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Visiting Singapore? Don’t You Dare Miss These 5 Places

A melting pot of culture and history, Singapore is one of Asia’s most visited destinations.  If you love the milieu of a fast-paced life and an offbeat way of life, Singapore, with its charismatic streets and rustic attractions, is the place to be.

Rest assured that you can experience an extravaganza of culinary delights as well.  Besides a picture-perfect skyline, the ‘City in a Garden’ boasts of incredible shopping malls, classy boutiques, world-class restaurants and plenty of options to interact with nature and wildlife. If you are planning a trip to Singapore, here are some of the activities and attractions that you should definitely have on your list. 

1. Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTree Grove in Singapore
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Located in the bay area of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park with countless architectural awards to its name. The garden is spread across 101-hectare and boasts of high-tech Supertrees, space-age biodomes and whimsical sculptures. The Supertree Grove, with 18 vertical gardens, is the most striking feature of this place.

2. Singapore Botanical Gardens

At Singapore Botanic Gardens
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The 74-hectare botanic garden is a tropical paradise with rolling lawns and pristine lakes. Built about 160 years ago, the garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can find an array of botanical and horticultural attractions as well as a wonderful collection of plants that is popular among locals as well as tourists world over.

3. Singapore National Gallery

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An art museum located in the Downtown Core of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore is another spectacular attraction in the city. Consisting of over 8,000 artworks, the gallery is home to one of the world’s largest displays of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern art. Sprawling across an area of approximately 64,000 square metres, the museum occupies two important heritage buildings – the City Hall and the former Supreme Court.

4. Chinatown

Chinatown, Singapore

Busy, noisy, all lit up and overcrowded, the Chinatown in Singapore has charming air. Head to this place to experience a variety of Singaporean street food must-haves such as traditional Hainanese chicken rice, craft beer, Char Kway Teow and more. 

5. Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin (Granite Island)
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If lush forests, gravel roads, and abundant wildlife define your idea of exploring Singapore then you must put Pulau Ubin on your list. Sitting in the Straits of Johor, the place remains unspoilt and rustic to captivate you with its irresistible charm. Don’t forget to visit Chek Jawa Wetlands, which houses extensive marine wildlife, including sand dollars, sea squirts, octopuses, sea hares, sponges, starfish, and cuttlefish.

(Curated by Priya Pareek)