The Republic of Singapore is the smallest state in Southeast Asia and is made up of the main island, three larger and 56 smaller islands that lie between Indonesia and Malaysia. The Malay mainland can even be reached by bridge from Singapore City. However, the small tiger state has enough of its own that are worth seeing and visiting. Started with a varied nature, which is formed on individual sections of the coast with mangrove forests, in the central part with rainforests, which can be admired above all in nature reserves and botanical gardens. The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, which is located in the northwest of the main island, is particularly recommended. A well-known destination in Singapore is Jurong Bird Park, which is one of the most species-rich and beautiful bird parks in the world and has an approx. 30 m high waterfall. On the offshore islands of Pulau Ubin with their largely untouched nature and on St. John’s Island, on the other hand, you will find bathing opportunities on natural beaches… and hiking opportunities. The population of the state, which is composed of many different ethnic groups, is just as diverse as the nature of Singapore – which allows you to gain a wide variety of cultural impressions in a relatively small area. Among other things, in the extraordinary and imposing capital, which is primarily characterized by its modern architecture. Here, however, you will also encounter historical districts, the lovely Little India and Chinatown, the Arab quarter with the magnificent Sultan Mosque from 1820, Hindu temples and one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Raffles. And Singapore City is also the state’s shopping and entertainment center… with a very good infrastructure.
Sentosa in Singapore
The island of Sentosa, which belongs to Singapore at the southern tip of Asia, is a popular travel destination for tourists worldwide. Here there is a tropical climate with pleasant water temperatures all year round.
Sentosa was formerly a fishing village and was used as a British military base until the 1970s. Since the Singaporean government converted the island into a recreational area and expanded it, the number of tourists has increased annually. At the end of the 1990s, a car bridge between Singapore and the island of Sentosa was opened so that it is easy to get there by car. The island can also be easily reached from Singapore in a few minutes by bus or the “Sentosa Express” express train.
Sentosa Island offers numerous attractions for its visitors. A gigantic recreation center with hotels, beautiful beaches and various leisure facilities was built in the south of Sentosa. The huge saltwater aquarium “Underwater World” including the dolphin lagoon and the “Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum”, in which thousands of butterflies can be viewed, are popular. On the nature trail “Nature Walk Dragon Tail” travelers get to know the flora and fauna of the island or get a breathtaking view over the island from the “Carlsberg Sky Tower”. A mini golf park and the summer bobsleigh run are particularly popular with younger visitors.
Several million tourists and locals visit the idyllic island of Sentosa every year. Whether as a day trip, for a longer stay or to one of the popular events or beach parties, the island offers the right mix of nature and sights for the whole family.
Singapore’s street kitchen
The city-state of Singapore on the Malay Peninsula is slightly smaller than the city-state of Hamburg with an area of 720 square kilometers. 5.5 million people live here in Singapore. This leads to a population density of more than 7,600 inhabitants per square kilometer, which is well above average. With around 12 million visitors annually, Singapore is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations. City and country are considered to be one of the cleanest, but also most expensive destinations. With its three runways, Singapore Changi Airport is one of the largest and most important airports in Asia. This is where the 10,500-kilometer flight from Berlin or Frankfurt ends.
Singapore’s street kitchen – a destination for study trips and for connoisseurs
There is literally a lot to see, do and learn in Singapore. Visiting around a dozen districts such as the city center with the famous Orchard Road shopping mall, such as Chinatown, Holland Village or Little India is a real adventure. Singapore is inconceivable without its street kitchen culture. These cookshops can literally be found everywhere. They offer visitors an international variety of soups and dishes, including a three-course menu. As well known as popular are scented rice with coconut milk, fried fish with chilli and nasi lemak as a Malaysian rice dish that is served here in Singapore with all meals of the day.
Singapore’s street food will be tested and assessed
The Singapore gourmet “Makansutra”, known in town and country, tests and evaluates many of the street kitchens according to criteria such as taste, quality and popularity. The location in the respective district is taken into account as well as the soup or menu price. If you book a trip to Singapore, or make a stop over in Singapore on one of your trips through Asia, you simply cannot miss the street kitchen. The selection is large and an exotic taste experience is guaranteed.
splendid shopping paradise Singapore
In no other metropolis in Southeast Asia do the houses grow as high as in Singapore. The city at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula is still a shopping paradise and has had a new gem since the end of January 2019: Design Orchard is setting new standards with its shopping center on two and a half levels.
Not a tower made of concrete and glass
The Orchard design differs from the shop-in-shop neighbors in particular because of its architecture, because the planners of the modern center did not allow the concrete and glass towers to grow into the sky at the intersection of Orchard Road and Cairnhill Road, but rather limited themselves on two and a half floors. A total of 61 suppliers established themselves on the lower level, mainly offering local creations from the clothing industry. On the second floor, the popular retailer Naiise has secured plenty of space for innovations in house construction and interior design with a total of 9,000 square meters.
Award-winning architecture firm
In addition to fashion and furniture, there is a café on the roof terrace of Design Orchard and a spacious area that is to be used for events in the form of an amphitheater. The gastronomic offer ranges from Benn’s Chocolates to handcrafted products from the tea supplier Monogram Tea. The new shopping center on lively Orchard Road is the product of a joint think tank of the Singapore Tourism Board and JTC Corporation and Enterprise Singapore. The execution was in the hands of the employees of the award-winning architectural office WOHA Architects.
Shop window of a lively city
The shopping paradise Design Orchard is committed to high standards and not only wants to be a creative incubator in the heart of Singapore, but also a lively event space and a colorful shop window for the most popular brands in this lively city. The new center sees itself as an interactive mirror of creativity and business life in Singapore. In addition, Design Orchard would like to offer a platform for all facets of craftsmanship and promote independent designers.
Travel to beautiful cities in Singapore
Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Singapore
Explore Singapore, the island and city-state in Southeast Asia, on a round trip. The city is a very popular destination for tourists and the fact that tourism is one of the main sources of income for Singapore is a testament to this. Singapore offers numerous attractions, such as the city center with Orchard Road, the Asian Civilizations Museum, the Merlion Fountain, Little India – the Indian Quarter, the Masjid Sultan Mosque, the Changi Prison Museum, the Colonial Quarter with the Victoria Theater and Concert Hall, the old one Parliament with Fort Canning, the Dalhousie Obelisk, Chinatown, the Raffles Statue, the Raffles Hotel, the Singapore Botanic Garden, and much more. A city trip to Singapore will definitely be worth it!