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Please welcome this guest post by Akshay Koranne of Your Amazing Places travel blog for An Incredible 24 hours in the Singapore!
Singapore offers a diverse collection of various cultures and backgrounds from all around the world. Singapore is home to a population just over 5 million people, many of whom belong to Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other origins. With world-class infrastructure, modern architecture, engaging attractions, and delicious yummy cuisine for taste, the Singapore City tour is an ideal way for any tourist or visitor to spend an incredible 24 hours of their life. You will not struggle to get bored as City Sightseeing Singapore offers an amazing variety to keep you busy and engaged. We have handpicked some of the things you can indulge in to make your trip to Singapore truly memorable.
Traveling around Singapore
Singapore boasts of a world-class public transportation network ranging from MRT, buses, taxis, renting a car, and much more. Indulge in a Singapore City tour and enjoy memorable moments on course of your journey. You have plenty of transportation options available right from the moment you land at the Changi Airport. Navigating in Singapore is comparatively easy as compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. You can also hop onto the free shuttle service from Changi Business Park and Bedok, Sengkang MRT stations to the Changi Airport. The normally charged airport shuttle service is priced light on your pocket, so traveling around Singapore is never a concern for any tourist or visitor. You can rent a car at the arrival halls of Terminals 1, 2, and 3 of the airport.
Discover the rich history and heritage of Singapore
Explore the wonderful past of Singapore by visiting the National Museum of Singapore and exploring the multi-media displays and audio recordings, accessible through an entry ticket. This museum explores the fascinating history from the 14th century. The four Living Galleries in the old wing give you a fair idea of the cultural past along with the trends in food and fashion in this beautiful city-state.
The Asian Civilization Museum houses impressive 19th century Empress Place buildings. After soaking yourself in the historical ambiance of the museum, head to the Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown for a round of milk tea coupled with a melon cake from one of the bakery shops in the colorful vibrant town of Chinatown.
Explore the colonial marvel
Known as the birthplace of the Singapore Sling, the popular Raffles Hotel has transformed itself from a beachfront bungalow in the year 1887 to an ultra-model showcasing heritage luxury. The labyrinth of courtyards and verandas as you pass through various popular bar, lounges, and restaurants which surround this beautiful destination. Browse through the popular works of the literary hotel guests such as Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, and the Somerset Maugham at the Writer’s Bar as you sip your sling.
Refresh yourself in the lush green environments of Singapore
Singapore houses an incredible area of greenery. These places offer a completely new experience in comparison to the cramped and busy life of the city. The meandering pathways and the frangipani avenues of the Botanic Gardens will surely rejuvenate and refresh your senses and give you the much-needed bout of fresh air. Experience the wind past the Tai-chi practitioners as you browse through the National Orchid Gardens which has over 1000 species of orchids.
Drift through the shores of Singapore by indulging in a river cruise
One of the best ways to get a sneak peek and cover the highlights of the Singapore City all in one go. A boat cruise down the Singapore River is one of the popular indulgences among locals and tourists alike. It is a wonderful feeling drifting past the century-old warehouses, the fashionable hub of the waterfront and opulent bars and restaurants of Clarke Quay, and the brightly-lit skyscrapers of the financial quarter. You also get several click moments at the mythical half lion statue called the Merlion and the half-fish beast which guards the river.
Give your taste buds a real treat
Tickle your taste buds with the multi-cultural cuisines available in Singapore. Some of the must-try dishes include Laksa, Nasi Padang, Chili Crab, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and much more. If you wish to indulge in some heavy gravy and curry, try the spicy Indian version of the Roti Prata and Fish head curry. These Indian delicacies are available across many food courts spread in the city.
For a heavier food hangover, head to Little India where you will find Hindi music blares, opulent temples, and shop windows lining up the streets. Head down the Ronchor district onto Orchard Road towards the Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay. The waterfront performing arts center steals the limelight as you browse through the dazzling skyline reflecting off Marina Bay. Indulge in a romantic date with your loved ones on the Esplanade which would be one of the idealistic ways to wave off your wonderful day in the Lion City. The Maxwell food center is one of the star attractions of Chinatown. For a delicious and scrumptious lunch, head to the Lau Pa Sat Festival Market at the center of the financial district.
Shop for electronics and goodies
Electronic gadgets and goodies are dirt cheap here and shops on the Sim Lim Square, Ronchor Canal Road offer incredible variety and types. Here there are six floors dedicated to the electronic stores and bargaining is a norm here. Be sure that you are polished with your haggling skills before you enter this place. Make sure you don’t fall into the trap of local vendors who are known to trap tourists and visitors into various scams like no price tag scam or GST scam.
Indulge in a Night Safari
Last but not the least, the Singapore Zoo, a world-class rainforest reserve where the tourist and visitors get a chance to dine on the local fare with friendly orangutans. There is an open cage concept which gives you a utopian feel as compared to other sober zoos. Once you have explored the interactive exhibits, the downtown core gives you plenty of activities to indulge in.
The night safari at the Singapore Zoo gives you an unforgettable experience of the animal kingdom and their untouched habitat. Open to the public from 7:30 pm onwards, visitors get a chance to get up close with the animals in their natural habitat. There are close to 1000 species housed in the zoo and most of them get hyperactive only post sunset. Your little ones would surely love the special night performances and events to entertain the guests and visitors.
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