One of South East Asia’s cultural melting pots and a world-class modern city, Singapore holds its own in the culture, gourmet and heritage stakes...
There are few cities in the world that can boast as cosmopolitan a nature as Singapore. While the city may have a reputation for being rather sterile, its large expatriate population mixes effortlessly with the local Malay, Chinese, Hindu and Eurasion influences, creating a magnificent melting pot not seen elsewhere in South East Asia.It is the city’s cosmopolitan nature that ensures visitors will experience Chinese, Arabic and Indian culture, cuisine and heritage reflected in such destinations as Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam.
Your cruise ship will arrive at or depart from the HarbourFront terminal, which is attached to Maritime Square, a shopping centre. To get to the city centre, hop into one of the underground trains at the Harbourfront MRT. You can also visit Sentosa Island or visit Universal Studios, both located within close proximity from the cruise terminal. Shopaholics need not pound the pavements to get their fix. Simply visit Vivo City mall, connected to the HarbourFront terminal for some of Singapore’s best restaurants and a vast array of retail shops.
The island of Singapore is very accessible from the HarbourFront terminal by train (MRT), bus, or taxi. The train at HarbourFront runs on the North-East, or purple line, and easily connects to other lines to bring you to the city or the airport. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the heart of the city by train, and less than 30 minutes to reach the airport by train. Buses connect from HarbourFront to the south, west, central and east of the city from HarbourFront. Taxi’s are very reasonably priced and available in abundance to take you anywhere on the island.