It always helps to get to know a destination before you visit it for the first time and this guide offers some key insights that will help you on a trip to Singapore.

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Use Public Transport

Be it the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) or buses, public transport within the city is convenient and cost-effective too. Hotels the likes of PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore are walking distance from MRT stations offering easy access to sightseeing hotspots. Tip; get an EZ-Link card to use on subways and buses.

Visit Hawker Centres

To savour the diverse cuisine of the Lion City, make sure to visit hawker centres that not only offer authentic local dishes but are relatively cheap as well. Within easy reach of hotels in Little India, Singapore, the Tekka Centre is worth checking out as are the Golden Mile Food Centre and the Maxwell Food Centre.

Keep the Weather in Mind

Do remember Singapore has a tropical climate so it’s mostly sunny with temperatures ranging from 26 to 34°C with high humidity; keeping this in mind pack light cotton clothing, comfy sneakers, sunnies, caps or hats and sunscreen. Have an umbrella just in case of sudden downpours especially during the monsoon season.

Don’t Forget Local Laws

Singapore is a safe country to travel within even at night and has high safety standards. That said, it has strict laws worth remembering too; these include fines for everything from sticking chewing gum or spitting on public property to caning for acts of vandalism.