I’m Walking the Streets of Singapore City – Southeast Asia

I’m Walking the Streets of Singapore City – Southeast Asia

Visiting another destination for the first time means it time to get those walking shoes out again, because this time, I’m walking the streets of Singapore and utterly loving life in this fantastic Southeast Asian city.

Firstly, I like to describe Singapore like a well-oiled machine, the city runs like clockwork and is easily recognisable from the moment you step into the Changi Airport and take a taxi to the city centre.

The transition is smooth, even if the traffic is always flowing.

Not to say it’s perfect, it’s not, peak hour traffic is still peak hour traffic, and at times you will run into issues like you would in any part of the world.

However, the great city of Singapore is clean, well-organised and delightful in so many aspects, that it made walking the streets of Singapore, seem like a lazy Sunday stroll in the park.

 

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Stumble across various cultures of the world in one country

I love exploring different cultures, and when Singapore is situated in the central part of Southeast Asia, different cultures are bound to come together. I’ll tell you about a couple of locations that must be considered when visiting Singapore to discover a little culture in other parts of Asia.

Chinatown is a real hit for travellers, and the Singapore edition is undoubtedly up there with one of the best I’ve seen.

Beautiful temples are the major attractions, but often you’ll get caught up in the side streets, enjoying street food, dining at pricey restaurants and buying a souvenir or two from the marketplaces located throughout Chinatown.  

Little India, is appropriately named because it’s precisely that, a little part of India. The streets are densely populated with locals and tourists who are keen to get caught up in the vibrancy of the area and view unique structures and street art.  

Inside Little India is many markets places, retail outlets at plenty of Indian restaurants for those who have a hunger for some delicious butter chicken. 

 

The tooth Relic temple in China town, Singapore.

The Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore.

 

 

Get the camera ready and take millions of photos along the Marina Bay Area

The picturesque Marina Bay is where all the tourist flock to capture the best of Singapore, and quite often it’s where most of your time is spent.

I can remember enjoying numerous quality walks in the area that included a length of the Grand Prix track, the Singapore Flyer and the great Harbour area that comes with beautiful city views in the background.

The major attractions of Singapore that everyone knows and love through travel magazine and newspapers is the real winner along the Marina Bay area that includes The Sands SkyPark, The Merlion and The Gardens by the Bay. 

Getting to each significant attraction can be quite a hike, but nothing says you can’t savour every little bit little at a time, and later on, enjoy a good feed at the Satay by the Bay food court that provides numerous Asian and Western cuisines.

 

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Another glorious evening in Singapore over the Marina.

 

Explore the Nature with Singapore City

Anyone that knows me well enough will know that I love to wander the outdoors for a little fresh air and in Singapore, Nature is well and truly alive with a few beautiful locations to have a stroll in various parklands and escape the busy city area.

You can stroll over to Fort Canning, an only stone throw from Clarke Quay, and enjoy a pleasant walk in the outdoors, while also learning about Singapore Wartime history with a paid tour through a real-life War Bunker that was used by the British Army during World War II.

The Botanic Gardens is an even prettier stroll in the park; it’s fantastic to wander past various themes of a  spectacular garden that covers many hectares on the outskirts of Singapore City.

The National Orchard Gardens with is vibrant colours will delight any traveller who strolls through the gates with well-landscaped gardens and impressive water features.

 

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The open spaces of the Botanic Gardens.

 

 The atmosphere at Clarke Quay is Electric

Night or Day, the atmosphere at Clarke Quay will thrill any tourist who visits one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. To me, Clarke Quay is the perfect spot for a couple to a  romantic time, which threw me off track, being in Singapore alone. 

It didn’t ruin the mood too much, because I loved wandering through the Quay, it has an abundance of riverside dining options (including a Hooters), a mass of cruise boats that are ready to take you down The Singapore River for more breathtaking City views.

