The Best of Singapore – Known by many names – the City of Gardens, Asia’s Food Capital, the Lion City of Asia – Singapore is one of the world’s favorite cruise destinations. Here’s some of the reasons to check out why Singapore has been given these monikers.
For one of the best views of Singapore’s skyline, with the Malaysian and Indonesian islands in the distance, hop aboard the Singapore Flyer. At nearly 550-feet-tall, it’s the second to largest Ferris wheel in the world, but just one of Marina Bay’s many attractions. This waterfront district has everything you need for an action-packed day, from chic eateries and trendy shops to luxury accommodations and art galleries.
Embodying its meaning (peaceful tranquility), Sentosa Island is a mild blend of theme park attractions, golf courses, and beaches. This is where local Singaporeans visit to get away from the buzz of day-to-day life and relax. The island was once a fishing village and is now one of the hottest spots for relaxation tourism. While this means that weekends can be a bit overwhelming and crowded, weekday visits promise just the relaxation you were hoping for.
The Singapore Zoo and its neighbor, Night Safari, are highlights of any trip to Singapore. Night Safari is a unique attraction that invites you to take an after-dark excursion, either on foot or via the tram, through the dense jungle to observe how animals, such as wildebeest and vultures, live and behave after hours.
Even if you don’t plan on using these accommodations, checking out the Raffles Hotel is a must. This Singapore landmark was built in the old colonial style of architecture in 1887 and named for Sir Stamford Raffles, the man who founded Singapore. While you’re there, have a Singapore Sling in the hotel’s notorious Long Bar.
Like one of its sister cities, New York, Singapore is known for its shopping district, Orchard Road. It’s not clear if shopping was an fascination that brought about Orchard Road, or if this shopping district created the obsession – but no matter which came first, these tax-free, chic boutiques buzz throughout the day with activity. On holiday weekends, the street is alive with lights and parades.
Isn’t it time you discovered Singapore?