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Singapore: the places not to be missed

Singapore. Here I left a piece of my heart (a quite big one!).

Honestly, it was not love at first sight. It took me a while to understand this city, getting into confidence with it, maybe I expected something different, but at the end Singapore completely kidnapped me.

You won’t need much time to visit the main attractions, two days are enough but if you want to enjoy the city, stay as much as possible.

Here are the unmissable places.

Ethnic neighborhoods

Singapore is a mix of different cultures, religions and flavors coming from all over the world and living together next to each other.

Colors everywhere, music in the streets, incense flavor and jewelry stalls, this is Little India. The heart of this area is Seragoon Road, one of the oldest street of Singapore.

China Town is composed by oriental houses, temples, food stalls and souvenir shops: one of the most characteristic neighborhood, where only chinese people live.

Kampong Glam is my favourite district. This is an arabian neighborhood full of restaurants and cafes where there is also Haji Lane, perfect location for the ones who love shopping: here you will get lost among bookshops, artshops and clothing stores.

Gardens By The Bay

Inside the gardens you will find the super trees, vertical gardens where there are almost 165.000 plants. If you don’t suffer from vertigo I suggest you to go on the top of the trees and walk on the transparent walkway which connects the trees. The two greenhouses inside the park deserve a visit too: Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, this one is also in the Guinness World record as the biggest open greenhouse in the world.

Marina Bay Sands

Probably one of the most famous place in Singapore. Who follows me on Instagram already know that I don’t love touristic place so much, but I think that Marina Bay Sands well worth it. In this big structure composed by three skyscrapers you will have the opportunity to buy whatever you like in the mall, try your luck at the casino or go on the top of the building at the Skypark which hosts pubs and restaurant, and offers a magic view of the city. The true attraction is the Infinity Pool: the famous pool, leading actor of many pictures, which is accessible only for the hotel guests.

Clarke Quay

A neighborhood on the river bank, full of pubs and restaurants. The perfect location to spend a night among food, music and fun.

Botanical Gardens

These gardens are visited by lots of tourists because of the variety of plants and flowers. Local people love this place too, they usually spend some time here in the gardens, especially during the weekend, using it for pic-nic, walking o running.

Orchard Road

As in any respectable city, Singapore has its shopping street too. Orchard Road is full of shops, mall and advertising sings.

Chinese e Japanese Garden

These gardens are located far away from the centre of Singapore but spending a couple of hours there worth it. Here you can relax among little lakes, temples, lots of animals in a nature atmosphere.

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