Tour Singapore Like a Local

The Merlion fountain lit up at against the Singapore skylineThe blend of Asian and European cultures and the sum of its numerous attractions is what makes Singapore one of the most prosperous city-states in the world; it also boasts of having one the busiest ports. If you’re planning to visit the island, then expect to meet other collectors, explorers, and culture shapers in the city. Here are three interesting places you can visit in Singapore.

Bukit Timah

Bukit Timah is in the heartland of Singapore. You can find the Bukit Timah nature reserve and the Singapore Turf Club. Within the estate are extensive spots of tranquility for people who need some quiet. If you’re the laid-back type, you can head right to Riders Café at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club which overlooks the nearby stables. On the weekends, children can learn to ride ponies at selected hours.

Clarke Quay

This area is along the Singapore River. It has been extensively renovated since the 1970s, with the former warehouses now redesigned as restaurants, shops, and nightclubs. Visitors could have a quiet dinner along the river, or spend the night listening to the music of visiting or local bands.

Singapore Botanical Gardens

If you enjoy nature walks with your family, you will find Singapore Botanical Gardens suits you best. Most of the gardens here are free to enter. The only place that charges an entrance fee is the national orchid garden which contains approximately 60,000 species of plants and animals. If you enjoy nature, this will be a must-visit place.

Although this is not an exhaustive list of all the interesting places worth seeing in Singapore, there is something for everyone in this island-nation. There are enough places to see, and things to do that will make your stay fun-filled and enlightening.