Singapore, off the south coast of Malaysia, is both a country, its capital and the name of the river on whose mouth it developed. The country has 64 islands, the main one being Pulau Ujong, which is urbanized and yet lush with greenery, and is home to the city of Singapore and 10 million tourists a year. The Padang district houses the colonial heart of the city with its 1830s cricket field, bordered by imposing monuments including the City Hall with its 18 Corinthian columns, converted into a National Gallery with 8,000 works of art. In China Town - China Town - you eat for three times nothing, visit the red and gold temple with the relic of a Buddha's tooth and fill up with souvenirs made in China at very low prices. The Indian district - Little India - takes you to India where you can eat... cheap Indian food and stock up on spices. A stone's throw away, you have a huge shopping area and the business centre that has made the site so successful. Singapore is in the top 5 countries with the highest GDP in the world. Singapore, the second largest port in the world, owes its fortune to its maritime location at the entrance to the Strait of Malacca, which makes it a commercial and financial hub between the Pacific and Europe. Singapore is constantly in a state of turmoil around finance, shopping and tourism. Singapore is also home to temples of all faiths, amusement parks, a zoo, museums, Sentosa Island and its natural parks, nightclubs and... the Merlion, a giant statue of a lion with a fish body, the city's emblem.

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When to go to Singapore?

You can visit Singapore at any time of the year. There is no real high tourist season or privileged season, except for the cooler and less humid period from December to April. It should be noted, however, that Singapore is heavily affected by storms (186 days per year) during the monsoon season. Many visitors spend only one weekend in Singapore and that's a shame! Even if you can do a lot in two days, there is so much to see that it would be a shame not to extend your stay.

The calendar of religious and non-religious holidays is very busy given the multitude of populations, cults and cultures. In the Chinese New Year, Christmas, Good Friday, Aid el Kebir, Vesak Buddhist festival, Deepavali Hindu festival, artistic performances and sporting events are added. So there's always something going on in Singapore!

How to go to Singapore? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Tour operators offer Singapore on their tours in Malaysia or Singapore alone. In both cases, you are entitled to one tour in Padang, China Town and Little India. For stays in Singapore, there are also visits to temples, amusement parks, the zoo, the island of Sentosa, shopping breaks and local cuisine.

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You can easily organize a stay alone in Singapore. The city is accessible by plane from most major cities and by boat from neighbouring coasts such as Malaysia or Indonesia. On site, you will find hotels in all categories and can explore the different districts using public transport. And since this destination is very touristic, you will have no trouble finding sites of interest. You can also offer yourself a city tour to take the dimension of the city.

The bus network is dense. Buses are frequent and air-conditioned. The metro has 5 lines and 119 stations. And to save money, the Singapore Tourist Pass allows you to travel freely by bus and metro. Taxis are numerous and quite affordable. But it is especially on foot that you will travel to discover the districts of Singapore.

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When to travel?

You can visit Singapore at any time of the year. There is no real high tourist season or privileged season, except fo...
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Weather forecast

Located only one degree north of the equator, Singapore enjoys a warm and humid climate all year round. The average t...
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Budget

The currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD/S$). Life in Singapore is much more expensive than in the rest of Southeast...
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Formalities

No visa is required for Belgian, French, Canadian, Luxembourgish or Swiss nationals holding a passport valid for anot...
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Health

Hygiene and sanitary conditions are excellent in Singapore, so there is no particular risk. In addition, the health s...
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How to travel by yourself?

You can easily organize a stay alone in Singapore. The city is accessible by plane from most major cities and by boat...
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How to get organized?

Tour operators offer Singapore on their tours in Malaysia or Singapore alone. In both cases, you are entitled to one...
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Getting around

The bus network is dense. Buses are frequent and air-conditioned. The metro has 5 lines and 119 stations. And to sav...
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