13 Observations About Singapore

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Singapore is an Island country which is in fact a huge city with several districts. Singapore is the second most densely populated country in the world and is the financial hub in south-east Asia. I spent around 3 days in Singapore and got to see the life in this country. Here are my 13 observation about Singapore.

1.  Singapore is among world’s top 5 most expensive countries. So despite of your all efforts it would be difficult to keep your expenses under control. There are still some ways where you can cut down by some margin. However it can certainly not be a budget destination :). The only exception is food which you can get quite cheap.

2. Singapore is country of fines. Just to give an idea, imagine a fine of 500 SGD if you eat or drink anything in metro.

3. Luxury shouts from all corners of Singapore. Shopping malls, hotels and subways all work together to give this place an affluent feel.

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4. It is a small world in itself where you can spot people from all over the world.

5. Public transport in Singapore is excellent and metros connect majority of the Singapore together.  Instead of taking taxis you can buy a pass for metros which will save you quite lot of SGD.

6. The real beauty of Singapore comes alive in night and it looks beautiful specially from top of Marina Bay. IMG_20140825_200236

7. Singapore is one of the safest places in the world. You can feel it while roaming around in country.

8. Singapore is quite strict about what can be brought along with your luggage inside country. Make special note about tobacco which is heavily taxed so be aware about the rules or be ready to pay huge penalty.

9. All the major attractions are man-made which include Universal Studio, theme parks at Sentosa and artificial gardens.

10. The worst part about Singapore is its weather which is very humid so people rely on air conditions every where.

11. The laser show in Sentosa Island is the best I have ever seen and was beyond my imagination. Definitely to watch when in Singapore.

12. Singapore is famous for its food as you can get food from cuisines all over the world.

13.  Finally,  although most of the things about Singapore are just perfect, there is something which made me feel that the city lacked the soul. I know people around the world visit it every year and they love it but I felt differently. May be perfection is not my type 😛

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7 Comments
 
  1. INDRAJIT SEN 21 September, 2014 at 1:10 PM Reply

    for travelling to thailand from kolkata we are supposed to carry 40000 THB. SHOULD WE CARRY EQUIVALENT AMOUNT IN DOLLARS ? OR THE MONEY IN BAHT?

    • Makrand 21 September, 2014 at 7:25 PM Reply

      If you can carry in Baht, it would be better so that you again do need to exchange money when you are in Thailand.

  2. Dave Clarke 14 April, 2015 at 2:11 AM Reply

    This is an interesting page Makrand. I agree that Singapore is quite expensive, but is it more expensive than the major Indian cities? (Of course it is possible to live and travel very cheaply in India if one avoids the big cities.) I am surprised that you, and Indian, thought the climate in Singapore oppressively hot; I, and Australian, thought it similar to most other tropical countries and certainly no hotter than India.

    There is a huge amount to see and do in Singapore. It is a remarkable place.

    I have just written a page on Singapore: http://ramblingsdc.net/SingMal.html

    • Makrand 15 April, 2015 at 9:53 PM Reply

      Hi Dave,

      I found Singapore expensive than India. Have been to couple of cities in India so can compare prices easily. It would be unfair to compare a small city in India with Singapore.

      About the weather I had mentioned about humidity not about being oppressively hot :).

      Singapore is a great destination but does come up with few negatives just like any other place. There is no perfect place in world 🙂

      • Drea 27 September, 2015 at 3:07 PM Reply

        Actually Singapore isn’t expensive – you just have to know where to buy your stuff from, ahaha
        And the so-called ‘fines’ are perfectly fine 🙂 Like if you don’t do anything morally bad, you won’t actually get the fines lol

        • Makrand 27 September, 2015 at 9:36 PM Reply

          Hi Dera,

          Didn’t intend to say fines are bad 🙂 :). They are of course helping to maintain the current state of Singapore .

          About the expense, may be I will revisit and explore more places :). My observation was at very high level. Just like Prague is cheaper than Vienna but may be in Vienna there would be few places where good deals would be available.

  3. Salim KACHERY 28 September, 2015 at 1:36 PM Reply

    Dear Makrand
    Appreciated your efforts
    True ……Singapore is expensive compare to other Asian destination.
    Luanda (Angola)most expensive and Worse destination which I visited.
    Hope I can write soon to you 22 cities I visited and worked

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