Finding a Masjid (Mosque) in Singapore is not difficult as there are more than 70 mosques spread out over the island. The people are friendly and the English speaking traveller will feel comfortable, as most locals speak English. Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay is also widely spoken. To find the closest prayer facilities, simply ask a Muslim, they will generally be able to help you find one.
Travelling inside Singapore is easy. The MRT (the public train system) and the public bus are comfortable and convenient options. Hotels will often provide free shuttle buses to the nearest MRT station. Alternatively, taxis are readily available too.
There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Despite being a city state, Singapore still maintains its tropical forests and greenery. Nature lovers and Sports enthusiasts who are willing to brave the tropical humidity have a wide array of activities to enjoy during their stay in Singapore. There are numerous forest walks (including a treetop walk 25 m above the ground), botanical gardens and even a forest adventure, where both adults and children can admire the tropical forest on a 2 hour aerial course.
The whole family can also enjoy outdoor attractions such as the Singapore Zoo, the Bird Park and the Night Safari. Sentosa Island, located in the South of Singapore boasts a fascinating array of entertainment, including the well known Underwater World, along with a newly built 4D Magix theatre, and ‘Songs of the Sea’; a colourful night light show.
For those who are looking to shop, Orchard Road is the Heart of Singapore’s retail, where one can find the latest fashions and the newest gadgets. The latest addition to it being the long-awaited iconic ION Orchard mall with more than 330 stores situated at the busiest junction of Orchard Road.Visitors wanting a more ‘cultural’ shopping experience can explore the Malay Village, Little India, Chinatown and Arab Street. For those who wish to indulge in late night shopping, where one may find anything and everything, Mustafa Centre is open 24 hours a day.
Singapore has much to offer to those staying for just a few hours, or even a fortnight. With the ready availability of Halal food and the ease of finding the closest Masjid, Singapore is an excellent stopover for the Muslim traveller, whether for business or leisure.