Booming World City
Today, Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s most booming cities, becoming a center for banking and business services, and a real tourist hot spot.
A city state that is comprised of over 60 different islands, Singapore is located right on the southern tip of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula.
Singapore is one of the major travel hubs in Asia, and is often a logical stopover for those flying to Oceania from both North America and Europe. The main airport in Singapore is the Changi International Airport. Within Singapore visitors usually travel via taxi or Light Rail Transit.
High Quality of Life
Visitors to Singapore will see that there is a quite high foreign population living and working in the area. Due to its location, and the past history of British rule, Singapore has a really fantastic and varied culture and lifestyle. This is showcased everywhere from in the local architecture, to festivals to food.
It is said that both eating and shopping are the two national pastimes in Singapore, so no visit to the area is really complete without experiencing both. To flex those shopping muscles, visitors should head over to the Paragon or Mustafa Centers, two of the bigger malls in Singapore. For boutique shoppers Haji Lane and Tiong Bahru are fantastic places to start.
When it comes to great food, there are a number of options from street markets like Hawker Markets or the Chinatown Complex Food Court. Or if looking for a sit down meal head to Canopy Garden, Big Mama’s Korean, Club Street Social or on the Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel in the world.
Explore on Foot
Of, course the very best way to really see and explore Singapore is on foot. Wander the streets of the city to come across some of its best and most interesting attractions including the Botanic Gardens, the National Museum, and the Singapore Zoo, just to name a few.
Singapore is also a great spot to spend some time relaxing. There are numerous spa treatments available from simple massages to more exotic treatments like fish spas and bamboo spas.