SINGAPORE – THE LION CITY
Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in color and contrast. With sharp and constant contrasts all over this area, you will struggle to find a more diverse and vibrant holiday experience anywhere else. ‘City in a Garden’ this phrase has been used to describe this magical location in which ancient forests and contemporary architecture blend into one. Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world’s best destinations. It offers travelers so much more than just a stop-over destination, there is a wealth of culture and fun just waiting to be discovered. In general, Cruising is a great way to enjoy the beauty and diversity of South East Asia – and you would benefit from this with Singapore in particular. You can experience a magical mix of culture in this city with a huge range of attractions on offer by bringing together the finest of both East and West.
Also, Singapore is a thriving metropolis which offer you a world-class infrastructure, a fully integrated island-wide transport network, dynamic business environment, vibrant living spaces and a rich culture largely influenced by the 4 major communities in Singapore with each offering different perspective of life in Singapore in terms of culture, religion, food, language, and history.
This city is one of the world’s greenest cities with over half the land area (approximately 700km) covered with lush forests. It’s a sunny, tropical island in South-east Asia, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city-state is 710 sq. km and inhabited by 5 million people from four major communities; Malay, Indian, Chinese (majority), and Eurasian. One of the main reasons that Singapore proves to be such an attraction and beauty as a home is the ease of living, particularly in terms of residence, transportation and governance system. Over the years, Singapore has attracted an encouraging number of international awards that recognize the city as vibrant and world-class.
Best Places to visit in Singapore
This beautiful Park, located near One Fullerton in the CBD (Central Business District) area, is an iconic Singapore sight, housing two Merlion statues. Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is considered an icon of the Lion City. Spouting water from the mouth, the larger of the two statues measure 8.6 meters, which was later joined by a Merlion cub, measuring 2 meters and located near the main Merlion. While visiting the concrete structure isn’t in itself worth the time, the Marina Bay views make the trip worthwhile. The 70-tonne concrete statue was first unveiled in 1972 and became one of the must-visit tourist spots of Singapore. The best time to enjoy this half-lion, the half-fish structure is either early in the morning or late at night when the crowd is less and view from across the Marina Bay is breathtaking.
A visit to Singapore Zoo will raise your eyebrows to see some beautiful and endangered animals dwelling inside the premises. This is one of the best places to go as it houses more than 300 species that include Giraffes, Koalas, Zebras, and White Tigers. The zoo has been divided into different zones depending on the animal’s habitat. In Frozen Tundra you can find species such as polar bears and raccoon dogs, in Fragile Forest you will find a rich rainforest filled with insects and beetles as well as flying foxes to name a few. Over at the Primate Kingdom, you can see Java Langurs, Lion-tailed Macaques etc. Also, Singapore Zoo offers other attractive things to do and see as well like Splash Safari Show, Orangutan Exhibit, and Jungle Breakfast.
It’s the world’s largest observation wheel (outside United States). Gear up for a thrilling 6D motion ride experience at XD Theater – a state-of-the-art 10-seater attraction – a first in Singapore. Think about it, you get a birds-eye view of the entire city. Basically, the Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel that surges 165 meters and it is Asia’s largest giant wheels. At this Singapore Flyer, you can also get insight into the technology behind the wheel and also get a sneak peek into the history and evolution of Singapore. This ride can broom your knowledge and thus, it is the best attraction for kids. Make sure to visit this place during your Singapore tour for a breathtaking view overlooking the F1 track, Gardens by the Bay, views of the skyline and parts of Malaysia as well as Indonesia.
This impressive SEA Aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and it proves to be an interesting attraction for both adults and kids. Being one of the best family-friendly places, this venue is home to more than 100,000 marine species. One can get an unmatched experience seeing the exotic marine life such as Sting Rays, Sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Turtles, and Coral Reefs. Besides, there are other attractions inside the complex apart from the magnificent marine life in the aquarium. At the Dolphin Island, you can have an interactive session with the dolphins and also dive into the Shark Seas Habitat and swim with numerous species of sea predators like stingrays and manta rays.
Gardens By Bay
Unquestionably, this place receives a lot of admiration and a must-see attraction on every traveler’s list. Gardens by the Bay will take you to an imaginative place and it is a tourist hot-spot for all the good reasons. The Marina Bay holds amazing Supertree Grove and it is comeliest at night. It gives an impression of being in an imaginative place with all sorts of attractions to visit such as Flower Dome and Cloud Forest which gives an eye-popping sight to the spectators. The Gardens by the Bay complex is divided into three bays – central, east and south. Thankfully, it contains a promenade where you can stop for a coffee or dine when the tour gets tiresome.
This popular landmark in Singapore holds the distinction of being one of the oldest bridges in the city. You can go for a leisurely stroll on the Cavenagh Bridge, a suspension bridge that is built over the Singapore River. The Cavenagh Bridge is all lit up at night and looks pretty. You can gaze at the boats and ferries below this pedestrian bridge and watch the reflection of the lights twinkling in the water. The bridge, situated near the Fullerton Building and Empress Place, is also near some sculptures such as the famed one of the Singapura cat family.
To experience Singapore in all its glory, a walk down the scenic waterfront – the Esplanade – is a must for any traveler. The Esplanade is in Singapore’s Downtown Core and it lies north of the Singapore River’s mouth. A stroll along the waterfront at night is magical as you can see the city’s skyline all lit up. The lights reflect on the water, transporting you to a different world. You can also catch a concert at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which is in the vicinity or shop at the Esplanade Mall.