Theme parks and pristine rainforest, beaches and elegant city hotels, Chinese temples and Indian silversmiths, bustling shops and tranquil islands, vibrant nightlife and peaceful gardens: Singapore likes to throw a lot of things to do into the mix. Its contemporary multicultural population, historic colonial centres, abundant wildlife and wealth of family attractions are what make Singapore such a fascinating place to visit.
Areas & Neighbourhoods In Singapore
The Colonial District – At the centre of the city is the lofty Raffles hotel, where you can dine where Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham once sipped their teas. Explore the colonial buildings, and the green recreation grounds of the Padang, and you will discover as you walk many fascinating museums, galleries and other historic sights.
Orchard Road – This is the place to shop till you drop – mega malls dominate but there are clusters of designer boutiques, antique shops and artisanal craft workshops dotted between them. Designer clothes, tailor-made suits, sports equipment, electronics: if it all gets too much the charming Botanic Gardens is never too far away.
Chinatown and Little India – Singapore’s Indian and Chinese heritage beckons you not far from all that colonial grandeur and conspicuous consumption. Take a food tour to discover the markets, produce and techniques that produce the wonderful cuisines whose aromas assault your senses wherever you walk in these districts.
Around the Island – A short trip outside the city will bring you to amusement parks, such as Legoland® and Universal Studios, or to ancient rainforests bustling with monkeys and drongos. To get away from it all you can visit the island of Pulau Ubin, where you can mountain bike round its remote trails and discover hidden Thai temples. If you would rather throw yourself back into the thick of it there is the beach at Sentosa that offers fun for all the family.
Things to See in Singapore
From the imposing colonial elegance of Singapore’s centre to explorations of the colour, bustle and cultural delights of Little India, Chinatown and the Arab Quarter, Singapore knows how to offer you plenty of varied things to see. Yet these cultural and historic areas are far from all it has to explore. A trip out to the island of Pulau Ubin will show you how the city of Singapore once was, and the fascinating Zoological Gardens and Night Safari will provide plenty for the family to enjoy.
Things to Do in Singapore
From a civilised high tea at Raffles to the rather more wild pleasures offered by experiences in the rainforest, Singapore zoo and wildlife reserves, there is something for everyone in Singapore. Breakfast with orangutans, indulge in a shopping frenzy in Orchard Street, take a trip out to Legoland®, enjoy a stroll through the Botanic Gardens, or feel the adrenaline rush on a zip line adventure. Whether you are here for the nightlife, the high life, the good life or the wild life, Singapore is always happy to oblige.
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