An effortlessly sophisticated city, Singapore has a dizzying assortment of attractions packed into its characterful districts. Whether you’re looking to explore the history, tour iconic landmarks, shop round the clock or dive into the city’s famous cuisine, you’ll find a new experience waiting around every corner.
Check-out popular Chinatown, a haven for foodies, shoppers and history buffs; delve into Little India with its rainbow painted houses and Hindu temples; spend some time in hip Tiong Bahru; admire the colourful shophouses and traditional food stalls in Joo Chiat; or visit the Civic District for museums and memorials then pop into Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling.
In Marina Bay, impressive architecture, swanky hotels and glass-fronted offices dot the skyline. Soak up unobstructed 360-degree views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at the noteworthy Marina Bay Sands, or take a scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer. Marvel at the futuristic beauty of Gardens by the Bay or head to the waterfront Merlion Park for a view of Singapore’s unmissable icon.
Spend time at the award-winning Singapore Zoo, where animals roam freely in their natural habitats. Try the Rainforest Walking Trail at Singapore’s Botanic Garden or hop on the cable car to Sentosa Island for golden beaches, a waterpark, golf and Universal Studios Singapore.
If shopping for luxury labels or high street favourites, Orchard Road beckons. For less mass-market shopping, try out local neighbourhoods where independent boutiques, quirky art galleries and bustling markets await you.
Singapore’s rich dining scene features a mix of authentic local fare at hawker centres and slap-up meals in Chinatown to celebrity chef or Michelin-star experiences. You can also dine alfresco in lively Clarke Quay before painting the town red or chill out with a cocktail or two at an array of fabulous rooftop bars.
Perfect as a standalone destination, Singapore can also be combined with numerous Far East or Middle East options for the holiday of your dreams.
21st century city with colonial echoes
Paradise for foodies
Thrills, spills and non-stop action
Easy to zip around on excellent public transport
Ultimate Asian getaway and cruise hub
Ideal stopover en route to Australia or New Zealand
You really can shop til you drop
GMT +7 hours
Singapore is approximately 13 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK. Recommended airlines flying non-stop from the UK to Singapore: British Airways & Singapore Airlines.
Best time to go
Singapore is hot and humid all year round with temperatures usually above 30ºC. There are two rainy seasons from December to early March and June to September, however do be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential, but usually brief.