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Things to keep in mind when visiting Singapore - Irresistible Lures

Singapore is one of Asia's most irresistible cities. Plan ahead and ensure you savour every attraction this vibrant destination has to offer. Listed below are just a few of the enticing allures.


The Events Calendar is Always Full

Singapore is a city that thrives on entertainment; you will notice the events calendars are always full of concerts, shows and other forms of classy entertainment. There is always something to do in Singapore with the likes of multicultural dance shows, visually attractive parades, music festivals such as the indie-music fare at Laneways Festival 2016 and not forgetting, the amazing 31st-night fireworks display at Marina Bay. Entertainment extends to the sporting arena as well with the country playing host to gala events such as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, and WTA Finals.


Singapore is a Hub for the Art Lover

Museum hopping takes all new heights in Singapore. The world's largest display of contemporary South East Asia art is displayed at the National Gallery Singapore while Singapore Art Gallery houses a stupendous collection of artefacts for culture buffs. The Esplanade by the Bay is where you should head for a thrilling evening of quality entertainment in the form of classy theatrical performances to stunning views of the city's gorgeous riverside. You should also reserve time for gracing occasions such as the Singapore Festival of Arts and ever-popular Singapore Art Week.


Savour the Flavours of a Multi Culture Banquet

A fine amalgamation of diverse architectural styles and cuisine make the country a melting pot of wonder for the weary soul in search of cultural diversions. Walk the streets and marvel at the changing architectural stylings that reflect each ethnic regions proud heritage or immerse yourself in the pleasures of festivals celebrated by the many races that make up Singapore's population. The country as one celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year, the Hindu Deepavali Festival, Christmas in December and Hari Raya Aidilfitri to name a few. For an authentic dose of ethnic diversity on the island, you can browse Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam. There are varied temples as an ode to varied faiths in Singapore with some dating back to the 17th century.


The Vintage Architecture is Quite Marvellous

Base yourself at a hotel near MRT Singapore and enjoy a thorough exploration of Singapore's diverse architectural marvels. Right from stays such as Park Hotel Farrer Park you can set off to places like the Civic District where historic buildings line the streets. The picture-perfect vintage shop-houses of Tiong Bahru and Joo Chiat are well worth a visit while ritzy skyscrapers in the CBD offer marvellous views of the city when you decide to chill at one of the rooftop bars.


The Food is Amazing

Housing a diverse multi-cultural population the food in Singapore is undoubtedly a gastronomical journey of delight. The foodie in you will be stuck with choosing from the wide variety of food available. Chilli Crab, Kaya Toast, Nasi Biriyani, and Chicken Rice are just a few of the popular options at hawker streets and the multitude of restaurants.