Wanna visit Singapore?

Singapore is one of the busiest and largest ports situated in southeast Asia. It lies on the southern edge of the Malay Peninsula, about 137 km north of the equator. Singapore is formally called the Republic of Singapore and consists of a main island, along with almost 64 smaller offshore islands. The main island is separated from Peninsular Malaysia to the north by Johor Strait. The city-state also shares maritime borders with Malaysia and Indonesia.

Moreover, it is popularly known for being a global financial Centre and is home to the most amazing world heritage sites, world-class airport with a waterfall view, luxurious malls, and wonderful tourist destinations. With four official languages, it has a vibrant and diverse culture.

Singapore is a travel destination worth returning to multiple times. Every four years, the city looks totally different because it is changing so fast. Therefore, even if you have visited Singapore four or five years ago, there is a good reason to return and experience it all over again.

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Top 5 reasons to plan a Singapore tour: 

  1. Cultural attractions 
  • The Merlion Park – Being the mythic symbol of Singapore, the Merlion is the most popular tourist attraction. The popular statue depicting a lion’s head on a fish’s body, spouting water from the mouth, has been placed in Merlion park beside River Singapore. Additionally, there are four more Merlion statues built in different locations of the city-state. 
  • Haw Par Villa – Formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden, the Haw Par Villa is situated along Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore. It is a theme park displaying over 1,000 statues, and 150 giant dioramas of Chinese mythological scenes, illustrations and the history of Confucianism. The place also features a depiction of how hell would be, as per Chinese tales, and is titled, “10 courts of hell”.
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – Another beautiful cultural attraction, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is an important Chinese Buddhist Temple located in Chinatown. It was constructed between 2005 and 2007, which makes it a recently built temple. As the name of the temple indicates, it displays Lord Buddha’s tooth which is said to have been discovered in Myanmar. The temple serves delectable vegetarian food to all visitors. Additionally, the holy site was built in the northern style of the Tang dynasty.
  1. Thian Hock Keng Temple

The Thian Hock Keng is a beautiful temple located in central Singapore’s Chinatown. It refers to the ‘Palace of Heavenly Happiness’ and was built between 1821 and 1839. Here, visitors can worship the Chinese sea goddess, Mazu. Built in the Chinese style, the temple is built on a square courtyard with halls on three sides. These single-storied halls are embellished with images of deities, dragons, lions, peacocks, and more. Being the oldest and the most important temple for the Hokkien people in the country, it is undoubtedly a must-visit place in Singapore.

  1. Botanical Gardens
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens – Situated just off the Orchard Road, the luxurious shopping street in Singapore, the Botanic Gardens is the only Asian garden to be accredited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a rainforest garden and over 10,000 distinct species of plants. Founded in 1859, the garden has beautiful lakes, fine-dining cafés and restaurants, and classical music concerts. 
  • Gardens By the Bay – It is one of the most beautiful and pleasant places to visit in Singapore. Designed to look like an orchid, Singapore’s national flower, it features three waterfront garden areas and the world’s largest glass greenhouse named Flower Dome. One of its attractions, the Cloud Forest, offers a unique view of rare plant species and mountains. It also has a treetop walkway and a cloud walkway within the conservatory. Visitors can also enjoy delicious meals and refreshments at the dining outlets located here. 
  • Mount Faber Park – Mount Faber Park is one of the oldest parks which lies on a hill 105 meters above the city. With a panoramic view of the modern business Centre, the park is undoubtedly a wonderful destination for nature lovers. 
  • Telok Blangah Hill Park – The Telok Blangah Hill Park is situated at a short distance from Mount Faber Park and is popularly known for shoots among newlyweds because of its amazing location. 
  1. Exotic Wildlife
  • Jurong Bird Park – Jurong Bird Park is one of the largest bird parks featuring 5,000 birds across 400 species. The park is managed by Singapore Zoo and bifurcated into various sections which include a Waterfall Aviary, which is an artificial waterfall of 30 meters.
  • Singapore Zoo – It is a modern zoo exhibiting over 300 animals of 50 endangered species. Here, you can also go for a night safari which is set in an adjacent forest area. During the safari, visitors can witness and observe the behavior of nocturnal animals.
  1. Hawker Centers

Singapore is well-known for its street food which was traditionally sold by the travelling hawkers with portable stoves on the busiest street corners to grab the attention of the wanderers. During the 1960s, these hawkers started moving into their permanent premises and since then there have been hawker centers. These hawker centers consist of hundreds of hawker stalls featuring an amazing array of delicious street foods being sold in the city-state. In the 1990s, the government took an initiative and established centers for the hawkers with a licensing policy and enforced hygienic practices. Currently, there are more than 6000 hawkers selling delicious and mouth-watering street food at cheap prices. They feature Singapore’s various cultural street foods across the world.

Furthermore, in 2016, two hawker stalls were awarded the World’s First Street Food Venues by Michelin Stars. Those were Chinatown Food Complex for Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodles, and Tai Hwa Eating House for Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle. You can visit these places and check out the famous dishes.

 Travel tips for a safe and better experience

 Take public transport as it is cheap, safe and convenient;

  • Follow the rules;
  • Tipping is not necessary;
  • Use your bargaining skills;
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