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Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world but it is also one of the cleanest cities in the world too. Being known as the Garden City, Singapore has many free parks as well as budget shops and incredible street food. After spending some time in Singapore, here is what I found to be the best things to do.
Panoramic from The National Gallery Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.
This multi-award winning nature park is located adjacent to the Marina Reservoir, offering breath-taking waterfront views. The stand out feature of Gardens by the Bay is their super-sized trees. Each super-sized tree is between 9 to 16 storeys tall, with a suspended walkway between two super-sized trees to offer a bird’s eye view of the gardens below.
Gardens by the Bay, Super-Sized Trees. Things to do in Singapore.
The National Gallery Singapore is a fine example of where old meets new. Located in the heart of the Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore is made up of two national monuments, the City Hall and the former Supreme Court. The former Supreme Court is open to the public and you can still see the holding cells for those about to go on trial. The National Gallery is the largest visual arts venue in Singapore.
The National Gallery Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.
The Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo. It is also one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. Head out on safari in a guided tram ride through six zones and those animals you cannot see from the tram you can on foot with the walking trails.
Night Safari Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.
With the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is Singapore’s national icon. The body symbolises Singapore’s beginnings as a fishing village, when it was called Temasek, meaning ‘sea town’. The head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, meaning ‘lion city’. Merlion Park has become a major tourist attraction on the waterfront and the ultimate photo opportunity.
Merlion Park. Things to do in Singapore.
Asia’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer allows breath-taking, panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline. This is the only place that offers a bird’s eye view of the entire island city.
Singapore Flyer. Things to do in Singapore.
A trip to Singapore would not be complete without sipping on a Singapore Sling. The Singapore Sling is regarded as the national drink of the country and was first created in 1915 at Raffles Singapore.
Raffles Singapore Sling Cocktail. Things to do in Singapore.
The Fullerton Hotel, from December 2015 is known as a National Monument. It was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library and the prestigious Singapore Club. The hotel is rich with history and now has over 400 rooms.
The Fullerton Hotel. Things to do in Singapore.
The man-made island of Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s island resort. You can get to the island by road, boardwalk, monorail or the most popular mode is by cable car. The island resort is home to a variety of themed attractions, spa retreats, lush rainforests, sandy beaches, resort accommodations and more.
Cable Cars at Sentosa Island. Things to do in Singapore.
Singapore is reknowned for its street food. Nowadays you won’t find street food on the streets of Singapore as they are all housed in hawker centres dotted around the city. You can find a wide variety of local dishes from Chicken Rice, Laksa to Chilli Crab all at a cheap price but still great quality. Some of the best hawker centres are Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Tiong Bahru Market Hawker Centre and Chomp Chomp Food Centre.
Hawker centre in Singapore. Things to do in Singapore.
There are many things to do in Singapore, this bustling island city will not disappoint. Singapore is a great destination to stop over for a few nights before heading onto a beach destination.
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