*smiles* Im Malaysian and it warms my heart to see people suggest my country over Singapore as a honeymoon destination.
How many days do you guys have to travel? Is you Fiance into night life, clean (and small!!) cities, easy communication (almost everyone speaks english in singapore, you wont have to go crazy figuring out how to ask for directions) and shopping? Then Singapore is great. But…
“We’re not big nightlife people. We’re into learning about different cultures, visiting museums, zoos, shopping, that’s why it’s so appealing. That and the ability to ferry to a tropical island for a couple of days to get away from the city. Thailand is also appealing, and I think it’s definitely cheaper. Our main goal is to get some culture in, avoid the all inclusives and pre-packaged vacays.”
Singapore hasn’t got much ‘culture’. It was a part of Malaysia until it declared it was its own country. Its population is made up of the same Chinese, Indian & Malays but is on a tiny island where everything is modernised. & um…. what tropical island in singapore? XD
I seriously suggest you consider Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia before Singapore.
Your money will go further.
There are beeeeaaauutiful islands to be found. If you scuba dive, there are some of the worlds greatest dive sites among these countries.
ALOT of culture, museums and historical sites to visit.
Loads of shopping options too. Not to mention, lots of cheap knockoffs if you want to buy any (though they wont last long :P)
And while the zoos may not be impressive, you can go visit jungles and forests and spot animals in the wild.
Alot of people speak some english so you will still manage to get around.
If you really want to visit Singapore – take 2 days and explore. I guarantee you can see more than half the touristy and non-tourist sights. 🙂
Good luck! & if you visit Malaysia, do let us know. I would love to hear about it!