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Gardens by the Bay

For those who love to spend some time in nature, then Garden by the Bay is a must visit destination for you while in Singapore. Garden by the Bay is a nature stop traversing 101 hectares (250 sections of land) of recovered land in focal Singapore, contiguous the Marina Reservoir. The park center comprises of three waterfront gardens likely Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The biggest of the patio nurseries is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares.

Highlights: Bay South Garden is the biggest of the patio nurseries. Motivated by an orchid, the plan takes after Singapore's national bloom, Vanda 'Miss Joaquim'. You can't miss the monstrous Supertrees here. These tree-formed vertical greenery enclosures are between nine to 16 stories tall. Stroll on the suspended walkway between two Supertrees to appreciate a 10,000 foot perspective of the greenhouses. At night, get the sky show of choreographed lights and sounds at the Garden Rhapsody in the midst of the Supertrees.

Location: The Park is located at 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price for the park Non-residents (Two conservatories) Adult $28, Senior citizen (over 60) $28, Child (3-12) $15 and for the Residents (Two conservatories)$20, for senior citizen $15 and child (3-12) $12.
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Peranakan Museum

If you have a fetish for history and culture then this museum is a must visit for you. The Peranakan Museum investigates the way of life of Peranakan people group in Southeast Asia. Introduced in the previous Tao Nan Chinese School, worked in 1912, this cozy historical center has one of the finest and most exhaustive accumulations of Peranakan items. Displays on three stories delineate the social customs and the particular visual specialties of the Peranakans.

Highlights: The Peranakan Museum gives an animating and instructive experience for all, while speaking to the living society of the Peranakan people group in the district. The historical center is a segment of the Asian Civilisations Museum, working under the National Heritage Board.

Location: The museum is located at 39 Armenian St, Singapore.

Price: The approximate price starts from $5.50 to $11.
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Punggol Beach

Punggol Beach is part of the PunggolTownship and has been recently renovated to a lifestyle park. Hence, it is also known as PunggolPoint Park. Getting to the park is quite easy as most of the parks in PunggolPromdenade are interlinked. Punggol Jetty is one of the prime spots of the beach and it is known for the plague that honours ‘SookChing Massacre’ occurred during the Japanese invasion. Punggol Beach is known for its long walking and cycling trails, children’s playground and a pond. Also, from the Punggol walking pathway, you can view Singapore’s offshore island, PulauUbin.

Highlights: Beautiful white sand beach; the beach looks even more mesmerising and unusual because of the big rocks strewn over the sands. The Point Park has lot of amenities for children and adults including a Horse Stable, eatery and picturesque view.

Location: Punggol Road, Singapore

Open hours: everyday, 24 hours. 
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Lazarus Island

Lazarus Beach is part of the Lazarus Island and is considered the best beach Singapore can treasure. It is called Singapore’s secret paradise with turquoise water, foamy froth and undisturbed fine white sand. The splendour of the beach lies in its raw and secluded beauty of the island’s landscape. You may not find many activities happening around the place; neither would you see a lot of marine lives under the water, but thatwhat is so pristine about the island. So, before it becomes commercialized, it is apt to visit this gorgeous secret of Singapore.



 Highlights: Holiday bungalows at St. John’s Island where you can lodge overnight, beach pavilion and pathways. The beach does not have any food stalls or refreshment shops; therefore you need to  carry everything with you. Camping not allowed.

Location: Lazarus Island. Best time to visit: throughout the year, especially in the winter
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Wild Wild Wet

A memorable and life time experience!! The Wild WildWet is Singapore’s largest water theme park featuring remarkable water games and other thrilling experiences that would leave both children and grownups breathless and seeking for more. The park opened in the year 2004 and is known for its efficient safety management. 

The park is a wholesome family entertainment; thus has been awarded with the Pro Family Business Mark award. Few of their effective facilities include free lifejackets, baby 
 Highlights: Live entertainments such as mermaid tales, sensational jets etc. Relaxing floats along the River Shiok, 8 adrenalin pumping rides, UllarLah being the most favoured one and fancy shopping haunts and eateries. 

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 Location: Downtown East. 

 Operating hours: 1 – 7 pm (weekdays) and 10 am to 7 pm (weekends and holidays)
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Haw Par Villa

There is a never ending array of theme parks in Singapore, each defining various fine amenities. But nothing can top Haw Par Villa which takes you through a Chinese folktale journey. Everything is unusual in this Park; the Chinese mythology features depictions from the 10 Chinese Courts of Hell, classic scenes from celebrated Chinese legends and lot more attractions. Located on one of the PasirPanjing hills, this ancient park was built in 1937 but went through a lot of changes after the WWII. In 1985 the Singaporean Tourist Board acquired it from the owners and completely renovated it.

Highlights: Now the park has guided tours where you will learn great daunting stories of the Chinese history, the Courts of Hell has graphic exhibits that might scare a few. The park has over 1000 statues and around 150 dioramas portraying visuals from Chinese mythology.

 

Location: Pasir Panging.

Admission: Free. Hours Open: 9 amd to 7 pm
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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Reserve is perched on top of the highest peak of Singapore, Bukit Timah (163 meters). It is a very small reserve (around 1.5 km stretch), yet preserves 40% of the country’s flora and fauna. In spite of its small size, this national rainforest shelters more species of trees than the North American continent. The only way to reach the top is by trekking, which is fun and adventurous as you will encounter many species of flora and animals on the way up.

Highlights: Declared in 2011 – ASEAN heritage site; Trek to the Bukit Timah through a steep and slippery trail; dwelling to many native wildlife such as pythons, long tailed macaques which you may see on the way up. There’s also an eco-link, an ecological bridge that connects the Bukit Timah to the Central Catchment reserve.

