Extravagant, lavish and technological wonders are words that perfectly define Singapore. This city-state was founded by the British back in the 19th century to end the Dutch shipping domination in the region. Its current development in architecture and design can be attributed to its proximity to the Republic of China. This is definitely the place for those who love admiring ingenious work of design and architecture. For such people, here is a list of three architectural wonders that can be explored by booking Singapore packages.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
This building, constructed in 2011 by Moshe Safdie, is often referred to as the unofficial symbol of Singapore. There is a mall, casino, hotel, convention centre, museum and movie theatres within this building. It truly justifies the statement – all facilities under one roof. A visit to Marina Bay Sands Hotel is often included in Singapore tour packages because of its grandness and lavish décor. Shining from miles away, this boat-like structure is made up of three towers. These are joined at the top – 57th floor, where travellers can see an infinity pool, club, bar and restaurant. On the other hand, the ground floor is connected with the metro system. As per reports, this property having a value of around $8 billion is the most expensive in the region.
The Gardens by Bay in east of Marina Bay Sands can also be explored by nature lovers. Along with tropical forest and other attractive plants, supertrees add stars to the beauty of this place. These trees reach up to 16 storeys, acting as chimneys and looking like a vertical garden.
This museum is also the work of Moshe Safdie and depicts the same grandness as the hotel. This building in the shape of a blossoming lotus looks stunning from the outside, and from the inside, it is even more lavish. There are 21 gallery spaces, which are used to organise popular exhibitions. These exhibitions are often based on interesting themes like photography, antiques, paintings and modern art. Art lovers are suggested to explore this place with Singapore holiday packages.
It is the perfect example of what science and technology can do when combined together. Designed by Singaporean and Australian architects, this bridge leads to the ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It was opened back in 2010 for public, and it is said that the altering coloured lighting of this structure represents the DNA double helix.
These three highly-advanced architectural wonders are among must-see attractions included in Singapore packages.
An amazing place to visit, with Singapore packages, is Marina Bay Sands. It is a skyscraper, considered the most expensive building in the world. Situated in the southern corner of the mega-city, this breathtaking example of architecture has been constructed on a piece of land, covering about 15.5 hectares in area. It is in fact, three separate buildings, joined by a long, rectangular deck, acting as its roof. The idea was inspired from a house of cards and to some people, the complex looks to be shaped like the letter M. Inside this 8 billion-Dollar complex are hotels, restaurants, casinos, museums, shops, theatres and an open terrace. Six celebrity chefs were finalized by the tourism council to set up restaurants inside this magnificent site. Its design was approved by government of Singapore after analyzing its tourist appeal and architectural concept. Originally planned to be opened at once, it finally commenced operations in four phases due to escalating costs and financial crises.
Since its opening, the entire place has become a raging tourist attraction owing to its unique design and its multi-purpose aspects. Each of the three buildings is about 200 metres high and has 55 floors. Its biggest attraction is Skypark, located on the roof, connecting the three towers. Many restaurants, gardens and an observation deck, on top of a gigantic cantilever are located on it. A 150-metre long vanishing pool captures the attention of all who visit this integrated resort. Among the dining options here is the restaurant by one of the celebrity chefs, a nightclub and an executive lounge. Its 5-storey convention centre, housing around 12250 rooms and halls, occupies a total area of 120000 square metres. It can be used for meetings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions, and its in-house ballroom can accommodate about 11000 humans at once.
Near this site is the 15000-square metre casino with 600 tables, 1500 slot machines, two noodle bars and a Chinese eatery. Its in-house shopping mall spans almost 800000 square metres, and has shops and stores of most regional and international brands. Some of the brands available here are Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Armani, making it a fashion and clothing hotspot. A water canal, inspired by The Venetian mall in Las Vegas, runs through the shopping area. A small bridge is built across it and people can also take a tour through it on a boat. Also here are two well-known nightclubs, the Avalon and Pangaea and a 600-square metre indoor skating rink, made of artificial ice.
The Sands and Grand theatres host international celebrities and plays, including Broadway classics like My Fair Lady, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Wicked and Starlight Express. Wonder Full, a 13-minute light, sound and water show is performed in the Event Plaza. Various permanent and temporary exhibitions are held inside the ArtScience Museum that is shaped like a lotus. People, coming here as part of their international holiday packages, can also consider seeing the ArtPath, which features 11 installations by five famous artists. The resort is just 4 minutes away from the Marina Bay station of the Mass Rapid Transit and 10 minutes away from the Promenade station. Water taxis can also be availed from many seaside points around Singapore to reach here.
