Singapore is a small city state in South East Asia that is a very popular city break when travelling on the "Kangaroo Route" between Europe and Australia. The city itself is a very safe and prosperous place and it is easy to get around. The climate is tropical and as such can be hot and sticky most of the year round.
Air: Singapore airport (SIN) is a major south east Asian hub and as such offers flights across the globe. The airport is impressive with lots of facilities in which to kill time if on a stopover. This includes a roof top swimming pool and beer garden! Options from the airport to the city include, bus, taxi, metro or limo.
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Rail: Train arrival is possible from Malaysia with the Malaysian Railways running a service to Kuala Lumpur.
What to See and Do
Singapore's numerous attractions include the following:
Zoo and Bird Park: For wildlife enthuiasts, Singapore Zoo is a must for the usual array of animals. If birds are more your thing try a visit to Jurong Bird Park.
Chinatown: Gorge yourself on Chinese food and culture in Chinatown. The Chinatown Heritage Centre will give you the history of the area and Chinese culture in Singapore.
Little India: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the highlight of a trip to Little India. Entry is free but donations happily accepted. This area is obviously the best place in the country for a curry.
MRT: The Mass Rapid Transit system is extremely efficient and makes it easy to get around.
Taxi: Taxis, unlike many countries, are a cheap and reliable way in which to get around.
Trishaws: Three wheeled cycles are very touristy way to get around. You can also go on a tour of the central tourist sights on a Trishaw.
Boat: Touristy bumboats operate on the Singapore River and give you a great view of the city skyline.