MIS Assignment: Planning a trip to Singapore
Topics to be covered:
T Transportation - Air Travel, Trains and Buses, Rental cars,
t Weather Conditions & maps. - landmarks, start and stop sites,
hotels and restaurants on map, directions
h Lodging - rates, amenities, surroundings, food, discounts,
booking room, spas, promotions
b Destination information - restaurants, museums, shows,
shopping, special attractions, sports, concerts, cuisines, culture,
local language, guides etc
l Total cost and sources online
nothing lonely about the planet
Singapore has traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens and pearl
luggers for towers of concrete and glass, and its steamy rickshaw
image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial
era with a Singapore Sling under the languorous ceiling fans at
At first glance, Singapore appears shockingly modern and
anonymous, but this is an undeniably Asian city with Chinese,
Malay and Indian traditions from feng shui to ancestor worship
creating part of the everyday landscape. It's these contrasts that
bring the city to life.
At a Glance Travel guide:
When to Visit:
Go anytime. Climate is not a major consideration, as Singapore
gets fairly steady annual rainfall. Co-ordinate your visit with one
of the various festivals and events: Thaipusam is a spectacular
festival, occurring around February. If shopping and eating are
major concerns, April brings the Singapore Food Festival and the
Great Singapore Sale is held in June.
Singapore is a city, an island and a country. Sir Stamford Raffles
founded Singapore on the Singapore River, which is still the heart
of the city, encompassing the central business district and the
popular entertainment and dining precinct along the quays. Most of
Singapore's tourist action is centred around Orchard Rd,
Chinatown and Little India.
Singapore's public transport is plentiful and varied. You have the
option of using metered taxis (although rickshaws are really only
in Chinatown and the back streets), the MRT subway system or the
convenient bus services. You can get around on the water by ferry
Singapore is one giant sauna anytime of the year. November to
January are the wettest months but the other months are not exactly
dry. The only real deterrent is the lack of refreshing winds during
March and September. Generally expect average temperatures to
reach around 31°C (88°F) during the day and linger around 24°C
(75°F) at night.
Dial in code(s):
77% Chinese, 14% Malay, 8% Indian
Best Time To Visit
This island nation of world tourists’ attractions in Singapore for
pleasure trips and holidaying in the best places in Singapore.
Tourists visit Singapore through out the year. However the best
time to visit Singapore is the festive seasons.
In January every year, the entire Chinese population of Singapore
celebrates the Chinese New Year on a grand scale. China-town,
one of the popular attractions of Singapore, the area most densely
inhabited by the Chinese will wear a festive look, with colorful
decorations, lighting up the entire area with beautiful luminaries.
During this peak tourist season in Singapore, Chinese will greet the
tourists with bouquets and oranges and there will be street parades
known popularly as Chingay. A huge bazaar is also organized.
The next peak tourist season for Singapore comes in November,
when the Indians celebrate Deepavali with lights, music, dance,
cultural programs and lot of fanfare. During this peak tourist
season in Singapore, one of the best places in Singapore,
Serangoon road will be having milling crowds with lights
everywhere shopping merrily for the festive season.
Also in November tourists visit Singapore, when Malay Muslims
celebrate Hari Raya Puasa to mark the end of their fasting season
in Singapore. An active night bazaar to sell clothes, food such as
candied dates, cakes etc. will be opened in the night at Joo Chiat
Another best time to visit Singapore is during September when
Chinese celebration with Lantern Festival takes place. The entire
Chinese Garden, another best place in Singapore will glitter with
big lantern lights of Chinese origin while kids also light up paper
lanterns observing the tradition.
For art and cultural fan-fare loving tourists to visit Singapore the
best time to visit Singapore is June, when the famous Art festival,
one of the popular attractions in Singapore is conducted with music
troupes performing in the Esplanade Theater including the popular
cellists of Symphony Orchestra.
Christmas is another peak season to visit Singapore and one can
witness the celebration with lights, fun and frolic in the entire
Singapore Island. So the best places in Singapore can be visited
during travel to Singapore and the peak seasons in Singapore
mentioned above and tourists can enjoy all the attractions of
More the number of stoppages for a flite, cheaper is the flight.
Malaysia airlines is the cheapest flight.
Round trip from New Delhi to Singapore:
Date of boarding flight from New Delhi: 30th October,2010….
