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Singapore

Introduction

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.



Getting there

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.

Accommodation

Singapore has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Check out Expedia City Break Hotel Deals. Alternatively look at Hotels.com City Break Hotel Deals.

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.

Getting Around

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.