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Flights from Singapore

Some might tell you that the national language of Singapore is Singlish, which is a half-truth. Officially, there’s no such language but most Singaporeans do have a unique, somewhat funny way of speaking English.

Singapore’s land area is extremely small, but what was once a tiny fishing village has now burgeoned into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with much to showcase in the areas of culture, entertainment, and food. Before you leave the Garden City of Singapore, make sure you’ve been to these attractions:

Orchard Road

Orchard Road is Singapore’s most well-known shopping street, comprising a series of well-furnished malls located side by side. The malls in the area sell a wide variety of products and have distinct architecture that make each of them easily recognisable. Along the pavement of Orchard Roard, you will also see various buskers, arts performances and ice-cream stalls. During festive seasons such as Christmas, Orchard Road is also one of the most decorated places in the country, dazzling you with colours and lights. 

City Hall

The central portion of the island is commonly identified as the city by locals, and that is where you will find some of the country’s most iconic features. You can spot Singapore’s symbolic Merlion shooting water at full blast in front of the Fullerton Hotel and along the Singapore River. In the vicinity, you’ll also notice a massive durian-like structure, which is Singapore’s Theatres by the Bay, the Esplanade. Finally, there is the ArtsScience Museum, which looks like a lotus in bloom and displays fascinating technological and artistic creations. 

Sentosa

Sentosa is an island south of Singapore and you can get there by train, bus, cable car and even on foot. It is the playground of the country where you can engage in many activities, such as speeding down the tracks on the Skyline Luge, playing a game of volleyball on the Siloso Beach and tackling the waves at Wave House Sentosa.

If you’re done having a good time in Singapore, consider prolonging the fun at these destinations:

Malaysia

To the immediate north of Singapore is Malaysia. In its capital Kuala Lumpur, you can see some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Then in Penang, you get to try some of the best hawker food in the region such as Mee Goreng (fried noodles) Popiah (Chinese spring roll) and Char Kway Teow (dark sauce noodles). Finally, Cameron Highlands is the country’s biggest tea yielding area, where you can see the lavish green tea fields and purchase some great tasting tea.

Indonesia

Towards the south is Indonesia, another of Singapore’s close neighbours. Indonesia’s Bali is highly visited, thanks to its fine beaches and relaxing resorts. Then, to see nature on a grander scale, visit North Sumatra to marvel at the brilliant volcanic lake that is Lake Toba.

Philippines

If you head northeast on a three to four hour flight, you’ll arrive in the Philippines, a country of many splendid volcanoes, such as Mount Pinatubo, Mount Bulusan and the Mayon Volcano. Also, learn about the country’s history with the Spaniards through the architecture in Vigan and the museums in Iloilo City.

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