Modernity and tradition, or what to see in Singapore?

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Singapore or one of the Asian Tigers is one of the most interesting and underrated countries in Asia by tourists. Singapore is a unique place in many respects. On the one hand, it is a well-developed international business center, and on the other hand, it is very safe and full of green vegetation. This very surprising combination makes everyone should visit this amazing Asian city-state at least once. Why should I go on vacation to Singapore? What are the top attractions in Singapore that you should not miss?

Why to visit Singapore?

Singapore – a trip here is an opportunity to experience many amazing moments. The city-state is characterized by a true cultural mix and you can meet in it people from all over the world. However, Singapore stands out for its very low crime rate (one of the lowest in the world among multi-million cities). This is partly due to local customs and partly due to strict laws. Tourists, however, do not have to be afraid of anything – just be familiar with the law and respect the local rules. Singapore is a place for lovers of modern technologies, architecture and… also greenery. Looking at pictures of Singapore, one may get the impression that the city is almost entirely filled with skyscrapers and luxurious office buildings. But this is a misconception, because Singapore is surprisingly green city with lots of parks and vegetation.

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What to see in Singapore? – The exclusive Marina Bay district

Most tours start their tour of Singapore with Marina Bay for a reason, an upscale seaside district that is filled with striking skyscrapers. The district is home to many five-star hotels and some of the largest and most luxurious department stores in the world. The most popular attractions in Marina Bay are the flower greenhouses and the Singapore Flyer observation wheel. Tourists who enjoy art and have more time on their hands should also check out the futuristic Esplanade Theatre. Another interesting attraction in Marina Bay is the hotel on a huge platform several hundred meters high, the Marina Bay Sands. It is one of the main symbols of the city and the most popular place to stay for tourists from all over the world. The hotel owes its fame to the outdoor swimming pool located on the platform on the 57th floor at a height of 200 meters. The high platform also features a botanical garden, an observation deck, bars and several restaurants. A Singapore vacation spent at the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the perfect way to unwind from the daily monotony.

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Green spaces in Singapore – Gardens by the Bay

Singapore is a multi-million dollar and very exclusive city. Being there, however, you can find much more than modern skyscrapers and glamour. The symbol of the “green” part of the city is Gardens by the Bay. Gardens by the Bay is an urban nature park of 110 hectares located in the center of the city. The biggest attraction is probably the huge constructions that tower over the huge green area. During the day and night various events take place in the park. In the evening, there are also light shows and music. The good news for tourists is that there are covered gardens, so you can go to Gardens by the Bay even in bad weather. Rivaling the gardens is the Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. There are 8 Merlions in the city. Finding them all according to the Singapore Tourism Organisation’s directions is an interesting way to spend your time in Singapore, as you can explore a large part of the city this way.

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Cultural mix in Singapore

Singapore is a blend of modernity, cutting-edge technology and multicultural tradition. This is perfectly evidenced by Chinatown and the “Little India” district. In these districts you can see historic temples and museums surrounded by skyscrapers. Local delicacies are also worth tasting. Tourists who are even more interested in experiencing different cultures on one trip can choose a combined Asian tour offered by travel agencies.

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