We spent 5 days in Singapore as there really is a lot to see and do. Singapore is 7 hrs ahead of UK time and temp was 81 deg in February. The currency is the Singapore $. Food and accommodation is quite expensive here (make sure you see the price before ordering) but you can find reasonable accommodation if you look on comparison sights (See planning in the menu). British Citizens holding a UK passport do not need a Visa for the first 30 days.
Customs and Rules:
Singapore is a remarkably clean country and they have some quite strict rules
Singapore customs do not have any allowance for taking ashore cigarettes. Cigarettes have to be declared at customs checkpoint and tax paid.
Marina Bay Sands Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Home to more than 250,000 plants, as well as pavilions, waterways and the spectacular Super Trees, Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most beautiful outdoor attractions, where you can stroll leisurely through various landscapes that represent diverse ecosystems. See one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls in the Cloud Forest conservatory, and admire views of Marina Bay from the Flower Dome conservatory.
The Botanical Gardens including the world's largest orchid collection displayed in a natural setting really is outstanding.
Witness the world’s tallest indoor waterfall in the Cloud Forest See a wide array of flowers and journey through diverse climates in the Flower Dome
We visited the zoo after hearing lots about it and the fact we had never heard of a Night Zoo.. There was quite a wait to get in and then a wait for the train that takes you around the park. Kids will love it here as there are over 1000 creatures and walking trails which is so much for them. It was quite difficult to see the animals in parts but a fun thing to do.
We went early Feb and Chinese New Year was in full swing.. Singapore was decked out in colour and it was great to walk about and view the fabulous decorations and sample the great Chinese food on offer. The City's Colonial-styled buildings, The Statue of Merlion
A visit to Raffles was top of our list and luckily we got to visit... It is a beautiful hotel and the grounds are equally fabulous. You really cannot visit Raffles without going to the Long Bar and sample the famous Singapore Sling whilst eating peanuts.. Many still dispose of the shells directly to the floor as they did years ago...