How beautiful is Singapore

Singapore highlights: 10 must-see sights!

Whether the glowing supertrees, the highest infinity pool in the world or relaxing on the beach - I'll show you 10 brilliant Singapore highlights. Because the Asian island and city-state as big as Hamburg has a lot to offer, whether for sightseeing during a stopover or a longer vacation. I will also give you tips for beautiful hotels, the best districts, delicious food, shopping, tours and give you some real insider tips.

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Singapore Highlights: Many attractions in the Lion City

Many visit Singapore on one Stopoverbecause they are drawn to another travel destination. But Singapore is far too good for a short stopover, as it has so much to offer.

The Changi Airport alone is worth seeing with cactus, sunflower and orchid gardens as well as a garden with over 1,000 butterflies.

In the city itself I was pleasantly surprised by the many sights (there are even beaches), the diversity of cultures and the good food.

I had a week to explore the city extensively. How many days should you plan? My recommendation: Spend at least three days in Singapore!

Costs, neighborhoods and nice hotels in Singapore

How expensive is Singapore? It's not cheap. It is considered to be one of the cities with the highest cost of living in the world.

The hotel was the most expensive for me. On the other hand, you can get transport, tours or food relatively cheap. Of course, it goes up to the luxury class, if that's what you want.

Singapore brings together many cultures, religions and western influences in one manageable area. In addition to Chinatown, there are also colonial buildings to be seen, as well as the Muslim quarters of Kampong Glam and Little India.

These Hotels on Booking.com I can recommend you:

  • Hotel Mono
    Average of “very good” with around 1,300 ratings, great value for money, located in Chinatown, near the Chinatown metro station, nightlife in the Clarke Quay district. Check prices and availability now.
  • Carlton City Hotel Singapore
    Fabulous reviews from around 2,300 guests, with an outdoor pool and sun terrace, restaurant, sky bar on the 29th floor, fitness center, smartphone with unlimited data volume (love it!), Just one kilometer from Marina Bay. Check prices and availability now.
  • Marina Bay Sands hotel
    “Fabulous” with around 30,000 reviews. Chic 5 star hotel with the highest infinity pool in the world at a height of 200 meters, which is only for hotel guests. The hotel is also worthwhile in other ways: It has 20 dining options. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer great panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. And you can easily get to the Gardens by the Bay park area via a connecting bridge. Many hotspots can be reached from here for a tour. Check prices and availability now.

At Get your Guide you cana cheap shuttle from Singapore Airport to the hotel book. So you don't have to rely on an expensive taxi.

Explore the Singapore highlights with a tour

There is one at Get your Guide private welcome tourwith a guide. I think that's great for getting started!

This tour lasts as long as you want: from two to eight hours. You decide for yourself what you want to see and experience. Your guide will give you tips for the best restaurants, shops, sights and transportation. By the way: You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Or do you prefer to be comfortable with theSightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour? The ticket is available for 24 or 48 hours.

You can experience Singapore attractions such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Kampong Glam or Little India. On the way you will learn a lot about the most famous sights via the audio guide. And you can always get off and on again wherever you want. A boat trip on the Singapore River is included.

Singapore Tips: Great Travel Guides for Stopover or Vacation

I always plan my trips with travel guides, blogs, Pinterest and Instagram.

These Singapore travel guide I can recommend you on Amazon:

Marco Polo Singapore travel guide: Travel with insider tips. Including free tour app and events & news
DuMont direct travel guide Singapore: With a large city plan
Lonely Planet Singapore Travel Guide German

Singapore vacation - is that Asia light?

Before visiting Singapore off the southern tip of Malaysia for the first time, I had heard a lot about it. Clean, tidy, safe and with that a little boring? Because of boring!

The city is often referred to as "Asia light" or "Asia for beginners". In fact, in many places it seemed much quieter than bustling cities like Hanoi, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.

I could communicate well with English everywhere. No wonder: Singapore was a British crown colony for a long time (1867 to 1963) and later belonged to a federation with Malaysia for a short time.

Singapore consists of a main island and around 60 other islands.

How many people live in Singapore?

Live in an area like that of Hamburg 5.6 million inhabitants. Of these, among others. 77 percent Chinese, 14 percent Malay and 8 percent Indian.

What language do they speak in Singapore?

The official languages ​​are Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.

