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Top 5 Things to do in Singapore
Are you looking for a great entry in Asia? If you’re yearning for fun-filled and worthwhile adventures, in a clean and approachable setting, Singapore is a great option for you.
Thanks to its rigid rules and austere aesthetic, Singapore gets a bad name for lacking personality, especially in comparison to other Southeast Asian cities. It is certainly not without its charms, though. One just needs to know where to look. There are plenty of varied points of interest, including temples, traditional medicine shops, and grand colonial buildings. Most of Singapore’s charm actually comes from its multicultural population. You can find a blend of Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian culture throughout. As a result, you can experience a wide range of culture just on a single walk. Food, art, and history are all highlights of the city and great options can be found for all.
Here are 5 must-see options to consider when planning your next visit:
Try some exotic fare at a hawker food market. Singapore is truly a foodie paradise. With some of the widest selections of Asian food to be found anywhere, you are bound to find a dish that you like. Local dishes to try include Hainanese chicken rice, dim sum, and the national dish of nasi lemak. Two of the most popular markets are located at Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell Road. Each has several stalls to choose from and the prices are quite reasonable for the amount of food you get. You will definitely not go hungry!
Get mesmerized by the beauty of Marina Bay Sands. Do you want to get a delightful taste of Las Vegas while you are in Singapore? If so, you should not miss out Marina Bay Sands. This mega-structure is a five-star high end resort that includes a huge casino, top quality shows, and a famous shopping mall along with exciting gondola rides. Apart from that, it also has an amazing infinity pool located 57 stories up in a cute boat-like structure sitting on the top of the three curved buildings.
Take a walk through the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. Did you know that two of the best zoological attractions in the world happen to be in the beautiful city of Singapore? The Singapore Zoo is reputed for how open enclosures are carefully set and designed in order to make most of the animals in the wild life park to look closer than how they actually appear. On the other hand, Night Safari is actually the first of its kind. It gives visitors the opportunity to see nocturnal animals in their natural environments while they are awake and active.
Wander around the magnificent Botanic Gardens. Singapore’s Botanic Gardens are truly a sight to behold. Populated with lakes, cool plants and rainforest fauna from different parts of the world, this venue is a great place to unwind and relax in the heart of this bustling city. And if you love orchids, you are in for a real treat. The National Orchid Garden is housed here and is home to over 60,000 orchid plants.
Immerse yourself in Little India. This loud, colorful neighborhood should not be missed. All throughout you will encounter a feast for your senses. Throngs of people, music blaring, the scent of spices in the air, and enticing food all transport you to India. There are several interesting temples worth seeing. One stop that must be on your list, however, is Mustafa. This huge 24 hour department store sells everything you could imagine.
This is not an exhaustive list of things to do in Singapore, by any stretch. It should offer a good starting point on your adventure, though!