IF it were not for Seetoh, you would not know which hawker food can be got where in Singapore. Yes, he has been the brain behind the famous hawker food guide of Singapore- The Makansutra guide. Such has been the popularity of this guide that people would flock to all those stalls which are listed in that guide. And, if you are a hawker, you must be really good at providing completely hygienic and tasty food to the people if you want to be included in this list of hawkers.
2. Jack Sim
Founder of the ‘World Toilet Orgnization’, Jack Sim is one person who is credited with the spread of hygiene among the people. His noble mission is to enable people to better health with proper sanitation measures and personal and community hygiene. His work has earned him fame across the globe. His work has not only remained in Singapore but has also been done in Europe, America and countries like India, Cambodia and South Africa. He is also the founder of World Toilet College and Restrooom association of Singapore.
3. Brian Richmond
His voice has been making waves across Singapore since 1971. You got it right. His voice has been familiar to some 3-4 generations of Singaporeans now. And, he is not retired yet. Airwaves still have his voice at Gold 90.5FM. He is also known to be a promoter of talented people and has helped many scale new heights in the field of music composition.
4. Cheong Koon Hean
She is the person credited with urban facelift of Singapore. Former CEO of Urban Development Authority, Cheong is credited with transforming the Marina Bay into an ultra-luxurious living destination. She is also famous for her Leisure Plan which envisages developing leisure-related infrastructure wherever it can be developed across the urban landscape of Singapore.
(If you can suggest some other people who have helped in transformation of Singapore, please do share their details with us. We would be enlarging this list based on your suggestions)
Singapore is a city-state situated to the south of Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Its name comes from the Sanskrit language and translates to the lion city. The earliest settlement here, dating to 2nd century AD, was known as Temasek. In the 11th century, Rajendra – a Chola emperor from India – invaded this little island. The 19th century was an era of fierce competition between different colonial powers. Whoever had control over the Indo-China trade would control South Asia. Singapore was an important point through where the trade route passed. The British, in 1819, constructed a base and port to expand their influence in the region and led to the foundation of the modern city. In present times, it is a concrete jungle as magnificent as any. Soaring skyscrapers, housing apartments and multinational office headquarters dominate the cityscape. Many sites and buildings are architecturally unique and involve innovative and ingenious designs and concepts. Tourists during their Singapore holidays visit places like Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios theme park, Buddhist temples and other attractions in the city.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a unique park, situated near the sea. It occupies an area of 1010000 sq. metres and consists of three gardens: Central, East and South. The Central park has a length of around 3 km that can be utilised for walks. Its Eastern section is across the Marina Bay, comprising spacious lawns, palm trees and flowers. It gives panoramic views of the skyline of downtown Singapore. The Bay South garden is the biggest of the three and is where most of the popular attractions of the park are located. A huge nursery called Flower Dome houses plants from all parts of the world in a Mediterranean climate, which is artificially created. Located right next to the Flower Dome is the Cloud Forest, which as the name suggests, is covered in mist. Inside it is a huge mountain, covered with lush plants and trees. Gushing down its slopes is a waterfall, whose water is absorbed by the vegetation. Visitors can reach the hilltop via an elevator.
The Supertree Grove is perhaps the most mind-boggling feature of the site. A total of 12 tree-like buildings, 25-50 metres high, dominate the park. Exotic ferns, vines and bushes are planted along their length. They also contain photovoltaic cells, which convert solar energy into electricity, which is later used for many functions and events organised there. A 22-metre high path, connecting the two highest trees, gives people a chance to view the entire area. The Heritage section is a museum, which educates tourists about different ethnic groups of the region and their contributions to the city. History and culture of the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Colonial people can be learned here. World of Plants is everything that people need to know about different flora species. Various phenomenons like pollination and adaptation to difficult climate can be seen here. Visitors can also learn to identify various trees and see animals like orangutans and pelicans.
For children, there is the Far East Organisation garden, which has a tree-house along with water pools and tunnels. Desert environment has been created in the Sun Pavilion, allowing plants to survive here. Besides these things, the destination is dotted with restaurants serving food from various regions of the world. It can easily be reached by using local buses and the efficient mass rapid transit system.