Date of return From Singapore: 3rd November, 2010…(9:50, SIN)
Charges for round trip: Rs. 18,326 per head
There are a number of hotels available from 2 star to seven star but
to make the cheapest trip, a 2 star Hotel is chosen:
Fragrance Hotel Crystal: 2 star
Near Singapore National Stadium
Charges: Rs1715.28 INR (nightly rate)
Fragrance Hotel-Crystal is conveniently located in Geylang at the Eastern
part of Singapore and in just 15 to 20 minutes by taxi from Singapore
Changi International Airport, 5 to 10 minutes away from Singapore Central
Business District (CBD) and just 10 minutes away from the renowned
shopping belt of Orchard Road. The nearest Aljunied MRT Station is just
within a few minutes walking distance from the hotel.
Geylang is located in the heart of the City and is a vibrant place throughout
day and night with many eateries operating round the clock and here you can
certainly able to sample a variety of good food at reasonable prices and
enjoy an exciting nightlife when you stay at Fragrance Hotel-Crystal.
• 125 guest rooms
• In-room Wi-Fi available*
• Colour television
• Individually controlled air-conditioning
• Hair dryer
• Coded key card entry
• Ensuite bathroom with heater
• Phone with IDD facility (subject to call charges)
• Complimentary drinks
• Tea/Coffee making facility
• VCD player (at selected rooms only)
Hotel Facilities & Services
• Broadband internet station*
• Safe deposit boxes
• Fax and laundry services*
• 24-hr CCTV cameras to public areas
• Iron & ironing board available upon request
• Complimentary car park
• Airport transfer arrangement *
• Guided sightseeing tours **
*Available upon request and the usual fee applies.
** Available upon request. Services provided by the local tour agencies.
Traveling in Singapore is both easy and economical. There is an
efficient public transportation network, which offers taxis, buses,
and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system. With its
excellent public transport system, Singapore is, without a doubt,
the easiest city in Asia to get around.
Singpapore's modern Changi International Airport is vast, efficient,
and organized. There are banking and money-changing facilities, a
post office, which is open 24 hours a day, credit card phones, free
phones for local calls, Internet facilities, free hotel reservation
counters, luggage facilities, restaurants, day rooms, fitness centers,
saunas, business centers, and over 100 shops. The airport even
provides free films, bars with entertainment, hairdressers, medical
facilities, a swimming pool, and even a mini Science Discovery
Museum. In other words, Changi International Airport has almost
everything a visitor would require.
There are two terminals: Terminal 1 and the newer Terminal 2.
The Changi Skytrain, which is a monorail, shuttles between both
terminals. Located on the extreme eastern end of the island, the
airport is about 20km from the city center. To add on to the
airport's efficiency, "airbuses" are provided to make traveling to
and from the airport much easier. The airbus will take the weary
traveler straight into town without any hassles and at a reasonable
Singapore has over 15,000 air-conditioned taxis, which provide
comfortable, hassle-free traveling at reasonable costs. Visitors can
flag them down anytime. To further ease visitors, well marked taxi
stands are available outside most major shopping centers and
hotels. An extra charge will be added during peak hours, as well as
for advanced booking.
Clean, punctual, and air-conditioned, Singapore's MRT subway
system is a hallmark of efficiency. It is the easiest, fastest, and
most comfortable way of getting around Singapore within minutes.
Do note that there are fines for littering, smoking, eating and
drinking in MRT stations and on board the trains. The MRT
operates from 6 a.m. to midnight at frequencies of 3 to 8 minutes.
Singapore's bus network is extremely frequent and comprehensive.
Visitors rarely have to wait more than a few minutes and a bus will
get them anywhere. If you are planning to travel a lot by public
transport, it is best to purchase a copy of the TransitLink Guide,
which has a list of all bus and MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) services.
You can also buy the TransitLink Card, a stored value card that
can be used on both the MRT and bus. Most buses operate between
6 a.m. to midnight.
Visitors should have a valid driving license from their country of
residence or an International Driving License in order to drive in
Singapore. During peak hours, all vehicles passing through
Electronic Road Pricing Scheme (ERP) roads should have an In-
Vehicle Unit (IU) installed in the vehicle. A CashCard (stored
value card) is used to pay the tolls. The toll is deducted each time
the vehicle passes through ERP gantries. IUs can be rented at S$5
a day (minimum two days) with a deposit of S$120. Sales outlets
are located near the Woodlands Checkpoint - at BP, Caltex, Mobil
petrol stations, and two at Woodlands center.
