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Interesting Places to See in Singapore From Peculiar to Indulgent

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by Catalina Forbes (subscribe)
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.
Published May 1st 2018
Singapore is a fascinating metropolitan landscape that boasts a wide range of astonishing locales and modern marvels. Here are a few you should definitely keep an eye out for.

1: Esplanade Theatre

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Singapore skyline, Esplanade theater to the left


This is an absolutely colossal performing arts centre located along Marina Bay, just close to the Singapore River's mouth. The name is a nod to the historic Esplanade Park. This centre boasts 60,000 m2 of space solely dedicated to supporting the finest talent Singapore has to offer where performing arts are concerned.

The venue contains a concert hall, a theatre, various studios and many more facilities. The first performance arts oriented library of Singapore was also built within this complex and is one of many reasons to visit this prestigious place. In addition to offering a wide range of programmes in relation to the arts, this venue has also hosted some of the biggest from Singapore, Asia and the world at large.

2: Clarke Quay



[Clarke Quay from Central rooftop carpark, Nicolas Lannuzel, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Named after Sir Andrew Clarke, who was a world-renowned British soldier and governor that went onto become a major politician in Australia, this wharf is one of Singapore's hallmarks. Within Clarke Quay, you can find a comprehensive array of nightclubs and restaurants that have appeared within the five or so warehouses that were restored meticulously.

It is a great place even to enjoy a casual walk since there are many traditional Chinese vessels, known as junks, moored at the wharf at any given moment. You can easily procure a tour around the river on one of these vessels, or even something a little less flamboyant. There are many notable events that take place here, organised by world-renowned entities such as the Ministry of Sound. One of the essential experiences found here is the reverse-bungee known as G-Max.

3: Orchard Road



Photo Credit: Ascott Orchard Singapore

This used to be the heart of fruit and spice plantations during the mid-1800s. During the 1970s, there was extensive commercial development and the land was transformed to become one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Singapore.

If you wish to do some shopping then there's an astonishing selection of places for you to do so. Orchard Road is particularly beautiful during Christmas. You can also discover a wide range of accommodation here such as Ascott Orchard Singapore. In addition to this serviced apartment in Singapore, there are many hotels, bed and breakfasts and other kinds of choices available too.

4: Fountain of Wealth



Zairon, Singapore Suntec City Fountain of Wealth bei Nacht 2, CC BY-SA 4.0

In 1998, The Guinness Book of Records listed this fountain as the biggest in the world. As the years passed, this fountain lost the crown, but it still remains an absolute behemoth, and one of the world's largest. There are many experiences offered to be had here.

During certain times, the fountain is deactivated, which allows visitors to check out this marvellous feat of construction from within. There are also extravagant laser shows that happen at the fountain on a regular basis, and these are just as incredible as exploring its centre. This is definitely an attraction you shouldn't miss out on.
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