Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial centre with a tropical climate and multicultural population. In circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha’s Tooth Relic Temple, Little India offers colorful souvenirs and Arab Street is lined with fabric shops. Singapore is also known for eclectic street fare, served in hawker centres such as Tiong Bahru and Maxwell Road.
Singapore consists of one main island and 63 other tiny uninhabited islands and islets. It is the second most densely populated sovereign nation in the world. About 7,600 people live per square km in Singapore.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens
Inside the garden there is also the National Orchid Gardens which named over 200 VIP and celebrities orchids up to date. Examples of celebrities orchids on display includes Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, popular Korean actor Bae Yong Joon, wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin, and Bollywood veteran Shah Rukh Khan.
Most recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton were presented the Papilionanda William Catherine orchid hybrid on their visit in 2014. This garden is also lauded as the world’s largest orchid display features over 60,000 plants and orchids.
The Singapore Zoo
The zoo officially opened on June 27, 1973, with a collection of just 272 animals from 72 species. Over the last four decades, it grew into a wildlife haven with more than 2,800 specimens representing over 300 species.
The zoo, which attracts 1.7 million visitors annually, was recently ranked No. 1 in Asia. It was ranked fifth overall in the world.
With plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level, you’ll enjoy learning about unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones of this Conservatory.
These unique Supertrees are tall – up to 16 storeys in height can be found all around the Gardens – twelve at the Supertree Grove, while the remaining six are placed in clusters of threes at the Golden and Silver Gardens. It is at the Supertree Grove where you will find the OCBC Skyway – the walkway that allows you to walk amongst the Supertrees.
Universal Studios Singapore
It is Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood movie theme park and features an enticing selection of attractions, rides and entertainment for families and thrill seekers.