The Quay also has a range of retail outlets, ice-cream shops, bars and exciting street entertainment that thrills the onlooking crowd. The action never stops at Clarke Quay.

 

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Watching the boats come in at Clarke Quay.

 

Shop till you drop in a world of marketplaces and shopping malls

I’m not a shopping enthusiast by any means, but it doesn’t mean you don’t get caught in the euphoria of it all while walking the streets of Singapore, while you come across plenty of shopping malls and markets.

Bugis Street is a favourite of mine and for most tourists to Singapore. It’s easy to see why, with a vibrant retail area, where you’ve got your modern shopping malls that is a tad on the pricey side.

In another nearby spot, there are market stalls that are sold all types of goods at a bargain price, with a decent food court that offers quality food at an affordable price.

Orchard Street is another upmarket shopping zone that is all class and certainly worth a peek. Even if shopping is not your forte, there are plenty of sights to see and street art to gaze at.

If anything, it’s a great location to sit at Starbucks to escape the heat and enjoy a coffee frappe, you can leave the shopping part to those who enjoy it most, unless that person is you. 

 

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Bugis Street, Singapore

 

Life is grand while I am walking the streets of Singapore

There are many fantastic destinations in the world, but walking the streets of Singapore is truly a treat that needs to be savoured and taken slowly, while you devour everything that this charming city has to offer.

Sure, there will be times when you need to take the train to get to your next destination in Singapore, but when you get the chance, take the slow approach and explore this beautiful city with your own two feet, I promise you, that you won’t regret it.

 

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Making the Most of your Time during your Singapore Vacation

Making the Most of your Time during your Singapore Vacation

On a world map, Singapore may appear to be a small island country in Southeast Asia, and when we are talking land dimensions, it’s certainly the case.

Don’t let size fool you!!! For what appears small is really large at heart, and once you step inside Singapore, you are standing in a whole new world full of modern infrastructure and mesmerising beauty.

Making the most out of your Singapore Vacation needs to have a well thought out itinerary, especially if you’re only entering the country for a short stay on a stopover, where time is not always your friend and you’re busy rushing around visiting all the sights.  

The dollar factor could come into consideration too, it’s a well known fact that Singapore doesn’t come cheap, and you could often be looking over your budget and questioning what is affordable or not.

Don’t let it worry you, because there are plenty of things to do in Singapore that won’t break the bank. 

Whatever the circumstances, whatever the budget, it always helps to be prepared in advance by jotting down a list of attractions and making the most out of your Singapore Vacation.

 

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Visit the Major Singapore Attractions

 Singapore is known for amazing attractions and they are popular for all tourists to the region for a good reason, they are simply awesome.

Let’s start with Marina Bay area.

The area will grab your attention and many clicks of the camera with the popular Gardens by the Bay, Sands SkyPark, The Singapore Flyer and The Merlion in vicinity to each other, with amazing views of the Magnificent city in the backdrop.

Take a stroll further down the Singapore River, when you will arrive at Clarke Quay, the hottest night spot in town.

Inside Clarke Quay there are a range of riverside restaurants, bars, nightclubs, street entertainment and whole lot of shopping that will mount up the credit card bills, because nothing in Clarke Quay comes cheap.

It is, however, nice to buy an ice cream and watch all the action from the banks of the river with your loved one cuddling in next to you.

Sentosa Island is another on the list of popular attractions to visit in Singapore.

A tourist island with in a tourist island. Sentosa is number one on the list and no wonder why with Universal Studios Theme Park, white-sanded beaches, restaurants, bars, extreme activities and a host of other activities to enjoy on Sentosa Island.

A great things about all these popular attractions in Singapore is that it cost very little to wander around and views these amazing places.

 

 

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Great city views in Singapore with the Merlion as the main attraction.

 

 

Go Around the World on your Singapore Holiday 

 There are numerous amounts of cultural attractions in Singapore city that tourist often flock to in their numbers to have a little peek of other countries from around the world.

