SINGAPORE free travel guide
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Singapore is a beautiful mix of different cultures: Chinese, Malay, Indian and various other ethnicities. I've been here twice and I would come back over and over again! What you will find in this guide: -places to visit -where to stay from budget to luxury -what and where to eat -rooftop bars -useful informations NB: This is an interactive guide which means that when you click on a place in the guide or map you can directly open directions on your phone's Google Maps app, call restaurants or book hotels. Don't forget to download Thatch free app to get easier access! Any question? Send me a DM on Instagram or write an email at wilbertandspace@gmail.com
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Hello and welcome to Singapore! Scroll the list below or tap on the interactive Map

From the airport to the city, take the train from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) to Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), then transfer to the East West Line towards Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33).

Alternatively take a taxi or Grap app (it’s like Uber). I would suggest you Grab because it’s really convenient. Also before going out of the airport don’t forget to stop by the famous waterfall (rain vortex)

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Where to Stay

Budget:

lyf Farrer Park Singapore
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lyf Funan Singapore
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KēSa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering
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The Clan Hotel Singapore
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JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La
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Luxury:

Marina Bay Sands
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Probably one of the most famous hotels in the world!
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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
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Best places to see

Gardens by the Bay
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Gardens by the Bay is the main attraction in Singapore! Is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way, entertaining while educating visitors with plants seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats.
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These are 2 attractions inside the Gardens that you shouldn’t miss:

Cloud Forest
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Home to one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls and a lush mountain clad with plants from around the world that you’ll see as you stroll along its unique aerial walkways. Ticket price is around 30€ per person and you can buy it directly there at the ticket counter or on the website (link below) but see that online you can only buy a combo ticket which includes also another attraction (flower dome)
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OCBC Skyway
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Suspended between Supertrees at 22 metres above ground, this 128m-long aerial walkway offers beautiful views of the Gardens’ lush surrounds and of Marina Bay. Ticket price is around 7€ and it would be better to buy it at the ticket counter because weather in Singapore change constantly and if it rains you won’t be able to access it and they won’t even refund you! EXTRA TIP: I’d suggest you to go for sunset time not only for the sunset but also because every day at 7:45 pm there will be a beautiful event called Garden Rhapsody, an experience of music and lights amidst the Supertrees
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Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown

Just get lost around these areas to also find some nice street art! These are some of the locations:

Little India
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Moschea del Sultano
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Kampong Glam
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9 Jln Pinang
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Sri Mariamman Temple
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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
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Helix Bridge
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A beautiful photo point, especially at night!
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SkyPark Observation Deck
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One of the most beautiful views of Singapore from the top! I would suggest you to come here at sunset time. Don't forget to book your tickets online at the link below
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ArtScience Museum
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If you have the time you should also get inside for beautiful exhibitions like "City in a garden"
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Marina Bay
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Take a stroll around the Marina Bay area
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Colorful houses:

Peranakan Houses
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The Peranakan Houses on Koon Seng Road are famed for their pastel hues. Once used as coconut plantations, the land was eventually developed as more Peranakan merchants and families moved into the Joo Chiat area in the early 20th century, leaving behind these distinctive terrace houses.
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Tan Teng Niah
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Fun fact: the former house of Tan Teng Niah used to be all white – hard to believe when you look at its colourful facade today. Said to be the last Chinese villa of its kind in Little India, it was built by businessman Tan Teng Niah for his beloved wife, and was only given a makeover when the house was restored for commercial use in the 1980s.
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Shopping area

Orchard Road
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Where to eat and drink-What to eat

Here is a video I took about the food you should try in Singapore :) (read the caption of the video or below)

🍜Laksa (spicy noodle soup cooked with coconut milk)

🍛Hainanese Chicken rice(a simple but delicious combination of boiled chicken, paired with flavorful rice and sauce)

🧈Kaya Toast (this is the local breakfast which consists of soft boiled eggs, choice of coffee or tea, and bread with coconut jam and butter. If you want to eat it like the locals you have to dip the toast into the soft boiled eggs with a splash of soy sauce)

🍢Satay (seasoned skewered meats

🦀 Chilli crab (be prepared to get your hands dirty with one of the most famous things to eat in the city

🍤Hokkien mee (noodles topped with prawns, fishcake, bean sprouts and nuggets of pork lard.)

