If you’ve been making new year resolutions for ages yet never seem to carry them through, you’re not alone. For decades I have been promising to travel as much as time and budget allow and see more of this wonderful planet. One destination that has been on my bucket list for some time is Singapore. Even the name conjures up images of another world, full of Far Eastern promise…
Often dismissed as a convenient stopover en route to Australia or New Zealand, and to be fair, it is a fine place to stretch your legs between lengthy flights. Singapore is so much more than a pit stop though; it’s absolutely exhilarating and enchanting all at the same time.
The world’s only island state, Singapore is often referred to as Lion City, and boy, does it roar – not in a loud, brashy way, it just packs a real punch in delivering just about everything you could want from a dream holiday.
Singapore is also a land of contrasts, blending together an ancient, mystical world with futuristic skyscrapers, advanced technology and absolute luxury.
The list of things to do is endless but here are a few of the stand out experiences to give you a flavor of Singapore, even if you are only here for a few days.
Gardens By The Bay
Don’t miss this awesome, award-winning attraction that creates a tropical garden within the city. It has mesmerizing waterfront views and stunning, exotic flower displays.
Even if you can’t stay at this world famous hotel, no visit to Singapore would be complete without taking traditional afternoon tea or a cocktail in the colonial splendour of Raffles Singapore.
Hang out in Marina Bay, the stylish centrepiece of Singapore. Here you will find a great choice of attractions, entertainment and events.
Don’t miss the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood. Here you can sample some delicious food and visit the Chinese Heritage Centre.
If retail therapy is on the cards, you simply have to visit the Orchard Road area. This is a shopper’s paradise with high-end designer stores and shopping malls galore as well as plenty of bars and restaurants to refuel after a hard day’s shopping.
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