Singapore | Joe Walsh Tours

Singapore

Please note that these are tailor made itineraries and not escorted tours.

On the surface modern day Singapore is a cosmopolitan city of skyscrapers and sophistication, but delve a little deeper and you will discover a vibrant mix of ethnic diversity, delicious cuisine inspired by local cultures and fascinating tradition, with sightseeing opportunities to suit everyone.

Enjoy the unique experience of a night safari in Singapore Zoo, appreciate architecture and monuments from Singapore’s colonial past and discover religious idols and colourful temples. Experience a more relaxing side of Singapore with an escape to Sentosa Island, this tranquil getaway spot is only 15 minutes from the city and boasts sheltered beaches, rainforest and a variety of native flora and fauna. A scenic cable ride across to Sentosa Island provides stunning views of Singapore city, harbour and the island itself.

You will be spoiled for choice with Singapore’s diverse entertainment scene. Chill out and soak up the atmosphere in Clarke Quay, home to trendy pubs and restaurants and a variety of boutique shopping experiences. Boat Quay offers a mix of stylish restaurants, alfresco dining and lively bars and pubs. Dance the night away in one of the numerous nightclubs or appreciate a unique cultural performance of the Chinese opera.

Shopping in Singapore is an experience not to be missed; the city is like an enormous bazaar offering a variety of shopping experiences. Browse Orchard Road, world famous for its huge selection of designer boutiques and exciting shopping malls. Explore the spice-scented streets of Little India, which beckon you to a treasure trove of ethnic jewellery, silverware, jasmine garlands and colourful silk saris. Arab St is packed with merchants displaying delicate silks and velvets, while Chinatown is full of shops selling traditional food, textiles and cultural icons.


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Top Tips

  • Chinatown Food Street: For a truly authentic gourmet experience, foodies will enjoy a visit to the famous Chinatown food street. Located at Smith Street, it offers the best of local hawker favourites served from traditional outdoor stalls. Try delicious local dishes like Char Kway Teow (a noodle dish fried with fresh cockles) or Rojak (a refreshing local salad tossed in a sweet sauce).

Local Information

  • Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • Glass of Coca Cola: €1 - €2
  • Bottle of Beer: €3.50 - €9
  • Bottle of Wine: €15 - €30
  • 3 Course meal: €10 - €25
  • Time Difference is GMT: + 8 hours (no daylight saving time in 2012)
  • Airports: Singapore (SIN)
  • Flight duration: 14 hours 30 minutes approximately
  • Transfer time: 40 minutes
  • Languages: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil
  • Climate: Hot and humid climate.
  • Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets C Europlug 2 pin and G Type 3 pin are used
  • Visa (Irish citizens): No
  • Passport: EU citizens travelling to Singapore must have a valid up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid, Hepatitis,Typhoid & Tetanus are recommended - please consult your GP.
  • These prices are given as a guide only.

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

Country: Singapore

City/Area: Sentosa

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