Where To Go On Holiday In Singapore
To acquaint yourself a ride on a Trishaw, a three-wheeled bicycle taxi, will allow you to see some of the sights and can be caught from the areas around the Singapore River and Chinatown. To get under the skin of Singapore and to understand its history a trip to the Bras Basah area won’t disappoint with the many museums and colonial buildings on offer.
If it’s retail therapy you’re after than look no further than Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping street and answer to London’s Oxford Street. Here you’ll find high fashion spread throughout mall after mall. And for a more authentic shopping experience the areas of Marina Bay and Bugis are also worth a visit.
Singapore is not without its beaches too, so for some down time venture towards one of the three beaches on offer in Sentosa, an island just off the coast of Singapore accessible by monorail. Whilst here have a ride on the cable car, take in the views from the Tiger Sky Tower observation tower and pay a visit to the Dolphin Lagoon. Alternatively the East coast of the country offers up swathes of white sandy beach and is much less touristy.
For the culture vultures and foodies alike, Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam offer insights into the culture of and food from Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures. And for a slice of decadence a visit to Raffles Hotel, birthplace of the iconic Singapore Sling, for afternoon tea or better still for the cocktail itself is an absolute must!
With such a mix of cultures present in Singapore it follows that a raft of religions are represented meaning that there are countless religious sites to visit such as the Sri Mariamman Hindu temple located in Chinatown and the Burmese Buddhist Temple in the Balestier area.
Nature enthusiasts are also catered for with the Singapore Zoo, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Tortoise and Turtle Sanctuary and even a Night Safari.