Singapore is a city of many contrasts. The island city-state could be small however, it is big enough to be a global financial center and the choice of many people coming from different cultures.
Historical buildings are deservedly competing with modern skyscrapers and other architectural “wonders”. The city offers fine dining in many-star restaurants but also excellent food in outdoor areas and opens its doors to luxury shops or in street markets, ensuring products at bargain prices.
The team of Travel Le Monde recommends 10 reasons to visit this multicultural destination:
- Wandering Singapore Marina Bay
At this point, you will taste Singapore by seeing the modern buildings, enjoying various events, and taking care of your health with yoga classes.
Tip: Take also an evening stroll in the area where you will see the biggest show of water and lights that takes place in Southeast Asia.
- Explore Orchard Street
A street that you need more than a day to explore. Here, you will find luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. The lighting and decoration reflect the glamour of the area showing how sparkling Singapore is.
Tip: The most popular shopping malls are Ion Orchard, Ngee Ann City, and Lucky Plaza.
- A different view
A cheap and fast way to explore downtown Singapore is a stroll with boat watching the city from another angle. During the route, you will see essential sights such as Merlion, Marina Bay Sands resort, and the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles.
- A stroll to the Gardens
More than 20 million people have visited the Gardens by the Bay since 2012. It is a modern green space that becomes a point of reference and perfectly combines nature and advanced technology, creating a futuristic wonderland that inspires awe.
As for the Botanical garden, you will enjoy more than 1,000 species of orchids, and the four zones that follow the four seasons with a distinct color theme for each zone will enchant you.
- Singapore from the top
If you set foot to Singapore, do not overlook to visit the Sands SkyPark Observatory which is a popular tourist attraction offering views of Singapore from the top of the Marina Bay Sands Resort.
- Discovering Chinatown
In the center of the city, China’s culture unfolds in the streets, buildings, restaurants, and hotels. The combination of old and new characters takes you to Chinese culture; its temples, museums, and the street market will impress you. The most famous attractions are the Chinatown Heritage Centre and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
- Time for fun
The right place for fun is in the Clarke Quay area. The old warehouses transformed into bars and restaurants, creating the top nightlife in Singapore. Start your nightly entertainment at the Chupitos Shots Bar, continue to Crazy Elephant with live music and end up in frantic dances at Attica.
- Shall we go on an excursion?
Sentosa Island is just 15 minutes away from the center, making it an excellent resort for rest and recreation. The island has many activities to do, such as exploring the treasures of the island, the tallest Merlion statue, the World Singapore resort, the Universal studios and the SEA Aquarium. And after all this, keep some time for Singapore’s tallest observatory, the Tiger Sky Tower, where you can see up to Malaysia and Indonesia and get some rest on Palawan beach.
- A day in the Animal Kingdoms
The Jurong Bird Park and Singapore’s Zoo will enchant you with the various species of birds and animals they host. In Jurong Park, you will find more than 5.000 birds; and lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, and zebras are making catwalk in one of the largest zoos in the world.
- Learning History
The National Museum of Singapore is a school for the rich history of the city. Singapore’s culture is recorded in this place, projecting themes of food, fashion, film, and photography. In the museum, you will learn the stories of Singaporeans during the Japanese occupation during the Second World War. And you will add color to your visit while admiring the artwork.
Tip: The best time to visit Singapore is from November to January
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