 

Location:Hindhede Dr, Singapore.

Hours open: 6 am to 7 pm
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Pulau Ubin's Puaka Hill

There is more to PulauUbin than just the ChekJewa. This offshore island is an adventure in itself where the kampong heritage is still alive. The Puaka hill trek has been shut to the public until recently after it was readied for hiking and walking. The 3- 4 hours hike to Puakahill is tough due to steep and slippery trails. The trek is comprised of rocky terrain and circled with thick growths of wild ferns where the highest peak is reached at 76 meters. There are 4 different routes to reach the peak.

Highlight: The view at the top is worth the 20 minute steep climb. If you are lucky enough and if the weather is clear then you would be able to view past Changi into the city. However, the absolute sight of the Malaysian border and the glimpse of sun stricken Granite Quarry is definitely a bonus point in the trek.

Location: PulauUbin Island.

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

What You Should Know More About Singapore

  • About the destination:

    Singapore – the city of Lions, Gardens and Red Dots – is often times referred to as the global economic and sovereign capital of the South-East Asia. Singapore being the world’s only island city-state, is a major tourist destination attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world every holiday season.


    Singapore typically comprises of a singular, diamond-shaped main island with 62 other smaller islets (smaller versions of islands). The region is naturally covered with densely populated islands full of rich tropical flora and fauna and thus serves as a great weekend getaway for all those looking to spend some time away from their mundane, bustling city-life.


    While behind the veil of its rich natural life lies its increasingly powerful global commerce, finance and transport hub that supplies strength to the overall dominance of city of Singapore. Not only do tourists from all over the world come flocking to this city, there are numerous corporates who consider Singapore to be one of the easiest place to do business in and thus, come attracted towards this exotic locations.  

  • Travel advice:

    • Money-wise: Quite obviously, the currency exchange will be quite different than what prevails at your native place. In Singapore, the notes prevail in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1. Understand the exchange rate well before you enter the territory and things can get quite hectic when one makes use of credit and debit cards and taxes are simultaneously applied.

    • Tax charges: There is an interesting law in Singapore. This is especially applicable to tourists. They can now claim a refund on the 7 per cent goods and services tax that they pay on any service if they make purchase of over $100. Isn’t that great?

    • All go well prepared: Be it a pleasant shopping experience or eating experience, just make sure that you enquire about all the places that you decide to visit before you actually visit them. This makes things much easier for you to handle.

    • Use of language: You won’t have a problem as such, trying to communicate what you want to the locals as most of the Singaporeans speak fluent English. Other languages they are fluent in are Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil – which is great as they are Indian languages.

    • Weather wise: Singapore is most of the times hot and humid. The temperatures reach well above 30 degrees all around the year. Visitors should also be prepared for rain at any given time. Make sure you carry cotton clothes and not woollen sweaters to Singapore.

    • Tipping: At restaurants and resorts, tipping is usually something that is given at the end of the bill as additional perk if the customers found the service good. Tipping in Singapore is not mandatory. You can give tips only if you want to.

    • Drinking laws: In Singapore, alcohol consumption is banned in all public places between 10:30pm to 7am. Even the retail shops are not allowed to sell alcohol to the customers. Make sure you follow the rules well while you’re in Singapore.

  • Things to do in Singapore:

    • Delightful entertainment at music festivals: Singapore surely is getting amped up especially given the number of locally-produced music festivals all the way to alternative music festivals that have been taking place every year. Baybeats or Ultra Music Festival are among the popular music festivals. Attend one of these while you’re in Singapore and truly experience the night-life that exists in this city.


    • Go dancing in Singapore: Indulge in something unique while you’re on a holiday. Not only will you get an experience worth remembering but you will also be able to tell people just how much talent you have waiting inside you to get explored. Be it Circus art, pole dancing or basic bartending skills – you can do it all in Singapore.


    • Take a tour through the Haw Par Villa: Step inside the mysterious world of Chinese legends and folklore in this mythological park and learn about the Chinese traditional values. This location has approximately thousands of electric statues and up to 150 dioramas including the 10 courts of hell as well as the laughing Buddah. Get fascinated.


    • Go trekking at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: Experience a different side of Singapore apart from the usual shopping phase that most tourists go through. Head on for some fresh air at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. You will be surprised how diverse the flora and fauna in Singapore truly is. Other places you can go for trekking activities are the Treetop Walk and the KTM railway track in Singapore.

  • What will you like in Singapore:

    • Visit the riding centre: The best part about these places is that you don’t have to be a member in order to gain a riding experience. Places like the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, the Gallop Stable, Bukit Timah Saddle Club and the Rider’s Cafe are for all those adventure-seeking individuals who love riding horses.


    • Island hopping in the Island-city of Singapore: Go island exploring through Singapore. There are many services that provide you with the convenience of travelling via ferries – so reaching there is hardly a problem. Visit the Kusu Island for a day out with your family or the St. John’s Island for a perfect holiday feeling.


    • Rock climbing in Singapore: The Dairy Farm of Singapore is the only natural outdoor rock climbing destination that is available for pro rock climbers and amateurs to enjoy their time and realize their desires to feed the adventure-craving soul inside of them. This will truly give you an adrenaline rush and make you feel glad you tried it out.


    • A day at Sentosa: Sentosa is a beach paradise with an itinerary that will fill up your entire day. This place has the best kind of restaurants, other entertainment centres and much more in much closer distance than most other places in Singapore. Spend a day in Sentosa and you will feel like spending more.

  • Recommended reads for destination

    Government website: 

    Govt. Tourism Website

    Others: 

    Your Singapore

    Books: Lonely planet-Singapore, Solo in Singapore


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