The melting pot of food, fashion and culture is back in business.

As we begin to prepare for the return of overseas travel, this island nation seems to be one of first international destinations available to Australians. It offers unique culture, incredible shopping and some of the best food on the planet. Better still, its activities are top notch and you can explore the region by flying in or cruising over.

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P&O’s Pacific Adventure and Pacific Encounter.

P&O’s sparkling Pacific Encounter will whisk you from Brisbane to Singapore via the Whitsundays, Komodo Island, Darwin and Bali on an unforgettable 16 night itinerary. Your fare covers flights, all meals and entertainment on board and two nights in a Singapore hotel. After being cooped up at home for months, an open sea voyage is just the thing to restore body, mind and soul. From $2299 per person.  Before you book though be sure to check Australian government advice on the resumption of international travel.

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Dodgems aboard the Spectrum of the Seas.

This seven day itinerary blends the best of a vibrant city stay in Singapore with a trip to Unesco-listed Penang and the Thai paradise of Phuket. You’ll be sailing aboard the luxe Spectrum Of The Seas, which is ideal for families as it features a bungee trampoline and virtual reality adventures. There’s also plenty for adults with fine dining, a day spa and more. From $1999 per person with return airfares included. Before you book though be sure to check Australian government advice on the resumption of international travel.

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Universal Studios Singapore.

To spend a day at this Sentosa Island attraction is to live inside the movies. There are seven themed zones including Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and more! Not to mention thrills aplenty on the rides. Transfers are included. From $91.66.

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Cheetahs prosper at Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo is one of the world’s best and these beautiful primates are just one of the prime attractions. This half-day morning tour includes transfers as well as a tram that takes you around the property with expert commentary. It has 3600 animals and the world’s first free-range orangutan habitat. Definitely upgrade your package for the buffet breakfast in the company of these magnificent animals. From $73.22.

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Singapore’s China Town.

Combining the best of an escape room with a tour of Chinatown, this game has you playing detective and working in a team to solve a murder mystery. Your team will choose which route to take and what items to pick. You’ll each play different characters and the mission consist of six stations, with a challenge to solve at each one in order to receive your next clue and ultimately, catch the killer. From $49.89.

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Have a Nerf-tastic day out.

The Nerf Action Experience is a massive indoor theme park for kids to go bananas in after a long flight or just a rainy day. It’s split into zones like the volcano and the glacier which are filled with ropes, slides and climbing walls.  You’ll also get the chance to work with your team to compete in themed battles. During Zombie City, you will battle zombies and secure a vaccine to save your nation from the apocalypse. Sound familiar? From $46.77.

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Take a sidecar tour.

The cool thing about Singapore Sidecars Heritage Tours is that it’s you and your Vespa driver exploring the back alleys and laneway buses and cars can’t get to. There are four distinct districts to choose from and the tours run up to three hours. From $124.49.

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Singapore’s civic district ablaze at night.

A tour specifically designed to take your social media posts to the next level? How has no one thought of this before. This tw- hour amble around the civic district has guides sharing locations and aspects only the locals know about. #brilliant. From $54.85.

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How long does it take to fly from Sydney or Melbourne to Singapore?

Eight and half hours.

What the best time of year to go to Singapore?

Singapore has two seasons: hot and hotter. Debate rages over the best time to visit, with some saying between February and April – the months between “winter” and summer; while others believe mid-year for the shopping sales. One of the prettiest times is just before Christmas, when Orchard Road is fully lit with festive decorations.

Do Australians need a visa for Singapore?

Pretty simple – no. Australians do not need a visa for Singapore for a stay up to 30 days.

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See also:

7 best things to do on a Sinapore stopover.

11 rules that shock Singapore tourists.

The Singapore neighbourhoods every tourist should visit.