Our planet is blessed with many spectacular locations to visit, but few have more attraction for travelers than the incredible city of Singapore.
In fact, many people who visit the city choose to live there. Singapore has a sizeable expat community, including many people who settle there with their partner or their family. That isn’t surprising when you consider the city’s reputation as a family-friendly place to live. Few places on earth combine such an excellent infrastructure with a booming economy and convenient travel links, and for families, the international schools in Singapore are ideal for expat children. At international schools the lessons are conducted in English and they combine high academic standards with cultural diversity that is so valuable to a child’s personal development.
Singapore is perhaps best known for its incredible architecture. The city contains some of the world’s most spectacular buildings. Planners and architects have made the most of the limited building space to produce some truly ingenious and futuristic structures that make the Singapore skyline a must-see for travelers to Asia.
For example, the views from the Sky Deck at the top of the three-tower Marina Bay Sands hotel across the city are simply stunning. Many travelers also enjoy the panoramic views offered by the 63rd story 1-Altitude bar, the highest alfresco bar in the world.
Considering its reputation as a futuristic city, travelers are often surprised by the amount of greenery on display in Singapore; in fact, it has been called ‘The Garden City’. Planners and designers have taken great trouble to incorporate gardens and green areas into the layout and the result is a series of parks, gardens and even jungle walks. Gardens by the Bay, with its pair of huge bio-domes, is a perfect example of how the ingenuity of planners has helped to cleverly combine city and nature.
Travelers who enjoy experiencing diverse cultures love Singapore. It has everything, from Chinatown and Little India areas to Arab Street, where visitors can soak up Middle Eastern Culture. With so many cultures in such a relatively small area, it is a truly vibrant place to visit and is an ideal location for teaching your children about different ways of life.
And then there’s the food! The wide array of cuisines in Singapore make it a gastronome’s delight! Wander through the main tourist area in the Marina Bay district and you will come across restaurants and outlets serving genuine Thai, Chinese, Singapore, Lebanese, Turkish or Indian food. There is a bewildering range of tastes and cooking styles to sample.
Singapore isn’t just a beautiful and fascinating tourist destination; it is also a working city with the infrastructure, transport links and top-quality education opportunities that has led many ex-pats to make it home for themselves and their families. Any trip to Asia is not complete without spending some time in this remarkable city and soaking up its unique combination of futuristic architecture, environmentally friendly lay-out and vibrant culture.