Singapore Travel Guide - AVA Vacations

4th Apr 2018

Intriguing and ever-changing, Singapore is a destination where new experiences are created every day. The meeting place of socializers, explorers, action seekers, cultural enthusiast, and backpackers, Singapore is a more than just a destination.

A thriving cosmopolitan with a deeply rooted history in commerce and trade, Singapore has established itself as a favorite destination among travelers from all over the world. Home to abundant attractions, world class amenities, great hospitality and never-ending festivities, Singapore is a destination with an absorbing charm.

Top attractions to discover with Singapore holiday packages

A full day sightseeing tour of Singapore takes travelers across some of the most famous points of interest of the country including the following:

Spread over a total rea of 250 acres, the Gardens by the Bay is a famous park, a part of the government's concept to convert Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The Park comprises 3 waterfront gardens - the Bay South Garden, Bay Central Garden, and the Bay East Garden. Adjacent to the Marina Reservoir, the famous attractions within the Gardens by the Bay are Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway, Supertree Grove, Bay East Garden, Far East Organization Children's Garden, Heritage Gardens, World of Plants, Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, Sun Pavilion, Art Sculptures, and many others.

Enjoy the most panoramic views of the entire city with a visit to the Singapore Flyer, another important highlight of the city and the largest giant observation wheel in the world. The deck not only offers amazing views of Singapore, but also reaches out to the Spice Islands of Indonesia and the Straits of Johor of Malaysia. Here you can visit the Journey of Dreams - a multimedia exhibit focused on the history of Singapore and the construction of the Singapore Flyer.

Little India and Arab Street

The diverse neighborhoods of Singapore captivate visitors from all over the world. The rich traditions, scrumptious food, and great shopping options of Little India and Arab Street (also Arab Quarter) makes this place simply irresistible to travelers. With a history of around 200 years, the Indian community holds significant part in the history of Singapore. The entire neighborhood is a thriving place to explore the rich Indian heritage and culture on your Singapore holiday.

Botanic Gardens Singapore

Not to be confused with the Gardens on the Bay, the Botanic Gardens preserves the wilder heritage of Singapore. The city got its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the Botanic Gardens, which also makes it worth a visit. You can explore the gardens via the walking trails that leads visitors to each part of the gardens.The impressive National Orchid Garden is a must visit here. Some of the other highlights within the Botanic Gardensare the eco-garden, bonsai garden, eco-lake, sculptures, and several other unique sites and gardens.

A pretty great place to head on to during your sightseeing tour, the Singapore zoo is an inviting place for travelers. With lush vegetation and habitat space for animals, the Zoo shelters a large chimpanzee family, meerkats, zebras, komodo dragon, white tigers, mole rats, kangaroos, orangutans, and many great wildlife species. It is no doubt a noteworthy place for you during your holiday in Singapore.

The 8 times winner of the Best Visitor Attraction Experience by the Singapore Tourism Board, the Night Safari is the first wildlife park for nocturnal animals in the world, where around 1,000 animals can be found in their natural habitats. From Tram safari, safari adventure tour, walking trails to thrilling shows and great dining options, the Night Safari at Singapore is a great experience for its visitors.

Universal Studios Singapore

One of the most visited attractions of Singapore, the Universal Studios Singapore is a famous theme park situated within the Resorts World Sentosa on the Sentosa Island. It is one of its kind Theme Park in Asia and also in South east Asia. The Universal Studios is classed into 7 themed zones namely the Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi city, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and the Madagascar.

If haven't been to China, then the Chinatown neighborhood of Singapore will suffice your travel needs. From authentic Chinese food, mom-and-pop stores to red lanterns hanging here and there, this district has got all the hustle and bustle of China. The Chinese Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple are a must visit within Chinatown.

Best Things to do in Singapore during your holiday

A potpourri of cultural experiences, Singapore is a destination with happening aura, unlimited fun-filled activities, and never-ending jubilations. There are a whole lot of amazing things travelers can indulge into during their holiday in Singapore. Some of the best things to do in Singapore are:

Stroll at Botanical Gardens - a UNESCO Heritage Site Ascend to one of the highest point in the Singapore Flyer Visit Sentosa - the Island of fun and adventure Enjoy the Singapore Sling at The Long Bar A visit to the Gardens by the Bay - the flower Dome Take a walk on the Helix Bridge Visit the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari Take a snap beside the Merlion - the symbol of Singapore Enjoy the scrumptious street food at Chinatown

Owing to its location in South East Asia, Singapore generally remains hot and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit Singapore is from November to June, when the weather is pleasant and many festivals are also celebrated.

How to Reach Singapore by Air/ Train/Road/ Water?

By Air: The Changi Airportis well connected to India via regular flights from various Indian cities. There are many regular flights bySingapore Airlines, Tiger Airways, Air India, Jet Airways and Air India Express that connects India with Singapore. The journey is 6-8 hours long, depending on the number of halts in between.

By Train: Singapore is connected to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia via rail (with a route to Bangkok).TheTanjong Pagar MRT station of Singapore is the arrival and departure stationfor these trains. Also, a luxurious train - the Eastern and Oriental Express connects Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore.

Road/Self Drive: Singapore is connected via two causeways to Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and the mainland of Asia. Regular bus service from 5 am in the morning to midnight are also available by the Causeway Link and SBS.

By Water: Singapore is the major port destination in South east Asia and a great number of cargos halt here while on their way to other destinations. Also, a great number of international cruise lines are growing and can be considered. Passenger ferries also run to Malaysia and Indonesia.

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