Is Singapore on Your Bucket List? If Not, It Should Be!

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Singapore, an island located off the coast of Malaysia, has been a popular tourist destination for visitors from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Australia, and India for years. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to notice all that Singapore has to offer — and, believe it or not, that’s more than shopping and dining. If you’ve ever considered a trip to Singapore but have only a few days in which to explore all that it has to offer, you’ll probably find yourself attempting to narrow down some of the must-see destinations. The Sisters can vouch for how fantastic of a travel destination Singapore is.

After your long flight from the United States, which will probably consist of a few connecting flights that keep you traveling for as long as 24 hours, check into your Singapore hotel and take a quick nap before heading out to explore the sights of Singapore. You might even have an apartment which you found through someone similar to corporate housing associates, who provide a range of high-quality accommodations so I hear. Before you head out, don’t forget to put on your walking shoes. You’ll need to be as comfortable as possible — you are about to cover a lot of land in a short amount of time.

My choices of must-see destinations are as eclectic as Singapore is. There is always something to do here and something for everyone in addition to the national pastime of eating and shopping.

Singapore Flyer

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Looking for more than just a great view? How about high tea or full butler sky dining while on board the Singapore Flyer? Take a ride on one of the world’s largest observation wheels, the 541-foot Singapore Flyer in Marina Bay. Once on board, you’ll be able to see far into the distance from one of the 28 enclosed capsules, which carry up to 28 passengers apiece. After your ride, plant your feet back on solid ground and dine or shop inside the Singapore Flyer Terminal. For more information on events and activities at the Singapore Flyer, visit its website.

Singapore Flyer is located at 30 Raffles Ave.

Marina Bay

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If you love spending time near the water, then you’ll want to visit Marina Bay and the 3.5-kilometer Waterfront Promenade that goes around Marina Bay. Located near the Central Area of Singapore, this area is home to many events, including fireworks, Grand Prix races, and light art festivals, as well as the Marina Bay Sands, the iconic casino that many associate first with Singapore — the world’s most expensive standalone casino property.

Universal Studios Singapore

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While you may not automatically think of Universal Studios Singapore as a stop on a short trip to Singapore, who doesn’t love a good theme park? This 49-acre park has 24 attractions within seven themed zones, similar to what you might find at the other Universal Studios parks around the globe. But unlike the others, this one has the world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coasters. That alone is a reason to spend a day at Universal Studios Singapore, although you also might want to spend some time in Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, or Madagascar while you’re there.

Universal Studios Singapore is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway.

Sri Mariamman Temple

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When I travel anywhere in the world, I love to seek out places of worship to admire and appreciate their architecture. Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple and is considered not only a major tourist attraction but also a national monument. Built in 1827, it has been modified and rebuilt over the years and is also reconsecrated every 12 years, as required by Hindu tradition.

The Sri Mariamman Temple is located at 244 South Bridge Rd.

If you’re thinking about taking a trip that can offer you culture, history, shopping, and great dining, among other things, then it’s time to consider a trip to Singapore.

With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder this city attracts people from across the globe who want to live here. If you’re tempted to make the move to Singapore, check out Avenue South Residence for condo style living options.