If we’re going to use a guidebook when we travel, our preference will always be themed, quirky little guidebooks written by locals or expats like The Hunt Singapore guidebook. As you know, we used to ...
A breakfast in Singapore of kaya toast and kopi must be one of the most quintessential Singaporean experiences and it’s hard to resist an opportunity to participate in a local morning ritual that involves sipping, ...
On a brilliant, bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Lara and I took a taxi to the slowly-gentrifying working class suburb of Rozelle. We were armed with three bottles of wine and ...
Singapore is nearly always hot and humid averaging between 26-27°C. Nov–Feb Peak season finds Siem Reap at its most crowded, but the weather is at its best. Mar–May Weather heats up and the countryside is arid. Exploring temples can be hard work. Jun–Oct Wet season commences, but it’s not like clockwork with daily afternoon showers.
Singapore is a notoriously clean city with drinkable tap water and the most scrupulously clean food stalls in Asia. Yellow-fever vaccinations are only required if you’ve come from a yellow-fever affected area in the previous few weeks. Recommended Vaccinations
Citizens of most countries are granted 90-day entry on arrival, with an option of extentions. Check here so see if you need an entry visa. The usual regulations apply, meaning you must have proof on an onward ticket and that your passport is valid for at least six months.
Singapore currency is the Singapore dollar (SGD) often just shortened to S$. It’s a highly stable currency and has coins and notes of similar denominations to the USA and Australia. International ATMs are everywhere and so are moneychangers who offer reasonable rates. Credit cards are used widely in shops and restaurants, but not at hawker centres.
Singapore has four official languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English.
ELECTRICITY IN SINGAPORE IS 230 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN), is 20km from the central business district (CBD), it is one of the world’s best airports, with connections to 400 cities in 70 countries and territories. You can get to the city via MRT trains, buses, airport shuttle buses, taxis and limousines. Proces vary dependign on yur hotel location, but an average taxi fare will be US$25. Getting around is best done bu using a mix of buses, the MRT and taxis depending on destination. The MRT is impressive once you’ve mastered the five coloured-coded routes. If you’re planning on seeeing a lot of sights a Singapore Tourist Pass Plus is the ticket.
Bangkok Daily Costs
Daily Budget Up To:
Guesthouse dorm bed: US$20–33
Meal at hawker centre: around US$5-7
24-hour Singapore Tourist Pass Plus: US$7.40
Daily Budget From:
Double room midrange hotel: US$100–250
Singapore Night Safari: US$36
Cocktail at a rooftop bar: US$15–25
Daily Budget From:
Five star hotel room with view: US$320+
Private food tour: US$50+
Dinner at a best restaurant (alcohol extra): US$185+