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Places of interest in Singapore

Some options for a fun day out
ST701 Editorial Team - December 30, 2011
By: Noor Farihah
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Places of interest in Singapore

Never judge the book by its cover. Despite being a small tiny red dot in the world map, Singapore has huge offers in terms of entertainment and places of interest.

Chinatown

Going back to history during the colonial time, Chinatown was set apart for all the Chinese immigrants who fled to Singapore for work opportunities. Today, most of Chinatown is reserved for conversation. It is a popular ethnic district and attracts not only the locals but tourists from worldwide. The Chinatown food and night market is surely not to be missed. One can find shophouses built before World War 2 and the oldest Hindu temple (Sri Mariamman Temple) there.

Jurong Bird Park

This attraction with 8,000 birds from 600 different species is one that’s not to be missed; there is no chance that one would feel bored in this world’s largest bird zoo. Examples of attractions found there are Jungle Jewels Flight Aviary, African waterfall aviary etc.

Little India

 This district is well known among the locals, especially the Indian community for its authentic Indian cuisine and shopping. There is a vast range of food delights found in Dunlop’s street variety of cafe and eateries with some parts that is conserved. Other attractions include Mustafa Centre, a 24-hour shopping mall.

Marina Bay Sands (MBS)

 MBS is an integrated resort that is established by Las Vegas Sands. It is a definite go-to place for an experience of a lifetime. Attractions there include casinos, restaurants, convention centres, Sands Sky Park (which houses the world’s largest outdoor rooftop swimming pools) and boutiques such as Burberry and Hugo Boss etc.

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)

 The newest tourist attraction was recently opened in 2010 and there are lots to do and explore in here including Universal Studios, the first theme park to be opened in Southeast Asia. Also officially known as the integrated resorts (IR), this place consists of hotels, boutiques (Versace, Jimmy Choo), restaurants and casinos.

Singapore Crocodilarium

 Being the largest crocodile enclosure in Southeast Asia, there are more than 1,000 species of reptiles including the world’s rarest breeds.

Singapore Flyer

 Standing at a height of 165m with a diameter of 150m, this is the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel, with each capsule holding a maximum of 28 people at any time. The Singapore Flyer also offers dining services where couples can dine at a private capsule and be served by butlers. Other features here include a shopping gallery with retailers such as Hibiki and Love the World.

Singapore Zoo

Also known as Mandai Zoo, this award winning rainforest enclosure is home to more than 2,500 specimens from 315 species. A popular spot amongst both foreigners and the locals, the Singapore Zoo attracts as many as 1.6 million visitors yearly. One can catch the Cat Country showcase, Elephants of Asia and Splash show here.

Night Safari

This first nocturnal zoo in the world houses 1,040 animals with 120 species. More than 1.1 million visitors visit this place yearly. Attractions to look out for here include the Creatures of the Night Show, the Himalayan Foothills and the Nepalese River Valley. 

 

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