A holiday for some means an escape from the usual lifestyle, whereas for others it is just a way of indulging in limitless fun. When it comes to both endless entertainment and complete rejuvenation of the mind, no destination fulfils the criteria better than a beach. Globetrotters are always in search of exotic coastal regions with azure waters and sprawling stretches of shining sands. Even I am fascinated by the stunning landscapes of beaches and always prefer them above mountains and other places of tourist interests.
The best thing I like about sea shores is that you can indulge in a plethora of enthralling activities of your choice at these places. Whether you play a game of beach volleyball with your buddies or take a romantic walk on the shore with your loved one, every single thing gives a memory to cherish. As I have always been into adventure and water sports, there is a soft spot for sea side locations in my heart. Things get even better when you carry a camera and get a chance to capture the mesmerising vistas during different hours of the day.
Singapore – the scenic island country in the southeast of Asia – is an ultimate beach destination for those, who wish to explore something new in terms of holiday spots. Although the archipelago is not immensely famous for its shorelines, it still manages to offer a unique experience to travellers. Bounded by waters of the Singapore Strait and the Straits of Johor, this place has quite a few beautiful natural and man-made waterfronts, which succeed in impressing tourists from the world over. I have extensively travelled the country and can easily name some of the best seafronts one must visit while being here:
Beach on East Coast Park
Lying on the south-eastern coast of the country, the East Coast Park earns fame for its multitude of entertainment options. I was fascinated to see the beautiful man-made wonder along the bounds of the park that has been protected by constructing breakwaters. The mesmerising coastline of this park spreads up to 15 km and is dotted with trails of coconut palms, which sway with the touch of the gentle breeze of the sea. Whether you are an avid adventure enthusiast or a food connoisseur, it promises to keep you enthralled and engaged with its plethora of options. The popularity of this park can be understood by the fact that it is frequented by almost seven million travellers on an annual basis.
Beach on Sembawang Park
Situated ashore the Johor Straits in the north of Singapore, Sembawang Park is a peaceful place to be. The park is named after an endemic tree species and is almost secluded in comparison to other crowded places of the region. What stands as the highlight of this sea-facing park is its beach, which is amongst the few natural waterfronts that have survived amidst the rapid commercialisation in Singapore. I was happy to see the natural coconut plantations on this sandy shore that show how it has managed to stay away from the extensive land reclamation and urbanisation. Historic structures like Sembawang Jetty, Seletar Pier, Boat Slipway and Beaulieu House lend an old-world charm to this place.
Beach on West Coast Park
Themed as Play Centre in the West, the West Coast Park is another beach attraction in the island nation. Similar to its counterparts, this park has been built on a piece of reclaimed land and is located opposite the West Coast Highway. The beach of this beautiful park is more of a breakwater and offers views of neighbouring islands and industrial ports. What I loved the most of all about this park is its Adventure Play Area, which is for people of all ages and is bifurcated into different zones. Not only this, but the park features barbecue pits, camping spaces, sand play zones and event venues, which altogether ensure a wonderful time for visitors. Tourists can also enjoy fishing in the crystal clear waters that bound this western beach of Singapore.
Beach on Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park is one of the few places in Singapore, which showcase a perfect amalgam of nature and man-made efforts. The name of this park literally means beach bolt-rope, which is suggestive of a narrow coastline. Having a sprawling mangrove forest within its geographical bounds, the park serves as home to several bird species. I spent a good amount of time birdwatching and clicking pictures from the watching tower, especially built for this purpose. The park offers proper provisions for recreational activities like skating, bicycling, kayaking as well as several water sports. Food lovers can enjoy a variety of palatable delights, ranging from local seafood to international delicacies at this place.
Changi Beach Park
Counted amongst the oldest coastal parks in Singapore, Changi Beach Park is a frequented hangout spot for locals as well as tourists. This beach and park are situated at the north-eastern tip of the mainland and are historically associated with the Second World War. The sprawling shoreline at Changi is carpeted with sparkling white sand and dotted with coconut palms. Boasting an old-world charm, the seafront is a nostalgic reminder of the sixties and seventies. In present times, the park has barbecue pits, benches, shacks and playgrounds, which cater to varied demands of travellers. For the young and adventurous at heart, facilities for water sports, kayaking and bicycling are available out here.
