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Your full Wanderlust guide to travel in Singapore

Singapore's vital statistics

  • Capital city: Singapore
  • Population: 5.686 million
  • Money: Singapore dollar
  • Int dialing code: +65
  • Languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English.
  • Visas: Not required for UK nationals staying less than 90 days.
  • Voltage: 230V
  • Time: GMT+8

When to go to Singapore

Singapore is sunny and warm all year-round. February to April is the driest and sunniest time to visit and humidity is at its lowest during this season. Visit between January and March to experience Chinese New Year and Holi. August to October is when the weather is at its coolest, making it a great time to explore the outdoors.

Must-visits

  1. Gardens by the Bay: A multi-award winning attraction on the edge of Marina Bay, famous for its ‘super tree’ groves, heritage gardens and large bio domes.
  2. Eclectic neighbourhoods: Little India, Chinatown, Katong are all colourful neighbourhoods offering an insight into Singapore’s diverse cultural heritage.
  3. MacRitchie Nature Trail and Reservoir Park: Embark on the 11km walking trail through the rainforest to spy monkeys, monitor lizards and even flying lemurs.

Things to do in Singapore

Must-eats

  1. Char kway teow: stir-fried noodles in lard mixed with garlic, egg, soy sauce, chilli, fresh prawns and blood cockles.
  2. Rojak: A salad of vegetables, fruits and Dough fritters covered in a sticky sweet, sour and spicy source, and sprinkled with chopped peanuts and ginger flowers.
  3. Laksa: A spicy coconut milk-based noodle broth

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