What is Singapore Famous/Known For?
Singapore is a city-state with about 5.6 million inhabitants. It is a culturally diversified nation where English language is its lingua franca, although Malay, Chinese, and Tamil are also the official languages of the country. Singapore is one of the most important entrance gates in Southeast Asia. Many of those who travel there, enter Singapore for the comforts that the city offers. It is a place of cultural mix, incredible skyscrapers, chaos and nature. Without a doubt Singapore is worth it. Singapore has many interesting features including its lush greenery surroundings, festivals, and Islands. Additionally, millions of people to to this country because of the great number of career opportunities. Singapore is known for its clean streets and its modern and tall buildings. It makes every effort to ensure that the streets are always kept clean by passing some strict laws on vandalism, littering, public urination, and spitting on streets. Offenders are usually fined or punished by picking up litters on the streets. Most people don’t realize how clean Singapore really is. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Universal Studios, Singapore
It is the first unique amusement park to be established in Southeast Asia. This Universal studio is endowed with over 20 attraction areas usually in themed zones. They include Ancient Egypt, the Lost World, Hollywood, New York, Far Away (Shrek), and Madagascar. It is an ideal site for families with their children. As a fan of the theme parks that we are we did not want to miss the opportunity to visit Universal Studios in Singapore. And today we bring you a guide with a lot of information to visit it: how to get there, opening hours, tickets, areas, the best attractions and lots of advice. The Universal Studios Park in Singapore is located in Sentosa, an island of about five square kilometers located half a kilometer from the south coast of Singapore. Universal Studios Singapure has perfect dimensions to travel in a day and calmly. The largest influx time is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (approximately). In that stretch of time there are so many people that it is sometimes difficult to walk. But after 17 hours the park begins to empty so it is possible to repeat in some attractions or ride where it has not been possible before. Our advice is that at the moment of more affluence, take the opportunity to take a walk through Sentosa and discover the island a bit. Bring plenty of water and some food. However, the restaurants inside Universal Studios Singapore are not very expensive. There are attractions where they do not let up with a backpack, they should be stored in lockers that are located next door. They are very modern, open and close with fingerprint. The first 20 minutes (I think I remember) are free, just enough to ride the attraction. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
One of the most important aspects when traveling to Singapore, is to know its gastronomy. This is something that in our case we value very much in all the destinations, but we believe that it is something more special still in Singapore, since this city is considered one of the best gastronomically speaking. Although the country has many luxury restaurants of high-quality standard, you can find cheap foods in the streets. The street food stalls are arranged in an orderly manner. It is ensured that the food vendors meet up to the minimum food standard including hygiene. Singapore has the Hawkers Centers. The Hawkers Centers are street food stalls where you can find all the specialties of the area at a very affordable price. We were the way we used the most to eat since it was cheaper than a supermarket. There are many Hawkers Centers in Singapore scattered throughout the different neighborhoods of the city. It is a very good way to see how local people live and save money. Camera on Route we stay in Chinatown and frequent the Hawker – Maxwell Center. Maxwell Center is the hawker located in Chinatown, a very good neighborhood to find cheap and centrally located hostels. This hawker gives a touch as being crowded with Chinese that makes you move to the most native China. Don’t forget to taste the best chicken with rice in Singapore at the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice Stand. You can also find up to some stand with gastronomic awards. Do not forget to watch the video Eat Cheap in Singapore as it is worth more than a thousand words. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Finding the perfect place to stay in Singapore is not as easy as doing it in your neighboring countries. Singapore is the most expensive country in Southeast Asia (quite differently), therefore, hotels and lodges are not as cheap. In fact, they are quite expensive. Despite being a more expensive city, I always highly recommend going to Singapore. I have been on 2 occasions and every time I go it surprises me more. Going to Singapore means traveling to the future, thanks to its modern buildings, intact streets and the harmony with which different ethnic groups coexist. This mix of ethnicities is another of the things that make Singapore such a special place. If you are organizing your trip to Singapore, and you are looking for accommodation, you have arrived at the right place. In this post I will explain what are the best areas to sleep in Singapore according to your budget. In addition, I will recommend several hotels and hostels. This colonial-style hotel was established in 1887 and it’s one of the most prominent landmarks of Singapore. It has accommodated popular guests such as Queen Elizabeth II, Michael Jackson, and Elizabeth Taylor. The Luxurious hostel contains 103 suites and 18 distinctive bars and restaurants. It also features a shopping mall with more than 40 stores and boutiques. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
One of Singapore’s most respected and iconic destination. The Chinatown contains shopping centers, restaurants, street foods joints, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, and Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall. It is a unique experience, where past and present meet. It was an important enclave for new Chinese immigrants during the colonial era, where it was a center of commerce and commerce within the Chinese community. Currently it has become a very touristy neighborhood, shops, restaurants and many other attractions. Thian Hock Keng Temple also known as the Tianfu Temple, visited by Chinese immigrants who gave thanks to Ma Zu (the Goddess of the Sea) for a safe trip. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Do not miss their daily ceremonies. In the basement of the temple there is a social dining room that you can eat great just by giving the will. Sri Mariamman Temple. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for the power she has to cure diseases. