8 Must See In Singapore
Where is Singapore?
When I hear Singapore, the first thing that comes to mind is "modern world".
Singapore is an island located off southern Malaysia and known to be a global financial center with multicultural population. I was impressed when I first arrived in Singapore. Everyone that I met were so nice and the cleanliness of the city is truly remarkable. Singaporeans have the discipline to make their country one of the best in the world. Even though the country is very small, it is rated as one of the best country to live in the world. Singapore is ranked high when it comes to safety and public transportations. It is also by law for everyone to respect every religion and culture and discrimination is banned in this country.
Singapore's currency is Singapore dollar - a lot easier to keep up with compare to other countries in Southeast Asia who uses huge numbers that can get confusing pretty fast.
There are a ton of things to do and see that is very enjoyable when in Singapore. Below, I will be listing a few must see places when visiting.
8 Must See Places in Singapore
1. Gardens by the Bay
A wonderful urban jungle! Truly amazing and I felt like I was in a total different world. It's a nature park spanning 250 acres of land in central Singapore next to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three beautiful waterfront gardens and was intended to be the city's premier urban outdoor recreation space, and national icon. The government wanted to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. Truly a stunning place to see.
(Cloud Forest Conservatory in Gardens By The Bay - a truly unique experience!)
(Flower Dome - I went during tulips season straight from the Netherlands and they smelled AMAZING! truly made my day.)
2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
What I like about this city is the amount of parks that they have for everyone to enjoy. The Singapore Botanic Garden is the "epicenter of this natural, flowering splendor." The garden takes about 60 acres of the city and earning the country's first UNESCO World Heritage site title. Do not miss the National Orchid Garden when you are here! its truly a beautiful and a breathtaking sight to see.
(National Orchid Garden)
3. The Marina Bay
Explore and walk around the Marina Bay. It's the main points of interest that consists of many numerous entertainment like the Art Science Museum and The Float at Marina Bay. You will also find the most famous Marina Bay Sands resort here.
Singapore is a nation composed of mostly immigrants. Chinatown is one of the largest of them all. The neighborhood is packed with variety of things to do and see such as shops, food stalls, and some of the most amazing food you can find in the city.
5. Orchard Road
If you are looking to shop until you drop, Orchard Road is the place to go. My hotel was down the street from Orchard Road and you will literally find every brand you can possibly imagine. This is the commercial avenue of the modern metropolis. A place to go if you are in for a treat.
6. Little India
The Indian population in Singapore is very high. Little India is located 2 miles from Marina Bay. You will find very interesting shops, delicious Indian food and unique alleys that will make you feel like you are somewhere else. You will also see the gorgeous Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, a Hindu place of worship.
7. Singapore Zoo
If you want to get up close and personal with a diverse array of wildlife, Singapore Zoo is a must see especially for children. The facility is broken up into 11 zones and has 12 exhibits. Nigh Safari is also very popular to go on tours to feed some of the animals. Truly a great family experience!
8. Sentosa Island
If you have a day to spare to explore more of Singapore, Sentosa island is definitely a must. If you are looking for a family-friendly amusement, head to Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Sea Aquarium in Sentosa. If you want to relax by the beach to get away from the city, this is definitely a spot for you!
Also, before you go, it is important to be aware of the following to prevent getting in trouble with the authorities;
- Gums are banned in Singapore. Don't even try to bring one. Singaporeans are serious when it comes to the cleanliness of their streets.
- Do not liter! When caught, a HUGE fine will be given.
- Any racial jokes or comments are taken seriously. You will get kicked out of the country.
- Only smoke at designated smoking areas.
- In short, stay out of trouble.
There are so many choices when picking a place to stay when visiting Singapore. If you are unsure on which neighborhood to stay in Singapore, Click here to find the best neighborhood that fits your needs. :)
Other than that.. have fun and enjoy Singapore! :)