it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port. Singapore is a small country on a small island, but it is a fairly crowded city and in fact second only to Monaco as the world’s most densely populated country. Singapore has over 50% of its area covered by greenery and with over 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves, it is an enchanting garden city.
Sentosa A separate island once a military fort is developed into a resort, Sentosa is the closest that Singapore gets to Disneyland,
See Chinatown The area originally designated for Chinese settlement by Raffles, is now a Chinese heritage area popular with tourists for Chinese treats, Little India A piece of India to the north of the city core popular for Indian flavours, Kampong Glam for a Malay/Arab experience or the East Coast for delicious seafood, including the famous chilli and black pepper crab.
Popular tourist attractions Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and the Botanical Gardens are all in the North and West. Finding “real” nature is a little harder,
The Garden City are new concepts being promoted by the Singaporean government. Be sure to visit the Botanical Gardens including the National Orchid Garden and don’t miss the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.There’s also the Hort Park at the “Southern Ridges” and the “Chinese” and “Japanese Gardens”.
Singapore worth visiting include: the vast Kong Meng San Phor Kark, See Monastery near Ang Mo Kio, the colourful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in Chinatown, the psychedelic Burmese Buddhist Temple in Balestier and the stately Masjid Sultan in Arab Street.
Singapore makes a good base for exploring South-East Asia, with nearly all of the region’s countries and their main tourist destinations — Bangkok, Phuket, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh City and Bali, just to name a few — under 2 hr away by plane…………