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11 Apr 2024

Top 10 things to see in Singapore

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If we could mark one of the unusual places to travel, it'd probably be Singapore for a few reasons. To begin with, let's say that Singapore is a fairly young and rich country,that was incredibly poor and underdeveloped less than the century ago. Singapore is one of those countries that is gradually expanding through the reclamation of territories. The country, like the capital itself, surprises with its ethnic mosaic of Asians, who believed in the future and prosperity of their state, as a result of which the whole world knows what the Singaporean economic miracle is. There are no unearthly beauties and amazing nature that will strike a man's eye on a rampage, but there is a high standard of living, high technology and hopes that the ideal state does exist and its created newly by human beings. Of course, you don't need months to travel around the country, but today we will tell you just about the Top 10 places to visit in the eponymous capital of Singapore.

1. Marina Bay

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The main attraction of Singapore and the symbol of the city is Marina Bay Sands. This is a hotel, which consists of 3 towers, with a gondola or ship terrace located on them. On the terrace, there is a garden, an open-air pool with no visible sides and an observation deck. Only hotel guests can enter the pool. Marina Bay also houses a casino declared to be the most expensive casino in the world. Be sure to go up to the observation deck, the view from there is just breath-taking. In the evening in front of Marina Bay, there is a water-light and music performance.

2. Gardens by the Bay

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Right after Marina Bay, there is a park complex that consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay has been a strategical environmental government project that aimed at enhancing green areas of Singapore. The main objects are 18 giant futuristic "trees" with a height of 25–50 m, they are also called "Avatar Gardens", as well as 2 huge biodomes.

Interestingly, the trees that look like real are ecological power plants ("supertree") built of steel frames with live plants planted on them. Between the central trees, there is a panoramic OCBC Skyway bridge at an altitude of 22 m, which can be climbed for a fee.

One more interesting attraction can be found inside Gardens by the Bay is the Cloud Forest. This is a small area (0.8 ha) with recreated cool humid conditions that can be found in tropical mountainous areas between 1000 m (3300 ft) and 3000 m (9800 ft) above the sea level in Southeast Asia, Central and South America.

Gardens by the Bay facilities have won much prestigious architecture and environmental awards. Be sure to visit Gardens by the Bay both day and evening. Supertree is highlighted in the dark.

3. Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer is the largest in the world, from there you can see the panoramic views of Singapore and the islands of Malaysia and Indonesia. There is nothing more to talk about Singapore Flyer, you need to experience it, that's for sure.

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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The real jungles can be found in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Here you can get lost for the whole day, wandering along the winding paths among the tropical thickets, or walking along the wide alleys at the ponds. Here is the National Orchid Garden. This is the world's largest collection of orchids, as well as a center for their cultivation and breeding. Only here you can see more than 60,000 species of these fragile flowers and enjoy their beauty to the fullest.

All plants in the entire garden area equipped with nameplates and brief information, so that a pleasant walk in nature can be perfectly combined with a cognitive excursion into the plant world or just imagine yourself Mowgli for a bit.

5. Orchard Road

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Orchard Road is a long beautiful shopping street, one of the most famous tourists attractions. It's an earthly paradise for lovers of shopping and entertainment. A lot of various cafes and clubs are concentrated here, as well as a huge number of stores for every taste and budget.

6. Fountain of Wealth

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One of Singapore's nocturnal gems, the Fountain of Wealth that located in the city center next to Suntec City Shopping Center. According to the Guinness Book of Records (1998) listing, this is the largest Fountain in the world, but have a look at the name as well, because it has a deep meaning. The fountain was built following all the rules of Feng Shui and each of its elements has a meaning, such as a bronze ring - a symbol of the unity of all the nations of Singapore.

Some people say that the fountain makes your wishes come true, you just need to put down your right hand into its smaller reservoir and, making a wish, walk around the fountain three times.

7. Merlion Park

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Merlion Park is not only an iconic place in the city but also very beautiful. It is great to walk along the bay, especially in the evening or early in the morning when the air is still fresh and cool. And you can go on a mini-journey along the bay and see Singapore from the water at dawn or night in the light.

8. Merlion Statue

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Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish. It's a symbol of the city since Singapore can be translated from the Malay language as the lion's cityand back to the old times the only bread and butter of Singapore was fishing.

The 37-meter-high statue is located on Sentosa Island, and its observation deck offers stunning views of the wealthy city. The statue itself is a historical museum and observatory.

9. Asian Civilisation Museum

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If you feel like diversifying your holiday in Singapore and make it a bit of intellectual is a great opportunity to do so. In the Asian Civilisation Museum, you can learn about the cultural and historical heritage of Asian countries and nations over the past 5000 years. In addition to the usual household items, utensils, and pieces of jewelry, you can get acquainted with the customs of ceremonial meals of different nations or study the history of India or China at an interactive exhibition.

10. Ethnic Quartets: Chinatown and Little India

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We have already drawn your attention at the very beginning of the multinationalism of the country. During the settlement of Singapore, various ethnic groups formed their quarters, each eventually began to reflect the culture of its inhabitants. To highlight the main ones: Chinatown and Little India. These two quarters contrast with the business center of the city and at the same time, they complement it. It's like a living heart of the city against the backdrop of overall progress. Take a walk around these neighborhoods, visit Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, buy some souvenirs in Chinatown, don't hesitate to try some traditional dishes. Feel the diversity of Singapore.

It was the Top 10 Things to See in Singapore by ManyTours.

Some people call this city soulless, some people find it adorable.

Some people want to immediately leave and go to a more attractive destination, and some people want to stay in Singapore for longer. That's pretty understandable as the city and country themselves have all the best conditions for personal and career development and just settle down. However, we should notice that both journeys start from one place, the 11th one in our list is Singapore Changi Airport that was awarded as the World's Best Airport the 10th time in the 20 years history of the World Airport Awards. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts for the new journey or come back to Singapore soon again.

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