Singapore is undoubtedly one of the most unusual cities in the world.
This state-city in Southeast Asia is one of the smallest yet wealthiest and most modern countries in the world, a financial center of the region.
It is an extraordinary mix of cultures as well as modernity with tradition. Ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of the country is not only a fact but also a legal status of Singapore, whose inhabitants use four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. However, despite such diversity, everything here is in harmony with its surroundings. It is perfectly composed little world, full of wonders.
The symbol of the city is a lion, who not only spits out his mouth in the center of the city, but also forms part of its name (singa means lion in Malay, pura means the city).
Singapore is a very small island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The archipelago is surrounded by the Singapore Strait water that connects the Malakka Strait with the South China Sea.
It is located just above the equator, which makes its climate very humid and very hot. All of the seasons are pretty much the same.
This is a very young state. Contemporary Singapore was founded as a British colony in 1819 by a representative of the East India Company, Sir Stamford Raffles.
There are not many buildings from the old colonial architecture in the city, since they were replaced by modern construction. But there are several places that have maintained their former form.
As in many large cities there are many different districts here: Chinese, Indian and Arabic. Here you can feel a little bit like the city a few decades ago.
One of the most impressive places in the city is the Marina Bay. From here you can admire some of the most beautiful views of the financial district. You can spend hours admiring the skyscrapers.
A very interesting place on the map of Singapore is Sentosa. It is an island in the southern part of the city. This popular holiday and tourist destination is connected to the mainland by a bridge and a cable car. On the island there are, among other things, a casino, Tiger Sky Tower – observation tower rising 131 meters above sea level, dolphinarium, aquarium (the largest in the world) and Universal Studios amusement park.
But undoubtedly the most incredible place in Singapore are Gardens by the Bay. Green asylum in the city center full of high-rise buildings and busy bankers.They occupy more than 100 hectares and are now one of the city’s major tourist attractions. Designed by many great architects, engineers, and of course, gardeners from all over the world, has won many architectural awards. There are many unusual constructions inside the Gardens, such as the Cloud Forest – one of two glass semi-circular pavilions in which we will see a great construction resembling a waterfall or filled with trees from different parts of the world Flower Dome. But undoubtedly the most breathtaking structure are the Supertrees – metal trees overgrown with vegetation, that look like creations out of this world.
Singapore is a unique country that should definitely be on the map of every traveler. Make sure to put it on your bucket list. We promise you won’t be disappointed.