About Singapore

Singapore is a modern Asian City with a rich history, beautiful sights and arguably the best food in the world. Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles it is a conglomerate of many different cultures that still today give Singapore its special flair. The coming together of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European cultures created a vibrant multi-cultural society with a very modern forward looking attitude and, not to underestimate, a large variety of culinary dishes. Some of the most visited attractions are:

The Raffles Hotel, the site where Sommerset Maugham has written and set some of his books, and the site where the famous Singapore Sling was created and which is still the best place to admire some of the colonial style of buildings so common in this part of the world.

Sentosa, an island with a large variety of activities for the whole family, including Underwater World, a walk beneath the sea, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, awhere you can admire more than 1500 live butterflies from over 50 species fluttering around you, Images of Singapore, a wax figure cabinet showing the rich history of Singapore, the musical fountain laser show and many more attractions.

Botanical Garden and National Orchid Gardens showing off the variety of plants in the region. Especially the collection of orchids created for the different famous visitors of Singapore and the new cool house are worth a visit.

Singapore Zoo and Night Safari are special attractions for the whole family showing one of the best selections of wildlife in an open concept. You can see here Komodo dragons having lunch, white tigers, a large variety of primates and many more animals.

Bukit Timah, one of only two sites of primary rainforest in an urban environment left in this world.

Sungei Buloh, a wetland reserve in which you can take a walk together with monitor lizards, see tree climbing crabs, a wide variety of birds and fish.

Esplanade, a modern theatre and concert hall complex with renowned international musical performances and many free cultural events by the bay of local artists.

Singapore is as well an ideal port of departure from which to explore Southeast Asia. Several Indonesian islands can be reached by ferry (Bintan, Batam) with beaches said to rival the beaches in Bali. Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia are all reachable within 2 hours or less by bus or plane and a variety of modern low cost airlines make this as easy as never before.

Tourism in Singapore

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