Dec 12, 2012
Tourism is one of the largest contributors to the Singaporean economy. Most foreign tourist have in the past recommended Singapore as one of the best tourist destination attracting up to 13.2 million foreign tourist last year. As a cosmopolitan city, Singapore highlights racial and cultural harmony amongst its residence making most tourists feel at home when they visit. In addition, it is a thriving business center, which has attracted many foreign and local investors making the city a major business hub in the Southeastern part of Asia.
The following are the top ten great attractions found in Singapore.
1. Universal Studio Singapore
Located in Resort World Sentosa, the Universal studio is the top tourist destination in Singapore. The Universal Studio is divided into 7 zones where in each zone you experience a unique experience. The first one is the Madagascar a place said to be far away from the world of Shrek. The second is the lost world where you can find a world of dinosaurs and water world. The third is the ancient Egypt where you will experience a world full of mummies. The next one is Sci-fi, a city said to be futuristic, then last two zones are Hollywood and New York. Universal studies Singapore has more than 30 restaurants and food carts with several unique retail stores and carts around the park.(image by jovijovijovi).
2. Singapore zoo
This is the second major tourist attraction in Singapore. The zoo has several unique animals that attract both local and international tourists. There is also a vehicle for children’s play in the Rainforest Kidzworld. Unlike other zoos, Singapore zoo has open cages where all animals live as if they are in a natural habitat. There is also the Australian Outback, the Great Rift Valley and the fragile forest.
3. Singapore Botanical Garden
Set in 1859, Singapore Botanical Garden is the oldest national park in Singapore. It is located in the middle of the town. The main attraction in this garden is the Hilly three-Hectare site, which has more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids.
4. Orchard Road
This is the main shopping street of Singapore having most of the pedestrian malls. Orchard road also has numerous upmarket restaurants, coffee chains, nightclubs, and hotels. This is also, where the official president of Singapore lives. The most attractive feature of Orchard Road is the sparking shopping malls, which make the night, seem like daytime.
5. Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
This park is located on top of three unique hotel towers. Sky Park is in the shape of a boat and offers the view of South China Sea and the Singapore skyline. Its garden is habitat to more than 250 trees and 650 plants.
6. Merlion Park
Marlione Park is located at the center of the city and is surrounded by several famous buildings. One of the key attractions in this park is Merlione statue. The statue is a highlight of both the park and of the entire nation. It is a mythical creature having the head of a lion and a body of a fish. The lion’s head is a symbol of Singapore’s original name Singapura while the fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village.
7. Singapore Flyer
Opened in 2008, Singapore’s flyer is the world’s largest Ferris current, high reached 165 meters. The flyer offers a panoramic view of Singapore. This vehicle is located in marina bay next to retail terminal. It has three levels with a variety of shops and food exits.(image by Choo Yut Shing).
8. National museum of Singapore
This is the oldest museum in Singapore with the spirit of innovating and inspiring young and the most innovative. The National Museum of Singapore was designed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style. Being a public museum, it distinguishes itself through stirring festivals and events, which create power in culture and heritage.
9. China Town
Located within the largest district of Outram, Chinatown is made up of an ethnic neighborhood, which has key Chinese cultural elements and a large population of Chinese people. Some of the key attractions of Chinatown are, the street architecture of Chinatown’s building, Buddha tooth Relic temple, Sri Mariam man temple, Chinatown heritage center, and the food street.
10. Clark Quay
Singapore’s throbbing nightlife scene is centered at Clarke quay. The place is full of sparkling lights, beautiful people, and vibrant nightclubs. Some of great attractions of Clark Quay are G-Max Reverse Bungy, nightlife and the large number of bars, pubs and nightclubs and women night on Wednesdays.
With all these great attractions, Singapore is definitely a must visit nation that you would not like to miss during this coming holidays. Make your plans early enough in order to get the most out of Singapore.
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