BEST TIME TO VISIT

FEBRUARY - APRIL | 26°C - 27°C | PLEASANT

July to September is a great time to explore the many facets of Singapore; especially around July when the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival take place. From February to April the weather is pleasant and plenty of outdoor activities become available then, like jungle trekking, bungee jumping, cycling etc. November to January are the wettest months, while the hottest months are May and June which you should avoid if you can’t brave the heat.  

HERE’S WHAT IT WILL COST

1 SGD = 0.00 INR

Flight from Delhi: Starting at Rs. 17,000 approximately
Flight from Mumbai: Starting at Rs. 21,000 approximately  
1&2 stars: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000
3&4 stars: Rs. 3000 to Rs. 8000
5 star: Rs. 9000 onwards
Budget: 12-20 SGD
Mid-range: 20-30 SGD
Splurge: Variable based on choice of restaurant

VISA

Indian nationals are required to apply for visa to enter Singapore. Indian nationals holding official and diplomatic passports are exempted from the entry visa requirement. Application for e-Visa to enter Singapore With effect from 1st April 2009, the Singapore High Commission no longer accepts individual walk-in applications. All applications must be submitted via electronic visa (e-Visa) app ... READ MORE

VISA

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GETTING IN

BY AIR

Changi Airport is one of Asia’s best-connected airports and is an important hub for international aviation. Being an important gateway to Southeast Asia, mostly all major international airlines fly into Singapore. There is regular air traffic from Singapore to several destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America. Regularly voted the world’s best airport, its facilities include a gym, several gardens, an outdoor pool, free internet, cafes and plenty of shops. Most well-known carriers fly to Changi from all major cities of India (from Jet Airways, Air India, Singapore Airlines, to IndiGo)

BY RAIL

Singapore is connected to Malaysia, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur by rail, with a route to Bangkok. Trains depart from and arrive at the Tanjong Pagar MRT station Singapore. Check the train schedules before visiting here. (http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm)

 
BY SEA

Singapore is increasingly being used as a base for cruises throughout South East Asia. There are regular ferry services to Harbour Front (earlier known as World Trade Centre), Marina Bay Cruise Centre (Marina Bay), Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (East Coast), Changi Point Ferry Terminal (near the airport) and Changi Ferry Terminal from Malaysia and Indonesia. These cruises offer an experience of a lifetime and are a great way to reach Singapore. Major cruise operators such as Royal Caribbean, Star Cruises offer ideal sea vacations while reaching Singapore.

PACKING

Here are a few things you must ensure you have before you travel to Singapore:
  • Valid passport with a minimum six months validity
  • A visa valid up to your stay in Singapore
  • Bank cards, cash, forex, or travel cards
  • Copies of your passport, visa, credit and debit cards
  • List of emergency contacts
  • Laptop and mobile phone along with chargers
  • Basic medication
  • Woollens, or light cottons, beach wear as per the season/place you’re visiting
  • Umbrella/raincoat
 

DOs & DON’Ts

LOCAL ETIQUETTE
  • Do not litter or smoke in public. You can be fined.
  • Do remove your shoes before entering a home, temple or a mosque.
  • You need a medical prescription for importing or chewing gum in Singapore.
  • If using a public washroom, do not forget to flush, or else you can be fined.
  • Do not touch someone’s head, it’s considered sacred.
  • Do not bring food (or eat) while you’re using MRT (Mass Road Transport).
  • Do not point with your index finger, it’s considered rude.
  • Do not put your feet up on a coffee table, as that is considered dirty.
 
SAFETY
  • Take down the Take down the cab driver information each time you hire a taxi. Be aware of pick pocketing, especially in crowded neighbourhoods.
GOOD TO KNOW
  • Before taking a table in a hawker centre or a coffee shop, look out for packets of tissue paper or umbrellas on tables. Singaporeans have a peculiar habit of reserving their seats with these items, while they queue up for food.
  • Tipping is not encouraged by the Singapore Government.
  • Do not throw away your receipts, as you may be able to reclaim Goods and Services Tax (GST) you’ve paid for certain items during your visit, at the airport.
  • Stay on the left side of the escalator. The right side is for those in a rush.
  • If you’re thinking of packing some gifts for your associates or relatives, do a little research on their culture. For example, gifts packed in white are not ideal for people with Chinese descent, as white is the colour of mourning.