The Beloved Sights of Singapore

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The Beloved Sights of Singapore

Also known as the ‘Lion City’, Singapore is the only island city-state in the world and though no lions have ever existed in the wild here, its name was derived from its Malay name which roughly translates to lion city. Here’s some of the sights of Singapore you should add to your checklist:
SkyPark Infinity Pool
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Appreciate The Iconic Merlion Park

Arguably the most popular landmark in Singapore, Merlion Park is home to the iconic statue of a mythical creature known as the Merlion which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The Merlion emblem is very symbolic to Singapore from a tourism point of view, and the statue of it is one of the most visited places in the country. At the park is the original Merlion statue and the Merlion cub statue which is a smaller version of it. Did you know there are actually seven approved Merlion statues in Singapore? The original and its cub are the most well-known ones.

 

Admire The Marina Bay

Marina Bay consists of both the bay and the surrounding area that extends the CBD of Singapore. You can admire the views of the Singaporean skyline with the Marina Bay Sands and the SkyPark serving as a great example of architectural design by Moshe Safdie, a renowned architect. Only hotel guests of the Marina Bay Sands can enter the SkyPark free of charge, but you can buy tickets to the observation deck where you can get a 360-degree view of Singapore from the top.
Singapore, Marina Bay
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Embrace Gardens by the Bay

Located in Marina Bay is Gardens by the Bay, a nature park of 101 hectares consisting of three waterfront gardens – Bay East Garden, Bay South Garden and Bay Central Garden.

There are lots of attractions in each of the gardens, such as Cloud Forest which is an indoor enclosed garden consisting of diverse vegetation in a simulated mountainous environment. There’s also the Flower Dome, which is currently the largest glass greenhouse in the world! In here you’ll find a vast array of plants and flowers from Mediterranean and semi-arid areas.

Stopover At Singapore Zoo

With 11 different zones, Singapore Zoo features many distinctive wildlife and wildlife habitats from around the world, such as the Australasia exhibit and its marsupials, Primate Kingdom and the Reptile Garden. There are also daily shows you can watch including the Splash Safari Show which features a California sea lion, and the Rainforest Fights Back Show which revolves around promoting the protection of the environment from deforestation.

If you find this one interesting, you might want to check out the neighboring Night Safari and River Safari which are also operated by the same company.

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Walk The MacRitchie Nature Trail

Hiking trails at MacRitchie Reservoir Park are perfect for nature lovers as you get to walk and enjoy the native biodiversity of Singapore. Venture along the edge of the reservoir’s waters and head into the forest where you might bump into some wildlife. Kayaking in MacRitchie Reservoir Park is also one of the many options for recreational activities.

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A city and nature experience in one destination. What are you waiting for? Start your search for Singapore holiday packages and have a blast in the Lion City!

 

Stephen
Stephen
Stephen Bugno's two decades of independent travels have taken him to more than 80 countries. His freelance articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Hartford Courant. He maintains a nomadic lifestyle while publishing the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and blogging at Bohemian Traveler. Find him on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.

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