Singapore Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Singapore Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Singapore is situated in South East Asia, just off the southern tip of Malaysia. One of the smallest and most densely populated
countries in the world, Singapore is a breeze to explore- nothing is more than an hour away from the
central business district. Built at the crossroads of maritime trading
routes, for well over a century Singapore was the
jewel in Britain’s Empire. When the city became a republic in 1965, few thought a country with so few resources and of vastly different ethnic groups could
succeed. But succeed it has, on an unimaginable scale! Singapore today is one of the Four Asian economic
Tigers, a futuristic bridge between East and West. Yet despite blossoming into one of the great
global cities, Singapore is a nation that still cherishes
its Asian traditions. Once filled with trading houses and opium
dens, Chinatown’s historic shophouses have been
transformed into restaurants, boutique hotels and gift shops. Pick up a good luck charm in the Pagoda Street
Market, or find a few moments of quiet reflection
at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Across town, Little India crams all the colors,
scents, and gods of the Indian Subcontinent into a just a few
city blocks. While nearby in the Malay and Muslim quarter
of Kampong Glam, the streets are a treasure trove of handicrafts
from the Arabian world. One thing unites all Singaporeans- food- it’s
the national obsession! For an authentic Singaporean ‘Makan’ experience, follow the satay smoke to the nearest hawkers
center. For more upscale dinning, head to the bright
lights of Boat and Clarke Quays. Despite Singapore’s high urban density, the island is incredibly fertile. They say, if you stick a broom handle into
the soil, it will flower overnight! Escape the heat and enter a world of color at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and National
Orchid Garden. For a slightly wilder experience explore the jungle paths of the Bukit Timah
Nature Reserve. Singapore’s animal residents are a pretty
diverse bunch too! Famed for its forest setting, The Singapore
Zoo is home to over 300 species, including the world’s largest captive colony
of Orangutans, while the Jurong Bird Park has been bringing
human beings and birdlife closer together for over 40 years. Singapore enjoys a hot tropical climate. When the cooling afternoon rains come, indulge in that other Singaporean obsession,
shopping! Orchard Road offers miles of retail indulgence. For a change of pace, head to the Bugis Markets to really rub shoulders with bargain-hunting
locals. When it’s time to unwind, climb aboard a cable-car
to Sentosa, an island playground filled with resorts,
theme parks, beaches and bars. At Sentosa’s western tip is Fort Siloso, a vivid reminder of Singapore’s darkest days
during World War Two. Closer to town is Singapore’s big backyard,
East Coast Park. This 10-mile recreational park is lined with
bike paths and beaches, and is proof that busy Singaporeans do know
how to kick back and relax. A little further east is Changi Beach. From here, catch a ‘bumboat’ to the island
of Pulau Ubin for a taste of ‘Kampong Life’ that has all
but vanished on the mainland. Pulau Ubin’s quiet beaches, mangroves and
wetlands are a world away from the buzz of modern Singapore. But you don’t need to ride a ‘bumboat’ to
head back in time, simply step through the doors of Raffles Hotel
and order a Singapore Sling. Many of history’s greatest adventurers and
writers have cooled off in Raffles’ legendary bars. In the 21st Century, Singapore is attracting the world’s most adventurous
architectural minds. Marina Bay shines like something from a science
fiction blockbuster, while Gardens by the Bay shows the endless
possibilities of mankind’s flowering imagination. Welcome to Singapore, where the future is only ever a few steps
from the past. A destination that proves that with unity,
diversity and daring, even the smallest of places, can grow into
a giant!

100 thoughts on “Singapore Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. i been in singapore and worked more than five yrs long time ago.singapore always the best for me.the people very organized and cleaned.SINGAPORE THE BEST ALL OVER THE WORLD.! I DONT SEE RICH AND POOR PROBLEMS IN THERE.THEY ATE THE SAME PLACE.THEY SHOP THE SAME PLACE…RICH AND MAIDS SHOPPING THE SAME PLACE AND EATING THE SAME PLACE AND SWIMMING THE SAME PLACE…THE FOODS IS NOT EXPENSIVE AND VERY DELICIOUS.MY PC OF ADVISE .YOU GUYS GO IN SINGAPORE MUST BE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR..WOW!NEW YEAR WAS THE BEST,ROADS IS CLOSED AND PEOPLE WALKING AND GREETINGS AND SINGING WITH THE MAGICAL LIGHTS ALL AROUND THE CITY.

  2. I think Singapore is more British than Yank because it spells color with a "u", drives on the left and calls elevators "lifts". Also, there are three ethnic neighborhoods that even locals should eat and go shopping in!

  3. Its just amazing city! Everything is so clean and the transportation is very efficient and quick. Its a great place! There is also value and respect for hard work unlike other countires.

  4. Amazing to think such a small country can be so successful, so much other places can learn from their combination of hard work and good government.

  5. Omyy. This is a nice country. I'm excited to go there in 2020 !see you soon Singapore. Cant wait to see youu.

  6. Just got back from a week there. At first I thought I much preferred Hong Kong but they are both great in their own way and ended up loving Singapore. The easiest city to travel in and so much to see!

  7. Singapore succeeds in spite of diversity, not because of it. The dominant Han Chinese majority is responsible for the economic success.

  8. I remember spending three weeks in Singapore when I was around eight or nine. I wish I could go back and experience all the things I did when I was younger, it was such a privilege to see all the sights and see what it was like.

  9. I love singapore😍😍😍.. It's a amazing country.. With amazing beauty.. Just a spectular! I visited last year.till now, I visited more than 10 countries,and I found singapore is best among the countries which I was travelled.. Even usa,europe far behind than singapore..love to travel in future also

  10. Thoroughly enjoyed Singapore during my vacations there. So clean ,so organised,so modern and such friendly people.would love to visit again

  11. I love Singapore, I stayed there for just a few days. And we realy enjoyed every minute of it. Lot of things to do. The city is beautiful super clean people are kind and discipline. I to visit there again

  12. My favourite destination for spending my free time in this Romeo Tan's country, so I can shop, meet and greet with MediaCorp Chinese Artistes (Romeo Tan, Pierre Png, Elvin Ng, etc), celebrate national day by watching the parade, eat & drink, explore and many more exciting joy. I always fly with FlyScoot and Indonesia AirAsia (QZ) and many best flights to visit and transit here, in Jewel Changi there's a first Pokemon Center outside Japan and the tallest & biggest waterfall to be a must visit.

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