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Though Singapore is a year-round destination because of its consistent weather, the peak time to visit here is from mid-December to February. It is warm, sunny and pleasantly placed at 86-88 deg F, and you can use it to enjoy Christmas, New Year, Thaipusam festival and Chinese New Year celebrations. It would be advisable to book your tickets early to avoid last-minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for a budget option, you should consider coming here during the summer season (in April and May) or the inter-monsoon season (from September to November). You would get to see the Singapore Grand Prix, Chinese New Year and the festival of lights Deepawali, and you would also get discounted flight rates and hotel prices.
The city is served by Singapore Changi Airport. Rated the World's Best Airport for four consecutive years by Skytrax (2013-16), it is one of the world's busiest airports that serves more 320 cities in 80 countries and territories worldwide, with a strike rate of one flight every 90 seconds. This airport has won over 500 awards since 1981. This airport offers round the clock connectivity to a number of international destinations like Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Helsinki, and more. Airlines like Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Tigerair connect the airport with destinations around the world.
Places of interest in Singapore
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony 200 years back, this ultimate Asian shopping destination is one of the world's most prosperous countries and is visited by millions of tourists every year for its bouquet offerings as beaches, nightlife, museums, botanical gardens, wildlife reserves, architecture, cultural festivals and sports events.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay (opened: 2012) is a 250 acre nature park consisting of three waterfront gardens in Singapore. This super facility also houses a number of tropical plants in two state-of-the-art conservatories, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. While the former is the world's largest columnless glasshouse that replicates a drier version of Mediterranean climate, the latter is a cooler and moist version of the same climate plus a waterfall.
National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore. It is home to 60000 orchid plants from 1000 species and over 2000 hybrids that are spread over three acres. It is divided into four separate weather zones, and each weather zone is depicted by a unique and colourful combination of trees, shrubs, herbs and orchids.
The Singapore Zoo or Mandai Zoo in Singapore is home to about 315 animal species, out of which about 50 are threatened species. This zoo has the world’s largest captive colony of orang-utans. This iconic zoo displays all animals in their respective habitats, and these animals are guarded through by hidden barriers and glass enclosures. A star attraction here is the ‘Breakfast with an Orangutan’ that allows visitors to meet and interact with the orang-utans in the zoo.