Taxis are also widely available and the rates for all the taxi
companies ranges, but not far apart.
• Bookings can be made via the phone, and normally takes
about 5-10 minutes' to arrive.
• Additional charges are capped to taxi bookings but some taxi
operators are currently having promotions where bookings
after 12 midnights are free.
• Taxis are plentiful and it is easy to get one except during
peak hours and rainy days.
• Rates are reasonable and standard among all the five taxi
companies in Singapore.
• With the introduction of the world-first satellite tracking and
booking system, service has improved too. The satellite
system uses interactive media for booking a taxi.
• All taxis display their taxi's registration number inside the
taxi above the doors. If you left something in the taxi, you
can call the taxi company first as the driver will usually hand
it to them.
• A surcharge may also be imposed by taxis for picking up
passengers from certain places like Changi International
Airport and Singapore Expo Centre.
• In Singapore, taxi cab fares must be charged by the taxi
meter and are based on a flag down rate and the distance
• The flag down rate ranges from S$2.80 to S$5.00 (depending
on the type of taxi).
Taxis here will stop at taxi stands where orderly queues are
formed and anywhere else that is safe and does not violate
traffic rules. Hailing a cab can sometimes be frustrating as
someone may just walk a few steps ahead of you and stop the
same taxi. You may also come across taxis that do not stop even
though they are empty. This may be because the drivers are on
call or are changing shift. A closer look will reveal that these
taxis usually have a red destination label on their dashboard or
windscreen which means they are changing shift and will only
accept passengers traveling in that general direction.
Taxi Booking Numbers
Taxi (City Cab) - (65) 6552 2222
Taxi (Comfort Cablink) - (65) 6552 1111
Taxi (TIBS) - (65) 6481 1211
MRT is a electrical subway system in Singapore. MRT routes are
expanding in this small country, moving around in Singapore using
MRT isn't difficult after all, if you are able to find a suitable place
• The MRT now consists of four lines traveling north-south,
east-west, northeast and a line running from Jurong to Chua
• The MRT service is fast, modern and air-conditioned.
• It operates at regular intervals of three to eight minutes from
as early as 5.30 am to 12.30 am daily.
• Traveling on the MRT is relatively cheap with fares ranging
from $0.70 to $2.20 on each line.
• You can buy stored value passes, called TransitLink fare
card, for multiple trips or single value card each time you
travel. The TransitLink fare card can also be used on buses
operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS) and Trans Island
Bus Services (TIBS).
• Tickets are sold at all stations and costs are clearly displayed
above the ticket machines.
• Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in the trains or
on the platforms.
Buses are also a common mode of transportation here in
Singapore, all buses now are air-conditioned and some even have
mobile televisions installed, making rides a pleasant one.
• Bus services are regular and inexpensive and most of the
buses are air-conditioned.
• There are many types of buses, from mini-buses to double-
deck to super-long buses that can take 110 passengers. Bus-
Plus - a special "customised" public transport mode are small
capacity luxurious buses which usually ply from housing
estates to the Central Business District (CBD).
• There are also feeder bus services which provide loop
services from bus terminals to housing estates. The services
are regular and cheap with a flat fare irrespective of distance
• A special "customised" public transport mode called Bus-
Plus supplies luxurious but small capacity air-conditioned
buses from housing estates to the CBD.
• Bus fares vary according to the distance traveled. You must
have exact fare ready as all buses are One-Man-Operated
where the driver does everything and does not give change. It
is therefore, important for you to know your route and fare
• The bus guide is a good source of information and it is
available at all leading bookstores or SBS Head Office.
• Certain groups of people are entitled to special rates when
they travel on buses or MRT. Senior citizens, children below
1.2 metres in height and students with concession cards are
given concessionary rates.
Map of Singapore(http://mapsingapore.com/index.php)
ORCHARD ROAD OVERVIEW
For many in Asia, Orchard Road is Singapore. Perhaps Asia's most renown
boulevard, Orchard Road is a true shoppers paradise. From high quality and very
competitively price electronic products in Lucky Plaza to the world's most exclusive
haute couture fashions in Ngee Ann City (and everything in between) you'd be hard
pressed not to find what you're looking for on Orchard Road.
And when you get tired of shopping, just take a seat in any one of the literally hundreds
of restaurants and cafes that line the street and dot the malls or get an ice cream sandwich
from one of the old men under the shade trees and watch the world go by.
