The Rough Guide to Singapore

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Practical travel guide to Singapore with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Singapore. The Rough Guide to Singapore also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Singapore, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Singapore covers: The Colonial District; Little India and Arab Street; Chinatown and the Financial District; Marina Bay; Orchard Road and the Botanic Gardens; Northern Singapore; Eastern Singapore; Western Singapore; Sentosa and the Southern Isles

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Singapore, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Kampong Glam to family activities in child-friendly places, like Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.


Essential pre-departure information including Singapore entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Singapore give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for river and night safari, zip-lining, kayak fishing or exploring museums and art galleries.


Rough Guides' rundown of Chinatown, Marina Bay, Little India and Arab Street's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Singapore, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Singapore, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Singapore, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Abdul Gaffoor Mosque and the spectacular St Andrew's Cathedral.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Sentosa, the Colonial District and many more locations in Singapore, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194500
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 7/31/2019
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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5.0 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

No Rough edges!

Reviewed on March 02, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Useful and handy guide. It arrived quickly and in good condition.

Amazon Customer

A readable and informative guide

Reviewed on August 06, 2019
Paperback | Verified

This 208-page book - the 9th printed edition of August 2019 - is an interesting and readable (the two are not always found together) guide to the attractions of this island city-state found at the end of the Malaysian peninsula, at the very tip of south-east Asia.

Unlike many guides, this is not a glossy booklet dotted with colourful photographs to make it look superficially attractive, but but well-designed and presented, with readable text, useful maps, and (well-chosen) photographs only where space allows. The excellent design and layout means that you don’t need unnecessary spot illustrations to break up column after column of small-printed data.

The Contents are
P004: Introduction (Where to go, when to go, what to see, etc.; things you need to know when planning a visit.)
P020: Basics (travel, transport, health, and other important stuff for visitors.)

The Guide
This contains 9 chapters on the various regions of the country:
P034: The Colonial District
P048: Little India & Arab Street
P061: Chinatown & the Financial District
P077: Marina Bay
P083: Orchard Road & the Botanic Gardens
P089: Northern Singapore
P098: Eastern Singapore
P105: Western Singapore
P113: Sentosa & the southern isles

P120: Listings - accommodation, food & drink, entertainment, shopping, kids stuff, etc.

P170: Contexts (articles on history, religion, etc.)
P185: Glossary
P186: Index
P196 City Plan (maps)

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