3.5 million People in only 600kms. If it were not for the number of laws that regulate the functioning of the city, Singapore would be a real mess. There are fines for throwing papers to the ground, chewing gum and cigarette butts. It’s the commitment that its citizens and visitors have to keep the city’s floors clean. However, it is not the floors of Singapore that will catch your eye when you visit it, but its infinite skyscrapers and bright lights that illuminate at night.
If you plan to travel to Singapore, here are 10 things you cannot miss | MacroTraveller
- See the Merlion Statue, the lion mermaid symbol of the city. It is located at the mouth of the Singapore River and next to the park to which it gives its name: Merlion Park.
- Walk along Marina Bay, 3 and a half mile tour. Marina Bay is perhaps the most famous part of the city. But, calmly, you can refresh yourself when you reach the Mist Walk, a huge vaporizer created to avoid the humid heat of the city.
- Once here, venture into the luxurious atmosphere of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and its famous swimming pool. Going up to the lookout point of the Hotel Marina Bay Sands is almost mandatory on every visit to the city. Although the bathroom with a view is reserved for hotel guests, the bar is open to all the curious who want to see the city from 200 meters high.
- Wait for the sun to rise on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Ferris wheel: 165 meters high. The trip takes about an hour, and on clear days you can see the islands of Malaysia.
- You cannot miss the gardens of Gardens by the Bay, two huge greenhouses with species of trees and flowers from all over the world. The Flower Dome, as the name implies, houses a huge number of exotic flowers, while in the Cloud Forest you can see an impressive artificial waterfall.
- At the entrance to Gardens by the Bay, you will see another of the symbols of the city, some trees worthy of the Avatar movie. Every night there are light and music shows in which the Grove Supertrees are the protagonists.
- Visit the Museum of Art and Science opposite the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Its structure is reminiscent of a lotus flower and inside you can see from the machine to fly invented by Leonardo da Vinci to examples of what could be the robots of the future.
- Make room in your agenda to attend the “Wonder Full Light and Water Show” show, opposite Marina Bay Sands. It takes place every day at 20:00 and 21:30 (on Sunday also at 23:00) and consists of a massive curtain of water accompanied by projections and music.
Do not miss the neighborhoods of Singapore where are the most exotic shops and corners. You can start with Chinatown, really very clean and tidy compared to other Chinese regions in the world. Here you will find silk shops of all colors, objects of technology, stalls of oriental food and even a Hindu Temple: Sri Mariamman.
For an afternoon of shopping, go to Orchard Road, the economic and commercial center of Singapore. If you are looking for international brands, you will find almost all of them. If you want bargains (cheap perfumes, clothes at good prices, etc.) I recommend the Lucky Shopping Mall!
Visit Singapore Zoo, one of the most beautiful in the world with animals living in semi-freedom. The natural environments in which they live and associated climate have been reproduced to resemble the originals. With the Night Safari, you can admire the animals at night, under the moon, in a special streetcar.
Special Mention: The River Safari is a park designed to show the exuberance and diversity of the world’s largest rivers and the ecosystems around it. Embark on a trip to discover River Safari, the first and only natural park of river theme where you can meet more than 5000 aquatic and terrestrial animals of 300 different species. Among the must-see attractions are a pair of giant pandas and a recreation of the Amazon rainforest submerged in the water.