PREFERRED HOTELS IN ORCHARD ROAD AREA
STAR HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore 8.9 (7 reviews) 306.02 nett/night
Royal Plaza on the Scotts 9.1 (5 reviews) 353.10 nett/night
York Hotel Singapore 7.6 (1 review) 220.10 nett/night
MAP OF HERITAGE DISTRICT
Also referred to as the Colonial District due to the number of the buildings
that date back to the 1800's British colonial era. Most buildings, churches and
government buildings in particular, have been carefully preserved and are still in use
The Heritage District is the most centrally located area in downtown Singapore. Standing
at the Singapore Art Museum, you are equal distance from Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall
MRT stations and a 20 minute walk to pretty much anywhere else in the downtown area
(Orchard Road to the west, Chinatown to the South, the Financial District to the East and
Little India to the North). Indeed, an air-conditioned underground walkway lined with
shops and restaurants connects the area to Suntec City and the Convention Centre in the
PREFERRED HOTELS IN HERITAGE DISTRICT AREA
STAR HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
Bayview Hotel Singapore 7.2 (4 reviews) 205.98 nett/night/bf
Hotel Royal @ Queens Singapore 8.2 (1 review) rates to be advised
Naumi Hotel Singapore rates to be advised
ParkRoyal on Beach Road rates to be advised
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore 9.0 (1 review) 317.79 nett/night
MAP OF FINANCIAL DISTRICT
FINANCIAL DISTRICT OVERVIEW
Initially a swamp, the Financial District was one of the first projects undertaken by Sir
Stamford Raffles. Taking land from a nearby hill, Raffles filled in the swamp to build a
business centre to augment the city's trading post. The area, surrounding Shenton Way, is
now Singapore's answer to Wall Street.
The area has now extended to the north and now encompasses the marina area, an area
dominated by Suntec City - a massive complex of 5 office towers that house domestic
and international that comprise most of Singapore's financial institutions. As well in the
midst of Suntec City is the Convention Centre and the accompanying large 5 star
convention hotels. An air-conditioned underground walkway lined with shops and
restaurants connects the area to City Hall MRT and the Heritage District.
PREFERRED HOTELS IN FINANCIAL DISTRICT AREA
STAR HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
Grand Park City Hall 10.0 (1 review) rates to be advised
Mandarin Oriental Singapore rates to be advised
Marina Mandarin Singapore 317.79 nett/night
Pan Pacific Singapore 482.57 nett/night
Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore rates to be advised
MAP OF CHINATOWN
Once an infamous red light district, complete with opium dens and whatnot, Chinatown
underwent a government planned gentrification program in the 1970s and is now one of
Singapore's most fashionable areas. The ubique tess 2 and 3 storey shophouses that once
housed many a samll warehouse and trading company have been turned into delightfully
romantic boutique hotels, chic designer shops and trendy restaurants
PREFERRED HOTELS IN CHINATOWN AREA
BUDGET / BOUTIQUE HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
The Keong Saik Hotel Singapore 7.0 (29 reviews) 95.00 nett/night/bf
The Scarlet Hotel Singapore 8.9 (4 reviews) 264.82 nett/night
MAP OF LITTLE INDIA
LITTLE INDIA OVERVIEW
When visiting Little India, best to be prepared for sensory overload. Walk down
Serangoon Road and you will be 'assaulted' with Indian music blaring at top volume from
one shop while next door the air hangs heavy with the the aroma of Indian spices and
burning incense all wrapped in a cacophony of vivid colours.
The neighborhood itself is not that large - you can easily walk around it in a day - and
with great food, friendly people and a bunch of unique shops that you won't find
anywhere else in Singapore Little India is one of the most vibrant and interesting
neighborhoods in Singapore
PREFERRED HOTELS IN LITTLE INDIA AREA
BUDGET / BOUTIQUE HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
Broadway Hotel Singapore 6.6 (21 reviews) 107.00 nett/night
Cityhub Hotel Singapore 188.32 nett/night/bf
Perak Hotel Singapore 7.7 (8 reviews) 150.00 nett/night/bf
MAP OF EAST SINGAPORE
EAST SINGAPORE OVERVIEW
Often overlooked by the international traveler, East Singapore (the neighborhoods and
area in and around Geylang Road, Joo Chiat and airport) is where Singaporeans go about
their everyday lives working, playing and shopping. As such, the hotels in this area cater
mainly to the businessmen that serve local businesses and offer good value for money
(especially the Hotel 81s) for budget travelers or visitors in transit.
