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Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

The Raffles Hotel is a grand Victorian edifice rising from the pavements of the colonial district. Its elegant charm has enticed writers and entertainers such as Somerset Maugham, Rudyard...

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown is set against the backdrop of Singapore's modern infrastructure and the prosperous financial district. It is a crowded and colourful network of streets and alleyways contained by Upper...

Little India

Little India

The first Indian settlers arrived with Sir Stamford Raffles in the early 19th century, bringing with them colourful silks, aromatic spices, incense and other accoutrements of Indian culture. They...

Kampong Gelam and Arab Street

Kampong Gelam and Arab Street

Kampong Gelam is said to have taken its name from the Gelam tribe of sea gypsies who lived in the original Malay village southwest of the Rochor River. Sir Stamford Raffles allotted the area as an...

Singapore Zoological Gardens

Singapore Zoological Gardens

The Singapore Zoo has been thoughtfully created to simulate the natural habitats of its resident animals. Eight zones recreate the geographic regions of the animals indigenous to it and include...

Jurong Birdpark

Jurong Birdpark

The park is contained within a 20-hectare (49-acre) stretch of land in the Jurong Lake area. It is one of the world's most extensive bird collections and the largest in South East Asia. Eight...

Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

The beautifully restored building (formerly St Joseph's School for boys) rests serenely on Bras Basah Road. The museum has 14 galleries that showcase the national art collection and plays host to...

Singapore Botanical Gardens

Singapore Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens sweep across an area of 52 hectares (128 acres) constituted by primary forest and specialty gardens in close proximity to the city centre. The National Orchid Garden is...

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Singapore and Rio de Janeiro are the world's only two cities to contain primary rainforest within their boundaries. Bukit Timah is located seven miles (12km) from Singapore's centre. It is...

Chinese and Japanese Gardens

Chinese and Japanese Gardens

Chinese and Japanese landscape designs are embodied in these neighbouring gardens. The Imperial Sung Dynasty style is clipped to perfection within the13-hectare (33-acre) Chinese Garden. It...

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island

The theme-park island is a popular weekend spot and one of the most visited attractions in Singapore. A day's excursion could turn into an overnight stay in any one of the hotels or camping...

Changi Museum

Changi Museum

It was here, during WW II, that Allied POW soldiers were subjected to harsh treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors. Changi Prison is still in use as a correctional facility and it is the...

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin

The island of Ubin provides a peaceful interlude to the city's bustle and can be reached by boat from Changi Point. The boat docks at Ubin village, a Malay settlement where houses perch quietly...

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa

Located along Pasir Panjang Road, Haw Par Villa was previously known as Tiger Balm Gardens and subsequently renamed after its original owners. The Aw brothers, Boon Haw and Boon Par (who...

red dot design museum

red dot design museum

On the fringe of the Arts Belt and close to several art museums, the 2nd red dot design museum was established in Singapore in November 2005. It is the host of the red dot design awards,...

Underwater World

Underwater World

Animal lovers of all ages shouldn't miss a trip to Underwater World where kids can learn about all things aquatic as well as get the opportunity to swim with dolphins, dive with dugongs and...

Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre

The perfect place for active and inquiring young minds, the Singapore Discovery Centre is a great place to bring the kids for the day. Children will love the colourful exhibits which will...

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple

The 'Temple of Heavenly Bliss, the Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest of the Chinese Hokkien temples in Singapore. Built in 1839 in a traditional southern Chinese architectural style, not a...

Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is one of Singapore's finest, certainly the most comprehensive. Its collections of furniture, jade, porcelain, fine arts, and other artefacts from the...

Orchard Road

Orchard Road

Singapore certainly is a vibrant place, and in many ways, Orchard Road is the city-state's beating heart. The retail and entertainment centre of Singapore, 'Orchard' (as the surrounding area is...

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Singapore's equivalent of the London Eye, the Singapore Flyer is an enormous Ferris Wheel that doubles as an excellent urban observation point. The Flyer is an incredible 42 storeys, or 541 feet...

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay consists of three distinct waterfront gardens in the city's Marina Bay area. The initiative was started as a means to transform Singapore from a mere 'Garden City'...

Geylang

Geylang

Singapore's neighbourhood of Geylang is strange, in that although it looks and feels a typically 'Asian' neighbourhood, it is actually quite different from the rest of Singapore, which has seen...

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

Drawing an astounding two million visitors in its first nine months of opening, the theme park and resort area of Universal Studios Singapore is proving to be as popular as its counterparts in the...

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