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.
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.
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.
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.