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On holidays to Singapore, ancient and modern collide to create a modern metropolis with masses to see and do. Perched on the edge of the Malaysian peninsula, this city state has a colourful colonial history that's left marks from all over the globe. From grand, historical buildings to glossy skyscrapers, top notch shopping to safaris in the dark, this place has got it all.
No visit here is complete without a signature Singapore Sling in Raffles Hotel, but there's plenty to discover beyond the grandeur. Take a cruise in the harbour, visit the diverse neighbourhoods and delve into Singapore's past. When all that exploration exhausts you, make a beeline for Sentosa Island, where you'll find deliciously white beaches and sumptuous spas.
Holidays to Singapore are wonderful in themselves, but many choose to stop here on their way to Australia or Southeast Asia. Allow us to make your perfect tailor-made holiday to this fascinating part of the world.
Singapore holidays are popular year-round, thanks to the warm, tropical climate. The city's at its wettest between November and January, but this doesn't put people off: December is one of the busiest times to visit. Fans of retail therapy shouldn't miss the legendary June sales.
Few destinations rival Singapore in the city break stakes. The ubiquitous Singapore Sling is first stop for many visitors, followed by retail therapy in markets and malls. A harbour cruise is a great way to see the spiky skyline and spot the famous quays. For a real taste of the past, hop aboard a delightfully named bumboat– these once carried cargo, but now they're tourist taxis. Great days out include Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo, where intrepid visitors can now go on night safari. For downtime, stroll in the gorgeous Botanical Gardens, or get palm trees and peace on the sandy shores of Sentosa. This island resort is packed with lots more attractions including a state of the art aquarium, golf courses and attractions galore.
Eating out on Singapore holidays is sensational. Foodies love this city for its high-end hotel eateries and delicious street eats. With influences from India. China, the Emirates and even Great Britain, you can tuck into a myriad of cuisine here. Local specialities include freshly caught seafood and noodle-based dishes.
When the sun sets on Singapore, the city comes to life. There's a vibrant mix of places to drink, dance and mingle, including pubs, clubs, karaoke joints and glamorous, waterfront bars. Popular spots include the minimalist venues of Mohammed Sultan Road and the alfresco terraces of the Three Quays.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.