Singapore – A beautiful city-state
Singapore is a melting pot of people from all over the world. Situated fewer than 100 miles north of the equator, Singapore is a city-state with one large island and 63 smaller islands. Amazingly, Singapore went from being a developing nation into a developed country within three decades. It is an amazing feat that many countries have been unable to do after longer timespans.
The Southeast Asian country is renowned for being incredibly modern. Skyscrapers kiss the wild blue yonder while major financial institutions and international corporations make their homes in Singapore.
Often called “a playground for the rich”, Singapore offers travelers to Asia something unique. It isn’t the backpacker haven Thailand and Vietnam are for travelers. It is a land of luxury hotels, five-star restaurants, and one of Formula One’s high profile Grand Prix races of the year. Over 19 million foreign tourists visited Singapore in 2019, and the number is bound to increase as the years go by.
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Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
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Local Favorite: Chili CrabSingapore's food culture is influenced by the many peoples who have relocated to the country over the years. It is a melting pot of foods with some of the most mouthwatering dishes you will find in Asia. Chili crab is an iconic Singaporean dish and must be eaten on a visit to the city. Two versions of the dish are served around Singapore; you can get crab combined with spicy tomato chili sauce or crab spiced with black pepper sauce. Legend has it that chili crab was invented in 1956 by a couple seeking a way to cook crab in other ways than steaming it
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Top Tourist Attractions
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands has one of the most unique designs in the world and is instantly recognizable even if travelers have never been there. Opened in 2010, the resort and casino is one of the most popular luxurious attractions in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands contains a mall, museum, two large theaters, restaurants owned by notable celebrity chefs, two floating Crystal Pavilions, art-science exhibits, and the world’s largest atrium casino. It is an all-in-one destination.
Petrolheads can get behind the wheel of a supercar on one of F1’s official racetracks. The Ultimate Drive Experience gives drivers the chance to test their skills driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini supercar. Drivers can choose from four high-speed packages including a street circuit tour, Street Freeway Tour, Ultimate Freeway Tour, or the Singapore Explorer. Each experience offers its own quirks that drivers will love. All four give petrolheads the chance to drive on Singapore’s Marina Bay F1 Street Circuit. Drivers can choose to drive or sit shotgun as an experienced instructor speeds around the circuit.
Travelers looking for a great view of Singapore will find it at the Singapore Flyer. The Ferris wheel is the 2nd largest observation wheel in the world and gives riders the chance to see for miles with views extending to Malaysia and Indonesia. Visitors to the Singapore Flyer can also visit the Journey of Dreams exhibit to learn about Singapore’s amazing history. A ride on the Singapore Flyer will take 30 minutes.
Situated on the riverside, Clarke Quay is a vibrant area packed with bars and restaurants. It is a beautiful part of the city at night when it is aglow courtesy of its drinking and dining establishments. Clarke Quay is also home to trendy fashion stores and other top of the line shops. The waterside provides a gorgeous background for a day or evening out. It is a favorite spot for tourists and shouldn’t be missed while exploring Singapore.
Raffles Hotel is one of the most historic landmarks in Singapore. It has hosted stays for a variety of people including political dignitaries and pop stars. Opened in 1887, the hotel was named after the man who founded Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. The colonial-style hotel is one of the most beautiful examples of the period’s architecture. Its bar is also famous as it was the location of the Singapore Sling’s invention. They say it is still the best place to order the drink in town.