Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre in SingaporeLocated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, sophisticated city-state where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet and mingle harmoniously. It's been called a food paradise, one of the best business cities in the world, a cultural melting pot, a city of contrasts whereby it can be both fun and interesting and has many famous tourists attractions.


Singapore, formerly known as Temasek, was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. It was Sir Stamford Raffles who established the island as a trading station and since then, Singapore Photo: Victoria Concert Hall

has evolved from a small fishing village to a modern and thriving city. Luxury hotels and shopping malls dotting this tropical island are well-connected by the Mass Rapid Transit. Thriving business seen here in this city bear testimony to its position as a leading financial and commercial hub in the region. This country promises a blend of leisure and entertainment offerings for families and yuppies who are looking for an enjoyable getaway.


Singapore city showing a combination of high-rise buildings and traditional shophousesSingapore, also known as the City of Diverse Cultures, the Garden City, the Fun City, City for the Arts and Gateway City, offers visitors a destination where they can live it up and indulge themselves. Whether it be tucking into Singapore's famous Hainanese chicken rice and its mouth watering local delicacies, cruising along the Singapore River, experiencing the high-trill rides at the Escape Theme Park or partying all night long at the trendiest night-spots along Mohamed Sultan Road, visitors can enjoy countless fascinating experiences in Singapore throughout the year and this country is known for its Photo: Singapore city                 smooth efficiency. Some of the main groups of the famous places of interest in Singapore include the ethnic districts, civic district attractions, themed attractions, flora and fauna, museums, isles of Singapore and World War II heritage sites. Tourists can also experience Asia's first and biggest cabaret theatre, Crazy Horse Paris Cabaret Show in Singapore.


Singapore Chinatown is a famous tourist attraction in SingaporeTo explore the different cultures of multi-racial Singapore, walk along Chinatown, Little India, Geylang Serai, Arab Street or Katong whereby the Chinese, Malays and Indians all live peacefully together. The religious monuments, quaint shophouses, heritage buildings, wonderful array of traditional food and ethnic goods provide an interesting insight into the cultural fabric of Singapore. For laughter and fun, visitors can board an amphibious "duck" to explore the city, in the company of its wacky guides. By choosing Singapore as your top travel destination, you automatically get to see the three different cultures all at the same Photo: Singapore Chinatown

place and use this travel guide to Singapore to see more of its famous places of interest at these unique ethnic districts. Like with many areas that the Singapore Government find appealing, effort has been put into making these places attractive without having to demolish old structures or over-renovating.


The Singapore Botanic Gardens, Chinese and Japanese Gardens, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Sungei Buloh Nature Park reflect the Garden City's natural beauty whereby these famous tourist attractions provides tourists great outdoor adventures. Nature attractions like the Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Zoological Gardens, showcase fine collections of wildlife, while visitors can gaze upon nocturnal animals at the Night Safari. For a short and delightful getaway, explore Sentosa Island whereby the spectacular beaches here are known for its wide beachfronts, clean waters and soft sands. One famous landmark in Sentosa is the amazing Carlsberg Sky Tower which gives tourists an excellent aerial view of Singapore.


Siloso Beach at Sentosa Island in SingaporeIndulge in Singapore's favorite pastime called shopping. From fascinating treasures and antiques to the latest season's luxury labels, few countries in the world can match the range and variety goods of sold in Singapore. From the glamorous Orchard Road and City Hall areas, to suburban shopping malls across the island, deals are just waiting to be had. Every year, the Great Singapore Sale draws people from all over the world to Siloso Beach at Sentosa Island         the Lion City for some of the best prices and bargains around. Nightlife areas are scattered around the city, with clusters of restaurants, pubs and clubs all located together within easy walking distance of each other. Visitors can head down to night-spots along City Hall, Club Street, Chjimes and Mohamed Sultan Road, Duxton Road or visit the Singapore River, with its kaleidoscope of activities at Clarke Quay, Riverside Point and Boat Quay. When it comes to club, the more popular ones include The Liquid Room and Zouk. There is no easier way to see a good part of the city than a Singapore River cruise in a bumboat. The narration on board explains what you see along the way and also with some history lessons thrown in too. Some of the sights you pass include the Esplanade, Fullerton Hotel, the Merlion statue and some very old bridges. Make sure you take a photo with the Merlion, Singapore's half lion, half fish tourism icon. You can also learn more about the Singapore Story at the Singapore Discovery Centre.


Feel Singapore's artistic pulse and experience a city that comes alive amid a flourishing arts scene. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay presents a range of exciting and diverse programmes to the widest audiences possible. The annual Singapore Arts Festival offers an eclectic mix of dance, music and performances from all over the world. Singapore also makes an ideal base for short trips to neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei and Thailand. For the lion hearted, get ready to be blasted spaceward at 200 kph at the G-Max bungy, located by the Singapore River in the city. This attraction is basically two, very high poles with two bungy cords that run down to a three-seater contraption on the ground. For the ride, the cords are first stretched, then the contraption and yourself are catapulted straight up. So, come and enjoy countless fascinating experiences and take away memories of a lifetime which you can treasure forever in Singapore, a hub for for leisure and entertainment attractions.




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