Singapore’s magic lies in its cosmopolitan feel and its clear desire to improve the city in every possible way. Its transportation system is one of the best in the world – allowing visitors and residents to find their way around the city easily and efficiently. In addition, Singapore’s policy to turn its urban jungle into a true green jungle means that it almost has the look and feel of a huge garden.
Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, which were established in 1960, are so well-known that they have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens incorporate themed areas, lakes and endless laws. Step out to Gardens on the Bay, a modern fantasy-themed take on botanic gardens of a different kind. The garden “grows” SuperTrees, bio-domes that replicate climates from around the world, and a Cloud Forest, even equipped with a waterfall. A short trip out of the city takes visitors to delightful walking trails that burst with wildlife. Pay a visit to the MacRitchie Reservoir that offers walking trails in a jungle setting, including the TreeTop Walk that takes you across a long suspension bridge above the treetops. The Singapore Zoo, boasting a spectacular location, is home to 2,800 animals who are kept in very natural enclosures. Visitors can truly enjoy encounters that are as up-close and interactive as they’d ever find. To see animals in a nocturnal environment, try the Night Safari experience. Other Singaporean must-see destinations include the National Gallery with its collection of 19th century and modern Southeast Asian art, the Asian Civilizations Museum with more pan-Asian works of art and the 44 m long mural, Thian Hock Keng Mural by the local artist Yip Yew Chong, which relates the history of early Hokkien immigrants.
Gardens by the Bay
If you’re looking for a taste of nature without the trek, Gardens by the Bay is your urban jungle. The attraction is conveniently based in Marina Bay and features a wide of variety of enticing things to do and see that seamlessly mix Mother Nature with the metropolis.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
For such a large city, you’ll be shocked at a number of parks that share space with the skyscrapers. And the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the epicenter of this natural, flowering splendor.
The district of Marina Bay is considered to be Singapore’s tourism epicenter. Marina Bay houses some of the city’s main points of interest as well as numerous opportunities for entertainment like the ArtScience Museum and The Float at Marina Bay (the world’s largest floating stadium).
As a nation composed of mostly immigrants, Singapore possesses a number of ethnic enclaves. Chinatown is one of the largest of them. Broken up into five districts, the neighborhood is packed with a variety of things to do and is constantly buzzing with pedestrians passing in and out of its shops, eateries and food stalls.
When you tire of the urban jungle, head to an actual jungle: the Singapore Zoo. The expansive facility is broken up into 11 different zones and has 12 exhibits, affording numerous opportunities to get up close and personal with a diverse array of wildlife.
Air India Express offers services to Singapore from Indian cities namely Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Madurai.