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel in the world. The Flyer which is built 165 meters high, above a three-story terminal building, 150 meters in diameter, and travels at 0.21m/s provides one with amazing views of the city. Singapore Flyer is the kind of thing you would build if you were a small island with a reputation for thinking big: a project designed to be the largest of its kind in the world. So it is with the Singapore Flyer, a 540-foot observation wheel that offers an impressive 360-degree view of Singapore’s Marina Bay. Do not make the mistake of calling the Singapore Flyer a “ferris wheel.” Management absolutely refuses to “use the word F”: the Singapore Flyer is more appropriately called an observation wheel, in line with the famous London Eye. (It also beats the London Eye in the size department by more than ninety feet!) The Singapore Flyer is assembled with 28 air-conditioned capsules, each the size of a bus and can accommodate 28 passengers. Singapore Flyer builders boast that each passenger will experience a 30-minute trip without vibrations, with an incredible unobstructed view of the surrounding island state, as well as glimpses of neighboring countries Indonesia and Malaysia. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Sentosa was converted into a tourist attraction site in 1972 and has since become a famous resort drawing over 20 million visitors annually. It features a sheltered beach, the Merlion, two golf courses, Fort Siloso, 14 hotels, and a casino. For all audiences, Sentosa Island picks up some of Singapore’s most popular attractions, such as Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium Adults can visit the World Sentosa Casino Resorts and Crockfords Tower, while the most popular places among teenagers are Skyline Luge and Sentosa Tanjong Beach. There are three great beaches on Sentosa Island, and all of them can be accessed with the Sentosa Express monorail. Travelers can choose between Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach, depending on the type of experience they are looking for. Siloso Beach is located near Beach Station and offers many activities such as skating, kayaking and skimboarding. Palawan Beach is considered a more familiar beach, and travelers should plan to be busy on weekends and holidays. Palawan Beach includes Palawan Pirate Ship, a fun water park for children of all ages. Tanjong Beach is a good option for visitors looking for a more relaxed and peaceful environment. Although it is the furthest beach from Beach Station, Tanjong Beach makes up for its location by offering beautiful views and a serene environment. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The city-state of Singapore boasts of numerous Islands. It is home to at least 63 beautiful offshore Islands including Sentosa – the largest, Sisters’ Islands, St John’s Island, Pulau Ubin Island, amongst others. Located a half kilometer north of Singapore, a small island Pulau Ubin is an antithesis to the lively and fun Sentosa Island. Currently, it represents an area of the city-state that managed to avoid urbanization and has preserved the pristine nature and thus has become a paradise to enjoy in a quiet and serene environment. The history of the island’s appearance, whose shape looks like a boomerang, is engraved in a curious legend. He says that once, frog, pig and elephant bet on being the first to cross a strait between Singapore and Mahor Johor state. Whoever failed would be turned into stone. However, all of them had failed and so they were suddenly petrified. The frog became Pulau Sekudu Island, and the elephant with the pig formed Pulau Ubin. But the legend is a little right, since before Pulau Ubin had two parts divided by the river. After the active development of shrimp farms, the river was eliminated, thereby combining two parts on a single island. The name of the island Pulau Ubin translates as ‘the island of granite’. This is related to the granite quarries that worked here from the end of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century. There they extracted the material for the construction of the buildings raised by the British in Singapore. Today, the quarries represent one such historical monument. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The First Night Zoo in the World
A visit to the Night Safari in Singapore provides you with a special nighttime experience. It is known as the first night zoo on the planet which has been in existence since 1994 and houses more than 1000 nocturnal animals. The Singapore Night Safari is one of the main attractions of the city and, its inauguration in 1994, marked the beginning of a new type of zoo. The Night Safari is not simply an illuminated zoo or a version of the night areas of parks like Faunia. The Singapore Night Safari is a natural environment of 40 hectares that offers visitors the chance to see the wildlife of the tropical jungle at dusk. The visit takes place on foot and part by tram in the style of “Jurassic Park”. In addition to the tour of the animals there are several shows that are worth seeing, especially “Creatures of the night”. There are two types of entrance: by walk or by tram. You must purchase the entrance by tram as there are many points in the park that cannot be reached on foot. The Night Safari is next to the Singapore Zoo, if you like animals, why not combine both visits? Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Culture and Religion
Singapore is a multi-ethnic nation with four official languages namely English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay. Due to the country’s inhabitants of diverse tribes (Malay, Caucasian, Chinese, and Indian), there are different religions practiced in Singapore (Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Islam). One of the most striking aspects of Singapore is the huge variety of cultures and contrasts. Singapore is a country where multiculturalism prevails and where no one can feel strange. Singaporeans are people accustomed to dealing with all kinds of mentalities and cultures different from their own. That is why they also have no problem accepting other religions. In addition, my attention was also drawn to the great role that religion plays in Singapore. Religion attracts attention, and not only because of the large number of temples, churches, mosques and religious buildings of all kinds that you can find anywhere. What most attracts attention is the strong contrast that occurs with the most modern buildings we have in mind when we think of Singapore. In addition, there are two other things that also contrast about religion in Singapore. The first is, how in a society that in certain aspects such as the politician is so closed, it is both so open when it comes to individual religious freedom. The government promotes religious freedom in the country and respect for other religions. Children are educated since childhood in the maintenance of multiculturalism and the harmony of different religions. The second aspect that is curious is, how in such an developed industrialized society, the country continues to maintain religion as one of the fundamental pillars for its citizens. An example of this is found in Muslims who, during the month of Ramadan, have some labor advantages to allow their best adaptation to fasting.