Having a Great Time in Singapore

Have a great time in Singapore with these travel tips

There are so many things to do in Singapore that you will never be bored if you take a vacation there. This island country caters for tourists in all areas, and as it is said to be one of the safest places in the world, you can enjoy your visit without feeling threatened. The main island has another 62 small ones around it and traveling to them for their attractions is simple and cheap.

Universal Studios

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On the island of Sentosa, there is a huge Universal Studios theme park, which is loaded with themed attractions and rides. There are rides to suit all ages and if you want to try white water rafting or find the Shrek 4D cinema for the kids, they are both in this park plus many more attractions.

Serangoon

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Originally founded in the 1950s as an estate for British Officers, this is now a place for people who want a quieter time. There are plenty of places to eat, drink, and relax, including some on rooftops that provide the most wonderful views. A day out in Serangoon, away from an otherwise busy vacationers could be the perfect way for you to wind down.

National Gallery

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The National Gallery has a large collection of art from Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. Two buildings, that use to be the Supreme Court and the Town Hall, were combined for the gallery and they have been beautifully restored. There are more than 8,000 pieces on show, with some of the exhibits being put on display on a rotational basis, so there could be more to see on a second visit.

Snorkeling At Pulau Hantu

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Pulau Hantu is a small island off the coast of Singapore. It has clear waters and sheltered beaches. It is ideal for diving and snorkeling and viewing rich marine life and beautiful corals. You can charter a boat from the main island or hop onto one of the regular ones that travel back and forth, for an experience that you will not forget.

Ten Courts Of Hell at Haw Par Villa

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This is a theme park filled with statues depicting scenes from Chinese history and mythology that is very popular with vacationers. Be warned though, it can be scary and if you are prone to nightmares you should probably not go. Some of the visuals are very gory and it is doubtful that you will see anything like it anywhere else in the world. The one display, that is said to be responsible for more nightmares than any of the others, is a small-scale tableau that shows human sinners being punished.

Marina Bay Sands Casino

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Located in the well-known Marina Bay Sands, this four-floor casino offers more games that you could ever want to play. It has more than 600 gaming tables and 15oo slot machines for your enjoyment. It also has a large selection of electronic games and 30 private rooms for hire. The casino is open all night and as a tourist, you can gain free entry as long as you show your passport.

Tiong Bahru Market

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Depending on what sort of food you are after, you will find no shortage of options in Singapore. You could enjoy plates of chicken rice at Liao Fan, for example, which is said to be the cheapest Michelin starred meal in the world. You could try some of the local delicacies at the Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant, or sip some tipples that are a bit different at Native.

If you ask most people though, what is the one thing you should make sure to do when you are vacationing, they will tell you to experience eating in a hawker centre. Tiong Bahru Market has the reputation for having some of the best stalls to eat at, and with the strict hygiene regulations, the fact that they use fresh local produce and you can see the food being cooked right in front of you, means you have to give them a try. The locals love them because not only is the food usually some of the tastiest around, it is also among the cheapest.

Shopping

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You cannot visit Singapore and not go shopping. There are street markets where you will find unique handmade items or fashion outlets with all the top brands in. The Mustafa Center in Little India is open 24-hours a day and sells just about everything you could think of at very reasonable prices. You could go outlet shopping at IMM, which is located in Jurong East, or enjoy some luxury shopping at Peddar on Scotts, in Scotts Square

All of the things that have been mentioned really are just a tiny sample of the things to do in Singapore. There is so much more, one vacation will not be enough to see them all.

4 comments

  1. Singapore offers a modern infrastructure that provides you an effective means to travel around the city state. The various modes of transportation offered are relatively cheap, and efficient.

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