Flock to chaotic Little India, wander through Chinatown, or take a stroll along Arab Street the options are countless.

In a lone city, you can enjoy different food flavours, cultures and unique structures of certain faraway regions without having to jet off to another country.

 

Sri Mariammam Temple

Sri Mariammam Temple.

 

 

Explore the Great Outdoors of Singapore

 It’s not only about the big city when it comes to Singapore and their ever-expanding list of places to see, there are abundance parklands and gardens that need to occupy your attention.

In the western end of the country in the Jurong area, you can have another trip around Asia with the Chinese and Japanese Gardens that are free to enter and a pleasant stroll viewing open parklands and Chinese temples.

Closer to the city centre, the nature of Singapore is close by also, with the picturesque Botanic Gardens and Orchard Garden that demands your time with many colourful gardens of various plant species, and nature walks to keep you occupied for a good chunk of the day.  

 

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Chinese Garden in Singapore.

 

 Wander the City Streets of Singapore

 There is plenty of action happening in the city if you want to get out your walking shoes and wander the streets of Singapore, while getting lost in the maze of people all around you.

Let’s start with Bugis Street, the vibe is crazy inside with loads of market places, food stalls and a shopping mall, where you have the choice to spend big or spend little, depending on what you are after and the budget you have in mind.

A short train trip away, you have another shopping experience with Orchard Street, not as lively as Bugis Street, but still electric nonetheless with a number of cafés to enjoy a hot cappuccino or refreshing frappe.  

 

Bugis Street, Singapore.

Crowds come in at Bugis Street.

 

Never Fear the Singapore Public Transport

 At first the Singapore MRT system will seem a headache as you figure out the different colours and subway lines you need to get on to get to your next destination.

Never fear the subway system, because once you work out the maze, it’s by far the cheapest way to get around Singapore and get to all those awesome attractions in quick time.

 

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A Spontaneous Evening Walk in Singapore to Always Remember

A Spontaneous Evening Walk in Singapore to Always Remember

 It was an evening walk in Singapore which happened by accident.

One of the most beautiful evenings walks that I have had the pleasure to partake in, it created an unforgettable memory which will stay with me often as I think about the sights, the sounds and nature which assisted into a great evening walk in Singapore.  

Not your regular location for a popular hike that gathers credits for brilliant memories, even with all the famous Singapore attractions, I’ll admit to that, no mountains, no gorgeous lakes, no adventurous walk in a tropical rainforest, although this stroll through Singapore had its unique adventure which lasted several hours from late afternoon and into the night.

Anyone who knows me well enough will understand I love a pleasant walk, and on most occasions, it’s a spontaneous spur of the moment decision to put on the walking shoes and go for a pleasant stroll in any environment.

 

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An evening walk in Singapore to remember.

 

An Evening Walk in Singapore to Remember

 

On this particular December evening in Singapore, a country I was very unfamiliar with, it was no different, unplanned and without any real direction in which I would take.

This article is all about an evening walk in Singapore which I’ll always remember and will have the photos I can always cherish. 

 

The Walk started in Geylang 

 After spending the day on Sentosa Island, a famous tourist island of Singapore, and already clocking up the kilometres by foot in the hot Southeast Asia heat, getting off my bed at the Fragrance hotel in Geylang was a lot harder to do than you might think.

I had to remind myself that I was in Singapore for a short time and no matter how weary I may have been, it was time to get on my feet and see more of Singapore because there were many other places to see in this busy city. A great decision, in the end, it certainly seemed.

It all started in Geylang, not the most impressive of locations in Singapore, because anyone who knows the area, will know that Geylang is the biggest red-light district in the country. If you do wish to know more in relation what red-light might mean, look it up, as I won’t be getting into that too much here but to suggest it’s an area common for adult visitors.

Wandering through Geylang streets and past a few seedy places as quick as I could, I headed directly south to the Major Sports hub of Singapore, and because I love my sport, this specific zone certainly had my attention.

