6 - 10 December 2020, Singapore
Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s premier island resort getaway, located within minutes from the central business and shopping districts. The 500-hectare island resort brings you an exciting array of themed attractions, resort accommodations, award-winning spa retreats, world-renowned golf courses, golden sandy beaches, a deep-water yachting marina and luxurious residences – making Sentosa a vibrant island resort for relaxation and leisure.
Find out more: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/
Ways to get to Sentosa: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/Plan-Your-Visit/getting-around
A story of Chinese heritage
Following Singapore's founding, migrants looking to make their fortune in Singapore began arriving in droves. Life was not easy back then for anyone on the street and home often meant nothing more than a wooden board as a bed. Fresh water had to be carted in by bullock-drawn carts, the practice of which contributed to Chinatown's other name - Niu Che Shui, known as Bullock-Cart-Water.
Over the years, Chinatown has changed and evolved, but it is filled with traces of our beloved enclave of culture and tradition, defined by the very people who live, work and play on the streets of Chinatown.
Find out more: http://www.chinatown.sg/index.php
At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions.
Singapore Flyer was designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects, Singapore. It held its ground-breaking ceremony in September 2005 and was launched in 2008. It promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.
30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Daily: 8:30am - 10:30pm
Find out more: http://www.singaporeflyer.com
Catch a glimpse of Singapore’s most majestic icon, the Merlion, a mythical creature that’s half-fish and half-lion. The Merlion combines two elements of Singapore’s identity—its body symbolises the fishing villages of Singapore’s past, while its lion head is a symbol of Singapura (“lion city” in Sanskrit). Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
This icon is a ‘must-see’ for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other significant landmarks around the world.
1 Fullerton Road
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A highlight of this 101-ha horticultural park is their two conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. The Cloud Forest, a cool-moist conservatory that features a 35m-tall mountain covered in plants such as orchids and also sports the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Meanwhile, the Flower Dome replicates a cool-dry climate and houses plants from the Mediterranean region.
Find out more: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html
For something a little more traditional, Singapore Botanic Gardens would be the place for you.
The over 150-year-old green space is Singapore's first UNESCO Heritage Site where it gets busy on weekends with joggers, picnicking families and nature lovers.
Occasional free outdoor concerts are held over the weekends for all to enjoy. Spend a day discovering the garden’s range of more than 10,000 types of plants, including those within the National Orchid Garden—the most comprehensive collection of tropical orchids in the world.
Find out more: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/sbg
Esplanade is Singapore’s national performing arts centre and one of the busiest arts centres in the world. It is made up of two rounded glass domes fitted with over 7,000 triangular aluminium sunshades. Locals have dubbed them "the Durian", as the twin structures resemble the spiky tropical fruit unique to this part of the world.
It is designed by leading local firm DP Architects where the space features a 1,600-seat Concert Hall. Local, regional and international music acts regularly perform in ‘the Durian’.
Find out more: https://www.esplanade.com/