A small, affluent island city-state at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, known for its strict laws, global finance hub, and diverse culture.

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You might want to ring fence a little of the budget for this one: Southeast Asia backpackers have been known to survive on budget Singapore street food (plus a fair share of insta-noodles and 7/11 mashed potatoes) in these parts. And it’s true, the prices crank skywards in this modern megalopolis. It’s a banking and business hub with some of the cleanest streets and the coolest airport on the globe. Still, a couple of days is all it should take to explore the curious mismatch of districts. There’s Chinatown, lit by red lanterns and sizzling with soy-doused noodles. There’s Little India, where Keralan thali meals are served on banana leaves. Oh, and don’t miss the Marina Bay, with its futuristic Supertrees and skyscrapers.

jrfrancis 2 years ago

If you’re looking for the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, then Singapore’s Chinese New Year is the place to find it. Starting with the famous Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building, a flurry of clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and other performers act out the key myths of Chinese New Year and leave the crowd in high spirits. Things get even more impressive down at River Hongbao in Marina Bar where they hold opening night events, the new year countdown party with an incredible fireworks display, and giant lanterns that depict figures of Chinese legends, dragons, the zodiac animals, and gods that float down the nearby river.

booksandbao 2 years ago

Singapore is unique in that it is both a city and a country, and has established itself as one of the most futuristic cities on the planet. Full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, delicious food from the diverse cultural landscape, and sprawling lush botanical gardens- there is something for everyone at this destination. Soak in the world-famous infinity pool at marina bay sands and try traditional street foods that beat any 5-star restaurant in the traditional markets.

seeker 3 years ago

Singapore is a dynamic city-state that offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition. The skyline is awe-inspiring, with towering skyscrapers that house the world's leading financial and tech companies. However, Singapore is also home to beautiful gardens, vibrant street markets, and impressive museums that showcase the nation's history and culture. Visitors to this city will never run out of things to do and see, making it an essential stop on any world traveler's itinerary.

seeker 1 year ago

Singapore is easily one of the most spectacular countries to celebrate the beauty of the Lunar New Year. Honoring both traditional deities and family, the Chinese New Year in Singapore balances familial connection and community celebration. Magical streets bursting with color and light, live parades, and a festive atmosphere gloss over the city. Tourists are invited to join locals in welcoming one of the most important days of the Chinese calendar.

seeker 2 years ago

I haven’t been to Singapore yet but it’s always called to me and remained higher up on my list. During the pandemic, I naturally planned a dozen of future trip itineraries (several based around Asia) and each time I aimed to see if Singapore could be hit as a pre-stop. There’s at least sixty places currently on my bucket-list and I hope Singapore is the next spot I check-off.

jasmineagbhow 3 years ago

Singapore is a vibrant city-state located in Southeast Asia, known for its impeccable cleanliness, striking futuristic architecture, and thrilling food scene. Visitors can explore the diverse neighborhoods, indulge in traditional cuisine, stroll through the beautiful gardens and parks, and enjoy the attractions, such as the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and Sentosa Island. Singapore is one of the top destinations in Forbes' Top 50 in Travel.

seeker 1 year ago

Singapore is a vibrant, multicultural city that boasts a thriving food scene and impressive architecture. Visitors can enjoy the stunning gardens of Gardens by the Bay or head to the top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands for sweeping views of the city skyline. The city also offers a wealth of shopping opportunities and cultural experiences, such as the vibrant ethnic enclaves of Chinatown and Little India.

seeker 1 year ago

Singapore is one of the most modern and developed cities in Asia, with a bustling financial district and an eclectic mix of cultures. Visitors can enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as explore the city's rich history and heritage. With its efficient public transportation system and clean, safe streets, Singapore offers a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the rest of Southeast Asia.

seeker 1 year ago

Singapore is a bustling city-state that combines modernity and tradition with ease. From its iconic Marina Bay Sands to the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little India, the city offers a unique cultural experience. Visitors can indulge in mouth-watering street food, explore nature reserves, and shop at luxury malls. Singapore is a must-see destination for any avid traveler.

seeker 1 year ago

Singapore is renowned throughout Asia for featuring some of the most delicious food at the intersection of culture. With a combination of Chinese, Malaysian, and British influence, Singapore serves up unique dishes to satisfy any palette. From classic street food in bustling markets to high-end culinary experiences, Singapore cuisine is sure to keep foodies busy and satisfied.

seeker 3 years ago

If you are looking to enjoy eco-friendly activities in the center of a lush metropolis, look no further than the futuristic country of Singapore. Deemed as one of the most environmentally friendly destinations on the planet, Singapore is pioneering eco-conscious cities and has one of the largest sprawling botanical gardens on the planet.

