Even though Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, it has also earned other accolades for being the best-planned city, the cleanest city and most possibly the most entertaining city.
With a plethora of places to go and things to do, Lion city houses the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, the largest rooftop infinity pool, age-old ancient temples, impressive architecture, extraordinary gardens, stunning world-class performance venues, shopping streets and undoubtedly a delectable spread of different cuisines.
With a fascinating melding between the historic and the modern, this intriguing city will leave you in awe and here are the top five things you must experience on your trip to Singapore :
GARDENS BY THE BAY: This conservatory is a famous tourist attraction with creative ways of the refined and aligned breadth of the plants that are displayed. Garden By the Bay houses a Cloud Forest mimicking the cool-moist ecology of the tropical highlands, a treetop walk and an oft-photographed indoor waterfall which is 114 feet.
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE: Owning the largest public collection of modern art in Southeastern Asia, the National Gallery Singapore houses 9000 works and is spread across 2 stunning monuments – the country’s former Supreme Court and the City Hall. If you are an art enthusiast, this stunning place will take up your entire day.
KAMPONG GLAM: This historic district is of utmost religious significance and is the hub of modern and traditional Arab crafts. It also houses the popular Rich and Good Cakeshop famed for its lip-smacking kaya swill rolls. Kampong Glam is a prehistoric Muslim quarter dates back to the 17th century and has now blended the historical and religious into the present day modern take of the city-state.
JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT: It might seem bizarre to hang out in an airport but the Jewel Changi is so much more than that. It houses nature-themed dining, shopping and entertainment extravaganza alongside the Rain Vortex, a 7 story tall indoor waterfall with an indoor forest inside which are nearly 300 stores with suspended walkways.
THE INTAN: The owner of this private house has spent over 30 years of his life collecting 1500 objects of Peranakan artefacts like enamel hand-painted tiffin carriers in delicate floral patterns and the kasut manek which are ornate beaded slippers worn by Straits Chinese women. The Intan is Alvin Yapp’s post-war home showing the meticulously arranged artefacts and symbolises labour of love. Here the visits are strictly on an appointment basis.