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The Perfect Stopover in Singapore with Round the World Experts
That’s the difference when you book with Round the World Experts. Our Singapore holidays team are well travelled when it comes to Singapore and can offer recommendations and tips suited to your interests, so you can make the most of your holiday.
But our service doesn’t just stop at a tailor-made itinerary and first-hand recommendations. When you book with Round the World Experts your Expert will also be available to offer you help and advice every step of the way. Whether you need advice on visas or preparing for your trip, to changing your dates when you’re in Singapore, your Travel Butler can help with all aspects of your holiday, leaving you to enjoy all that this city state has to offer.
Round the World Experts also offers the best deals on multi-stop flights, hotels and tours. When you book with us, you can book with confidence knowing our bespoke service is backed up by a global brand and fantastic value.
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Affluent and orderly, compact Singapore is a curiosity in Southeast Asia – tethered to the continent by land bridges and embracing its full spectrum of cultural and ethnic diversity: it’s a world away from the poverty, pollution and urban chaos that characterises much of the region.
It is here you can discover a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European influences, a blend of culture that is becoming even more diverse over time thanks to a growing population of overseas workers. And while the city's museums and heritage tours do a fine job of highlighting this multiculturalism, there's no better place to experience the melting pot than at local hawker centres, where you can take a culinary tour of the continent's most mouth-watering flavours at bargain prices.
The most common misconception about Singapore is that it's just a city, when in reality more than half of the island is covered in green, including four nature reserves, untouched rainforests, beaches and the island of Pulau Ubin, home to the last Kampung (village) in Singapore. To discover more about the 'Lion City', and discover our favourite spots, get in touch with one of our experts today.
When to go
Just one degree north of the equator, Singapore's hot and humid climate varies very little throughout the year, so there's never really a bad time to visit. The country is busiest during the region's school holiday months of June to July and November to December, so visiting at other times of the year will help you avoid the crowds. You can also time your visit to catch one of the many events taking place in Singapore throughout the year. These include the Hindu Thaipusam procession in January, the Arts Festival in May and June, the Food Festival in June and July and the Great Singapore Sale that sees many retailers slashing their prices between May and July.
Airlines that fly to Singapore
- Air France
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
Singapore’s Changi Airport is the country's international gateway, located about 12 miles from the city centre. There are several convenient options for transport between the airport and the city, including the shuttle that stops off at most downtown hotels, cheaper public buses, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail service and taxis. To arrange your transfer in advance, talk to your Travel Butler.
Best time to fly
If you prefer to avoid the school holiday crowds and peak prices, January to May and August to October are generally quieter with more competitive deals on airfares and accommodation.
Singapore Airlines is the country's national carrier. Direct flights from London to Singapore generally take around 12 hours 40 minutes.
For first-time visitors:
- See the Merlion and other major sights on a Singapore River cruise
- Escape the city for Sentosa Island, Singapore's resort getaway
- Take a night safari or river safari to see the animals at the famous Singapore Zoo
- Dine by the river at fashionable Clarke Quay
- Pick up authentic souvenirs and dine out cheaply in Chinatown
For return visitors:
- Admire the views from the 165m-high Singapore Flyer observation wheel, taller than the London Eye
- Visit the casino and look out at the city from the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
- Try the original Singapore Sling at the legendary Raffles Hotel
- Pick up tailored shirts in Haji Lane boutiques
- Browse the bustling Mustafa Centre markets in Little India
- Discover the history of the island at the National Museum of Singapore, dating back to 1887
- Explore the diverse heritage of Singapore's people at the Asian Civilisations Museum
- Step back in time in the recreated streets and homes of the Chinatown Heritage Centre
- See the finest collection of Southeast Asian art at the Singapore Art Museum
- Catch the latest touring exhibitions of world-renowned artists at the ArtScience Museum
For nature in the city:
- Experience all the climates of the world at Gardens by the Bay
- Stroll through the themed areas of Singapore Botanic Gardens, covering 182 acres
- See more than 600 species of avifauna at Jurong Bird Park, the biggest of its kind in the world
- Take the ferry to Pulau Ubin for jungles and white sand beaches