Close your eyes, Dorothy, and think of Singapore. What do you imagine in this island Oz? A sterile, boring city run by an autocratic and conservative government that seems to hate fun? We used to think so too, but we were wrong, lah.
Singapore is almost electrifying in its great diversity. This tiny island nation with a population about the size of Bangkok is a cultural crossroads with some of Asia's most unique architecture, dining, hotels, shopping and even (believe it or not) nocturnal diversions. Singapore is mostly open space and has hundreds of public parks and wilderness areas. Its zoo and botanical gardens are among the best in the world. If you enjoy the out of doors you can get up close and personal with nature, lah.
Planning Your HolidayPack your bags. Singapore is so ready for LGBT tourists. This major transportation hub is a great place to stop over on your way to somewhere else, although you will wish you had stayed longer. You need a minimum of two nights there--three if you are arriving from a long flight and need to catch up to the time change. With our experience and inside knowledge, our attention to all of the details, and Singapore's best local guides, you are sure to have a much more interesting experience than if you book a hotel in Singapore and try to figure out the rest yourself.
Convenient Modular ProgramSingapore Swings: Our two-night stopover is perfect for first-time visitors or anyone who plans to return to enjoy more of Singapore's attractions. In addition to a LGBT-friendly hotel and airport transportation, you get one of Purple Dragon's legendary local guides for a day. Although we have plenty of suggestions about what to do and see, there is no set itinerary. You and your guide will discuss your interests at the beginning of the day and he will design the day just for you. You can add extra nights and extra sightseeing if you like.
Optional Side TripsHave more time and want to enjoy more of Singapore? You have plenty of options. For example you can simply add an extra day with your guide to continue to explore and enjoy without a set itinerary.
Singapore at Night? Our guide can introduce you to Singapore's nightlife.
Or how about Singapore Night Safari, the world's first wildlife park built for visits at night.
Sentosa Island, day or night
Additional time with our guides must be arranged in advance. We have a small staff in Singapore and guides may not be available at the last minute.
Gay Life in SingaporeConservative by law, Singaporeans are colorful by nature! Men holding hands on the street might get looks of disapproval. (It is perfectly fine for real girls!) But that can't stop all the roar of the island's purple lions! In Southeast Asia, Singapore's gay scene competes with Bangkok's. Most venues stay open until very late, and some are open 24/7. Local queers like to hang out in Chinatown area during weekends, so the best clubbing is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Visas are mostly issued on arrival. We will give you plenty of help to prepare for your adventure, including detailed "Before You Go" information.
WeatherTropical Singapore is practically on the Equator. You can enjoy the little beaches of Singapore all year 'round, so be sure to pack your bikini, lah.
What We DoPurple Dragon is Asia's oldest, largest and most respected tour operator specializing in programs for discerning gay and lesbian travelers. All of our tours are private and include private transportation and one of our legendary private guides. We do not offer group tours. The big advantage to a private tour is, of course, that you do not have to put up with other people or compromise your own schedule or activities to suit others in a group. You can spend a bit more time at places that really matter to you, avoid places that do not, and go at your own pace. We use gay-owned or LGBT-friendly hotels wherever possible and show our guests the local gay nightlife where it exists. You do not have to be gay to enjoy one of our all-inclusive tour packages. A growing number of mainstream guests travel with Purple dragon because they know they will get something better from a gay company.
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