Sunday, March 19, 2017

Top 10 tourist attractions you must never missed in Singapore

Honestly, it was quite hard coming up with this top 10 list of attractions in Singapore; this gracious city has hundreds of memorable places to go and things to do. This little island home of contrast; Little India and Chinatown, which are both shopping and gastronomic hubs, represent diverse ethnic makeup.

Singapore has been recorded among the most famous tourist attraction destination worldwide. It has also been regarded as one of the biggest business centers in Southeast Asia, thanks to its thriving shopping area located in the Orchard Road district. Visitors are flooded with options to visit the island, taking a 707 bus to Singapore is always been the preferred way. Here are some of the tourist attractions that you should not miss the next time you visit Singapore. 

1. Marina Bay 

If you need to see the city’s most spectacular side, you should head to Marina Bay. The whole of Marina Bay has recently undergone a breathtaking transformation. The $5.5b complex is the heart of Marina Bay, and most fun is under this epic building. The complex houses the Casino, Science Museum and various dining, shopping and nightlife options. If you arrive here at around 20:30, you can catch the amazing night show that illuminates several landmarks across the water.

2. Clarke Quay

This spectacular riverside development is full of bustling restaurants, boutique shops, pumping nightclubs, and bars, attracting a stream of foreign tourists alongside Singapore-bred party animals. The scenic water body emerges from the city’s main river to lend fresh natural breeze to the serene environment. If you are a fan of bar-hopping, then head under the classic jelly-like roof for some great fun and partying experience. 

3. Gardens by the bay

This latest addition to the Singapore’s tourist attraction is something you definitely don’t want to miss. The bay consists of three gardens; Bay East opens in phases as its sections are completed; Bay central, a waterfront that connects the other two; and finally, the Bay South, which showcases diverse tropical horticulture.

4. Chinatown 

This is one of Singapore’s icons of diversity (the other one being Little India). Here, you will get to taste authentic Chinese food and see all kinds if important Chinese attractions. You also get to learn about Chinese history and interesting facts while at it. Other attractions here include the Thian-Hock Keng Temple, which is the oldest in Singapore, Eu Yan-Sang Chinese Medical Hall, and Maxwell Food Center. 

5. Singapore Flyer 

Singapore wheel is the largest observation wheel in the world. The flyer is built on a three-storey building and stands at 165 meters high with 150 meters in diameter. The wheel moves at 0.21/second and offers breathtaking views below. While up there, you will see the city’s magnificent sites such as Raffles Place, Singapore River, Empress place, the Padang and Marina Bay. 

6. Night Safari 

If you enjoy nightlife but you are not particularly a club animal, then you should probably head to the Night Safari to see some nocturnal animals. The Night Safari serves over 1 million visitors per year who come to enjoy 7 of the world’s greatest geographical regions. There are over 1,000 animals and 59 exhibits to see. These include greater one-horned rhinoceroses, Himalayan griffon vultures, wildebeests and gazelles

7. Singapore Botanic Gardens 

If you are traveling on budget, you will appreciate these iconic Botanic Gardens as most of them are free. The garden accommodates over 60,000 species of animals and plants. It also features the world’s first children’s garden, which is great if you are traveling with your family. My favorite spot here is the tropical greenery. 

8. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo houses thousands of rare animals, most of which you may have never seen in your lifetime. It also a great places for kids as the provide vehicles for kids to play Rainforest Kidzworld. You can also enjoy a ride on the animal-themed carousel. The Zoo features open cages so that animals can live as they do in their natural habitats. Here, you will see lions, Pygmy Hippos, polar bears, and the Australian Outback.

9. National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore is a public museum with a twist: it embraces the spirit of the youngest innovation. It doesn’t only serve as a room for artifacts and exhibitions, but also a vibrant venue for events and festivals that enhance promote creativity in heritage and culture. 

10. Raffles Hotel

If by any chance you missed a spot at Marina Bay resort, then Raffles Hotel is another great place to cool off and have yourself a fine meal. The Raffles Hotel was built back in 1887 and has served as Singapore’s classic landmark for over a century. The tropical gardens and classical architecture offer a refined setting that showcases Singapore's rich history. The hotel offers a magnificent variety of dishes from sushi to Shinji and Otoro (tuna belly). 

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