Singapore, the only island city state in world has gained prominence as a economic hub as well as a tourist attraction. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, the country is an example of how limited resources can be managed to get the optimum results. Interacting with local people about the fast paced development activities being carried out in the island nation shows the sense of pride and esteem and their trust in the leadership. Combination of the skyscrapers, subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, courteous people, this Garden City makes a great stopover in the region. Calling Singapore a mini world will not be wrong. The country has managed to maintain its natural resources in purview of the modernization and also display a glimpse of how better planning and effective implementation of policies can take a country to heights.
Jurong Bird Park
If you are a nature lover and have special love for the birds then this is the best place to be. Jurong bird park has almost all the species of birds, the natural habitat provided by the park, gives the birds a free environment to flourish. The park also hold various interactive sessions giving a closer look at the specialties of various species. The fun exhibits and beautiful residents of the bird park keep the visitors engaged throughout the visit.
The concept of Chinese Garden is based on the Chinese gardening art. The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with the natural environment. The Chinese Garden is modeled along the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscaping giving the visitors a glimpse of the Chinese culture.
Science centre is a scientific institution in Jurong East, specializing in the promotion of scientific and technological education for the general public. With over 850 exhibits spread over eight exhibition galleries, it sees over a million visitors a year today. A must visit for science lovers and students.
Zoo, Night Safari
The Singapore zoo and the night safari provide a splendid view of the well preserved wildlife, giving them a natural habitat. The place attracts millions of people around the year and is one of the famous tourist attractions.
Far away from the hustle – bustle of the city state get down for some tranquil experience in the nature’s lap and visit the Labrador park, a prime vantage point next to a forest and a picturesque view of the sea.
Whether you are a serious gardener, hobbyist or just looking for a wonderful day out with the family, you are in for delightful treats at the Botanical garden, Singapore. The management conducts various interactive sessions with the visitors to educate the people on the subject matter.
A gateway to Singapore’s nature reserves, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. With hiking trails, a newly improved pontoon for kayakers and an upgraded canoe shed, it is also a great place for recreational activities, both on land and in water.
The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived and died in Singapore, in particular the Changi area, during the dark years of World War II. Honouring the spirit and commitment of those who rose from the depths of adversity, the Museum inspires future generations to come and deepen their appreciation of the heroic and inspirational stories that unfolded in Changi during the war.
Orchard Road, a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard, is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. Often known colloquially as Orchard, the area is a major tourist attraction. If you are in Singapore during Christmas then this would be the place you would not like to miss. Night long carnival parades, celebrations, decorations and lot more.
Chinatown is a sharp contrast to the rest of the city, with low rise buildings and culture bursting out onto the streets, from the fragrant smells of traditional cuisine to the bold red and gold tones that run through the neighbourhood. This is an area that’s proud of its heritage, and has it very much on display.
From the establishments of Tamil immigrants during the British colonial rule to the economically flourishing area in Singapore with a majority of Indians staying in the area. The place is well known as Little India.
East Coast Park
East Coast Park is one of Singapore’s most treasured urban getaways, offering an invigorating and exciting diversity of sporting, dining and recreational activities. Families and friends can sit back, relax and enjoy picnics under the swaying coconut palms, Casuarinas and Ketapangs, or have a fun stay at the holiday chalet available in the park.
The 360 hectares of reclaimed land, holds the key to a glimpse of urbanisation with natural beauty. The reclaimed land was used to build various tourist attractions. The host for various activities across the year keeps this place abuzz, the F1 Grand Prix, National day parade, Fireworks at the New Year and lot more.
Standing at a stunning 165m, Singapore Flyer is the height of a 42-storey building – that’s some 30 metres taller than the famed London Eye. As the wheel turns, you’ll be treated to a visual 360° feast of iconic and historical landmarks and views from the Marina Bay to the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Merlion Park, Empress Place and the Padang.
Pulau Ubin, also known as Ubin Island, is a small island approximately 10 km2 situated north east of Singapore. Till 1960 it was famous Granite quarrying and was a livelihood for thousands of settlers there. With the change of times the island is now mostly uninhibited and hardly a handful of people live there. It is among a few rural areas left in the city state of Singapore. With a rich flora and fauna and far from the hustle and bustle of the city this place has come up as a favourite spot for trekking and camping.
Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay. Clarke Quay is also the name of a road along the quay, part of which has since been converted into a pedestrian mall.
Art Science museum
Museum located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the Downtown Core of the Central Area in Singapore. Although it has a permanent exhibition, Art Science Gallery, the Art Science Museum mainly hosts touring exhibitions curated by other museums.
Sentosa Islands, the fun never stops here. An ultimate tourist destination with fun packed events, attractions for leisure, fun and adventure. The island hosts Universal studios which is a must visit for anyone of any age.
- Air: The Changi airport is connected with almost all major airports in the world.
- Sea: Singapore being a major port in the South East Asian region is well connected with major ports in the world
- Road: Singapore is connected with 2 land crossings with Malaysia.
- Rail: Singapore is also connected with Malaysia by a rail link.