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Though Singapore receives millions of vacationers and tourists throughout the year, there is a stupendous surge in the inflow of holidaymakers and sightseers during the festive season of Christmas. Singapore, in the last ten years has witnessed a tourism boom owing to some good reasons.

Why Holidaymakers and Vacationers Flock to Singapore During Christmas?

This puny city-state takes on an altogether new life during the Yuletide season as numerous cultural and social events are held in the noteworthy areas including Marina Bay, Orchard Road, Little India, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Sentosa Island, and the Esplanade waterfront.

Secondly, the top notch sightseeing attractions many of which are remnants from Singapore’s colonial past like the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Botanical Gardens and Singapore Zoo are bedecked specially during Christmas.

Then again, Singapore is transformed into a mammoth shopping hub as malls, supermarkets and standalone retail outlets compete with each other to offer fabulous discounts and rebates on every and any item you can envisage purchasing. Shoppers can also claim tax exemptions if they shop from select outlets on specific days and times for a specified amount and make payments through prescribed debit or credit cards.

Healthcare tourism is also catching on in a big way in the country as many tourists and visitors rush to Singapore during Yuletide for seeking medical treatment. Many private and public hospitals and medical specialities in Singapore charge much less than their counterparts in Europe and North America for an extensive range of operations and therapeutic treatments.

Singapore is also a key gateway to many Southeast Asian countries and the Far East. You can opt for a combined package that not only lets you see the sights and sounds in the Lion City but also allows you to spend a day or two in Pattaya, Borneo, Phuket, Hong Kong or Shanghai.

So, irrespective of whether you’re travelling to Singapore with your family or as a honeymooner, backpacker or business visitor, the nation offers exciting holidaying options during Christmas.

  • Marina Bay Sands-Situated in Marina Bay area, Marina Bay Sands prefecture attracts the largest crowds during Christmas. Marina Bay Sands offers the wanderlust tourist so many celebration alternatives that he does need to go anywhere else. You can enjoy the light shows, fireworks displays, and fests. You can shop like a shopaholic at ‘The Shoppes’ and dine like a glutton at any of the several high end restaurants. Surely visit the ‘Gardens by the Bay’
  • Little India-You can head to this ethnic locality and shop for anything from shoes to dry fruits and from clothes to antiques and at down to earth prices! There’s so much to pick from in Little India that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
  • National Museum of Singapore-A must see if you’re visiting with your family.
  • Singapore Science Centre-Surely visit the Science Centre with your kids and marvel at the scientific wonders. You’ll have 850 rides to choose from.
  • Sentosa Island-Sentosa Island is home to many attractions including the Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa, butterfly park, and a marine aquarium. 
  • Orchard Road-After shopping sprees in Ion Orchard, Wisma Atria, Tangs and 313@ Somerset, gear up to enjoy the light shows and displays all along the Orchard Road.
  • Singapore Flyer-Your Singapore Christmas tour would be incomplete without taking a ride atop the Singapore Flyer-currently, the world’s highest Ferris Wheel
  • Universal Studios-Universal ensconced within Resort World Sentosa has 7 seven distinct zones and each is as exciting as the other. Buy day passes at any of the ticket counters and have a whale of a time at the Christmas Eve Party at night.
Some Valuable Tips for Your Singapore Christmas Sojourn

  • Singapore remains pleasant and sunny for the better part of the year. So you can visit the country at any time you feel like
  • Singapore is well connected by air and sea routes. Almost every major international air carrier has flights to Changi International Airport. Singapore Port lies at the crossroads of major maritime routes
  • Getting around the city is very convenient as Singapore has a well developed transportation network  

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