Singapore

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Additional Information
Capital Singapore
Currency SGD
Timezone Asia/Singapore
Total States 7
Airport City Changi Airports International arrival Pte Ltd, Changi Airport Control Tower 4.5 (22) · International airport Singapore,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, English,
National Animal The Asiatic Lion
Food Chili Crab, Hainanese Chicken, Nasi Lema
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : Dec - Mar
Sprint      : Mar - Jun


Destination



1 ) Singapore
Popular - Tallest Building     Location - Singapore, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres or 50 square miles).

Although its history stretches back millennia, modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the British East India Company. After the Company's collapse in 1858, the islands came under direct British control as a crown colony known as the Straits Settlements. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan, following which Britain occupied it again. Singapore gained independence from the British Empire in 1963 by joining Malaysia along with Sabah and Sarawak, but separated two years later over ideological differences, becoming a fully sovereign state in 1965. After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce.


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2 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Garden City     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.

Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (in Downtown Core and Kallang). The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres) designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.

Gardens by the Bay is part of the nation's plans to transform its "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden", with the aim of raising the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. First announced by the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, at the National Day Rally in 2005, Gardens by the Bay was intended to be Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space, and a national icon.

Being one of the popular tourist attractions in Singapore, the park received 6.4 million visitors in 2014, while topping its 20 millionth visitor mark in November 2015 and over 50 million in 2018


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3 ) Sentosa
Popular - Island     Location - Sentosa, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

Sentosa Island, also known as Sentosa, is an island located at the Central Region, Singapore. It was once used as a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In 1972, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned to be a popular tourist destination. It is now home to a popular resort that receives more than twenty million visitors per year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore's two casinos.


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4 ) North West Community Development Council
Popular - Shopping Malls     Location - North West Community Development Council, -North West, -Singapore

Little India is known for its traditional Indian restaurants, especially along Serangoon Road and Race Course Road. The busy streets are filled with malls, jewellery stores and tailor shops. The landmark Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is embellished with colourful statues of Hindu deities. Jalan Besar is a small hip area with quirky cafes serving specialty coffee and inventive modern cuisine.

Little India is distinct from the Chulia Kampong area, which, under the Raffles Plan of Singapore, was originally a division of colonial Singapore where ethnic Indian immigrants would reside under the British policy of ethnic segregation. However, as Chulia Kampong became more crowded and competition for land escalated, many ethnic Indians moved into what is now known as Little India. (The Chulia Kampong district no longer exists as a distinct area.)

The Little India area is reported to have developed around a former settlement for Indian convicts. Its location along the Serangoon River originally made it attractive for raising cattle, and trade in livestock was once prominent in the area. Eventually, other economic activity developed, and by the turn of the 20th century, the area began to look like an ethnic Indian neighbourhood.

Little India was the site of a two-hour-long riot that occurred on 8 December 2013, after a man was killed in a traffic accident. 27 people were injured, and 40 people were arrested


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5 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Theme Park     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It features 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones. It was a key component of Genting's bid for the right to build Singapore's second integrated resort. On 8 December 2006, the Singapore government announced that the consortium had won the bid. Construction of the theme park and the rest of the resort started on 19 April 2007. It is the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first in Southeast Asia. The official plans for the park were unveiled to the public when Universal Studios Singapore released a park map to the public on 20 October 2009. Universal Studios Singapore has since attracted more than 2 million visitors in the 9 months from its opening.

Universal Studios is located in the ever thrilling destination in Singapore, Sentosa Island. This is undoubted, one of the best places to visit for family. Universal Studios is definitely the ‘it’ place to visit for a fun filled day out. Completely loaded with entertainment, excitement and enthusiasm, here you can find numerous restaurants, cafes and shopping areas to gallop the delicious food.You can also visit the ‘Walk of Fame’ and create a striking pose with Hollywood personalities. That’s not all, if thrill is what you are look for, thrill is what you will get in adrenaline-pumping roller coaster, Battlestar Galactica. Universal Studios have other many sights and things to do that will keep you charged all day such as Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt zone, Lost World of Dinosaurs and many more fun features.


