With ultra modern building style and architectural wonders, a tour round Singapore is a memorable experience. It is an ideal destination for honeymooners. It is worth visiting, not just by newlyweds, but each and everyone. This South-east Asian city-state, spread in 719 sq. km, is ultra modern.
Flight, food, stay charges
If you are availing a tour package, all the charges are included. But individual travellers will have to consider all the charges. Flight charges for Singapore from Hyderabad begin from Rs. 7,000. During sale offers, you can own a ticket for half the price, that is Rs. 5,000. The charges are almost the same from Chennai and Bengaluru.
Metro rail charges in Singapore are two Singapore dollars (each dollar is near about Rs. 50). The minimum charges for a taxi is three dollars. Later, half a dollar extra is charged for every km. Drivers run the meter and take the fare accordingly, as a rule.
For staying in a good hotel in Singapore, it costs Rs. 5,000 per day. The same is Rs. 3,000 per day, for a modest hotel. With a little bit of searching, you can find some cheaper hotels. You can visit http:www.budgethotels.sg/ for more details. As far as food is concerned, Komala Vilas on Singapore Road, has Southern dishes, starting from Rs. 136. In South India's famous Sarvana Bhavan, breakfast is seven Singapore dollars and lunch and dinner are eight Singapore dollars. You can visit http://saravanabhavan.comsg/ for more details.
If you are planning the trip individually, then the charges for flight, local transport, hotel charges, food and other expenditure will come up to much higher than those offered by a package tour. On the other hand, if not on a packaged tour, you can extend your stay for a few more days and visit more places.
Make my trip, Thomas Cook, Yatra, etc., keep offering tour packages, often. They also have free offers like free to and fro flight from Delhi, Mumbai and other prominent airports in India and free accommodation, breakfast etc. Packages at the rate of Rs. 18,000 per person are available.
One trip to Singapore, Malaysia
Packages for a combined trip to Singapore and Malaysia are available. A six-night package by Yatra costs Rs. 61,448. GST at 3.625 per cent and flight insurance charges are extra. The package includes three days tour in Singapore and three days in Kuala Lumpur. One day free city tour is free as a part of this. Breakfast is also free. The same Singapore, Malaysia trip by Thomas Cook, is Rs. 78,350. It is a seven days and six nights package. Accommodation will be in 3 star hotels. To and fro flight and breakfast is free of charge.
Singapore, Malaysia south special
It is a seven-days and six-nights tour package by Thomas Cook company. The offer costs Rs. 52,990.
Places to visit
The experience of swimming in a pool, at a height of 200 mt, is entirely different. Marina Bay Sands Park offers this amazing experience to visitors. You can watch the whole of Singapore, at 360 degrees angle, from this park. Three sky scrapers, each with 57 storeys and a platform connecting all the three at the roof, will attract. This tower has shopping mall, restaurant, hotel and all other facilities. Singapore has the world's biggest giant wheel, at a height of 541 ft. You can climb this and go around for half an hour, watching the whole of Singapore.
Singapore is well known for its greenery. A garden is arranged in 250 acres, adjoining Marina Reservoir in Central Singapore. It is one of the top 10 indoor gardens in the world. It has 2,200 species of plants and five lakh trees. Visitors can enjoy five different varieties of cool and dry environment, in the garden that is separated in to five parts, with a dome like cover. The tallest indoor waterfall too can be seen in this garden. Cloud mountain at 138 ft, will attract visitors.The zoo park in 69 acres has 315 kinds of animals. Annually, at least 17 lakh people visit it. There is a huge colony of Orang-utans. Francis Nego, a researcher, stayed with these Orang-utans for six months in 1977 and observed their behaviour.
Bio-diversity part in Singapore too is a prominent place for visitors. It is 156 years old. It has obtained UNESCO World Heritage site status. Raphael museum, Changi Chapel and museum, Sentosa Island, Orchard Road, Clark Quay, Granite Island are some of the other places to visit.