With all the hype surrounding the Crazy Rich Asians movie premier, we’d like to take you inside Singapore, one of the richest countries in the world.
According to Fortune Magazine, based on GDP Singapore ranks third richest in the world thanks to its banking and exports. It’s a tiny country, about 6 million people, compared to 325 million people in the US. With minimal space, diverse tech scene, and green space, here are our favorite things that can’t be missed while in Singapore.
Step Inside Little India
Across from Chinatown, and home to one of the oldest Hindu temples in Singapore lies the ethnic community, Little India. Its vibrant colors, strong curry aromas, and bustling atmosphere makes it a hot spot among locals and tourists alike. You’ll find low priced street food at traditional markets. You’ll see traditional shophouses that date back to the 1920’s filled with gold plated jewelry, traditional Indian saris, and intricately engraved gold elephants. It’s a must do!
Name: Little India
Address: Serangoon Road, Singapore, Singapore
Singpore’s First Ever Heritage House
The NUS Baba House is a standing reminder of what a Peranakan house would have looked like in the 1920s. Book a tour in advance, and be prepared for an unforgettable experience gawking over restored glazed porcelain, antiquities, and ornamental wooden furniture. Pay attention to the details, as whats inside will blow you away.
Name: NUS Baba House
The Singapore National Icon
Gardens by the bay is the largest tourist attraction in Singapore. As much as we don’t like to give away touristy spots, this one can’t be missed. There are two domes perched next to the marina reservoir. One is the flower dome, which replicates a mild, dry climate and features plants found in the Mediterranean and other semi-arid tropical regions. Be prepared for the dip in temperature! The other is the cloud forest with cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions. The coolest thing is the 115ft waterfall in the cloud dome, where visitors will be able to descend the mountain via a circular path. To all my fellow photography lovers, this makes for a unique shot.
Name: Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
- Marina Bay Sands Hotel for its infinity pool
- Rise and Grind for brunch
- My Awesome Cafe for brunch
- Ce la Vi for a night out
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