A Vibrant Metropolis
Ideally located at the heart of South-East Asia, Singapore's captivating appeal is enriched by her old world charms and exciting new world appeal. One of the wealthiest and most well organised countries in the world, Singapore is a colourful, intriguing, breathing hum of activity that offers an abundance of attractions for its visitors.
Culture & History
A curious blend of ancient and modern, the city is now home to an ethnic mix of Chinese, Malaysians and Indians, as well as ex-pats from all over the world, in a predominantly English-speaking society. This great diversity of lifestyles, cultures and religions thrives within the framework of a well-ordered society
For animal lovers, Singapore is alive with wildlife. Start with Jurong Bird Park, the largest and most impressive bird park in the Asia Pacific. Get up close and personal with more than 2500 mammals, birds and reptiles at the spectacular 28-hectare ‘open’ Singapore Zoo, or have your fix of marine life at the fabulous S.E.A Aquarium on Sentosa.
At Singapore's Night Safari you can experience a different animal world, one where the sun has set. This premier night zoo houses more than 1000 animals from 120 exotic species in eight zones, re-created to simulate geographic zones, such as the South-East Asian rainforest, African Savanna, the Nepalese river valley, South American pampas and Burmese jungle.
Singapore has some fabulous dining precincts to discover. Boat Quay, with river views, offers some of the best alfresco dining to be found. For a more upmarket experience, go to Chijmes, which embodies old-world charm with modern style.
When Singaporeans tell you that shopping is the national sport, they’re only half-joking. This is an island with a reputed ‘1000 shopping malls’. The best of South-East Asia’s handicrafts can be bartered for in Singapore’s famous shopping districts, such as Orchard Road. Or get wrapped in a sarong on Arab Street or a sari in Little India.
- Join the Night Safari: Journey through 8 geographical zones on foot or by tram at the world’s first night zoo. There are over 120 exotic species to look for.
- Become a High Flyer and Take a Ride the Singapore Flyer: one of the world’s largest, standing at 165m tall. You may even catch a glimpse of Indonesia and Malaysia.
- Visit Changi Prison Chapel and Museum: A replica of the original built by allied prisoners of war during World War II, the chapel honours the spirit of the soldiers.
- Take the 10-Minute Cable Car Ride from Singapore to Sentosa Island: Take in a scenic view of lush greenery and stunning coastal sights.
For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Singapore chapter in our online Malaysia, Singapore & the Philippines brochure here.