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Singapore is full of contradictions. There is a melting pot of cultures in this modern country the surface area of which is 704 square kilometers. This is where approximately 4.5 million Chinese, Malaysians, Tamil and Europeans live together. The smallest SE Asian country was a former British colony up until1963. This is the second most populated country worldwide, right after Monaco.

Riverside (Civic District) is where you get to have a first-hand look at the colonialist past which is everywhere: in museums, theaters, restaurants and even statues. Yet, here you will also get to see bars and clubs. Should you wish to go shopping, try Orchard Road. It is a one-way street, 2.2 km long, full of malls and commercial centers. Marina Bay is the technological and architectural gem of Singapore. There is modern infrastructure and a unique area of greenery and waters too. This is where you get to see the well-known Μarina Bay Sands, a mix of hotels, casinos, clubs, restaurants etc.

 

You can also go shopping to Bugis & Kampong Glam where Malaysian aristocracy used to gather, back at the time of Sir Stamford Raffles. Today it is full of small stores, shops, and open-air markets. Chinatown was actually the area that Raffles assigned for the Chinese to settle; currently it is the most popular tourist destination. Little India, in the northern outskirts of the city will give you a flavor of India. In Balestier, Newton,Novena and Toa Payoh there is cheap accommodation next to Burmese temples, all close to downtown.

 

The East Coast is the most-densely populated area on the island. There is more than just Changi Airport there. There are endless kilometers of coastline and lots of renowned restaurants. Sentosa is a special island: before becoming the resort it is today, it was a fortress. Today it is full of hotels and spas, golf courses, shops and restaurants, framed by a beautiful landscape coupled with three big beaches. Do include visiting the Hollywood movie theme park of Universal Studios Singapore in your travel plan, as it is an amazing and innovative theme park. Our travel guide and advice will hopefully help you properly plan your trip to Singapore.

 

Note: The aforementioned data were updated at the time of uploading this article. They may nonetheless change without prior notice. Please confirm the accuracy of such data prior to your departure for any given destination whatsoever

 

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