Singapore is a city-state. It is an island nation located in South East Asia, sandwiched between Malaysia and Indonesia.It is a small country, and in fact, you can drive from the East to the West in about one hour. It defines both man-made and natural beauty. The city is entertaining and rich in culture and history.
The elaborate gardens and beaches, on the other hand, showcase the perfect dining, hotels, and cuisine.It has a tropical climate with warm and humid weather all year round. Though small, Singapore offers incredible touring sites. While in Singapore, arrange to visit the following places to spice up your vacation with your loved ones.
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore flyer is a giant Ferris wheel that offers unobstructed views of the city. It is essentially a giant observation wheel. The flyer is open from 8.30 am to 10.30 pm. Night time offers the best views due to the numerous lights from the various skyscrapers. There is also a multimedia showcase of the Singaporean history to give you a deep understanding of the country. You get to spend time with your love as you take in a 360 degrees view of the cityscape.
Mount Faber Park
This Park is one of the oldest yet very famous parks in Singapore. It is full of activities for anyone looking for unlimited adventure. Here, you can take a cable car to Sentosa Island. The island is where tourists enjoy romantic horizon views during sunset or sunrise. And with the aid of a telescope, you get to view the southern part of Singapore.
At Faber Park, bird watching is an everyday activity, especially in the evenings or early mornings. And if you’re not really into nature, enjoy numerous international cuisines at Faber bistro or Faber peaks spuds and aprons.
I am not a credulous person, but when my husband and I visited Mount Faber Park last year, the vendors at the park entrance made us purchase a wishing bell, or what they called a bell of happiness. It is believed that when you ring this bell together as a couple, you’re destined for everlasting joy, harmony, and peace. And then to further bind your wish, you are supposed to write down that wish and stick it on the fence.
This might look bizarre at first, but it is actually an exciting activity to try. Did my wish come true? Honestly, yes. However, I owe this to my hard work, but maybe the bell of happiness added a little mojo.
Yueh Hai Ching
It is a Chinese temple located in Raffles place in Singapore. The temple has historical ornaments and ceramic figurines, which outline the Chinese classics. It dates back to 1826 which makes this temple Singapore’s oldest Teochew temple. The Teochew Chinese immigrants built this temple to show gratitude to Mazu, the sea goddess for her journey mercies.
Today, the temple is commonly known as the “love temple.” Its devotees have changed from sailors to people seeking for love. Singles who have no luck with love are encouraged to visit this temple and receive Yue Lao’s blessings. All you need is a red string which you can always get in the temple. Then say your silent love prayer and hung this string on Yue Lao’s neck.
To show gratitude, love-seekers offer moon cakes and a 12 dollar red packet to the deity. However, these activities are not only limited to singles. You can also hang the red string as a couple and pray for unity in your relationship.
The roof of the temple will grab your attention from miles away. It is decorated with many ceramic figurines. Inside the temple, you’ll notice artistic tiger and dragons frescoes covering the walls. They are painted in bold colors and 3D effects.
Singapore Botanic Garden
The Singapore Botanic Garden is exemplary and has offered incredible experiences to its visitors for over 150 years. That is a period three times the age of Singapore. The garden is awash with intoxicating sceneries and beauty.
As many as 4 million people tour the garden annually. It speaks volumes for a country of 5 million. This garden is a haven of tranquility away from the city’s ‘chaos’. It is also an incredible place to immerse yourselves in each other as you marvel at nature. Whether you decide to stroll through the garden on the concrete pavements or the manicured lawns, you’re sure to be thrilled.
Additionally, there are various entertainment events organized by the management for recreation including concerts. You will also enjoy beautiful music from the many symphonies held in the garden on the Symphony Lake – a floating platform in a lily pond.
Singapore Hawker Center
In most cities, street food joints offer a raw deal with regards to the quality, quantity, and cost of the food. And this is where the Singapore Hawker Center comes to an element of its own. These are areas set aside and carefully monitored by the government where you get to enjoy classic Singaporean dishes.
Hygiene is strictly observed which means the food is clean. It is competitively priced and of high quality. For your date, the Hawker Center offers different varieties of delicacies. Together, you get to enjoy them as you bond and rekindle your love.
The Bay Gardens
This is yet another colorful futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. The super-tree structures in the gardens give an impressive skywalk, which makes the place fun for both children and adults. The top of Marina Bay Sands is the best spot for couples. You get a view of the entire park, and you can relax and cuddle each other without attracting unnecessary attention.
Singapore River Cruise
Start with a one-way river taxi right from Liang court to Merlion Park to get an overview of the entire Singapore River. The most convenient cruise happens between 7 pm to 7.30pm. During this time, the weather is cool, and the sky emanates a lovely bright moonlight. The artificial lights on the bridge also light up around this time.
A Few Extra Tips
One of the best restaurants to indulge in Singapore is Restaurant Andre. You will enjoy a variety of international foods, the best services by the waiters, and quiet accommodation.
Since Singapore is a tropical country, light clothing is more convenient. You may also carry an umbrella to take care of unexpected showers.
Taxes are charged for anyone bringing tobacco and alcohol products. Therefore, before entering Singapore, you must declare what you intend to carry and pay taxes accordingly.
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