Singapore, is an island country located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is one of four remaining true city-states in the world. Singapore is a popular travel destination, making tourism one of its largest industries. The Orchard Road shopping district is one of Singapore's most well-known and popular tourist draws. To attract more tourists, the government decided to legalise gambling and to allow two casino resorts (euphemistically called Integrated Resorts) to be developed at Marina South and Sentosa in 2005. To compete with regional rivals like Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai, the government has announced that the city area would be transformed into a more exciting place by lighting up the civic and commercial buildings. Cuisine has also been heavily promoted as an attraction for tourists, with the Singapore Food Festival in July organized annually to celebrate Singapore's cuisine.
See & Do
If you're only going to be in Singapore for a few days, you might want to extend your trip. There’s just so much to see and do. For art aficionados, there are museums and galleries to visit, while history buffs can explore history museums and heritage centres. Party animals can revel in a colourful nightlife scene, nature lovers can immerse in the many rainforests and gardens available, and sports enthusiasts can look forward to sporting action. And the whole family can spend time together at theme parks.
With its rich multicultural heritage, the city serves up a true melting pot of flavours and foods. You can see a reflection of Singapore’s cultural diversity in the array of local cuisines on the menu – Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan among others.
There’s practically a shopping sale of sorts all year round in Singapore, with the most notable one being the Great Singapore Sale. In addition to that, there are stretches of world-class shopping malls that offer you a wide array of shopping choices. You only need to take a walk down Singapore’s iconic shopping districts to find out what’s in store for you. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be leaving empty-handed, but with bag loads of great bargains and gifts. Get ready to shop till you drop!
(Original information sourced from Singapore Tourism Board)