Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. Tourism is a major contributor to Singapore. It attracted over 11 million visitors in 2012. There are wide options for doing a variety of activities in Singapore. Some tourist attractions are very well known where as some of them are little known. Singapore is a popular place for family activities like Shopping, Zoo, Eating etc.
Sentosa is a place which no tourist in Singapore would ever miss. It is an island resort with beach, theme parks, hotels. Fort Siloso is located in Sentosa. It is now a museum and open to public. There are also two golf courses in Sentosa. There are some famous attractions like Songs of the Sea, Sentosa Monorail, in Sentosa. The theme park is Universal Studios Singapore. There are lot of outlets within Universal Studios which sell Hollywood merchandise. Models of popular movies like Madagascar, Jurassic Park, The Lost World etc are housed in the Universal Studios.Apart from Sentosa, the bird park and night safari are popular family attractions. The bird park is a bird zoo with a wide range of bird species. The night safari is a nocturnal park and allows visitors to explore the zoo in the night.
Singapore is a great destination for shopping. There are many places like Orchard Street, Marina Bay, Bugis, China town, Little India etc. Orchard street is one of the best places to shop for high end fashion goods. Designer brands such as Gucci, Versace, Armani have a presence in Orchard Street. Marina Bay is famous for the symbol of Singapore, the Merlion. Bugis street, China town and Little India are great for street shopping. Bugis is famous for a wide range of accessories bags, watches etc. China town is famous for Chinese made stuff, Feng Shui, etc. Little India is great for shopping for Indian goods, spices, restaurants. Arab street is famous for Arab food.
Singapore is a vibrant country with a wide range of culinary options. Hawker centers spread across Singapore are a great way to explore local food. Though Singapore cuisine derives from Chinese, Malay and Indian food, there are some dishes which are specific to Singapore. One such culinary delight is the Kaya toast which is a simple toast made of eggs, sugar and coconut milk. Another common dish is Laksa which is a popular noodle soup. The Durian fruit which has a pungent odor is also local to Singapore. Depending on their interests, tourists can engage in elaborate culinary indulgences.
Some little visited places in Singapore are the museum and the philatelic museum. The Philatelic museum is a museum of stamps and postage material of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is located near the Armenian Street.The Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are great places to explore the nightlife in Singapore. Apart from the tourist attractions within its boundaries, Singapore is also close to Malaysia. The Legoland Malaysia is located in Nusajaya, Johor. The famous islands of Bintan and Batam in Indonesia are also accessible via a ferry ride from Singapore. Overall, Singapore is a vibrant city with a variety of options to embark on various activities.