Country: Singapore Language: Malay & English Currency: Singapore Dollar ($)
Singapore is a remarkable island in Southeast Asia. It is made up of one main island and 62 islets, and has been an independent nation for just over 50 years. Due to its close proximity to the equator, the weather is always warm! New attractions and dazzling hotels are changing the city landscape and offering a plethora of activities for visitors. There is something for everyone, whether you are a solo traveler, a couple or family. New and old Singapore sit side by side, offering museums, galleries, nature and amusement parks, shopping and exquisite culinary experiences. Immerse yourself in the unique Singaporean culture, where the city streets are clean and safe, the locals are friendly, and the food is fresh. Singapore is an exhilarating and lively city, and an exceptional place to visit.
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Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands has become one of the most iconic buildings in the city. It opened in 2010 and is much more than just a hotel with 2,561 rooms and an infinity pool on the roof. Marina Bay Sands also has a huge exhibition center, two theaters, a shopping mall, an ice skating rink, a ton of restaurants, a museum, and the world’s largest atrium casino. Needless to say, you could spend a whole day there! At night, enjoy the sensational “Wonder Full - Light & Water Show” from anywhere on the bay. Our favorite viewing point is from the Merlion looking across the bay, but seeing the light and water show from the Marina Bay Sands side looking back at the city skyline is also spectacular!
The giant Merlion is a symbol of Singapore's origins and is located at One Fullerton in Merlion Park. The statue has a lion's head, the body of a fish, and sprays water out of its mouth constantly. The Merlion is considered the mascot of Singapore and versions can be found at several locations in Singapore.
Gardens by the Bay
Enjoy a day wandering around the beautiful nature park that covers 250 acres of land. You can walk outside for free and explore Supertree Grove, the iconic vertical gardens, where the tallest "super tree" stands, 16 storeys high. Or, you can purchase tickets for the Flower Dome or Cloud Forest. These indoor gardens display their own unique and exotic plants. Gardens by the Bay often has special events in one or both of the interior gardens, so be sure to check the events calendar before your trip! After a day of being at one with nature, head to Supertree Grove to watch the sunset and enjoy the Garden Rhapsody Music and Light Show. Watch the super trees come alive and dance to the music.
The massive ferris wheel provides breathtaking 360 degree views of Singapore and beyond! The Singapore Flyer was once the tallest ferris wheel in the world, but is now 2.6m shorter than the High Roller in Las Vegas. The Flyer officially opened in 2009 and can sit 784 people. The Singapore Flyer is a great way to see Singapore during the day or at night during the light shows displayed by Marina Bay Sands & Gardens by the Bay.
Clarke Quay is the perfect nightlife spot in Singapore. It has a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, and is situated on the river just a short walk from Marina Bay. In Clarke Quay, you can do some shopping, have a stroll along the river and explore Singaporean culture, eat and drink at the plethora of restaurants available, and watch some live musicians play throughout the quay. Day or night, Clarke Quay is lively and active, so you will always find something to do!
Sentosa is Singapore's playground! The perfect place for kids, big and little! Sentosa is a short train ride on the Singapore MRT to HarbourFront Station. From there you cross the causeway to Sentosa, either by foot, taxi, Sentosa Express or cable car. Some of the attractions at Sentosa include Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, Butterfly & Insect Kingdom, and Adventure Cove Waterpark. The small island has just over 10 hotels on it, for those wanting to stay closer to the activity. Sentosa also has a few beaches if you are looking for a sandy shore to relax after a day at the theme parks. Sentosa is an island for activity, and your choices are endless!
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