Move over Singapore’s conventional things to do and see as there’s more to the Lion City than what meets the eye. Whether you are an avid foodie, an art connoisseur in search for inspirations, an adventure and action seeker, love shopping, a party enthusiast looking for socialising or an explorer, Singapore is a bag full of all possibilities to ignite and fulfil your passion. You will be greeted by a new horizon of Singapore altogether than what it was on your last trip; a reason to cheer! Singapore’s passion for constantly evolving, reinventing and reimagining itself has promoted its reputation among discerning travellers from across the world.
Here’s giving you 7 reasons you should be visiting Singapore in 2021.
1.An Extremely Diverse Culinary Landscape
Singaporeans love their food and their incredibly diverse range of cuisine and dining options cater to every taste and budget. While the country’s fine dining scene features an array of Michelin-starred restaurants and celebrity chefs. On the other hand, it’s not just the international establishments, but the country’s culinary landscape is best highlighted in its local hawker culture. Sample multi-ethnic lip-smacking street fare at Lau Pat Sat, Amoy Street Food Centre or Chinatown Complex Food Centre. The latter is where you will find the world’s most affordable Michelin-starred meal – Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle.
2.A Vivid Art Scene
Singapore has a rich arts and culture scene, which one can find inspirations from in its galleries, theatres and museums, and are also visible on the street corners, sidewalks and backstreets. It’s the heart of the city at Civic District where Singapore’s modern history, architecture and cultural heritage exists. Here, you will see the country’s most iconic historical buildings, that have been carefully restored and given a new life. You will find this place teeming with world-class galleries and museums including the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, and National Gallery Singapore. Alternatively, you can head to neighbourhoods like Little India, Bras Basah, Bugis and Tiong Bahru to see Singapore’s iconic street art.
3.A City Where the Thrills Never End
There are a plethora of opportunities for adventure activities in Singapore to fire your adrenaline. From soaring high in the sky on a sky-dive or a cable ropeway ride to getting a closer look at the nocturnal wild creatures at night, the island nation brims with activities that’ll help channel your inner action spirit to a whole new dimension. If you want to soar high on adrenaline, swing by to Sentosa island hopping on to a cable car. At this resort island, you can go indoor skydiving at iFly, the world’s largest wind tunnel, take movie-inspired rides at the popular Universal Studios Singapore and try South East Asia’s steepest zip wire at Mega Adventure – Singapore. Also make time for Singapore’s award-winning Night-Safari, which is the world’s first-ever nocturnal zoo that houses a more than a hundred species of wild animals.
4. Unspoilt Green Spaces
Avid explorers looking to soak in nature can head to Pulau Ubin island where teeming wildlife and diverse landscapes add to its rich ecosystem. Walk among the trees at The Southern Ridges. It’s a ten-kilometre hiking route of green spaces with a network of ridges, pathway and bridges. A favourite getaway of bird-watchers and nature lovers; the panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands from here is an add on. Spend the afternoon strolling through the nation’s oldest garden Singapore Botanic Gardens. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this garden is a testament to Singapore’s repute as a City in a Garden.
5. Drink at Asia’s Best Bars
From bars, clubs, beach parties, outdoor concerts or comedy gigs, Singapore has a distinct and diverse nightlife and entertainment experience with opportunities for new revelries. You will find Asia’s best club Zouk here. Come alive with the sound of the thriving music scene in the streets or at the grand concert halls of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Not just that you can catch a set by local singers, groove to the beats of DJ on the streets at block parties, or have a party at the world’s tallest alfresco bar at 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Those who’d rather rock out outdoors can attend the beach parties that go from dusk till dawn held in the sands like that of Sentosa Bay.
6.Shop for Global and Local Brands
Singapore is a shopper’s paradise where you can peruse from world-class fashion trends to local curios and a whole lot more. If you love treasure hunting, drop by at Kampong Glam, an ethnic enclave full of local fashion boutiques and establishments of different cultural origins, and find memorabilia like Persian carpets and traditional kebaya dresses. To shop for the latest international luxury trends head to Singapore’s premium shopping belt Orchard Road or Marina Bay Sands. Besides, you can pay a visit to the bustling bohemian shopping streets at Holland Village to find some locally made statement pieces for your wardrobe.
7.Feel the Passion Everywhere
Being a global metropolis Singapore offers visitors an exciting annual catalogue of festivals, music extravaganza and grand sporting events. The nation’s multi-cultural background means you are bound to find a festivity to lift your spirits. Experience local cultural festivities like Chinese New Year and Hari Riya Aidilfitri. For lovers of art and culture, the Singapore Art Week puts up some great artwork on display. Sports fans can look forward to the legendary Grand Prix Season Singapore, or catch the top nations face off at HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens held at the National Stadium or watch the clash between football players at the International Champions Cup. Music lovers can unite at the Ultra Singapore where world-class DJs, mad party beats and vibes envelop Singapore.
These are but few of the endless possibilities that you can experience when you visit Singapore. It truly has evolved as a destination on the world map from being a trading port in the olden days to a modern metropolis which offers every kind of experience that a passionate traveller could ask for.