Singapore Holidays

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Far from the 'fried rice paradise' and stopover city of its earlier years, Singapore has reinvented itself as a destination du jour, shrugging off its sterile image as it shows off its laksa, rendang and biryani dishes in a booming restaurant scene and lighting up the night sky with its sci-fi architecture. Chinese, Malay, and Indian traditions meld in this island state at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, where you can play evening golf on lighted fairways, experience the nightlife on Mohamed Sultan Road, or relax at an outdoor spa. Singapore is a place for foodies offering time to indulge in a plethora of regional cuisines in one go: Little India, Chinatown and the old Malay-Arab Quarter –don't miss the savoury seafood. The state and cocktails also go hand in hand (or glass in hand). Throw back Singapore Slings at the iconic Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel, try the taya toast cocktail at Bitters and Love or mix it up completely and visit for cocktail week. We love Singapore for its many facets;aside from the incredible cuisine, the landscape is ever-changing, where smoky temples sit modestly in the shadow of towering skyscrapers, jungle encroaches on to shops and luxurious apartment blocks sit cheek by jowl with secret cocktail dens. Its malls are the stuff of legend (and they really are quite fantastic) but Singapore is more than shopping and satay: did a little deeper and you'll find a 'city in a garden' that's replete with natural wonders, history and incredible depth.

Singapore with A&K
Dynamic Singapore, dubbed 'The Switzerland of Asia' for its cleanliness and efficiency, blends forests of skyscrapers, a thrusting hi-tech economy and stellar hotels with lush tropical foliage, a surprisingly diverse population and cuisine, and the legacy of colonial and more recent history. Fascinating to visit, whether as a destination in itself or as a stopover to elsewhere in the region or Australasia, it reveals more of its charms and secrets when you're in the right hands - and that means A&K.

Our large office of highly trained staff has offered luxury travel across the region for over 30 years with seamless multi-country itineraries. We use the very best, most qualified guides - the compact city state has a surprising amount to see - with longstanding contacts that allow us to offer unique insider access experiences off the radar for normal tourists from excursions with top notch historians to cooking lessons with the island's acclaimed chefs.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent holiday to Singapore in 2014 and you'll find first-rate shopping - it's a national pastime - a sensational mix of cuisines with the hugely-popular food courts offering the like of spicy banana leaf stingray, and seriously good healthcare that attract an increasing number of medical tourists for high quality, high value check ups and treatments.

And that's just the start. The sometimes mind-boggling modern architecture  - check out the Marina Bay's 150m long infinity pool, 57 stories off the ground across three towers like a super-sized Stonehenge - sits alongside the traditional shop houses of Chinatown, multi-coloured facades of Little India and colonial gems like Raffles Hotel.  There are fascinating WW2 history, sites and museums, the world-renowned botanical gardens, open till midnight every day of the year, and off-shore islands for luxury tropical breaks.

Singapore offers an awful lot more than you might expect at first glance - and with A&K it's all possible.

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Fly to

Singapore (British Airways)

flying time

13 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT +8 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

November - April


Singapore is situated one degree north of the Equator so the climate is tropical and humid, with humidity high in the mornings and lower in the afternoons. It has two rainy seasons from December to early March and June to September.

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Guest Testimonial

We can honestly say that the whole three weeks made for a tremendous and wonderful holiday. Not a day went by without us being surprised and impressed by new sights and wonders! All the pre planning and arrangements made by you worked out to perfection. We appreciate that this cannot happen without a great deal of focus and hard work on your part, and that of the whole team.

- VB & PB, Lincolnshire

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Malaysia

Nights: 13 | from £3,750

A 13 night journey covering Malaysia's highlights including a visit to the world's oldest tropical woodlands, tea plantations, waterfalls and tropical... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made


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Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore

Nights: 3 | from £1,800

A railway adventure aboard the unforgettable Eastern & Oriental travelling between Bangkok and Singapore, past the legendary River Kwai and over the Straits... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Voyages & Cruising

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Raffles Singapore


A timeless symbol of colonial Singapore, Raffles has been updated and refreshed for the modern age. Its gracious legacy is reflected in the spacious,...Find out more

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The Eastern & Oriental Train

Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

This luxurious train provides you with the perfect surroundings in which to relax and become immersed in the splendour of the ever-changing scenery in...Find out more

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The Fullerton


The Fullerton hotel in Raffles Place is a masterpiece of neo-classical architecture. Close to theatres, museums and vibrant Boat Quay, it is the perfect...Find out more

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Fullerton Bay Hotel


The Fullerton Bay Hotel whispers glamour: we’d say ‘screams’, but this is not the place for causing a scene – rather, it is the place to see and be seen....Find out more

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.


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