Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world’s best destinations. With sharp and constant contrasts all over this area you will struggle to find a more diverse and vibrant holiday experience anywhere else. The phrase ‘City in a Garden’ has been used to describe this magical location in which ancient forests and contemporary architecture blend into one. Old school jungle huts, chic cocktail bars and everything in-between, Singapore is a city of riches both natural and man-made. Singapore offers travelers so much more than just a stop-over destination, there is a wealth of culture and fun just waiting to be discovered.
With a primary rainforest in the city Centre, 4 nature reserves and 300 parks, there are plenty of green spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. A harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and color. There is no better way to appreciate this than from the water where you can see old tradition against a backdrop of modern skyscrapers. Cruising in general is a great way to enjoy the beauty and diversity of South East Asia – and you would benefit from this with Singapore in particular. Bringing together the finest of both East and West you can experience a magical mix of culture in this city with a huge range of attractions on offer.
Places to Visit and Facts:
Marina Bay in Singapore has transformed from a quiet body of water at the entrance of the Singapore River to a spectacular example of how this country has become one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations.
Gardens by the Bay is located at Marina South and has reached 20 million visitors in just three years! This surreal area contains more than 500,000 species of plants for you to explore and discover.
Chinatown, with its handful of historical attractions is the perfect place for a pleasant stroll. It is divided into four main districts; Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh, but the centre of activities revolve around Smith and Pagoda Streets.
Singapore River Nightlife
Nightlife in Clarke Quay is what this party hub of Singapore is most famous for. Dazzling lights, beautiful people and buzzing nightclubs – these are some of the things that imprint themselves on your mind the first time you visit Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and a kaleidoscope of concept bars and pubs along the Singapore River. A mind-boggling selection of themes and attractions round out your choice of after-sunset indulgence.
Peranakan Culture is unique to Singapore. Peranakans are a rich hybrid of ethnic traditions with a touch of Portuguese, Dutch and Indonesian influences. Dress was a significant form of cultural and individual expression for the Peranakans.
Singapore is home to the world’s first night zoo. The Night Safari is a rare experience where you can explore the 35 acre park which is home to over 2,500 animals. This fantastic spot give you the opportunity to hop onto a 40 minute tram ride to see all the main attractions.
Singapore pioneered the first F1 night race which has been held annually since 2008. Boasting 23 corners, more than any other F1 circuit in the world, this floodlit magic is a remarkable sight to see.