Singapore

SINGAPORE- Little Red Dot

Singapore is a city located in South East Asia, lying 1 degree north of the equator. It consists of one main island and 62 other small islets. The city follows the greening policy which has resulted in the city having plenty of gardens and parks, blossoming with wide varieties of flora. The city is a global hub for commerce, finance and transport. Singapore may have a disturbed past but today it stands tall with number of accomplishments and prestigious recognitions like the "technology-ready" nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA), city with "best investment potential" (BERI), second-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, and the second-busiest container port. The city also attracts the tourists around the world with plethora of it interesting activities to get indulged in like shopping, being a part of music festivals, enjoy free music concerts on their Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, or you could laugh your heart out in Comedy at Canvas, or just go out in the streets having a blast with the exquisite cuisine and fun filled night life. It also offers spots worth visiting while in Singapore.

Mind Blowing Architecture

The architecture of Singapore will leave any one jaw dropped. It reflects styles of different places and periods. They have the ethnic styles, the artistic touch of the colonial period and the modern fascinating complex creations which include the vernacular Malay houses, local hybrid shop houses and black and white bungalows, The modern architecture in Singapore use the Art Deco style and the reinforced concrete as a building material. Some of the masterpieces are;

  • 1. Interlace
  • 2. Pearl Bank
  • 3. Tower 15
  • 4. Henderson Wave
  • 5. Kilo Lounge
  • 6. Eco Gourmet Cafe
  • 7. Lor 24A Shophouse Series
  • 8. Satay by the Bay
  • 9. Blk 6 Marine Terrace playground
  • 10. Benjamin Sheares bridge
  • 11. Woha
  • 12. Herman Miller "Shop-in-Shop"
  • 13. Woods Bagot
  • 14. Venice Biennale
  • 15. Armenian Church
  • 16. British Barracks
  • 17. Fort Canning
  • 18. Fuk Tak Chi Temple
  • 19. Hong San See Temple
  • 20. Jamae Mosque
  • 21. Kuan Yin Temple
  • 22. Nagore Durga Shrine
  • 23. Old Thong Chai Medical
  • 24. Sri Krishnan Temple
  • 25. Sri Mariamman Temple
  • 26. Sultan Mosque
  • 27. Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • 28. Wak Hai Cheng Temple
  • 29. Helix Bridge
  • 30. Cooled Conservatories at Gardens

Some Intriguing Places to Visit

Chijmes

This used to be a Catholic convent school some time back. Today it stands boasting its historic beauty. It has a chapel of Gothic style with marvelously stained glass windows. Its interiors are immaculate and extraordinary.

Singapore Botanic Garden

This is a wonder land of beautiful gardens like the National Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, and the Evolution Garden. This is a heaven on earth for all the botanists and the flower lovers.

National Museum of Singapore

The museum dates back to 1849 and is the oldest and the largest in Singapore. This is the best place to explore the cultural and traditional mysteries of Singapore. You will be literally completely engrossed in the details of the city as it is equipped with the modern facility of interactive elements, including touch screen displays, smelling pods and oral histories

Chinatown

This is that place in Singapore that will make you forget that you actually are in Singapore. The place basically came into existence because of the majority of Chinese people forming the population of Singapore. The place is super entertaining with exquisite cuisine, colorful handicrafts and neat buildings.

Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage is a dam located across Marina Channel. It was built to create Singapore's first freshwater urban reservoir. At the moment it is a water source for the city, it helps controls flood and also is a new lifestyle attraction. The waters are unaffected by the tides therefore it is also used for various water sports.

Clarke Quay

This is a vibrant and colorful destination serving as a great hangout especially at night. It is a labyrinth of restaurants, theme bars, retail stores and recreation outlets on a riverside developed from old warehouses

Marina Bay Sands (Skypark)

This is an outstanding resort with its stunning architecture and luxurious 2,561 - hotel rooms. The resort has to offer more than you can take. It has an art convention and exhibition center, the Shoppes Mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating pavilions and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool

The Pool lies on the 56th floor of Marina Bay Sands and is the longest elevated swimming pool in the world. The thing to be noted though is that the pool is accessible exclusively to the luxury hotel guests.

Merlion Statue – Merlion Park

An 8.6 meter-tall and 40 ton-weight, water-spouting Merlion, dwells majestically in the premises of the Park. It is the icon of the Singapore Tourism. The lion head means Singa and the half body of fish represents the old life of Singapore when they used to earn by fishing.

Fountain of Wealth – Suntec City

This is the masterpiece that has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records since 1998 as the largest fountain in the world. It was constructed according to feng shui principles. It is made of silicon bronze, and consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 meters supported by four legs.