Singapore is known as a “melting pot” of cultutres as different races, cultures and ideas are not only free to co-exist but to also merge and combine together. We spent 3 days there in 2013 and this island-country marked me forever. Here are the top things to do if you are planning to spend there 3 days or more.
Explore the city
The first thing to do is to lose yourself in the colorful streets of different districts such as Chinatown and Little India. You can see a lot of diverse architecture with many colorful temples there and can taste delicious local food. I have this thing about Asia, that I get exited about every temple or detail that I encounter and I have to take loads of pictures of them 🙂 I am truly inspired by Chinese architecture and Singapore perfectly blends the modernity with well preserved Chinese architecture. It is a perfect place to be for me!
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Situated in the heart of the city, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a perfect place to take a break from the vibrant city. They concentrate the most spectacular tropical flora including different species of Orchids. I got so excited about this intense rose-coloured plant Heliconia, also called “Sexy Pink” 🙂 If you get “lucky” you might as well bump into a komodo dragon like we did!
Practical information to visit: Opening times: every day from 5 a.m. to midnight Admission: free of charge
Night at Marina Bay Sands
You cannot leave Singapour without spending at least one night at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Famous for its rooftop infinity pool on the 57th floor, the pool offers a spendid view on the city. The room costs around 300€ per night but it is worth the experience!
Singapore by night
Singapore by night offers a unique experience! Have a walk around the Marina Bay where you can see the futuristic park Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s mythical symbol Merlion with a lion’s head and a body of a fish, lotus flower-shaped Art Science Museum and other illuminated attractions. I was literally walking with my head up as the city center concentrates many skyscrapers.
Sentosa is an artificial island situaded around 15mins from the busy business ditricts of Singapore. It is a leasure resort for those who like theme park’s attractions. We only spent a couple of hours there by curiosity.
I am so amazed by Singapore that for some moment I have been considering moving there! I love the fact that people in Singapore officialy speak Mandarin and English as I have been learning Mandarin while studying in UK and spent a year in China in 2009. What is your “perfect” city?