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An eclectic mix of cultures blend together in this island nation to give Singapore a unique and unparalleled cross section of race, religion and tradition. Experience the modernistic face of the financial district and the world’s busiest port and discover the mystique and fascination of China Town. From the colonial grandeur of Raffles Hotel to the tranquillity of the Botanical Gardens, Singapore has become an ideal gateway for visitors to Asia. This is where modern skyscrapers house glittering shopping malls and offer a striking contrast to the traditional lifestyle of the old Singapore still evident in the colourful local markets, offering Chinese, Malay and Indian artefacts.

Singapore Tourist Places

Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

With more than 3,000 species of buttefly and insect specimens, it is one of the world?s largest collections.

Open: 9am – 6.30pm daily (last entry 6pm). Getting There: Take the Sentosa Bus from Habourfront Centre Interchange (just next to Harbourfront MRT station). On Sentosa, take the bus on the Blue or Green Line.

Jurong BirdPark

Fly, flap, flutter, float… With over 9,000 feathered friends from 600 species, Jurong BirdPark is one of Asia Pacific’s most impressive bird parks.

Open: 9 am – 6 pm (daily). Getting There: Take the MRT to Boon Lay Station (EW27), then take SBS Transit bus 194 or 251.

Night Safari

As the sun sets, a different world comes to life. At the Night Safari, you can look a rhinoceros in the eye, hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas or watch giraffes glide serenely across the plain in the still of the night.

Open: 6pm to midnight (daily), Last ticket sale: 11pm. Getting There: Take the MRT to Choa Chu Kang Station (NS4), then board SMRT Bus 927 to the zoo. Or take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio Station (NS16), then board SBS Transit bus 138

Singapore Zoo

Tired of having the usual breakfast? Then feast with an orang utan, the Oriental small-clawed otter, or even the reticulated python!

Open: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm. Getting There: Take the MRT to Choa Chu Kang Station (NS4), then board SMRT Bus 927 which takes you all the way to the zoo. Or take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio Station (NS16), then board SBS Transit bus 138. .

Underwater World

Situated on Sentosa, Underwater World is a dream haven which showcases the awe-inspiring beauty of a whole different world beneath the seas.

Open: 9am-9pm (last admission at 8.30pm) Dolphin Lagoon: 10.30am-6.00pm (last admission at 5.30pm). Getting There: To Underwater World Singapore (UWS), take the bus on the Blue, Red or Green Lines. To Dolphin Lagoon,


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An eclectic mix of cultures blend together in this island nation to give Singapore a unique and unparalleled cross section of race, religion and tradition. Experience the modernistic face of the financial district and the world’s busiest port and discover the mystique and fascination of China Town. From the colonial grandeur of Raffles Hotel to the tranquillity of the Botanical Gardens, Singapore has become an ideal gateway for visitors to Asia. This is where modern skyscrapers house glittering shopping malls and offer a striking contrast to the traditional lifestyle of the old Singapore still evident in the colourful local markets, offering Chinese, Malay and Indian artifacts and delicacies.


Attractions

As well as the usual city attractions such as museums, gardens and impressive monuments, Singapore offers a diverse range of sights that reflect its status as a truly multicultural region. Check out the various ‘ethnic quarters’ – including Little India, Chinatown and the Malaysian Geylang Serai – or explore the numerous places of worship, such as the Armenian Church, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Central Sikh Temple, among others.

Climate

Singapore enjoys a warm, tropical climate where temperatures swing between 23 and 31 degrees C on average year-round. Rainfall is spread throughout the year, although it is heaviest during the monsoon, between November and January.

Singapore Travel Tips

  • Time: GMT +8
  • Flying Time from UK: Approx. 13 hours
  • Language: English is widely spoken. Chinese dialects, Bahasa Malay and Tamil are commonly heard.
  • Getting Around: Visitors can use the MRT train system, which is simple to use and links the city’s main tourist areas.
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar. £1=SGD3.00 approx
  • Departure Tax: SIN $21 included in the air fare.
  • Visas: One month entry permits are issued on arrival if onward travel is confirmed.
  • Tourist Office: Singapore Tourist Board, Singapore Centre, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5HR.
  • Tel: 0207 484 2710 or visit www.visitsingapore.com

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