Sometimes having high expectations of the places you are visiting might turn into one big disappointment. I must confess that I had high expectations when I added Singapore to the itinerary of my most recent travel experience, but I wasn’t disappointed at all.
On the contrary, Singapore has completely exceeded my expectations and it has officially become my favorite country.
Situated in Southeastern Asia, the Republic of Singapore is actually the only island city-state in the world. If I had to describe this amazing city-state in just one phrase, I would say that it is probably the most civilized place in the world. It is true that I haven’t visited all the countries in the world, but I cannot even imagine a more civilized place than Singapore.
Also called the Lion City or the Little Red Dot, this place is the perfect definition of the word “civilized”. It is the place where chewing gum is prohibited by law and throwing any garbage in the street is punished with heavy fines. It goes without saying that every corner of this city-state is extremely clean and well-preserved.
Blessed with imposing skyscrapers and many impressive headquarters of various international companies, Singapore displays a striking modern architecture which combines the Chinese, the Malay and the Indian influences.
It is one of the world’s most prosperous countries with very high standards when it comes to education, healthcare, quality of life and personal safety. Life expectancy in Singapore is very high and crime in this city-state is almost nonexistent.
Hosting a multitude of malls and shopping centers, Singapore is heaven on earth in case you are a shopping lover. Many of these commercial centers are situated underground and they are connected by a lot of pedestrian subways. It seems that an entire underground world lies under this hallucinating city and the feeling you get in front of this image is simply incredible. The malls in Singapore are real examples of opulence. I don’t know if you have ever imagined that you can sail in a boat inside a mall, but you should know that in Singapore you will have this opportunity. It sounds great, isn’t it?
This city-state is amazing during the day, but it is really vibrant at night too, when all the lights are on. So, don’t miss the chance to visit Singapore at night!
Leaving aside all these aspects about Singapore, an interesting thing in my opinion is the Singaporeans’ way of life. I am talking about their values and principles. It was unusual for me to see so much common sense, respect and hospitality in their behavior. I must confess that I admire their way of life and their relaxed attitude.
As you can see, it is a real pleasure for me to talk about Singapore and I have the feeling that I could write pages and pages about this stunning city-state. I strongly believe that Singapore should be on anyone’s trip list because it’s the type of city which can easily make you fall in love with its beauty.
The opulent resort Marina Bay Sands and the famous park Gardens by the Bay are the emblematic attractions of Singapore.
In the Gardens by the Bay you will have the chance to admire the famous Supertrees Grove, the Dragonfly Lake, the Kingfisher Lake and it will definitely be an amazing experience if you choose to visit the inside of the Flower Dome and of the Cloud Forest Dome.
Nearby you will find the Singapore Flyer, which is a lovely giant Ferris wheel.
The resort Marina Bay Sands is also situated near the Gardens by the Bay. The famous bridge that connects the resort and the park is a must-see, especially during the night. It is a real festival of lights and also the perfect opportunity to admire spectacular panoramic views over the entire city.
When it comes to stunning nightscapes, the perfect place is Marina Square, where you can admire the lovely skyscrapers, but also an amazing light show on the water. It is indeed a breathtaking experience to admire the multitude of colored lights and holograms which are projected on the water.
Built in order to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee in 2015, the Jubilee Bridge is another interesting attraction from where you can also admire spectacular views.
The orchid is one of the symbols of Singapore, so the Botanical Garden is the place where you will be delighted with a lot of plant species and especially a lot of orchid species.
Little India and Chinatown are other two interesting places in Singapore, where the Chinese and Indian elements are very obvious.
You shouldn’t leave Singapore without going for a walk on the emblematic boulevard Orchard Road, where you will be delighted with a lot of interesting decorations and famous shops.
Last but not least, Singapore Zoo is simply fabulous. It is a huge wildlife park with amazing settings where animals are allowed to walk freely in open and natural habitats.
These are in my opinion the most beautiful and interesting places in Singapore, but I’m sure that I will add more on this list during my next visit there. I am sure I will return to this paradise, because as I have already confessed Singapore has become my favorite country.
To conclude, in case you haven’t already thought of planning a trip to Singapore, you should definitely think about it.
1.Gardens by the Bay
2.Supertrees in the park Gardens by the Bay
3.Supertrees in the park Gardens by the Bay
4.Gardens by the Bay during the night
5.Gardens by the Bay during the night, but different color 🙂
6.The Cloud Forest Dome
7.The Cloud Forest Dome
8.The Cloud Forest Dome
9.Flowers in the Cloud Forest Dome
10.The Flower Dome
11.The Flower Dome
12.Marina Bay Sands
13.Marina Bay Sands
14.Marina Bay Sands during the night
16.Image seen from the bridge that connects Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay
17.Image seen from the bridge that connects Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay
18.Image seen from Marina Square
19.Image seen from Marina Square
20.Lovely view,skyscrapers seen from Marina Square
21.Lovely view in front of Marina Square
24.The Botanical Garden
25.The Botanical Garden
26.The Botanical Garden