The sports hub in Singapore contains their major stadium, an aquatic centre, a running track around the main stadium, and whole lot more sporting venues such as indoor stadiums, outdoor basketball courts and other fitness related venues and activities.

The Sports Hub is a busy precinct, and even with no sporting events going on at the time, many people still wandered through the grounds for a little exercise and a peek at the well organised Sports Hub.

The unplanned evening walk in Singapore had got off to a flyer, and the good news was, it only had just begun.

 

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Wandering around the main stadium at Singapore’s Sports Hub.

Walking Along the Gorgeous Marina East

One last look at the Sports Hub and the amazing sights and it was time to move on and advance over the Geylang River Bridge into Marina Bay East, the views from here would only get better.

Marina East is the home for rich people of Singapore with a host of wonderfully located apartments buildings, parklands and a golf course. At the front of the apartments buildings and along the Marina Bay foreshore is an abundance of parklands where the kids are having a good time playing soccer and keeping active.

With a walking track along the edge of the water, during the evening time, the area is entirely populated with locals enjoying their daily exercise in the great outdoors after a hard day at the office. I couldn’t think of a better location for some relaxation therapy.

Moving along the walking path by the gorgeous Marina Bay, the vantage point I had of the city was beginning to gain real momentum. The city views were in full sight, and so was the gigantic Singapore Flyer with the harbour in the distance. Everything, and everywhere you fixed, your eyes looked merely breathtaking.

Rounding the corner along the pathway, still packed with other fitness gurus, the Sands SkyPark came into full view. It was hard to miss the magnificent building that does stand out large for all to see, not too far away from SkyPark was the Gardens by the Bay and the famous super-trees, even from a distance it all looked a treat. It wouldn’t be too long until I got a closer look.

 

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I am checking out the towering apartments in Marina Bay East.

Over the Marina Barrage Bridge to Marina South

 From the East side, you go the Southside, and after a couple of hours of stable walking along the Marina, I crossed the Marina Barrage Bridge to the other side of the Bay. The popular area of Marina Bay, I could sense greatness was coming.

Marina Barrage is a dam in Singapore that is built nearby the five rivers, I didn’t spend a lot of time there as by now I was getting hungry, and food was on my mind.

As if my prayers “were answered” in an instant, located in the middle of the Gardens, I came across the jam-packed “Satay by the Bay”, a food court full of Asian cuisines with a mixture of Western food and a bar, where a glass or two of cold tap beer was fully appreciated. Along with the much-needed beer, I got stuck into a decent sized burger with fries and devoured it quickly.

After an hour of my own company and enjoying the atmosphere associated with the “Satay by the Bay” and some much-appreciated sit-down time to give the feet a rest, it was time for the next adventure, Gardens by the Bay – Christmas Wonderland.

 

Satay by the Bay

Satay by the Bay.

The Magnificent Walk Ends at the Gardens by the Bay with a Spectacular Light Show

I hadn’t done my homework, because I didn’t even realise the Christmas Wonderland was happening at the Gardens by the Bay, it was the month of December, and I should have known better, but sometimes it’s those hidden surprises that you appreciate most in life.

I wandered through the gardens and had a look a few of the super-trees that sat outside the Wonderland location, in their night lights they were simply beautiful, and it made a perfect photo opportunity. Little did I know that I had seen nothing yet.

There was a bit of queue outside the ticket box for the entrance to the Christmas Wonderland and being a lonely traveller on this occasion; I was a little hesitant to pay the admission fee, I made the right call after a bit of pause in the proceeding.  

It was like entering another world of spectacular colour and beautiful music sung by the choir. The Super-trees inside the wonderland was lit up to another level if that was even possible; the whole scenery all around was pure magic.

The show continued as I went up to the elevator of a super-tree and entered onto the OCBC Skyway, the vantage point went to another level with the night lights of Singapore entirely on show, from the CBD, the Sands SkyPark and the rest of the Marina, everything was lit up.

