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 holidays.

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 vacation.

Our Singapore trips

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Articles on Singapore

Singapore travel highlights

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Best time to visit Singapore
Geography and environment
Top 5 Food Finds of Singapore
Health and Safety
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Singapore travel FAQs

Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage. 

All travelers are required to produce: 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.

Learn more about Intrepid's COVID-19 proof of vaccination policy

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.

Cell 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 traveling 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 Labor 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 traveling 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 behavior, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while traveling.

Marina Bay in Singapore

How we're giving back

In Singapore, we stay in locally run accommodation including guesthouses, smaller-scale hotels and homestays in an effort to support the local economies. We also visit locally-run restaurants and markets where travelers will have opportunities to support local businesses and purchase handicrafts created by local artisans.