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Travel highlights Singapore

Travel highlights Singapore

Botanic gardens with orchids
Being in Singapore, you'd expect the National Orchid Garden, within the Botanical Gardens, would have a spectacular display of a huge range of orchids - and it doesn't disappoint.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
It is an impressive five-storey southern Chinese-style Buddhist temple, composed of 420 kg of gold, opened in 2008. It houses the sacred tooth of Buddha. It has its own underground parking!

Chinatown is Singapore's cultural heart, a fascinating area to explore. A beehive of activity, temples, decorated terraces, old houses, shops.

High tea at the Raffles or Fullerton Hotel
Two hotels worth an afternoon of sipping tea include the luxurious Raffles Hotel, which is also the home of the renowned Singapore Sling, and The Fullerton, which serves high tea as well as a chocolate buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Little India
A colourful area centred around Serangoon Road, this is the place to come to pick up that framed print of Krishna you've always wanted, eat great food and watch streetside cooks fry chapatis.

Marina Bay
The Singaporeans have built a water reservoir on the door steps of the central business district. It also has a beautiful light show.

Sentosa Island
The island offers great beaches and water sports, as well as an opportunity to swim with pink dolphins and learn to train a dolphin. In the island's Underwater World, visitors can dive with sharks and meet the dugong, a rare sea cow. Sentosa Island also hosts the "Merlion" statue, Singapore's national symbol, with a head of a lion and body of a fish.

Singapore Zoo
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Mangroves, beautiful birds, walking trails make this wetland reserve a marvel to visit.