It was from that point I witnessed the Christmas Wonderland Light show and how spectacular it was with the lights flickering between different colours and the music playing through speakers was merely beautiful. Life at that point was at its best, and it was only a pity I was here alone while my family was back in Australia missing one heck of a show.

Around six hours had passed from the moment I left the Fragrance Hotel in Geylang, to when I arrived back to the room. I had a fair Idea where I may end up, but I couldn’t imagine the night would be this memorable.

It was an evening walk in Singapore to Remember and remember, I indeed will.

 

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The lights, the colours, its all a part of the package inside Gardens by the Bay.


 

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Enjoy the Night Sky at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Enjoy the Night Sky at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

In my own opinion, the nighttime is simply a brilliant time to be Visiting Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and entering the majestic world that is the Christmas Wonderland.

The light’s, the colours, the sounds, it sticks to my memory bank to this very day, and often I love to look back through the photo album and check out the gallery of photos and videos that I took while standing in the middle of the most spectacular light show I have ever witnessed. To me, it is better than a firework display on Australia Day.

The memories often flashback and for a good reason, staring up at the Super-trees with the lights frequently changing into different lively colours, it brought out even more dazzle to the occasion and had the crowds of tourist who had flocked to the gardens in their numbers, at a standstill.

 

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The lights, the colours, its all a part of the package when you visit the Gardens by the Bay.

Enjoying the Gardens by the Bay Lights show

 With the spectacular light show hovering above, the inspirational music playing through the speakers added extra chills to the show and brought even more to the occasion, it’s the kind of music played that you may have heard in the past form a Home Alone movie.

The surrounding atmosphere with the lights and music was simply a lover’s delight, the ideal scenario with many couples at the gardens clinging to each other’s hands and enjoying the moment under the stars on a perfect Singapore night, the spirit Christmas was undoubtedly alive.

It was a pity I was in Singapore alone for this particular moment because there would have been nothing more beautiful than to witness a magical event like the spectacular lights at Gardens by the Bay with my wife. Not that it spoilt the moment, although,  it certainly would have been that little more special with the one you love most by your side. Instead, I had to show her the pictures when I got home.

 

 

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Perfect for a romantic night out in Singapore.

Take a step along the OCBC Skyway.

 Take the elevator and go high up into the Super-trees and enjoy a fantastic walk along the OCBC Skyway. At that moment you are closer to the lights, and the whole area is lit up all around you, whether it is above where you are standing or below you.

In the distance, the city is also a pretty sight in the night sky, with the Sands SkyPark a big hit for all tourist who is vying for the ideal spot to grab that perfect picture of a strong structure that stands enormous in front of you. If that is not enough, you can add the surrounding CBD, the Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer, that is breathtaking in its dazzling colours, and it is at its best from the OCBC Skyway.

 

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Hold tight on top of the OCBC Skyway.

When in Singapore, A Gardens visit is compulsory

 Anytime during the day is a particular time to wander the gardens and view the magnificent Super-trees, but the night time, is the best time, as the Singapore night sky is lit up and glorious in its colour, not to mention the buoyant atmosphere that is generated by the visitors to the area who are seeking a great time out. When you are in Singapore, a visit to the Gardens by the Bay will be on the list, make sure you also take a peek during the evening.

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Night time Gardens by the Bay

Colours go on as far as the eye can see.

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Awesome and Must-See Places to visit for first timers to Singapore

Singapore can be quite mind-blowing upon going through the departure gates of Changi Airport for the first time. There is so much to see and so much to do, that it can be quite an overwhelming experience reading through the brochures, travel books and the internet, in hope to find out all the activities you wish to achieve while holidaying in the Southeast Asian Country.

Stressless travellers!!! This impressive list below will help those first-timers to Singapore that are hoping to get the very best out of their stay on the island country, a list that throws in a bit of versatility and comes with picturesque beauties to marvel at and a chance to get caught up in the chaos of the inner-city attractions.

