Singapore may be the priciest city in the world, but it is also celebrated for its assorted budget shops, amazing street food, and many open parks. This 'Garden City' is one of the luxurious cities across the globe, with its blend of Asian and European cultures.
Singapore tourism is continuously growing and there are myriad of things to do when in Singapore. If you have a bucket list, most of the experiences you can strike off the list just exploring the land. And getting to travel in Singapore is nothing less than a luxurious expedition.
Places to Visit in Singapore
There are enormous things to do and places to visit in Singapore making your travel enjoyable and exhilarating. For our interns, PursueAsia Internship Program also includes city tour in the package that gets you to travel in Singapore.
Asia's largest giant observation wheel proudly stands in this 'Garden City' at a striking 165m from the ground. It is one of the city's most decipherable architectural marvels. The Flyer offers an impressive view of Singapore and the Marina Bay. Busy with tourists, it is advisable to book the tickets in advance.
Opened in 2010, Universal Studios Singapore has seven themed sections with countless rides and shows, all related to major hit movies. The events and performances are equally spectacular. This fun cinematic experience allows you to physically feel the action of the movies and live them!
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Travelers on a budget will be pleased about the Singapore Botanic Gardens as most of the gardens are free; there is only a charge for the National Orchid Garden. The garden contains more than 60,000 species of plants and animals, and is home to the world's first children's garden.
Orchard Road is the main shopping street of Singapore, regularly frequented by the locals as well as foreign tourists. Orchard Road is flanked by malls, numerous up market restaurants, coffee chains, caf's, nightclubs and hotels.
Jurong Bird Park
Just hop aboard guided trams or take a relaxed stroll around the abundant jungles and meet beautiful feathered friends. Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries in the world.
Food of Singapore
Singapore offers delight to your taste buds as you see innumerable good looking dishes in the hawker centers, in the food courts and also in the old fashioned shop houses.
- Laksa i.e. rice noodles in spicy coconut curry soup with shrimp, fish cakes, egg and chicken meat is a delectable treat. The Singaporean version of Laksa is Katonglaksa, with cut-up noodles.
- Originating in the streets, Barbecued Stingray is a popular seafood dish. The classic version features stingray meat slated in thick sambal sauce, a spicy condiment with diced tomatoes, chilies and shrimp paste.
- A huge fish head and vegetables cooked in a curry and served with rice or bread cannot be missed. With a sweet and tangy flavor, this Fish Head Curry is a local's favorite.
- Try the Egg Omelet that is mixed with flour and fried with a generous helping of small oysters garnished with coriander leaves.
Souvenirs of Singapore
The city's goldsmiths are known for their fine workmanship and artistic designs. Singapore is a good place to buy high quality pieces of jewelry at reasonable prices as the souvenirs of Singapore. Endless variety of handbags, purses and fashion accessories at excellent prices can be found in the street markets.
Singapore has widest range of cheap and quality electronic goods, such as TVs, tablets, mobile phones, celestial gadgets etc. Take time to familiarize yourself with herbal medicines, spices and exotic dried foods that Singapore offers.