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Top 10 things to do and see in the City Centre, Singapore – An attempt to entice you into visiting the City Centre

Singapore – the island state is laden with attractions that will make you want to visit more than once. However, it would be fair to say, the beauty of the country lies within the city centre.

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1. Marina Bay

– A whopping $5.5 billion has been spent on the construction of the Marina Bay Sands – which is evident from the luxurious setting of the place. Marina Bay is one good example of how the country has transformed itself into a major tourist destination. Attractions at the bay include skyscrapers, bars, hotels, restaurants and resorts. Also, as the place is a popular tourist attraction – it’s flanked with various hotels in Singapore City Centre – especially the ones that can be likened to Dorsett Singapore.

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2. The Mint Museum of Toys

If you think kids are the only ones who go whoa at the sight of toys, wait till you get there. There are all sorts of toys – 3,000 in number – from all around the world that will make you go crazy. There are vintage toys, collectable items – possibly the ones that you’ve dreamt of when you were a kid- and your favourite comic characters that would fill you with nostalgia.

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3. Artscience Museum

Built in the shape of a lotus – a welcoming semblance to its visitors – Artscience Museum is located in the midst of grandeur of the Marina Bay. The museum is a popular venue for international touring exhibitions. Also, there are free programmes and promotions for kids, schools and families.

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4. Asian Civilizations Museum

If you want to make a study of the civilisation of the country and the best part of Asia, visit Asian Civilization Museum. There are artefacts belonging to India, Japan and China – especially depicting the history and archaeology of those countries.

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5. Esplanade at Marina Bay

This is one other grandiose addition to the swankish Marina Bay. The striking feature of the place is that it bears resemblance to a jackfruit (a fruit found mainly in Asia). There’s a theatre that can house 2,000 people at any given point and a concert hall with seating space for 1,600.

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6. Garden’s by the Bay

The most captivating aspect of the Marina Bay and a must see. Even if you don’t have time for anything else – make time for this one as it is such an enchanting spectacle. With two giant greenhouses – encompassed inside them are some amazing plants (even if you think flowers and plants aren’t all that exciting, you will, once you see these), waterfalls and thousands of shimmering lights. The best time to visit is during the night time when all the giant trees are lit up.

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7. Eat cheap street food at Hawker Centre

This is the cleanest street food place you can find in Singapore and food is pretty good. All the locals and foreigners flock together at the centre usually after work in the evening for a drink or so. You should do as well.

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8. The Merlion, Singapore

To be honest, it’s not really much – it’s only the lion figurine. But it is a symbolic icon in Singapore in terms of the origins of the country. Most people drop by to take pictures with their friends and family to add to their collection of memorabilia.

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9. Singapore Flyer

This is virtually the London Eye – it resembles precisely that with a height of 30 meters and a width of 150 meters – also, it is the world’s largest observation wheel. You can go for around – which takes about forty-five minutes in theory. Night time is the best time to visit when the buildings around you are lit with colourful lights.

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10. Clarke Quay

Want a taste of partying in Singapore? Want to see what it’s like in the City Centre come nightfall? Head down to Clarke Quay. This is where you’ll find the best of best. There are nightclubs and bars full to bursting and the boutique shops full of people – all of which are lined alongside the waterfront which makes it all the more interesting.

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