A Travel Guide for Singapore First-Timers – All you need to know when it’s your first time to Singapore

Singapore is indeed one of the most traveled countries in the world because of the fun, excitement, and attractions that it has to offer. However, if you are planning your first tour to this paradise nation, make sure you know certain things before you go.

 

Singapore Skyline| Img by: Mike Cartmell via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

When to go

Before booking your Singapore apartments or the flights for your holiday, you should first know what time of the year is the most appropriate for a tour there. From March to September, it is generally the best time to go and you can avoid the rainy season this way.

Experiences that you must try

If you are planning your first tour to be with your family, then Pan Pacific Serviced Suites on Beach Road, Singapore is the most ideal, mainly because of its convenience to all Singapore attractions. Among the must-attend experiences, watching the light show at Marina Bay Sands and visiting the China Town at night is special.

Money and savings

Singapore uses Singapore Dollars, and you may always use credit cards because it’s accepted here without any issues. If you consider some bargaining in Singapore, you may try it a little at street or night markets, but all shopping malls do have fixed prices.

Laws you should obey

It’s important that you know the laws that prevail in Singapore before you go there because a fine in this country can cause huge damage to you financially. Littering and feeding pigeons are completely prohibited here, and if you get caught doing them, yes, you can expect to get fined.

 

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Mind-Blowing Singapore Facts You Never Knew – You probably had no idea!

Here are a few facts for you to read on the modern city-state of Singapore!

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No lions

Despite being named ‘Singapura’ by a prince from Sumatra, named Sand Nila Utama after he thought he saw a lion on the island – there have never been lions in Singapore. Singapura means ‘lion city’ in Sanskrit, and the kingdom was founded in the 13th century.

One of the three city-states

The world has three city-states, Vatican City, Monaco, and Singapore. Singapore’s territory includes one main island and 63 smaller islets.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Did you know that Singapore boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site? The Singapore Botanic Gardens, which were founded in 1859 is one of the three gardens in the world to carry the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The gardens can be reached pretty easily through hotels in Little India, Singapore, the likes of, PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road Singapore.

Time zones

Since the year 1905, Singapore has changed its time zone a whopping 6 times!

Fast-walkers

Did you know that according to research, Singaporeans have the fastest walking speed? They walk 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, exactly how fast bumblebees fly!

 

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Chinatown in Singapore – An Amazing Ethnic Enclave

The Chinese are the biggest ethnic group in Singapore and therefore it comes as no surprise that the nation’s Chinatown also happens to be her largest ethnic enclave.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

This is one of the most iconic hallmarks of Singapore’s Chinatown and is a sight that you’re bound to remember for a lifetime. It’s hard to forget something as exquisite as a solid gold two-metre stupa situated on the fourth floor.

Red Dot Design Museum

Red Dot Design Museum | Image Credits - Ulica Maxwell and Marcin Konsek, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Red Dot Design Museum | Image Credits – Ulica Maxwell and Marcin Konsek, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

This is probably one of the most fascinating locales that can be found in Singapore and is a hidden gem. If the enigmatic blood-red façade of the building doesn’t interest you, then what you will discover inside would definitely do the trick.

Singapore City Gallery

This is one of the best places to learn about the story of how modern Singapore came to be. It’s truly remarkable how city planners manage to fit millions of people into one island in a sustainable manner.

Chinatown Street Market

Street Market | Image Credit - jimmyweee, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Street Market | Image Credit – jimmyweee, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

These street markets have become synonymous with Chinatowns and you will discover an unforgettable shopping experience here. In addition to a multitude of vendors selling a wide range of items, this is the best place to experience Singapore’s legendary street gastronomy. So if you find yourself vacationing in one of the many Clarke Quay hotels Singapore has to offer, like Park Hotel Clarke Quay don’t skip out on visiting Chinatown.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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