One of the city's must-see attractions is Chinatown, a colourful, bustling network of streets lined with traditional shops, ancient temples and sizzling street food stalls. Retrace history at the Chinatown Heritage Centre, shop for traditional Chinese medicinal herbs or pay your respects at religious landmarks like Sri Mariamman Temple or the stunning Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Hungry folk can sample a huge variety of local dishes at Smith Street, which is closed to cars after dark.
Another highlight to add to your itinerary is Little India, one of Singapore's most vibrant and unique districts. Wander down colourful streets lined with spice stores, flower sellers, fabric shops and art galleries, while record shops blast out Bollywood music and incense wafts through the air. Munch on chapattis, a form of flatbread, from a street-side food stall or enjoy a traditional Indian meal at Banana Leaf Apolo, where most patrons eat with their hands.
If hip modern culture is more your style, check out the top local bands and DJs playing at Home Club.
Singapore Airport (SIN)
Flights from Australia to Singapore will disembark at Singapore Changi Airport.
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) is Singapore's primary airport and the home base for a large number of airlines including Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways. Spanning across four terminals, Singapore Changi Airport is a major stop over hub for international travel to Asia.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Singapore Changi Airport. Book your Singapore Airport accommodation.
Getting to Singapore
There are many airlines that offer flights to Singapore from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane take around eight hours. Direct flights from Perth take around five hours and 30 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Singapore
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Singapore from Australia include: