Singapore – The Lion City!

57_merlion20sentosaSingapore is a small albeit beautiful country located in South East Asia. Singapore gets its name from Singa Pura, which means lion city. It is one of the wealthiest countries in Asia. This island city displays diversity and an amazing blend of three cultures – Chinese, Indian and Malay. While the national language of Singapore is Malay, Tamil and Chinese are also widely spoken here. Talked about for its high quality of life and beautiful landscapes, this clean and green country makes for a wonderful destination for a vacation.

Although it is a relatively small place, there are a number of things to do in Singapore.

 jurongSungei Buloh Nature Park, the largest bird sanctuary in Singapore is home to all kinds of exotic birds, tropical trees, flora and fauna. Singapore is also home to the largest bird park in South East Asia, Jurong Bird Park and the largest reptile park, Jurong Reptile Park. While you are there, watch out for the All-Star bird show at the Jurong Bird Park and the 50 different species of reptiles at the Jurong Reptile Park.

One of the most entertaining and famous activities in Singapore is the Night Safari, which offers you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals of various species.

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Chinatown, which is the heart of this city, has many temples displaying unique architecture, restaurants and many shops which offer some great bargains.

 

pb280003_lindia8001Little India as its name suggests has a striking resemblance to India. It is small part of Singapore, which is lined with restaurants offering typical Indian food and playing Hindi film music, street food vendors and shops.

 

sentosa1Sentosa Island is the most major tourist attraction in Singapore. It is simply beautiful and is always bustling with activities. It houses many museums, theatres, aquariums, luxury shops and beaches.

 

raffles-city-shopping-mallShopping in Singapore is a lovely experience, be it in the huge malls or in the street shops. It is particularly known for branded electronic items, which are available here at a much lower price than elsewhere. Orchard road is filled with malls that offer glamorous clothes, electronic goods, cosmetics and many other things.

Staying in Singapore

If you prefer to stay at Orchard Road, which is a shopping hub, you will find many luxury resorts, boutique and budget hotels. If you have a lavish budget, Pan Pacific Orchard hotel and Royal Plaza on the Scotts are the famous 5 star hotels in this location. Orchard hotel Singapore and York Hotel Singapore (4 star) also offer great amenities and views, and are slightly more affordable. If you are looking for budget hotels, you could try the YMCA which offers amazing value for money.

Heritage district is centrally located and offers a host of value-for-money hotels including Beach Hotel and Hotel 81. Park Royal and Hotel Royal are some of the prestigious hotels here and Naumi is a luxurious 5 star hotel located in the heart of the district.

Famous hotels in Chinatown include Furama City Centre (4 star), boutique hotel Keong Saik and budget hotel 81, while Little Italy houses the Cityhub Hotel and Perak Hotel, which are boutique hotels and Broadway and 81, which are budget hotels.

Sentosa Island, a favorite among many travelers has a host of luxurious hotels like Capella, Amara Santuary Resort and Sentosa Resort. Treasure Resort and Siloso Beach resort are amongst the budget hotels in Sentosa.

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4 Responses to “Singapore – The Lion City!”

  1. James Bishop Says:

    I really love this website because It’s help me a lot with my project for school I’m doing it on Singapore and one of my Question is what are some great places to visit in Singapore and this website helps me with that because one thing I think about an important is the Bird Park. My mum said that the Bird park is really good because all the birds fly around and there really colorful. This website helps me a lot with Project

    Fantastic Website

  2. SAULAT KAMRAN Says:

    Subject: A proposal to build a South Asian Union (SAU) like European Union by expanding SAARC states.
    His Excellencies,
    Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings, Head of Governments & States, Political & Religious Leaders, Intellectuals, Educationists, Economists, Welfare Organizations, Mass People of South Asian region.

    Peace be upon all of you, history is repeating from the creation of human life till now and will be repeated until the last final judgment of Creator. Actually, Creator created us as his best creation of life but we divided it into different nations, religions, cultures, languages, ideologies, etc in several thousands of years since the appearance of 1st human Adam (PBUH). We don’t know when the human life on earth will be finished for ever on dooms day, but some think that human life never stop repeating it’s wrongs. Now we have seen that the days of the human being are becoming more critical, insecure, divided among our selves in different ideas, increasing of poverty, and destruction of economy of some nations in comparison with the economy of some rich countries of the west. So the time for South Asian nations to unite as a strong body which is most caring for the inhabitants of this region has come, and in this way, we can develop ourselves. I have no right to waste your valuable time, but my heart is pressing me to place this proposal or advice to the holy hearts of our great rulers of the people of SAARC countries.

    Proposal for future South Asian Union (SAU)

    1. The mass people of this region want to abolish visa system for them selves in order to enjoy traveling facility freely and free trade among the regional countries like EU states. We can include Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan & Philippine. The Afghan president his Excellency Mr. Hamid Karzai and his Government also shows interest for entering into SAARC.

    2. If we can include thirty seven more countries (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan & Philippine) with the seven countries of SAARC (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives), then this organization or union will be one of the strongest unions. Then we can establish a powerful single currency like EURO as, for example SACU (South Asian Currency), dollar, or any other selected by the forum. And currency value can be fixed by averaging the currency values of the nations concerned.

    3. All states will keep there own national flags as state flag and one common union flag, like that of EU.

    4. We can establish joint military command council for the defense of the whole region like EU. That means we can unite in a union to ensure human life security along with a strong economy like European Union.
    I do not know when the people of this region of South Asia will start to feel love and affection for each other, and will be united. But we should try to establish a golden future for ourselves. If successful, then generation after generation of this region will remember you for your kindness. God bless us with eternal & external peace.

    Yours,
    Saulat Kamran
    E-Mail Address: saulat@dhaka.net
    Website: http://www.southasianunion.net
    House No -28, Road No-4, Dhanmandi R/A.
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Proposal for Future South Asian Union (SAU)
    The Proposed countries are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Philippine.
    South Asia (Political Map) 1999

    Proposed Road Map of SAU

    . Marching a step ahead to form South Asian Union (SAU) is good sign for the people of the region. We may be of different cultures, religions, languages etc but we all are human and descendents or genealogy of first parents-Adam and Eve (p.b.u.t.).
    We all have to come closer and make ourselves ambitious to lay down the foundation of the Union. Proposed 44 countries are mentioned below:
    Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, , Brunei, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Philippine.

    Process of South Asian Union (SAU) Implementation

    Forming union by including 44 countries as mentioned above.
    The Nations of the region can form South Asian Parliament by approving the appointment of Presidents, Kings, Prime ministers, Foreign ministers, Home ministers, Defense ministers & ministers for trade & commerce as members of the SAU parliament.
    Establishing a powerful single currency like EURO, for example South Asian Currency (SACU) or dollar or any other selected by the forum. And valuation can be fixed by averaging the currency values of the nations concerned.
    Abolishing visa system in order to promote traveling freely, and adopting free trade among the regional countries.
    Forming a joint military council to establish security of state, countries of the union & for common people.
    Paving ways for the people of the Union to seek jobs according to their capabilities.
    Making good uses of cultural and sports organizations through which the participating nations can establish their identity to understand each other.
    Funding should be made by member nations to establish Research Centers for medicines, incurable diseases, and science & technology for the benefit of general people.
    Establishing Bank such as Union Bank of South Asia to educate mass population, provide fund for natural disaster. Also making ways to drive homeless and astray people into employment through cottage industries to make their livelihood better so as to stop them from becoming smugglers, miscreants, or terrorists.
    Regarding child labor, concrete steps should be taken by providing free education established by the Union in the form of NGO. Orphans to be included in this establishment.
    Each state should be responsible to stop smuggler from drug/ arms trafficking. Also find ways to stop women & children trafficking.
    State to State disputes should be resolved for the best interest of the people. If necessary, the SAU may be called in the process of settlement.

    Yours,
    Saulat Kamran
    E-Mail Address: saulat@dhaka.net
    Website: http://www.southasianunion.net
    House No -28, Road No-4, Dhanmandi R/A.
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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