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23 Places to go in Singapore

Singapore is reputed as the color of Asia with a perfect combination of culture, belief, art and technology. A country on a small island have many interesting places to visit around.

Republic of Singapore (Singapore) is a small island country in Southeast Asia. In the past, it was part of the British Commonwealth and Malaysia after that separated on August 9, 1965. Singapore is one of the most advanced countries in the world and reputed to be number 1 country with high quality of life. There are a variety of nationalities and religions. They also have important tourist city on seaport and major trading economy in Asia. Another notable feature is a city known as cleanliness and being a drug-free city. People who litter rubbish are not going to be fined and who smuggle drugs into the country are punishable by death penalty. This country commonly used several languages such as ​​English, Chinese (Mandarin), Malay, and Tamil. Their currency is Singapore Dollar (SGD).

There are many place to visit in Singapore and today I pick 23 Places to visit in Singapore and mostly are popular from their country.

  1. S.E.A. Aquarium
  2. Fort Canning Park
  3. Singapore China Town
  4. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  5. Dempsey Hill
  6. Jurong Bird Sanctuary
  7. Tiong bahru
  8. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
  9. Singapore City Gallery
  10. The Pinnacle@Duxton
  11. Orchard Road
  12. Fullerton Hotel
  13. Haji Lane Alley
  14. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
  15. Helix Bridge
  16. Singapore Flyer
  17. Henderson Waves Bridge
  18. Gardens by the Bay
  19. Marina Bay Sands
  20. Universal Studio Singapore
  21. Nanyang Technological University
  22. Clarke Quay
  23. Marina Barrage

1. S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and is the largest aquarium in Singapore. Aquarium is exciting place with more than 100,000 sea creatures all around with 800 species with a large glass tank. The Aquarium also have Tiger Sharks, Manta Stingrays and Goliath Grouper. At this place you will see different zone on Aquarium as divided into a total of 10 zones.

2. Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park is a public park in the heart of Singapore which is surrounded by many small and large trees. The park become one of the most popular areas for relaxation and exercise in Singapore. Not only that, due to the chic design in the park is the most photographed and check-in place for tourists to take a photo.

3. Singapore China Town

Singapore is another country in which Chinese people migrate to live in so Chinatown will be one of the most favorite place to visit in many country. This area you will see an inexpensive collection of souvenir shops and Chinese restaurants with many foods to choose from. As there are many chic hostel accommodations in this area and easy to travel as well. For anyone who doesn’t want shopping and want to find foods that not expensive around.

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens is the oldest garden in Singapore established since 1859 with a total area of about 60 acres, filled with various types of trees. They decorated this area to be a beautiful garden for the leisure of Singaporeans and tourists to visit. The highlight of this garden is the National Orchid with more than 60,000 orchids.

5. Dempsey Hill

Dempsey Hill is a small community mall decorated in an old-fashioned but elegant and modern style. There are restaurants for dinner, luxurious spa and stylish cafe.

6. Jurong Bird Sanctuary

Jurong Bird Park is the largest bird park in Asia with a total area of 202,000 square meters and more than 5,000 species of birds. Also have many species more than 400 species and full of trees. The atmosphere is extremely shady and many activities to join in. This place is open daily from 08.30 – 18.00 hrs.

7. Tiong bahru

Tiong Bahru is a quiet residential area with local people, full of old building, chic style houses. Around this area have cafes, restaurants that are newly renovated but still in traditional style. This area have local food in Tiong bahru Market and Food Center.

9. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple located on Waterloo Road. This is another sacred temple that Singaporeans respect quite a lot and was created since 1884, the interior is enshrined by the Guan Yin. People tend to come and pray respect for the blessing. In addition, Waterloo Road has many tourist attractions close by the Guanyin Temple such as Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Sri Krishnan Temple and Maghain Aboth Synagogue.

10. Singapore City Gallery

Singapore City Gallery is a place that helps people know about Singapore country better because in exhibits tell story about Singapore changes during the past 50 years or moire. You will learn information by media and technology for getting better knowledge.

Singapore City Gallery is open for visits on Monday-Saturday. (Closed on Sundays). From 09.00 – 17.00 hrs with free admission.

11. The Pinnacle@Duxton

The Pinnacle @ Duxton is a residential building for Singaporeans in a luxurious and very high rise building with a total of 50 floors and have longest floating garden in the world. A length of garden is approximately about 500 meters and open for tourists to go up and see the scenery.

12. Orchard Road

Orchard Road is Singapore’s modern shopping district and the source of many famous department stores with world-class brand name. This road is full of modern shape buildings and suitable for walking, and shopping. Orchard Road is a modern area but is different from the downtown area from ​​other countries because the whole road is full of shady trees and easy to walk around.