🥟Curry puffs (crispy deef fried pastry stuffed with curried potatoes and minced meat)

Breakfast

If you’d like to try the local breakfast which consist in Kaya toast (a toast with coconut jam and butter) and soft boiled eggs you can go to Toast box. The first location is close to the budget option hotel in this guide, the second one in Marina Bay. You can also eat other things like Laksa

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Cheap Eats/Mid range

Chin Chin Eating House
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Maxwell Food Centre
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One of the most popular places where to eat local food in Singapore! Before coming here please don't forget to bring cash because they don't accept credit cards.
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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
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The Dim Sum Place
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JUMBO Seafood - The Riverwalk
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Come here to have the curry crab, one of the most famous local dishes! There are a lot of Jumbo in Singapore so you can check on their website if you prefer another location
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Fine Dining (don't forget to book a table)

Colony
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This restaurant is inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel and it showcases local, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Western dishes through seven open kitchens and breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
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KOMA Singapore
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A famous Japanese restaurant, don't forget to book a table
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Melt Café
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Inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel you can find another restaurant where cultures and cuisines mingle
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Rooftop bars with scenic views (you can go to eat or just to have a drink)

Don't forget to book a table on their websites (yes even to drink only you will need a reservation or it's likely that you won't find a table)

CÉ LA VI Singapore: Restaurant, SkyBar & Club Lounge
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Kinki Restaurant + Bar
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Spago Bar & Lounge
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Getting around Singapore

The best and fastest way is to use Grab app (it's like Uber) but the cheapest way would be the MRT which is also very convenient. Your credit card is valid as a single ticket entry so you don’t need to purchase tickets (you use it to enter)

Here is the map

Before you go

Visa

You do not need a visa if you are going for business or tourism for 90 days or less.

Anyway you can check if you need a Visa at this link:

Currency

Singapore: Singapore Dollar with the code SGD

Sim Card

If you want to have always accessibility to internet to book Grab app and to check this guide with Thatch and get directions on Google Maps don't forget to get a local Sim Card once arrived at the airport but if you're only staying for a few days also know that wifi is easy to find almost everywhere!

Weather

Singapore is hot and humid all year round, so you can visit whenever you want. But still,  it's a good idea to always carry a small, portable umbrella for those sudden tropical downpours, especially during the monsoon season (November to January).

Language

You will be able to speak english, most of Singaporeans are fluent in it. They also speak Mandarin Chinese and Malay

Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (power plugs with three square prongs) - don't forget to bring a univesal plug adapter 

Useful numbers

Police: 999

Ambulance: 995

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SINGAPORE free travel guide
Ludovica Caracciolo
Available for hire
Singapore is a beautiful mix of different cultures: Chinese, Malay, Indian and various other ethnicities. I've been here twice and I would come back over and over again! What you will find in this guide: -places to visit -where to stay from budget to luxury -what and where to eat -rooftop bars -useful informations NB: This is an interactive guide which means that when you click on a place in the guide or map you can directly open directions on your phone's Google Maps app, call restaurants or book hotels. Don't forget to download Thatch free app to get easier access! Any question? Send me a DM on Instagram or write an email at wilbertandspace@gmail.com
41 Places • 35 Saves • ago
Free

Hello and welcome to Singapore! Scroll the list below or tap on the interactive Map

From the airport to the city, take the train from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) to Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), then transfer to the East West Line towards Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33).

