Singapore is a veritable tourists’ paradise – there are many things to see and more things to do. The beaches at Sentosa Island and East Coast count among the leading tourist destinations and integral parts of the Singapore travel experience. If you are a foodie then Singapore is the place to be with its immense variety – Chinatown is well known for its authentic Chinese delicacies.
Lovers of Indian cuisine can frequent Little India and people who prefer fusion food can opt for Kampong Glam that offers an eclectic combination of Arabian and Malaysian dishes. The East Coast is well known for its sea food and its claim to fame is the chili and black pepper crab.
If you are one with a feel for things historical it is recommended that you visit Bras Basah Area that lies to the east of Orchard or the area north of Singapore River – these localities still retain many remnants of Singapore’s colonial past and have various museums and historic buildings.
Singapore offers plenty of options when it comes to wildlife and nature with the Singapore Zoo being the major name in this regard. However, there are other choices as well such as Botanical Gardens and Jurong Bird Park. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is also worth visiting for its vast repertoire of plant species. The tortoise and turtle sanctuary at Chinese Gardens is a must visit as well.
Orchard Road has the maximum number of shopping malls in Singapore and the majority of the wonderful skyscrapers in this south Asian city. Marina Bay and Bugis also house some good malls that are sure to attract the interest of shoppers.
Singapore is well known for its religious diversity with several faiths such as Buddhism, Baha’i, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism – the various shrines and religious structures are also among its top tourist attractions. Some of the names that come immediately to mind are Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Burmese Buddhist Temple, Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Masjid Sultan.
Culture occupies a major part of Singapore and as such there are plenty of tourist spots for the discerning visitors. Esplanade Theatre located in Marina Bay tops the list – it hosts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on occasions apart from other shows and performances. There are plenty of options for ones who love their golf or formula one racing. You can also check out the Snow City if you are in the mood for some skiing.