Singapore is a vibrant city of approximately 5 million people about the size of the Isle of Wight in the UK and made up of mostly Chinese origin but a very high standard of living.
Singapore is a favourite stopover destination on the way to Australia, but the country has much more to offer so try and stay 2 or 3 days to explore everything.
Singapore lies close to the Equator and is hot and humid all year-round. The locals are friendly, and it is a very safe place to be during the day and at night-time. It is a great first place to go in Asia.
Singapore has an excellent metro system that is completely air conditioned. It gets busy during rush hour but will take you to every destination.
When you arrive at the airport, simply get a cab into town as this is the most efficient mode of transport. This trip will cost about £10 and you will see the skyline and every part on your way to your hotel - these are all air conditioned as well.
You should walk around the town - but it can get humid. Just pop in and out of air conditioned shops to cool down!
There are many places to see, here are a few of our favourites:
There is no much to do and see and here's a taster of what you may see on your travels.
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