Visit Singapore The Happiest Place In Asia

  • Gazelle International Tours

  • Asia
  • Jan 14, 2022

You have not seen it all until you visit Singapore an Island city-state in maritime South East Asia. It consists of about 63 Islands with Jurong Island, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa being the largest of Singapore’s smaller islands.

Getting there & Away

Singapore is ranked the 5th most visited city in the world and second in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore Changi Airport which hosts over 100 airlines connects Singapore to the rest of the World. While visiting Singapore, the most common means of transport are private vehicles, bicycles, bus, taxis and trains. Most travelers find it cheaper to travel by taxi in Singapore.

Make the most out of your trip to Singapore by connecting to Malaysia through the Johor-Singapore Causeway which connects Johor Bahru city in Malaysia to the town of Woodlands in Singapore. Alternatively use the Tuas link which was built to reduce traffic congestion at the Johor-Singapore Causeway.

Best time to Visit

In case you are wondering what’s the best time of year to visit, Singapore is an all year round destination as it experiences a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 23 to 32 °C (73 to 90 °F). While temperature does not vary greatly throughout the year, there is a wetter monsoon season from November to February.

Language & Culture

We understand that communication is key and you do not want to spend your holiday trying out sign language, Singapore has a number of languages, religions, and cultures. A total of four official languages are spoken; that is, English, Mandarin, Tamil and Malay which is widely considered as the national language. Because it is a multicultural country, each Singaporean’s behaviors and attitudes are influenced by his or her home language and his religion. Those English-English speaking are associated the Western and Christian culture, while those speaking Chinese are more of the Chinese and Confucianism culture, Malay-speaking Singaporeans are more of  Malay and Islamic culture while Buddhism is the most widely practiced religion in Singapore.

Culinary delights

Singapore is a foodie’s haven owing to the diversity of cuisines in the country. Local food items relate to a particular ethnicity like the Chinese, Malay and Indian whose diversity of cuisine has been increased further by the mix of different styles like the Peranakan cuisine which is a mix of Chinese and Malay cuisine. Hawker centers with communal seating areas where street food is served typically have numerous food stalls with each specialized in one or more dishes. Cultural diffusion is exemplified by traditionally Malay hawker stalls also selling Tamil food, Hainanese chicken rice based on the Hainanese dish-Wenchang chicken.

Wenchang chicken is also considered Singapore’s national dish and a must taste on every visit to Singapore.

Book your Singapore tour and enjoy a flourishing food scene ranging from hawker centers, food courts, coffee shops, cafes, fast food, simple kitchens, casual, celebrity and high-end restaurants. Cloud kitchens and food delivery are also on the rise, with an increasing number of residents ordering from delivery apps once in a while. The Singapore Food Festival is held annually in July which celebrates Singapore’s cuisine gives a great opportunity for visitors to taste the different cultures’ cuisine.

What to do and see in Singapore

The national flower of Singapore is the hybrid orchid, named in memory of a Singapore-born Armenian woman, who crossbred the flower in her garden. The naturally occurring fauna and flora in Singapore is present in nature reserves, such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Singapore also has many other national symbols such as the Coat of arms of Singapore and the Lion head symbol of Singapore which is the reason behind calling Singapore the Lion City. Well-known landmarks include the Merlion which is the official mascot of Singapore, depicted as a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Jewel, the Orchard Road shopping belt which contains numerous shopping centers and hotels, the resort island of Sentosa, the Singapore Zoo which is an open Zoo where animals are kept in enclosures, separated from visitors by hidden dry or wet moats instead of caging the animals, the River Wonders is a themed Zoo and aquarium with 300 species of animals, including numerous endangered species and the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The National Gallery Singapore is the nation’s flagship red dot designed Museum with some works from Singaporean and other South East Asian artists, it focuses on contemporary art and celebrates exceptional art and design hosting a wide variety of items from 50 countries. The lotus shaped Art Science Museum hosts touring exhibitions that combine art with science. Other major Museums include the Asian Civilization Museum, the Peranakan Museum and the Arts House with the Esplanade as the largest performing arts center of Singapore.

The icing on the cake is that Ugandan citizens enter Singapore Visa Free. Contact us today so that we can start arranging your Singapore dream holiday.


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