It creates the opportunity to view beautiful gardens, spend some cash on a shopping adventure and gain a cultural experience that will not be forgotten, especially if you are only in Singapore for a short time and you want to see a bit of everything without being everywhere.

In a country that is so easy to get around in, thanks to a very well designed MRT train system, getting to a lot of these attractions will come easy and it’s super cheap to travel by train or bus. For first-timers to Singapore, it will make things a lot smoother when visiting a host of excellent places.

Now, let’s get into it.

 

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Excellent Places to visit for first-timers to Singapore.

 

 

Excellent Places to visit for first timers to Singapore

  

 

Sentosa Island

 Sentosa Island will have every traveller’s dreams covered, so much so, you could easily spend a whole week on Sentosa and still miss a thing or two, it just has that much going on. You may not have an entire week to spend on Sentosa Island, there is a lot to do elsewhere, but a day or two is undoubtedly warranted to make the most out of your vacation.

It starts with your world-famous Theme Parks, with Universal Studios being the big ticketed event in town, then you have a got your beautiful beaches that enjoy many beach bars for a cold drink or two. You can wander through Fort Siloso and enjoy World War II history lesson, get into the vibe on the walking streets and do a little shopping, go dining in restaurants for a feast of good food and a that’s just scratching at the barrel on the list of things to do on Sentosa Island.

It will turn your holiday in Singapore to a holiday in Paradise, and there are a few expensive hotels and a casino if your budget allows it.

 

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Singapore’s Sentosa Island.

Gardens by the Bay

 Gardens by the bay, everyone knows, seen it in on television or in magazines, it must be seen in the flesh because it is simply stunning.

Whether you arrive at the crack of dawn, during the heat of the day, or come in time for the spectacular colour during the evening, the Gardens by the Bay will captivate any traveller upon standing amongst the famous supertrees.

While there is no wrong time to make your way to the Gardens, the night session is the best as the dazzling colour in the night sky will have everyone looking skywards in joy, that’s when the light show takes place, and it comes with inspirational music that will make everyone in its presence stand still and take notice.

 

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The Gardens and the Sands Skypark.

 

Botanic Gardens 

 When in Singapore, there is still a chance to explore the outdoors and a beautiful walk into the open spaces of Singapore Botanic Gardens will satisfy any demands to see a little nature.

Completely free to enter, you’ll enjoy walking through the large hectares of the beautiful gardens and shaded bush areas, as you come across many different plants and species that make the Botanic Gardens a perfect day out in the Singapore sun.

To witness a little more dazzling colour and exquisitely designed gardens, pay a small entrance fee into the Orchard Garden. It comes with colour, water features, creative art and lots and lots of much-appreciated shade.

 

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Inside the Botanic Gardens.

 

Chinese Gardens

 The Chinese Garden is another free to enter the garden in Singapore that provides another breathtaking nature and cultural experience on the outskirts of the city. It’s a chance to view not only well-manicured gardens but also to see traditional Chinese Buildings that are located throughout the grounds of the Chinese Gardens.

The Gardens is also very popular for fitness fanatics, with joggers and fitness gurus, enjoying a solid workout in the beautiful spaces of the Chinese Gardens, there is also a running club set up on the premises. If you need to go for a run and burn those calories, you may as well do it in style.

 

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Chinese Gardens.

Shopping at Bugis Street

 Shopping anyone? Because Bugis Street is at your beck and call, with a broad range of shopping, dining and massage parlours at your mercy. Bugis Street is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the City of Singapore, and it’s easy to see why with the vibrant and bustling atmosphere that comes with the busy street area.

Bugis Street contains lots of market places that gives the tourist a cheaper shopping experience and even a few choice eateries that will quickly satisfy your hunger with delicious Asian food. If you are after a massage in Singapore, while it won’t come too cheap, it still provides a clean and professional experience that will surely relax you, and for those who desire an upmarket experience, close by is a famous shopping mall with top-class restaurants.  

