Singapore, its stunning and vibrant, its hectic and beautiful, the food is amazing, the people are friendly and there are so many great attractions that are enjoyable for all members of the family.

So let’s get to the Single Parent part.

Is Singapore suitable for single parent travel holidays?

Absolutely! Travel in Singapore is so very easy; English is widely spoken, its clean, public transport is great and there are so many great attractions for families. Singapore is in my opinion the easiest travel destination in Asia for families.

Are any extra documents required for Single Parent Travel?

I’ve never encountered a problem with entering Singapore on my own with my child nor any extra questions. (obviously, always check current advice and restrictions with the embassy for yourself) I have never been asked to provide any documentation other than passports. I always recommend travelling with a letter from your child’s absent parent giving consent for the travel and or court orders showing you have sole decision making rights. In Singapore I have never been asked to present these documents.

What reaction do single parent travellers get:

Absolutely none! No one even bats an eyelid at solo parent travel in Singapore. I have never once had anyone comment on my travelling alone in Singapore.

Have I ever felt uncomfortable?

Not once. Singapore is extremely safe. I have been visiting Singapore for almost 20 years and never in that time have I felt uncomfortable or at risk and travelling there as a single parent is no different. We go out at night, we take public transport, we walk, Singapore is very comfortable for solo travel.

Travel Budget;
This is Singapore’s weak spot. Singapore is not cheap and not the destination for those on a really tight budget. Hotels are pricey and attraction prices are on a par with western countries. Check Webjet for hotel deals and keep an eye out for their sales, a good hotel deal makes all the difference makes all the difference to your budget for a Singapore trip. Food is cheap if you eat local food at hawker markets but restaurants serving western dishes are generally not budget friendly. We generally visit Singapore on our way to somewhere else to counteract the high prices here. A few days in Singapore can be offset by a cheap couple of weeks in Malaysia or Thailand.

Singapore is serviced by a number of budget airlines like Scoot, Air Asia and Jetstar making getting in and out of the country affordable. Coaches and trains can also connect you with nearby Malaysia and even through to Thailand.

Overall;
Singapore is a brilliant destination for solo parent travellers in terms of ease and the great array of family friendly attractions on offer. Travel as a single parent here is no different to any other family travelling. Everyone in Singapore is so used to expats and tourists that you wont even be noticed in the masses. Singapore is a winner especially for first time visitor to Asia who would like to start with an ‘easy’ destination.

Tips;
Make Singapore a stop over point on your way to somewhere more budget friendly. In just 2 days in Singapore you can see and do a lot.

Universal Studios Singapore

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14 Comments

  1. Momma Mackenzie Reply

    Do you think its wortg doing the night safari, river and the zoo? Thanks

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Hey there Momma Mackenzie,
      How old are your kids?

  2. Wandering Wilsons Reply

    Singapore is amazing. My wife will go there on her own with the kids next month so I’m glad you find it ok on your own. Thanks for posting

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Hi Wandering Wilsons,
      If your wife was to go anywhere at all in Asia on her own I would have to say Singapore would be by far the easiest and in my opinion safest. Its an amazingly easy destination with kids. She will have a blast. Enjoy

  3. TRACEY HILO-JENSEN Reply

    Are kids well tolerated in Singapore? In Taiwan I always felt like we shouldnt be out with the kids or made to feel like they were always being naughty even though they weren’t

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Absolutely Tracey, I have never felt not welcome somewhere and we have been to Singapore multiple times. I have heard other people mention that feeling about Taiwan although haven’t been myself so cannot compare the two but I’ve certainly never felt ‘wrong’ taking my child anywhere in Singapore. Its a great choice for kids

  4. I’m trying to choose between Singapore and Hong Kong for our stop over and having trouble which do you prefer as a single mom?

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Hi Cathy,
      That is a tricky choice. I love both cities so so much and both would are on my favourites list. As to which to choose it really depends on what you are looking for, they have similar accommodation prices, both have great public transport systems and if you’re looking for theme parks HK has Disneyland and Ocean Park while Singapore has Universal Studios and is an easy trip across the border to LEGOLAND in Malaysia. Singapore is calmer and cleaner, Hong Kong is more crowded and more street markets. Maybe send me an email if I can help and we can talk through what it is you’re wanting from a trip and I can help you better chose what’s right for your family. Happy Planning Cathy. – Amy

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      It is perfect isn’t it!! So much to do and so easy to get around. We love it

  5. So people weren’t weird about you traveling without a man? I have a stop over in Singapore and I’m scared of how I’ll be treated.

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Not at all Jess! Not even once! Please dont stress about Singapore, its honestly one of the easiest destinations for travel with kids there are expats everywhere, English is spoken by nearly everyone, its clean and everything is very efficient. There is a tonne of fun stuff to do for kids. Let me know if you have any specific questions I would be so happy to help. Please, please dont feel worried. No one will judge you for being on your own with the kids. No one will even notice. Enjoy your trip

  6. Carmel beidge Reply

    Did you struggle to find food for your son. My kids are very fussy and I don’t know what to expect

    • The Wandering Mum Reply

      Hi Carmel, My son is quite the fussy eater too. Do not stress there are an abundance of food options in Singapore, you can get plain rice or noodles almost everywhere, most places have chips at worst case scenario and 7-11s have bakery type goods, yoghurts, fruit etc. There are also the American fast food chains like McDonalds. Starbucks sells muffins, croissants, sandwiches etc. You will be fine!

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