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Local Attractions In Singapore

Posted: November 30, 2019
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Located at the heart of Singapore, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford are a stone’s throw from major local attractions and iconic landmarks.

CHIJMES
5-min. walk
CHIJMES (pronounced ‘chimes’) started as a convent girls’ school and orphanage in 1854 and was declared a National Heritage Site in 1983. Today, CHIJMES is popular attraction for locals and tourists that offers exciting dining, shopping, leisure and entertainment experiences. CHIJMES Hall, the restored chapel provides a spectacular backdrop for theatrical performances and photographic opportunities.

Chinatown
14-min. drive
Step into Chinatown and you will be surprised by the multicultural elements in Singapore; with the Al Abrar Mosque along Telok Ayer Street, the Jamae Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple along South Bridge Road. These religious sites lay witness to the harmonious diversity in Singapore.

Clarke Quay
12-min. drive
Lying near the mouth of the Singapore River, the site of Clarke Quay was the centre of commerce during the late 19th century. Today, Clarke Quay is a popular landmark with offices, restaurants, wine bars and entertainment spots. As the sun sets at Clarke Quay, rows of charming shop houses and pushcarts are transformed into one of Singapore’s best nightlife spot.

Gardens By The Bay
8-min. drive
Located by the Marina Bay Waterfront, Gardens by The Bay is a horticultural sanctuary for nature lovers and tourists. The vertical gardens are home to many rare vegetation and comes alive with exhilarating display of light and sound in the evening. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy different floral display at the Flower Dome.

Kampong Glam and Arab Street
7-min. drive
Arab Street is one of three major cultural enclaves in Singapore. Here at Arab Street, you will find colourful textile fabrics from all over Asia and cafes serving authentic Arab coffee. By day, the streets are lined with fabric shophouses but as the night falls, the neighbourhood will bloom into a vibrant party venue for local.

Little India
11-min. drive
Located along Serangoon Road, Little India is a popular attraction for culture lovers and tourists.  Stroll along this busy street with old-fashioned shops selling spices, sarees, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products. The  Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples built in the mid 19th century.

Merlion Park
15-min. walk
Standing at 8.6 metres tall, the Merlion –  with a lion’s head and a fish’s body, is an iconic mascot of Singapore, that spouts water daily at the waterfront Merlion Park with a breathtaking view against the scenic Marina Bay.

Raffles Hotel
1-min. walk
Established in 1887 by the Sarkies Brothers, the hotel was declared a National Monument is 1987. Today, Raffles Hotel stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore’s hospital industry and is located across the street.

Singapore Flyer
20-min. drive
The Singapore Flyer stands at a height of 165metres and is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel (outside the United States). Operating since 2008, this tourist attraction has been a popular venue for solemnisation and private sky dining among couples. The Singapore Flyer promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

Singapore River Cruise
15-min. walk
Enjoy a scenic tour down the famous Singapore River on a river cruise and discover the rich history behind each landmark along the river. Once a port for international commerce and trade activities, the Singapore River now plays an integral part to help tourists revisit the great history of Singapore.

Singapore Zoo / Night Safari
30-min. drive
The Singapore Zoo is an award-winning wildlife park with more than 1,600 animals and 170 different species. It features 11 zones, each taking you through some of the most distinctive global wildlife habitats in the world; from white tigers to grey kangaroos and komodo dragons. The Night Safari, opened in 1994, is the world’s first and only night zoo that highlights nocturnal animals in the primitive state.



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