Singapore In A Nutshell
|With a blend of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian people, Singapore is one of the more culturally enriched places on earth. Tourist can enjoy the graffiti free city that is covered with a vast amount of beautiful green parklands and forests.|
Singapore is one of those lucky places on earth that is blessed with warm weather all year round. When packing your luggage to venture to this country there is no need to pack those winter warmers as they will only be collecting dust. Light weight cotton and linen clothing is most suited to the Singapore climate.
With one of the most advanced transportation systems in the world, you will not have any difficulty navigating your way around Singapore. However it is advisable to purchase their TransitLink Guide as shows you the full listing of all buses and MRT rail routes.
The rail system is far easier to use than Singapore buses. Like the majority of locations, buses can be significantly slower and more difficult to use than the rail system. However if public transport doesn’t take your fancy, then taxis are also a great transportation option particularly because Singapore has traffic congestion issues. Taxis in Singapore are cheap and available everywhere you go. Be aware that the taxi prices will vary in accordance with peak hour, public holidays and late nights.
One of the most amazing things about Singapore is that it is a gourmet’s paradise. The street food stalls are phenomenal; they offer the tastiest array of choices one will ever experience. If you’d rather enjoy a meal in a restaurant then Singapore’s 5-star restaurants can’t be overlooked.
With the cultural diversity of Singapore you can choose from over 30 different cuisines including Chinese, French, Malay, Japanese, Indian, American, Indonesian and Swiss. Most food is eaten using forks and spoons however chopsticks are used for most Chinese dishes.
One of the main downfall to Singapore is the cost of alcohol. Whilst it is readily available, it is very expensive due to Singapore’s taxes. Some restaurants allow BYO but you should bring your own bottle opener and glasses.
Also note that there are heavy penalties for spitting, littering, and drinking and eating on public transport. Leave your chewing gum at home unless you have a medical certificate to state that you’re allowed to have it. Singapore is very strict with regards to cleanliness and they will place heavy penalties on people who directly impact their environment.
Singapore should not be overlooked when deciding on a location to travel to. The culture and customs of the country will leave you spell-bound and the delicious cuisines on offer means you’ll never be hungry.
Happy Singapore travels.