Since ancient times, China has had a special, close connection with Singapore. The two countries have many things in common, such as the historical origins, cultural traditions and languages. Planning a trip to China from Singapore is not difficult and full of fun. It can be nostalgic with a root tour to Fujian
, or adventurous to explore remote destinations of diverse landscapes and stunning nature. To insist you in planning a trip to China, here are travel guide about when and where to go, what to do, as well as some practical tips, and well-crafted travel tour packages.
Where is China?
Check the map of China location we craft, you can see China is located in East Asia, west of Pacific Ocean, the eastern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere. It neighbors 20 countries, including Japan, Korea, North Korea, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Russia, Nepal, India etc.
The Distance from Singapore to China
According to the location of these two countries, the shortest air travel distance between China (Beijing) and Singapore is 3,821 km / 2,374 miles.
Time Difference between India and China
The territory of China is across five time zones, though, it uses UTC/GMT+08:00 as standard time. We call it China Standard Time. So china and Singapore are located in the same time zone. There is not time difference between the two countries.
Geographic Differences between China and Singapore
GPS Coordinates (DMS)
35° 51´ 41.9760'' N
104° 11´ 43.4400'' E
1° 21´ 7.4880'' N
103° 49´ 11.4240'' E
1084 m (6,037 ft)
58 m (190 ft)
When to Go - Best Time to Visit China
When planning your trip to China, you may want to know China weather and Climate
, and the best time to visit. The climate of China is quite different from that of Singapore. China has a dry and cold winter. For different areas, the rainy season occurs in different months. The rain belt starts in the southeast coast (e.g. Fujian and Guangdong Province) in May, immigrates to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River (e.g. Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou) in June and July, and later moves to North China and Northeast China (e.g. Beijing) in the middle of July to August.
For our clients from Singapore, we usually suggest them to visit China between April and November.
Autumn from September to October is recommended by most tourists as the best time to visit China, as it is the most beautiful season in China, with colorful fall foliage. Besides, the weather of autumn in China is mild and the most comfortable. >> Further reading for best time to visit China's major tourist cities
You are also encouraged to travel to Harbin or northern China in winter
to embrace the ice and snow, for a special and fun-filled Christmas and New Year Holiday. If you have China tour in winter, you may expect a lower price than normal (except Harbin), as it is the off-peak season of tourism in China.
Time to avoid traveling to China: China National Day Holiday
, or the so-called crazy Golden Week on October 1-7, when all sights are packed with domestic tourists
How to Apply for a Chinese Visa in Singapore
Do Singapore nationals need a Chinese visa? Singapore ordinary passport holders can go to Mainland China without a visa for up to 15 days with purpose of business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends, or transit. But if you intend to stay for more than 15 days, you need to prepare the necessary documents and make a visa application in advance.
You may consult the China Embassy in Singapore for detailed information. However, please be noted that China Visa Application Service Centre is in charge of ordinary China visa application. >> How to Apply for China Visa
Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Singapore
Address: 150 Tanglin Road, Singapore
Inquiry Tel: 65-64712117
Inquiry Email: email@example.com
09:00 - 11:30 (application & Collection), 3:00pm-4:00pm (collection only), Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC)
Address: 80 Robinson Road, #16-01/02/02A, Singapore
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
Application Time: 09:00 - 15:00
Collection and Payment: 09:00 - 16:00
Regarding Hong Kong Visa and Macau visa
Singapore passport holders are exempt from visa if traveling to Hong Kong for a stay of within 90 days, and Macau for a stay of within 30 days
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Entry Cities - How to Get to China from Singapore
For your tour to China from Singapore, the entry cities can be not restricted to the main hubs like Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, as direct flights has connected Singapore with over 20 cities in China, which are provincial capitals, transportation hubs or top tourist destinations. So now you have more choices on the gateway cities and travel routes.
You may fly directly to Chengdu to stay several days with giant pandas. Or if your interest lies in colorful minority cultures and plateau scenery, make your way by non-stop flights to Kunming from Singapore, and proceed on your vacation to other destinations in Yunnan.
Non-stop Flights to China from Singapore
Currently there are direct flights from Singapore to Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Changsha, Chongqing, Xian, and other cities, operated by Singapore Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airline, Scoot, Xiamen Airline and some other airlines. The air journey is around 4 to 6 hours.
Arrival City in China
Notes for Schedule
SingaporeBeijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Haikou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen, Fuzhou
Shenyang, Tianjin, Qingdao, Jinan, Ningbo, Wuxi, Changsha, Zhengzhou, Shantou, Nanning, Xian
Several flights a week to each city
Notes: The air route and flight schedule are for reference only. Please check the official website of each airline for the accurate information and the airfares.
