Singapore is popular for its Marina Bay and the Merlion statue that made its mark in the face of the world. The whole world recognizes Singapore from these landmarks. Singapore is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It flourished in its architectural and technological advance that makes Singapore one of the main countries for travelers to visit - just to be able to witness these gems Singapore has created for itself. Singapore may be a small country, but it is one of the largest in the tourism map. The distance from Hong Kong to Singapore is 2,585 km and it will take approximately over 3 hours depending on the route and airline you are taking for the travel. Some of the main highlights one should not miss visiting is Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa, and Merlion.
The best time to fly to Singapore is literally any time of the year because just like its neighboring country, Malaysia, Singapore has a routine weather pattern. If you are looking for the absolute best time to fly to Singapore, it is best to travel from early January to late March and from late July to early October. During this period, the weather will be perfect, the holiday season will be perfect and the travel will be relatively smooth for the most part.
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Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) - Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport operating in Hong Kong. It was built on land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. It was also referred to as the Chek Lap Kok Airport on several occasions. The airport is 33 km away from Hong Kong city itself and it will take around 28 to 30 minutes to reach the airport.
Singapore Changi Aiport (SIN) - This is one of the two main airports in Singapore. It is also one of the airports that are very glamorous. The popular waterfall at the center of Changi Airport will blow anyone away. Singapore Changi Airport is 26 km away from the Singapore city center. It will take approximately 30 minutes to travel from the city to the airport.
Seletar Airport (XSP) - Seletar Airport is a new airport that has begun its operation for quite some time now. However, currently, only Firefly travels to Seletar Airport, thus, keep in mind to double-check your chosen airlines and its landing destination. Seletar Airport is 13 km away from the city center. It will take around 20 minutes to travel from the city to the airport.
As mentioned, Singapore has pretty much stable weather patterns throughout the year because they have two main seasons; wet and dry. During the wet season, the temperature will either be around 25 degrees Celsius, and rarely does it go below that. During the dry season, the temperate varies from 32 degrees Celsius and it rarely goes above 33 degrees Celsius most of the time.
Gardens by the Bay - Gardens by the Bay is one of the popular landmarks in Singapore. It gives you a sense of living in another world the second you set your eyes on the landmark. The nature park span over 101 hectares in the Central Region of Singapore. The view is spectacular. It opens daily from 5 AM to 2 AM.
Sentosa - Sentosa is an island resort that provides the best accommodation and activities for visitors to do. It is off the Singaporean's southern coast and you will have a wide view of the sea from there.
Merlion - Merlion is the national symbol of Singapore made up of the head of a lion on the body of a fish. During the night, the fancy lights shining on the statue projected the statue's majestic and this is reflecting Singapore's pride to the world.
Planning is a good way to go traveling, be it domestically or internationally, but don’t disregard the fact that things can and most likely would not go as planned. This could either be due to suddenly the activity you want to do is unavailable or if more logistical issues force you to think of other ways to do things. Keep in mind that plan is a good base, but when you are traveling and there are a lot of external factors involved, it will be a different kind of adventure.
There is a saying that doesn’t keep all your money with your person when you travel, but that doesn’t mean you should not bring extra money at all. Keep extra credit and atm cards with you when you travel. This will help greatly when things go south and believe me, it probably will. Keeping cards instead of cash with your person is better and safer.
This will come in handy when you are traveling to a place where English is not their first, second, or only language at all. It is best to learn some local words that can help you through the trip, especially in terms of direction, transportation, medical, and such. Plus, it will open a ton of network opportunities with the locals to be able to be among them. You will be able to make friends and discover some hidden gems you never thought you would find.
This might sound ridiculous but it is important nonetheless. We tend to underestimate ourselves and assume we have it all in our heads. It is best to have it with you at all times because when you need a specific direction back, you can refer to it easily. It is best to keep it on paper as well because you will never know when the handy-dandy technology will fail you when you need it the most.
We are not going minimalist here, but minimalism can help you get more things done. In order to determine how many you should bring with you, you should always go back to the question of where and what. Where are you going? What will you be doing? This will bring you back to the consideration if you do a lot of walking, then it is best to bring something you are comfortable with. The key example is to wear your everyday clothes because you know what you are comfortable with to go about your day. Don’t overthink too much on a “just in case” situation because that is the number one trap to bring more with you and in the end, it will just make your bag heavier with things you can either reuse or get easier there.
Be it whether you are traveling domestic or international, it is important to gear yourself up with travel insurance. Traveloka itself provides travel insurance from Chubbs. This is pretty much self-explanatory because you will never expect what could happen when you are abroad. Even if you are traveling domestically, should things go out of your control such as accidents or sickness, you will have the leverage of insurance coverage.
Despite the beauty of the world, it is not necessarily a safe one. Even if you are doing a solo trip, always keep in touch with your family and/or friends. Let them have a copy of your itinerary so that they have an idea of where you are. Keep them close in contact each day and let them know when you are changing locations during your trip.
Booking might be hard on certain online travel agency platforms, but Traveloka has its ways of making it easy for customers to book their flights.
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