• Marina Bay View Singapore

Singapore Holidays

Holidays in Singapore provide the ultimate mix of city sightseeing and nature. Discover glittering marinas and UNESCO World Heritage site gardens set against a backdrop of futuristic skyscrapers, malls and upmarket hotels. Singapore is the perfect destination for families, couples and adventurous travellers seeking culture, history and beautiful scenery.

Marina Bay is the heart of Singapore; home to its top restaurants and attractions like the ArtScience Museum. Ride the 165-metre-tall Singapore Flyer for panoramic views of the city, and take a boat across the bay to watch the 8pm laser light show. Don’t miss the city’s most famous attraction, the architecturally-renowned Gardens by the Bay. Stroll through lush landscapes dotted with tropical greenhouses, elevated walkways and supertrees that soar 50 metres into the sky.

Singapore holidays offer natural and multicultural treasures

Singapore boasts a blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and British cultural influences. Breathe in the aromatic spices of street food in Chinatown and Little India as you explore historic markets and decorative temples.

In the colonial district you can marvel at grand architecture such as St Andrew’s Cathedral and Raffles Hotel. Venture further from the city centre for native flora at the Singapore Botanical Gardens and to see wildlife at Singapore Zoo, including rare white tigers.

Prefer to enjoy a tranquil day on the beach? Then take the ferry or cable car to Sentosa, where you can relax on pristine beaches or visit Resorts World Sentosa for the aquarium and Universal Studios. Stay at one of the best beach resorts near Singapore, the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, which is ideal for a Singapore honeymoon.

If you prefer to base yourself in the city centre, opt for one of Singapore’s luxurious hotels such as the Pan Pacific in Marina Bay or Park Regis in Clarke Quay.

For a broader taste of Asia, why not combine your city break in Singapore with a beach escape? Holidays to Singapore and Bali are a popular option, or you can discover unspoiled islands in the Philippines. Adventurous travellers should pair a multi-centre holiday in Singapore with the wildlife-rich rainforests of Borneo, which are just a short flight away. Alternatively, Cambodia gives you the chance to see one of Southeast Asia’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage site, Angkor Wat.

Destination Highlights
  • Wander aerial walkways surrounded by vertical supertree gardens, a cloud forest and the Flower Dome, a greenhouse at Gardens by the Bay
  • Escape the city by cable car to Sentosa Island for white-sand beaches, theme parks, stunning landscapes, and an aquarium
  • Ride the Singapore Flyer, one of the world’s largest observation wheels, for sunset views followed by dinner in vibrant Chinatown
  • Visit Marina Bay Sands for its laser light show. The waterfront resort also offers a luxury mall, restaurants and casino

Our favourite hotels

Get inspired nu our selection of opulent Singapore hotels, which offer various board options to suit all travellers. Facilities can include rooftop swimming pools, world-class restaurants, spas, marina views, and five-star suites.

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Shangri-La Singapore

Singapore

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,579  pp

Shangri-La Singapore
Deluxe Room

Marina Mandarin

Marina Bay

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,639  pp

Marina Mandarin
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Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Singapore

H&J Rating
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
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Raffles

Singapore

H&J Rating
Raffles

Time Zone

GMT+8

Flight Time

Approx. 12 hours; indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

SGD - Singapore Dollar

Visa Information

Irish passport holders are not required a visa to enter Singapore for tourist stays up to 30 days.

Language

English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.

Health Information

We recommend all travellers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. For full details, please contact your GP.

You’ll be mesmerised by this island city-state and home of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. One minute you’ll walk through serene and manicured gardens where locals practice the elegant art of Tai Chi, the next, you’ll be pacing an ultra-modern metropolis where gilded shrines run shoulders with ultra-modern skyscrapers. There’s at least one side of this enthralling place that will grab your attention.

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    Singapore Flyer

    Towering 165 metres above Singapore's skyline, the Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel offering a one-of-a-kind experience and completely unique vista of the city below.

  • Chinatown Singapore

    Chinatown and Little India

    Singapore's Chinese and Indian communities have thrived since the first immigrants arrived in the 1820s and each now offer a complete contrast to the bustling Singapore in their own communities within the city.

  • Marina Bay Sands

    Marina Bay Sands

    Head to the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands which is 57 floors above the city for stunning panoramic views.

