Mingling ancient customs with modern life, Singapore is a fantastic spot for those seeking a beautiful bit of history. Usually seen as a mere gateway destination, this Southeast Asian locale actually has plenty to offer the culture-hungry visitor. Although many people use this location as a stopping point between destinations, it is still a fairly busy tourist spot and because of this cheap flights to Singapore are plentiful throughout the year.
Best time to go to Singapore
Dry, warm weather hits Singapore during the peak season, which falls between June and October. During this season tourists flock to the area to explore the lovely parks and gardens, go dancing in one of the many nightclubs, or indulge in some deeply-discounted shopping.
The shoulder season in Singapore is from February to May. February is a great time for booking flights to this cultural destination as you will get to experience the stunningly colourful Chinese New Year celebrations, then take your time to relax and enjoy the city in relative solitude. If you can stick around through April and May, you can also catch some films at the Singapore International Film Festival.
November through January make up the off season in this location as tourists typically avoid the city due to a drastic increase in rain. If you do not mind the storms, this is a great time to find inexpensive flights to Singapore.
Singapore Airport and transfer information
Changi International Airport (SIN)
Distance: 17.2km to the heart of Singapore
Ground transport is easy to find at the Changi International Airport. The airport shuttle is inexpensive and serves most local accommodations. Another relatively cheap option is the local bus, which stops in three terminals that are close to both the city and local hotels. The airport also offers a free bus service; however this service follows a strict timetable, which may leave you waiting a long period between buses. If you require more flexibility, you can also rent a car or take a taxi.
Online resources for your travel to Singapore
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website offers travel information such as obtaining passports and visas, contacts for the Australian consulates and embassies in Singapore, and travel tips.
The Met Office website provides both a current and a five-day forecast for the weather in Singapore.