For a real taste of Singaporean life visit one of the bustling hawker centres. Bargain for souvenirs or eat your way around the region. In the evening, stroll along the river to Clarke Quay with its brightly coloured former shop-houses, now converted into restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
For the ultimate shopping experience, visit the glittering retail centres of Orchard Road, for an incredible choice of designer clothes, electrical goods and gifts. Close to Orchard Road are the lush Singapore Botanical Gardens. By night, Singapore’s bustling Chinatown and Little India give you a real taste of these Asian cultures. Or head to Singapore Zoo for a fascinating night safari amongst the 4000 creatures that live there.
Sentosa Island is Singapore’s leisure playground and is connected to the city by bridge and cable car. There is an Underwater World, adventure rides, forest walks, beaches and more, with a monorail to get you around.
Marina Bay is one of the city’s most iconic attractions with the impressive three-pillared Sands Hotel as its centrepiece. The views from the Sky Park are amazing and each night the bay forms the backdrop to the ‘Spectra’ laser and water show. Stroll across the bridge and you will find Gardens by the Bay with its huge climate domes and aerial tree walkway. Overlooked by the landmark Fullerton Hotel, the Merlion Statue, a traditional symbol of the city, spouts its water into the bay.
You can take in many of the city and island attractions on an organised day tour. One experience not to be missed is to head to the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel for the city’s signature cocktail, the Singapore Sling. After that, it is easy to explore on your own on the extremely efficient public transport.
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