Welcome to Singapore
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with a diverse blend of culture, ethnicity, arts and architecture. Located in Southeast Asia with a land area of about 710 square kilometres, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of over 5 million.
Singapore’s strategic location in the region along major shipping routes enabled her to become a central sea port with a highly developed market economy.
Singapore is well-known as a City in a Garden, with her high-rise skyscrapers and landscaped gardens. Notably, the city’s oldest garden, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, is Singapore’s first UNESCO Heritage Site, which boosts the world’s largest orchid display of over 60,000 plants and orchid plants.
Other nature attractions related to conservation in Singapore include the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Coney Island Park which is home to over 80 species of birds and the nearby Lorong Halus Wetland, a former landfill converted into a water treatment system and nature park.
There are diverse dining options in central Singapore, from local hawker fare at Newton Food Centre and Tekka Centre – both easily accessible from Marina Bay Sands – to award-winning fine dining restaurants serving Peranakan, Eurasian, East Asian and European cuisines. Satisfy your appetite for uniquely Singaporean flavours at restaurants close by – National Kitchen by Violet Oon, Quentin’s by Quentin Pereira and Relish by Willin Low. Find more ideas for dining in the city right here.
For first time visitors who are looking for new attractions, dining and shopping options, as well as how to get around the island, more information can be found on Visit Singapore.
Explore Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort and icon of Singapore’s skyline, is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, in the heart of Singapore’s business and entertainment district. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands house Asia’s largest collection of designer boutiques alongside restaurants by celebrity chefs, fine dining and casual eateries. Also within this world-class destination is the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, which will be hosting CleanEnviro Summit Singapore for its fifth consecutive edition.
Information on getting to Marina Bay Sands can be found on their website.