Your Singapore, the Tropical Garden City
Singapore, a small island country in Southeast Asia, consists of a central island, and 63 other little islands. Even though it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the country is more than 50% green and full of parks and nature reserves.
Combining greenery with skyscrapers and a modern, prosperous city that is a global commerce and finance hub, Singapore is truly diverse and unique. Add to that a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, and this Garden City makes for an amazing and inspiring location!
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands, the Congress venue, is not only a beautiful hotel, it is an architectural landmark with an observation deck from where you can view the entire Singapore skyline. Moreover, you can go shopping in 170 stores, visit the ArtScience Museum, enjoy theatre shows and over 80 restaurants and bars.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park with three waterfront gardens and ''horticulture and garden artistry'' in central Singapore. There are several attractions here for you to enjoy, such as the botanical world, flower dome, and heritage gardens.
One of the top landmarks is the Supertree Grove, the iconic tree-like vertical gardens that display light and sound at night. Make a trip to the top of one of the Supertrees and enjoy superb views. Or, stroll along the 22-metre-high OCBC Skyway, an aerial walkway connecting two of the Supertrees, and see the Gardens from a different point of view.
Chinatown & Little India
You can explore the diverse culture and history of Singapore with a trip to one or several of its colourful neighbourhoods.
- The historic Chinatown is a lively mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes. Shop, eat, or visit the Sri Mariamman Hindu temple or the Buddha Tooth Relic temple, and feel like you're in China.
- Little India is a buzzing area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping and cuisine. You can find an artistic vibe, mixed with a mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches.
Art, Museums & Architecture
The art scene in Singapore offers something interesting for everyone, as there is a range of museums, exhibitions and architecture to explore.
- Singapore has some iconic structures, that are a beauty to behold and have interesting stories behind them. How about a Catholic School turned dining and shopping enclave? Or the Performing Arts centre that is a work of art by itself? Have a look at this list of landmarks and these architectural sights to find out more about the cities constructions.
- For history lovers and art enthusiasts, check out whether you are interested in a tour or whether you prefer a visit to one of the many museums.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Another set of beautiful gardens, that actually made it on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It's the oldest garden of the city and has the world's largest orchid display.
Shopping lovers, you are in good hands in Singapore. The most famous shopping street in Asia, the Orchard Road, offers 2.2 km of everything you could imagine.
If you rather avoid the big shopping street, check out this list of shopping options in several other districts in the city.