Asia Holiday Destinations & Resorts Guide
Singapore: A Famous Tourist Destination
Singapore is a world well known, beautiful and peaceful country situated at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. After being independent in 1963, Singapore has developed into a modern and prosperous country. Its people are now enjoying one of the highest living standards in Asia. Although it is only a tiny island, Singapore has many tourist attractions and is acclaimed as one of the top travel destination in Asia.
Popular Tourist Attractions In Singapore
Newest Attraction: Integrated Resort
Resort World Sentosa(RWS)
Slated to be one of the world's most exciting family destinations, the newly opened RWS is a collection of resorts and attractions with a plethora of fun-filled offerings for the entire family. It has 6 luxury hotels including Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael with some 1,800 rooms. This mega-resort houses the only Universal Studios theme park in South East Asia, which featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions. Visitor is able to meet with Shrek on an incredible 4-D adventure in the Far Away Castle. Others famous theme include Revenge of the Mummy, Madagascar
The luxurious Resorts World Casino is the main attraction in RWS. The casino interior is elegantly decorated and with captivating entertainment, warm hospitality and sumptuous dining, visitors can enjoy the best gambling experience here.
Marina Bay Sand
Marina Bay Sand features three 55 storey hotel towers and an impressive architectural masterpiece, boat shaped "SkyPark" perched atop the three towers. It houses the world largest infinity outdoor pool at a height of 200 meters in the sky. The greatest attractiveness of this infinity pools is on the pools design. When view from the pool side, the water seems like drops vertically from the pools edge, so as those swimmers, they seem to easily fall from the vertical edge of the pool from 200m height level.
The SkyPark consists of 12,400 square meters and boasts rooftop restaurants, gardens of some 250 types trees and 650 types of plants. The public observatory deck can host hundreds of people at any one time and offers 360 degree spectacular view of Singapore.
A Casino with 1000 gaming tables and 1400 slot machines is located in front of these hotels. Lotus shape Art-Science Museum is another attraction here, with a retractable roof that open at day time and close at night time. Also located here is the world class Convention and Exhibition Hall.
Must Visit Singapore Attraction
Singapore Flyer is the latest must see tourist attraction in Singapore. It has the world largest observation wheel with 150 meters diameter and 28 capsules which can carry 28 persons each. It takes about 30 minutes to complete one rotation. You are able to enjoy spectacular view of Marina bay, F1 Tracks, CBD area and The Sand integrated resort.
The Night Safari is the first and only wildlife zoo to be visited at night in the world. It offers a unique experience of exploring over 1000 nocturnal animals of some 120 exotic species. You are able to see those animals actively and freely roaming in the 40 hectares of dense secondary forest divided in 8 zones, which are recreated to simulate geographic zones like the Southeastern Asian rainforest, African savanna, Nepalese river valley and South American pampas. These animals behave completely different from those animals that active in daytime, thus providing you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Singapore Zoo located just beside the Night Safari. It spread over 28 hectares of jungle around a reservoir area and has more than 3,600 mammals, birds and reptiles including those rare and endangered species like Orang Utan. This Zoo is practicing an "open " concept where all animals are separated from visitors only by some natural barriers like rock walls, vegetation and streams. Singapore Zoo is acclaimed as one of the best zoo in the world, and again a must visit destination for visitors to Singapore.
Jurong Bird Park houses more than 9000 birds from 600 species that dwelling and flying freely in this Park. Many exciting bird shows and bird feeding are conducted daily. Visitors can have a close encounter with those amazing flying creatures, like Peacock and Eagle. There is a world's tallest man-made waterfall in this park too. Jurong Bird Park is one of the world's best parks in bird conservation and displaying that worth to pay a visit to.
Beside the newly open Resort World at Sentosa Integrated Resort, Sentosa has many other attractions that make it a must visit tourist destination in Singapore. This tiny island is packed with beautiful sandy beaches, rustic nature trails, underwater aquarium, historical sites, museum, Sentosa Merlion Tower, laser shows on the sea, Dolphin Lagoon and much more.
This could be Asia's most exciting tropical oceanium. It displays abundant live marine creatures of various species, from fishes, corals to some rare turtle species. Walking on an 80 meters submerged acrylic tunnel in this underwater word building, you will able to see 2500 marine creatures in close proximity. This 10 minutes journey promises to be an enjoyable and enlightening one.
Sentosa Merlion Towers
The Merlion is a Singapore legendary creature with a lion head and a fish body. The 37 m tall Sentosa Merlion Tower is one of Singapore's national monuments and one of the main attractions on Sentosa Island. You are able to climb to the top of the Merlion head and have a fantastic and panoramic view of Sentosa island, South China Sea and Singapore Harbor, the busiest harbor in the world.
Sentosa boasts some 3km long sandy beaches stretching across Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beaches. Thousands of visitors especially youngster flocks to this beaches for activities like swimming and volleyball daily. This beach is also a place that holds some well known events like Sentosa Sand Sculpting Event, Zouk Out Dance Festival and New Year Countdown Parties.
Being one of the popular visitor destination spot in Singapore, China Town has many places of interest, including unique Indian temple like Sir Marimman Temple which is wonderfully designed and decorated with deities and floral design, as well as Chinese temples like the Thian Hock Keng Temple which is the oldest Hokkien Temple in this country, as well as some unique Malay mosques.
The co-existence of various places of worship within the same area peacefully indicates the racial and religious harmony in Singapore, which may hard to be found in other country. There is a Chinese culture museum at here too, Chinatown Heritage Center which displays the history of Chinatown as well as the hard living lifestyle of early Chinese immigrants. Chinatown also known as a places of shopping and eating, with many shops selling various kind of good and many restaurant with various types of Chinese, Malay and Indian foods.
Singapore, an Asia Shopping Paradise
Singapore is one of the Asia most sophisticated shopping paradise. The best time to shop in Singapore
is during the annual 8 weeks Great Singapore Sale held between May to July, when there will be all
kinds of discounts island-wide, ranging from designer's goods to high tech products.
The stretch along the Orchard Road is the most famous shopping place in Singapore. You can find many
modern mega shopping malls and luxury goods here. This area is transformed into a dazzling display
of lights and festive embellishments during Christmas time.
Chinatown is actually another good place for bargain shopping in Singapore, although it is more well known as a tourist destination. Other great shopping places in Singapore include Suntec City, Marina Bay, Singapore Plaza as well as VIVO city, the largest shopping Mall in Singapore.
Singapore: Asia Most Popular Travel Destination
Singapore is known as one of the most beautiful and clean city in the world. With excellent tourist infrastructure, convenient transportation system and world class tourist attraction, visitors can expect a wonderful holidays and shopping experience in this modern city.