Singapore too has acquired a reputation as the "Garden City". Inspite of its size Singapore has a lot to offer the tourist. It is awash with lush gardens and parklands as tropical greenery carpets the landscape. Not just fauna and flora visible at the Botanic Gardens (link) or the 164 hectare Bukit Timah Nature Park (link) but wildlife too forms a part of Singapura, the city with the lion as its symbol. Be it the Zoological Gardens (link) or the only Night safari (link) or the wonderful world of the avians at the Jurong Bird Park (link), Singapore has it all.
There are dozens of other gardens and reserves in Singapore, among them the Chinese and Japanese Gardens (link) and Sungei Buloh Nature Park (link), Singapore's first designated wetland nature reserve and a major stopping-off point for migrating birds during the months from September to March.
Besides natural fauna and flora one can also visit its interesting suburbs such as the Holland Village (link), Changi Village (link), Tampines (link), Katong (link), Yishun (link) and Toa Payoh (link) or savour its multi-ethnicity in Little India (link), Chinatown (link) or Kampong Glam & Arab Street (link).
Of course there are the Tiger Balm Gardens, Fantasy Box, Sentosa Island a little away from Singapore of course, but one can easily visit these places givent the time.
No place is complete if it doesn't have a storehouse of its historical antecedents. Museums are as much a part of Singapore as any other place be it the Singapore Art Museum (link) or the Singapore History Museum (link) besides many others.
So besides shopping, dining and pubbing, Singapore does seem to pack in a lot more. Happy touring!
This is the world's first and only night zoo. Over 1200 animals of over 110 exotic species lie in wait, some asleep many awake waiting to spring a surprise on the unsuspecting. Here you can look a rhinoceros in the eye or hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas. The animals are in 8 zones that recreate various geographic regions like the Southeast Asian rainforest, African Savanna, Nepalese river valley, South American Pampas and the Burmese jungle.
Strike out on your own along the walking trail or relax in a tram ride - whichever you choose, the Night Safari is a not-to-be-missed experience.
Kampong Glam & Arab Street, Little India and Chinatown are three places, which in an instant bring to the fore Singapore's multi-ethnicity. The districts are home to religious monuments as well as quaint shophouses selling ethnic goods and cuisine. They provide an insight into the cultural fabric of Singapore and are perhaps the country's truest attractions, having stood the test of time.
Museums are a way of preserving history for generations to look at and marvel. They truly take you back to eras and ages when people, cultures and traditions were different. Here in Singapore buildings dating from the Colonial era are being progressively converted for use as museums and include the magnificent Empress Place Building along the Singapore River, the Singapore History Museum on Stamford Road and the Singapore Art Museum on Bras Basah Road.
Interactive, entertaining, fabulously fun and educational are adjectives that best describe these tourist attractions that belong in a league of their own. Interested in science, history, myths and legends, volcanoes or just cooling off at a water park? Then include theme attractions on your list of "must-visit" places in Singapore.
Haw Par Villa Tiger Balm Gardens | Fantasy Island | Underwater World
Gardens and Parks
Singapore is known for its Zoos and many botanical parks. If you are nature lover then you must include these in your must visit list.
Jurong Bird Park | Chinese and Japanese Gardens | Sungei Buloh Park | Singapore Botanic Gardens | Singapore Zoological Garden