Singapore is a cosmopolitan city and one of the world’s leading economic centers in shipping and banking. It is fast becoming one of Asia’s A-list destinations. The island country has one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems, so you can whizz around the country in a jiffy. It is a vibrant and flourishing place, and the well-connected metro lines and public transport makes it easy to explore the island.
You can choose to make an itinerary or just go with the flow. Who knows, your wanders could bring you face-to-face with Singapore’s official mascot, the Merlion, depicted as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. Of course, it is equivalent to Scotland’s unicorns so you’re more likely to come across a figurine rather than the real thing. But it is still a glorious sight to behold nonetheless. The best location to catch a glimpse is at Merlion park, but there’s a giant version on Sentosa, one at Tourism Court near Grange Road and another at Mount Faber too. Choose your pick!
The sighting of an actual Merlion is a wishful fantasy, but there are other events that can take place and may not be as pleasant. When you decide to travel, you sign up for a number of risks, from cancellation or flight/train delay due to a connecting flight/ train, to baggage loss or misplacement. And these risks remain present when you book your flight, board it and reach your destination. If you get a travel policy for Singapore, you can rest assured that no such unfortunate incident can prove to be a hiccup in your journey. A robust policy like Bajaj Allianz Travel Insurance, available on Finserv MARKETS will ensure you are protected against such risks. Don’t let them be a spoilsport for your vacation mood, and buy travel insurance as a safeguard against potential disruptions.
Wander around Chinatown and Little India
You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans, most of whom are fluent in it. So the language barrier is settled. What about the weather? Singapore is hot and humid all year-round. You can expect temperatures around 30°C, but also be prepared for torrential but brief spells of rain. Then prepare to walk through Chinatown or Little India. Chinatown gives you a dose of the traditional Chinese life and culture within Singapore. The streets are filled with temples, craft shops, stalls, and restaurants. You can put your bargaining skills to good use here and get some shopping done. When you go around making transactions, it would be good to know that Singapore dollar is used as the currency and notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1. Again, carrying cash comes with its own set of risks, especially the risk of misplacing or theft. Get a travel policy for Singapore and with an emergency cash benefit, rest assured about a financial cushion to fall back on, in times of such mishaps. Most policies, include the benefits of travel insurance.
If you walk a little more towards Chinatown Food Street, you can find some char kway teow (stir-fried noodles) or grilled meats. Or seek out local favourites like roti prata (pancakes) and teh tarik (“pulled” tea) in Little India.
One thing is clear: the island is a culinary delight. You can have quite a feast here. But that also makes you more susceptible to falling sick. It may take some time before you adjust to the cuisine, so make provision for the medical issues it may bring up. Yet again, opt for travel insurance for Singapore on Finserv MARKETS, which covers you for medical repatriation and other medical expenses.
Explore other places: the Sri Mariamman Temple is an extremely colourful, ornate temple in Chinatown. There’s also the Thian Hock Keng Temple, among others. While you travel the world within Singapore, buy travel insurance.
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