Predominately Malay, there are markets, cafes and any number of small stalls all going
about their business quite nicely thank you in a harmonious blend of cultures and
religions. If you are looking for the "real" Singapore of today, this is where you will find
PREFERRED HOTELS IN EAST SINGAPORE AREA
STAR HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
rates to be
Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel Singapore
BUDGET / BOUTIQUE HOTEL CLASS GUEST REVIEWS PRICE
MAP OF SENTOSA ISLAND
SENTOSA ISLAND OVERVIEW
The word "Sentosa" means peaceful Malay. First used by the British as a garrison for the
not-too-peaceful purpose of guarding Singapore from naval attack, Sentosa has been the
subject of intense development for a number of years. Initial development seemed
targeted towards the local market as a place to go for the weekend or school outing.
British military installations were transformed into museums and eductional sites and a
number of leisure attractions were added.
However Sentosa is now emerging as a destination in its own right. This especially true
for convention and meeting planners who want the convenience and efficiency of
Singapore but in a beach resort.
Although not a theme park per se, more international calibre attractions have been added
over the years including an Underwater World, two 18-hole golf courses.
Singapore has always been a paradise for the tourists. It is a
charismatic city which has a perfect blend of contrast and color.
Singapore serves you with diverse culture, exotic sea food
combined with brilliant art and
architecture. Stuffed with great
enthusiasm, Singapore tourism provides
memorable experience, for its visitors in
some of its highlighted attractions. This
includes journeys that will take you to see
the scenic beauty of the island, and even under the crystal clear
waters that surround it.
A single day's travel will take you from the past to the future, from
extraordinary traditional enclave to efficient business centre, from
lush gardens to sleek skyscrapers.
If you are planning to visit Singapore then here is a list of Tourist
Attractions or the Places of Interest in Singapore which you can
visit while you are here in Singapore:
Asian Civilization Museum: The Asian Civilization Museum is a
form of the three museums of the National Museums of Singapore.
This is the most established museum in the region to focus exhibits
and origins in Asia's cultures and evolutions.
Escape Theme Park : Scream your hearts out at Singapore's
biggest outdoor theme park, Escape Theme Park. Escape Theme
Park will certainly thrill and excite you with its huge range of wet
and dry rides for the whole family.
Jurong Bird Park: Located at the west end of Singapore, the
Jurong Bird Park is the largest and most remarkable bird park in
Southeast Asia that will certainly fascinate and impress you with
its variety of 9,000 birds.
Kent Ridge Park: With a size of 47 hectares, this park offers you
the most magnificent views of the off-shore islands such as the
Pulau Duran Darat. Filled with Tembusu, Acacias and Dillenias
trees, you will certainly enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of the
Merlion: The Merlion is to welcome all visitors to Singapore.
Standing tall at 8.6 metres high and weighs as heavy as 70 tonnes,
it was designed since 1964. It is originally located at the mouth of
the Singapore River.
Night Safari: The Night Safari is the first wildlife park built
especially to be viewed at night unlike the traditional nocturnal
houses elsewhere. This place occupies 40 hectares of land, ranging
animals from South America and other parts of Asia.
Pulau Ubin: A small island, shaped like a boomerang, this island
is off the northeastern coast of Singapore main island. This could
be the very last kampung or village in Singapore.
Singapore Johore Battery at Changi: The Johore Battery is a
war memorial site in Singapore that dates back to the early 1940s.
Some of the other major coastal batteries were the Pasir Laba
Battery, Labrador Battery and the Fort Siloso Battery.
Singapore Zoo: The modern Singapore Zoo, or formerly known as
the Singapore Zoological Gardens, displays animals in the open.
Residents of the animal kingdom roam spaciously in landscaped
Culture and Traditions
Singapore is a perfect mixture of social ethnicities and traditions.
The visitors can explore myriad of festivals, arts and numerous
events which are a great fusion of several influences. Moreover,
Singapore is gifted with rich heritage which can be seen in its
splendid building structures and monuments. Now Singapore's
heritage scene has blossomed with a steady rise in museum visitors
and cultural activities in recent years.
Singapore presents one of the finest and modern skylines in South
east Asia. Its modern buildings can challenge sky scrapers from
any part of the world. Singapore comes up with the buildings and
monuments of colonial heritage in unparalleled style. You can also
visit Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), which is a national
organization that represents the architects in Singapore. The
marvelous and innovative architecture in Singapore sure keeps the
visitor glued to her beautiful skyline.