13. Fullerton Hotel

Fullerton Hotel is one of the oldest 5-star hotels in Singapore and built since 1928. The specialty of this hotel is not only the luxurious decor and service but there is also a distinctive neoclassic architecture. You can able to walk, take pictures and visit every day. In addition, nearby area have the Cavenagh Bridge and the Anderson Bridge which similar architectural styles to spanning across the Singapore River. At night there will be bright lights.

14. Haji Lane Alley

Haji Lane is a chic little alley that Singaporeans love to walk around. The alley is old Peranakan style house decorated with art in new modernization transformed into a chic coffee shop and restaurant. The area is cozy atmosphere suitable for a walk on a busy holiday. They have the corners for people who come and visit take a photo or selfies.

15. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum located in the same area as Chinatown. At Chinese temple in the Mahayana Buddhist religion have architecture style of distinctive building with 5-story build in the Tang dynasty. Shi Fa Zhao teacher spent a construction budget about 75 million Singapore dollars. The important thing of this temple aside from the valuable architecture is the relics of Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. This is enshrined in a large Stupa in here. The weight is 3,500 kilograms and made of real gold. This amount is obtained from donations by people who have faith.

16. Helix Bridge

Helix Bridge also known as the Spiral Bridge is one of the most beautiful pedestrian bridges in Singapore. Spread over Marina Bay connect to the Marina Bay Center and the Youth Olympic Park. At night, lights will be illuminated on the bridge and suitable for stroll around the bay and take a pictures.

17. Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is an extraordinary 360-degree panoramic view of Singapore. The Giant Ferris wheel located along with the Marina Bay which is about 165 meters above the ground or equivalent to a 42-story building. The wheel have 28 capsules and each capsule is a glass window which allows you to see panoramic views. Each round will takes about 30 minutes. If anyone wants to add some extra specialties such as have a dinner on the Ferris wheel. Singapore Flyer is open every day from 08.30 – 22.30 hrs.

18. Henderson Waves Bridge

Henderson Waves Bridge is the tallest pedestrian bridge in Singapore with a height of about 36 meters above the ground at the bottom of the bridge on both sides. This bridge has a beautiful shape by mimicking the up-down shape of the wave. There are curved paths and twists throughout the total length of 274 meters. This building use steel frames and had Balau wood sheet in a rare local to supplement and make bridge beautify. At night there is also a bright LED light. Young Singaporean people like to walk and exercising at this bridge.

19. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a botanical garden on the marina bay which has a distinctive and unique design. This garden became another important landmark in Singapore. This area covers approximately 101 hectares and full of various trees including the largest greenhouse for building plants in the world. Gardens by the Bay is divided into 2 major zones which are Bay South Garden and Bay East Garden. In the Bay South Garden zone is full of trees and flowers. Supertrees are also in this zone. There will be sky-walks for you to see the bird’s-eye view of the garden. At the East Bay Garden is a lush grass garden with decorative palm gardens. For the outdoor garden, you can enter for free everyday from 05.00 – 02.00 hrs.

20. Marina Bay Sands

The Marina Bay Sands building is one of Singapore’s most important symbols with the architecture of the building resembling a large boat on top. At the top of the Marina Bay Sands building is also home to an infinity-edge and infinity-edge pool. This is about 150 meters in length with views of the various buildings around Marina Bay. Anther side of the roof is also the location of Sky Park and have the most beautiful viewpoint in Singapore. At night, the atmosphere from above will be more beautiful because the lights on from the buildings. The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark for the observation deck is open daily from Monday – Thursday from 09.30 – 22.00 hrs. and Friday-Sunday from 09.30 – 23.00 hrs.

21. Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is located on Sentosa Island. An amusement park combines with all of fun and full taste on equipped. There are many players and learning resources around this area. There are many fun zones in the amusement park including Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. There also have shops,
restaurants, accommodation, and etc.

22. Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University is a leading university in Singapore that outstanding in engineering and technology. This place is interesting and popular with tourists because of the beautiful quaint architecture. Especially the Keng Dim Sum building which looks similar to Dim Sum basket stacked up.

23. Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is located in the heart of Singapore’s city center. This is an old port area and quite popular with tourists because there are many shops, restaurants, and clubs along the Singapore riverside. There is still an old colonial architecture that provide for you to make a relax with nice atmosphere. Especially in the evening with beautiful lights.

24. Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage located at the mouth of the Marina Channel. This is another area that creates knowledge with fun activities for Singaporeans. As a recreation area that has been quite popular among with new generation in Singapore. The area along the dam has been prepared for activities and they designed in a modern style. This place can actually be used like in a dam water all year round. Also you can able play water sports activities in this area such as fitness area. When people have free time they come and have a picnic to enjoy the view of the Marina Bay.

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