Singapore is a city-state situated on the islands in Southeast Asia. Today it's a very popular tourist attraction as there are a large number of places which are worth seeing. AnydayGuide will dwell on places to see in Singapore.
Singapore declared its independence on 9 August 1965, and it was a small and poor country at the first stage of its development as an independent state. At first it had to import even fresh water and sand for building. Neighboring countries were unfriendly towards Singapore. However, today it is one of the most developed countries of the world.
Singapore has gone through a lot of ups and downs and today representatives of different nations live there. The result is that the image of the city-state is really unique. You can find ethnic districts such as Little India and Chinatown, modern skyscrapers and amazing architectural monuments in Singapore.
By the way, you won't be able to see all Singapore attractions in one day. You will need 3-4 days to visit at least the main attractions.
The Merlion is the first attraction you must see in Singapore. It is a symbol of Singapore. The Merlion is a half-lion and half-fish statue. According to an ancient legend the Merlion defended Singapore from enemies withering them with his red look. By the way, the name of the city, which is translated from Sanskrit as “lion city”, is associated with the Merlion.
The Merlion is situated on Marina Bay and its height is 28 ft. The statue spouts water from its mouth. It's interesting that an enlarged copy of the Merlion is located on Sentosa Island. It's 122 ft high.
Sentosa is another must-see in Singapore. You can visit Resorts World Sentosa which includes Marine Life Park with the largest oceanarium, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, 5 star hotels with luxury beaches and a lot of historic monuments.
If you like to enjoy nature landscapes, you should visit the National Orchid Garden, Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Zoo. Don't forget about Gardens by the Bay. There are 220 thousand plant species from all over the world. You will be admired by giant designer trees which harmoniously complement natural landscapes.
If you are interested in historical places of interest, ethnic districts of Singapore are for you. Chinatown is known for its colorful backstreets, gift shops, Chinese restaurants. Besides, it is a paradox that an ancient Hindu temple, the Sri Mariamman, is also situated in Chinatown. Little India will give you the opportunity to feel a traditional Indian life. You can meet women in sari, buy Indian spices, etc in Little India.
If you prefer modern attractions, you can walk along Clarke Quay or Boat Quay, Orchard Road, go to Esplanade, Theaters on the Bay, make a wish at the Fountain of Wealth or enjoy Marina Bay light, water and music shows. If you like amusement rides, you must visit Universal Studios.
By the way, if you have not decided yet what you want to visit in Singapore, you can get a bird's eye view of a city and line out your route. Just get to the Singapore Flyer which reminds of the London Eye or the observation desk located on Marina Bay Sands hotel's roof. It's the hotel where a unique 492-ft pool with an invisible wall is situated.
As you see, there are many amazing places in Singapore and it's impossible to list them all. However, it has been well said that seeing is believing, that's why you should visit Singapore and see everything with your own eyes. This city won't leave you indifferent.