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Singapore Travel Guide

Up for an inspiring adventure in a city deemed as the crossroad of Asian culture? Try Singapore. Also known as the Lion City, Singapore is one of the most popular places in the tropical zone. Having a strategic position, Singapore gained its prominence as the busiest port in the world. It is also one of the major world centers in the field of tourism, communications, and trade. Singapore is now teeming with the combination of world cultures starting with the culture of its neighboring countries such as India and Malaysia up to the societal influences from Europe and the United States in the west.

In general, Singapore is a place for everyone - people from all ages having different points of views about the definition of a perfect travel and leisure time. Singapore offers a wide variety of tourism and travel spots to visit, topped with different activities that will all yield a unique Asian adventure.

Singapore shows that it is one of the melting pots of Asian culture as it cradles many ethnic societies from its neighboring countries. For a quick glimpse of the ways of living and the culture of quite a number of Asian cultures, one should try visiting the ethnic quarters of Singapore such as Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Little India, and Kampong Glam.

For the kids and those who just have to get to know the animal kingdom more, Singapore offers the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, the Night Safari, The Underwater World, and the Jurong Bird Park. Families who are on for a quick yet quality bonding activity and couples who are up for a romantic moment can try exploring nature through Singapore's set of parks and gardens. Among the most popular tourist stops are the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Chek Jawa, Mount Faber, Pasir Ris Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, MacRitchie, Peirce & Seletar Reservoirs, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, and the Mandai Orchid Garden.

For a more modern form of attraction however, one could try Singapore's theme parks and other attractions composed of the Carlsberg Sky Tower, NEWater Visitor Centre, the Sentosa Luge & Skyride, Snow City, Haw Par Villa, and Singapore Flyer. For a more complete Singaporean dose of fun, the list of attractions must-experience should include a try with the CineBlast, the DHL Balloon, G-MAX Reverse Bungy, Singapore City Gallery, Singapore Discovery Centre, Downtown East, Sentosa 4D Magix, Sijori WonderGolf, and Ski 360°

Singapore also cradles history enthusiasts and those who would love to dig through the city's historical roots. There is the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Chinatown Heritage Center, the Changi Chapel & Museum, the Malay Heritage Centre, MINT Museum of Toys, Hua Song Museum, Nei Xue Tang, Royal Selangor Pewter Museum, Singapore Art Museum, and the Singapore Mint Coin Gallery.

Aside from the Singapore's main attractions, the city also welcomes its tourists with open hands and an open economy as well. Trade is flourishing in Singapore and as such, the place also teems with various specialty shops and stores that provide novelties from the best of the Asian features. Food is never a problem as well since the city boasts of well-serving restaurants that provide a festivity of western and eastern delicacies.

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