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Getting there

  • Plane
    Award-winning Changi International Airport is served by over 100 airlines with about 6,300 weekly scheduled flights to some 220 cities in 60 countries worldwide, with Singapore Airlines as the National Flight Carrier of Singapore.
  • Car
    Singapore is linked by two land crossings to Peninsular Malaysia. The Causeway is a very popular and thus terminally congested entry point connecting Woodlands in the north of Singapore directly into the heart of Johor Bahru. A second crossing between Malaysia and Singapore, known as the Second Link, has been built between Tuas in western Singapore and Tanjung Kupang in the western part of Johor state. Much faster and less congested than the Causeway, it is used by some of the luxury bus service
  • Taxi
    Singapore is one of the few countries that you can enter or leave by taxi. While normal Singaporean taxis are not allowed to cross into Malaysia and vice versa, specially licensed Singaporean taxis permitted to go to the Kotaraya shopping mall only, while Malaysian taxis, which can go anywhere in Malaysia, can be taken from Rochor Road. In the reverse direction, towards Singapore, you can take taxis from Kotaraya to any point in central Singapore or Changi Airport.
  • Boat
    Ferries link Singapore with neighbouring Indonesian province of Riau Islands, and the Malaysian state of Johor. Singapore has four ferry terminals which handle international ferries: Harbour Front, formerly World Trade Centre, near the southern part of the Central Business District, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on the East Coast, as well as Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Point Ferry Terminal, at the eastern extremity of the island.

Attractions

Raffles Hotel Singapore is the flagship property of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Opened in 1887, it is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. No visit to Singapore is complete without a stay at Raffles; tradition demands it.
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum which focuses on art-making and art thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia, encompassing a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. It seeks to seed and nourish a stimulating and creative space in Singapore through exhibitions and public programmes, and to deepen every visitor’s experience. These include outreach and education, research and publications, as well as cross-disciplinary residencies and exchanges.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Chinatown
Chinatown
The ethnic district of Chinatown is a lively hub where the Chinese community frequents. Religious monuments such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple sit alongside quaint shophouses marked by cramped five-foot ways that harbour shops retailing traditional herbs, textiles, decorative items and antiques.

Visit Tanjong Pagar for traditional tea shops, painted masks, waxed paper umbrellas and lacquerware.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s version of New York’s Central Park, Gardens by the Bay is a 101 hectare green lung planted upon entirely reclaimed land. It is made up of Bay South and Bay East Gardens, and promises to be a dream come true for horticulturalists. Most striking are the 12 Supertrees, vertical gardens that stretch up to 16 storeys up.

Also distinctive are the pair of domes along the waterfront that house flora and fauna from different climes.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Little India
Little India
A race course, cattle herders and brick kilns – these and many more jostled alongside each other in the Little India of yesterday. Today though, the ethnic enclave is a world apart from its previous incarnate. Charming shophouses line the streets, crammed with shops selling spices, sarees, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products used by the average Indian household.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island
Sentosa is the leisure and recreation destination in Singapore. An island south of the Singapore mainland, it was formerly used by the military and transformed in 1972 to become the attraction it is today.

Sandy beaches – some 3.2km in total – jostle for attention alongside a marina, golf course and luxury residences. In addition, visitors will also enjoy Universal Studios, Madame Tussauds and one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
Welcome to Singapore’s oldest museum, dating back to 1887. Here, the country’s history and culture are told through a compelling permanent exhibition in the Singapore History and Living Galleries. Among the displays is a video montage depicting everyday life, playing against the backdrop of a symphony.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Acclaimed by zoologists and tourists as one of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo is set in 170 acres of parkland next to a lake. There are more than 1,600 animals in residence and 170 different species, 50 per cent of which are endangered species from Southeast Asia.

The Night Safari, opened in 1994, is the world's first and only night zoo, which provides a rare opportunity to see nocturnal animals in their active state.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Singapore River
Singapore River
Hop aboard a bumboat and take a cruise along the Singapore River, along which the country first made its fortune on trade. Today, the waterway is clean and well-maintained, with hip restaurants and bars lining it across four different neighbourhoods – Collyer, Boat, Clarke and Robertson Quays.

While Boat and Clarke Quay tends to rank high on mass appeal, Collyer Quay is the most sedate of the quartet.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum
Containing more than 1,300 artefacts, the Asian Civilisations Museum showcases the material cultures of Singapore’s forefathers that hailed from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia. Highlights include the restored, hourglass-shaped Pejeng-style drum, made from bronze, and the Standing Buddha sculpture, unearthed by British archaeologist Quaritch Wales in the Bujang Valley, Kedah, Malaysia in 1941.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
Little India
Little India
A race course, cattle herders and brick kilns – these and many more jostled alongside each other in the Little India of yesterday. Today though, the ethnic enclave is a world apart from its previous incarnate. Charming shophouses line the streets, crammed with shops selling spices, sarees, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products used by the average Indian household.
For more information and enquiries please contact us at:
Tel: +65 6412 1180
Email: concierge.singapore@raffles.com
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Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Art Museum
Chinatown
Chinatown
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Little India
Little India
Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island
National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Singapore Zoo/Night Safari/River Safari
Singapore River
Singapore River
Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum
Little India
Little India

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