Discover Singapore sights on your own

On foot I was able to move around well in Singapore. However, the heat made long journeys difficult.

Since then I have already abbreviated by doing the Subway MRT took advantage of. Everything was pleasant where there was an air conditioning system, because it was around 30 degrees warm outside.

The river trip with one of the little ones was also nice Boats.

The top 10 Singapore highlights

1) Marina Bay Sands: Visit the highest infinity pool in the world

10 Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront MRT Station

When I saw the Marina Bay Sands building (it contains next to the Marina Bay Sands hotel shops and restaurants) for the first time, I was immediately fascinated: on its three pillars, it floated over the city in the shape of a boat.

It looked exciting from every angle: From the “Gardens by the Bay” with the Supertrees. I really seemed to have gotten into a science fiction film. Or from below when it loomed over our heads.

But the most beautiful was the view from the roof. Here is located the tallest and longest infinity pool in the worldthat really seems to go to infinity through the invisible edge.

It is lined with palm trees and offers off 200 meters high an amazing view of the city. But extensive swimming is also possible here, because he is proud 150 meters long.

The pool is however the guests of the Marina Bay Sands Hotels Reserved.

Are you not staying at the hotel? Then I recommend you, alternatively, that Skypark observation deck to visit. Here I enjoyed the panoramic view of the city. Get your Guide offers:
Skip-the-line Marina Bay Sands SkyPark e-ticket

The view of the city's ferris wheel is great. The Singapore Flyer is 165 meters high, making it the second tallest Ferris wheel in the world.

But what I like best is the view of the Gardens by the Bay with the Supertrees and lots of water.

2) Discover the Gardens by the Bay with the Supertrees (Highlights Singapore)

18 Marina Gardens Drive, Bayfront MRT Station

At Gardens by the Bay, I fell in love with the gigantic, artificial ones Supertrees. They are worth a visit during the day and also at night. My tip together with Marina Bay Sands, if you don't have time for anything else!

You are part of the Gardens by the Bay with their two huge greenhouses. For this and the OCBC Skyway you have to pay admission, you can get to the Supertrees for free.

TheFlower Dome has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest glass greenhouse.

From below I admired the people who walked over the 128 meter long OCBC Skyway walked. At a height of 22 meters, it connects two Supertrees in the Supertree Grove.

Every evening takes place here Garden Rhapsody music and light show instead of. At 7.45 p.m. and 8.45 p.m.

Whole families come here, with the children and grandparents. Just like visitors. And everyone looks up in amazement at the Supertrees, around which music can be heard from 48 loudspeakers. You have to experience that!

3) Enjoy Sentosa Island with fun, beach and pool (Singapore highlights)

Did you know that Singapore has beaches? Quite a few. I drove on that Leisure island Sentosa, in the “State of Fun”.

At Get your Guide you can buy your tickets for the Universal Studios Singaporebook. There are seven themed areas waiting for you: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar.

Here you can experience films and series with roller coasters, shows, attractions or themed restaurants. These include the curse of the mummy, Jurassic Park and Shrek.

The Tanjong Beach is large, with golden sand (imported from Malaysia and Indonesia) and the sea where container ships float.

You can find it there Tanjong Beach Club, to be recognized by its yellow and white parasols under the palm trees.

I made myself comfortable on a sun bed by the pool: in the shade, with a Singapore Sling Cocktail and with pleasant lounge music. Every now and then I would go into the water to cool down.

Incidentally, the club was named one of the world's best beach clubs by Condé Nast Traveler. I liked it very much here!

The chic Tanjong Beach Club is a place for everyone who wants to treat themselves to something. Because sunbeds, cocktails or meals are quite expensive.

4) Visit Merlion - The City's Landmark (Singapore Highlights)

Merlion Park, Raffles Place MRT Station

Half lion, half fish - that's the Merlion. It has been the symbol of Singapore since 1964. The original is in Merlion Park and spits out water. I saw him at one of them River cruise.

It was always pretty crowded around him. The good thing: You can always find someone to take a photo of you when you don't want to take a selfie.

I discovered another Merlion on Sentosa, it is a stately 37 meters tall. You can also get it in mini format at the trinket stands in Chinatown.

