7 wonders of Singapore: what to see and do in the city of the future
The most innovative and technological, the cleanest and safest, and also one of the most expensive in the world - it's all about the small city-state of Singapore. It knows how to surprise not only with unusual architectural solutions, such as a bridge in the form of a DNA chain, a museum in the form of a lotus or a hotel terrace in the form of a boat, but also with the atmosphere of a real metropolis, although it only takes the 171st place out of 193 in the world ranking and the 46th of 48 Asian countries by area. In the new article, Travellizy Team tells you about the main sights of Singapore, which are worth seeing with your own eyes.
1. Gardens by the Bay
The man-made Gardens by the Bay with artificial supertrees come first. Every day at 19:45 and 20:45, a light and sound show called Garden Rhapsody takes place here. At this time, the gardens are immersed in a special atmosphere, and the audience feels like the heroes from the Avatar movie, because the height of the supertrees is from 25 to 50 m.
The show is absolutely free and accessible to everyone, but you will need special tickets for a walk through the individual gardens or on the bridge between the supertrees.
2. Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands Hotel is another miracle of Singapore. Everyone who plans to travel to this city, wants to swim in the huge swimming pool of the hotel with a panoramic view, but, unfortunately, only hotel guests have access to it, and the room rate starts at € 370 per night.
But everyone can admire spectacular views from a height on the special observation deck called Sky Park for 23 SGD (€ 15) or go up to the 57th floor in the CÉ LA VI bar and drink a glass of wine overlooking the city for the same money.
3. Singapore Zoo
It’s one of the world's best zoos with tropical forests, where you can not only watch the feeding of animals, but also feed them yourself by buying a special set of food. The zoo is open to visitors from 08:30 to 18:00 daily. An adult ticket costs 37 SGD (€ 24), for children (3-12 years old), it is will cost 25 SGD (€ 16), a 10% discount applies with online booking.
Other entertainments such as Night and River Safaris, and Jurong Bird Park are also very popular. If you plan to visit at least one of them, in addition to the Singapore Zoo, then it is convenient to buy a combined ticket immediately. For example, entry to all four parks will cost 80 SGD (€ 52) for an adult and 60 SGD (€ 39) for a child, and savings on tickets will be up to -70%!
4. Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel
Panoramic view of 360 ° from a 165-meter height in a glass capsule - this is what awaits everyone who decides to take a ride on the famous Singapore Flyer. A 30-minute trip costs 33 SGD (€ 22) for an adult and 21 SGD (€ 14) for a children's ticket (3-12 years).
Singapore Flyer is open daily from 8:30 to 22:30. If you want to arrange a holiday, you can pre-order dinner in a capsule or buy a ticket, which includes a glass of champagne.
5. Merlion Statue
Almost every capital has its own symbol, and Singapore was no exception, having erected a statue of Merlion, the figure of a mythical creature with the body of a fish and the head of a lion.
In total, there are five statues of Merlion, and the most impressive one is located on the island of Sentosa with a museum, a cinema, a souvenir shop and observation platforms inside.
6. Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is considered to be a Singaporean island for active sports and entertainments. Although Singapore is not famous for beach holidays, you can sunbathe on the beach, go kayaking, dive in an aquarium with dolphins or go down a steep hill in an aquapark.
And on Sentosa, there is one of the world's largest amusement parks called Universal Studios, which will appeal to fans of attractions and extreme sports. The cost of an adult day ticket is 79 SGD (€ 52) and 59 SGD (€ 38) for children from 4 to 12 years. Adventure and exciting emotions are guaranteed.
7 . Fountain of Wealth
Another symbol of Singapore is the Fountain of Wealth, which is located in Suntec City, one of the largest shopping centers in the city. Locals say that if you dip your hand in the fountain and walk around it three times, then it will bring you good luck and attract wealth.
Given that the fountain is built according to all the rules of Feng Shui and is considered to be a symbol of wealth, it is worth trying. Who knows, maybe this is one of the secrets of the prosperity of Singapore?