Friday, August 10, 2012

Around Asia: Singapore


Founded as a British Colony in the year 1819, Singapore, also known as the Lion City of Asia, is a modern, clean, and well-organized city. Populated mostly by the Chinese, Malays, and Indians, this city is brilliant in boasting a combination of colorful culture and vivid traditions. 

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First-time visitors will be charmed by its vibrant fusion of modernistic skyscrapers, lush rainforests, numerous parks, and colonial and urbanized areas. It’s no wonder that Singapore has become one of the most visited cities in the world.

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Singapore is a year-round destination for all types of travelers. It is a perfect place for leisure, shopping, food tripping, and nightlife activities. Some of Singapore’s must-visit attractions include: 

Thian Hock Keng Temple
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The Temple of Heavenly Happiness, locally known as Thian Hock Keng Temple, is built in dedication to Mazu, the Taoist goddess of sea and protector of seamen and Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of mercy. It is the oldest and most significant temple built in Singapore. The Chinese architectural-inspired temple exhibits eye-catching colored walls and tiles with images of peacocks, roses and the universal Buddhist swastika.

Fountain of Wealth

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Singapore’s Fountain of Wealth stands since the year 1995 as a symbol of wealth and life. It is one of the largest fountains in the world. Visitors are welcome to walk around the fountain towards its center during a certain time in a day for good luck.

Wonder Full Light and Water Show

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Singapore has an exciting nightlife suitable for everyone. Take a night out and experience a spectacular union of light, music, and sound with the Wonder Full Light and Water Show in the Marina Bay Sands. Stunning city backdrop are yours to take in while enjoying the 13-minute show. Get fascinated by the state-of-the-art visual effects with interweaving lasers, video projectors and giant streaming water screens.

Merlion Park

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The Merlion Park is the landmark and most popular tourist attraction in Singapore. The word “Merlion” comes from the words “Mer” meaning “sea” and “Singa” from Singapura (local name of Singapore) meaning “lion”. It symbolizes the modest origins of the city from being a humble fishing village to a bustling, prosperous city. Located next to the Marina Bay, your trip will never be complete without visiting this world-famous icon.

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The excitement awaits; start considering your next trip to Singapore!

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