Singapore is relatively one of the smallest countries in the world, but don’t let that confuse you for a second. It’s also a pretty exciting place, particularly if you’re visiting Singapore for the first time. The island city-state of Singapore, located in Southeast Asia, is an amazing destination to add to your best places. Packed full of religious landmarks, modern gardens, and vast shopping malls, this beautiful corner of the world offers so much to appreciate. Plus, you never need to worry about getting a chill, with its tropical climate.
Take a look at some of the facts about Singapore that you need to know before visiting Singapore. This complete guide to Singapore will help in clearing most of your doubts regarding this beautiful place:
1. Singapore is among the safest places
It is not only easy to visit Singapore but also very secure to travel. Like going back to home at 4 a.m., on a dark and quiet street is safe at this place. It is one of the world’s safest destinations for solo (or group) travelers.
2. Singapore is expensive
One thing that you will find when you visit Singapore is that it is more expensive than in other Asian countries. This city-state has the most billionaires in the world, it might not be a shock for you, but when it comes to costs, Singapore always exceeds every other famous expensive city like New York and London.
3. Orchard is Singapore’s fanciest palace
Orchard has some of the most luxurious apartments in Singapore. On almost every corner you turn, there are high-end boutiques, and almost everything you’re looking for you is available here.
4. Durian fruit in Singapore
The consumption rate of Durian fruit is quite high here, and you will smell it, especially in the markets of Singapore. It stinks a lot that makes you wonder why people are eating it. The trick is to try it just before it starts getting too ripe and buy it at the beginning of the day before the sun ripens it further.
5. Night-life in Singapore
Singapore’s night-life is quite awesome! Clarke Quay is a great place to start a night (maybe to finish one too), you can grab a cab and head off to a whole array of fantastic clubs. It is also one of the reasons that make Singapore so much fun to visit.
6. Visiting Marina Bay Sands is a must
If possible, at least try to stay in the hotel for one night so you can enjoy that infinity pool, and if you don’t want to hang out at the Marina Bay Sands on a night, you can also turn up to the bar at the top for a cocktail and an opportunity to catch the view.
7. Availability of Public transport
Here, the train (MRT) system is very secure, effective, air-conditioned, and worth using to travel around the city. It’s not so expensive, try to make the most use of it when you visit Singapore.
8. Chilli Crab dish
One tasty dish that you must try when you visit Singapore is chilli crab. It is a big and heavy dish, so figure out in advance about how many people you would share this dish within Singapore.