Singapore Botanic Gardens, established in 1859, was awarded the World Heritage Site on 4 Jul 2015. The size of 100 football fields, the Gardens will take you at least half a day to explore few of its magnificent gardens, including the National Orchid Garden.
A Singapore vacation could be your next ideal vacation to experience something different if you have enough vacations for world-class natural wonders and great beaches.
Singapore is unique in a way that it's a tropical country, so you are welcome all year round to this small island. It takes you less than an hour to travel from one place to another. That's to say, you spend much less time travelling around and save more time for sightseeing.
The founder of modern Singapore, Stamford Raffles was believed to step ashore on the northern bank of Singapore River on 28 Jan 1819. A walk along Singapore River will help you to understand its past and present. It is also a good place to witness the mix of old Colonial Buildings and modern skyscrapers coming alive. Today, it is one of the best nightlife and romantic spots to get an awsome bar for post-dinner drinks at Boat Quay, Clarke Quay or Robertson Quay.
As a multiracial society, you will experience its different cultures of Malay, Chinese, Indian and other ethnic group all in one country. The best way to soak in the culture is to wander around in an ethnic neighbourhood to catch a glimpse of their daily life. Follow a self-guided walking tour route to explore Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam cultural sights.
If you aren't aware, Singaporean is obsessed with food. A visit to Singapore will not be complete until you have tried out its Local Food, which include the must-try Hawker Food and various cuisines from the three main ethnic groups: Chinese Food, Malay Food and Indian Food. For fine dining, check out the recommended Restaurant Food in Singapore.
For something special, plan your trip to coincide with one of the Fesitval in Singapore and you can bring home an unique experience. The three most celebrated Traditional Festivals in Singapore are Chinese New Year, Hindu festival Thaipusam and Malay festival Hari Raya Puasa.
If it's shopping you're after, there's a 24 hours mega shopping mall, known as Mustafa Centre, located in Little India for you to shop through the night. The best shopping place, however, is at Orchard Road. It's the Fifth Avenue and Champs Elysees of Singapore.
If you are into wildlife or on family vacation, you will be delighted to discover a number of world-famous wildlife parks that are educational and entertaining for people of all ages. Singapore Zoo is a must-see attraction for all as well as the world's first night wildlife park, the Night Safari Singapore. Likewise, you will find River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Sentosa's Underwater World equally fun.
For history buffs, you should check out National Museum of Singapore for a in-depth history of Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum for the history of East Asia and Southeast Asia. For music lovers, they will be thrilled to know there are free indoor and outdoor music concerts almost every day at Esplanade, threatres by the bay.
Tour a Wet Market, a rare experience that bring about a sensation in sight, sound and smell. If you are worrying about getting your feet wet, you may choose to enjoy the world-famous Singapore sling at Raffles Hotel's Long Bar. Other uniquely Singapore experiences include:
If you are not ready for a Singapore vacation, but wondering what Singapore has to offer, you may take a quick look by browsing through our Photo Gallery for some ideas.
Singapore city view, taken and contributed by my best friend James Neo.
You will never run out of Things to Do in Singapore, whether you're travelling alone or with your whole family. Welcome to Singapore!
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