Singapore; one of the smallest and most densly populated contries in the world and a breeze to explore. Nothing is more than an hour away from the center of town. Here is a list of things you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a visit.
JUMBO SEAFOOD, RIVERSIDE
Known for their award winning chili crab and incredible sides such as deep fried bread with garlic sauce. Well worth a few hours of your time. You will not regret it, promise.
20 Upper Circular Road
Riverwalk, Clarke Quay
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore's first world heritage site. Established in 1859 the Botanic gardens played a historical role in the introduction and promotion of many plants of economic value to Southeast Asia, including the Para rubber tree. Today, with its 74 hectares, it showcases over 10 000 different plants and the region's most significant living collection of orchids.
LE KUE DESSERT RESTURANT
A restaurant that only serves desserts. Need I say more?
20 Haji Lane
PULAU UBIN (GRANITE ISLAND)
For a look of what life in Singapore was like before the glamour and skyscrapers visit Granite island where people live in villages and fishing and farming are still a way of life.
FIVE STONES HOSTEL
This hostel is a gem. Perfect if your on a budget or just looking to make some new travel friends I came here my first nights in Singapore and ended up on a bar crawl with a few people from around the world before we headed back to the "hangout area" for a little James Bond and some popcorn!
THE GARDENS BY THE BAY
Now, this is something else; Part flower conservatory, part futuristic avatar wonderland. Make sure to walk along the bridge suspended 22 metres high, between two 'super trees' to get one of the best views of the skyline and Marina Bay while admiring the color shifting trees.
THE SINGAPORE ZOO AND NIGHT SAFARI
Singapore Zoo has been known for having among the most beautiful wildlife park settings in the world, where animals roam freely in open and naturalistic habitats. They also have the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals with over over 2,500 animals in their naturalistic nighttime habitats.The star of the Night Safari is a guided tram ride that takes you across 7 geographical zones of the world. From the rugged Himalayan Foothills to the swampy banks of the Asian Riverine Forest.
SKY DINING AT FABER PEAK
Away from the bustle of the city, Faber Peak Singapore features a vibrant cluster of dining and entertainment, cable car joyrides and unique experiences at the peak of Mount Faber. Located 100 metres above the sea, one of the choices is to enjoy a private dinner in a cable car while moving over the relaxing views of the Sentosa island and the city skyline.
THE ARAB QUARTER
It’s the vibrant colours of the shops of the Arab Quarter that stick in the memory. Textile stores and outlets selling Persian carpets are the most prominent, but you’ll also see leather, perfumes, jewellery and baskets for sale.
Little India is, as the name promises, the centre for the large Indian community in Singapore. It is one of the most colourful and attractive places to visit, I would say, and definitely the most fragrant!
THE SINGAPORE FLYER
The worlds largest observation wheel, standing at 165 metres. About 30 metres taller then the famous London eye.
Sentosa island is a resort island located about 30 minutes from the city centre. It's reachable via the bridge or cable cars and houses everything you need to have a lovely vacation. World class hotels, award winning spas, great restaurants, a rainforest, a beach, golf courses, yacht marinas, an aquarium and even Universal Studios.
No trip to Singapore is complete without a visit to the Raffles Hotel. First opened in 1887 it has preserved it's colonial ambience and romance of the far east. Enjoy an afternoon tea, then spend an evening at the long bar where the Singapore Sling was invented.
Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes. Really good place if you're looking for streetfood.
MARINA BAY SANDS
Hotel, restaurant, mall, nightclub and bar. The jewel of this luxury hotel, however, is to be found 200 meters above sea level; The infinity pool.
The Singapore River has been the centre of trade since modern Singapore was founded in 1819. During the colonial era, Boat Quay was the commercial centre. At present, five blocks of restored warehouses house various restaurants and nightclubs. There are also moored Chinese junks (tongkangs) that have been refurbished into floating pubs and restaurants.
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