Where to Go – Best Places to Visit in China for Singaporean Tourists
With convenient transportation between Singapore and China, your china tour can be only several days just for one city you are interested in. But over 10 days China tour will allow you to have an-depth visit and experience the authentic local life. Below the listed destinations and things to do are to give you inspirations for planning trip to China.
Best Historical Destinations
: The must-visit destination for your first time China trip, Beijing surely has something for you to explore, no matter you are fond of the ancient China or the modern China. The city boasts some world-class landmarks and a wealth of historical & cultural sites. Besides, it also has remarkable modern architectures.
: One of the oldest city and the most famous ancient capital in China, where the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum is situated, Xian is without doubt the best historical destination even worldwide. Experience the ancient traditions such as shadow puppet show, dimpling banquet with Tang Dynasty Dance Show, and practicing Tai Chi on the Old City Wall.
Best Cultural Destinations
: All world travelers find Shanghai is a lovely city. It features not only bustling shopping streets or ornate modern high buildings, but also numerous cultural sites, such as Shikumen dwellings, old streets dating back hundreds of years ago, museums of various topics, art galleries... Plan an extension trip from Shanghai? You may visit Suzhou
, Mt. Huangshan and Hangzhou
: The city is quite popular among Singapore travelers. They are addicted to its time-honored timples, quaint tea houses, and a dozen ancient towns nearby. And you will never forget that Chengdu is the hometown of giant panda, thus you can have a close contact with these cutest fur balls and even hug a panda baby.
Ancient Silk Road
: A legendary route dotted with many historical towns and important culture attractions. It is also a good chance for you to experience exotic minority cultures. Silk Road has been listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage.
Best Scenic Destinations
: More and more people plan to visit Yunnan, not only to Kunming for Stone Forest, but also to the beautiful towns of Dali and Lijiang, stunning Yuanyang Field Terraces, as well as mysterious Shangri-La.
Guilin & Yangshuo
: The top things to do and must-visit attractions include Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Longji Terraced Fields and Karst caves (Reed Flute Cave or Silver Cave). It is also worth visiting Xingping Town and the surreal hills.
: if you plan to venture into the great nature of China, Zhangjiajie is the best place to visit. The quartz sandstone peak forest landform is rare on earth, and a skywalk on the Glass Bridge is nerve-wracking yet totally rewarding.
Recommended China Tour Packages
Top China Travel, the leading China tour specialist since 1959, offer both small group tour (with fixed depturature dates) and private China tours to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin and more. Below we list the best-selling China travel deals. Please feel free to send us an enquiry or contact us for a tailor-made China tour.
Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: China Great Wall, Forbidden City, Bird Nest and Water Cube, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palaces, hutong, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall of Xian, the Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden
Why Recommended: The most classical tour of China is especially suitable for your first trip to the country or those traveling alone. The group size is around 6 to 15 people, you will visit the most popular China destinations and see the must-visit sights.
Destinations: Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest Base Camp
Highlight Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, Rongphu Monastery, Mt. Everest, Tashilumpo Monastery
Why Recommended: An all inclusive English group tour to Tibet and Mt. Everest takes you to see the most sacred Tibetan monasteries, as well as holy mountains, and experience Tibetan traditions.
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: China Great Wall, Palace Museum, Beijing hutong, Terracotta Amy Museum, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Jiezi Ancient Town, Reed Flute Cave, Li River, Yangshuo, Shanghai Tower
Why Recommended: By taking this China tour, you will discover ancient architecture wonders, UNESCO world natural and cultural heritages, and travel to giant panda base to have fun with panda, and beautiful landscape of Guilin and Yangshuo.
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Li River Cruise, Stone Forest, Dali Three Pagodas, Lijiang Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Lamasery, Shanghai Jin Mao Tower
Why Recommended: A travel package to Beijing, Shanghai and the top scenic destinations of Southwest China. Visit the majestic UNESCO world heritages and enjoy the beautiful nature with laid-back ambient.
For decades, we have arranged China travel packages for many Singapore tourists, e.g. Ms Mei Ying (2 pax), who took a 7 days China Tour. Check what she said:
I just got back home two days ago. I am very tired. But I sure enjoyed the trip. The local guides were wonderful and helpful.
Thank you very much for your excellent work.
Mei ying “
Travel Tips and Advice
To plan your trip to China from India, you also need guidance for the preparation and tips when traveling in China.
► What to Pack
: Bring with passport, China visa and other required documents, the contact list with your hotel info and contact number of local guides (your travel consultant of TCT will send to you in advance), suitable clothes for different seasons, etc.
► Accommodation in China
: China hotels are classified according to the international standard. Check for different classes and what top China travel arrange for our clients.
► Travel in China by plane
: When taking China domestic flights, you are supposed to know the luggage allowance and restrictions in advance. There are also tips if you are traveling with kid or baby.
► Singapore Embassy in China
: Street address and contact number of the Embassy of Singapore in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou