Tours and Excursions in SingaporeEdit This
Orchard Roads, Boat Quay, Little India, Chinatown, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Million Dollar Duck Race (The), Singapore Zoological Gardens, Singapore Discovery Centre, Sentosa and many others.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the main attractions that you should not miss. The gardens have one of the best plant collections, especially palms. If you are a orchid lover then visit the National Orchid Garden which showcases the orchid from cultivar to native orchids. The lastest attraction is the tropical mist house which has a collection of plants from the montain forests in South-east Asia and also the VIP orchid collection.
If you are keen to explore the Plant kingdom, then you should travel back in time into the Evolution Garden which brings you a journey from the fossil age to the present. It is very educational for the kids.
Sunday will be a good time to have a pinic on the beautiful lawn of the Palm Valley; just pack your pinic basket and enjoy an outdoor jazz or local performance.
Meanwhile, the garden is undergoing a major facelift and a lot of surprises await you in the Garden City.
Also one place not to miss in singapore is Sentosa island. At least for the laser fountain show in the evenings which is of free admission.
There are many taoist and buddhist temples in Singapore and they tell us alot about the people, the society and the aspirations of the people who built them. Some of these institutions are more than 100 years old. Considering that Singapore was founded in 1819, these institutions are very significant cultural heritage. Alot of history and social memories are embedded in these place. A visit to these sites is like entering a totally different cultural world.
In the case of Buddhism, almost all schools of Buddhist can be found in Singapore. It is a good place to get more..
Kampong Glam is so called because the gelam tree - a relative of the eucalyptus - used to grow profusely in this area. This is a Malay name which may be translated loosely as 'Village of Gelam Trees'. However, don't turn up expecting a village here! It's now a highly built-up area with shophouses from colonial times. So it's a good place to see examples of early Singapore shophouse architecture.
Today, Singapore's Malays continue to converge at Kampong Glam because the Sultan's Mosque - Singapore's largest mosque - is located here.
The Sultan's Mosque has a more..
Join this cruise for a fascinating insight into Singapore - that can only be seen from the sea! You will pass the spot at which Raffles stepped ashore to find modern Singapore, admire the magnificent city skyline as you cruise up the Singapore River.
Nyonya Kebaya-A Living Art
photo by: www.singaporesights.com
There is an exhibition on nyonya kebaya held in Asian Civilisations Museum at Empress Place from 9/3/05 to 29/5/05. It features the best private collection of nyonya kebaya from Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood of Malaysia.
What is Kebaya? It is a long-sleeved, figure-hugging blouse favoured by the Peranakans women . It is usually paired off with a batik sarong. It is very elegance design like the one wear by the Singapore Girl, SIA. Do take a journey into www.singaporesights.com and discover the splendid fashion in the early 20th more..
If you like the nature part of Singapore, then do visit the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is managed by the National Parks Board and it is protected and experience the primary vegetation with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is part of the Central Catchment Areas and do take a leisure walk to the hill about 163m above MSL if not do take a virtual eco-tour at www.singaporesights.com. See u there and do bring your insect repellent along.