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Friday, August 09, 2013

Singapore: Where to now in Singapore? - Travel Destinations

Singapore, the Lion City of South East Asia, has proved its worth of being one of the top business destinations in Asia. Honestly, before I had the chance of visiting Singapore, my idea in mind was that this country and its workers only have one goal in mind - work hard for themselves and for their country.

Singapore's buildings
Singapore's Business District

Yes, I can attest to that fact when I visited their country but beyond that, surprised I was because they still have time to enjoy their personal lives. I was sincerely in awe that they have a lot of tourist destinations to offer given the limited area the country has. A jam-packed business-tourist city at its finest!

 So now, where to in Singapore?

Singapore Dollars
Will this amount of money let me survive? :)

Strolling around the world-famous Marina Bay, a lot of beautiful and scenic landmarks can be found. First of course is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It's a three-building hotel that is connected by a giant "ship-like" structure at the top. An infinity pool that lets you have a bird's eye view of the city-country awaits every guests atop the hotel. If you're not a hotel guest, sadly you need to pay around SGD 20 to be granted an access.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay at night
Marina Bay at Night

At the foot of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, you may find The Shoppes at Marina Bay, Art Science Museum, Singapore Flyer, and The Helix Bridge. The Shoppes features most of the high-end brands in the world from clothes to shoes to bags, Art Science Museum showcases some of the exhibits from Art to History to Music, Singapore Flyer which costs SGD 25 gives you an opportunity to have a 20-minute view of the country, and the Helix Bridge...just magnificent at night! Need I say more? :)

The Shoppes Marina Bay
The Shoppes Marina Bay
The Helix Bridge Marina Bay
The Helix Bridge
Art Science Museum Singapore
Art Science Museum

Recently, they built a garden near the Marina which they call as the "Gardens by the Bay". The area was really huge and filled with teeming flora and fauna. Didn't expect a busy city has this at the center of its metropolis. Visiting this place at night is so memorable because of its spectacular light shows!

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay

Standing from the Art Science Museum and just across the Marina Bay, you will see a small cemented white figure with a water fountain. Who else but the Merlion, a symbol of Singapore's booming tourism industry. As its name speaks for itself, it means "half-lion" and "half-fish".

Singapore Merlion
The Merlion

However, I can still clearly remember the story of a Singaporean taxi driver that the Merlion doesn't have any significance or relation to the country's history. It was "just there" and nothing more. It's because the tourist see this as an icon of Singapore that's why the government adopted this symbol. Who cares what's true and what's not, tourist still love it and always a must-see in their Singapore itineraries.

Unfortunately, I only have less time strolling around this beautiful country. There still are more destinations to mark and below are other must-see places (...that I'm wanting to go next time too) !
  • Universal Studios Singapore
  • Sentosa Island
  • Siloso Beach
  • Night Safari
  • Chinatown
  • Little India
Still got more time in Singapore? Have a short detour along Geylang area and see how things come to life at night!

Geylang Rd Singapore
Geylang Rd Singapore

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8 comments:

  1. I've heard some interesting things about Singapore. It looks extremely modern there. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome Andy! Keep traveling and hope to hear your travel stories too :)

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  2. Singapore is very nice travel destination. It's a perfect family travel destination. I really love to travel there and spend great holidays.

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    1. Hi Jone! From what country are you based in? Glad to hear Singapore's one of the go-to country on your bucket list. I definitely agree that Singapore is a tourist-friendly country because of its efficient transport and numerous tourist destinations.

      When do you plan to travel again to South East Asia?

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  3. Very efficiently written information. It will be priceless to anybody who uses it, together with myself. Sustain the good work – for positive i will try extra posts.

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    1. Thanks a lot Jack! Appreciate that!

      If you'd like to post your travel stories here at Travel And Count, I would be happy to entertain you as a guest contributor!

      Keep traveling,
      Dan

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  4. Nice Sharing friend.

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    1. Thanks a lot JAckey!

      Keep traveling!
      Dan ^^

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