wonders of the Lion City

Sparkling Singapore! Discover the wonders of the Lion City

A small island country, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the most exciting destinations in Asia. From admiring wildlife at a sanctuary to sipping a cocktail at one of the luxury resorts, there are endless possibilities to unfold on this enchanting island. The unusual contrast of modern skyscrapers and the enchanting greenery with parks and immaculate gardens also add to its unique character. Beyond a picturesque skyline and a bustling city center, there lies a Singapore for the explorer to discover.

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Travel advice:

Best time to visit: November to February

Duration of stay: At least 6 to 7 days

Currencies: Singapore dollar (1 dollar = 47.71 Indian rupees) *

Visa for Indian Passport Holders: Online app

International airport: Singapore Changi Airport

Documents required: passport, plane ticket, visa, photos, bank statement for the last 3 months

Required clothing: Summer clothing mainly; lightweight cotton

Fun facts:

  1. Not just one, there are 62 islands around Singapore
  2. It is one of the world’s greenest cities
  3. Singapore debuted the world’s first night race
  4. The world’s first night zoo
  5. It has the world’s tallest indoor waterfall
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What to see in Singapore?

With its world-class shopping, modern business centers, peaceful gardens, dazzling skyscrapers and more, Singapore is more than just a financial center or a getaway. Beneath its prim-and-proper exterior, there is a stylish, beautiful city waiting to be explored.

With ixigo offering great deals on international flight reservations, this is indeed the best time to book your flight tickets and enjoy a wonderful holiday.

5 places you absolutely shouldn’t miss

Sentosa Island

Located in the middle of the beautiful city of Singapore, this island is a perfect example of how peace can blend with busy city life. Also, offering skydiving, go-karting, underwater world, casino, zip lines and beach activities, this place is a highlight of Singapore.

Gardens in the Bay

Visual delight for all, Gardens by the Bay is a colorful and futuristic park covering an area of ​​101 hectares. The tree-shaped vertical gardens, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and the Cloud Forest are sure to amaze you.

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Marina Bay

Spend some free time in Marina Bay to enjoy all the beauty this destination is proud of. The sprawling complex includes a hotel, high-end luxury brands, the ArtScience Museum, a shopping center with a canal running through it, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark – a vantage point for a 360-degree view of the entire city.

Little India and Arab Street

If you want to see the cultural diversity of this place, you should go to Little India and Arab Street. From architectural wonders dating back more than 200 years to culinary delights, you’ll be spoiled for choice here.

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Chinatown

Chinatown is without a doubt one of Singapore’s most exciting neighborhoods. You’ll find a number of mom-and-pop shops here decorated with bright red lanterns selling authentic Chinese dishes. It’s also the best place to do some shopping and test your negotiating skills.

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What kind of traveler are you?

Adventure: Kayak through mangrove swamp, do water sports and trek to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Family: Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Marine Life Park and Universal Studios

religious: Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Buddhist Relic Temple and Museum, Sri Mariamman Temple and St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

Art: National Gallery, the Singapore Art Museum and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Shop till You Drop!

Given the abundance of malls, boutiques and flea markets, shopping can be declared a national pastime in Singapore. Orchard Road, with many high-fashion houses, the world’s best brands is the queen of shopping centers and the best place to get some retail therapy. Dover Street Market, Tiong Bahru, Orchard Road, Bugis Street and Chinatown are some other famous places for shopping in Singapore.

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An island to party

Every neighborhood in Singapore offers great food stalls and coffee shops that serve the island’s best meals. A wide range of culinary delights perfectly showcases the inhabitation of different cultures in this island city. From authentic cuisine to Michelin-starred gourmet dining, you can have everything you want.

To attempt:

Authentic cuisine: Maxwell Food Center in Chinatown and push carts at Satay by the Bay.

Seafood: Red House Seafood Restaurant and Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood.

Indian cuisine: Khansama Restaurant and Night Safari

Fine dining: NOX Dine in the Dark and Flutes

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Traveling around Singapore

Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system is the fastest and cheapest way to explore the city. Most of this city’s main attractions are within walking distance of MRT stations. Taxis are also available from any part.

Dance the night away!

When it gets dark, Singapore instantly turns into an entertainment hub with pubs and bars on every corner. The best nightclubs can be seen in the city center. You can enjoy a cocktail at the Marina Bay, a meal at Club Street in Chinatown and dance the night away at Clarke Quay. Neighborhoods with Singapore’s vibrant nightlife can be found at Orchard Road, Geylang, Sentosa and Holland Village.

Now that you know that the best time to visit Singapore is now, book your tickets as soon as possible and head off for an extraordinary vacation.
Now that you know that the best time to visit Singapore is now, book your tickets as soon as possible and head off for an extraordinary vacation.

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