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5 Breathtaking Places in Singapore

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Definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the biggest continent in the world, Singapore, deserves a long and thorough visit. However, if you are not able to spend a few weeks here, here are 5 Singapore sights you should not miss visiting.

Orchard Road

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Orchard Road is the top spot when it comes to shopping and entertainment in Singapore. It is also a major touristic attraction for those that admire architecture of this part of the world. In this and the surrounding street you can see many buildings from the Victorian era, witnessing the colonial past of Singapore. Ono of those is the Goodwood Park Hotel, opened in 1900.

The architecture in the Orchard Road is truly impressive, but that isn’t the main reason why this street is flooded with tourists. It is the most popular shopping street in Singapore. All the major retailers have at least one shop in this street, ranging from upscale luxury vendors to the stores with fairly affordable items.

Probably the most famous shopping mall in the Orchard Road area is DFS Galleria, a duty-free shop, where high-quality goods are offered on much lower prices than in other places. Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Bvlgari, and many others have their stores here. The mall isn’t located exactly on the Orchard Road, but on the Scotts Road, nearby.

Chinatown

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The Chinatown in Singapore is the name of a district with predominately Chinese cultural influence. The area is a myriad of various architectural styles, ranging from baroque to Victorian, all with a touch of Chinese culture. The Chinatown has a long history, but its modern-day look it owes to architects from the 19th century onwards.

Important landmarks of the area include 2 places of worship – the Jamae Mosque and the Sri Mariamman Temple. These 2 buildings stand in a predominately Chinese neighborhood. The mosque was built by the Tamil Muslim community, while the Sri Mariamman is an Indian temple.

Gardens by the Bay

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Singapore government has a plan to transform the city from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’ and the 1st step in that process was the construction of the Gardens by the Bay. This huge is located on the waterfront giving a perfect view from the gardens and, at the same time, helping the conditions of the plants in it.

Every part of the Gardens by the Bay is truly amazing. Let’s start with its form – world famous architects designed peculiar, yet unforgettable buildings. The visitors compare it with the Sidney Opera, but the Gardens are a unique structure. It is made mostly out of glass, allowing the plans inside to get the essential sunlight.

Supertrees Grove is a part of the Gardens by the Bay that is really hard to describe. Words aren’t sufficient to explain how impressive these structures are. Supertrees are tree-like structures that are home to dozens of different species of vines, ferns, and orchids. But they aren’t just that. These 50-meters high buildings also serve as observation decks and solar energy panels that enable them to shine all over the garden.

ArtScience Museum

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Another modern-day wonder of architecture in Singapore is ArtScience Museum. It is a part of the Marina Bay Sands district and one of its main attractions since the day it opened, in 2011. The building of the ArtScience Museum has a stunning designed. The inspiration was lotus flower, symbol of this part of Asia. The structure looks really beautiful, but most people come here to see what is inside, not on the outside.

Keeping in mind that the goal is to attract the visitors, the staff of the museum set extraordinary exhibitions. Always interesting, this museum has from time to time touring exhibitions with works of art of such artists as Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, etc. But as its name suggest, the ArtScience museum doesn’t deal only with art. Here you can see dozens of exhibitions with astronomical, historical, or biological themes.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

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Apart from ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands resorts are also proud of their 3 towers that give awesome view of the city. On the very top of 55 floors of those buildings is set the Sands SkyPark, from which a 360-degree view is available.  As the resort is located near the Singapore Marina, from the SkyPark you can have a breathtaking view of the sea and the city at the same time. To make the experience even more remarkable, you can dine in the restaurant the SkyPark offers. This is truly an upscale venue and you can try some of the most luxurious dishes in the world – all made by world-class chefs.

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