If you are planning a visit to Singapore, you should not be struggling with making a list of things to see and do.
You will get from Singapore what you want. If you are really into shopping for the biggest brand names the world has seen, then take a walk down Orchard Road. However, if you really want to get in amongst the city and rub shoulders with the locals, there are plenty of other places you can visit.
This list will provide you with the best places to visit on your trip to Singapore.
Love art? Then consider either staying or visiting the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton is not a normal hotel. It contains some of the best modern and contemporary art collections in the world. You can see it all… For free!
So, if you are a fan of Andy Warhol, Rainer Gross or Henry Moore, you are in for a treat. They are all available to see in the Ritz-Carlton, together with an iPod-guided tour.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Filled with exotic plants and the tallest trees, the Botanic Gardens can offer you a world full of serenity. The Singapore Botanic Gardens are open from 5am in the morning, and the gardens shut around midnight. So there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy them.
If you are planning on visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens, then try and do it early in the morning. You can sit and take in the natural wonders of the gardens, together with an array of joggers, tai-chi classes and dog walkers. They will all be going about their business as normal, like any other day, but it is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Once you have taken in the sights of the Botanic Gardens, take a walk along to the food court near to Tanglin Gate. It is here you can enjoy a traditional Singapore breakfast. Alternatively, you can simply enjoy a pot of coffee and watch the world go by.
Singapore is divided by a number of different districts, and you will want to pay a visit to the Muslim quarter during your stay. Here you will find Haji Lane, the fashionista’s paradise.
Haji Lane is the Singapore version of the Meatpacking District in New York. It is full of ‘alternative’ shops that sell an array of different products. Haji Lane caters for almost anything, from shabby chic to classic vintage. If you are looking to bring back something a little different, then Haji Lane is where you will find it.
Chinatown Heritage Centre
This little gem of a heritage centre offers visitors a chance to see how people lived in Singapore over one-hundred years ago.
The Chinatown Heritage Centre is comprised of reconstructed rooms. Visitors can then see how the locals lived. Visitors can also see just how much Singapore has changed in the last one-hundred years too. Only a few blocks away are the towering skyscrapers of a booming business quarter.