IMAGINE – DISCOVER – REFLECT
Singapore is a multicultural metropolis located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. The tropical climate breathes life into this city-state well-known for its cleanliness and abundance of botanical gardens and open natural areas, leading to Singapore also being called A Garden City or A City in a Garden.
The city is constantly evolving, reinventing, and re-imagining itself, and its people are passionate about creating new possibilities, which result in new attractions, restaurants or cafes cropping up every few years or months. With its mixture of modern and traditional architecture, it will leave any aesthete in awe of the city’s buildings.
Plus it has a plethora of leisure facilities that include a wide range of shopping options from bargains at markets to branded boutiques, mid-range to Michelin-star restaurants and world-class attractions all within easy reach through an excellent public transport system.
Things you need to know before going…
Singapore actually has four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Tipping is not required as a 10% service charge is added to your bill at all hotels and most restaurants and cafes, but you can still tip if you considered your had excellent service. Wi-Fi! Singapore is known for Free Wi-Fi in most public places that visitors can register for!
10 Things to See & Do
- Gardens by the Bay – A ‘must-visit’ for every visitor, this ‘only in Singapore’ attraction is set over 101 hectares in the heart of the city. Key highlights include the Supertree Grove with its towering Supertrees and the two conservatories: The Cloud Forest – veiled in mist with the tallest indoor waterfall in the world; and The Flower Dome – the largest glass greenhouse in the world according to 2015’s Guiness World Records, where a world of plants and flowers from the Mediterranean and semi-arid lands are on display. Be sure to catch the free Garden Rhapsody Sound & Light Show each night at 7.45pm and 8.45pm
- Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck – The entire complex a feat of engineering and an architectural statement that is now a key part of the Singapore skyline, the Observation Deck is where visitors flock to for that special selfie, 57 levels above the heart of the city.
- Night Safari – Mingle with a different crow at the world’s first wildlife night park. This is above and beyond any typical zoo experience as you will see over 1,000 nocturnal animals froms 115 species as they graze in natural environments across the 40 hectare park.
- Merlion Park – Home to Singapore’s 8.6 metre tall favourite and beloved icon , the Merlion has the head of a lion which symbolises the city’s original name “Singapura” (‘lion city’ in Malay), and the tail of a fish which represents its origins as a fishing village.
- Singapore Flyer – Standing at 165 metres tall, this huge observation wheel gives you the perfect opportunity to take in incredible 360 degrees of panoramic views of the city.
- Clarke Quay – Located along the historic Singapore River, Clarke Quay is Singapore’s best representative of its buzzing nightlife, with a range of restaurants, bars, live music and dance clubs.
- Singapore Zoo – Since 1973, Singapore’s “open zoo” has been known as one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the world, where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. Nestled within a lush rainforest, it is home to more than 2,800 animals representing over 300 species of which 34% are threatened. The Zoo has an international an excellent reputation for its conservation and breeding programmes.
- Chinatown – Home to a Chinese temple (Buddha Tooth Relic Temple), Indian temple (Sri Mariamman Temple) and a Malay mosque (Jamae Mosque), Singapore’s Chinatown is a shining example of its multicultural heritage. Boasting a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, you’ll find markets, spas and dim sum restaurants mixed in with traditional Chinese medicine halls, food stalls and bakeries. Some laneways are now also home to stylish bars and restaurants, which gives a whole different vibe after the sun goes down.
- Jurong Bird Park – Home to almost every species to impress every avian lover. Enjoy a feast for your senses with over 5000 colourful birds in over 20.2 hectaares comprising of natural habitats and giant walk in aviaries.
- Battlebox, Fort Canning Hill – War history buffs shouldn’t miss the recently reopened Battlebox – the actual underground bunker at Fort Canning, where the British made the fateful decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese during WWII. The historical site is itself situated on the 60-metre-tall Fort Canning Hill, known for its lush greenery and surprising history that dates back 700 years.
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