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6 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Island     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

Sentosa Island, also known as Sentosa, is an island located at the Central Region, Singapore. It was once used as a British military base and a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. In 1972, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned to be a popular tourist destination. It is now home to a popular resort that receives more than twenty million visitors per year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mi) long sheltered beach, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, the Merlion, 14 hotels, and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore's two casinos.

Singapore, our minds always get puzzled as there are a lot of places to see. So where shall we go? One amazing destination where you get it all from fun, food to entertainment is Sentosa Island. Aforementioned are few attractions in Sentosa Island, the place itself is a major tourist attraction in Singapore. Amidst the towering structures, if a getaway is what you are looking for to rejuvenate in the beach then Siloso Beach is a good hotspot for getting some beach time. Sentosa Island by far is jam packed with various activities and several other beach attractions as well. Some must do beach activitiesin Siloso are volleyball that can be played on free courts as well as kayaking and skim-boarding. Another note worthy experience this Island offers is Underwater World Aquarium where you can swim with dolphins. However, a must-see on Sentosa Island is Singapore’s famous statue, the Merlion. Fort Siloso is also a must visit attraction, it is the country’s only preserved fort located on Sentosa Island, which is one venue where travelling with kids won’t be backbreaker as there are multiple activities for kids as well. Check out Trick Eye Museum, as fun it can be for kids, adults too enjoy this very place.


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7 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Shopping Malls     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

A Chinatown  is an ethnic enclave of Chinese people located outside mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting. Areas known as "Chinatown" exist throughout the world, including Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Zealandia and the Middle East.

The development of most Chinatowns typically resulted from mass migration to an area without any or with very few Chinese residents. Binondo in Manila, established in 1594, is recognised as the world's oldest Chinatown. Notable early examples outside Asia include San Francisco's Chinatown in the United States and Melbourne's Chinatown in Australia, which were founded in the mid-19th century during the California gold rush and Victoria gold rush, respectively. A more modern example, in Montville, Connecticut, was caused by the displacement of Chinese workers in the Manhattan Chinatown following the September 11th attacks in 2001

The China Town is always filled with excitement amidst the hustle market. It is an incomplete tour if you are not visiting China Town during your holidays in Singapore. This busy destination is best known for its authentic Chinese food, bright red lanterns and vibrant shops around every corner selling souvenirs and traditional Chinese products. This place also has impressive Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temple. These two are the major attractions in China Market and to top this up, you cannot miss a visit to one of the most colourful Chinese temples, Thian Hock Keng. Built in 1820, this temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.


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8 ) North East Community Development Region
Popular - Water land     Location - North East Community Development Region, -North East, -Singapore

Punggol Waterway Park is a 12.25 hectares riverine park located in Punggol, Singapore, along Sentul Crescent. The park consists of four themed areas. Each area is designated to cater to different users of the park

Punggol Waterway Park is kids friendly and family tourist destination in Singapore. This park consists of four themed areas allowing people to have a leisure time around the promenade. The themes that this park offers are Nature Cove, which allow the visitors to relax and sightsee the scenic view of the Waterway. Green Gallery is filled with lush flora and fauna in the park. A stroll here will make you admire the beautiful mature trees. Recreation Zone is a great place to be with family with activities like sand and water play to make your day fun. There is also a fitness corner in this zone that suits everyone. Heritage Zone is yet another stop where you can walk along the old Punggol Kampong which is the last surviving village in Singapore.


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9 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Wild life & Adventure     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

The Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens or Mandai Zoo and now commonly known locally as the Singapore Zoo, occupies 28 hectares on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore's heavily forested central catchment area. 