Must Visit in Singapore
Little India: As you step into Little India, just be prepared for the
feast of your senses! You will be welcomed by the strong scent of
spices and jasmine garlands, followed by the treasury of
silverware, wood carvings, brassware and colorful silk saris. In
19th century, Indian immigrants arrived to find work here, be it as
laborers to build roads or to take up prominent positions in the civil
Festivals: In Singapore, every ethnic group has its own festivals,
mostly related to their religion. Almost every month of the year,
you will find a celebration of some form or other, bringing a great
display of color, pomp and ceremony which is enjoyed by the
whole population. In a peaceful and harmonious society,
Singaporeans respect and celebrate one another's festivals with
Singapore Food (http://singapore.tourism-asia.net/singapore-food.html)
Food and entertainment go hand and glove in Singapore. Arrival of
people from plenty of cultures ensures that variety of food is
available in Singapore. Thai, Indian, European, Malay, Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, Peranakan, Indonesian cuisine vies with one
another for capturing the taste buds.
Although number of cuisines are available
in Singapore, some of them are
particularly associated with the island.
Here is concise information about variety
of singapore food:
Nonya Food is delicious blending of Chinese, Malay and other
influences. Nonya recipes pass from one generation to the next,
and preparation of the dishes is time-consuming. Nonya cooking is
all about the combination of spices, using pungent roots like
galangal, turmeric and ginger; aromatic leaves like pandan leaf,
fragrant lime leaf and laksa leaf, with other ingredients like shrimp
paste, chilies, candlenuts and shallots. For making dishes tangy,
ingredients like lemon, tamarind, belimbing (carambola) or green
mangoes are used.
Cakes are used in place of fruits for dessert. The cakes are of rich
variety, made from ingredients like rice, sweet potato, coconut
milk and sugar.
Sizeable chunk of Muslim population ensures availability of
mouth-watering halal food. There are Malay Muslim and Indian
Muslim food, both ever-ready to ignite the taste buds. Nasi
Padang, a cooking style which originated from Sumatra, is a must
try for the tourist. Indian Muslim or Mamak food is liked very
much by the residents of Singapore and main dishes include mee
goreng, rojak and mutton soup.
Vegetarian eateries have witnessed significant growth in recent
times. Delicious vegetarian dishes influenced by Indian and
Chinese Tao traditions can be savored at these eating centers.
Though non-veg food is more popular among both Singaporeans
and the tourists, liking for vegetarian food is also increasing.
Singaporean seafood is the favorite of many visitors. Black pepper
crabs, chili crabs, drunken prawns and deep fried baby squids are
few juicy dishes not to be missed. Lobsters, chut chut (a cone
shaped sea shell to be sucked) or raw cockles are also eaten. Eating
barbequed sting ray from banana leaf is definitely an experience to
savour. And there is no need to search for good seafood centers.
They abound in every part of the island.
Singaporean cuisine evolved under the influence of China, India
and Malay. Influence from such varied lands ensured that the
Singaporeans learnt to cook an astonishing variety of dishes.
Dishes of such diversified taste never cease to fascinate the tourists
and they are never tired of experiencing.
Ten Dishes You Should Try in Singapore
Singapore's Favorite Foodstuffs, Available at Any Hawker
Singapore cuisine spoils the visiting gourmand in more ways than one - from a wide
assortment of dishes from all around the world, to food choices for all budgets,
Singapore's food scene has it all. Still, you shouldn't leave without trying the local
favorites, the dishes that warm the average Singaporean's heart and fill his stomach.
These dishes aren't purely Singaporean in origin - most of them hail from the Malay
peninsula, China, and India, but Singaporeans have embraced these dishes and made
them part of their lives.
These are the top ten dishes you should try, should you ever find yourself in Southeast
Asia's food capital. These delicious Singaporean dishes can be sampled at any hawker
and food center on the island.
The 7 Best Singaporean Dishes You Really
Just too good to be true! Singapore's best food here, only for
1. Singapore Breakfast:Kaya Toast,Kopi And Watery Egg
Start your day with the typical Singaporean way of getting energy
for the humid day, lying ahead.
A set of two half toast with Kaya (a traditional Coconut jam) and
Butter, served with sweet Coffee (Kopi) and my all time favorite,
watery eggs. Which are literally eggs cooked for seconds, cracked
opened, put into a bowl, and mixed with Soy sauce and pepper…
either you hate it or you love it!
