Singapore accommodation is generally of an extremely high standard and available in a variety of formats. Many foreigners visiting the city - especially those making an extended stay in Singapore - opt for renting a private apartment or condominium for the duration of their stay.
Some of Singapore’s cosiest and stylish serviced apartments include:
These properties offer a much higher degree of comfort and privacy than traditional accommodation. What’s more, serviced apartments still offer many benefits associated with hotels, including room cleaning and reception services. Thesqua.re’s range of serviced apartments in Singapore have been selected with comfort and convenience in mind. Each is guaranteed to offer the highest standard of interior decor, whilst also offering a high level of functionality - fully-equipped kitchen facilities and mod-cons make these properties ideal for those staying in Singapore for a longer period.
As an island city-state, Singapore presents different challenges when it comes to choosing the perfect location in which to stay. Covering some 721sq kilometres, the city is comprised of business, commercial and residential zones that make up five regions: East, West, North, North East and Central. Most foreign visitors to the city, whether tourists or business travellers, will predominantly find themselves in the Central area, which is where Singapore’s Central Business District is to be found, as well as many of the city’s most famous landmarks. The central area is divided up into neighbourhoods and precincts, which include Downtown Core (where Marina Bay, Marina Centre, Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar are to be found), Newton, River Valley and Orchard.
Of all these areas, Downtown Core is arguably the most desirable for visitors. It is the historical heart of the city, as well as the location of the central commercial and business zones. Covering around four square kilometres, the district was the first area to be developed during the colonial period. It is now more commonly referred to as the Central Business District. Conversely, Marina Bay, which is largely built on reclaimed land, is emerging as the ‘new downtown’, with the Promontory featuring numerous restaurants, theatres and public spaces. Sentosa Island, to the south of the central area, is often seen as the more quiet, relaxed part of Singapore, with resort-like locations offering the more traditional vacation experience, with golden beaches and family attractions.
Singapore is something of an anomaly - an island city-state, with an urban area virtually encompassing its entire landmass. However, this small-but-prosperous state is considered a world leader when it comes to finance and technological innovation. Formerly a colony of the British Empire, Singapore has a diverse history and combined with its penchant for large-scale building projects - including reclaiming land from the sea - the city itself has a fascinating backstory as well as an utterly unique cityscape.
Singapore has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with a GDP per capita of some $60,000. It is also famously one of the most open economies in the world, embracing free trade and low taxes. The city-state’s wealth is largely derived from exports - particularly electronics, chemicals and financial services. As such, the Port of Singapore is now the world's busiest transhipment port, surpassing Hong Kong and Rotterdam.
Tourism in Singapore is also a major industry, generating almost $27 a year in revenue. This inevitably means that local authorities invest heavily in the attractions and resorts catering to leisure travellers. These often offer a stark contrast to the city centre - with water parks, golden beaches and theme parks replacing shopping malls and skyscraper office blocks.
Singapore is a unique location that is popular with tourists from all over the world, as well as an important destination for business travellers. The local authorities have subsequently invested billions in attractions, public spaces and leisure facilities, which in turn have heightened the city’s appeal. However, with Singapore’s exotic location and distinct culture, many first-time visitors may be unsure of exactly what their options are when visiting the city.
Does Singapore have many tourist attractions?
Many people are surprised by the number of tourist attractions in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands, in particular, has a huge amount of restaurants, fairground-style attractions, parks and public spaces. All this is just one location - there are also multiple theme parks, water parks, botanical gardens and urban sculptures to be found all over the island.
What is Singapore like for business travellers
Thanks to Singapore's open trading ethos and low tax, it is one of the world’s most popular places to do business. Whilst most companies will have a global workforce, it is always an advantage for foreign visitors to visit some of the museums and historic landmarks to build an understanding of the local culture. Fortunately, many hotels cater specifically for business travellers and provide a host of amenities for unwinding after a long day in the city.
What are the best things to do in Singapore?
Different people will have different ideas of what to do when visiting Singapore, but there are certain features of the city that stand out. Visiting one of the many stunning botanical gardens is more or less essential, as is taking in one of the light shows that occur in several places in Downtown Core. Singapore also boasts arguably the best electronics shopping anywhere in the world.
