A Trip to Singapore from India | A Travel Blog
A Trip to Singapore from India: Hey guys, I am Shivani Garg , Engineer with degree and marketing manager with my job, I went to Singapore with my husband in December 2017 for our second anniversary and I must say it was an awesome experience; Singapore has got everything which you want for a perfect vacation, and going in December month was a cherry on the cake as you can feel Christmas vibes everywhere. In a trip to Singapore from India, you will come to know that Singapore is a wealthy city-state in South East Asia.
Flight from New Delhi to Singapore | Flying to Singapore:
We started off from Chandigarh (oh I forgot to tell that I reside in Chandigarh) on rented Innova and reached the airport within 5 hours. We took our flight afterward and reached Singapore airport in the morning and then left for our hotel situated in Little India on private transfer managed by us before.
Flights to Singapore From India: There are many direct flights to Singapore from India and you can catch the flights from all the major cities of India. From New Delhi, there are more than 10 flights every day that goes to Singapore. You can book your tickets prior to your journey to get the tickets on the low price.
Landing in Singapore: Day 1 Begins
As Check in timings is 2 pm in there, we left our luggage in the hotel clock room and went to nearby Market for quick lunch, you will find a lot of Indian restaurants in Little India then we went to MUSTAFA Located in Little India (24 hours open), a single stop for all the Shoppers paradise and daily needs. Spread over 2 basement, ground and 4 floors with 8 entry and exit points, it makes this mall a single largest retail for shopping from pin to all electronics and food items. Mustafa is a bliss for last minute shoppers.
Night Safari in Singapore: Day 1 Continues
After this, we went back to our hotel and took some rest as we had Night safari waiting for us in the night. We left for night safari around 6 pm in the evening in a private cab and here we get a tram to see the animals of the Night Safari, ranging from pangolins to Indian rhinoceros to Asian elephants and tarsiers, which are made visible by dim light that gives feel of natural moonlight, it was altogether a different concept and experience for us.
Visiting Universal Studios Singapore: Day 2 Begins
Next morning after having heavy breakfast in our hotel, we left our Universal Studios Singapore, if I say in simple words, it was another world. It has rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones and what not. This is must do in Singapore, we took all the breathtaking rides but my personal favorite was from Ancient Egypt theme park where you face mummies and scarab beetles on an indoor roller coaster in total darkness—all the better to ignite your fears. Performances here are equally spectacular. As we were there during Christmas days, universal studios decoration and celebration was at its best.
Dinner in Indian Resturant in Singapore: Day2 Ends
After coming back from universal, we had an Indian dinner in Namaste India named Indian restaurant. You can find many Indian restaurants in Singapore. Whether you are from South India or North Indian or from any part of India, you can find the restaurant of your food choice very easily. After the dinner in an Indian restaurant, we were not in a position to do anything so we decided to go to the hotel and take catch some sleep.
A Visit to Sentosa Island: Day 3
Next day was not any less in terms of entertainment as we went to see Sentosa, the main attraction of Sentosa was that we took a cable car ride to reach there which crosses an island, it was a breathtaking view and overall an amazing experience. We did Skyluge, go-kart, Segway and many other activities there. Madame Tussauds and Trickeye Museum made my day. Madame Tussauds is a wax attraction features many wax figures of notable political icons, famous superstars, sports icons and others, including Sachin Tendulkar, Aishwarya Rai and our honorable prime minister Narendra Modi etc.
Singapore Flyer | A Moving Experience: Day 4
Next day we went to Singapore Flyer. it is a big Ferris wheel in Singapore stands 165 metres tall, we were mesmerized by the beauty and technology evolved in Singapore, later on we went to the best hotel in Singapore that is Marina bay sands and enjoyed in infinity pool for almost 2-3 hours, the best part of this hotel was that pool was accessed through room keys to avoid theft and non-guests of hotel. In the night we went to enjoy Christmas wonderland organized at gardens by the bay Singapore, here we witnessed Santa Claus Christmas parade, fun games, food etc giving full feel of Christmas.
Visiting the Biggest Mall of Singapore | Vivo Mall Singapore | Shopping in Singapore: Day 5
Next day we went to the biggest mall of Singapore that is Vivo mall, here we did shopping for ourselves and bought gifts for our near and dear ones and went back to the hotel and did final packing and left for the airport.
Leaving Singapore | Flight from Singapore to New Delhi:
So finally its time to leave Singapore, the city which is best at everything. Returning with lots of memories and pictures. After 4 hours of nonstop flight, we reached to Delhi airport safely with everlasting memories in our hearts.
Flights from Singapore to India: There are many direct flights from Singapore to New Delhi India. There are around 10 flights every day from Singapore to India. If you plan your trip prior then you can get the flights tickets at the low price.
How to Get Visa for Singapore | Process to Get a Singapore Visa for Indian Passport Holders:
- Indian passport holders can apply for maximum 30 days for Singapore tourist visa which is valid for 2 years.
- Your passport should have 6 months validity pending to apply for the Singapore visa.
- If you have an old passport, it is good to attach the same to the application form.
- Two recent coloured passport size photographs to be placed on the visa form (35mm X 45mm, 80% face close up, matte finish, white background only). the colour of your top must be in contrast to the white background. One photograph to be pasted on the Singapore tourist visa form and signed across. The second photograph should be attached with a gem clip along with the form. The photograph should not be older than 3 months.
- If you have 4-5 hours halt in between your connecting flights, you can opt for a free Singapore tour by registering yourself at the Changi Airport for the same. This is only valid if your halt is less than 8 hours, otherwise, you would require a transit visa.
- Apart from this, applicants should also have sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore along with confirmed return tickets.
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