices, and for a 24-hour market style shopping experience, find everything from textiles, watches, and electronics on sale. Also, this place is famous for its jewelry section where gold can be picked up inexpensively. There is an eclectic ethnic touch to the products from here, be it bags or costume jewelry making it one of the best places for brilliant buys.
3 - Orchard’s Road Named after nutmeg and pepper plantations that lined this boulevard once, Orchard’s Road is the epicenter of shopping in Singapore that is flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, boutiques, salons, spas, restaurants, and cafes. The boulevard finds shops that sell everything from consumer electronics to international fashion labels.
4 - Chinatown One of the best budget shopping places in Singapore, to buy spices, satin Chinese style robes, souvenirs, and clothes at throwaway prices. Chinatown is for low-cost shopping budgets. Bargain till your heart’s content here and buy your favorite products.
5 - Vivo city One of the largest shopping malls in Singapore renowned for an ultimate luxury shopping experience, coupled with unlimited entertainment, this mall is every shopper’s paradise. You can buy stylish clothes, elegant homewares, and accessories of all kinds at this shopping hub.
Q. What does Singapore have for nature lovers and beach escapes?
A. Care for a breath of fresh air. Don't forget to visit these spots in Singapore.
1 - Gardens by the Bay
It is a highly colorful, futuristic park where mother nature seamlessly mixes with the metropolis. Taking a walk through a 419-foot aerial walkway called the OCBC Skyway, supported by Supertree groves gives a fantabulous view of the surrounding gardens and Marina Bay. To understand the sheer size of gardens, the view from Marina Bay Sands is where you must head to.
2 - Botanical Gardens Country’s first UNESCO heritage sites, this 60-acre property has been converted into a recreation property. Take a walk through the peace and tranquil, and lush greenery of the gardens and choose your spot to relax, laze around and completely unwind.
3 - National Orchid Garden Derive the pleasure of flora in this garden that boasts the world’s largest display of plants and orchids. With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display, the beauty of these gorgeous blooms at this really famous Singaporean garden remains unmatched.
4 - Cloud Forest A large climate controlled glass dome that is stunning inside out, has spiraling walkways, and houses one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls is Cloud Forest, Singapore’s one of the most impressive attractions. Entering the Cloud Forest seems like entering a mysterious world veiled in mist.
Q. What does Singapore offer for the spiritual?
A. Welcome the culture of temples on your Singapore Honeymoon.
1 - Thian Hock Keng Temple
It is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore, dedicated to Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea. This shrine is one the oldest and the most prominent shrines of the Hokkien community. Seafarers and immigrants of the Hokkien community gave thanks to the Goddess Mazu for a safe sea passage on their arrival to Singapore.
2 - Buddha Tooth Relic Temple It is a temple with richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits on Buddhist art and history. This temple also holds high prominence because it is home to one of Buddha's left canine tooth which has been recovered from his funeral pyre and now displayed on the temple’s grounds.
3 - Sri Mariamman Temple This temple is a prominent place of worship for the Tamil Hindus in the country. The temple was built to honor Goddess Mariamman, a deity of disease and protection. The temple served as a center for the registry of Hindu marriages during the colonial era and now stands as a proud representation of rich Hindu culture in Singapore. Since 1973, the temple has alos been recognized as a national monument.
4 - Sultan mosque This mosque is one of Singapore’s most impressive places of worship. The story behind the building of the mosque’s dome’s base touches the heart. The dome’s base is decorated with glass bottle ends, which were donated by the poor Muslims during its construction, so that all Muslims, not just the rich, could contribute.
Q. What are the Best Things To Do In Singapore?
A. Singapore tourism will make you experiences a tropical rainforest climate with consistent rainfall throughout the year. The peak season for a Singapore tour package is from June to August when it is the driest. It is during this time, the city buzzes with tourists and the hotel prices are up as well. Singapore receives most of its rain between November and January. If you want to skip the crowd and get make the best of the lower prices, then try visiting Singapore between February and April.