Are you planning a fun and exciting South East Asian trip but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, Singapore is one of the best travel destinations for all types of travelers no matter if you love adventure, relaxation, food, culture or people. So, here’s a little guide that will help you have a safe and comfortable Singapore trip.
The weather is warm but tricky
Good news is that there’s no best time to visit Singapore—any time is a perfect time! The island is warm all year round. However, the bad news is that the heat in Singapore is not tropical, but very humid which can be really hard to survive for some. The island is one giant sauna, no matter if night or day. So, this means you need to dress appropriately. Since you’re definitely getting sweaty, make sure to bring plenty of moisture-wicking clothing and always carry a small towel with you for the purposes of drying up. A change of clothing can also be handy! And, remember to stay hydrated and take it slow until you get used to the weather.
Their public transport is great
The Singaporean public transport is one of the best in the world, especially their subway system (aka MRT—Mass Rapid Transit). Even though it survived a few bigger breakdowns in recent years, it’s still a highly reliable, super-efficient and very affordable way to travel around the island. If you’re traveling on a budget, this should be your first choice of transport for sure. There are also practical and cost-effective tourist cards you can grab and get unlimited public transport use for 1-3 days.
Accommodation is amazing
Singapore is a very popular tourist destination, so you can find all sorts of amazing accommodation from cheap hostels to elegant hotels. For the best experience, you can book Singapore hotel rooms and opt for anything from deluxe rooms to exclusive suites that will provide you with amazing vistas of the city. These lux experiences will make you feel like the king of the world high atop your tower overlooking the gorgeous city below! If you want something more subtle, there are hostels that always provide guests with reliable service too.
Wi-Fi is plentiful
Singapore is a digital nomad paradise, especially when you take into consideration their super-fast internet. Also, there is free Wi-Fi in many places like malls, museums and cafés. Due to big demand, these free hot-spots can’t really brag with amazing signal strength, so if you like your internet fast, you can go to your nearest convenience store and grab a tourist SIM card with some data on it. These cards cost only a few Singaporean dollars and give you island-wide convenience.
The city is very safe
Singapore is one of the safest places in Asia for travelers, even solo female tourists. However, no place is perfect, so make sure to use your common sense to avoid scams and stay away from drunken brawls. If you happen to get into any sort of trouble in Singapore, don’t hesitate to call the police at 999. Once the police are notified, your safest bet is to leave the place so as not to invite any violence to you. It’s always good to know what to do in an uncomfortable situation even though you should definitely not expect them. Since petty theft is the most common type of crime, just keep your belongings close to you and you’ll be perfectly fine! Singapore is also safe from most big natural disasters, even though flooding sometimes happens during monsoon season (November to January).
If you’re a newbie traveler, Singapore is one of the best places to start! It’s safe, beautiful and very interesting and you’re bound to come home full of amazing experiences from South East Asia.