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Sunday, 7 July 2019

8 Places You Need to Visit in Singapore

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If you are looking for a holiday that has that extra something special compared to your average city break, you will love Singapore. Singapore is, after all, not your average city, located just off the southern coast of Malaysia, Singapore is an island-state and made up of the main island along with over 60 smaller islands, which are known as islets. 

There is no shortage of places to explore and things to see and do when staying in Singapore, and no matter the length of your stay you will find it hard to fit in seeing all the highlights that this vibrant city has to offer.

Singapore brings together both the sleek city lifestyle you would expect of a bustling metropolis and then pairs it with a wide variety of cultures and religions co-existing across the city. This mix of history, culture, religion and urban life is part of the city’s charm and what makes it such a fascinating place to visit.


If you are planning a trip to Singapore, then you will find that there’s so much to see and do here, that it is best to plan ahead so that you can use your time wisely and fit in seeing as much of the city as you can. Here are some suggestions to help you decide where you should visit during your holiday in Singapore:

Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens by the Bay are quite simply stunning and like nothing that you have ever seen before. The Gardens by the Bay span an impressive 101 hectares and enjoy beautiful views over the water. The Supertrees are the most distinctive feature of the gardens, and are hard to miss as they are up to 16 storeys tall! To enjoy spectacular views over the Gardens by the Bay, you can stroll across a walkway that stretches between the Supertrees, to get the ultimate bird’s eye view.
If you time your visit to the Gardens by the Bay so that you are there in the evening, you will be able to enjoy a stunning sound and light show, known as the Garden Rhapsody, which brings the Supertrees to life with colour.

Little India
Singapore is divided up into distinct neighbourhoods, all different, but all well worth a visit. Little India is one of these districts and is home to Singapore’s Indian community.

When visiting Little India don’t miss following the Little India Art Trail and enjoying the murals which adorn the walls of this neighbourhood. The murals depict elements of Little India’s history and people.

While you are in Little India, you may want to make a trip to the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, which is an unforgettable sight.


Chinatown
Another of Singapore’s bustling districts is Chinatown. If you are feeling peckish, then your first stop should be Chinatown Food Street, which, as its name suggests, is jam-packed with delicious food.

Chinatown is also home to a variety of religious buildings. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a must-visit destination, and while you are there, make sure you check out the rooftop garden!


Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a cosmopolitan district and home to a lot of the buildings which make up Singapore’s stunning skyline. One incredible sight to see is the infinity pool at Marina Sands Bay, the hotel’s vast pool is three times bigger than an Olympic-sized swimming pool, making it an incredibly impressive place to take a dip while enjoying a spectacular view, and is believed to be the world’s largest infinity pool!.

If you prefer, views of Marina Bay can be enjoyed surrounded by nature rather than skyscrapers from the Gardens by the Bay.


National Museum of Singapore
Singapore has a rich history, and if you are interested to learn more about this charming city, a trip to the National Museum of Singapore is well worth it. At the museum, you will discover more about Singapore’s culture, history and art throughout the many exhibitions that the museum has to offer.

1-Altitude

If you have a head for heights and a taste for cocktails, then you need to visit 1-Altitude. 1-Altitude is a rooftop bar, but not just any rooftop bar - it has the honour of being the highest al fresco rooftop bar in the world. 1-Altitude also boasts 360-degree views of the city. So, if you are looking for somewhere extra special to spend your evening, then this is the place to go!


Botanic Gardens
Enjoy Singapore’s green space and pay a visit to the Botanic Gardens during your stay. The Botanic Gardens are the perfect antidote to an overload of city life, and the great news is that you don’t have to pay to visit them.

This beautiful outside space has been open for over 150 years and is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are visiting the Botanic Gardens with the kids in tow, then make sure you check out Asia’s very first garden dedicated to children; the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. The Children’s Garden provides the opportunity for plenty of family fun in the fresh air.


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Universal Studios Singapore
If you are a fan of theme parks and movies, then how about visiting Universal Studios Singapore during your stay? Universal Studios Singapore offers 28 rides for thrillseekers to enjoy, and the theme park itself features seven different zones to explore. Universal Studios Singapore is located within Resorts World Sentosa.

Planning to Stay a While Longer?
If your visit to Singapore has given you a yearning to stay on and experience more of what this unique destination has to offer, then you may choose to extend your stay and rent an apartment here.

Once you begin your property search in Singapore, you will find that hdb rental price is a cost that varies significantly depending on the area that you wish to live in. Think carefully about exactly where in Singapore you would like to live to give you a better idea of what you can afford to rent here.

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