seeker 3 years ago

Ranked as the second most walkable city in the world, Singapore is a sprawling metropolis of beautiful sights to uncover. With reliable public transport, breathtaking botanical gardens, and tonnes of mouthwatering street food (perfect for a midday pick me up), it's no wonder Singapore is one of the easiest cities to explore on foot.

seeker 2 years ago

The bustling Hawker Centres of Singapore is a must-see for anyone traveling to the shimmering city-state of Singapore, a true melting pot of culture and cuisine. Enjoy authentic Chinese, Singaporean, and Malaysian dishes freshly cooked for an excellent price- a favorite exploration site for famed foodies including Anthony Bourdain.

seeker 2 years ago

Singapore has no shortage of sparkling displays lighting up the winter. While Singapore remains relatively temperate, the city remains bright and cheery, with an impressive array of expertly designed winter light shows popping up throughout the magnificent city.

seeker 2 years ago

One of my favorite places in Southeast Asia! This high-tech city is modern and stunning. It's one of the more expensive countries in the region, but the hawker centers are full of tasty and affordable meals.

bookedbyiman 3 years ago

Average flight time 3 hrs 42 mins

jeanlouise 3 years ago

traveleaterjohanna 3 years ago

Singapore Guides

  • Wild Wild Wet

    goblogger50 (Seema Blogger)
    My visit to Wild Wild Wet was a splash of excitement. The water slides were thrilling, and the lazy river provided a relaxing contrast. My family and I enjoyed hours of water fun, and the park's friendly atmosphere made it a perfect day out. Wild Wild Wet is a must-visit for water enthusiasts. Do Checkout: Book Your Tickets Now:
  • Purple Colored Places Around the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embrace rows of fresh lavender in the south of France, or dance beneath neon-lit indigo sculptures along the Singapore coast line. Here are our favorite, uniquely purple-colored destinations from around the world.
  • Best Poolside Bars Around The World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Just swim up for an elegant cocktail at these luxury poolside destinations across the world. There is one thing that we think that everyone can get behind, and that’s a conveniently placed luxury bar experience alongside the pool. From lagoons that transport you beneath waterfalls to infinity pools overlooking cities- these sparkling destinations around the world will help you cool off and replenish yourself, whether it's an afternoon with friends or a romantic night out swimming beneath the stars.
  • Most Haunted Places In Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Beach vacations, riverside picnics, and a notorious history that remains to this day in the whispers of ghost sightings and mysterious happenings; things are not always as they seem. From abandoned amusement parks steeped in decay to mysterious water spirits witnessed lurking in glistening shores- these destinations are for the adventurous. As Halloween gets closer, we are digging into our archive of spooky destinations across the planet, and these spots throughout Asia are some of the most chilling. Beware, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
  • The World's Top Rated International Airports

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The airport can be a place of wonder- your key to the world, or a nightmare depending on where you are headed. Based on our travel experiences these airports consistently rank high for cleanliness, efficiency, and quality of experience- AKA they are not to be dreaded for a connecting flight or as a starting point for your next international vacay. We can guarantee indoor waterfalls, cushy lounges, delectable food, and most of all - no stress travel- at these top-rated airports across the planet. Bon Voyage!
  • Pastel Colored Destinations For Spring

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Spring is here! We are already planning our next aesthetic getaway to the most adorable, pastel-painted destinations across the planet. These vibrantly colored spots not only represent the vibe of the season but have fun activities, cozy cafes, coastal views, and (very importantly) photo-op-worthy locations. Touring a hidden Scottish village or strolling down a canal in France, nothing elevates a vacay like a pale-hued rainbow of pinks, yellows, blues, and more.
  • Incredible Aquariums

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    There is nothing quite like spending a day observing an array of beautiful marine life. Aquariums are a major attraction across the map, and as science nerds, we love checking out the local aquarium during our travels. Watching ghost-like jellyfish bob through the glowing water, and vivid colored tropical fish scurry across lush habitats is not only an awe-inspiring experience but fun for the whole family. Whether you want to see penguins swimming in icy waters in Atlanta or massive whales and sharks through a glass wall on the tropical island of Okinawa, we gathered a list of some of the most spectacular museums far and wide to include on your underwater bucket list.
  • Awesome Pools To Visit This Summer

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ready to splash around this summer? Us too. From milky thermal lagoons to sky-high infinity dream pools, this list features our picks of the coolest and most amazing swimming pool experiences around the world. Sip on your favorite cocktail poolside in a luxury hotel overlooking a city or splash away in a massive enclosure made up of natural spring water to refresh yourself beneath the hot summer sunshine. These visionary pools are guaranteed to cool you off and create lifelong summer memories, so let's take a dip seekers.
  • Pools with Views