 

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Bugis Street, Singapore.

Clarke Quay

 A trip to Clarke Quay can be a costly experience, that is if you choose to dine in the row of restaurants along the banks of the river in The Quay.

Hey, you only live once, so do it in style and enjoy a little fine dining, with a bit of ice cream on the banks of the river and watch the small cruise boats go sailing by, while also taking in the views of Clarke Quay. It’s beautiful

Even if you are in Singapore on a budget, it is not a wasted trip to Clarke Quay, come for a stroll along the river and take in the positive atmosphere that comes with the booming tourist hotspot. In the night time, you can enjoy the lights, the colour, the buzz and street entertainment that happens in Clarke Quay.  

 

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Watching the boats come in at Clarke Quay.

Chinatown Singapore

 Culture is in the air at Chinatown, and it won’t disappoint either. Like any Chinatown worldwide, the Singapore version impresses too, with soaring temples and other Chinese infrastructure in place to give it that heavy Eastern Asian flavour.

Shopping and eating great food, is the popular choice in Chinatown, and while it doesn’t come cheap, it is Singapore after all, the experience of it all and savouring the delicious food, along with the vibrant atmosphere makes it all worthwhile in Chinatown, Singapore style.

 

The tooth Relic temple in China town, Singapore.

The Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore.

 

Marina Bay Stroll

 One of the most enjoyable strolls you can enjoy in the heart of a city, A Marina Bay walk. It’s time to get your camera ready and have it fully charged because there will be plenty of clicking going on along the Marina Bay as you prepare to capture a few fond memories of your holiday in Singapore.

Whether it’s catching a glimpse of the Singapore Flyer, taking a wander through a stretch of the Grand Prix circuit, all the way along to the famous Merlion that sits directly opposite to the Sands SkyPark on the other side of the bay, the Marina Bay area will genuinely captivate any tourist to the city.

 

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The mighty Merlion and Sands SkyPark.

There you have it, a list of awesome places to visit for first timers in Singapore, and to be honest it’s a personal choice because are so many other things that you can do in Singapore that will make your trip, perfect.

However, when you are making a list and doing your research, start off with this list and work from there, because it will certainly make your experience in Singapore that even more enjoyable.

 

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It’s Fun Galore and Entertainment Plus at Singapore’s Sentosa Island

Almost as sure as the sky is blue, you’ll be making your way to Sentosa Island when holidaying in Singapore.

It’s little wonder why too when you think about all the entertainment that takes place on Sentosa, which makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore and gets all the tourist flocking to the island in their numbers.

Happy visiting tourist too, especially with all the events that are taking place on Sentosa Island. For instance, the world-class theme parks, superb beaches, delicious foods, lively street entertainment and dazzling colours with fantastic art, that’s a few of the awesome things you’ve got to look forward to when visiting Sentosa Island.

 

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Singapore’s Sentosa Island.

 

 

 

It’s Fun Galore and Entertainment Plus at Singapore’s Sentosa Island

 

 

Getting to Sentosa Island is half the fun

 The first step is to make your way to Vivo City, that’s the gateway from the mainland to Sentosa Island. You could get lost at Vivo City while you take in a little a retail therapy before realising the purpose of being at the Mega Shopping Mall was to head over to an island.

While cars can cross the bridge to Sentosa and pay big money for parking, it won’t be tourist access across the waters. Alternatively, there will be a choice of three suitable avenues to Sentosa Island, with either access is a real treat.

The following ways to Sentosa Island are from the following:

Boardwalks to Sentosa: Enjoy a 500-metre walk along the Boardwalks to Sentosa Island.

Travel express on the Monorail: Get to the island faster on the Sentosa Express.

Go the Birdseye view on the Cable Cars: Expensive, but the pictures will be worth it.

Check the link for a detailed access guide to Sentosa Island.

