5 Apri 2016
How are you? I am delighted to know that you and your parents are interested in visiting Singapore. I haven't seen you in ages, and we could finally meet up and spend some time together. Uncle and Aunt are always much fun to be with!
I know you are interested to learn about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore. Hence, I think Chinatown will be an interesting place for you to visit. This place is nicely spruced up with beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings, and modern buildings. It also houses various religion landmarks of different faiths. While you are there, you would also pop into one of the traditional medicine halls, teahouses, and quirky cafes to have a break. If you find yourself tired, you can try to book a trishaw ride to tour around the vicinity, in convoy with bike bells ringing and honking through the stalls area. AT night, the place is turned into a lively street market
where you can have a fun experience bargaining with the stallholders selling souvenirs, fashion apparel, and leather goods.
After visiting Chinatown, you could head down to the Singapore Flyer by taking the MRT. The Singapore Flyer is another place of interest to offer a breathtaking view of Singapore but offers no cultural take-away. Did you know that the Singapore Flyer is the World's largest observation wheel? Over there, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Merlion Park and Empress Place from 165 meters above the ground. The tour site also provides a unique dining experience as you can dine in style with your loved ones while taking in a spectacular view of the Singapore city.
If you are in for a change of the unusual tourist attractions, I would also recommend a visit to the Flight Experience Flight Simulator, situated right next to the Singapore Flyer Wheel. Be captured with a very realistic experience as it allows you to take on the role of a pilot using the Real Flight Simulator onboard a Boeing 737 Simulator with full controls and visuals.
One more destination not to be missed is the Little India- one of the most colourful districts in Singapore. Over there, take a walk into the gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel, gold bangles, spices and other wares. Should you need to pick up last minute souvenirs, you can head to the Mustafa Shopping Centre as it is opened for 24 hours a day and don't miss one of Little India's specialities- fish head curry, a uniquely Singaporean dish!
As you know, Singapore is a commonly known as "Food Paradise" with its multiracial society with people from different cultures living together in harmony. It is hard to pass by our local fare like laksa, mee siam, rojak, Hainese chicken rice, chilli crab, oyster omelette, satay, nasi lemak and so much more! You don't know what you are missing out if you have not tried them while you are here.
Well, I hope that you find my recommendation useful. I look forward to playing host to you and your family when you arrive!