About Singapore

The city state of Singapore, in Southeast Asia, is a melting pot of ancient and modern, with shiny skyscrapers towering alongside traditional temples and sandy beaches.

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About Singapore

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore thrived after gaining its independence and went on to become one of the most prosperous countries in the world today.

Its tropical climate, ancient temples, buzzing nightlife and towering skyscrapers give the city a cosmopolitan feel, with Chinese, Indian and Malay influences all evident around every corner. There’s a reason this is one of the world’s most popular destinations!

Take your time to explore the city’s various districts, from the colonial heart of Riverside to the Central Business District and the street food hawkers of Chinatown and Little India. 

Public transport makes it easy to get wherever you need to go, with the MRT and LRT trains covering the majority of tourist hotspots.

What to do in Singapore

A visit to Jurong Bird Park is a must on any trip to Singapore. Opened in 1971, the park is home to over 5,000 birds. The Waterfall Aviary is the largest walk-in aviary in the world, and it’s quite an impressive sight.

You should also make time for attractions such as the Penguin Coast and Flamingo Lake—they’re perfect for kids of all ages.

Singapore’s Chinese influences are on display at Haw Par Villa theme park, a popular theme park depicting Chinese mythology. If you prefer to soak up some history along with your culture, the Changi Museum is the place to uncover Singapore’s history during Japanese Occupation.

The city has its fair share of ornate temples in a range of architectural styles, many hidden off-the-beaten-track. Two that are well worth visiting are Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple in Chinatown and the colorful Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier.

Top travel tips for Singapore

The best breakfasts in Singapore are served at Ya Kun Kaya outlets across the city. Try Kaya toast—Kaya is a spread made with coconut milk, sugar and eggs—it’s delicious!

You can purchase single-trip tickets for your MRT or LRT journeys at ticket machines at most stations. To save money, invest in a Singapore Tourist Pass (available at most major MRT stations) which gives you unlimited travel, plus discounts on some attractions.

One of the best places to shop for fresh food supplies is the wet market at Tekka Center in Little India.

Singapore is a fast-paced, modern city with plenty of attractions to keep families, couples and groups of friends entertained. Think how relaxing it will be to come home to your FlipKey apartment at the end of a long day – why not browse our properties today?