Although Singapore may be amongst the 20 smallest countries of the world, it is the second most densely populated. It offers some of the most beautiful buildings and architecture in the world, a wonderfully vibrant and diverse culture, friendly and hospitable people, a cuisine that is said to be the best in the world and a pulsating lifestyle that never stops.
Singapore consists of one main island and 63 other smaller islands most of which are uninhabited. English is the official working language and it is apparent that the people of Singapore take great pride in being able to converse with the many tourists who visit this wonderful country. Even the airport has been described as one of the best in the world- what an introduction.
Visitors to this beautiful part of the world can see stylish houses, exquisite shopping malls, beautiful parks, state of the art museums, parks, temples, incredible wildlife and a wonderful variety of restaurants that will delight the most knowledgeable gourmet. Even the most reluctant tourist will soon fall under the spell that Singapore weaves.
Singapore has some wonderful landmarks such as the famous Merlion Park where the iconic statue of the Merlion – half fish and half lion so symbolic to Singapore, is situated. It has the worlds highest man- made waterfall and the world’s tallest fountain, and a nature reserve that boast more varieties of trees and wildlife than anywhere else in the world. Who can resist the graceful pink dolphins at Underwater World or the chance of eating breakfast whist watching the Asian elephants at Singapore Zoo having a bath? There is the huge walk- in aviary where thousands of species of birds can be seen and the unique wildlife park especially designed for night visits, giving the enthusiast a different insight into the diverse wildlife that this country has to offer.
No visit to Singapore would be complete without a visit to Little India which is the focal point of the Singapore Indian community. The bazaars and small shops sell everything that anyone could ever want and the aromas of the spices stay with you for a long time after your return home.
The tourist can visit many places of interest by using the ‘Yellow Duck’ which is an amphibious craft that takes in the sights by going on land and then on the Singapore River. For those who like to see the sights from up on high, there is the glass- bottomed cable car that spans the harbour affording wonderful sights of the tallest skyscrapers that the country has to offer.
Thousand of people visit this beautiful country every year and many thousands return. ——‘Magnificent, fun, clean, green open spaces, refreshing, incredible, wonderfully exciting, vibrant, superlative in every way’—— are just some of the adjectives used to describe Singapore but one phrase that seems to sum it all up is: ‘Koi tumsa nahin’ which translates to: ‘There is none like you’.