Singapore is a vibrant city in Southeast Asia. However, it does not quite get the same level of interest from foreign tourists as its neighbors Indonesia and Thailand. That’s a shame because Singapore has plenty to offer to those who visit the island for work or pleasure.
Curious? Here are only some of the reasons why Singapore should be in your summer bucket list:
Even the Airport is a Tourist Destination
The moment you step off your plane, you will be welcomed by one of the best airports in the world. Singapore’s Changi Airport is in itself a tourist destination. It has hundreds of shops, both local and international, within the infrastructure.
If you’re hungry, nothing will beat Changi Airport’s food selection. You can get anything you want, whether you are craving burgers or you want to try out local delicacies in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China, and, of course, Singapore.
If you are in the mood for shopping, you can find popular brands like Adidas, Nike, Apple, Bossinin, Fila, Esprit, etc. The expensive designer brands like Chloe, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Hermes, are also there.
If you want to just relax, there are amenities available like luxurious lounges, a swimming pool, and art installations around the vicinity. There is even a butterfly garden and a cactus garden that you can visit to pass the time while you wait for your next flight.
Neighborhood Full of Culture
Singapore is a melting place of culture. People from all over the world go to Singapore to work, study, and visit popular landmarks.
The island has four official languages: English, Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin. You can also find ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. Each one was significantly different from the other, but they are all located within walking distance from one another.
Ideally, you will dedicate at least a day to explore each neighborhood. However, if you are in a hurry, go ahead and book a trishaw ride to take you to some of the most important spots.
Singapore is also religiously diverse. You can find places of worship across the nation in case you want to look around.
Watch the Sunrise at Merlion Park
Merlion Park is iconic. There, you will see the legendary Merlion which, as its name suggests, is part-lion and part-mermaid. The statue is a symbol of Singapore’s fishing roots and Malay name (Lion City).
Merlion Park is a popular tourist attraction. You can expect it to be packed with tourists during the day. However, the best time to go there might be during the early hours of the morning when the place is so much quieter and you can watch the sky turn pink as the sun starts to rise up to the sky.
After Sunset Activities by The Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens by the Bay is another important destination. It is where the supertrees, vertical gardens that collect water and generate solar energy, are located. Although these supertrees are impressive during the day, you should see them light up at night when they start to look like they came straight out of a fairy tale.
There are so many places to go, so many foods to eat, and so many experiences to have in Singapore. Book your flight now and have the adventure of a lifetime.