Look, we’re big travel fans. And we believe that it’s time to definitely see everything and anything that this world has in store. However, you really need to make sure that you’re looking closely into other countries that you might have overlooked. That’s the point of this series, anyway — to give you more to look forward to, one step at a time.
You need to make sure that you check out Singapore, an incredible country that has plenty to do and plenty to see. Since we haven’t given you a country wide guide in a long time, we figured that we’d get things cooking again nicely.
It’s all about knowing what you’re getting into. When it comes to Singapore, you need to remember that it’s actually a city-state. It’s a country, but it’s really focused on one city and that’s it. However, this is a city that has well over five million people, and more people are coming every year to call this place home. It’s very densely populated, but there are other characteristics of Singapore that truly make it special.
This is a city covered by greenery, which is something that a lot of urban centers just can’t claim. You start worrying that you won’t fit in, only to find that you’ll actually fit in just fine. There’s nothing to worry about. There’s nothing to prove — just come in as a tourist and figure out which part of this massive, sprawling city that you want to enjoy. There are well over 50 parks within the city limits, and there are also 4 beautiful nature reserves. If you’re someone that feels deeply connected to nature, it’ll be like getting the best of both worlds.
What’s important to realize about Singapore is that there are lots of sections within the city. They can often be seen as their own little towns, they’re really that big. For example, you could probably make a trip out of visiting the Central Business District and Riverside, with is where a lot of Singapore’s museums and statues are.
But if you’re a shopper, you’ll fall in love with this city. It’s all about going to Orchard Road, to Marina Bay, to Kampong Glam, to Chinatown. Every section adds something. Chinatown gives you a taste of China without leaving the city, and many Chinese still live here. Naturally, they’ve spread out so you’ll find plenty of Chinese and other groups all over the city as well. [Read more…]