Alternatively take a taxi or Grap app (it’s like Uber). I would suggest you Grab because it’s really convenient. Also before going out of the airport don’t forget to stop by the famous waterfall (rain vortex)

Singapore Changi Airport
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HSBC Rain Vortex
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Where to Stay

Budget:

lyf Farrer Park Singapore
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This is where we stayed. It's really nice and pretty close to MRT. Remember to use exit G from the MRT station to the hotel
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lyf Funan Singapore
@wilbertandspace
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KēSa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood
@wilbertandspace
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Details

Treat yourself:

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering
@wilbertandspace
I’ve stayed in this hotel many years ago and I totally loved everything so there is nothing else I would suggest you if you have the budget!
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Details
The Clan Hotel Singapore
@wilbertandspace
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JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La
@wilbertandspace
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Luxury:

Marina Bay Sands
@wilbertandspace
Probably one of the most famous hotels in the world!
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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
@wilbertandspace
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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
@wilbertandspace
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Best places to see

Gardens by the Bay
@wilbertandspace
Gardens by the Bay is the main attraction in Singapore! Is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way, entertaining while educating visitors with plants seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats.
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Details

These are 2 attractions inside the Gardens that you shouldn’t miss:

Cloud Forest
@wilbertandspace
Home to one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls and a lush mountain clad with plants from around the world that you’ll see as you stroll along its unique aerial walkways. Ticket price is around 30€ per person and you can buy it directly there at the ticket counter or on the website (link below) but see that online you can only buy a combo ticket which includes also another attraction (flower dome)
Add to
Details
OCBC Skyway
@wilbertandspace
Suspended between Supertrees at 22 metres above ground, this 128m-long aerial walkway offers beautiful views of the Gardens’ lush surrounds and of Marina Bay. Ticket price is around 7€ and it would be better to buy it at the ticket counter because weather in Singapore change constantly and if it rains you won’t be able to access it and they won’t even refund you! EXTRA TIP: I’d suggest you to go for sunset time not only for the sunset but also because every day at 7:45 pm there will be a beautiful event called Garden Rhapsody, an experience of music and lights amidst the Supertrees
Add to
Details

Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown

Just get lost around these areas to also find some nice street art! These are some of the locations:

Little India
@wilbertandspace
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Details
Moschea del Sultano
@wilbertandspace
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Details
Kampong Glam
@wilbertandspace
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Details
9 Jln Pinang
@wilbertandspace
this is the exact location to find a street with beautiful street art and a nice view of the sultan mosque
Add to
Details
Sri Mariamman Temple
@wilbertandspace
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Details
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
Helix Bridge
@wilbertandspace
A beautiful photo point, especially at night!
Add to
Details
SkyPark Observation Deck
@wilbertandspace
One of the most beautiful views of Singapore from the top! I would suggest you to come here at sunset time. Don't forget to book your tickets online at the link below
Add to
Details
ArtScience Museum
@wilbertandspace
If you have the time you should also get inside for beautiful exhibitions like "City in a garden"
Add to
Details
Marina Bay
@wilbertandspace
Take a stroll around the Marina Bay area
Add to
Details

Colorful houses:

Peranakan Houses
@wilbertandspace
The Peranakan Houses on Koon Seng Road are famed for their pastel hues. Once used as coconut plantations, the land was eventually developed as more Peranakan merchants and families moved into the Joo Chiat area in the early 20th century, leaving behind these distinctive terrace houses.
Add to
Details
Tan Teng Niah
@wilbertandspace
Fun fact: the former house of Tan Teng Niah used to be all white – hard to believe when you look at its colourful facade today. Said to be the last Chinese villa of its kind in Little India, it was built by businessman Tan Teng Niah for his beloved wife, and was only given a makeover when the house was restored for commercial use in the 1980s.
Add to
Details

Shopping area

Orchard Road
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details

Where to eat and drink-What to eat

Here is a video I took about the food you should try in Singapore :) (read the caption of the video or below)

🍜Laksa (spicy noodle soup cooked with coconut milk)

🍛Hainanese Chicken rice(a simple but delicious combination of boiled chicken, paired with flavorful rice and sauce)

🧈Kaya Toast (this is the local breakfast which consists of soft boiled eggs, choice of coffee or tea, and bread with coconut jam and butter. If you want to eat it like the locals you have to dip the toast into the soft boiled eggs with a splash of soy sauce)

🍢Satay (seasoned skewered meats

🦀 Chilli crab (be prepared to get your hands dirty with one of the most famous things to eat in the city

🍤Hokkien mee (noodles topped with prawns, fishcake, bean sprouts and nuggets of pork lard.)

