The Best of Singapore
FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN SINGAPORE
Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most popular destinations.
Direct flight easily to your destination
Although Singapore is well traveled from Finland, it can be reached by a direct scheduled flight operated by Finnair several times a week. The flight time from Helsinki to Singapore is just over 11 hours.
Prices for direct flights from Helsinki to Singapore range from € 600 in the low season to € 1,100 at the turn of the year. Flights with one or more changes can be obtained more cheaply.
Short for SGP by abbreviationfinder, Singapore Changi International Airport is approximately 20 km from the city center. Changi has been voted the best airport in the world many times and offers a wide range of services to the traveler. Thanks to its good location and high level of service, Changi is a popular exchange destination when traveling to Japan or Australia, for example.
The easiest way to book a hotel is if it is not part of your travel package. In Singapore, accommodation options can be found for every taste. The offer of luxury hotels in particular is wide and those looking for quality accommodation are sure to find what they are looking for from modern boutique hotels to traditional colonial hotel classics. However, you should be on the move in time, as Singapore is a very popular tourist destination and the occupancy rate of the best hotels is high all year round.
Although Singapore hotels are often perceived as lavish, there are exceptions to the city. At its cheapest, a double hotel room can be obtained for as little as 20-30 euros.
Public transport in Singapore
The distances in Singapore are not long, as the whole country is of the same size as the Finnish capital region as a whole. According to countryaah, Singapore is a country located in southeastern Asia.
The best way to get around Singapore is by using MRT subway trains with stations around the city. There is also a metro connection to Singapore Airport. The ticket costs about a couple of euros depending on the length of the trip. It is worth remembering that you must not eat or drink on metro trains or at stations.
Another convenient way to get around Singapore is by taxi, which is otherwise surprisingly cheap compared to the relatively expensive price level. Even walking in the downtown area can travel from place to place, but the tropical heat can make walking longer distances heavy.
SIGHTS OF SINGAPORE
Sentosa Island has sandy beaches and interesting sights.
Head for a day to relax on the island of Sentosa
Just a quarter of a mile from the city center, Sentosa Island is one of Singapore’s must-see destinations. Relaxation on the island is really successful, as there is plenty to offer from beaches and sports activities to gourmet dining and shopping.
Sentosa is a tropical sky with over three kilometers of sandy beach that is a sun worshiper’s paradise. White sand chartered from Hawaii caresses the soles of the feet while the year-round heat keeps the weather pleasant.
The island of Sentosa has three beaches, each with its own strengths. Palawan Beach is a destination for the whole family, where there is plenty to do, especially for children. Tanjong, on the other hand, is the quietest of the beaches and especially romantic, especially in the evenings. On the beach of Siloso, on the other hand, there is plenty of hustle and bustle: during the day with beach volleyball, and in the evening with numerous beach bars.
In addition to volleyball, Sentosa also provides a great setting for golf. The 18-hole course will serve as the venue for the Barclays Singapore Open and Asian Tour, among others.
Climb to heights aboard the Singapore Flyer
Completed in 2008, the Singapore Flyer holds the title of the world’s largest Ferris wheel. The view from the 165-meter-high bike is unique. In addition to the city of Singapore and the skyscrapers, in clear weather you can even see as far as Malaysia.
A ride on a ferris wheel is not quite the cheapest end, but an investment of just under twenty euros will certainly pay for itself. Especially at dusk, rising above Singapore’s light sea is certainly an unforgettable experience.
An incurable romantic should also forget about bouquets of roses and chocolates. If you really want to impress your loved one, you should play with big bets. Dinner at the two-person Singapore Flyer is sure to make even more skeptical eyes twinkle.
Esplanade, the cradle of culture by the water
Esplanade – Theaters On Bay is one of Singapore’s most famous and once controversial buildings. When completed in 2002, it radically transformed the city-state with its striking aluminum structure.
In addition to its architectural merits, the Esplanade is also impressive in terms of culture. In addition to the concert hall and the main theater stage, there are several smaller studios in the building where you can admire the performances. If you wish, you can also witness theatrical art on the open-air stage.
Even if the concerts and theater performances are not so inspiring, the Esplanade should still be inspected from the inside. The Esplanade Mall is an impressive shopping complex. Between shopping, you can relax your body and mind on the rooftop terrace of the Esplanade while admiring the scenery and even sipping a drink.
THE BEST OF SINGAPORE
Marina Bay Sands Hotel has a rooftop pool with stunning views.
The best experiences in Singapore
- Climb to the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel
- Shop on Orchard Road
- Admire the scenery from the Singapore Flyer
- Discover a variety of Asian cuisines in the street stalls and top restaurants
- Deviate from the prestigious Singapore Zoo
The most beautiful buildings in Singapore
- Esplanade – Theaters On Bay
- Singapore Flyer
- Marina Bay Sands
- Helix Bridge
- Gallery Hotel
The best Nature Spots
- Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
- Singapore Zoo
- Botanical Garden
- Sentosa Island
- Bukit Batok Nature Park