It’s often times overlooked and underestimated by Western travellers. Or, purely known as an airport hub to switch planes. Singapore is well-known for its Changi airport and its immense economic wealth. But travellers seem to underestimated the incredible cultural richness and diversity that Little Red Dot can offer.
A rich history from cultural diversity to economic growth
The story of the city-state is primarily linked to unique circumstances. The size, the ethnical mixture of Chinese, Indians, and Malays and the starting conditions as a poor nation. Its successful economic transformation from a third world to a first world society within the span of one generation amplifies people from all over the world to learn more about the tiger city.
Fore those who want to learn more about the history of Singapore can visit the National Museum of Singapore and other places that tell the unique story of Singapore and its many faces. Places, such as Little India, Arab Street, Chinatown, and Fort Canning Park offer stories from a multiracial nation that has been influenced from the West and the East.
Foodies will love hawker centres
The rich diversity within Singapore’s society is reflected in the choices of food. Don’t plan too much in preparing your own food. Instead, go to one of the local hawker centres and order some Laksa or Chinese Mala Hotpot for a couple of dollars. For tourists, Lau Pa Sat in Core Downtown is a must-to-eat destination. Every Singaporean mall also offers a variety of restaurants for affordable prices.
From Downtown to the Botanic Gardens: The Green City
You may think a city-state like Singapore is covered with buildings and towers all over the place. But you hardly know that Singapore is more known to be a green and vibrant city. Places like Gardens by the Bay, Fort Canning, Botanic Gardens, the Japanese Gardens in Jurong East, and the Central Water Catchment offer travellers and locals to escape from the busy downtown or Orchard district. And the best thing is: it doesn’t cost a penny to visit those places!
From hiking, swimming to clubbing in all one place
The Little Red Dot offers a number of activities that people can do. You will soon realise that a few days of visit might not be enough to see all facets of Singapore. Enjoy a hiking tour in the southern part of the island or enjoy your day at the beaches of Sentosa. You could also spend your day at Orchard or the Shoppes at Marina Bay for a shopping tour before you decide to enjoy the dinner on the rooftops of downtown.
Singapore is truly a magnificent country. Although small from the outside, it offers thousands of possible activities that you could do to connect with the community, explore a new culture and to enjoy the nation’s spirit during your stay.
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