Citizens of Singapore with a valid passport are the most privileged people when it comes to travelling to certain other countries. You will either get a visa on arrival or you will not require a visa at all to enter 159 countries. If you are someone who hates to spend the time and money required to get a visa to visit a foreign country, then you should take a look at some of the options that are listed here. Here you will find an extensive list of countries that will welcome you with open arms if you have a Singapore passport. These countries do not require a visa for you to enter the country. However, you can stay in these countries without a visa only for a short period of time at a stretch.
Belgium is famous for its chocolates and waffles. However, it offers a lot more than just these food-based treats, and you must visit this place if you appreciate incredible architecture and a diverse culture. You can explore this country in detail, as Singapore citizens can stay here for 90 days at a stretch without a visa.
What to do:
- Visit the Christmas markets that you can find in the small towns of Ghent and Bruges.
- Visit Brussels if you want to check out murals featuring the most famous Belgian cartoon character Tintin.
- Witness the intricate architecture of buildings in Grote Markt that will take you to another era.
- Enjoy the frites and waffles which are considered the best in the world.
- Explore Bruges which is easily the most scenic, charming and quaint town in Europe.
When to visit: Just like many other countries in Europe, you should ideally visit Belgium during summer which is between March and May.
If you wish to witness true love and passion for football, then you must visit Brazil. This country is known for its immense talent in football, steeped in the vast and rich history of the sport. Singaporeans can take a whole month to explore this country as you can stay in Brazil without a visa for 30 days at a time. However, there is a lot more to Brazil than just football. It is a beautiful place that always seems to have something or the other going on all the time. You can time your visit so that you can attend the famous annual Carnival in Rio that will surely be a feast for your eyes.
What to do:
- If you are a nature enthusiast, then a visit to the Amazon jungle should definitely be part of your plans. If you are lucky, you may even spot the rare Pink River Dolphin.
- A trip to the famous monument of Christ the Redeemer is another thing that many tourists opt for, to see the statue of Christ with its arms spread wide overlooking the city of Rio. You can access this place by the cog train that passes through the scenic Tijuca Forest National Park.
- Do not miss the five-day Carnival that starts 40 days before Easter in Rio during the peak summer season. People come out in large numbers to join the parade and celebrate by dancing and singing.
- You should also visit the Iguazu Falls where you can witness 250 waterfalls plunging into the river which is located on the border between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.
When to visit: If you wish to visit the Amazon jungle and the Carnival, then you can go to Brazil from March to May. The weather is generally warm, so make sure you carry the right kind of clothing before you leave from Singapore.
Not many people know about the tiny nation of Brunei which is surrounded by Malaysia on three sides. If you are a citizen of Singapore, you can visit this country without a visa for 30 days at a stretch. There are numerous reasons for you to visit this country, the biggest one being the fact that the local people are very helpful and put a lot of effort into making foreigners feel welcome. There are also many other attractions that Brunei holds.
What to do:
- Enjoy the various delicacies which are a blend of Indonesian, Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines. You will find many places to eat in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.
- If you love to admire beautiful architectures, then you must visit Brunei as the country boasts of some of the most magnificent mosques in the world such as the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.
- Brunei is also one of the most affordable countries for foreigners to visit and you can visit many museums and other attractions for free as the rich Sultan of Brunei has invested a lot in the country.
- If you love to explore the wilderness, then do not forget to visit the Ulu Temburong National Park. This park covers almost 10% of the country, but you will get access to only 1% of the rainforest. You can trek in the jungle and swim in the natural pools.
When to visit: The best time to visit Brunei is between January and May as you will get to experience its warm and dry weather.
Since there are many Singaporeans who are originally Chinese, most people are quite familiar with the culture of China. However, if you still would like to visit mainland China, you can do so without getting a visa and stay there for 15 days at a time. China is a place full of new sights and sounds that you can discover and enjoy. Culturally, China is one of the richest regions in the world as it is home to one of the four ancient civilizations.
What to do:
- Visit the various natural wonders such as the Yellow Mountains, Tiger Leaping Gorge, the rainbow lakes of Jiuzhaigou, and more.
- Witness the delightful Giant Panda that you will not find anywhere else outside captivity.
- Experience authentic Chinese cuisine, with each province having its own unique delicacy.
- There is a lot to see for the ancient heritage enthusiasts as well, such as, the Great Wall of China, the giant Buddha statues, pagodas, and more. Many of these are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites list.
When to visit: The best time to visit China is between September and October as you will escape from the blazing hot summer as well as the biting winter.
Cambodia is one country with a scarred past as it witnessed brutal killings during the regime of Khmer Rouge. However, today the country has attained some sort of normalcy and tourism is one of the major contributors to this change. Singaporeans can visit Cambodia for a period of 30 days each time without a visa.
