Often referred to as the Little Red Dot, Singapore is an island-country and city-state which has grown to become a bustling metropolis since its independence in 1965. Similar to a rare gem, Singapore’s rich culture, history, food and lush greenery make it multifaceted and enchanting to tourists from all over the world.
There is something for everyone in Singapore ranging from outdoor activities and indoor fitness classes for fitness junkies who love a good sweat, to those with an artsy edge who are spoilt for choice with the many art festivals held throughout the year. Not neglecting the foodies who love to experience delicious and diverse flavours, Singapore’s multiculturalism is amplified through its rich food culture where dishes from both local and international cuisines present each other side-by-side in the nation’s distinctive hawker centers — creating unforgettable culinary experiences.
One of the highlights of exploring Singapore is having the opportunity to learn more about its various cultures through visiting areas such as Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam. The multicultural island has four official languages: English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin and it also celebrates the national holidays of many different religions.
If you’re looking for a place to visit with rich culture and diversity alongside endless opportunities to make memories with food, fun and sunshine, look no further because Singapore is the destination for you.
There are also a variety of popular fitness gyms and companies in the area with activities ranging from MMA and powerlifting to yoga, pilates and many more. The area’s convenience and easy access to Raffles Place MRT make it an attractive place to plan any activity.
At the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District lies Boat Quay—a conservation area lined with shophouses which once served as a central hub for maritime trade. Over time, the area has evolved to house many popular pubs, bars and restaurants with bustling nightlife. Beyond its aesthetic appeal and common association with Singapore’s financial district, being located along the waterfront of the Singapore River, Boat Quay is known for its stunning night view.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometre boulevard comprising popular shopping malls, well established food and beverage outlets, entertainment facilities and hotels. Often referred to as the heart beat of the city, with a myriad of entertainment and shopping options—it's no surprise that it’s one of the most popular locations in Singapore among both locals and tourists to shop till you drop.
Many people also look forward to the vibrant seasonal lights and decorations that are put up during Christmas along orchard Road, also known as the annual “Christmas Light-Up''.
Another unique feature of Orchard Road is that it houses the Istana which is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. Popular parks in the area include Istana Park and Fort Canning Park which serve to educate visitors about the rich history of Singapore as they immerse themselves in nature.
Recognised as one of the Top Ten Airports in the world, Singapore’s Changi Airport is well known for a multitude of reasons. Alongside being an international hub, amenities at Singapore Changi Airport include restaurants, retail stores and duty-free shopping.
The newest and most spectacular addition is Terminal 1’s Jewel Changi which contains the HSBC Rain Vortex, a 40-metre-high indoor waterfall surrounded on all sides by tropical plants and over 2,000 trees.
Other highlights of the airport include the Butterfly Garden at Terminal 3, the Sunflower Garden at Terminal 2 and the Cactus Garden at Terminal 1 which houses over 100 species of cacti and arid plants. It’s no surprise why many locals and tourists often flock to Changi Airport for its unique activities.