Tip on : Singapore - 5 years ago
Singapore is the little island that could - it's probably the only country in the planet which decides that it can't survive without foreign visitors and get their acts together (hello, there's less people to organize over there - and they can do it quicker by brute force - stop smoking, spitting, and chewing gum or you're fined - so cold and yet so cool since it works). It transformed itself into a green beauty with shady large trees lining their streets and despite space constraints, still manage to provide us with plenty of public open spaces. Even a swimming pool on the 5th floor of a bldg offer a lofty view to die for. It offers almost everything any kind of tourists want, except nature trekkers and adventurers. Shoppers might not get the best deals since everything tends to be costlier here, but they will find it. So would the foodies type. Stylish culinary spots offer great ambiance, like Chijmes or Clarke Quay, and the latest, Tanglin. The culture vulture will never run out of options with every major bands, circus, and whatnot performers gracing its monumental theatres the Esplanades. With good preservation policy Singapore has some European grandeur left in its architecture, vestiges of its British colony days. The National Museum is a great place to start learning about the place! Kids would love the night safari and bookworms wouldn't want to leave the massive vast Kinokuniya store at Ngee An. Most hotels (all int'l chains are available here) are pricey, even the windowless, damp, 'cheap' ones. MRT/subway and bus systems cover most places (and there's not much to cover to begin with) so it's still explorable on the cheap. Otherwise, there are the "uncles" taxidrivers, and you can call these taxicabs companies to order one and avoid the queues. They are convenient, some accept credit cards payment and most will give you receipts.