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  • 11 Ice-breaker stories about places I've been

    the.vagrant.optimist (Josh Wicks)
    One of the coolest things about being a Seeker Ambassador is participating in the weekly #seekerchallenge that gets me tripping back in my memory (and in my photos) of the many places and experiences I've been a part of on this awesome planet. This one in particular is a fun one!
  • Discover the World's Best Kept Secret Speakeasy Bars

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Everyone has a fantasy of pushing a bookcase to uncover a hidden world. Speakeasies are our childhood dreams true — with some fancy cocktails included. We chose these destinations based on the ambiance created through moody lighting and carefully chosen interior design, the quality of the beverages and dishes served, and, naturally, the exclusivity provided by how well hidden they are. Follow us, Seekers, as we explore the world's best-kept secrets.
  • Top Museums in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the continent, there is no end to interesting museums to visit during your travels to Asia. We absolutely love discovering unique and specialized museums, and here are some of our personal favorites. From quirky hidden gems like the poop museum in Tokyo to massive world-renowned establishments including the Design Museum Holon in Israel, we guarantee you will add a few of these outstanding museums to your travel bucket list.
  • The NeverEnding Bucket List

    travelwelldunn (Bryana Dunn)
    I love making sure things are firmly written down to put them in action! I want to do all these and More! Have you done any of these? I’ll continuously add when I complete something! Let’s go!
  • World's Most Beautiful Botanic Gardens

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Spend time engulfed in an awe-inspiring atmosphere that originates from being surrounded by massive amounts of carefully looked after plants. We wandered the sprawling grounds of plentiful flowers at The Royal Botanical Garden in England and sweat beneath the Arizona sun admiring oddly shaped cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it's the aesthetic zen of rock gardens in Japan or well-kept orchard collections in Singapore, we chose a selection of our favorite gardens so you can have a safe bet for your itinerary.
  • Theme & Amusement Parks

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Grab your favorite snack and get ready for the epic highs and lows that come with a good coaster. We are obsessed with sampling amazing theme parks during our travels, whether you want cutesy rides for the entire family or are seeking to scream your face off- we know a place! Check out this awesome list of crazy parks across the globe for your next exciting adventure.
  • The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    There is nothing that quite matches the feeling of taking a dip in clear swimming pool waters to cool off on a hot day. We are here to help you beat the heat with some of the most luxurious pools across the globe. From the infinity pool on the roof of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to pristine mountain views at The Cambrian Adelboden in Switzerland, dive into our list of *the* most amazing swimming pools in the world.
  • Places To See Before I Die

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  • The Most Colorful Places Around the World

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Discover some of the most otherworldly and ethereal landscapes gleaming in heavy pigments, from alkaline red lakes to banana-colored volcanic landscapes. For Pride month we wanted to select the most vibrant destinations across the planet in every shade of ROYGBIV to create the ultimate rainbow-themed bucket list. Let your rainbow flags fly this summer while taking a look at some of the most colorful places on earth. Happy Pride Seekers!
  • World Heritage Sites in Asia

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across the vast, diverse continent of Asia, there are seemingly endless World Heritage Sites to explore. Visit the sparse atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, or walk for hours along the towering Great Wall of China. From sprawling rustic temple grounds to ancient statues of civilizations past- here is a collection of some of the prominent World Heritage Sites in Asia.
  • Cheap Flights From the Philippines

    jeanlouise (Jean Tiston)
    Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia and so the best way to and from here is through air travel. Here are some destinations in our neighboring countries you can get for cheap. (Especially during seat sales of local airlines). Note: International travel in my part of the world is still restricted but I can still dream and plan for the future. With the vaccine roll out already in progress, I'm optimistic that the time for travel is already in sight. Always check with local travel guidelines. Travel safely and responsibly. Flight durations are from SkyScanner.

Singapore Articles

  • 8 Purple Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Can’t talk right now — we’re doing cartwheels in France’s fragrant lavender fields and running around futuristic, purple-hued parks in Singapore. It’s a lifestyle, ya know? But for real, once you see some of the world’s best purple places, you’ll want to switch that vacation responder on and bask in the magic of magenta. These […]

  • Backpacking Southeast Asia: 41 Destinations That Won’t Blow Your Budget

    Like a bar mitzvah or a grad party, backpacking the well-worn trails of Southeast Asia is nothing short of a rite of passage. For the budding traveler, the trodden route that links electrifying Bangkok to the temples of Angkor and the rolling surf of Bali is a chance to discover what street food and tuk […]

  • 10 Hotel Pools With The Best Views In The World

    There’s no need to pay extra for a room with a view if your hotel’s pool already offers one. From cityscapes to lush jungles, ocean views and wildlife reserves, we’ve scoured the globe for the most epic and jaw-dropping vistas you can visit yourself. So, grab your swim gear and start exploring the 10 hotel […]

  • The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

    Ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here’s your ultimate guide to the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the world. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: […]