Friday, May 20, 2016

Must-See Singapore Attractions

Singapore is a unique multicultural travel spot for both business and pleasure. The city has beautiful parks, antique shops, and a variety of restaurants. Here are some of the Singapore attractions you won't want to miss.

Singapore Flyer

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There's no better place to catch an amazing view of Singapore than on the Singapore Flyer. Rise 165 meters above the city on Asia's largest Ferris wheel, which stands out along Singapore's skyline. The Singapore Flyer consists of 28 fully air-conditioned glass enclosures that take you on a 30-minute adventure high above the city. You'll view several iconic and historical landmarks and views, day or night.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

With continuous improvements over the years, the Singapore Botanic Gardens have always remained faithful to their roots and heritage. Botanists designed the gardens in three sections. Tanglin, the heritage core, retains old favorites and the charm of the original gardens. The central section is the tourist belt of the gardens. Bukit Timah is an educational and discovery zone. Each core has its own exciting attractions, featuring wonderful sights and sounds.

Southern Islands

Eight major islands make up Singapore's Southern Islands, which encompass an area of about 2.15 square miles. Ferry services are available to take you to two of the islands: Kusu and St. John's islands. You can reach the other islands via boat rentals. The islands offer an array of activities, including swimming, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Overnight camping on Pulau Hantu is available with prior approval from the manager.

National Gallery Singapore

When the National Gallery Singapore opened in November 2015, it was not only Singapore's newest museum but also its largest. The Gallery houses more than 200 iconic works from modern Southeast Asian and European artists. Its collection portrays how artists from different global environments approached modern art and modernism in the 20th century. Several exhibitions and tours are available throughout the year. Check the gallery's website for a complete schedule. Shopping and dining options are also included.

Orchard Road

Orchard Road is Asia's most famous shopping street, home to several shopping centers and hotels as well as outdoor artwork, a cinema, clubs, and plenty of dining options. Look to make travel accommodations here, Singapore hotels near Orchard Road are close to many attractions. It has many of the city's top spots. The Opera Gallery dedicates itself to works by leading contemporary artists, and the Salt Grill & Sky Bar provides excellent food and breathtaking views. There's also ION Orchard, a large modern retail space featuring chic and high-end brands.

Asian Civilizations Museum

Come and explore the stories of Asian civilizations in the 14,000 square meters of the Asian Civilizations Museum. Eleven themed galleries display around 1,300 artifacts from China, Southeast Asia, and west Asia. The museum provides an enriching and spectacular historical lesson for both adults and children. There are four zones located throughout the museum, each offering a glimpse into ancient Asian cultures. Exhibitions change throughout the year, so be sure to check the schedule if you're looking for something in particular.

These Singapore attractions will add wonderful memories to your vacation. Be sure to add them to your itinerary!