One reason that Singapore is so interesting, is the great cultural and religious diversity. It is pretty similar to Malaysia. There is a mix of Chinese, Indians, Malaysians and Westerners as well. It is also one of the smallest, most developed, and richest countries in the world.
If you are planning a trip to Singapore, plan to spend at least three days exploring this country. There are many places and interesting things to see and do.
The “new” landmark of Singapore, is definitely Marina Bay Sands Hotel. There are bars, restaurants and stores, all within this huge hotel. If you like gambling, there is a casino there too. And the famous infinity pool, located on top of the three hotel buildings, on the 55th floor, is quite incredible. It measures 150 meters long and is only accessible for guests of the hotel.
However, the stores, restaurants, bars, casino and part of the 55th floor observatory are open to the public. Here, you can also find the Art and Science Museum. This is a cool place to visit, especially the room called Future World.
In front of the hotel, is Gardens By the Bay, a large artificial forest, with giant trees and lakes. There is also a bar and restaurant top of one the trees: The Super TreeDining. You can buy a ticket to go up and have a free drink. Here you can also find the Cloud Forest, a beautiful garden, featuring plants and a waterfall.
Across the Bay is Merlion monument. This statue, is the real symbol of Singapore. It is mythological figure, which is half fish and half lion. The Merlion name derives from the combination of two English words: “mermaid” and “lion”.
The area around the Merlion has a privileged view of the ferry wheel, called the Singapore Flyer, which is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Each cabin can fit 28 people and you can see the whole city from a height of 165 meters.
The bargains hunter paradise of Singapore, is definitely Chinatown. This place is great for shopping, there are colorful buildings, and of course, a famous Chinese food street. There are also many, many stores as well.
Little India is where you will find, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a Hindu temple, delicious Indian food, and the famous House of Tan Teng. This is a colourful and enchanting Chinese villa, and the last remaining Chinese home, in Little India.
If you love nature, checkout Singapore Botanic Gardens.It is an oasis in the heart of the city, surrounded by trees, lakes and gardens.
The food in Singapore is delicious. Don’t miss the chance to eat Chilli Crab and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as these are the most famous traditional foods found in Singapore. You can find them in many restaurants. Of course drink the famous Singapore Sling as well.
At night check out Clark Quay, located on the banks of the Singapore River. It is full of restaurants and bars, making it a great place to enjoy the nightlife. 1-Altitude is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Singapore, offering a 360 degree view of the cityscape.
If you have an extra time in Singapore check out Sentosa Island, and UniversalStudiosthese are great places to visit with kids.
Singapore is a great place to explore, its definitely one of the most developed countries in Asia. It should be include on all traveler’s bucket list, and not just a layover. Good times and magical delights are ensured for those who decide to visit and explore Singapore.
Best time to visit Singapore: From February to April.
Currency; Singapore Dollar
Official language: The official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.