If you’re into adventure, or an animal lover, or just want to experience something new there’s always something you can find that’s suitable for you in Singapore.
One of my favourite places in Singapore is Sentosa Island. This island offers wide variety of activities that is sure to make your day – well, at least it does make mine.
Here in Sentosa, I was able to do fun stuff like my very first Segway ride (which was really awesome), then I got to do the Skyride and the Luge, got to visit a big aquarium with plentiful of water creatures (sharks, sharks, and plenty of sleeping sharks).
On top of that, a stroll to the beach is also just minutes away. Siloso beach is a man-made beach, but they made sure it looks as natural as it could get.
Universal Studios Singapore is also located on the same Island.
One of my ‘MOST’ favourite rides (can I give any more emphasis on this?) is the roller coaster. Well actually there are two kinds and I equally love them both. I like how they twist, and drop, and speds up and gives me that happy feeling after the ride. Sure, it was nerve-wracking watching and hearing others scream, but when it was my turn to enjoy the ride, it was just pure delight!
Now if you’re into nature, which I am, you’ll surely love the Botanic Garden. My mother and aunt went gaga for a few hours after indulging themselves with sights of beautifulflowers of different kinds, sizes, and colors. There were also other interesting plants and really old and gigantic trees which some of them have been around for hundreds of years.
The Swan Lake is one of my favourite picture spots in the Botanic Garden.
It’s hard to mention every must-see spots in Singapore in this blog, but definitely there are several others you can visit. The Singapore Zoo is quite popular for its very natural set-up. The animals are enclosed in a simulated natural habitat, which I think is good for the animals. Another good thing about this zoo is that they have interactive activities. I got the chance to feed a hippo. Oh my gosh, it’s like something I’ve never experienced before. And for a fee, you also can get a chance to ride an elephant, things are just getting better and better.
In addition, the zoo also includes a Night Safari. I didn’t get the chance to enjoy this but it must be nice seeing the animals at night time. Although a friend of mine said he got bored because most of the animals were already sleeping. He didn’t want to wake them up and create a bad blood between them. :p
Now if you’re strolling around the city, heck, there’s so much you can enjoy. Firstly, you must not miss the iconic Merlion – it’s so pretty to see in the light and even prettier to see at night when all those glittering lights reflect on it bouncing off its grandeur.
The iconic Merlion is the most popular symbol of Singapore.
Don’t miss out on the newly-opened Gardens by the Bay too. The first word I uttered was, ‘WOW!’ It is beautifully designed, the plants were well-arranged, and there were several species that you can see! Again, my mother and aunt went crazy for the nth time but I couldn’t blame them. I was specially amused by the Super Trees too. Up until now, I still am mesmerized at how the human minds can be so beyond imaginative and complexly creative. Just amazing!
And finally, last on my list but definitely not the last is the famous and iconic Marina Bay Sands. Can you imagine that this architectural marvel stands at the height of 200 meters and has a pool on the top? Well, it sure does. I’m only left wondering on how the Sands Skypark look because from what I know, the place is pretty exclusive. So if you have enough dough to shell out, you shouldn’t miss out on this one.
A few minutes walk from Marina Bay, you also can marvel at the Helix Bridge, which is another one of its kind, and the Singapore Flyer.
名古屋大 物理工学科卒、米国の大学院にて原子核工学修士を取得（アメリカ留学）。２０代はGEやBCGといった一流外資企業で語学力を活かし外国人のエグゼクティブへ英語でのプレゼン経験も多数有。理系でありながら、実用英語技能検定１級、TOEIC980点、IELTS7.5点。著書： 一生食える「強み」のつくり方