Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world. It’s located in Southeast Asia, adjacent to Malaysia. Known as a city of gardens, its favorable living environment has earned it its place as one of the most liveable cities for 16 consecutive years. Good air quality, multiple options for tourists, varied entertainment activities, diverse cuisine, and excellent public security make Singapore an ideal destination for overseas travelers.
Tourists generally flock to the city center and Sentosa, an island off of Singapore’s coast. The iconic landmarks in the city center are all relatively close. Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Gardens by the Bay, and the Ferris wheel are all concentrated in the Marina Bay area, though the subway can be taken to reach other destinations. Sentosa can be reached by subway or via the cross-sea walkway. There are buses and beach trains on the island as well.
Visitors often choose to spend 4-5 days in Singapore, and 1-2 of those days can be spent exploring the sights, shopping, and food on Sentosa.
Singapore has a very small temperature difference all around the year, with an average annual temperature of 23-33°C. There is a lot of precipitation throughout the year, and there are frequent showers and thunderstorms throughout the island. Luckily, however, they don’t often last long and it’s cool and comfortable after the rain. Typhoons rarely hit the country and there’s not much of a temperature difference between day and night. The country’s rainy season lasts from November through March. Affected by the northeastern monsoons, the air is humid and the coldest in January. The dry season lasts from April through October, while the period from June to September is affected by the southwestern monsoon and the air at this time is relatively dry. It’s recommended to wear clothing suitable for hot weather. It's also a good idea to bring a thin coat because the air conditioning levels are often low.
Hotels in Singapore are divided into economical mid-range, luxury and high-end types, and there are also some luxury resorts on Sentosa. Singapore has a very small, so most budget hotel rooms have a small area, but the general facilities are perfect and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Most of the luxury hotels in Singapore are clustered in downtown Marina Bay and Orchard Road, while economic hotels are mostly in Chinatown, Little India, and Geylang. The Chinese Lunar New Year, June (due to the Great Singapore Sale), September (due to the Singapore Grand Prix), and the end of December through early January are the peak seasons for tourism in Singapore and hotel prices are known to increase during these times.