An eclectic mix of cultures blend together to give a unique and unparalleled cross section of race, religion and tradition. Experience the modern face of the financial district, the worlds busiest port or discover the bustling mix of old and new in historic Chinatown. From the colonial grandeur of Raffles Hotel to the modern mega-malls of Orchard Road and the tranquillity of the UNESCO Botanical Gardens and majesty of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore has become an ideal gateway for visitors to Asia.
• See the Giant Pandas at Singapore Zoo
• Shop, drink and dine riverside at Clarke Quay
• Explore Gardens by the Bay with its famous Supertree structures and shell-shaped Flower Domes
• Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer – the world’s largest observations wheel – for breathtaking panoramic views of the city
• Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip to Sentosa Island. Relax on the beach, and enjoy the island’s many attractions including Resorts World and Universal Studios
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round. Lying just north of the equator, Singapore basks in year-round sunshine, cooled down by occasional rainfall.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours.
VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders up to a maximum stay of 28 days.
LANGUAGE: Bahasa Malay, Chinese dialects and Tamil (English is widely spoken).
CURRENCY: Singapore Dollar.
FLIGHT INFORMATION: Direct airlines include Singapore Airlines, and British Airways. Emirates and Qatar Airways have great connections through Dubai, Doha and Malaysia Airlines fly via Kuala Lumpur.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 13 hours.
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