Clean streets, top shopping and fine food
A major travel, finance and logistics hub just north of the Equator, Singapore doesn't really 'do' seasons; it's generally sunny with a shower or 2 each day. What this city state – including 63 islands – does do is keep the streets and buildings gleaming, traffic jams non-existent and maintain its international reputation for fine food and shopping. As a city break, shopping in Singapore is serious business. For a one-stop shop, the meticulously-landscaped Orchard Road gives you over a mile of stores spanning 6 department stores, 22 malls and a bamboozling 5,000 brands. It's not the only kid on the top tourist block either. One of the best attractions to visit on any Singapore holiday is the landscaped and cage-free Singapore Zoo, home to almost 3,000 free-wheeling animals on 64 acres.
The official languages of Singapore reflect its diversity: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. This in turn makes for gastronomic adventures when dining. When drinking Singapore of course does more than a sling, although if you do wish to indulge in the signature drink, Raffles Hotel is the place to do it. Also at Raffles, the locals have kept the signature high tea experience here too. The modern marvel of Marina Bay Sands is also worth a visit, providing a huge range of entertainment and air-conditioned respite from the heat. The integrated hotel hosts a range of entertainment options, shops and restaurants, as well as the Sands Skypark featuring an observation deck and rooftop infinity pool.
If your holiday in Singapore is brief but you want to make the most of the climate, head to one of the beaches down south on Sentosa Island.
When to go
As a thriving city, any time is a good time to visit Singapore. At any given time you'll find a festival or celebration taking place in the city - it's busy calendar courtesy of its culturally diverse population. Whatever time of year you visit, expect Singapore to be hot. With a location that's practically on the equator, Singapore is consistently hot, humid with showers common year round. November to January is when the city experiences the most rain while May to July is usually a bit drier.
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