Singapore known as the Lion City isn’t just a modern metropolis with high-rise gleaming shopping centres and hotels, scratch beneath the surface and you will find traditional streets in the Arab, Indian and Chinese quarters.
Modern Singapore was founded by Raffles, whose iconic hotel is a warm reminder of old colonial days, step back in time with a Singapore Sling, experience eclectic street-food, night markets serving traditional and modern Singaporean dishes or fine dining in some of the world’s most fashionable restaurants.
No longer just a stopover to break a long journey down-under, now a holiday destination with top class facilities, including two casinos, Marine Bay Sands and Resorts World, the recently built National Art Gallery and one of the most exciting Grand Prix races in the F1 calendar.
Interspersed between modern buildings and ethnic neighbourhoods, you will discover some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Gardens by the Bay next to Marina Reservoir, with breath taking waterfront views, spanning 101 hectares, walk along the suspended walkway for a bird’s eye view of the garden, in the evening watch the fabulous sky show of choreographed lights and sounds in the Garden Rhapsody. Singapore Botanic Gardens, housing a dedicated orchid sections, pleasant outdoor walks around beautiful gardens and an excellent restaurant.
Explore the largest walk-in aviary Jurong Bird Park, the Butterfly Park and Singapore Zoo, the night safari is particularly good. The newly renovated National Museum of Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Chinatown Heritage Centre are fascinating choices for culture lovers.
The fabulous Sentosa Island built during the reclamation project with its exhilarating theme parks, Universal Studios, 4D and Resorts World, museums, stunning gardens or get up close and personal with the Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Park. For an aquatic adventure playground head for Adventure Cove Waterpark, with so much to offer Singapore has transformed into one of Asia’s most captivating cities.
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