East meets West in this cosmopolitan city state with a melting pot of cultures and traditions; the perfect place for a fascinating city break.
From the authentic, cultural districts of Chinatown and Little India to Orchard Road’s shopping opportunities and Clarke Quay’s restaurants, you’re offered a completely new view everywhere you turn. A trip to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without a spot of afternoon tea or a famous Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel, a true city icon and luxurious oasis. You’re sure to be enchanted by the city’s cocktail of bustling street markets, natural beauty and colonial landmarks.
Singapore makes for the perfect stopover destination en route to various Far East destinations including Thailand, Bali and Malaysia. Plan your perfect multicentre holiday now and see what Singapore has to offer.
There are a number of airlines flying from the UK to Singapore.
Direct Carriers: Singapore Airlines offers direct flights from both London Heathrow and Manchester to Singapore. British Airways also offer direct flights from London. Flight time is approximately 13 hours.
Indirect Carriers: Emirates fly to Singapore via Dubai, Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and should you wish to start your journey closer to home KLM offer UK regional departure points via Amsterdam.
Departure Taxes: These are included in the cost of your flight ticket.
Tipping is not expected in Singapore. Restaurants add a mandatory ten percent service charge, seven percent goods and services tax, and one percent government tax to the bill. This accumulative 18 percent tax is known as 'triple plus' and there is no need to tip further.
We recommend all travellers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. For full details, please contact your GP.
British passport holders are not required a visa to enter Singapore for tourist stays up to 28 days only. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Singapore. Please contact the Singaporean Embassy for up to date country and visa information on 0207 235 8315.
The official currency is the Singapore Dollar. You can buy them in the UK before you go. If you need cash when you are there, you can change your UK Pounds and traveller's cheques at banks and currency exchanges throughout Singapore, particularly on main shopping thoroughfare Orchard Road.
Major credit cards are widely accepted and most hotels and car hire companies will ask for your card details upfront. Cheaper eateries like those in the hawker centres may require cash. Cash machines are easy to find and many accept cards from overseas banks. UK Pounds, US Dollars, Australian Dollars, and Japanese Yen are also accepted at many major shopping centres.
SGD - Singapore Dollar