2. Chili Or Black Pepper Crab
You have heard about it by now, even if you only just arrived at
the airport, but the famous and locally invented “Chili Crab” dish
is everywhere. It’s like a local VIP in form of food.
It is in the end the one local dish that earns the most of fame and
without question is itself part of that not really existing
Singaporean culture, the Chili Crab.
A whole crab is usually served in a fantastic creamy, chili sauce ,
with juicy meat and little buns, so called “mantou”, to dip into
the sauce. Epic. Win.
3. Popiah NOT Papaya
Those little rolls are stuffed with veggies, peanuts and crab meat,
and are perfect as the healthy snack in between.
4. Chicken Rice
Another very famous (and cheap) local dish is the “Chicken Rice”.
Usually a plate or bowl with rice, topped with cucumber and
However, the famous thing in this case is actually the rice that gets
cooked in chicken stock and is very flavorful.You can get a whole
meal from 2$ onwards!
This so called “Indian Pizza” is a mix of minced Chicken or other
meat with onions, chilli sauce and vegetables packed into a fold
over of dough. very tempting, very unhealthy!
If you cry the first time you have Laksa don’t worry, it’s supposed
to be spicy, very spicy (for Ang Mohs) and once you reach the
bottom, it’s not over yet.
Laksa is a very spicy, but tasteful soup, sweet-sour with
ingredients of seafood and local veggies.
Take it slow, so you can enjoy it before your taste buds get burned!
7. BBQ Stingray
Together with Laksa, BBQ Stingray is probably on the same level
of “spiciness”. Mostly served in seafood hawker centers, with my
favorite being the one at East Coast Park the flat stingray, gives a
lovely flavor for the fish lover.
Very spicy with a special chili sauce and topped with lime or
lemon its a great dish for a cozy dinner along the ocean.
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Singapore(http://www-
Alongside ‘eating’, shopping is considered the national past time
on the island. Ranging from hi-tech wares to designer wear, there
is something for everyone. Browsing around local markets and
shophouses in the ethnic enclaves to the glitzy portals of Orchard
Road, the experiences are wide, varied and even intriguing.
For most visitors, Orchard Road is a must-visit on the itinerary.
Packed with modern malls and hotels, this stretch is transformed
into a dazzling display of lights and festive embellishments at
Christmas time when all buildings join in the annual festive light-
up. Fabulous knick knacks and other memorable finds are also
found in Chinatown, Arab Street, Little India and the suburban
areas like Holland Village, Katong and Tampines. Unlike most
Western countries, shopping hours usually start from late morning
to 21:30 or 22:00 at night and these can extend to as late as
midnight during festive season.
The mid-year Great Singapore Sale is a much looked-forward to
time when prices come down heftily in all precincts. Even during
non-sale times, visitors will do well to bargain, particularly, in
electronic stores found at Lucky Plaza, Sim Lim Square or Far East
Plaza. A general rule of thumb for haggling is to begin about 25%
-30% below that being offered. Do make it a point to compare
prices at various shops. For convenience, most stores accept credit
and charge cards.
• Funan The IT Mall
• Isetan Singapore
• John Little
• Lucky Plaza
• Malls of Centrepoint
• Mustafa Online
• Parco Bugis Junction
• Raffles City
• Suntec City
• The Heeren
• Wisma Atria
• Cold Storage
• Econ Minimart
• NTUC Fair Price
• eBay Singapore
• Yahoo!Singapore Auctions
Medical Centers & Hospitals
• Changi General Hospital
• East Shore Hospital
• KK Women's and Children's Hospital
• Mount Alvernia Hospital
• Mount Elizabeth Hospital
• National University Hospital
• Raffles Hospital
• Singapore General Hospital
• Tan Tock Seng Hospital
• Thomson Medical Centre
Total Cost of trip(4 nights 5 days):
All costs cannot be ascertained, since charges vary from person to
person as per choice of food, choice of mode of transport,
shopping expenses, etc.
Basic Charges include:
Stay at hotel for 4 nights: =Rs.(1715*4) = Rs.6860
Air fare for round trip: = Rs. 18,326
Total of hotel and air fare = Rs.25,186
Travel by taxi: =@ $2.80 per km
MRT and bus travel is comparatively cheaper.
Food and shopping extra.
Expenses of entry fees at various places extra.