A visit to Singapore Zoo will raise your eyebrows to see some beautiful and endangered animals dwelling inside the premises. A happy family venue to visit, Singapore Zoo is one of the best places to go as it houses more than 300 species that include Giraffes, Koalas, Zebras and White Tigers. The zoo has been divided in different zones depending on the animal’s habitat. In Frozen Tundra you can find species such as polar bears and racoon dogs, in Fragile Forest you will find a rich rainforest filled with insects and beetles as well as flying foxes to name a few. Over at Primate Kingdom, you can see Java Langurs, Lion-tailed Macaques etc. A great way to make a day as Singapore Zoo offers other attractive things to do and see as well like Splash Safari Show, Orangutan Exhibit and Jungle Breakfast.


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10 ) Central Singapore Community Development Council
Popular - Giant Wheel     Location - Central Singapore Community Development Council, -Central Singapore, -Singapore

The Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel at Downtown Core, Singapore. It opened in 2008, with construction having taken about 2½ years. It carried its first paying passengers on 11 February, had a soft opening to the public on 1 March, and was then officially opened on 15 April

The best way to see Singapore is from above. Think about it, you get a birds-eye view of the entire city. Perhaps make plans on which place to stopover, even better, dwell in the moment and watch the sun slide down (If you happen to visit during sun downing). Singapore Flyer is basically an observation wheel which surges 165 metres and it is Asia’s largest giant wheels. At the flyer, you can get insight of the technology behind the wheel and also get a sneak peek into the history and evolution of Singapore. This ride can brush your knowledge and thus, it is the best attractions for kids. Make sure to visit this place during your city tour for a breathtaking view overlooking the F1 track, Gardens by the Bay, views of the skyline and parts of Malaysia as well as Indonesia.

 


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Activity



1 ) Singapore Zoo Breakfast
Activity Duration - 9.30am to 10.00am     Activity Category - Zoo

For a change of pace from your usual breakfast company, head to the Singapore Zoo and add a curious crew of friendly orangutans to the mix. As you fill up on tropical fruits and hearty morning fare at the lodge-style Ah Meng Restaurant, the monkeys amble over from their habitat to say hello.

Rise and shine and head on over to the Singapore Zoo's Ah Meng Restaurant, a cosy and casual lodge-style eatery that's perfectly set within the jungle-like setting of the zoo. Check out the photographs of the restaurant's namesake, Ah Meng, on your way in—this beloved orangutan called the zoo home for nearly 40 years, and even met famous visitors like Prince Philip and Michael Jackson.

Fill up your plate at the buffet, which features western dishes along with local specialities. Sit down and enjoy the fresh air and greenery, and then watch as the tree-trunk drawbridge connecting the orangutan's free-range habitat to the restaurant area is lowered and these people-loving primates wander in to make an appearance.


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2 ) Universal Studios Singapore
Activity Duration - 10am–6pm     Activity Category - Theme Park

Universal Studios is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. And that is what reflects in the huge crowd that gathers to the numerous of their theme parks spread all over the globe. The first and only Universal studios based theme park in South-Eastern Asia, this place brings to you all the elements that you have seen in the movies so you can feel one with their adventure in real life. Get a chance to click pictures with your favorite characters and go on rides that will thrill you enough to never stop.


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3 ) Singapore Chinatown
Activity Duration - 7am-10pm     Activity Category - Attraction

A tour of Singapore isn’t complete without a trip to Chinatown! There are many things to do in Chinatown and we delighted in visiting temples, perusing the shops and sampling Chinatown Singapore food. It is one of the places to explore in Singapore by walking.  Let your senses lead the way – as there is something to see and smell along every street. If you are wondering what to see in Chinatown Singapore, use this Singapore tour itinerary to help find the best Chinatown Singapore attractions. For us, Chinatown was one of the most interesting places to visit in Singapore.


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4 ) Singapore Night Safari
Activity Duration - 7.15PM TO 9.45PM     Activity Category - Adventure

As dusk falls, the shutters open at the Night Safari, welcoming you into a world of nocturnal creatures and their dimly-lit habitats.

Opened in 1994 and located next to the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. This wildlife park is spread across seven distinct habitats, each home to its own array of fascinating creatures.

