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Singapore: A vibrant and cosmopolitan city state
Local attractions: an architecture of multi-ethnic
Sightseeing in Singapore No doubt Singapore offers visitors a range of cultural and leisure similar to many European capitals. And with an added incentive: a stunning architectural collage as a result of the diverse geographic origin of its inhabitants (which have their origin in regions of Indian, Chinese and Arab world, among others). In the following lines, are some of the tourist areas of the city.
Arab Street: This attery dotted bazaars and craft shops is one of the most evocative places for shopping. Among the products offered, include baskets, rugs, camel leather bags and all kinds of garments. Also, the options of this street is not at all negligible. As most remarkable building, include the Sultan Mosque, crowned by an imposing golden dome. Originating in 1826, the current building dates from 1928 and has become the most important center of worship for the Muslim community in Singapore. The carpet is a gift from a Saudi prince.
Colonial Neighborhood: This area is north of Chinatown. Become a business center, noted for its colonial buildings, among which are counted Parliament and the Council, in which Singapore declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1959. However, this sector also has significant religious buildings? Like the churches of the Good Shepherd and Saint Andrew or the convents of the Child Jesus and Saint Gregory?, Museums? For example, the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Philatelic Museum? the legendary Raffles Hotel (1899) and the Fort Canning, a point which affords an exceptional panoramic view of Singapore.
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum: This is a park where you can find many species of butterflies and fireflies. A unique and colorful spectacle entirely recommended.
Chinatown: Chinatown, which is characterized by its labyrinthine alleys, is located southwest of the city and south of the Singapore River. Without doubt, one of its most visited attractions is the Thian Hock Keng (or Temple of Heavenly Bliss). Located at 158 Telok Ayer Street, was erected between 1830 and 1942 by Chinese immigrants and dedicated to the goddess Ma Cho Po, patron deity of the sea and sailors, whose image was brought to Singapore in 1840. The other jewel in the crown is the Sri Mariamman Temple, which stands at number 244, South Bridge Road. Built in 1823, it is the oldest Hindu shrine in the city. The building stands out for its variegated façade, richly decorated with floral motifs, representations of gods and warriors. Although modern buildings in Chinatown have spared the old world charm, the area still allows for men and women performing traditional tasks such as drivers palanquins or sculptors.
Chapel Changi Prison and Museum: This is one of the least famous of Sinagapur museums, but perhaps one of the most emotional. This chapel which houses a building built by Allied prisoners during World War II. Inside, the institution in question? Located at Upper Changi North Road? exhibits photographs and personal items that bring visitors to the Japanese occupation period (1942-1945).
Botanical Garden: This green area, located at the intersection of Holland Road and Napier Street, was promoted in 1859 by the Singapore Agri-Horticultural Society. However, we would expect the twentieth century to assist your moment of great height, due to the benefits generated by the exploitation of the rubber tree. The boom would be completed after 1928, when the garden director, Eric Holttum, launched the first laboratories for cultivation and hybridization of orchids, a practice that also enjoyed significant commercial potential.
Chinese Garden: It sits on Yuan Ching Road in Jurong area, and is an admirable example of the traditional architecture of the Asian giant. Its area is 35 acres.
Zoo: This enclave, located at number 80 Mandai Lake Road, accommodates 1,200 copies corresponding to 240 species of animals, including orangutans. The park is open from 09.00 h to 16.00 h.
Reptiles and Bird Park Jurong: Located west of the city? Specifically on Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim?, This natural area allows visitors to see about 600 species of birds, amphibians and reptiles. The exhibition is open from 09.00 to 18.00 h.
Little India: This neighborhood was built on the first camps of workers from India, and began to consolidate from the first decade of the twentieth century. Among its most important buildings are the temples of Sri Veeramakaliamman and Sri Srinivasa Perumal (1885 and dedicated to the god Vishnu), Angullia Mosque (Masjid Angullia), the Methodist Church of Kampong Steam and Tekka Mall, a market that brings various fishmongers.
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