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Singapore expresses the essence of today's New Asia: a vibrant, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan, sophisticated city-state where tradition and modernity, East and West, meet and mingle most agreeably and harmoniously.

  

 

 

City of Diverse Cultures, The Garden City, The Fun City and City for the Arts - these are some of the names given to Singapore to show visitors what this exciting destination can offer to visitors wanting to indulge their senses on holiday.

 

 

Whether it be tucking into a traditional breakfast of freshly brewed coffee and kava (egg and coconut jam) and toast, hiking at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - home to more species of plants than the entire North American continent, pampering yourself at a spa or partying all night long at the trendiest nightspots along Mohamed Sultan road, visitors can find many ways to 'live it up' in Singapore throughout the year.

 

Visitors to Singapore are always amazed by what they see. The city's various luxury hotels and modem shopping malls dotting this tropical island are well-connected by the efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network. Singapore 's bustling port, world-renowned Changi Airport, and thriving business, are all testimonies to Singapore 's standing as one of the leading financial, economic and trading centres in the region. 

 

The various ethnic districts - Geylang Serai, Arab Street, Chinatown and Little India, affirm the city-state's rich ethnic, cultural and historical heritage. The religious  monuments, quaint shophouses, wonderful array of traditional food and ethnic goods ranging from Indonesian batiks, Turkish scents to Chinese clogs, jasmine garlands and silk saris provide an interesting insight into the cultural fabric of Singapore .

 

From fascinating treasures and antiques to the latest season's fashion trends, few countries in the world can match the range and variety of goods sold in Singapore . Retail outlets are everywhere. Shoppers ca find an amazing array of state-of-the-art or high fashion products and traditional, ethnic goods in it seemingly endless variety of stores and malls. Great shopping is not just confined to the city - a variety of goods can also be found in the shopping malls in the suburban districts such as Bishan and Tampines. Good bargains can be found during the Great Singapore Sale  - an annual even which offers shoppers on the island to enjoy fantastic discounts. 

 

Check out Singapore 's nightlife! Discos, jazz clubs, piano lounges, pubs and wine bars are amongst a whole host of nightlife options that await visitors when dusk falls. Make a trip down to Orchard Road,  Tanjong Pagar, Holland Village and Bugis Street and Mohamed Sultan Road and take your pick of the variety of night entertainment options available there. 

In the evenings, the Singapore River also comes alive with a kaleidoscope of activities at Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. Wander around the restored shophouses at Clarke Quay where you can find restaurants, pubs and bargains of all sorts. At the same time, enjoy the street entertainment provided by baskers and live bands. 

The arts are part of the Singapore an lifestyle. With its cosmopolitan character and international network, Singapore has become a global city for the arts - in fine arts and antique dealing, auctioneering, exhibitions as well as the staging of world :lass musicals, theatre productions, mega concerts, and music and dance performances. In June every year, the Singapore Arts Festival offers an eclectic mix of dance, music and performances from 111 over the world. 

 

Despite or because of its rapid modernisation, Singapore places great emphasis on the preservation of nature. Thus, nestled amongst the ;leek modernity and commercial bustle of the emerald island state are pockets of lush greenery.

 

The Botanic Gardens, near the heart )f the city, combine both primary ungle and landscaped gardens which together hold thousands of species of plant life. The Chinese and Japanese Jardens, Mount Faber, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Sungei Guloh Nature Park are some of the other parks and reserves that reflect the Garden City's natural beauty.

  

The other popular nature attractions in Singapore include the Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Zoological Gardens. Hailed as one of the world's best zoos, the Singapore Zoological Gardens employs an "open" concept, using streams, rock walls and vegetation as natural barriers. Be prepared to enjoy breathtaking view of some 2,00 animals from over 240 species can be found at the Zoo. After the sun goes down, visit the Night Safari - the world's first and only night zoo - to observe the natural behaviour of nocturnal animals. The one-homed rhinoceros and striped hyenas are just some of the 1,200 animals to look out for at this award wining attraction. Described as Southeast Asia's largest, the Jurong Brid Park has a collection of over  8,000 birds. Its Southeast Asian Hombills and South American Toucans are the largest in the world. Captivating shows such as the All Stars Birdshow and the Fuji World of Hawks Show are certainly not to be missed. Be trearedto a kaleidoscope of colours when you visit the hummingbirds at the Jungle Jewels exhibit here. 

For a short and delightful island getaway, explore Sentosa - Singapore 's resort isle. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Singapore mainland from the cable care as you travel to the island, which offers a wide range of attractions and activities, drawing a large number of Singapore ans and visitors each year. Explore other neighbouring islands such as Pulau Ubin and Kusu. 

Singapore is ideally located as the gateway to regional countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei and Singapore . All are easily reached via ferry, train, plane or even coach, with ravel times being no longer than three hours. Economic progress has given Singapore a 21st century facade and outlook. Yet the country's essence is very much steeped in age-old Asian mores, cultures and traditions. Discover the magic of New Asia - Singapore - a place that is so easy to enjoy.

 

 

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