Palawan Beach, Sentosa
While being in Sentosa – the idyllic island resort in Singapore, one place that fascinated me to the core was Palawan Beach. This man-made wonder lies in the heart of the southern coastline of the island and is considered a perfect picnic spot for families and groups. What drew my attention while being at this destination was the suspension bridge, linking it to a small islet, which is regarded as the closest point to the line of Equator in Asia. The coastline has an abundance of bars and shacks, where tourists can relish seafood, beverages and several other dietary delights. The kids club present at this location makes sure that your little ones are thoroughly engaged while you spend some romantic time together.
Siloso Beach, Sentosa
For the playful souls and fun-loving travellers, it is the perfect place to explore while being in Singapore. A part of the Sentosa Island, this seafront lies towards the west of its southern coast. This place is synonymous with beach volleyball and is frequented by sporty spirits throughout the year. Fun does not end at this sport as the there are facilities for other thrilling activities like skimboarding, kayaking, cycling and rollerblading at this place. If that does not excite you enough, then the themed bars and restaurants are sure to keep you enthralled. As the sun sets, the area gets alive with a vibrant nightlife, which managed to keep me awake throughout the night. Colourful, bustling and full of fun, Siloso is the ultimate destination for the young at heart.
Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
Amidst the three beautiful seafronts in Sentosa, Tanjong Beach is the one that has an aura of tranquility. It is shaped like the beautiful crescent moon and is lined with swaying coconut palms all over. The vast expanse of the sea looks mesmerising from this location, especially during the time of sunrise and sunset. I had a wonderful time in clicking photographs of the landscape of this scenic waterfront. As the sun sets, it looks stunning with the twinkling ship lights in the backdrop.
Situated ashore the Johor Straits, Punggol is an impressive waterfront, which is characterized by stretches of white sand and rocky formations. While the sandy portion of this shore is flocked by tourists for sunbathing and frolicking, the other part is frequented by those who love fishing. Photography lovers are sure to get delighted on visiting this place as it is famous for its beautiful vistas of sunrise and sunset.
Noordin Beach is a quiet and sandy seashore that is situated in the Pulau Ubin Island of Singapore. Covered with shining white sands and coconut palms, this seafront overlooks the vast expanse of the Johor Straits. One thing that attracts tourists towards this place is the excellent camping facility present here, which enables them to stay overnight and experience its glory after the sunset.
Travelers coming on Singapore holidays are sure to have memorable moments at its beaches. While adventure seekers can indulge in thrilling water sports, food lovers can taste a variety of authentic dishes on the seaside shacks. When I went to Singapore, the experience of visiting these beaches was simply marvellous. The nightlife at these sea side destinations was fascinating and kept me awake till dawn. Equally amazing were the scenic vistas, which were worth capturing in the camera. To be true, the archipelago nation of Singapore is a delight for all those who are in search of some new waterfronts to explore.
Singapore is a majestic land, whose has made a prominent place on the world map. This ever-enchanting country is bestowed with many splendid sights that are sure to leave visitors completely awe-struck. It has a charisma that lingers in the mind of holidaymakers for long and tempts them to visit this place again. From the magnificent theme parks to delightful river safaris, visitors completely get dissolved into the euphoric environment of the country. Singapore tours assist travelers to explore this region, which provides infinite adventure and mind-boggling experience.
Get Fascinated by High-Octane Rides
Universal Studios in the country are famous worldwide for their adrenaline-pumping rides that leave tourists completely astounded. This amusement park offers a variety of joyrides, which are based on blockbuster Hollywood films ranging from Transformers, Madagascar to Jurassic Park.
The roller-coaster are highly entertaining and appreciated by frequent travellers. Similar experiences can be enjoyed at Wave House Sentosa, which offers the activity of surfing over 10 ft of waves. It provides an authentic beachfront atmosphere, where the boisterous crowd can just simply lose themselves in the lively and groovy environment.
Admire the Picturesque Scenery
Singapore is suffused with vistas, which are renowned for preserving flora and fauna in the natural environment. Marine Life Park is among the largest oceanarium in the world, housing innumerable species of water mammals on display. The country also boasts of a river-themed park, which is one of a kind in entire Asia. Visitors can explore eight separate habitats of fresh-water mammals that comprise almost 5,000 species of aquatic animals.
