Last night I blogged about my Singapore travel with friends and how I enjoyed our mini-reunion in different wonderful destinations there. Though Singapore is one of the most expensive city in the world, still there’s a lot of places you can visit here for free or for very affordable prices. Now, let me share these places we visited in our short stay in Singapore.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
This more than a century old tropical garden is located at the fringe of Singapore’s Orchard road shopping district. Considered as the oldest garden in Singapore, it is the first UNESCO Heritage Site in the country. This garden is perfect for nature lover especially those who really adore plants and flowers. Thousands of species of flowering and non-flowering plants are planted here. The green surroundings and fresh air will completely makes your mood calm and refreshing.
This 80-hectares garden have more attractions inside such as the National Orchid Garden where a wide variety of orchid species are on display and some have been named after famous celebrities. The Healing Garden is a thematic display of healing plants based on the human body system. The Swan Lake is a large, shallow pond home for the white swans, some fishes and amphibians. The Sundial Garden feature four ponds with four classical-looking white statues stand on its corner. In the centerpiece of the garden is a bronze sundial on a white pedestal. There’s also the Ginger Falls, a man-made waterfall with a cave you can walk through. There are still more to explore inside the sanctuary of this wonderful Botanic Garden for only SG$5 admission fee.
An island resort located in the southern coast of Singapore which is one of the prime tourist destination in the country. This place is also known for its luxurious hotels, tropical beaches and thrilling attractions.
Some attractions here includes the Resorts World Sentosa, the Universal Studios Singapore and the Adventure Cove Waterpark. For beach lovers, you can visit among the famous Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach and Tanjong Beach. The Trick Eye Museum and Madame Tussauds Singapore are also found here. You can also drop by in one of the largest oceanariums, the S.E.A Aquarium, in Sentosa Island. For extreme activities, you can try the iFly Singapore, the world’s largest wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. You can also take a ride on their Cable Car Sky Network to experience the view of the island. You’ll never run out of activities, fun and adventure in Sentosa Island.
Clark Quay Riverside
Located within the Singapore River Planning Area, Clark Quay is a historical riverside quay in the country. Cruises and river taxis can be accessed from here. This place is gorgeous during the day because of its colonial-era architecture and transformed into a lively place at night as a lot of famous nightclubs start to open. The colorful boulevards are perfect for those who loves bar hopping.
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