Singapore

Singapore Travel Guide

For many travelers, Singapore is their first introduction to Southeast Asia, and the island nation seems to exist in two worlds at once. When you visit Singapore, the sparkling boutiques and department stores on Orchard Road and the hotels, both historic and new, may remind you more of Houston, Texas, than of the inscrutable East. But Singapore travel has its exotic elements too - in the shophouses of Chinatown, for instance, as well as the temples of Little India and the city's night markets. Whether you're stopping in Singapore en route to other parts of Asia or are making it the only stop on your journey, you'll be greatly rewarded if you delve beneath the city's spotless surface and get to know the real Singapore.

Things Not to Miss in Singapore

Read our Singapore travel guide to discover some of the gems this city has to offer, including these popular attractions:

• Orchard Road
• The Singapore Zoo
• The Raffles Hotel
• The Night Market
• The Botanic Garden
• Tiger Balm Garden
• The Marina Bay Sands
• Little India
• Chinatown

When to Go to Singapore

Sitting just north of the equator, Singapore doesn't really have any seasons. Instead, expect hot and humid weather year-round, although the wettest months are from November to February. Whenever you visit, you can expect swift downpours followed by clear skies.

Articles about Singapore

Hotel Vagabond, a new luxury hotel, is coming to Singapore in September and buzz about it is reaching fever pitch. The Vagabond is the first hotel in Asia to be designed by much-admired architect Jacques Garcia. During his storied career, Garci...
This past weekend, Singapore celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence: and what better way to commemorate the milestone than by inviting people to visit with outrageously low airfares? Singapore Airlines—which already decked out some...
Singapore was a much different place when it first became a republic in 1965—the most obvious of difference being the lack of skyline we've all come to recognize. The city-state has a lot to be proud of considering they've jumped into the ranks of...
Singapore was a much different place when it first became a republic in 1965—the most obvious of difference being the lack of skyline we've all come to recognize. The city-state has a lot to be proud of considering they've jumped into the ranks of...
Singapore was a much different place when it first became a republic in 1965—the most obvious of difference being the lack of skyline we've all come to recognize. The city-state has a lot to be proud of considering they've jumped into the ranks of...
Singapore was a much different place when it first became a republic in 1965—the most obvious of difference being the lack of skyline we've all come to recognize. The city-state has a lot to be proud of considering they've jumped into the ranks of...
Singapore was a much different place when it first became a republic in 1965—the most obvious of difference being the lack of skyline we've all come to recognize. The city-state has a lot to be proud of considering they've jumped into the ranks of...
Next month, the Epicurean Market will return for its third year in a row to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort. This year’s edition of the market, which will run August 14-16, will offer a sneak preview of the hotel’s forthcoming restaurant, Spag...
Next month, the Epicurean Market will return for its third year in a row to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort. This year’s edition of the market, which will run August 14-16, will offer a sneak preview of the hotel’s forthcoming restaurant, Spag...
Next month, the Epicurean Market will return for its third year in a row to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort. This year’s edition of the market, which will run August 14-16, will offer a sneak preview of the hotel’s forthcoming restaurant, Spag...