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Singapore and Bintan

Singapore and Bintan holidays


The futuristic city-state of Singapore hangs from the tip of the Malay Peninsula like a glistening mirror ball.

This ‘Garden City' is arguably the food capital of Asia, but the tiny island state is also renowned as an economic powerhouse. The country's citizens spend freely in the luxury boutiques of Orchard Road and enjoy one of the best standards of living in the world, a source of great pride for the upwardly mobile Singaporeans.

Singapore is the embodiment of modern cultural diversity: a synergy of East and West, past and present, modern and traditional with Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Indian and British influences.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
14 hours

Time zone
GMT +8

Singapore dollar (S$) = 100 cents

Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in Singapore and Bintan

Eastern & Oriental Express Asia Classic

10-day luxury rail journey from £3,665 pp incl. flights


Flight offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Sweep through misted jungles, explore on expert-led excursions and indulge with restaurant-car fine dining – this is Southeast Asia’s finest rail journey.

Top itineraries in Singapore and Bintan

Best of Singapore

4-day itinerary

The tiny island state of Singapore goes by many names: ’The Garden City’, ’The Food Capital of Asia’, 'The New York of the East’. All are equally applicable to this diminutive powerhouse, which also punches far above its weight economically.

Eastern & Oriental Express Asia Classic

10-day luxury rail journey from £3,665 pp incl. flights


Flight offer – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Sweep through misted jungles, explore on expert-led excursions and indulge with restaurant-car fine dining – this is Southeast Asia’s finest rail journey.

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Top places to stay in Singapore and Bintan

Eastern & Oriental Express

Luxury train

Southeast Asia’s only luxury train is the continent’s answer to Europe’s Orient Express, resplendent in colonial grandeur, open-bar delights and fine-dining indulgences.

Raffles Singapore

Grand & elegant hotel

Raffles Singapore is more than just a hotel. This iconic landmark is perhaps the best -known hotel anywhere in the world, a destination in its own right and a byword for luxury and elegance.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


This central Singapore luxury hotel, consistently ranked among the best in Asia, is set amid expansive tropical gardens featuring over 130,000 individual plants and trees.

Banyan Tree Bintan, Indonesia


A short boat ride from Singapore, this beach and spa resort is set on an unusually diverse shoreline combining white sand beaches and rocky outcrops with a rainforest canopy and spectacular views across the South China Sea. It’s a perfect spot for watersports, romantic breaks and relaxation.

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Where to go in Singapore and Bintan


With sandy beaches on which hawksbill and green turtles come to nest and a general tropical allure, Bintan Island provides a great getaway from the bustle of Singapore.


On the northern shore of the Singapore River lies the colonial district, the site where Sir Stamford Raffles stepped ashore to establish Singapore as a free-trading post under the control of the East India Company in 1819.

When to go to Singapore and Bintan

Singapore is hot and humid all year round, with an average temperature of 31°C in the daytime and 24°C at night. Like the rest of Southeast Asia, Singapore experiences two monsoons, from the southwest (May-September) and the northeast (November-March), the latter bringing the heaviest rain and frequent thunderstorms. May and June are hottest, while the inter-monsoon months of April and October can be stifling due to a lack of any breeze.

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Singapore and Bintan articles

  • Eastern & Oriental Express: an enchanting rail journey

    The glamorous Eastern & Oriental Express is unparalleled when it comes to epic journeys through the exotic Malay Peninsula. We share its highlights, from fine Asian dining and five-star service to speeding past Thailand’s temples and Malaysia’s tropical rainforests.

  • Qantas unveils new Singapore lounge

    Qantas today unveiled its new Singapore Lounge, offering Qantas customers the highest standards of luxury when travelling through the city.

  • High-speed rail link for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

    Officials in Singapore and Malaysia have announced plans to build a high-speed rail link between the two countries, cutting travel time between the city-state and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes.

  • A taste of...South East Asia

    Four flavours - sweet, sour, salty and spicy - set your taste buds tingling. From Myanmar to Singapore, the Philippines to Aceh, Southeast Asian cuisine is defined by the balance of this sensational quartet.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0613 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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