About us

MICA Building, Singapore

Welcome to the GUÍA DE SINGAPUR (which in Spanish means Guide of Singapore) and to the GUIA DE CINGAPURA too. We will be delighted to take you around our project.

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Who are we?

The GUÍA DE SINGAPUR (along with its Portuguese-language mirror site, the GUIA DE CINGAPURA) was born out of the passion for Singapore felt by two experienced travel bloggers and seasoned travelers:

  • Rodrigo Purisch, Brazilian, author of the site Aquela Passagem, helping Brazilian airline consumers make the most out of fares, offers, mileage programs, airports, hotels and much more since 2006. When Singapore Airlines launched their Singapore-Barcelona-Sao Paulo route in 2011, Rodrigo was the only blogger invited by the airline to take part in the inaugural flight, a recognition of his work and his praise for the airline. His first contact with Singapore dates back to 1991.
  • Tony Galvez, Spaniard, author of the sites De viaje a Brasil and the Brazil Travel Blog, helping foreign tourists make the most of their trips to Brazil since 2006 and contributing through his texts and photographs to raise awareness for the most amazing Brazilian destinations. He came into contact with Singapore as a tourist destination through the passion felt by his friend Rodrigo.

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What are we trying to achieve with the guides?

Sharing as we do a common passion for Singapore, we decided to bring forces together and write and launch the GUÍA DE SINGAPUR and the GUIA DE CINGAPURA, a complete tourist guide of Singapore with a double aim:

  • show how Singapore is a fantastic and tourist-friendly travel destination, with a wide range of attractions for travelers of all ages and interests.
  • help those going to Singapore with travel tips and information. In their own languages (Spanish on the GUÍA DE SINGAPUR and Portuguese on the GUIA DE CINGAPURA) and through an understanding of the specific needs of our readers, who are not always familiar with the ways and customs of a region that is far away from their home town.

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Who is the target audience of the guides?

  • The GUÍA DE SINGAPUR is written in Spanish and addressed both to the Spanish and the Latin American market.
  • The GUIA DE CINGAPURA is written in Portuguese and addressed to the large and ever-expanding Brazilian market. As the guide is written in Portuguese travelers from Portugal can also benefit from our work.

Both guides cater both for the independent traveler and for those buying a package holiday.

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What is the information contained on the guides?

The information contained on GUÍA DE SINGAPUR and the GUIA DE CINGAPURA is structured in several key menus:

  • Singapur groups texts providing an introduction to Singapore. One of our favourite texts is found here: ¿Por qué Singapur? (why Singapore?), where we list 10 reasons why we think people should visit the city-state. There is a brief text on the history of Singapore, a bit of advice on when to go and detailed descriptions of the tourist regions of Singapore. Finally, as we are aware a sizeable number of people travelling to Singapore visit also other Asian destinations, we wrote a text on destinations that are the perfect match for Singapur.
  • Cómo llegar (how to get there) deals with the different means of transportation available to those wanting travel to Singapore. We deal with sea and land transportation but the main focus of the menu is on air travel, with an extense section dedicated to Changi Airport.
  • Lo esencial (the essentials) contains practical travel information, from visas to money, from the weather to apps for smartphones, including a very detailed section on Transportation, where our readers can learn everything about the SMRT, buses, taxis and the EZ link card.
  • Dónde alojarse (where to stay) is a core section of the guide, containing detailed information on hotels in Singapore. We describe them from the point of view of location and the point of view of level of comfort. We have made a big effort to describe in length the main tourist regions of Singapore from an accommodation point of view, listing the pros and cons of choosing a specific region of the city.
  • Qué y dónde comer (what to eat, where to eat) is a menu all about that Singaporean passion: food!
  • Qué ver (what to see) is another core menu as it deals with the main tourist sights in Singapore. We have listed and described in detail the main attractions and also provided a background for families with kids. To help our readers make the most of their time in Singapore we have provided travel itineraries for 1, 2, 3 and 4 days in the city.
  • Compras (shopping) deals with Singapore’s second national sport (after food): shopping!
  • Sobre is the “About” menu where travelers can find more background information on the project.

All the texts were written through the eyes of two travelers passionate about Singapore, two people who believe Singapore is an outstanding tourist destination.

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Interested on a partnership with us?

If you offer a product of service that can be of interest to our readers and would like us to assess it and include it in the guide, we are open to partnerships that can benefit those planning a trip to Singapore.

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We are an independent site

Both the GUÍA DE SINGAPUR and the GUIA DE CINGAPURA are independent sites. Through the preparation of the guides we have had the support of the Singapore Tourism Board, to whom we would like to express publicly our gratitude. Through the last year the Singapore Tourism Board has repeatedly proven to us they take the tourism business very seriously. However, all the opinions and contents of the guides are ours alone and do not represent the view and opinions of the Singapore Tourism Board.

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How to contact us

You can write to us (we speak English!) to the following email address: contact [at] guiadesingapur.com