The tiny island-state of Singapore is known for its high-tech industries and its prowess in the field of finance. But there is more to Singapore than business and money. From bird parks, a world-class zoo, a massive aquarium and some excellent theatres there is much to please the holiday-maker
The Night Safari
For a visit with a difference the Night Safari can not be beaten, it is the world’s first safari exclusively devoted to nocturnal wildlife. Not only can you enjoy the sight of over 1000 different wild animals on their twilight stirrings across the 40 hectares of forest but there are fire eating and tribal dance shows that lend an air of exhilaration to the experience.
Dining too is a experience here with regional and international dishes in abundance. While dining look out for the clouded leopard, and a majestic cross tusked elephant called Chawang.
80 Mundai Lake
Tel: +65 6269 3411
Only in this superb aquarium can you seek out and see playful marine animals. Your experience as a deep sea diver and hunter will be enhance with your own personal pod; armed with lights, propellers and a video camera you are the leader of your own expedition. Explore the depths and marvel at its wonders without even getting your feet (or any thing else) wet.
These remotely operated vehicles do not travel too fast as to produce bubbles that would scare the fish and inhibit your adventure.
Underwater World is open from 9am-9pm daily and the Dolphin Lagoon is open from 10am-6pm.
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park has over 6000 birds belonging to 600 different species from all continents and climates and it is Asia’s largest and most impressive bird park. Besides admiring these graceful and colourful creatures in their environment enjoy the many shows too especially the only tamed and trained Himalayan Griffon Vulture in the world.
2 Jurong Hill
Tel: +65 6265 0022
Nearest MRT is Boon Lay.
Tanjong Beach is a secluded pristine strand that is fringed with palm trees – well placed to host a tropical romance. The crescent-shaped beach is embraced by the cool waters of the South China Sea.
The beach is famed for the ever changing colours of its sunsets that perfectly compliment the murmur of the gentle waves as they kiss the shore and the soothing sound of a quietly wafting sea breeze. And to end a remarkable sunset experience enjoy you can your favourite cocktail at a beach-side bar to complete the perfect elements of a perfect date.
Tel: +65 6736 8672
And now it is possible to take in the whole of Singapore, Sentosa and the Southern Islands with an thrilling flight on the world’s tallest observation wheel the Singapore Flyer.
A Singapore holiday is not complete without an Esplanade Bay walk. The Esplanade is one of Asia’s biggest centres of the arts and has a spectacular array of eateries too.
So Singapore has more to offer than high finance and hi-tech you can have a high old time visiting these world beating experiences.