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About Singapore - Important Tourist Information and attractions in Singapore

Singapore is an affluent country located in south-east Asia and is a famous tourist destination which attracts more tourists per year than the actual population residing in the country. Singapore has some world class shopping centers, malls, ethnic centers, zoos and popular rides which make it a world class tourist destination. Most Singaporeans speak English with Chinese, Malay and Tamil being the other major languages.

Some of the important details useful for tourist:

 

Climate:
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with temperature ranging from 23 °C to 32 °C (73 °F to 90 °F) and a humidity level of 73% to 79%.

 

Time Zone:
Singapore Standard Time is UTC +08.00, GMT +8.

Singapore Current date and Time

 

International Dial Code: +65

 

Singapore Visitors Centre:
For information on getting around, important information and for other tourist related queries you can call at 1800 736 2000 (toll-free in Singapore), (65) 6736 2000 (from overseas) from Mon – Fri (9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Singapore time) excluding public holidays. In addition for personal face to face inquiry you can drop at Tourist enquiry counter at Changi International Airport terminal 1, 2 and 3.

 

Useful Numbers:
Police: 999, Ambulance: 995, Flight Information: 18005424422.

 

Currency:
Singapore Dollar (code: SGD), abbreviated as SG$, which is further sub-divided into 100 cents. For exchange rates, please click here. Singapore currency can be exchanged at international airports and across major shopping centers and malls. In addition most ATMs at Singapore accept major credit cards.

 

Taxis:
Taxis are available throughout Singapore in abundance. Many private taxi operates in Singapore, calling numbers for which are:

 

        Common Taxi Number: (65)63425222
        Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd / Cab Pte Ltd: (65)65521111
        Premier Pte Ltd: (65)64768880
        Maxi Cab: (65)65353534
        SMRT Taxis: (65)65558888
        Smart: (65)64857777
        Trans Cabs: (65)65553333
        Yellow Top: (65)62935545
        Prime: (65)67780808
        
        Taxi Fares and surcharges differ from operators to operators.

 

Bus:
There are two bus service providers operating in Singapore, they are SBS Transit and SMRT.

   * SBSTransit:

        For route planner, please visit the following Website:
          http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/journeyplan/step1.aspx


        TransitLink Hotline at 1800 225 5663
        SBS Transit
        1800 287 2727
        (From Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays, from 8am to 6pm)

        Official Web site:
        http://www.sbstransit.com.sg

 

   * SMRT:

        For route planner, please visit the following Website:
        http://www.transitlink.com.sg/h2g.html
        http://www.smrtbuses.com.sg/ebusguide/busguide.asp

        In addition for route Planner pleasecall
        Tel: 1800 3368 900
        Operating hours:
        Mondays - Fridays
        (excluding public holidays)
        7.30am - 6.30pm

        Official Web site:
        www.smrt.com.sg

 

Train:
Trains in Singapore (MRT and LRT) are one of the best means of transport. It operates both bridge over and underground systems. Please click here for the rail map.



Popular Attraction List of Singapore

Please click here for location of attractions on Singapore map

Merlion Park (One Fullerton, Singapore)
Categoty: Icon / Monument, Popular Destination, Famous Structures
Marina Bay Sands (Marina Bay, Singapore)
Category: Popular Destination, Famous Structure, Casino, Mall / Shopping Centre
Universal Studio Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Caregory: Family Attraction, Kids Attraction, Amusement Park, Popular Destination
Singapore Zoo (Mandai, Singapore)
Category: Zoo, Family Attraction, Kids Attraction
Singapore Flyer (Raffles Avenue, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure
Little India (Little India, Singapore)
Category: Cultural / Ethnic Centre
China Town (China Town, Singapore)
Category: Cultural / Ethnic Centre
Night Safari (Mandai, Singapore)
Category: Safari, Family Attraction
Jurong Bird Park (Jurong Hill, Singapore)
Category: Zoo, Kids Attraction, Family Attraction
Cable Car (Mount Faber / Harbor Front, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure
Underwater World (Sentosa, Singapore)
Category: Aquarium, Kids Attraction
Tiger Tower (Sentosa Island)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure
Resort World Sentosa (Sentosa Island,Singapore)
Category: Popular Destination, Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure, Amusement Park, Casino
Song of the sea (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Popular Show
National Orchid Garden (Cluny Road, Singapore)
Category: Park / Garden, Family Attraction
Science Centre (Science Centre Road, Singapore)
Category: Science Centre / Techno Park
National Museum (Stamford Road, Singapore)
Category: Museum / Art Gallery / Exhibitions
Sentosa Cineblast (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Theater / Multiplex, Popular Show
Asian Civilization (Empress Place, Singapore)
Category: Museum / Art Gallery / Exhibition
Marina Bay Sands Casino (Marina bay, Singapore)
Category: Casino
Resort World Sentosa Casino (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Casino
Wild Wild Wet (Downtown East, Singapore)
Category: Water Park, Family Attraction, Kids Attraction
Kranji War Memorial (Woodlands Road, Singapore)
Category: Memorial / Heritage Site
Sentosa Luge and Skyride (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure, Family Attraction, Kids Attraction
iFly (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure, Family Attraction
1-Altitude Bar (Raffles Place, Singapore)
Category: Bar / Restaurant / Eatery, Night Club / Pub
Helipad Bar (Clarke Quay, Singapore)
Category: Bar / Restaurant / Eatery, Night Club / Pub
KuDeTa Restaurant (Marina Bay, Singapore)
Category: Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
St. James Power Station (Harbourfront, Singapore)
Category: Night Club / Pub
Avalon Bar (Harbor Front, Singapore)
Category: Night Club / Pub
Zouk Club (Jiak Kim Street, Singapore)
Category: Night Club / Pub, Event / Festival / Get together / Concert
The Butterfly Factory (One Fullerton, Singapore)
Category: Night Club / Pub
Orchard Central (Orchard Road, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery, Museum / Art Gallery / Exhibitions
ION Orchard (Orchard Road, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Marina Square (Raffles Boulevard, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery, Theaters / Multiplex
VivoCity (Harbour Front, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Raffles City Shopping Centre (Raffles Centre, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Bugis Junction (200 Victoria St, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Mustafa Centre (Little India, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre
313@Somerset (Orchard Road, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Ngee Ann City (Orchard Rd, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Suntec City Mall (Temasek Blvd, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery, Theater / Multiplex
Chinese New Year (Singapore)
Category: Event / Festival / Get Together / Concert
National Day (Singapore)
Category: Event / Festival / Get Together / Concert
MegaZip Adventure Park (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure, Family Attraction
Great Singapore Sale (Singapore)
Category: Event / Festival / Get Together / Concert
Funan DigitalLife Mall (North Bridge Rd, Singapore)
Category: Mall / Shopping Centre
GMax Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing (Clarke Quay, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure
Wave House (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Popular Rides / Tours / Adventure, Family Attraction, Bar / Restaurant / Eatery
Deepavali (Singapore)
Category: Event / Festival / Get Together / Concert
Fort Siloso (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
Category: Museum / Art Gallery / Exhibitions, Fort / Castle, Family Attraction

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