Ultimate Beginners Guide To Singapore (Tips, Tricks & Hacks)

Guide To Singapore

Hi there, my name is Janice Nguyen and welcome to my website. This is my little creative space where I write about Singapore – specifically for travelers who wants to discover Singapore like a local. I spent a good ten years studying in Singapore and am currently a freelance private chef. If you’re planning for your upcoming trip to Singapore, you might want to bookmark this page as I’ll constantly be updating this resource page. The main goal of this blog is so that I can be your virtual guide to Singapore! It will cover everything from transportation, to food and even tourist traps! 😀

The Ultimate Singapore Itinerary

travel guide singapore

Here’s the fun part, planning for your trip to Singapore. I written extensively about the popular tourist attractions in Singapore. It is suitable for anyone, whether you’re a millennial, a young parent traveling with your kids/family, or a senior traveler wandering around Singapore for the first time.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, I have also written on:

Where The Locals Eat In Singapore

Travel Tips for First Time Visitors to Singapore

Singaporeans take their food seriously. You have no idea how much effort and hours they put into marinating their food – cooking them to perfection. If you’re visiting Singapore for their food, you won’t be disappointed.

Immerse yourself in the Singapore hawker culture by reading up on what are the famous Singapore food, something that I wrote passionately about. It covers extensively about the “must-eat” Singapore food.

Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Guide To Singapore Instagram

If you’re pretty active on Instagram or would just like to take beautiful photos on your trip to Singapore, you can check out my list of places to take Instagrammable pictures in Singapore. I hope some of the pictures in this post will inspire you! You keep inspiring people too okay!?

Transportation in Singapore

Guide To Singapore

Getting around Singapore is easy and straight forward. There are typically 4 mode of transports in Singapore:

  • Public Bus
  • Mass Rapid Transits (MRT) / Train / Subway
  • Taxi / Cabs / Grab
  • On Foot

I have written extensively about transportation in Singapore for tourists, so do check out that page as it gives you a quick overview of our train lines, estimated cost per ride and tricks to get around Singapore when you’re on a budget!

Singapore Tourist SIM Card Comparison

It is hard to stay out of the grid these days. If there is anything we won’t do in the 21st century, it is to stay disconnected from our social networks like Facebook and Instagram. I have written an article on Singapore Tourist SIM Card Comparisons, you might want to check it out if you’re interested in getting a SIM Card in Singapore.

Packing List For Singapore Trip

Guide In Singapore

Ever forget packing something into your luggage? Don’t worry, I get that too! I have written extensively on this piece, check out my recommended packing list for Singapore. You’ll have everything you need without over-packing! Although many travelers skip this, this five minutes read will save you hours of self-blame and self-pity. Thank me later 🙂

Souvenirs For Singapore Tourist

Guide To Singapore Souvenirs

Feeling stressed and not sure what you can buy for your friends, family or colleagues? Fret not! Here is a list of Singapore souvenirs you can buy on your trip in Singapore. It is budget friendly too!

Tourist Scams In Singapore

Scams In Singapore

Though Singapore is one of the safest country in the world, there are still scams in Singapore that you should be aware of. Rule of the thumb is that if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is! Don’t be too trusting, because there are still shady and unethical people around – especially when you’re at tourist hot spots.


These are my travel tips for visitors to Singapore. If I missed anything or if you have any question about Singapore do feel free to drop me an email at info@travelguidesingapore [dot] com or shoot me message on Instagram, I’ll try my best to answer them and get back to you as soon as possible.