Fly To Singapore
Singapore began as a humble fishing village and today its one of the world's most loved holiday destinations around the world. It has been Southeast Asia's most modern city for over a century. Expect much diversity and a wide array of sightseeing opportunities along with a vibrant history.
This futuristic city is definitely a destination that is worth the visit.
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Why visit Singapore?
- Some of the best food can be found in this city inspired by traditions all over the world! From Dim Sum to Fried Carrot cake, there is something for everyone!
- Singapore is one of the only cities in the world that boasts so many beautiful eco-attractions!
- Experience breathe-taking tropical wilderness!
Singapore is known for having hot and humid weather throughout the year you. The best time to visit this city would be during the Northeast monsoon season, which occurs from November to early March, as the temperatures are much cooler.
Average temperatures in Singapore range from between 30ºC during the day and 23ºC at night. Singapore is known for having the best holiday weather, travellers usually flock to the sandy beaches which become over-crowded during peak seasons. December and June months is when you see the most tourists visiting. Hotels are usually fully booked and slightly over priced, and major sightseeing spots are difficult to enjoy as there is so many people around.
There is more than one official language that is spoken in Singapore, including English, Malaysian, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil.
English however, is the most common language that is spoken throughout the country.
- Singapore is made up of 63 islands.
- Singaporeans are known for being the fastest people in the world with regards to the way they walk, talk, eat, and work.
- This city is home to Jurong Falls which is one of the highest man-made waterfalls in the world.
Singapore has so much on offer from high-end shopping malls found in the Orchard Road area, luxury hotels, and fine dining restaurants. The city streets are filled with history, diversity and progression which is why it is considered to be one of the most modern cities in the world.
If natural attractions is what you seek, Singapore has many options that would interest you. Be sure to visit the Bay East Garden and the Supertree Grove, where you will find futuristic structures designed to perform environmentally sustainable functions. The Cloud Forest Dome is also a favourite and here you will find the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
When new travellers visit Singapore they usually make their way to the biggest attractions such as:
- Singapore Flyer (which is the world's largest giant observation wheel)
- Chinatown neighbourhood (very popular if you looking for bargains and great food),
- Chinese Heritage Centre,
- Sri Mariammam Hindu Temple,
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Singapore’s diversity has directly influenced the cuisine. Flavours are usually inspired by the lineage of the locals which varies from Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, Peranakan and even more western regions.
The cuisine of Singapore is a crucial part to the national identity and acts as a unifying cultural thread. The local dishes are a huge cultural attraction for tourists and some of the favourites include:
- Bak Kut Teh (Chinese pork rib soup),
- Hainanese Chicken Rice,
- Hokkien Noodles, and
- Rotu Prata.
Local cuisine can be found in restaurants like Fratini La Trattoria, NOX-Dine in the Dark, Rhubarb, Blu Kouzina, and MTR Restaurant, to name a few.
The most practised religion in Singapore is Buddhism which is closely followed by Christianity. Despite these religions being the most dominant, Singapore is home to many different languages, cultures, religions which makes it uniquely beautiful.
Singaporeans are considered to be very hard-working and competitive. They are also very friendly and accepting of all types of tourists and are always willing to help.
Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world, there are strict laws and enhanced security so the chances of any major crime taking place is highly unlikely. New visitors will be able to enjoy this city and all its amazing attractions without worrying about their safety.
South Africans do not need a Visa in order to visit Singapore.
But if you require any more information you can contact the embassy of Singapore in Pretoria (Telephone: 27 12 430 6035) for more information.
The South African embassy.
15th floor, Odeon Towers
331 North Bridge Road
(+65) 6339 3319
(+65) 6339 6658
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 113.31|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 79.31|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 61.75|
|Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 6.23|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 147.30|
Singapore Changi Airport (Code:SIN) is located in Singapore and it is one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia.
Food and beverages: There are so many restaurants that are located within the airport,the main ones include places like 1983 Taste of Nanyang, 24 Hour Food Gallery, Burger King, Boost Juice Bar, and Central Thai.
Lost luggage: If you lost any item of luggage you should contact your handling airline or you should go to the information desk that is located in the airport for more assistance.
Airport hotel: The hotels that are located near the airport include Capri by Fraser Changi City, Ambassador Transit Hotel, and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
Car hire: The car hire places that are located at the airport include Hertz, Sixt, Avis, and Limocars.
Airport hub: Singapore Changi Airport (Code:SIN) is a hub for Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, and Tigerair.
The information on this page is correct as of March 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.co.za takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.