With lots of research, we stamped upon Singapore as our this year’s holiday destination. Thanks to the amazingly wonderful internet, we could gather all required information online and make our bookings easily. The World’s Gateway to Asia – is what they rightly promote Singapore for! In just two words, Singapore can be described as a man-made marvel. A truly dedicated system exists to make your life as simple as possible.
Everyone has his/her own agenda while exploring a place but these 5 things are sure;y not to be missed if you are travelling to Singapore.
Universal Studios Singapore is the best way to start your Singapore exploration. You get accustomed to walking since the very first day and for the rest of the trip, walking doesn’t bother you! It is divided in seven zones namely Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City and New York. The minute details taken care of while building the Studio is worth appreciation. Each zone is beautifully crafted to give you its typical feel. People quote that Universal Studios is for kids. I strongly disagree to this. It is for each and everyone who can enjoy happiness out of small things. We started off with the Shrek Ride in Madagascar followed by the Jurassic Park ride. The best and the most unforgettable part was – Transformers – The Ride in the Sci-Fi City. It was an unexpected delight and we couldn’t resist ourselves from taking the ride again ( after waiting for 50 mins in the queue) as once was not enough !
2. Jurong Bird Park
4. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a marvel in itself. Cloud forest and Flower Dome are two conservatories inside Gardens by the Bay which are crafted with excellence. Cloud forest is a man-made forest with a magnificent waterfall, which greets you at its entrance. You have take the lift to the top and descend from a suspended bridge enjoying each minute aspect of the man-made forest. Flower Dome displays flowers from all over the world carefully cultivated in a controlled atmosphere. The colours and the variety of flowers that you can see in this dome is spell-bounding. It is a definite treat for nature lovers and a must visit destination in Singapore.
6. MRT Travel
We visited in June, so the weather was all hot and humid and it rained anytime. But you have to tolerate the humidity only till you are anywhere outside. Once you enter any indoor structure you get to enjoy the efficient air cons. We chose and booked a hotel close to MRT station. The MRT system in Singapore is worth experiencing. The stations, maps, trains are so well-organised, that it is very hard to get lost. One can easily move from one end of Singapore to another with the efficacious public transport. The trains and the buses link you to almost every possible destination in Singapore. We bought a Singapore tourist pass which allows unlimited travel on to the trains and buses for a limited period. That was the best part. At the stations, “Give way to alighting passengers” is followed religiously and in case the train is crowded ( not the definition of ‘crowded’ as in the Mumbai locals , a much much subtler version ) you can easily let go a train and get another in less than 2 mins. We were in love with the system and walked to the MRT each day eager to take the train to our destination.