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Feeling like you’re as dead as a maggot? Sounds like you need a holiday in Singapore! Search for flights to Singapore onboard Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, among others. The cheapest airlines flying to Singapore are the low cost carriers, which include V Australia, Scoot and AirAsia.
It’s important to book your flights to Singapore at least 3-4 months in advance for the cheapest fares. So don’t just sit there as useless as an ashtray on a motorbike. Start searching! Singapore is hot and wet year-round but the driest months tend to be from May to July.
Direct flights to Singapore take around 8 hours from Sydney.
One of the biggest draws for Singapore is the food. It’s delicious and cheap and goes down well with a Tiger beer from the corner bottle shop. The city is also spectacular, and very clean and an great destination for a spot of shopping. Shall we?
Gardens by the Bay: Singapore’s latest attraction in Marina Bay brings gardening into the future! The sci-fi “super trees” are so cool and state-of-the-art conservatories house plants from endangered habitats.
Pulau Ubin: Catch a boat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pulau Ubin to discover the wild jungles of Singapore, lizards included! Rent a bike for the day and pick up a map from the tourist office and get exploring. Don’t miss the Jejawi Tower for views over the area.
Baba House: This pre-war terrace house is a must-see while on holidays in Singapore. It’s one of the best examples of the elaborate Peranakan style from the 1890s. The house is a living museum and furnished to its conditions in the 1920s. Pre-booking your tour is highly recommended.
Find more information on www.stb.gov.sg.
Hotels in Singapore are much more expensive than in other countries in South-East Asia. Higher end hotels tend to fill up during big conventions and events like the F1 race but hostels are plentiful and there are always beds available. There are lots of quaint boutique hotels in Chinatown that are renovated shop houses. They’re absolutely darling.