Whether you are planning your next trip or flying our tomorrow, if you are lucky enough to get to visit the island, city-state of Singapore, you are in for a good time! This sparklingly clean city that spans the bridge between modernity and antiquity is full of exciting things to do. Read on to find out more.
So, before you start to explore the city, you will want to get yourself set up at a home base. For most travelers, this will be one of the many luxurious hotels that Singapore has to offer.
Choose the Marina Bay Sands if you are looking for a hyper-modern style accommodation. There you will find an infinity pool atop the accommodation towers. Swimming while observing the Singapore skyline is truly a one in a lifetime experience!
Or if you are looking for something with a little more old school class, then why not try the
100-year-old Raffles Hotel. There you will find long, elegant, marble-lined corridors, supported by columns.
As well as well-appointed rooms and suite, suitable for travels that require a high level of service. There are also plenty of onsite restaurants, a bakery, and a shopping arcade in case you fancy a little retail therapy.
Once you have your basecamp sorted, then you will want to start to explore all the delight that Singapore has to offer.
Starting with a cultural selection, you should make sure that you check out the verdant and lush green botanical gardens at Cluney Road.
Then move on to the Battle Box, an underground command center packed full of military history.
For those design enthusiasts among you take a look at the Design Institute, a museum shaped like a flower. Or if you are looking for something more lighthearted why not pay a visit to the Mint Toy Museum in Seeah Street?
No trip to Singapore would be complete without sampling some of the delicious edible fair that they have on offer.
You absolutely cannot pass up the opportunity to sample some of the delicious street food available. The best places to get this is in the hawker centers which are akin to food courts. These offer very delicious, authentic fare that won’t break the bank!
Make sure that you sample the spiced, creamy coconut soup called Laksa at Sungei Road, it’s divine. Then there is a Chicken Rice which is a super popular dish, of you’ve guessed it, chicken and rice! Or if you are after something a little sweeter why not pay somewhere like the Cat & the Fiddle a visit, and sample some of their legendary cheesecake range?
Sights to see
As most folks know Singapore is a haven for ultra modern architecture. So no trip to this city would be complete with a visit to the jewel in the crown the Tiger Sky Tower. Travel 131m up to the top for the most amazing views of the bay and across the city.
Or if you are looking for something a little older, why not visit the famous Buddha Tooth Temple? Said to be the resting place of one of the Buddha’s very own dental appendages! The temple is built in a tradition style and is well worth a visit.