What are some free things to do in Singapore?
Exploring the cities different diverse cultures by visiting Chinatown, Arab Street and Little India is a great way to understand Singapore’s unique social landscape. The city also boasts some stunning religious and spiritual architecture, much of which can be explored free of charge. Finally, the city also offers free concerts at key landmarks throughout the year.
Are there many popular excursions from Singapore?
Singapore is perfectly placed for a huge array of day trips and excursions. Visitors can explore significant World War 2 landmarks, cruise around the island or Singapore river and marvel at the cityscape, or even take a day trip to Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore benefits from a diverse population that is reflected in its varied neighbourhoods - each offering something different. Whilst this is true of most cities, Singapore boasts an entire country’s worth of geography and cityscape into one small island. Combined with the huge amount of tourist attractions on offer, it is beneficial to have an idea of the most important places to visit during any trip to Singapore.
One of the best things about Singapore is, thanks to its diverse cultural influences, the city offers an incredible range of dining experiences. Naturally, there are many establishments specialising in Asian cuisine. Of these, Shinji by Kanesaka, Jiang-Nan Chun, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant and Cherry Garden stand out as amongst the finest offerings. Indian cuisine is also hugely popular, with restaurants such as Khansama Tandoori, Punjab Grill and Shahi Maharani offering a combination of modern and traditional dishes.
However, whilst Singapore offers an incredible selection of ethnic and regional specialities, there is also a fantastic selection of European cuisine on offer. Odette, for example, is ranked among the top 20 restaurants in the world. Other fine-dining establishments include Iggy’s, Alma by Juan Amador, Nouri and Flutes. Alternatively, for something a little more informal, Salt Pig, Muchachos and the Chat and Chow Cafe offer great food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Aside from its huge amount of restaurants, Singapore is also famous for its street food. In fact, Singapore’s street food scene is one of the most diverse in South East Asia - which in itself is quite the accolade. The markets and hawker stalls of the city offer a great opportunity to experience authentic ethnic foods. Sungei Road Laksa, Fu Ming Shu Shi, Otowa Yakitori and Heng Heng are renowned stalls, serving a range of local specialities. However, many of the best vendors are those that aren’t so well known. The best places to explore for these are the Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat market and the Tekka Centre.
Singapore has an almost unusually high concentration of shopping centres and prestige retail precincts, making it one of Asia’s top shopping destinations. The best shopping in Singapore is inevitably found in the central district, with Orchard Road being the most popular place for fashion and designer goods. There’s also the sprawling VivoCity, a massive shopping complex that boasts some 340 retailers along with a cinema and entertainment complex. For an alternative shopping experience, there’s also the Chinatown Markets, which offer everything from traditional handicrafts to unique fashions.
Further to its famous shopping streets, Singapore also has several malls and precincts, such as Ion Orchard, which has over 400 retailers over its 12 floors. Other notable malls include:
Singapore has one of the most advanced, comprehensive and cost-efficient public transport systems in the world. The two most popular means for traversing the city are by bus and via the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport system. Both are extremely efficient and comfortable - with air conditioning as standard. They can also be paid for using the EZ-link card - which is similar in format to London’s Oyster card. Singapore has two main bus operators, SBS Transit and SMRT Buses, which connect all areas of the city via some 360 scheduled services. By contrast, the MRT system has just 9 lines, but provides a much faster way of getting around the city. It features 185 stations in total, with some of the major stops being:
Singapore also features an abundance of taxis - over 15,000 in fact - and tourists can also make use of the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus routes.
Singapore is close to the equator and therefore experiences a tropical climate - it is typically warm and humid all year round frequent showers. However, as Singapore’s weather - including the temperature - is so constant, day and night, it is much easier to acclimatise to than might be expected. This also means that Singapore does not have distinct seasons like western Europe, however, there are two monsoon seasons. The first one is from mid-November to early March. The second occurs from June to September. February and April are considered the best times to visit Singapore, as rainfall during these months is comparatively low, as is the chance of adverse weather conditions.
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