Singapore Luxury Travel

Singapore Luxury Travel

Hotels in Singapore | Things to Do in Singapore

Many people marvel at the beauty of Singapore and her progressiveness. Most impressive to note is that she was formerly just a humble fishing village, inhabited by an indigenous settlement.

Fast forward to today. Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and color. In fact, you can even say that Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West.

Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometers, making her one of the smallest countries in the world and the smallest in the region – hence the moniker “The Little Red Dot”. Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce. Also, her strategic location in the region has enabled her to become a central sea port along major shipping routes.

Other than having a sound business infrastructure and favorable economic climate, another factor for Singapore’s rapid growth is due to a stable and competent ruling government. Singapore is a parliamentary republic with a political system that’s centered on democracy.

History

Singapore was a swampy fishing village when Sir Stamford Raffles founded it as a trading post for the British East India Company in 1819; and today it is a thriving and progressive metropolis. Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew contributed largely to the rise and success of modern Singapore from the time its independence in 1965. Its resilient people are its main resource and its population of over 4 million comprising Chinese(over 70%), Malays, Indians and other ethnic groups form an integrated multi-cultural society.

Attractions

Singapore boasts some of the region’s best attractions. Highly acclaimed would be the Singapore Zoological Gardens, the Night Safari, the Jurong Bird Park, Sentosa Island, Resort and the Singapore Botanic Gardens with its National Orchid Gardens.

Explore the main ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Geylang Serai to get a glimpse of the varied flavors of different cultures and way of life.

singapore-city-at-night

Hotel Accommodation

Singapore offers a wide range of hotels – from comfortable to 3-star to grand 5-star and super-deluxe accommodation. Most hotels are located in two main areas -Orchard Road and Marina Square. And traveling time to the airport is no more then 30 minutes.

Sightseeing Tours

An interesting selection of daily-sightseeing tours are available focusing on the unique features of our island’s attractions in addition to daily tours to Malaysia and the Indonesian Islands.

Eating Out

Singapore is unquestionably a food paradise…and our popular pastime-eating-goes on anytime and anywhere. This is due to the wonderful array of cuisines and dishes stemming from a diversified racial mix. You can venture to the inexpensive hawker stalls and food malls or indulge in chic cafes and stylish restaurants where you’ll find both ambiance and memorable food.

Entertainment

You can also unwind and relax at many nightspots, drink at elegant wine bars, or lively beer pubs or listen to jazz and pop bands located around the city.

The Performing Arts

The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s leading mega performing arts complex where most renowned musicals and plays are regularly staged in the finest state-of-the-art theatres with brilliant acoustics.

The Esplanade, a venue worth a visit, is an amazing architectural feat with its imposing twin durian-domed structures.

Shopping

Shopping is an irresistible pastime as there’s a marvelous range of products from high fashions to the latest utilities. Watch out for the annual Great Singapore Sale(June-July) – the shopping extravaganza with remarkable offers.

Goods and Services Tax

A 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied on most goods and services. Visitors may apply for a refund of the GST paid on goods worth $100 or more at affiliated retailers.

Getting Around

Getting around Singapore is easy and inexpensive. Apart from the excellent bus service, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) offers a comfortable and efficient way of travelling fares starting from S$0.90.

Hailing a taxi is a breeze as there’s an abundant supply of air-conditioned taxis. Fare starts from $2.50 for the first 1 km or part thereof, but different fare structures. Surcharges apply at certain places, time periods and days. There are also additional charges for travelling on roads under the Electronic Road Pricing Scheme, which will be added to the metered fare.

Gateway City

Located in the heart of South East Asia, Singapore is the ideal connecting point to the region whether it be to Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Indonesia.

Besides, regular flights from Changi Airport take you to all the surrounding regions.

Airport

Ranked among the top airports in the world, Changi Airport offers unparalleled service and features. Facilities include business centers, over 100 tax-free shops, 24-hour medical center in Terminal 2, Internet centers, transit hotel rooms, showers and gym facilities to name a few.

Drinking Water

It is perfectly safe to drink water straight from the tap in Singapore.

Drug Abuse

Those convicted of possessing and trafficking in drugs will face severe penalties including jail sentences and/or the death penalty.

Electricity

Singapore’s voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second.

Littering

In line with our clean and green Images there are strict laws against any kind of littering which is subject to fines.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in public transport, all air-conditioned private and public buildings, lifts, theaters, cinemas, restaurants and eateries, hair salons, supermarkets, shopping centers, bus stops and taxi stands.

Weather

Located just 2 degrees north of the equator, Singapore enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year. The average daily temperature is from 25 Celsius to 33 Celsius. Rainfall is heavier during the N.E Monsoon November-January and the hottest months are July-August.

What to Wear

Light summer clothing is the most comfortable. Most restaurants do not restrict type of dress and would accept smart casual attire.

Exchange Rate

In October 2017, US$0.73= S$1.00 (Singapore Dollars).

 

Hotels in Singapore | Things to Do in Singapore

image description
Best Season:February to April
Popular Location: Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Orchard Road, Singapore Flyer, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Chinatown

Singapore Luxury Travel

Curnard-Queen-Elizabeth

    Cunard

    Cruises

    For over 175 years, Cunard has been recognized for providing ocean travel at its finest. Guests escape to an uncrowded world with the space and time to do as much…

    from $999.00

      Holland America Line

      Autism-friendly Cruises, Cruises

      With 135 years of experience, Holland America Line is recognized as the undisputed leader in the cruise industry’s premium segment. Holland America Line’s fleet consists of 4 ships, offering over…

      from $799.00

        Celebrity Cruises

        Autism-friendly Cruises, Cruises, Group Travel

        Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, Celebrity merged…

        from $469.00

          Seabourn Cruises

          Cruises

          Seabourn Cruises Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Its fleet of intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 450 and 600…

          from $1,999.00

            Regent Seven Seas Cruises

            Cruises

            Regent Seven Seas Cruises The ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer voyages of exploration and discovery to more than 300 ports and visit all seven continents. Our luxury vessels are designed…

            from $1,299.00

              Oceania Cruises

              Cruises

              Oceania Cruises Our goal at Oceania Cruises has always been a lofty one – to offer our guests a world of affordable luxury and attractive value that is unrivaled anywhere. You can…

              from $255.50

                Crystal Cruises

                Cruises, River Cruises

                “Crystal Cruises, which began service in 1990, operates two luxury ships – Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity – with a total of 1,992 berths Crystal Cruises is owned by Genting…

                from $999.00

                  Ponant Cruises

                  Cruises

                  Ponant Cruises Embark for a luxury cruise aboard one of our PONANT ships and live the experience of a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. PONANT offers you the…

                  from $3,790.00

                    Azamara Club Cruises

                    Cruises

                    Azamara is the new, deluxe cruise experience for discerning travelers who long to reach out-of-the-ordinary destinations and indulge in amenities and service unparalleled on the high seas. The unique offerings of…

                    from $242.71
                    avalon-river-cruises

                      Avalon Waterways

                      Cruises, Group Travel, River Cruises, Romance

                      Avalon Waterways You’ve always forged your own path…with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering…

                      from $409.00