PARTNERED POST | 5 Reasons You Need to Visit Singapore

7/04/2019

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If you are looking for a destination for your next break that combines the perfect mix of culture and tradition along with a truly cosmopolitan vibe, Singapore is somewhere that you need to visit. Although compact, Singapore certainly packs a punch and offers a vast array of things to see and do. You may find that you want to extend your stay in Singapore or make it your mission to visit once again in the near future to experience everything this vibrant destination has to offer.

Singapore is an island city, which you will find located just off the coast of southern Malaysia. English is widely spoken in Singapore, making it even more of a convenient place for westerners to visit and explore.

This bustling city-state is home to over five million residents, is ranked fourth in the world on the list of cities with the highest density of billionaires. On the surface, Singapore may seem like any other thriving metropolis with its impressive skyline. However, if you explore Singapore a little further, you will find a city which is home to a wide variety of cultures and religions that co-exist each in their own splendor. 

Culture

Singapore’s distinct districts make it a fascinating place to explore. In each of these neighborhoods, you will find a mix of culture, places of worship, art, and history.

A notable highlight of any trip to Singapore is Little India, home to Singapore’s Indian community. Make sure you have your camera ready as you wander the streets of Little India so that you can capture the eye-catching murals that line its walls, each depicting elements of its culture and history.

Another must-visit district of Singapore is Chinatown. Here you can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre to learn more about the district’s history. Chinatown is home to not one, but three notable places of worship; Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, the Masjid Jamae mosque and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum. Each of these different religious buildings is beautiful and interesting to visit during your time in Chinatown.

If you want to pack the most sight-seeing possible into your stay in Singapore, you may want to book onto one of the many organized tours that are available here. Walking tours are a popular choice and an ideal way of ensuring that you don’t miss any of the city’s cultural highlights during your visit. For further insight into Singapore’s culture and history, a visit to the National Museum of Singapore is the place to go.

Shopping

Singapore offers a fantastic place to shop whatever your budget. Whether you are on the hunt for designer labels in luxury emporiums or quirky fashion from a bohemian boutique, Singapore is the place to find it.

Singapore offers a vast choice of shopping destinations. Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s best-known shopping destinations and is famous for its luxury vibe and flagship stores.

If you prefer your fashion to be a little less mainstream, you will love the JCube mall which is home to more than 100 independent boutiques, so you could even spend a whole day here browsing through these treasure troves of fashion for a unique find.

Dining

From Michelin-starred restaurants to a wealth of street hawkers, you will find cuisine to suit every taste and every budget in Singapore. 

Singapore offers every kind of world cuisine imaginable, so you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding where you should eat. One of the best districts to visit for a selection of foods from around the world is Kampong Glam. Whether you want to try Lebanese dishes, or maybe a spot of Mexican cuisine, you will find it all in Kampong Glam.

For a more relaxed dining experience, visit one of the many food hawker markets on offer in the city. These food centers offer a wide choice of tasty treats to enjoy, popular haunts for foodies include the Chomp Chomp Food Centre on Kensington Park Road and the Adam Road Food Centre.

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Night Life

Singapore isn’t just a fantastic place to visit during the day, as the sun goes down, it’s time to get ready to go out and party! If you want to dance the night away, then head to the world-renowned club, Zouk, or if you are in the Clarke Quay area, check out Attica.

If sipping cocktails is your thing, then you will love the choice of rooftop bars the city has to offer. Take in the stunning city skyline as you chill out with a cocktail. If you have a real head for heights, then you will love 1-Altitude, which is up there as one of the highest rooftop bars in the world!

Green spaces

Gardens by the Bay is a vast space to explore and spans a staggering 101 hectares. To appreciate the area in all its gigantic glory, make your way up the Supertrees and take a wander along the walkway between them. Be sure to stick around for the awesome sky show in the evening where you will be treated to a beautiful sound and light show. 

Singapore is home to many nature reserves, such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Labrador Nature Reserve, which are both great places to experience more of Singapore’s natural beauty.

Extending Your Stay in Singapore…

With its low levels of crime and unemployment, coupled with a seemingly endless amount of places to experience and explore the city’s culture, it’s only natural that you may consider extending your stay in Singapore. If you are thinking of renting in singapore deposit is an important consideration, you will usually need to provide one month’s rent as a security deposit, and then a month’s rent for each year of the term of the lease. However, the amount of deposit required could vary between landlords. 

You will find a wide choice of apartments available for rent in Singapore, and many are furnished, which is perfect for you if you are new to the city.

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