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Sightseeing in Singapore City - what to see. Complete travel guide

When The Night Comes For many people Singapore is only a transit point after twelve hours of flight on their way to Australia. It is located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, just 140 km to the northward of the equator. The place is distinguished by a tropical climate with an average temperature of 27C and humidity of approximately 85%. It rains in Singapore all year round. Quite often there are several short rains during just one day. However, despite everything Singapore is much more than just a transit point! This is a very modern city-state full of most diverse attractions, and travellers will need more than a whole week to see them all.
1. Despite the fact that Singapore is quite a calm and safe city, travelers should not forget about basic safety rules. It is not recommended to go to remote districts in the evenings and … Open
The Raffles Hotel.
The Raffles Hotel was built in 1887. A hundred years later it was declared a monument of the national importance. The hotel is one of the last big Asian hotels of that era. Such famous people as Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad and Charlie Chaplin enjoyed staying there. In 1991, after an extensive renovation, the cost of which was 160 million Singapore dollars, the hotel returned to its former glory, which it was famous for during the period of its fame in 1915. However, the hotel managed to retain the charm and elegance of that era, which is only a memory today.
The famous Tiffin Room, located in the hotel, is well-known as the best restaurant in the city. The hotel’s bar called Bar & Billiard is always cool thanks to high ceilings. This is a great place to enjoy a glass of gin and tonic. There are also several pool tables right in the bar’s hall. The new arcade is the location of 70 specialty stores, among which visitors will find a shop with local products, as well as several restaurants and the Jubilee Hall Theater made in the Victorian style. Do not forget to visit the museum located on the top floor of the building. This is a great place to learn more about the long history of the hotel – antique vignettes and photos of Charlie Chaplin and his brother, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and the diary of Noel Coward, in which he talks about the death of his companion. Copyright
Colorful amusement parks, comfortable beaches, internationally famous hotels and restaurants – what else can Singapore offer to its guests? Even if you visit Singapore during a transit … Open
Singapore’s Chinatown appeared approximately in 1821, when the first Chinese junk from Xiamen arrived in the province of Fujian. Each of the four largest areas of Chinatown - Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh – has its own unique character. Fuk Tak Chi and Thian Hock Keng temples rise proudly above the center of Chinatown. Smith Street that is located nearby has become one of the main shopping destinations. This is the place where Chinese housewives bargain to get the best product, making this quarter very busy and often excessively noisy. If you feel the need for peace and tranquility, you will always find them in churches and in the Yixing Xuans teahouse. Just like many years ago, the teahouse still organizes traditional tea ceremonies.
Chinatown Singapore Chinatown is also the place where you will find a rich selection of various Chinese medicines, and local doctors usually give their visitors numerous practical advice. Just like in 60s and 70s of the XX century, there is a traditional night market in Chinatown. Thanks to more than 200 trading outlets, the quarter remains very busy at night. The market, where it is possible to buy antiques and crafts, as well as many other things, is open Sunday to Thursday from 17.00 to 23.00. On Fridays and Saturdays the market is open until 1 am. By the way, many places of interest that have become the symbols of Singapore's Chinatown have no connection with China. For example, these are the Hindu temple of Nagore Durgha and Al-Abrar Mosque, located in Telok Ayer Street , Jamae Mosque and the Sri Mariamman Temple in South Bridge Road Street .
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Safari Park.
Night Safari is the first and the only safari park that is open not only during the daytime, but also at night. The park is located in the immediate vicinity of the zoological gardens. The park is divided into eight different zones, which have become home to over 1,200 animals, including 110 exotic species. These eight zones copy the conditions of different geographical regions, for example, there is a Southeast Asian rainforest, an African savanna, a Nepalese river valley, a South American pampas and even a Burmese jungle. A 45-minute ride on a narrow gauge railway can become a pleasant alternative to three hiking trails. Two times a night the park hosts a show named Creatures of the Night, during which workers of the zoo show some of the most dangerous species.
Skyline, Boat Quay, Singapore Sentosa Island.
Sentosa Island is told to be in a complete contrast to bustling and noisy Singapore. This island, which is connected with Singapore by a bulk bridge, is the location of a large park. The park is, without a doubt, a reflection of the relaxed atmosphere of Sentosa. Besides this, the park is a great place where you can find beaches, golf courses, wonderful cafes and restaurants, and a variety of attractions, such as Volcanoland or the Asian Village. Visitors will be surely fascinated with turbulent mountain streams of Fantasy Island. Do not forget to visit Asia's largest aquarium with tropical fish - Underwater World . Tourists, who are keen on history, will be glad to see the photograph exhibition named Images of Singapore. The photos exhibited here throw light upon former life of the island, local festivals and traditions.
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The Asian Civilizations Museum is dedicated to the world of Chinese beliefs, Chinese symbolism, art and traditions of Chinese science. The museum is located in a renovated building of 1910, which is made in the neo-classicism style. Visitors of the museum will be also welcome to see a collection of Buddhist artworks, porcelain of the emperor period and furniture in the Ming style of the XVII century. The Asian Civilizations Museum is an important presentation of Asian culture development.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Singapore City and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Singapore City
♥   Shopping area ' Hill Street' Singapore, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Victoria Street' Singapore, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area 'Bras Basah Road' Singapore, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Eu Tong Sen Street' Singapore, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Orchard Road' Singapore, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Singapore City
♥   Nature Recreation Park 'Muka Kuning' , 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Endau Rompin (Johor)' , 141.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Singapore City and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery Singapore' Singapore, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum '8Q SAM' Singapore, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Singapore Art Museum' Singapore, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'ArtScience Museum' Singapore, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Singapore' Singapore, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Singapore City from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Jurong Bird Park

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Jurong Bird Park area is more than 20 hectares. All in all, its territory is inhabited by about 5 000 birds belonging to 380 different species. The opening of the park took place in January 1971. About $ 3.5 million were spent on the creation. Guests can stroll around the territory or ride the cozy air-conditioned tram, whose route goes around the park. Here, visitors have an opportunity to observe the birds in real time, i.e. watch them swimming, building their nests, and raising offspring. The only thing you can not do in the park is to feed the birds. … Read further

Toilet in Singapore Zoo

From the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
Each poster is accompanied by the corresponding information note. All the animals on earth make 'it' in a peculiar way. In the toilet are more than ten cabins available to the visitors. Each cabin is uniquely decorated. It must be noted that the toilet on the zoo territorium is so to say usually environmentally friendly in the world. For this important feature, she has been awarded several prizes several times and is considered to be one of Singapore's most remarkable and unusual attractions. … Read further

Heavenly pool-bridge Sky Habitat

From the series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
Another huge pool is available on the territory of the complex for those who are afraid to swim in such a high pool. It is located on earth. Small green oases with live plants were set up right in the middle of this huge pool. The Sky Habitat complex has become one of the most luxurious and expensive built in recent years in Singapore. Only the wealthiest people in the world can afford to buy apartments here. Ordinary tourists can rent apartments for a few days. But it will be expensive. … Read further

Sightseeing in Singapore: things to see

Without a doubt, Marina Bay Sands is one of the most widely recognized buildings in Singapore. The three buildings and a boat atop of them were opened in 2010 and include a hotel, a large shopping mall, an observation deck and even a museum of art. There is a large swimming pool of the roof of the building, from which it’s possible to see the Singapore skyline. Orchard Road, one of the most popular streets in Singapore, will be liked by fans of shopping, travelers who want to look at old colonial buildings and those who want to visit museums as some of the best museums in Singapore are located there, namely the Singapore Art Museum, the National Museum of Singapore and Battle Fox. … Open
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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