Welcome to small yet extremely successful country of strict rules and laws. Singapore is also considered as one of the best and safest places to live on earth. Where old and new meets with harmony, Singapore also has a diverse culture that speaks four official languages! Famous for being one of the wealthiest and most expensive cities in the world, Singapore, is definitely the city of groomed and fashionable citizens. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore’s tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travellers year round. Despite the size of the country, Singapore has so much to venture and experience! So let’s check out some of the tourist attractions in this modern city:
- Orchard Road
Orchard Road is Singapore’s busiest road. There is a reason why you should definitely check this place out. Filled with life and luxury retail of world famous brands, classy restaurants and cafeterias it acts as a hangout spot for Singaporeans. It is indeed a shopper’s paradise as it has all the fancy stores in walking distance. Take your time, sit in the cafeteria by the road and enjoy this fashionable street!
- Gardens by the Bay
Build to look futuristic and keeping up with ever changing world, these gardens are a must visit. Human built super trees are full of lights and in the evenings there are some spectacular shows with lights and music . Around the garden, there are also huge bushes and trees cut in the shapes of animals. How cute is that! They even built a massive dome to have its own ecosystem. A simulation of cloud forests that appears over 1000 to 3000 meters above water levels. Over 220 thousands plants from all continents grow here. Gardens by the Bay is a must visit if you’re here.
- Singapore Zoo
Singapore zoo is something you should visit if you would like to witness some of the endangered animals. From white tigers, pygmy hippos, komodo dragons, kangaroos and even orang utans. This 26 hectare wildlife park consists of over 300 mammals, reptiles and birds that has been providing wildlife experience for more than 40 years now!
- Universal Studios Singapore
Located within the Resort World Sentosa, this amusement park was the first to be opened in Southeast Asia. The park presents 28 rides, shows and attractions in 7 themed zones. If you are planning to go during the weekends, you could check out the after dark experience with Universal after Hours that has tons of night time activities lasting till 10 p.m.
- Singapore Flyer
Probably one of the architecture that you may see from any angle of Singapore. Being 165 metres tall, the Singapore Flyer is indeed a masterpiece of urban engineering and architecture. To explore more of Singapore’s skylines, you should definitely check it out from the glass capsules of the flyer.
- Marina Bay Sand Casino
The casino is located inside the Marina Bay Sand Casino Hotel, Singapore. This 15,00 square feet of entertainment land features 500 gaming slots, 1,600 slot machines and as well as 30 private gaming rooms! In that building, you could also witness the biggest chandelier in the world weighing 7 tons!. Talk about heavy
Nothing completes your journey to Singapore if you don’t check out Singapore’s Chinatown. This old heritage is filled with cultural buildings, Food and also arts. If you are a food enthusiast, there are so many places that you could check out. Apart from that, the town consists of Temples, Parks, and streets to venture.
- S.E.A Aquarium
The aquarium hosts more than 1,0000 species of aquatic creatures. 49 habitats were accommodated for over 1 million sea creatures! This place is definitely has all the wonders of the sea.
- Little India
Tucked in a small townships , this culturally diverse part of Serangoon is well known for the Indian culture of Singapore. You are able to find so many Indian goods, and some delicious Indian food from the stalls along the streets.
Singapore a boasts a versatile rich culture which contains a variety of backgrounds. Once deemed the pearl of the orient by traders from the past due to its strategic location, the historical landmarks in Singapore are much like a time-capsule held by this little island are listed as follows:
- Asian Civilisation Museum
For those who are a cultural history lover, this is a place to experience. The museum displays Asian heritage especially what Singaporean heritage has to offer. This museum offers various types of customs from Southeast Asian countries such as India, China and more. If you are hungry after having the Asian history tour, you can enjoy some wonderful Singaporean cuisine in an in-house eatery.
- The Civilian War Memorial park
Located east of Padang on Beach Road, the memorial pays tribute to the civilian victims of World War II and also the unity of four main races, Indian, Chinese, Malay and Eurasian.
- MINT museum of toys
Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with toys or MINT us museum of toys that displays vintage toys. Some of them are over 100 years old coming from more than 40 countries. The museum is also considered one of the largest collections of its kind in Southeast Asia. If you are feeling nostalgic, you should definitely check out the museum.
- The Battle Box
Famous for its historical place in Singapore, Battle Box is a museum that has underground rooms that shows the stages and the warriors who took part in the war. This museum describes the British colonization during World War II.
- The Sultan Mosque
This spectacular mosque is the largest in Singapore. The mosque acts as a sacred worship place for thousands of people. Built in the year 1924, it is considered one of the ancient buildings on Singapore and became an important historical sites.
- Thian Hock Keng Temple
This temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. This Chinese temple is dedicated to worship the goddess of the sea called Mazu. The amazing architecture has its own unique designs.
- Armenian Church Of St. Gregory The Illuminator
Built in the year 1835, the Armenian Church is the most established church that contains beautiful artworks and architecture. The church also has a gigantic tall tower located on the rooftop as well as pilasters that holds up the porticos.
- Sri Mariamman Temple
The temple was built in the year 1827 and considered a national landmark. Located in Chinatown, This temple is a sacred worshipping place for the Hindu devotees.
Singapore may be modern but the traditions never stops. You could basically purchase all sorts of traditional food, products and art that we could only get in Singapore. Here are some lists of things you can get from the country:
- Flavoured teas
Now Singapore has its own authentic taste. When it comes to food and beverages. They literally infused any flavour in a tea. From chicken rice tea to pineapple tart tea, some teas shops sells exotic flavoured teas.
- Peanut brittle candy
This sweet and crunchy sweet is a traditional candy that is eaten during Chinese New Year. It is easy to find this candy as it’s sold almost every supermarket
Durian is the king of fruits. This exotic fruit has a unique taste and only liked by some. If you are one of the people who loves durian, you could get tons of products made out of durians and the fruit itself. From durian flavoured tea, candy, cake and many more!
- Orchid perfumes
The perfume that is infused with orchid, the national flower of Singapore should definitely be something to be purchased in remembrance of the country!