Travel to Singapore
Do you feel like holidaying in Singapore? Well it’s worth your money and more! Singapore is a wonderful exotic city with varied cultures, great food and lots of shopping malls. First timers to Singapore should have a travel plan or guide to make the most of your visit. There are various options to get into the lovely island city like air route, train, sea, car or even buses. The most common route is by an airplane.
Great Tourist Destinations
East Coast Park
It falls in the eastern side of the city. The park is among the most popular seaside coasts in Singapore. You can spend leisure time in the Park area by taking to cycling, swimming or just strolling down the beach. East Coast Park shows the vivacious beach life of the Island city.
West Coast Park
It is another jewel of the island, but relatively calmer than East Coast Park. It has a lovely children’s playground, where the tiny tots can enjoy themselves. West Coast Park is ideal for a family picnic.
Located on the Southern coast of the island, Sentosa is a sparkling gem of Singapore. You can reach it by ferry, boat, car, buses or cable car that takes ten to fifteen minutes to reach the south coast. Sentosa also includes a vibrant seaside area called Siloso beach. Siloso is dotted with little clubs where you may have a drinking session with friends or family.
The bay is mainly famous for waterfront fun activities. The bay area is due for a refurbish in two to three years. But till then it is a favorite haunt for both kids and adults who enjoy water sports. You can also take a cruise alongside the Singapore Waterway.
Singapore is filled with lush greenery and natural scenic beauty. The Botanic Gardens of Singapore are a marvel, with exotic flora life. They are best picnic spots and picturesque location ideal for a snap or two. Tourists abound in these places at weekends to relax and become one with nature.
Singapore Night Life and Party Spots
Clarke Quay and Boat Quay
Both Clark Quay and Boat Quay are hounded by locals and tourists for the exciting nightlife they offer. Both dancing and drinking fanatics throng these party hubs. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are happening days with a huge turnout of youngsters. So if you happen to be in Singapore and want to have a few drinks and shake a leg or two, u know where to go! Check out hot spots like Clarke Quay, have a nice glass of beer or wine, dance like crazy to soul and rock music alike! Both Clarke and Boat Quay are centrally located in business area and are assessable by MRT.
If you are looking out for a solemn and sober atmosphere to drink, then Holland Village is the best place to visit with friends and family. Located in the west side of the island, this place is a paradise for foreign visitors and Singaporeans alike. Along with good drinks, the food is also great with many varieties like Chinese, Mexican and Indian cuisines.
Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
If you plan to visit the Singapore Zoo, then visit the Night Safari at dusk, to make it more thrilling and adventurous. A tour of the entire Zoo and view of nocturnal animals at their nightly best can be a thrilling and chilly experience. Night Safari is a very entertaining journey for children as well as adults.
Popular food courts like Kopitiams are abound in Singapore. They are basically a hub of stalls or eatery shops, with same styled food courts. The drink section offers coffee, tea, cold drinks and hard drinks along with breakfast food like eggs, toast and local snacks. From traditions to ethnic, all varieties of food dishes are prepared in Kopitiams.
Shopping in Singapore
For all the compulsive shoppers, Singapore is a shopper’s paradise. You can even enjoy night shopping at many of the 24-hour shopping centers. Take the MRT to Orchard Road and you will see rows of shopping malls at the street. Remember to visit Vivo City too as its one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. In ‘Mustafa Center’ you can get all types of textile clothing and Indian goods. Another place to check-in is the ‘Flea market’ nearby Parco Junction. The nightlife or the night market in flea market is a unique place, unlike any other in the world.
Travelling and sight seeing is a breeze in Singapore. Hop on to any of the buses or take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) which covers major areas in Singapore. The MRT usually starts operating at 5.30 am and the last train leaves at 12 midnight, depending on the station. It is recommended that you get ez-link card for convenience if you are planning to rely on the public transport. It can be used on the buses and MRT.
All said and done Singapore is a must see city as a travel destination for families and business people, who like to explore new wonderful locations. It is a haven for travel bugs; who seem to visit the city again and again. Therefore take a holiday tour to the exotic island city of Singapore and experience its magic!