Flight tickets from Lanseria to Singapore

Welcome to Singapore – a vibrant city-state in Asia with an incredibly diverse culture, unique sights, and a plethora of interesting activities to explore. Located off the southern tip of Malaysia, the small city-state is known for its world-class infrastructure, incredible shopping malls, and unique cuisine. Singapore blends both old and new; from its colonial architecture to a lively arts and nightlife scene. There’s quite a bit to discover about Singapore, so let’s take a closer look at what this wonderful city-state is all about.

Getting to Know Singapore

Singapore is a small city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. As of 2020, Singapore has an estimated population of 5.7 million. Singapore lies on one of the world's major time zones, UTC/GMT+8. As such, the country does not change its clocks for daylight savings. Singapore is a multilingual country, with four official languages: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil. English is the most spoken language and serves as the primary language for the nation's education system and business transactions. The official currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). This currency is almost always accepted, and many establishments do accept foreign currencies as well.

Climate and Weather

Singapore is located in a tropical region and experiences hot, humid weather all year round. The average temperature is around 28°C (82°F). During northeast monsoons, which occur between December and early March, there can be heavy rain and occasional storms. The wettest months are November and December, when around 129 mm of rain falls on average over the course of the month. The driest months are May and June, with only around 144 mm of rain. Humidity is high throughout the year, but is particularly noticeable in the afternoons during the wet season, when it is often over 90%. The warm, moist air is tempered by a persistent breeze in the afternoons, which helps keep temperatures cool. Though temperatures rarely drop to uncomfortably low levels, the days closest to the equator can feel very hot and sticky if you are not used to the climate.

Touring Singapore: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Singapore: Changi Airport (SIN) and Seletar Airport (XSP). The main airport for international travel is Changi Airport. You can get from Changi Airport to downtown Singapore using various transportation options, including the MRT train system, public bus, taxi, or Grab taxi services. The average cost depends on your method of travel (taxis are more expensive, ranging from $25-$50; whereas the MRT train is generally cheaper, at approximately $2-$3). Yes, you can change money at Changi Airport at any of the money changers or American Express currency exchange locations.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Singapore

  1. Singapore is known as an East-meets-West melting pot, reflecting diverse and unique cultural influences. This includes the large Peranakan and Chinese populations, as well as Malay, Indian, and Arab immigrants that have heavily contributed to the country’s rich history and culture
  2. Singapore has embraced its multiculturalism, fostering local Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural communities, while inviting a variety of international cultural influences.
  3. For visitors, there are numerous museums, art galleries, cultural performances, food markets, and historic sites to explore. Key attractions include Little India, Kampong Glam (Malay heritage district), Chinatown, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens, among many more

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