 

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The monorail of Sentosa.

Entertainment Galore at one of the island’s ThemeParks

If you want to catch a glimpse of world-class Theme Parks that will have both adults and kids chomping at the bit to enter the gates. Sentosa is filled with incredible yet pricy attractions that will be worth the admission fee and promise an exhausting day full of fun.

Whether it’s thrilling rides, slippery slides, magical live shows, or visiting the friends of the sea, you are guaranteed to have a ripping day visiting your favourite park. The only problem will be you’ll find it fits in all the entertainment into a day, which assures you’ll be back to the island for a second day.

A list of fun-filled theme parks on Sentosa Island:

Universal Studios: Plenty of rides, live shows, and amazing attractions that will stick into everyone’s memory bank for long after you’ve left the island.

Adventure Cove Waterpark: Waterslides, tubing and wave pools, what’s not to like about a day at the Waterpark.

Trick Eye Museum: Let Imagination get the best of you with a little trick eye, Singapore Style.

KidZania Singapore: The kids can have a small glimpse into their future as they explore a few career options.

 

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Universal Studio.

 

Fun in the Sun at a selection of Pristine Beaches o Sentosa

 Swim, relax, stroll, drink or eat, that is the great options at the calm beaches on Sentosa.

It’s fun in the sun as a tourist take a beautiful walk along the paths with the white beaches in full view and stop by for some delicious coconut ice-cream. From there, you enjoy a few cold drinks at the beach bars, before giving in to the temptation to get out your swimwear and head into the water for a swim.

Catch a bus, a train or walk to a variety of beaches, with the idea to spend the day at the beach for a little relaxation with a cocktail in hand. Just don’t forget your sunnies or to apply your sunscreen, it’s hot out there.

The best beaches on Sentosa Island:

Siloso Beach: The most western beach on Sentosa Island, with plenty of spots for a swim or a drink at the bar.

Palawan beach: The most central beach on the island and most comfortable to get to for any traveller staying on Sentosa for a short time.

Tanjong Beach: On the eastern side of the Island, with a trendy beach club, great at nights.

 

Palawan beach

Palawan beach on Sentosa Island.

Enjoy the Lively Walking Strips of Sentosa Island

Tropical gardens, creative art and a lively walking strip, it’s all part the central entertainment hub of Sentosa Island, which is full of retail outlets, dining options and plenty of cafés to rest your feet from the heat.

Wander through the exciting city like attraction and be amongst other happy travellers who are marvelling in all the sights and sounds around them and in full joy partaking in the festivities of Sentosa island, whether they mean to or not.

Even if you are only coming to the Island for a short time, it won’t be a wasted trip to spend a couple of hours taking in all the atmosphere in central Sentosa Island.  

 

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Walk down the entertainment and retail hub of Sentosa Island.

Take a step back into History at Siloso.

 World War II History is alive on Sentosa Island and to catch a glimpse of the events that happened in Singapore during the terrible war, all you need to do is head to the Western end of the island to Fort Siloso.

It starts at the Fort Siloso Skywalk which provides excellent views into mainland Singapore and the Reflections by the Bay skyscrapers that appears so close on the opposite side of the bay. From the Skywalk, you take the path through the lush rainforests and pass by different military defence armoury and hidden tunnels that were used to fend off the Japanese in 1942.

A must do to partake in the Fort Siloso 1D tour, it provides accurate details of the significant World War II events that unfolded in Singapore, from the lead-up and surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, and to the Allied attacks that led to the Japanese surrendering in 1945.

It caps off a busy where on Sentosa Island, where it’s guaranteed that one day will never be enough on the island. There’s always the options of staying at one of the hotels on the island, so you can appreciate everything Sentosa has to offer for the tourist, but you’ll need to a pay a pretty fortune for a night’s stay.

 

You can Check out for hotels on Sentosa Island at TripAdvisor for great deals!

 

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso.

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