The colder it gets in England the more tempted we are to travel to an exotic country. In this addition of our Winter Warmer Series we look to Singapore.

Singapore is a famous shopping destination because of the relatively cheap prices they offer designer brands and cutting edge technology for. But there is a whole array of other activities to partake in and sights to see in this beautifully hot country!

If you’re visiting a country for its weather, you’ll probably do well to visit its gardens! Singapore’s Botanic Gardens are open from 5am until midnight and are home to over 1,000 orchid species. It is a great place to walk, practice tai- chi and generally take in the sights.

If you are a fan of modern art the Ritz-Carlton hotel has many famous artists’ works which are free to view. Works on display include ones by Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Rainer Gross, Henry Moore and Robert Zakanitch. iPod guided tours are available too!

If you like culture and history then the Peranakan Museum might be of interest to you. To enjoy some authenticity without the crowds you might also like to visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre where you can witness painstakingly detailed restorations of late 19th century bedrooms, kitchens, and street scenes. The Centre is also a stone’s throw away from the dizzying Singaporean city skylines.

The City of Singapore is a beautiful place and a great way to appreciate this fact is by riding the Singapore Flyer. Like the London Eye but bigger, the 30 minute ride isn’t used much by locals so queues aren’t normally much of an issue!

As with all of our winter warmer blogs, we would like to remind you of the importance of booking travel insurance before you leave the country to ensure peace of mind while you’re away.