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Saturday, 14 April 2012

My Trip to Singapore

My 12 days gap in blog writing was because I was travelling last two weeks and could not find a moment to post something new but I took many pictures and acquired a lot of information to share with you in my new blog entry. As You have already noticed from the name of the post first destionation was Singapore. It took me 15 hours of flight overall but it was definitely worth each minute.

Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres north of the equator. Some 5 million people live in Singapore, of whom 1 million are foreigners. There are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City

 Buddhism is the most widely practised religion in Singapore, with 33% of the resident population. The next largest religious demographics, in order of size, are Christianity, non-religious, Islam, Taoism and Hinduism.  The diversity of food is touted as a reason to visit the country, and the variety of food representing different ethnicities is seen by the government as a symbol of its multiculturalism (Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisine). 

Weather in Singapore was a bit hard for me to get used to. Because of a location close to equator it was hot and humid. Difficult to breath. 

As I was in Singapore only for two days I tried to visit many places and fully understand their culture. Well, first I must say that Singapore really impressed me. City is very developed, clean and has many places to visit. First day I took a city tour which I believe is the best thing to do if you have never been to that city before. 

My first stop was the main street in Singapore-Orchard Road. This road is a 2.2 kilometre-long street that is the retail and entertainment centre of Singapore. It is a major tourist attraction, in addition to being the most popular shopping enclave in the city-state. Often, the surrounding area is known simply as Orchard, and most of the hotels such as Hilton, Marriott, Orchard, Hyatt and others are located there.

Hotel's Lobby

One of Shopping Centres on Orchard Road

Marriott on Orchard Road
Orchard Road at Night
Hermes versus Zara :)
Rainy Orchard Road
Second stop was Little India Town in Singapore. Little India is, as the name promises, the center for the large Indian community in Singapore.

Third stop was city's business centre centre where all offices are located. 

Court of Singapore


Me and famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel

 Third stop was Chinatown. Singapore's Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. Chinatown is located within the larger district of Outram. This Chinatown was the same as the ones you may find in London, Kuala Lumpur or anywhere else. It is an interesting fact that Chinese and Indians do not integrate easily and remain characteristics of their culture for centuries.

I also loved one cafe called Antoinnette very close to Chinatown so I  decided to share it with you too.  They had very tasty macaroons and chocolate cakes with strawberry. Warning! Look away if you are dieting.

For those who have not been in Singapore I recommend it as one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited!

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