Singapore is our neighboring country that is closest to the country, and is most frequented by Indonesian citizens because it is also quite affordable. Although the size of Singapore is small when compared to Indonesia, Singapore has quite a lot of interesting tourism places. What are the most interesting tourist spots in Singapore?
The Merlion is a statue with a lion head and fish-bodied that has become the mascot of Singapore. The name of the Merlion is a combination of “mermaid” and “Lion”, which is a mermaid and a lion. The Merlion Park is open 24 hours a day and is free of charge for anyone who wants to visit, so you can save on your travel expenses. Besides take pictures you can also enjoy the river at this location as the Merlion Park is located in front of the Singapore River.
As the name suggests, Chinatown is an area with a Chinese-like atmosphere. The majority of the residents in the Chinatown area are of Chinese descent, so there is a very bit of Chinese culture in the area, such as building, decoration, merchandise, etc. Chinatown has become one of Singapore’s most-liked tourist attractions as it is a fascinating blend of culinary, shopping, cultural and historical attractions. If you want to shop here, don’t forget to bargain the price in advance. If you want to have a culinary tour in Chinatown, keep in mind that most food and beverage vendors in Chinatown are open from late afternoon to midnight. It’s easy to reach Chinatown, you just have to use the MRT and get off at Chinatown station.
Gardens by The Bay
Gardens by The Bay is a unique park set around Marina Bay. Like the garden, Gardens by The Bay has many trees and greenery, which makes it unique here you can find some giant artificial trees. These artificial trees are made of steel and serve to accommodate rainwater and also accommodate solar energy. In the evening, this 16-storey artificial tree-built light will illuminate, making it very beautiful.
To get around this area is free of charge, but if you want to go up and walk on the bridge that connects these artificial trees, you must buy a ticket for about 50.000 Rupiah. In this area there is also Cloud Forest and Flower Dome which is a place of plant and flower conservatory with ticket price of about 350.000 Rupiah.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is the newest iconic tourist spot in Singapore. Almost all tourists from Indonesia who come to Singapore take pictures against the backdrop of Marina Bay Sands. Marina Bay Sands is an integrated entertainment and resort center that opened from 2010. The visual appearance of Marina Bay Sands Building is unique and is second to none in the world with the 3 main buildings connected by a ship-shaped building on it. Marina Bay Sands has thousands of hotel rooms, casinos, theatres, art spaces, restaurants, nightclubs, parks, and luxury malls and more, all in one location. In addition to the building of a boat shaped above the building, there is a swimming pool that is the longest swimming pool in the world with a length of about 150 meters, and is at an altitude of 200 meters. At that height, you can see Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. If you want to climb to the top of Marina Bay Sands, you have to pay around 250.000 Rupiah. At night, Marina Bay Sands has an interesting light attraction and is reflected by Marina Bay Lake. The closest MRT stations to Marina Bay Sands are Marina Bay Station and Promenade station.
Singapore Botanical Garden
The Singapore Botanical Gardens are the lungs of Singapore. Featuring a variety of plants from all parts of the world, the Singapore Botanical Gardens is a perfect place for a free leisurely stroll. With an area of about 74 hectares, the Singapore Botanical Gardens is a tourist spot in Singapore that is perfect for crop and flower lovers. The Singapore Botanical Gardens is open from 5 am, so the place is widely used by Singaporeans for an early morning workout. In addition to gardens and gardens, the Singapore Botanical Gardens also has a lake of geese and lakes that have a stage in the middle. There is also a National Orchid Garden with admission ticket for approximately 50.000 Rupiah. To reach the Singapore Botanical Gardens, get off at the Botanic Gardens MRT station.