While strolling through large stream of water, they can witness giant river otter, endangered Mekong catfish and giant salamander. Another striking attraction of the region is Songs of the Sea, a multimedia show, set in Sentosa Island. This captivating program renders scintillating waterworks, which are combined with musical shows, pyrotechnics, thrilling fames and computer effects.
Enjoy the Sumptuous Cuisine
Ethnic diversity of Singapore has largely influenced its culinary, which offer a combination of Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Thai and Western food items. Freshwater mammals are a speciality of the region, comprising many species of fish, shrimp and lobsters. Rice is the staple food, which is served with spicy curries and hearty salad. Locals food is also appreciated by visitors from around the world that mainly comprise Bak Kut Teh, Wanton Mee, Fried Carrot Cake, Dimsums and Laksa. The country has inherited savoury spices and condiments due to large influences from different cultures that exist in the region.
Singapore completely serves as a paradisal land, where everything is present in a perfect form. Travelers can plan their sojourn and select international tours for this destination. These packages are available travel portals and availing them is beneficial for globetrotter as they offer an itinerary that covers major highlights of the region. This country can be reached by either waterway or airways, whose fares are inclusive in most of these travel deals. Plan the upcoming holiday to discover the enigma of this place and take back home a bundle of memories.
Singapore, located towards the southern tip of the peninsula of Malay, is a city-state, which has gained prominence as a tourist destination in the last couple of decades. It is one of leading financial centres in the world, besides being among the top global port cities. This city was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 to serve as a trading area for the erstwhile East India Company. Today, this region ranks among the top in the world, in terms of government transparency, education, infrastructure and healthcare. In terms of tourism, it has taken long strides in the recent past earning itself a place in the global tourism map. Every year, millions of tourists surge to this region to witness its prominent natural and man-made attractions, such as Jurong Bird Park, Science Centre, Universal Studios, Sentosa and Peranakan Museum. Travelers interested in visiting such exciting attractions can opt for Singapore holiday tour packages, which can be availed from leading travel portals.
A first of its kind in the world, Peranakan Museum is a sister concern of the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) that specialises in the culture of the Peranakans communities of the Asia. Established in the year 2008, this place is housed on the Armenian Street in the Old Tao Nan School that once served as a wing of the ACM. In 2006, owing to revamp of ACM, this wing was closed and it was then, when the management thought of displaying items related to the their culture. Though, there were talks of creating a Chinese ceramic or a children museum, the management decided otherwise. Today, this building has a collection of artefacts that are unique and distinct, attracting an estimated 112000 people annually. This building also houses displays on Peranakan lifestyle and homes, including theme-based eateries and shops. There are about 10 galleries in the complex, with one of the highlight being the Wedding Bed.
In Origins, which is Gallery 1 in the complex, offers an introduction about the culture of the Peranakans and their communities in Penang, Singapore, Malacca and Southeast Asia. In the following rooms, visitors learn about a typical wedding of their community, which goes for about 12 days and includes ceremonies, such as coming of age and exchange of gifts. There lies a chamber in the premises, where people can witness a wedding chamber. In Nonya, which is Gallery 6, there lies a collection of Nonya beadwork, along with a display of their culture and traditions. While in 7th and 8th galleries, visitors can learn about their religion as well as social affairs, commerce and politics. The hall 9th and 10th offer information on their food habits and what they feel about their culture and heritage.
Tourists on Singapore holidays can come and visit this splendid building to have a wonderful time exploring one of the cultures of Southeast Asia.
A trip to Singapore has emerged as a favorite among vacationers opting for world tour packages. This island country is located beyond the southern tip of Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With diverse cultures, myriad natural attractions, appealing shopping destinations, relaxing beaches and electrifying nightlife, Singapore is just the perfect place for fulfilling vacation. According to independent surveys, the year 2011 witnessed a tourist influx of more than 13 million in Singapore that is almost twice the current population of the nation. The nation’s government has undertaken several steps to promote tourism as it is a major contributor to the economy of the country.
The nerve centre of shopping in Singapore is the Orchard Road, which boasts of a high density of popular retail stores and fashion brands. Sometimes referred to as the Orchard, this place is essentially a long boulevard that has emerged as a major shopping destination in this country. Besides shopping centres, this stretch is dotted with a plethora of hotels that ensure a fulfilling stay for guests of the nation. For conveyance of travellers, proper transport facilities including Mass Rapid Transit are available from this part of the nation to other important points across the area.
