Singapore. Just saying its name conjures images of an exotic, faraway place abounded in beauty and excitement.
The truth is that selecting a few attractive places in Singapore is almost impossible. The area simply bursts at the seams with fun and interesting things to see and do. Virtually everything in Singapore, from the smallest, most insignificant symbol to the iconic skyline, breathes life into this land of contrasts.
How about drinking a famous Singapore Sling at the sumptuous Raffles Hotel? Or you want to take in some culture at Chinatown or Little India? You can, as well as many other things that this place offers.
Singapore's Marina Bay is one of the most spectacular sights you will ever enjoy. In recent years, the entire area has undergone a total transformation, with approximately $5.5 billion spent.
Virtually everything around this one place on the Bay will blow your mind. Check out the Science Museum, the Casino, and all of the dining, shopping, and nightlife venues. If you happen to arrive at the Bay around 8 p.m., you will be able to enjoy the amazing light show which illuminates the surrounding waters as well as all of the nearby attractions.
Clarke Quay is a delightfully bustling riverside attraction that overflows with bars, restaurants, shops, and pulsing nightclubs. Wherever you look, everything seems to rise up from the city's main body of water. The practically endless number of delightful places to eat sprout along the water's edge, while drinking places are true bar-hopper's paradises. And when you are done keeping your stomach busy, try taking in all the shopping options, where you can find almost anything you are looking for to make your trip complete.
Universal Studios Singapore
The first of its kind to be built in Southeast Asia, Universal Studio Singapore has more than 20 themed areas that feature rides and roller-coasters.The most famous of these are the world's tallest 'dueling' roller coasters, centered among zones such as Lost World, New York, Hollywood, Ancient Egypt, Madagascar and more. Have small kids? Make sure you take them to the area that is built just for them. Believe us, you will have unforgettable there.
Gardens by the Bay
You could think of Gardens by the Bay as a park of the future, with huge, colorful areas right in the middle of the bay area of Singapore. This breathtaking area has earned the distinction of being crowned World building of the Year by the World Architecture Festival 2012. The famous Supertree structures are a sight to behold for kids, and if you happen to be an adult, Gardens by the Bay will make you into a kid again.
A trip to Singapore is not complete without a visit to the world-famous Raffles Hotel, which opened its doors in 1887. There are more than 100 suites and 18 restaurants within its walls that have hosted such notables as Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor, and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. There are more than 40 shops and boutiques that cater to just about every need. Many visitors come for the experience of Raffles just to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in the world. And why not? It was invented here almost 100 years ago.
Another icon of Singapore is Chinatown, which features some of the best shopping opportunities on the planet. In fact, many swear that Chinatown is a place where you can buy the cheapest souvenirs. The main attraction of Chinatown, however, is the food, where you can find delicious foods that reflect the Chinese culture. There are historical attractions such as the Chinatown Heritage Centre located on Pagoda Street, and don't miss the Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest in Singapore.
What's an island without a beach? Fortunately, we have the perfect one for you at Sentosa, which was built with relaxation and enjoyment uppermost in mind.