Things to do in Singapore
When you visit the majestic, beautiful island paradise of Singapore, you have simply no excuse for being bored. Though the first things most visitors do on arrival is hit the designer shops and wolf down some top notch food, there is plenty more on offer.
1. Botanic Gardens
Located on Cluny Road, this oasis of green calm is where the locals go to exercise, wind down and soak in the natural beauty after a long, hard day. Over 1,000 species of orchid can be seen in the beautifully tended flower beds, while the nearby food court serves some of the best soft boiled eggs you'll ever eat.
2. Haji Lane
In the middle of Singapore's bustling Muslim quarter is Haji Lane, a laneway so small you could easily walk past it without noticing. Yet down this narrow walkway lies an Aladdin's cave for those who love to shop. Stores like Know It Nothing, Pluck and Salad have made this the hip place for in-the-know Singaporean fashion fiends to spend their bucks on haute couture wares.
3. The Singapore Flyer
If you want to see Singapore, and we mean see it, then the 165 meter high Singapore Flyer is the place for you. At $29.50 a ride, a seat on the Flyer may be expensive but there are few places in the city that boast a better view. Try to get there as the sun goes down and the lights come on in the downtown skyscrapers – absolutely breathtaking.