PLACES OF INTEREST

Gardens by the Bay

Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Celebrating its first anniversary in June 2013 and the arrival of its five-millionth visitor, the multi-award-winning Gardens is a popular sprawling green space spanning 101 hectares - all within a five-minute stroll from the new downtown at Marina Bay. BBC had lauded it as "a living wonder", Fodors described it as the "Central Park of Asia" and The Sydney Morning Herald called it "Avatar in real life".


Don't miss: 
A walk along the suspended 128-m walkway between two Supertrees. 

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Website: www.wrs.com.sg

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) manages the award-winning Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, with the River Safari being its latest addition. Officially opened on 28 February 2014, its panda exhibition - featuring Singapore’s resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia - has already made it a firm favourite among visitors and locals alike. Nestled between the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, the River Safari offers an unforgettable adventure inspired by the world’s most iconic rivers including the Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze. www.riversafari.com.sg.

For more information of the parks: 
Jurong Bird Park (www.birdpark.com.sg)
Night Safari (www.nightsafari.com.sg)
Singapore Zoo (www.zoo.com.sg)


Don't miss: 
Inuka, the first polar bear born in
the tropics, in his new Frozen
Tundra home (just so you know, he moved into his new home on 29 May 2013).  

Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

Website: www.rwsentosa.com

The integrated resort offers a range of fantastic dining and shopping experiences, world-class attractions and spa indulgences. In addition to the well-loved Universal Studios Singapore, the Marine Life Park is set to become another perennial crowd-pleaser. The world’s largest oceanarium amazes with its three-in-one attractions.

For more information on the attractions in Resorts World Sentosa and booking of passes (online), please click here. 


Don't miss:
From the safety of a cylindrical acrylic enclosure, take in a 360-degree view of over 200 sharks in Shark Encounter, an immersive experience of the Ultimate Marine Encounters.

Ethnic Enclaves

Singapore has a fascinating mix of cultures. Additional to the four main ethnic groups of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian/Peranakan, there are numerous minority groups which co-exist in harmony here, each accepting and respecting others’ beliefs, habits and practices. Get a first-hand experience of the various cultures by immersing yourself in the different ethnic enclaves.

Chinatown

Located in the central south-western part of Singapore, Chinatown is an eclectic mix of the old and new, traditional and modern - where ancient temples and mosques sit comfortably with quirky shops and cool cafes. There are five districts each with its distinct characteristics - Telok Ayer, Bukit Pasoh, Tanjong Pagar, Kreta Ayer and Ann Siang Hill. Go on a walking tour of Chinatown with the award-winning The Original Singapore Walks (www.journeys.com.sg/singaporewalks/index.asp) or plan your own journey of discovery (www.chinatown.sg).

Kampong Glam

Located in the central south-eastern part of Singapore is Kampong Glam. Much of the original architecture and vibrant colours of the conserved shophouses have been retained or restored, giving a good idea of what the area originally looked like. One of the most important mosques in Singapore - The Masjid Sultan, which is Malay for Sultan Mosque - is located on Muscat Street. First built in 1824, and rebuilt in 1928, it has a prayer hall that can accommodate up to 5,000 people in mass prayer. Geylang Serai is also a Malay enclave. www.kampongglam.org.sg/aboutUs_PlacesOfInterest.htm

Little India

Also located in the central south-eastern part of Singapore is Little India, one of the most culturally authentic districts in Singapore. Traditional trades are still plied along the main thoroughfares and alleyways, and you can find flower vendors with jasmine garlands, fortune-tellers with their parrots, and pushcarts hawking Ayurvedic oils, incense and textiles. Visitors can observe Hindu rituals at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali. The excellent restaurants, and much-loved 24-hour Mustafa Centre, have found favour among people of all races.