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The combination of beaches, glamor and entertainment sites make Singapore an ideal holiday destination. It brings together the advantages of a big city cosmopolitan (central Singapore has nothing to envy to other Asian cities) with the tradition of its diverse cultures.
We can not leave Singapore without visiting the Merlion, the most important symbol. The Merlion is a figure half fish, half lion Farser built in 1964 by Brunner in cement and porcelain. Over 8 feet tall, weighs about 70 tons. Figure tries to evoke with the fish tail with the old name was known to the city (Temasek, which means “sea” in the Java language) and with the lion head episode that gave name to the city. Today, the Merlion park named it belongs to.
It is clear that Singapore is a great place to get in touch with nature. Among its many natural spaces and gardens, the Jurong Bird Park is the largest bird park in the Asia Pacific. In it you can admire more than 600 different species living in natural habitats, in some cases simulated. The park won Tourism Awards for the years 1999 and 2000. The City Zoo (winner of numerous awards for the tourist attraction of the year), the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom (with more than 3000 species of butterflies) and the Night Safari, the first night park related to the nature of Singapore, can complete a perfect day for animal lovers,
One of the most recommended to dine, shop and enjoy is Clarke Quay, on the banks of the river. Give a boat ride around the area is highly recommended. In case you want to visit museums in Singapore will have the opportunity to deepen especially in Asian cultural heritage.
As a curiosity, we recommend that anyone going to visit Singapore to consult the page “20 unique things to do in Singapore”, where we give you ideas to take advantage of days in this city. Of course, we recommend also visiting different islands of the state of Singapore. Uniquely Singapore will provide all the information you need.
Holidays and festivals
The multiracial population of Singapore cause it held lots of parties with different cultural flavors. While we enjoy the light and color of Chinese New Year earlier this year, we will have the opportunity to attend the celebration of Hari Raya Puasa (Muslim celebration that has different names in different parts of the world) or Deepavali (festival Hindu related to light).
Shopping in Singapore
Dintingue eleven Uniquely Singapore shopping areas in your shopping guide for visitors. Little India, Chinatown, Orchard, Riverside … All of them have a variety of facilities for all types of purchases: modern shopping centers, small traditional shops, markets, walks and places dedicated to the business of the sale …
The shops have a very broad zone (10 to 21 hours normally or even 22 in some cases). If you have to choose which products to buy, handicrafts, carpets and textiles are good choices, but in Singapore we can find practically anything.
Among the markets you can highlight the Bugis Street, the biggest of them all, where we will admire besides the atmosphere of the city. In Kampong Glam and Arab Street are available batiks from Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as silk or cotton fabrics.
In Holland Village can find crafts and antiques in an environment that combines traditional and modern. Mustafa Centre, on the other hand, is open 24 hours a day, and he is selling all kinds of products. The Suntec City Mall is the largest shopping centers in Singapore, while the CityLink Mall is the first city subway.
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