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Hawker Centre - Photo by ANNIE HATUANH on Unsplash

Astonishing Dos and Don’ts in Singapore You Need to Know

Read Before You Pack Your Bags!

A beauty when it comes to mind-blowing experiences and a beast when it comes to upholding cultural and social decorum, Singapore is a futuristic city with equal amounts of lush nature and futuristic flair. A vacation here is bound to be unforgettable. As a tourist, you need to respect the culture and more importantly, the law. Here’s the scoop on what to do and what not to do.

Do Visit the Hawker Centre

Can you even claim you’ve been to Singapore if you don’t dine at the famous hawker centres? No, you don’t have the bragging rights! Hawker centres are a quintessential Singaporean feature you must experience. These are humble eateries that won’t break the bank, but they will blow your mind!

Don’t Skimp on Accommodation

Sure, Singapore is expensive – or at least, that’s what most tourists seem to think, but it’s not necessarily the case. Hostels and guesthouses are available options, but what if you can stay at a place like The Robertson House by The Crest Collection? Yes, you can do it – you don’t need to be a trust fund kid for that. Most five-star hotels offer hotel packages that include discounts and other perks like free nights. Just be on your toes and snag one as soon as you catch wind.

Another thing to consider when selecting accommodation is location. Where is it located? Staying near MRT stations and bus stops will make your life a lot easier. Hotels near Robertson Quay, for example, check all the boxes when it comes to convenience and easy mobility.

Do Use the MRT and the Buses

Singapore MRT

Singapore MRT – Photo by Euan Cameron on Unsplash

Whatever image you have in your mind of public transport, ditch that. Singapore redefines public transportation with its super-clean MRT and buses. The seats are clean, and people are extremely polite. This is one of the reasons that private transportation isn’t as common in Singapore as it is in other countries. If you decide to use the MRT, remember not to eat or drink during your commute.

Don’t Smoke in Public

You cannot smoke willy-nilly in Singapore. If you do, you’ll be fined. But don’t despair just yet – there are designated smoking areas hidden away from public spaces.