Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region
Singapore is a small island country. With a population size of over 5.5 million people it is a very crowded city, second only to Monaco as the world's most densely populated country.
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Where to go:
Orchard Road is the main shopping street of Singapore
Riverside (Civic District) and Marina Bay— Singapore's colonial core, with museums, statues and theatres, not to mention restaurants, bars and clubs.
Sentosa has been rebranded and resculpted into one big tourist attraction, popular among Singaporeans as a quick island getaway. The new jewel in the crown is Resorts World , an enormous complex comprising a Universal Studios themepark, Singapore's first casino, shopping malls and hotels.
Little India is, as the name promises, the centre for the large Indian community in Singapore. Little India retains its distinct identity without degenerating into a mere tourist attraction and is one of the most colourful and attractive places to visit in Singapore.
The Jurong area , home to the Jurong Bird Park, the Singapore Science Centre, the Chinese and Japanese Gardens as well as various shopping malls.
Singapore has a wide selection of luxury accommodation, including the famed Raffles Hotel. The largest hotel clusters can be found at Marina Bay (good for sightseeing) and around Orchard Road(good for shopping).
What to eat:
Bak chor mee
Fish head curry
The Christmas decorations along Orchard Road.
Mustafa Centre, Singapore's supreme discount department store
Visa for Indians:
Indians need to apply for Visa before travelling to Singapore.