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Explore Singapore: Your complete guide to the Garden City

We spend three epic days exploring the best of this incredible city state including Chinatown, Little India and of course the famous Gardens by the Bay! We crammed so much in, and we cannot wait to share the likes of Hawker Chan, the Monochrome Cafe, the epic Jewel at Changi Airport and more.

 

Not just about top destinations, we have also put together the ultimate guide including interesting facts and things to know before you go - stats, currency, health and safety, transportation, connectivity, food, customs and much more. Plus you can even watch all of our specially curated YouTube videos. Plan your adventure in the country known as the Jewel of Asia right here and save having to research yourself!

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Check out all of the places we visited in Singapore courtesy of this interactive map from Wanderlog. Tap any of the numbers for more information including directions, our blog posts, links to reviews and much more.

Wanderlog is a free travel planning app that allows users to create trip itineraries, organize flights, hotel and car reservations, view places to visit on a map, and collaborate with friends. It is super handy and has made a big impact on our travel planning. It saves time and is super easy to use!

Interesting Facts

Here are 12 interesting facts about Singapore. Some may just surprise you!

1. City in a Garden: Singapore is often referred to as the "City in a Garden" because of its extensive green spaces and commitment to environmental sustainability. It's home to numerous parks, gardens, and nature reserves, including the stunning Gardens by the Bay.

2. Small But Mighty: Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Singapore is a global economic powerhouse. It has a highly developed economy and is known for its financial services sector.

3. Cultural Diversity: Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. It has four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil. The diverse population includes Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other ethnic groups, each contributing to the country's vibrant culture.

4. Food Paradise: Singapore is renowned for its food culture. Hawker centers offer a wide variety of delicious and affordable dishes, including Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, and chili crab. The city-state has also earned Michelin stars for its fine dining establishments.

5. Strict Laws: Singapore is known for its strict laws and regulations. Chewing gum was banned for many years, and there are heavy penalties for littering, vandalism, and drug-related offenses. The country has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

6. Efficient Public Transport: Singapore has an excellent public transportation system, including buses and trains. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is known for its efficiency and cleanliness, making it easy to explore the city.

 

7. Marina Bay Sands: The iconic Marina Bay Sands resort features a rooftop infinity pool that offers breathtaking views of the city. It's one of the most recognizable landmarks in Singapore.

 

8. Clean Streets: Singapore is incredibly clean, thanks to strict cleanliness and anti-littering campaigns. The "Keep Singapore Clean" movement has contributed to its pristine streets.

 

9. National Orchid Garden: Singapore's National Orchid Garden is home to a vast collection of orchid species

and hybrids. It's located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

10. Singapore Sling: The Singapore Sling is a famous cocktail that was invented at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. It's a refreshing drink made with gin, cherry liqueur, pineapple juice, and other ingredients.

 

11. Merlion: The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, and it's often considered the symbol of Singapore. The Merlion statue, located at Merlion Park, is a popular tourist attraction.

 

12. No Natural Lakes: Singapore is one of the few countries in the world without any natural lakes. Its freshwater supply comes from reservoirs, and the largest one, MacRitchie Reservoir, is a popular spot for hiking and outdoor activities.

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