Concrete jungles and formidable green spaces come together between skyscrapers and botanical gardens in Singapore! Whether you’re strolling past the Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay or simply admiring the spectacular architecture of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in the Downtown Core, discover everything that make this global financial centre tick as a tourist destination.
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Begin your journey straight off the tarmac at the Jewel Changi Airport! Boasting the title of best airport in the world, its facilities include ten stories of high-end outlets, an IMAX movie theatre, a theme park, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Other things do in Singapore include scuba diving with sea horses, sea turtles and more in the Southern Islands or taking a night safari in Mandai—the first of its kind to ever exist in the world—located adjacent to the Singapore Zoo and Bird Paradise.
SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE
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What to eat
Singaporean cuisine gets better with every bite, starting with its national dish: Hainanese chicken with rice and added dipping sauce. Another popular dish is char kuay teow noodles with black soy sauce, bean sprouts and other delicious ingredients, and of course the Indian-inspired roti prata bread is a must for breakfast. When cooking isn’t an option, take to any hawker centre in the main city area for a grab-and-go meal.
What to bring back
If you’re planning on visiting Singapore, you can’t leave without bringing how a Merlion statue! The Merlion is considered a mascot due to its association with the country’s fishing heritage for which it was named.
Some traditional tokens to take home also include the famous bottled Singapore Sling cocktail, bak kwa (pork) treats, and kaya, Singapore’s signature coconut jam.
Minty fresh breath on the go isn’t an option in Singapore. That’s because the sale of chewing gum is banned here and has been for over 30 years! Only those with a medical or dental prescription may do so, otherwise you might be paying a hefty penalty.
Other illegal acts include smoking, littering, flower-picking, and drinking or eating on public transport to maintain its reputation for cleanliness.
For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.