Singapore – Melting Pot of Ethnic Groups and Cultures
Singapore is the city of contrasts. Modern life meets with ancient traditions, futuristic looking high-rise buildings border directly on to the old Hindu temple. Here you are invited to come for a swim at the exquisite Marina Bay Sands in its casino and with the pink dolphins on the island of Sentosa. What is more, in early summer, the famous Orchard Road is a paradise for bargain hunters.
Through the City by Underground Rail or Rikscha
The Changi Airport is located 20 kilometres East of Singapore and from there it is 30 minutes by taxi to the city. The city has an ultra-modern underground rail but it also offers the opportunity for alternative forms of mobility: how would you like an exploratory tour through historic Singapore in a Rikscha?
From Crown Colony to a Cosmopolitan City
The Colonial District on the banks of the Singapore River enables you, with its historic buildings, to get an insight into how it looked here when Singapore was a British Crown Colony in the 19th Century. Here you will also find the Merlion, a majestic fountain monument which is the landmark of Singapore.
The Orchard Road invites you to do some extensive shopping and haggling on what is the most well-known shopping street in the city.
On the Way to the Cultural Centre
When you take a look at the numerous reconstructions and new builds of theatres, concert halls and other comparable establishments, you can only come to the conclusion that Singapore has developed into a cultural centre. The Victoria Hall Theatre for example, is ideally equipped for performances on an international level.
In the context of the Singapore Arts Festivals countless performances of dance and theatre groups take place from all around the world during the summer months.
Thousand Year Old Eggs and English Pasties
For a genuine culinary exploratory tour, you can go to the Singapore Hawker Centre. Various stalls provide you with cheap Asian specialties from all regions like, for example, the „thousand year old eggs“ which European stomachs had adapted to. There is a somewhat more classical option with the excellent English custard tarts (small stuffed tartlets), at Leung Sang Hong Kong's Pâtisserie in Chinatown.