Singapore has long been known as a country with various picturesque attractions, impressive coastlines, byways and well-known cultural events. It is with this view that people from neighboring countries visit this humble nation. If you are planning to travel to this quaint land, here are some of the best places to visit.
Located near Marina bay in Singapore, the Merlion Park is one the best and popular tourist attractions in the area. This 2,500 square metre park features the merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It represents Singapore’s humble origin as a fishing village and its original name “Singapura” which means “lion city”.
Fountain of Wealth
The silicon bronze-made fountain in Suntec City symbolizes the oneness in spirit, unity, equality and harmony of all races and religions in Singapore. Located in one of Singapore’s largest and grandest shopping malls, the fountain of wealth is listed as the largest fountain in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. This 13.8 metre fountain is believed to provide wealth and long life.
Raffles Landing Site
Situated at Boat Quay in the downtown core of Singapore’s central business district, the raffles landing site is a spot where people believed Sir Stamford Raffles landed. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles was a British statesman who founded the city of Singapore. He is often described as the “Father of Singapore”. The landing site has been a popular spot for tourists and town locals.
Regarded as the oldest and most important temple in Singapore, the Thian Hock Keng is one of the most visited sites in the country. The main temple was built to honor Ma Zu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and protector of all seamen. This famous temple was constructed in traditional Southern Chinese architectural style. It has a grand entrance with statues of tigers, lions and door gods and a side entrance gate that features multi-colored tiles with images of peacocks, roses and the universal Buddhist swastika in green and brown. The Buddhist swastika symbol is known to represent good luck, eternity and immortality.
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