Traveling is one of the best ways to decrease stress and lift your spirits. Not everyone can afford to travel all over the world, but a well-planned short vacation can be affordable for just about anyone. If you think there isn’t room in your budget to see the entire world, consider relaxing for just a few days in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Travelling can be your dream come true!
Singaporeans complain that other than shopping, dining and the movies, there isn’t a lot to do in Singapore. But that isn’t true! There are many different things to see and do in Singapore, especially for the first-time visitor.
Here are the top tourist attractions to visit in Singapore:
The Merlion is a legendary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s used as a mascot and is the national personification of Singapore. Its name combines “mer” meaning “the sea” and “lion”. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village, since it was originally called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Japanese.
The Merlion welcomes all visitors to Singapore. It stands 8.6 meters high and weighs 70 tons! It was designed in 1964 and was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River. It’s now settled into its new home at Merlion Park, located next to One Fullerton, overlooking beautiful Marina Bay.
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. The Universal Studies Singapore has attracted more than two million visitors in the nine months since it opened. Universal Studios Singapore is 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, occupying the easternmost part of the 49-hectare (120-acre) Resorts World Sentosa. There are a total of 24 attractions, 18 of which were specially adapted for the park.
The park features the world’s tallest pair of battle roller coasters based on the popular television series, Battlestar Galactica, a castle from the world of Shrek, and Monster Rock, a live musical show featuring the Universal Monsters. Universal Studios Singapore has over 30 restaurants and food carts, together with 20 unique retail stores and carts located throughout the park. Premier attractions and Halal dining outlets are clearly defined.
The name Sentosa translates as “peace and tranquility” in Malay. At Sentosa, there are never-ending activities to pique your every interest. The biggest attraction, Imbiah Lookout offers something for everyone. Thrill seekers can take a wild ride on Skyline Luge Sentosa. Nature lovers can explore the walking trails and wonders of Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom or learn about flora and fauna on a guided tour of Sentosa Nature Discovery.
Sentosa Cove, Singapore’s first and most exclusive marina residential community is located on the peaceful eastern end of the island. This exclusive enclave offers tropical resort living, just minutes away from Singapore’s city centre.
The Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens and commonly known locally as the Mandai Zoo, occupies 28 hectares (69 acres) on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir within Singapore’s heavily forested central catchment area.
There are three event venues available in the zoo: Forest Lodge, Pavilion-By-the-Lake and Garden Pavilion. There are also three cocktail venues: Elephants of Asia, Tiger Trek and Treetops Trail. The Singapore Zoo also facilitates birthday parties and weddings.
Singapore Zoo is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826. The Night Safari, where you can view nocturnal animals in action, is just a short walk away.
Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m off the ground, the Flyer offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, the island city and beyond. The area also offers a wide array of shops, restaurants, activities and facilities. The Flyer is located near the shore of Singapore’s Marina Bay, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, in an area known as Marina Promenade.
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