Top Things to See and Do
Gardens by the Bay
Sprawling over 101 hectares on the Marina Bay waterfront, Gardens by the Bay is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants. Spend time exploring the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest Dome. Marvel at the futuristic Supertree Forest with vertical gardens rising from nine to 16 storeys.
Located just a cable ride off Singapore's southern shore, Sentosa Island is the perfect holiday destination. Relax on the white sand beaches and experience the oceanarium, butterfly park, water rides. KidZania indoor theme park as well as the integrated resort of Resorts World Sentosa which includes Universal Studios.
Electric Trams glide past over 130 species with more docile creatures passing within centimetres of the trams. Walking trails also lead through the park to discover different creatures of the night but a great way to see the animals is in the Creatures of Night Show which shows a selection of weird and wonderful night animals.
A melting pot of cultures, Singapore's neighbourhoods provide a fascinating insight into the city's diversity. Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new while Little India buzzes with a vibrant Indian community. Discover Perankan culture in Joo Chiat with an endless array of culinary choices and visit Kampong Glam which boasts rich history, living traditions and trendy shops.
Marina Bay Sands
Discover one of Singapore's most iconic hotels, Marina Bay Sands. Crowning the hotel is Sands Skypark and infinity pool which provides an unrivaled 360 degree view across the city. From celebrity chef restaurants, world class entertainment to over 270 retail stores, it's all under one roof.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore's 74 hectare botanic wonderland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's most beautiful attractions. This site is also home to the National Orchid Garden, as well as rare path of dense primeval rainforest which over half of the species is considered rare in Singapore. The Symphony Lake in the gardens also makes a romantic setting for seasonal opera performances.
Orchard Road Shopping
Singapore's Orchard Roads offers over two kilometres of luxury brands, local labels and ethnic wares and art galleries. Lined with large, shady Angsana trees, the well-known street is chock-a-block with shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment.
Set in a beautiful botanic oasis, Singapore Zoo creates a lush environment for over 2800 residents. With a chance to get up close to tigers, free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs and Malaysian flying foxes just to name a few of the mix of animals to see. Among the highlights is the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, a morning buffet enjoyed in the company of orangutans.
Chinatown Food Street
Located on Smith Street in the heart of Chinatown, the revitalised Chinatown Food Street seeks to create the most authentic Singapore dining experience for locals and tourists alike. From a tantalising plate of Char Kway Teow, to sticks of mouthwatering Satays, CFS offers a diverse spread of local delights, with iconic food from local cultures all represented on one street.
Last Updated: 01 May 2018
New Zealand passport holders must have a valid passport with at least six months' validity beyond their stay in Singapore. Travel advice is available from the New Zealand Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at www.safetravel.govt.nz
New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for visits of up to 30 days in Singapore and Bintan Island.
The Singapore Dollar (SGD) is the official unit of currency in Singapore. Major Credit Card are widely accepted throughout Singapore
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Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil are the official languages of Singapore
Singapore include a large Muslim population, Ramadan is observed by many throughout this country and we recommend you make yourself aware of how that may affect your travel. Daytime is often quieter, business hours are generally shorter with restaurants and cafes screened off or closed out of respect of those who are fasting. In the evening, cities come to life, public places will be busy well into the early hours of the morning.
Last Updated: 01 May 2018
Weather & Events/Public Holidays
Constantly hot and humid, with a daily average temperature range of 24°C to 31°C.
The wettest months are November to January and driest May to July
New Years Day
Chinese New Years (Three Days in Jan/Feb)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday in Mar/Apr)
Singapore Food Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Beginning of Ramadan (Changes every Year)
Hari Raya Puasa (Last Day of Ramadan)
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Singapore Night Festival
Hari Raya Haji