Your eyes will take a while to adjust to the darkness here, but once they do, you’ll be greeted by over 2,500 resident animals from over 130 species, including many indigenous to the region, such as the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger.

The animals live in 35 hectares of dense rainforest. Friendlier creatures such as deer roam freely in the park while fiercer ones like leopards are kept behind barriers.


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5 ) Raffles Hotel
Activity Duration - Open 24 hours     Activity Category - Attraction

The Raffles Hotel was officially declared a national monument by the Singapore government in 1987. Originally a privately owned beach house, built in the 1830s, today it stands proud as a colonial-style luxury hotel hosting a rather wealthy clientele including celebrities, royalty and dignitaries.

Established by Armenian hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers in 1887, Raffles in Singapore was the first hotel in the region to have electric lights. Over the years additional wings, a veranda, ballroom, bar and billiards room have been built, amounting to the luxury class hotel it is today (more than 5 stars). Fitting for a hotel named after the founder of modern Singapore, British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.


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6 ) Singapore Flyer
Activity Duration - 8:30am–10:30pm     Activity Category - Adventure

The tallest observation wheel in Asia, the Singapore Flyer offers an unparalleled view of Singapore's cityscape. Standing at a breathtaking 165m, you'll get panoramic views from every direction. If the weather is clear, you might even see parts of neighbouring Malaysia and some Indonesian islands. Go up in the day for a clear view of the Marina Bay area, or take a ride at night and be dazzled by the lights illuminating the city roads and buildings.

 


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7 ) Sentosa Merlion
Activity Duration - 10am–8pm     Activity Category - Statue

A trip to Singapore would be incomplete without a visit to the city’s most legendary resident. Get ready to delve into Singapore’s ancient and enchanting past through video animations and an interactive treasure trail that uncovers the myth behind the Merlion. At 37 meters high you can climb (or take the lift) up into the Merlion’s mouth, it’s a fantastic photo spot so make sure to have your camera ready to capture the spectacular views. Even at night, the Merlion is a sight not to be missed as the innovative lighting displays bring this ancient symbol to life. Don't leave without slotting your entrance card into one of the Gold Merlion Statues in exchange for a limited edition prosperity coin!


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Festival

1 ) Pongal

Festival Month - January

Rejoicing a bountiful harvest and thanking the Sun god for his blessings mark the beginning of a Tamilian extravaganza. Pongal is celebrated by Tamilians every year during the tenth month of the Tamil Calendar that falls around mid-January. It is one of the most celebrated festivals in Singapore owing to a decent Tamilian population in the country People throw away their old possessions and bask in new beginnings. Furthermore, a big celebration involving thanksgiving ceremonies and cooking a smorgasbord of cuisines mark the beginning of this auspicious festival of Pongal. Singapore celebrates Pongal for four days. Head down to celebrate and drown in the colors of the festivities.


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2 ) Chinese New Year

Festival Month - January

Catch lion or two dancing while you marvel at the flurry of celebrations that take place during the Chinese New Year in Singapore. Celebrated for 15 days at a stretch, Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the new Lunar calendar. The entire island is lit up and adorned with red all over. Moreover, the island gleams with Chinese words on the roads and festive air to breathe in. Celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice, this festival begins with people getting rid of negative energies in their homes through spring cleaning. Take a walk in the night markets and get ready to be smitten by lights and festivities. Chinese New Year brings families close while they feast together and pray to their ancestors.


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3 ) Thaipusam

Festival Month - February

With a vibrant mix of ethnicity, Singapore is home to Hindu Tamilians and more. Thaipusam is one of the most significant festivals in Singapore that observes a thousand Hindu devotees thanking Lord Murugan for his blessings and gifts. Did you know that the preparations start a month before the actual festival with all the devotees following a strictly vegetarian diet? A long procession with takes place wherein the devotees carry Kavadi while their bodies are pierced. They take this as a ceremonial sacrifice for Lord Murugan. Also, Kavadi is intricately decorated with colors and flowers. All of this is complemented by the sound of traditional drums and foot tapping beats.


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