What to do:
- If you are a history buff, then the ancient temple ruins of Angkor Wat is a must-visit. However, you must be careful to maintain a sense of decorum while visiting the temple as it is considered to be a holy place by the locals.
- You can enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping in the forest surrounding the Cardamom Mountains. This is also one of the few places in Southeast Asia that is rich in rare wildlife species.
- The capital city of Phnom Penh boasts of numerous markets where you can get all kinds of clothes, food items, souvenirs and a lot more.
When to visit: If you want to avoid the crowd, you can visit between May and early October as the weather more or less the same throughout the year.
If you are planning to go to Europe, your trip will be incomplete without a visit to France. Singaporeans can visit France for a period of 90 days without a visa. So pack your bags and head to this beautiful country. You will find many beautiful spots in the countryside as well, besides the capital, Paris.
What to do:
- You must visit Paris, which in itself has so much to offer, that you will want to come back here again. It has some of the biggest museums, cathedrals, murals, monuments and some of the best restaurants in the world.
- The villages in France are quite possibly the most beautiful in Europe. The people living here have somehow preserved the medieval style.
- You will get to enjoy authentic French cuisine that includes real baguettes and croissants that you will find only in France.
When to visit: The best time to visit France is during the spring or fall, as you will find the place not as crowded as it usually gets during the rest of the season.
A trip to Europe is incomplete without a visit to Germany or Deutschland. Home to auto giants such as Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes Benz, you will find several interesting places to visit in Germany. Singaporeans can stay in Germany for a period of 90 days without a visa. If you do your research properly, you will find attractions that are definitely worth a visit, but have not yet come to the notice of the general crowd that visits Germany.
What to do:
- If you wish to explore the German countryside, you must opt for the river cruise on Maine and Rhine. The river cruise will show you how important these rivers are and how they have played a huge role in the expansion of urban centres in Germany.
- If you love your beer, then you must definitely visit Munich in the month of October as you will get to participate in the annual Oktoberfest.
- If you are a music lover, you should visit the Bachfest Leipzig. This annual music festival features some of the best classical ensembles and top-notch individual performers from all over the world.
When to visit: The ideal time to visit Germany is from May to September as the winters can get quite chilly and harsh.
Hong Kong has the reputation of being a paradise for shoppers, but this small island has a lot more to offer. If you hold a Singapore passport, you can be in Hong Kong without a visa for up to 90 days at a stretch. Being a British colony in the past, you will find a blend of Chinese and British culture in Hong Kong.
What to do:
- All year round, you will get to participate in numerous festivals that showcase the unique culture of Hong Kong. Some of the things that you will get to witness in such fests include fireworks, lion and dragon dances, festive feasting, parades, carnivals, and more.
- Hong Kong is known as the gastronomic capital of Asia as it is a melting pot of international cuisine, mainly featuring western cuisines and Cantonese food.
- You will get one of the most unique shopping experiences in Hong Kong that features busy street markets as well as luxurious shopping malls.
When to visit: Since Hong Kong has a tropical climate, you can visit the place at any time of the year.
Indonesia is one of the popular destinations among tourists in the Southeast Asian region. It consists of more than 17,000 islands. If you are a Singapore passport holder, you can visit Indonesia for a period of 30 days without a visa. In terms of natural beauty, you have Mt. Bromo which is one of the few active volcanoes left in the world.
What to do:
- You can see the rare Komodo Dragon which is the largest living lizard in the world, at the Komodo National Park. You will not see a Komodo Dragon anywhere else in the world.
- 20% of the world’s coral reefs are located in the coastal region of Indonesia. Here you can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving.
- Don’t miss Borobudur which is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. This temple is more than 1,000 years old. Visit this place early in the morning to avoid the crowd and you can even enjoy the sunrise from the top of the temple.
When to visit: The best time to visit Indonesia is between May and September when it is doesn’t rain.
Many filmmakers often come to Ireland to shoot period scenes for their films and television series as here you will find unspoiled areas and stunning scenery, far away from urban metropolitan cities. If you want to witness this beauty first-hand just book a ticket to Dublin as being a Singaporean, you can go to Ireland without a visa for up to 90 days.
What to do:
- Ireland boasts one of the longest coastal driving route known as the Wild Atlantic Way which is a 2,600 km stretch located on the west coast.
- Do not miss the spectacular prehistoric and medieval sites. For instance, Mayo’s Céide Fields is the world’s largest Neolithic site.
- You must taste Guinness which is supposed to be the world’s best-selling beers and the place where it is brewed is the one of the most visited paid tourist attraction.
When to visit: The best time to visit Ireland is during the months of September to November and March to May.
In addition to the countries listed above, you can visit the following countries without a visa if you have a Singapore passport:
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
- South Korea
- New Zealand