Singapore blend of pan-Asian cultures, ethnicities and cuisines, exquisite natural beauty and fine British colonial architecture. The gleaming skyscrapers that tower over Singapore shield a plethora of Chinese and Hindu temples and Islamic mosques that stud this multicultural city. A curious blend of ancient and modern, Singapore is home to an ethnic mix of Chinese, Malays and Indians, as well as expats from all over the world, in a predominantly English-speaking society. From its world-beating Changi Airport to its superb museums, tourism facilities, heritage architecture and natural attractions, Singapore is a beacon of efficiency, cleanliness and high technology. Add in a constant flow of festivals and events in the ethnic quarters of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam, and the result is one of Asia’s most compelling tourism destinations, and one of the most diverse and delicious culinary scenes on the planet.
Sentosa Island is a purpose-built island theme park, with attractions including Underwater World, a huge tropical oceanarium with 2,500 marine creatures in an 83m (272ft) submerged tunnel; Dolphin Lagoon, a water show with a pink dolphin; andthe 37m (121ft) Merlion. Museums include Images of Singapore, with waxwork figures depicting Singapore’s history, and Fort Siloso, recreating bunkers and underground passages used for defence during the war. The viewing platform at the top of Tiger Sky Tower offers a great panoramic view of Singapore, gently revolving at 131m (430ft) above sea level. Meanwhile, Sentosa 4D Magix isSingapore’s first and Southeast Asia’s largest cinema of its kind, and boasts state-of-the-art projection technologyand sound system. The Sijori WonderGolf is an 18-hole miniature golf course, certified by the Minigolf Sport Federation.Beaches, golf courses, hotels, entertainment and restaurants are dotted throughout Sentosa, and a giant new casino and integrated resort is also under construction. Alightrail and bus tour the island and visitors can jump off at any station.
Jurong Bird Park
The largest bird park in the Asia Pacific, covering over 20 hectares (50 acres), this is home to more than 9,000 birds from 600 different species worldwide. Highlights include African Waterfall Aviary, at 30m (98ft) the world’s highest man-made waterfall; the Penguin Exhibition, with a panoramic viewing gallery to watch the 200 penguins feeding; the Southeast Asian Birds Aviary, where a thunderstorm is simulated every day at noon; the African Wetlands Exhibit; and Jungle Jewels, featuring dazzling hummingbirds. At the Lodge on Flamingo Lake, visitors can dine in a three-storey glass restaurant surrounded by 1,001 flamingos. An air-conditioned monorail covers the entire park.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Changi International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 4 hours before the flight.|