5) Enjoy delicious food (Singapore highlights)

For me as a food lover, it is particularly nice: In the different parts of the city there is something different to eat everywhere. Local Toon Hee said: “Singapore is a shopping and food paradise. People eat here all the time. "

I went to the annual Singapore Food Festival in the city - so experienced the whole variety of hawker centers (collection of food stalls), bakeries and dim sum restaurants to a 10-course menu at star level. Here you can find my article onSingapore food.

At Get your Guide you can do a 3.5 hourGourmet adventure in Chinatownbook. On the gourmet tour you will try typical dishes such as the famous chicken rice, the delicious Poh Piah spring rolls or Chwee Kueh (rice cake). In the meantime, your guide will tell you something about the history and culture of Singapore as well as the preparation of the food. Then you explore the streets of Chinatown.

6) Discover Kampong Glam, the Arab Quarter (Singapore Highlights)

Bugis MRT station

I like the hip Haji Lane with their street art, small boutiques and vintage stores. Jaclynn from the Singapore travel blog “The Occasional Traveler” showed me this corner.

After looking at several street art works (we share this preference), we had a drink here in the evening. In addition, a DJ put on records from the sixties on the street.

Would you like to be shown around the city by a local? At Get your Guide you can get oneprivate welcome tourbook.

7) Explore the Delights of Chinatown (Singapore Highlights)

Chinatown MRT station

You likedelicious meal? Then you have to go to Chinatown! There are countless restaurants here and you can also eat in the Hawker Center. My favorites are dim sum, the small, steamed delicacies.

There's also the in Chinatown Buddha Tooth Relic Temple to see as well as the Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple. And here you will find plenty of stalls to buy souvenirs.

You can discover the district well with the 3.5-hour tripGourmet adventure in Chinatown.

8) Dive into colorful Little India (Singapore Highlights)

Little India MRT Station

Women in saris, colorful flowers and the smell of spices - that's Little India. I've already been to India. Little India is really “India light”, it was relatively calm.

Here you can at “The Banana Leaf Apolo” (54 Race Course Rd.) The famous Fish head curry try it - it was really good. The waiter put a particularly tender piece of fish on my plate that tasted slightly spicy.

Or how about one guided walking tour of Little India? In 2.5 hours you and your guide discovered this colorful, exciting district.

9) Go shopping and good food on Orchard Road

Orchard MRT Station

Do you love fashion and shopping? Then you will have fun on Orchard Road! On 2.2 kilometers you will find numerous shopping malls and department stores. Everything from the usual clothing chains to luxury brands.

There are also countless restaurants and cafes here. Above all, he has me High tea enthusiastic, which should rather be called “full meal for a whole day”. You get it in Carousel Restaurant of the “Royal Plaza on Scotts” (25 Scotts Rd).

No wonder there was a long queue here! There were delicacies from sushi to seafood and curry to pastries and three (!!!) chocolate fountains. A real insider tip.

10) Discover the city on a boat trip (Singapore highlights)

At Get your Guide you can get one River cruisebook without queuing. Highly Recommended!

You will travel in a small boat on the Singapore River. You can see the Merlion Statue and Marina Bay Sands.

The journey takes 40 minutes. In the meantime, you will receive a lot of information via an English-language audio guide.

Book your Singapore trip now!

Hotels on Booking.com

Relatively cheap: Hotel Mono
Mid-range: Carlton City Hotel Singapore
5 stars: Hotel Marina Bay Sands - including access to the highest infinity pool in the world at a height of 200 meters

Travel guide on Amazon

Marco Polo Singapore Travel Guide: Travel with Insider Tips. Including free tour app and events & news
DuMont direct travel guide Singapore: With a large city map
Lonely Planet Singapore Travel Guide German

Get your guide tours

Inexpensive shuttle from Singapore Airport to the hotel
Private welcome tour with a guide
Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour
3.5-hour gourmet adventure in Chinatown
Little India guided walking tour
Universal Studios Singapore ticket
Skip-the-line river cruise

frequently asked Questions

In which country is Singapore located?

The island and city state of Singapore is located in Southeast Asia. It consists of a main island and around 60 other islands. 5.6 million people live in an area the size of Hamburg.

When is the best time to visit Singapore?

The best time to visit Singapore is from March to September. The rainy season begins in October and lasts until February.

How long does it take to fly from Singapore to Germany?

The flight time from Frankfurt to Singapore is around 12.5 hours. Over 10,000 kilometers are covered.

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