Our association with Singapore started in 1980 and continues today. Somewhere in that time we managed to live and work there for the best part of 25 years. We are happy to share more insights but the following basic overview should provide some information on what to expect.
Taxis: Still the best way to navigate the island. Some advice, just watch the various taxis from the airport for cost. There are 3 types; the Limo, Business Class and Blue Comfort. The Blue Comfort is the most economical and we would avoid the Black and Yellow.
As a Stopover: You would spend one or two nights in a hotel in the Orchard Road district. The island does not shut early so just go for it. Shop ’til you drop. The stores close around 10pm. For late night drinks or food the hotel concierge will give you all the help required.
As a short Holiday: Four or Five days is sufficient to give you the time to see what the Island has to offer. The many tourist spots are all worth taking time to see. The hotel can arrange tours or the more adventurous can find their own way.
The underground rail or MRT is also a great way to move around as you never have to wait more than 2 to 4 minutes for the next one.
The feast of Singapore Food: The is no limit to the type of food available, from luxury buffet’s in the hotel to the local Hawker centres around town. What I would call the latest craze for food are the food courts. The one on the top floor of the Wisma Atria is a beauty and you can be sure the food is fresh.
For those ladies and gentlemen who like to indulge, High Tea at Raffles Hotel is a must.