🥟Curry puffs (crispy deef fried pastry stuffed with curried potatoes and minced meat)

Breakfast

If you’d like to try the local breakfast which consist in Kaya toast (a toast with coconut jam and butter) and soft boiled eggs you can go to Toast box. The first location is close to the budget option hotel in this guide, the second one in Marina Bay. You can also eat other things like Laksa

Add to
Details
Add to
Details

Cheap Eats/Mid range

Chin Chin Eating House
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
Maxwell Food Centre
@wilbertandspace
One of the most popular places where to eat local food in Singapore! Before coming here please don't forget to bring cash because they don't accept credit cards.
Add to
Details
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
The Dim Sum Place
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
JUMBO Seafood - The Riverwalk
@wilbertandspace
Come here to have the curry crab, one of the most famous local dishes! There are a lot of Jumbo in Singapore so you can check on their website if you prefer another location
Add to
Details

Fine Dining (don't forget to book a table)

Colony
@wilbertandspace
This restaurant is inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel and it showcases local, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Western dishes through seven open kitchens and breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
Add to
Details
KOMA Singapore
@wilbertandspace
A famous Japanese restaurant, don't forget to book a table
Add to
Details
Melt Café
@wilbertandspace
Inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel you can find another restaurant where cultures and cuisines mingle
Add to
Details

Rooftop bars with scenic views (you can go to eat or just to have a drink)

Don't forget to book a table on their websites (yes even to drink only you will need a reservation or it's likely that you won't find a table)

CÉ LA VI Singapore: Restaurant, SkyBar & Club Lounge
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
Add to
Details
Kinki Restaurant + Bar
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details
Spago Bar & Lounge
@wilbertandspace
Add to
Details

Getting around Singapore

The best and fastest way is to use Grab app (it's like Uber) but the cheapest way would be the MRT which is also very convenient. Your credit card is valid as a single ticket entry so you don’t need to purchase tickets (you use it to enter)

Here is the map

Before you go

Visa

You do not need a visa if you are going for business or tourism for 90 days or less.

Anyway you can check if you need a Visa at this link:

Currency

Singapore: Singapore Dollar with the code SGD

Sim Card

If you want to have always accessibility to internet to book Grab app and to check this guide with Thatch and get directions on Google Maps don't forget to get a local Sim Card once arrived at the airport but if you're only staying for a few days also know that wifi is easy to find almost everywhere!

Weather

Singapore is hot and humid all year round, so you can visit whenever you want. But still,  it's a good idea to always carry a small, portable umbrella for those sudden tropical downpours, especially during the monsoon season (November to January).

Language

You will be able to speak english, most of Singaporeans are fluent in it. They also speak Mandarin Chinese and Malay

Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (power plugs with three square prongs) - don't forget to bring a univesal plug adapter 

Useful numbers

Police: 999

Ambulance: 995

* * *
CURATED BY
Ludovica Caracciolo
Available for hire
Nice to meet you! :) I'm Ludovica, a travel creator from Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 Here you can shop my travel guides or itineraries so you can easily replicate my trips! You can also check and save my free guides.📝 Every guide includes an interactive map which means that when you click on a place you can directly open it on Google maps from your phone, call restaurants or book hotels 🗺️ Don't forget to download the free Thatch App to get easier access from your phone📱 Subscribe to get notified when I publish a new guide or when I update one and to receive special discount codes 💌 Save entire days of planning and research, I do it for you :)
Feeling overwhelmed?
Thatch can help.
Send a request and we'll handpick a list of Thatch-verified travel creators who would love to help with your trip.
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"Help me plan a romantic getaway to Milan."
"Find and book kid-friendly activities in Paris."
"Curate a walking tour of historic Berlin."
"Suggest wineries worth visiting in Napa."
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