Blog Post Type: Planning a Trip to a City
Singapore, one of Southeast Asia’s most prosperous cities, boasts vibrant cosmopolitan culture and dynamic city life. The buzzing nightclubs, plush shopping malls, glamorous casinos, and luxury cruises are some of the reasons Singapore has grown to be a leading tourist destination in this part of the world. There is so much to see and do in Singapore; therefore, it’s always better to plan your Singapore trip well in time.
Singapore Skyline – Image by Erwin Soo via Flickr
Decide the type of your tour
First, you need to decide what type of tour you would prefer. If you are running short of time on a business trip, plan a short tour that will cover the main attractions of the city. On the contrary, when you have enough time, you can plan for a leisurely walking tour in and around Singapore. Walking tours help you experience the place and not just see it. If you are traveling with family, make sure you choose your accommodation and sightseeing spots carefully so that there is something for everyone (or every age group) in the family.
Include Walking Tours
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There are lots of paid and free walking tours conducted in the city. Singapore walking tours are the best way to explore the city’s numerous museums and historic colonial districts that exude the essence of the island nation’s British past and Chinese present. Go off the beaten tracks with walking tours to various scenic spots, parks, and gardens in Singapore.
Things to Do and See
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Singapore as a booming metro city has a lot to offer to the most discerning traveler. From museum hopping to shopping, from fun-filled river cruising to enjoying the panoramic cityscape from the famous Gardens by the Bay, anything can be included in your itinerary depending on your budget, time, and preferences. Some places/things that you should not miss on your first trip to Singapore are Little India, Chinatown, the Merlion, Clarke Quay, Gardens by the Bay, and Singapore Flyer among others.
Finding Hotel Accommodation
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If you want to splurge, accommodation options are aplenty in this city. At upscale hotels, a wide range of amenities comes at a high price. On the other hand, mid-range hotels in Singapore are places where you will find all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable. Value Hotel Thomson would be a good choice for mid-range accommodation in a quiet neighborhood with easy accessibility to downtown Singapore. The Chinatown area is home to some elegant boutique hotels. Choosing a B&B accommodation or a backpacker’s hostel can get you landed in a private AC room with free Wi-Fi and TV at an economical price.
Seasons and Festivals
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When is the best time to visit Singapore? Well, Singapore is a happening place; the city witnesses festivals and cultural events throughout the year. If you want to delve deeper into Singapore’s cultural life, plan your trip around Singapore festivals and events to add more fun to your vacation. The city embraces hot and humid tropical weather, and it rains – especially in the afternoons. But November to March would be the best time to plan your Singapore trip as the temperature drops due to northeast monsoon.