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    Gardens by the Bay

    You’ve probably seen the images of the man-made trees that populate this phenomenal urban garden. You can climb these futuristic ‘supertrees’ and visit a conservatory cloud forest. The nightly Rhapsody Light Show is a fantastic showpiece too.

Singapore

Singapore has hot weather all year round, with temperatures averaging a steady 26°C to 27°C. March to August is considered the best time to go to Singapore, as it falls in the dry season when monthly rainfall averages less than 200mm. The rest of the year sees heavier rain, with the wettest weather from November to February. This is largely due to the northeast monsoon. 

 

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26ºC
238mm

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27ºC
165mm

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27ºC
174mm

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27ºC
166mm

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27ºC
171mm

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27ºC
163mm

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27ºC
150mm

Average weather in August

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27ºC
171mm

Average weather in September

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27ºC
163mm

Average weather in October

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27ºC
191mm

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26ºC
250mm

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26ºC
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  • Melody, Destination Specialist

    Mel

    Destination Specialist

    “Head to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay at 7.45pm to get a good place to watch the magical Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. Every evening, the supertrees light up in all the colours of the rainbow, set to atmospheric music. It’s an enchanting site not to be missed.”

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    “For the ultimate romantic evening, book a cable car sky dining experience. This includes a delicious four course menu for two in your own private Stardust cabin. Revel in nighttime views of Singapore’s skyline while you dine, watching the twinkling city lights.”

     

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Singapore holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

  • Formula One Grand Prix Singapore

    The Formula One Grand Prix is a  thrilling night time race that comes to Singapore every September. Watch Formula One cars speed around the Marina Bay Street Circuit, which is among one of the city’s most prominent sights. Asia’s first street race was launched in 2008 and you can enjoy the many international music acts that perform on the main stage.

  • Singapore International Festival of Arts

    Experience one of Singapore’s cultural highlights, the Singapore International Festival of Arts, held every May and June. The festival showcases work from local and international artists and is set in key city locations, such as the botanic gardens and civic district. You can also watch dance and theatre performances, as well as music from around the world.

  • Singapore Night Festival

    The Singapore Night Festival takes place in the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct every August. Each festival has a theme and features a variety of dance, art, music and theatre performances. The nightly interactive light installations are a highlight; illuminating city landmarks such as the National Museum of Singapore.  

     

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Singapore holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.

 

  • Laksa

    Laksa is a spicy noodle soup. It’s a famous Malaysian dish with Chinese origins. You’ll find variations of laksa on most restaurant menus throughout Singapore. Dine on tender rice vermicelli or wheat noodles swimming in a coconut-based curry broth, served with ingredients like prawn, chicken or fish. 

     

  • Street food

    Tasting Singapore’s street food is a travel experience in itself. Head to Chinatown’s Smith Street for a huge range of eateries serving everything from roast duck to fried oysters, BBQ seafood, and noodle dishes like hokkien mee and char kway teow. In Little India, you can feast on regional dishes such as curry and naan bread, dosa, tandoori and samosas

     

  • Chili crab

    Chili crab is a must-try in Singapore, and has been proclaimed a national dish by the country’s tourism board. Fresh mud crabs are stir-fried with sweet and savoury tomato sauce that has been flavoured with chili, cumin, curry powder and rice vinegar. Bread or steamed buns are often served as a side dish to mop up the tasty sauce. 

     

  • Dim sum

    The Chinese snack of dim sum is one of Singapore’s traditional comfort foods, brought over to the island by Hong Kong migrants. Dim sum is served all over the city, usually from morning to mid-afternoon, and is accompanied by tea. The small dumplings come steamed or fried with various fillings, including fish, duck and pork.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Singapore take approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently direct daily flight options from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi Airport with British Airways and Singapore Airlines, and various stop-over options from other UK airports. 

It’s free to visit the outdoor gardens at the Gardens by the Bay. However, there is a fee of $8 for adults and concessionaries and $5 for children for the aerial walkway known as OCBC Skyway. There are also various fees to visit the conservatories.

No. The Marina Bay Sands infinity is strictly for guests staying in the hotel. However, non-staying guests can visit the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck for a charge of $23 for adults, $17 for children, and $20 for concessionaries. 

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