Welcome to Singapore! With flourishing retail hot spots, a booming, cross-cultural culinary scene and one of the world's best airports, it's not hard to see why Singapore acts as a launching (and finishing) point for many of our Asian odysseys.

From the traditions and heritage of Chinatown to the aromatic delights of Little India and the modernity of glitzy hotels, a few days in sizzling Singapore is the perfect bookend to any Intrepid adventure.

Our Singapore trips

Singapore travel highlights

Singapore holiday information

At a glance

Best time to visit Singapore

Geography and environment

Top 5 Food Finds of Singapore

Health and Safety

Further reading

Singapore travel FAQs

Most nationalities do not require a visa to visit Singapore. Tourists not requiring a visa will be granted a 30 day stay on arrival. Other nationalities should check with their Singapore embassy or consulate.

Tipping isn't expected in Singapore, so is left up to the discretion of the consumer. Some hotels and restaurants may include a 10% surcharge within bills.

Internet access is widespread in Singapore, with internet cafes and Wi-Fi hot spots commonly found in airports, hotels, cafes and malls.

Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in Singapore. Ensure global roaming is activated before leaving home if you wish to use your mobile.

Most toilets in Singapore are modern, flushable toilets, although squat toilets can also be encountered at times.

Short trip on the MRT = 1.50 SGD
Can of soft drink = 1.50-2 SGD
Hawker-style food plate = 5-6 SGD
Dinner at a restaurant = 20-30 SGD

Tap water is considered safe to drink unless marked otherwise.

Major credit cards are accepted widely by shops, restaurants and hotels in Singapore. Smaller vendors like street food stalls may not accept credit cards, so carry enough cash to cover small purchases.

ATMs that accept foreign cards are common in Singapore and easily found in the airport, malls and city streets.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 2 Jan New Year's Day (Observed)
  • 28 Jan Chinese New Year
  • 29 Jan Chinese New Year 2nd Day
  • 30 Jan Chinese New Year (Observed) 
  • 14 Apr Good Friday
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 10 May Vesak Day
  • 25 Jun Hari Raya Puasa
  • 26 Jun Hari Raya Puasa
  • 9 Aug National Day
  • 1 Sep Hari Raya Haji
  • 18 Oct Deepavali
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Singapore go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/singapore/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Local artist at work on handmade souvenirs in Chinatown, Singapore

Top responsible travel tips for Singapore

  1. Be considerate of Singapore’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. Dress modestly and respectfully. Shoulders to knees should be covered, especially when entering places of worship.
  3. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
  4. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts. Littering is taken very seriously in Singapore.
  5. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
  7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.