Travel Planning
Singapore
Travel Planning
Singapore

Singapore at a Glance

Singapore is famous for its shopping and now its museums and galleries. The streets are clean and the public transit on time. When you want a break from the city, explore mangrove swamps and deserted islands by bicycle. 

Singapore is a hot travel destination and that's not just the year round sultry weather. Taste all the spices Asia has to offer with dishes from India, Malaysia, China and beyond. Watch street vendors sweat over open flames to bring you cheap and delicious food or cool your brow in an air conditioned restaurant. In the evening, raise your glass at an up and coming installation art show or browse paintings right before museum closing. If shopping is your passion, you can really go wild in Singapore whether you buy clothes, furniture or kitchenware. If you are tired of sharing all the fun with everyone else, head to one of the country's parks or outer islands for some peace and quiet.

What to Expect
High Season
February - October
Low Season
November - January
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Singapore Changi Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Travelers from the U.S, UK, EU, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia automatically receive a thirty day travel visa upon their arrival by air or a 14 day visa upon arrival by sea. Visa extensions are available. All travelers must have a valid passport, a return ticket and evidence of a healthy bank account. American citizens can learn more information by using the U.S State Department's travel website

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Singapore is always hot and always humid. Rain is especially prevalent during November - January, but it usually rains for a few moments every day year round. 

      Safety Concerns Singapore may have the odd pickpocket here and there, but it has a very safe reputation. Penalties for breaking the law are quite severe. Drug trafficking carries the death penalty, for example. Smoking in public, littering, jaywalking and other infractions carry hefty fees so it's best to read up a bit on local law. 

      Health Concerns Haze and air pollution plague Singapore during the summer months. If you have sensitive lungs or heart, you should consider time of year when planning your trip.