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Top 5 things to do when you are at Alexandra Singapore - A recipe for an exciting vacation experience!

Alexandra is a suburb which is located in the town of Bukit Merah, Singapore. The region and its surrounding are home to numerous attractions and here are 5 exciting things you could do during your stay at Alexandra.

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Walk along the Southern Ridges Park

Located just a stroll away from Alexandra road and a number of 4 star hotels in Singapore the likes of Park Hotel Alexandra, Southern ridges is a must visit-place during your stay at Alexandra. Southern Ridges is a park that is composed of a 10-kilometre long trail is which features stunning sceneries throughout its rainforested landscapes. It is also home to a unique and diverse range of flora and fauna that includes exotic birds and alluring tropical plants. The park is ideal for nature lovers and travellers who seek for a tranquil retreat from the hustles and bustles of the city life. There are several viewpoints across the park where you can witness the beauty of the Singapore skyline from a distance. The park consists of a number of bridges including the country's highest pedestrian bridge; the Henderson waves bridge.

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Visit a war museum - The Reflections at Bukit Chandu

The Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a war museum Located in the Alexandra region that showcases the remnants of the World War 2. Being housed in a restored colonial building, the museum is managed by the National Archives of Singapore. The museum was opened on 15 February 2002 by the Singapore's deputy prime minister Tony Tan to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the fall of Singapore. The museum showcases artefacts, photographs maps and other objects that were recovered from the war sites. Admission to the museum is completely free for everyone regardless of their nationality and this is certainly a place worth a visit.

3

Take part in an exciting theme park experience - Universal studios

The island of Sentosa being located very close to Alexandra is home to a number of entertainment hotspots and the Universal Studios Singapore is the star of all attractions in the island. The one of a kind theme park is home to some of the world's most loved thrill rides and attractions that are themed after famous movies like the transformers, Jurassic Park, Madagascar and more. Visiting the Universal Studios Singapore is probably one of the best things you can do during your stay at Alexandra.

4

Taste the local food

The Alexandra region is full of restaurants and stalls that serve delicious food. Singapore is a country which is home to people who belong to different ethnic backgrounds because of this country's cuisine features a wide range of food items that have originated from different cultures. Here at Alexandra, you get to eat food items that are from almost all parts of southern and western Asia. Some of the famous restaurants in this region that serve delicious food are namely, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Saravanaa Bhavan Restaurant, Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant, Brickworks Tacos, Keng Eng Kee Seafood Restaurant, The Carvery and Umisushi.

5

Visit the Singapore botanic gardens

The Singapore botanic garden is a 158-year-old tropical oasis which is located near the Alexandra region. it is also one of the few gardens in the world that is honoured as a UNESCO world heritage site. The garden was founded by an agri-horticultural society in 1859 and in the early days it was used to test and study native and foreign plant species. After the nation's independence, the garden's expertise on plant research helped to shape the island as the garden city we see today. The Garden is open from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every day of the year. The spectacle of the garden is the area dedicated to orchids which is home to over 1000 species of orchids and over 2000 hybrid varieties and visiting here will definitely be a wonderful experience.

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