An island state with approximately around 5.3 million population and covering an area of 725.1. Singapore is one of the world’s most vibrant and vigorous countries offering a mosaic of contrasting cultures, diverse cuisines, superb shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, it has since developed into one of the world’s most prosperous nations. Visitors will familiarize themselves with a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian and colonial influences in districts such as Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Away from its rich cultural heritage, Singapore has one of the most modern city centers in the world with a great quantity of shopping options in landmark areas such as the iconic Orchard Road, Suntec City, Marina Square and Raffles City too.
Places to be visited on your tour to Singapore include:
- Marina Bay Sands: Make your way across the bay to visit Marina Bay Sands for its slew of celebrity chef restaurants. Pick a spot for dinner offering European fare with Asian touches, or if you can’t resist a good steak, there’s CUT by Wolfgang Puck to meet your guilty pleasures.
- Little India: hit up the bustling Little India to visit temples like Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple. You’ll see yourself surrounded by a number of little specialty stores that sell pretty sarees (a traditional piece of long clothing worn by Indian women that’s draped around the body), spices and accessories so wander around to see what fascinates you most.
- Sentosa Island: Singapore’s most popular island resort with endless things to see and do. Firstly you should take a tour of Universal Studios Singapore; the movie-themed entertainment park boasts seven zones and plenty of mind-blowing rides, including the 3D indoor rollercoaster Transformers: The Ride, and the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure which is a white water raft system with a thrilling drop at the end.
- National Gallery Singapore: There’s no better way to get cultured than to spend the entire day museum-hopping. Begin with the newest of the lot the very famous National Gallery Singapore. Home to the world’s public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the National Gallery Singapore is housed across two national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall and features over 8,000 artworks.
Traditions, cultures and loved food of Singapore:
There are four official languages which include: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English linguistic is widely used in business and administration and is mostly spoken and understood. Mostly the Singaporeans are multilingual speaking their mother tongue as well as English. One of the most incredible aspects of Singapore is the truly the colorful and multicultural nature of the country’s population which is a natural result of the country’s geographical position and commercial success. The leading religions such as Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism flourish in harmony with one another. The most prominent religion is Buddhism, with 33 per cent of the resident population listed as adherents of this faith. Singapore can justifiably claim to be Asia’s food capital where East meets West in a dizzying mélange of flavors. Must try dishes include spicy chilli crab, Hainanese chicken rice, satay, laksa and char kway teow.