Pristine Man-Made Beaches
No matter how much rapid urbanisation have affected the charm and beauty of the beaches of Singapore, they remain to be a major draw among tourists who opt for Singapore tours. The natural coastline has reduced over the years and has been replaced by the much more prominent man-made shores.
These are generally formed at the edges of reclaimed lands. The most popular among these man-made beaches are the ones along the East Coast Park, Sembawang Park and West Coast Park. Besides swaying palm trees that adorn the coastline, these shores are dotted with resorts and hotels.
Offering accommodation for people coming to these exotic locations, these properties are a perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend.
Apart from scenic attractions of Singapore, another aspect that has contributed to its tourism is the cosmopolitan nature of this region. Due to its geographical location and commercial prospects, this place has been visited by people from various cultural backgrounds. Over the years, the country has drawn migrants from different parts of the world, including the Indian Subcontinent, China and Middle East. As a result of migration, intermarriages and intermixing of foreign people with locals, the place portrays homogeneous amalgamation of cultures. Owing to the communal harmony that exists in Singapore, all major festivals of the various inhabitants are celebrated here with pomp.
Altogether, this nation has become the next happening place, which is evident from the fact that people from far and wide come here to spend their holidays. Holidaymakers may consult popular travel portals to plan their vacation – from ticket booking to lodging and food to sightseeing. With such arrangements by efficient planners, spend a memorable trip at Singapore with family and friends on the next vacation.
Situated in south-east Asia, this nation is among the smallest countries in the world in terms of area. Despite its small size, there are many places to see and many things to do in this multicultural nation. Its historical monuments and cultural artefacts make it an important tourist destination for tourists from around the globe. During Singapore holidays, vacationers can visit attractions like Marine Life Park, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Peranakan Museum, Malay Heritage Centre and Armenian Church.
Activities on Offer
This region has a rich heritage that is reflected in its religious places, architecture and vibrant festivals. Travellers who opt for holiday packages international to this destination can pursue various sports activities like skateboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, sailing and water skiing along with sightseeing in the region. For art lovers, this country has several museums, galleries and art spaces to keep them occupied for days. In addition, they can enjoy films, dance, drama and performing arts out here that have been derived from different cultures.
Besides, gathering information about art forms derived from various races, holidaymakers can also taste a wide variety of Indian, Chinese, Malay and Peranakan Cuisine. Travellers can find numerous eateries throughout the country that serve a selection of dishes from halal Malay preparations to Cantonese dim sum to South Indian vegetarian thali to Peking duck to Hainanese chicken rice. They can sample delicacies, such as dim sum, double-boiled soups, roasted meats, spicy Szechuan meals, Hokkien and Teochew dishes that are found in various parts of China. The Indian gastronomical delights available in the country comprise vegetable thosai, curries and tandoori offerings. All Indian preparations include a flavour of spices like coriander, cloves, cardamom, cumin and chillies. On the other hand, the Malay cuisine has herbs and spices, such as lemon grass, galangal, pungent belachan and turmeric. The Nonya or Peranakan food is unique as it is a blend of Malay, Indonesian and Chinese flavours.
Tourists can taste a variety of meals whether they visit a hawker centre, fine dining restaurants or cafes. To satisfy their taste buds, the region offers a selection of delicacies from international to local favourites. Some of the famous local dishes are chilli crab, char kway teow, satay, laksa and carrot cake. The famous dining spots of this place include Boat Quay, Newton Food Centre, Clark Kway, Chijmes and Robertson Kway. Holidaymakers can also take up food trails in the region for a unique dining experience. Whether joining the Makansutra Food Safari Tour and Singapore Food Trail or visiting Makansutra Gluttons Bay and Rasapura Masters, each and every trail is equally exciting.
Another important forest reserve in this destination that has been carefully maintained and nurtured is the Periyar Tiger Reserve. However, the mighty beast is not easily seen among the dense woods in this region. If visitors are lucky enough, they might come across one idling tiger amidst the greenery. Apart from being the oldest reserve in Kerala, it is also one of the biggest areas, which houses a variety of vegetation as well as wildlife. Birdwatchers can have a delightful time in the reserve watching several avian species, which generally comprise natives as well as migratory birds. This forest reserve is situated about 100 km away from the hill station of Munnar and is frequently visited by tourists coming to this part of the world.