Singapore served as our introduction to Southeast Asia – a way to test the waters, so to speak. We spent three days in Singapore (opting to stay in the less expensive border town of Johor Bahru, Malaysia) and filled our days of sightseeing to the brim!

We explored downtown Singapore on foot (regardless of the fact that it was 103 degrees and humid outside!), taking in the incredible sights of Marina Bay and Chinatown as well as feasting on phenomenal local dishes. Our short time in Singapore left us wanting to return to explore more.

We visited Singapore again in 2018, this time housesitting, spending a full 2 weeks and exploring deeper all that it has to offer!

Singapore Facts:

Country Population: 5.5 Million

Language: No official language; English widely spoken.

Currency:  Singapore Dollar (SGD) | Current Value

Singapore Guides:

A Singapore Itinerary: The Ultimate Guide of Things To Do
Singapore Marina Bay Self-Guided Walking Tour
Singapore Downtown Self-Guided Walking Tour
Singapore Chinatown Self-Guided Walking Tour

Get Inspired for your Trip to Singapore

A modern and dazzling destination, Singapore has a diverse culture and riveting history. As you prepare for your upcoming trip, watching films based in Singapore and sampling Singapore’s famous foods can get you ready for the experience!


Movies About Singapore

Crazy Rich Asians is a fun, feel-good movie that is set in Singapore. The romantic comedy is about a Chinese-American woman who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family only to get there and find out they are one of the richest families in the nation.


Books About Traveling To Singapore

Complete Notes from Singapore is a book written by Neil Humphreys. As an expat living in Singapore, he immersed himself in the local culture…and shares his adventurous trials and tribulations.


Singapore Food

The food in Singapore is inspiration for traveling! One of our top reasons for visiting Singapore was to indulge in the fabulous and inexpensive Hawker Stall fare. While most of the cuisine is so fantastically foreign that we could not find the ingredients locally, other fare – like Hainanese Chicken – is concocted with items that should be available in most grocery stores. Of course, what makes Hainanese Chicken exceptional is the flavorful sauces – which can all be made in-house, too.


Singapore Drinks

A classic Singapore Sling cocktail is the perfect way to get ready to travel to Singapore. The good news is, the Singapore Sling you make at home will almost certainly be cheaper than one from the The Raffles Hotel, where the cocktail was created (and fetches more than $20 USD per drink!).

While the sweet cocktail is a treat, if you really want to get a head start on your Singapore trip, one sip of a Tiger Beer will do the trick!

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