Cheap Flights to Singapore
Singapore is located off southern Malaysia and is the only island city-state in the world. It’s also a commercial, financial and transportation hub that comprises a multicultural population and is frequently referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City and the Red Dot. It has 62 islets with the main island being shaped like a diamond.
When landing in Singapore you will touch down at Singapore Changi Airport (IATA CODE: SIN) which sees millions of tourists and locals alike pass through its doors annually.
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Changi Airport, Singapore
Airport Blvd, Changi Airport Singapore (SIN), Singapore
There are no clear-cut seasons in Singapore. It’s warm and humid throughout the year with a daily occurrence of rain. Situated 1° north of the equator it has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging between 25 to 31°C. Its two main Monsoon seasons comprise the Northeast Monsoon, from December to March and the Southwest, from June to September. May to July months are normally hot and dry while November to January experience a higher frequency of rainfall.
When to fly to Singapore
Virtually any time of the year is good for visiting Singapore, except for November to January when rainfall is higher. Although the weather is bad this time of year you are more likely to get cheap flights to Singapore. If you’re going for shopping or food, the best time is around July when food festivals and sales take place. The ideal time to get the lowest rates is during July and August when business travel slows down, this will allow you to find cheap flights to Singapore on offer. Peak season is between December and June, while Super peak starts mid December until January or February, depending on the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Getting around Singapore
Visitors have numerous inexpensive transit options to choose from including walking, that can be unpleasant during hot, sticky days. Those opting to walk can obtain various free city and walking tour maps from the STB Visitors Centres. Purchasing an EZ-Link fare card affords travel on buses and the subway, saving the hassle of searching for the exact change for bus meters. Even better is getting a Singapore Tourist Pass allowing unlimited travel on the MRT trains and public buses for one to three days. A worthwhile purchase is the tiny TransitLink Guide that details MRT and bus routes with maps, stations and connections including the cost for each trip.
Taxis are the most convenient way to get around with cheap fares, clean cars and English speaking drivers that are honest and helpful. Taxi stands are located at hotels and public buildings or can be easily flagged down, out of rush hour or when it’s not raining.
For sightseeing around town, an ideal solution is the SIA Hop-on bus that operates from 09h00 to 21h00 every day, departing every 30 minutes and if you flew in with Singapore Airlines, you receive a 50% discount, just show your boarding pass when purchasing your ticket from the driver.
The Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) subway service covers main areas in the city centre and also travels to suburbs around the island. Its reliable, safe, clean and pleasantly cool with stops on Orchard Road into the Historic District, to Little India and Chinatown and theres probably a stop close to your hotel.
Bus routes cover virtually the entire island and can be the perfect solution to seeing much of the country while in transit to your destination.
Rental vehicles are available from Avis located at Changi Airport terminals but because of Singapore’s affordable and reliable local transport, not many travellers hire vehicles.
Singapore – insider information
- Hop over to Sentosa, a popular island resort with a 2km long sheltered beach. Take a walk along the Floating Bridge, the Boardwalk or indulge in the MegaZip Adventure Park.
- Late January to early February affords you an unusual cultural experience during the Thaipusam Festival, celebrated by Hindus giving thanks to their Lord Subramaniam.
- Taste a moon cake while you take in acrobatics, lion dances, night bazaars and colourfully lit lanterns part of the Mooncake and Lantern Festivals during late September to early October.
- Experience tranquillity and sheer natural beauty while strolling through the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1860 and 74ha in size, they comprise rolling lawns, glassy lakes and themed gardens including the 3ha National Orchid Garden that opened in 1928 and now has over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids, with approximately 600 on display, making it the largest show of tropical orchids in the world.
- The Peranakan Museum affords insight to the rich heritage of the Peranakans – Straits Chinese descendants – with themed galleries covering numerous aspects of their culture.
- Little India is fun, messy and hectic with spice traders selling their items across five-foot walkways and weekends filled with a throng of Indian labourers.
- Kampong Glam former home to the local Sultan is an assortment of Islamic shops, eateries, bars and boutiques.