The name Singapore came from the Malay word Simhapura; where Simha means lion and pura means city; hence the name the Lion City.
It is the world’s only island city-state. There were a lot of reclamation projects after Independence and its size was increased by almost 23% and there are a lot of parks and gardens because of the greening policy.
Things To Do In Singapore
The perfect time to visit Marina Bay is in the evening. A leisure walk is lovely, it gives a good view of the city skyline and the breeze is rather refreshing. There is a boat ride which is excellent but expensive. A good spot for photography. You can cover the main attractions of the city just by walking along the marina bay. A good shopping spot too.
Gardens By The Bay
This garden is a modern concept of a botanical gardens. There are a lot of family activities. The skywalk, bird’s eye view is a must here. You can spend 4-5 hours in the garden itself. Best time to visit the garden is in the morning or evening to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Both the cloud domes are beautifully built and there are a lot of plant species that you can find here.
This place gives a view of the Marina Bay and Singapore Downtown. This 40 minute ride is extremely thrilling and the view is stunning. This attraction is a must visit if you go to Singapore. Its a bit costly but it is worth it.
MacRitchie Nature Trail
All nature lovers and photographers, this is for you. Even fitness enthusiasts because this is a trekking destination you won’t forget. There are a lot of paths, hard ones, easy ones. You can spot a lot of wild plants and a variety of wildlife too. Its a 11 km trek. It is a very peaceful place and the best for those who want to immerse in the beauty of nature.
There is a lot of fun and action in here with indoor air conditioning and many food stops. It is fun for the whole family. There are a lot of roller coasters and a 4D show too. It is really enjoyable for kids. It is advisable to pre book tickets and get passes so that you don’t have to wait in long queues.
What To Buy In Singapore
Your trip to Singapore is incomplete if you don’t go shopping here. The best place to shop is ChinaTown, it is cheap and you can buy a lot of local specialties here. Shopping at Marina Bay can get expensive.
Things to Buy:
Asian Artifacts and Antiques- This should be on the top of your list because buying Asian antiques is something every tourist takes home as a souvenir.
Watches and Jewellery- Singapore is famous for watches and jewellery is available for all prices.
Luggage- Luggage of good quality is available in Singapore. You might need this when you are turning back because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t shop when in Singapore?
Gold Plated Orchids- Orchids, the national flower of Singapore is plated in 24 karat gold. Yes real flowers are plated in gold.
Food- The quality of food in Singapore is something different. They are packed such that you can take it back home, it won’t spoil. Don’t forget to try Seafood in Singapore.
So Singapore is not only famous for its gardens but also for shopping and many other fun activities.