5 Must see things in Singapore
Most places we visit have so many things to offer to us, it is quite difficult to identify a few places that would be of interest. On the other sometimes we have very little time on our hands that we would like to visit those few places quickly and prevent an embarrassment back home when someone asks what did you see or do.
In Singapore I recommend the following 5 places which is a must do / see according to me.
1. Jurong bird park – This bird park is a free flight bird park where one can interact with many birds without a barrier. They claim this to be the largest such park. I can say that it is one awesome experience. There are thousands of species of birds and several bird shows as well. Keep at least half a day for this. If you are also interested in Animals you can get a combined ticket for Night Safari (Nocturnal Zoo) & Bird Park to get some discount.
2. Walk on the Changi Board walk – This is my favorite. Early morning is the time to visit the place. Let me warn you that there is nothing to here except walk. Singapore Tourism has developed a few kilometers of boardwalk along the Changi sea. It is invigorating to be here at that time and savour the beautiful sunrise and look at the huge aircrafts as they dive close overhead into the airport.
3. Little India and Anand Bhavan or Komala Vilas – Another of my favorite. During the last visit, I found it has become a lot more cleaner. All things Indian is this place. You may want to grab a snack at the Komala Vilas, which boasts of being the oldest or maybe the newer Anada Bhavan off Mustafa.
4. Marina Bay Sands Hotel – I contemplated a lot while including it into this list, then decided yes it is worth a visit. On a clear day the view of Singapore from atop here is spectacular and not to forget the loooooonng Swimming pool. Twice a day they conduct a tour through the pool areas. It is a must that you take one of these free tours. Otherwise the view of the “infinite” pool is not so good.
5. Raffles / Fullerton / Merlion / Marina Bay at night – If you had only one day where in the morning you had to attend to business, then this is certainly the place you may want to visit. If you study the Singapore map, most happening places are towards the south which can be covered in one go. The walk along the river, a quick salute to Mr Raffles who stands there a mute spectator now-a-days, crossing over to the bay area to see Singapore’s mascot, the Merlion. Then comes the light and sound show at 8:00pm projected on, no jokes, the Marina bay Sands Hotel. The laser show is worth every penny (!) Ha Ha it is free, I should say worth every second you spend there.
Of course once tired, select a restaurant at Clarke Quay to unwind till late into the night or morning too.
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