HIGHLIGHTS OF SINGAPORE
It’s ethnic diversity. Sauntering through the atmospheric streets of Chinatown, the charismatic lanes of Little India and the traditional alleys of the Arab Quarter reveals the extent of Singapore’s rich ethnic heritage: a result of its broad immigration history.
Its food. Being a national pastime; eating is a huge part of the culture in Singapore. Delight in the street food of the ethnic quarters, feast on the trademark chilli crab at the Marina, or treat yourself to high tea at the famous Raffles Hotel.
Its skyline. Whether it’s from the SkyPark atop the 57-storey Marina Bay Sands hotel, or on board the Singapore Flyer - the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, the dazzling vistas of the Singapore metropolis are matchless.
It’s biodiversity. Singapore has been dubbed the up-and-coming botanical capital of the world. Marvel at its 50-metre steel trees protruding from the Gardens By The Bay, admire the beautiful orchid displays at Singapore’s impressive botanical gardens, or retreat to the island’s core to explore a rare patch of primary forest.
It’s shopping. Splurging on some designer garments from the Orchard Road boutiques is a pleasant requirement when in Singapore. Alternatively, hunt for a bargain at the textile stores, leather shops and perfume stalls of the vibrant Arab Quarter – a rare pocket of traditional Singapore.