What You Should Do & See in Your Next Singapore Vacation

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A melting pot of diverse cultures, the spellbinding locale of Singapore offers a milieu of high-rise buildings, beautiful landscapes, fashion arcades, tree shaded boulevards and more. From eating exotic culinary delights at celebrated eateries to immersing yourself in adventurous activities and effervescent clubs – there is so much to do in this buzzing island country that one vacation seems inadequate. Here’s a sneak peek into what all you can do here:

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Boasting of a prosperous ecosystem, Singapore Botanic Gardens offer a scenic view of plethora of plant species, verdant heritage trees, a swathe of rainforest and a serene lake. Tourists venture into these incredible activities such as:

> The SBG Heritage Museum that showcases interactive and multimedia exhibits and panels elucidating the Gardens’ rich past.

> An enriching addition to the Museum, the CDL Green Gallery is also worth a visit.

> Located in the vicinity, the National Orchid Garden, world-renowned for being the largest orchid show, houses more than 60,000 plants and orchids.

> Children can rejoice at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and understand the complexities related to plants.

> Discover heritage trees such as the 150-year-old Tembusu, which is a  unique foliage in the island.

> Relish a sumptuous meal at Au Jardin restaurant serving fine French cuisine in the lavish environs.

> Or, savour international flavours whisked up by talented chefs at the Halia multi-cuisine restaurant.

> Stopover at the Library Shop to grab some souvenirs for friends back home.

> Enjoy a relaxed stroll under the shades of the blossoming trees in the lush Gardens.

> Just sit on one of the benches and watch the day pass by in the tranquil spaces.

Soak into the charming vistas of the quaint Swan Lake located within the Gardens.

Do and See in Singapore Plastic Surgery

A growing medical travel hotspot for plastic surgery, Singapore ranks high on the cosmetic nip and tuck treatments. If you are willing to get a stunning makeover or an age-defying revamp in a short time, then you can meet Dr. Choi at Gangnam Aesthetic Surgery Clinics to sport a new look in just one week.

Electronics for Cheap

Let the shopaholic in you takeover, and embark on a shopping spree of electronic devices that are available at lower prices than other places. Offering an extensive range of myriad gadgets, these massive emporiums lure customers through affordable and high-tech products such as cameras, smartphones, MP3 players, console games, laptops etc. So shop till you drop the Singapore way!

Haji Lane

Ranked at number 39 out of 313 tourist hotspots in Singapore, Haji Lane is an alley of trendy boutiques set up in pre-war shophouses selling a collection of modish apparels and accessories. This vivacious street is a haven for fashionistas who can pick up quirky and voguish ensembles from places such as The Blog Shop that showcases audacious designs by local fashion designers. If you wish for a quick dose of retail therapy, then this hip and happening address awaits you.

The White Rabbit

Food connoisseurs are in for a treat at Singapore’s White Rabbit restaurant that serves excellent European dishes in a stunningly refurbished chapel off the Dempsey area. Revel in a fine-dining experience at this classy eatery that whips up aromatic essences to tantalise your taste buds and complements it with a fine selection of spirits and wines.

Geylang

Astounding jet-setters with charming ancient architecture and scrumptious food, Geyland is a gourmand’s paradise. Extending an assortment of authentic epicurean treats to visitors, this appealing quarter serves a rich menu including delicacies from faraway lands. One must sample the famous gourmet pleasures including coconut rice, curry chicken, spicy noodles, roasted pork and prawns for an unforgettable trip.

Zouk

Those wanting to add a bit of zing to their voyage, must catch a glimpse of the perky nightlife of Singapore at Zouk. One of the oldest and most well-known clubs in the country, it has won the Best Nightspot Experience award six times from the Singapore Tourism Board. Zouk also hosts an annual music dance festival and a number of popular global DJs play in the nightclub. Its LED walls, futuristic interiors, wine bar, surround sound, multi-level dance floor and other features make it absolutely irresistible for the party animals. Put on your dancing shoes and get wasted in this carnival of melody and dance.

Artwork at the Ritz-Carlton

An art lover’s paradise, the Ritz Carlton hotel displays 4,200 pieces of sculptures and fine art, making it a museum in itself. The visually stunning inn welcomes tourists with a three-ton Frank Stella installation at the entry along with a duo of Dale Chihuly crystal glass figurines affixed to the wings of the building. An array of such gems are speckled generously in this resort including masterpieces such as Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Rainer Gross and Henry Moore.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Conjuring up images of rich Chinese legacy, the Chinatown Heritage Centre located on Pagoda Street in Singapore takes travellers on a nostalgic journey of the vibrant past of Chinatown. Built in three aesthetically restored shophouses, the Centre transports you into the golden era of 1950s when the country was growing as a seaport. Tourists can unravel the mysteries of secret societies and gambling dens while appreciating the lush interiors filled with antiquities.

The Singapore Flyer

Offering a breathtaking panoramic view, the Singapore Flyer standing tall at a height of 165 m and is the world’s largest Ferris wheel. Covering far off locales such as Malaysia and Indonesia in one gaze, the giant wheel extends a one-of-its-kind ride to excited tourists. Thus, plunge into a mesmerising tour of the island nation while soaring onboard the Flyer to take in the enchanting sights of daunting facades against the backdrop of the sunlit skyline.

These are just a few of the sightseeing options in Singapore, visit the country and get charmed by each of its scenic spaces.

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Jatinder Singh