Voted the cleanest city state in the world with the lowest unemployment and lowest crime rate make this a latter day wonder. The island is abundant with flavours from all over asia and also the rest of the world. The skyscrapers and interesting hotels and unique parks are just 1 corner of this new Asia. The shopping in Singapore is world famous and the many malls and centres just along Orchard road make this an exciting destination for many from all over. The Airline of Singapore does much to attract tourism with their stopover program and the amount of destinations it has bring people from more than 100 countries to and from and through Singapore. The history of Singapore goes back to pre colonial times and was known as the Kingdom of Singapura and in the 3rd century was known as Pu-Luo-Chung to the Chinese. The British East India company established a trade settlement in 1819. Sir Stamford Raffles was the Lieutentant-Governor and today the most famous hotel in Singapore is the Raffles and a visit is not complete unless you have had a Singapore Sling cocktail at the hotel.
The vast array of food choice is remarkable and includes such treats as the chilli-spiked crab and the frangrant Laska as well as the malay style Biryani and influences from China and India make the trip even more exciting.
Sentosa Island is yet another great attraction and is popular for families travelling as the amount of activities and parks and gardens make a day very enjoyable and quite good value. Attached by cable car, there are hotels too for a combination stay of being on Sentosa before or after a stay on Orchard road.
The most famous view of Singapore lately is from the Marina Bay Sands hotel where the elevated pool deck gives great views of the city while having a swim to have a break from the Humidity. Singapore is at the Equator so it is always hot, warm or humid. Always pick a hotel with a pool is the message. Singapore will always feel so much bigger than it is. Best to do some research to find out what is and what is not allowed as rules are a way of life here. Safe and fun holidaying is the way forward in this melting pot of culture, colour and uniquely Asian port city. The beaches at Sentosa island will make you forget you are in one of the most splendid high-rise cities in the world.
Top Experiences in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay
101 Hectares of sheer amazement of how Nature has been represented and how it is kept preserved at the Gardens by the Bay. Visit Supertree Grove , The Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome to name but just a few attractions.
A Visual Arts institution overseeing the largest public collection of modern art of South East Asia and Singapore in particular. Two former buildings; the Supreme court and the City Hall, have been restored and transformed into this Exciting venue.
Probably one of the most famous zoo’s in the world for it’s comfort of the animals of which there are over 2800 now including the Malaysian fox, the funniest orangutangs, the white tiger and the probiscus monkey.
At 165 metres tall, Singapore Flyer is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering that showcases not only the mesmerizing cosmopolitan cityscape of the tropical Lion City, but even the surrounding islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia in all their glory.