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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Singapore – A City-State of Diverse Attractions

There are a number of good reasons for visiting the city-state of Singapore, such as to experience different cultures, savour delicious food, enjoy shopping attractions, experience the arts scene, and so much more!


To experience the different cultures

Singapore is a nation that is made up of a number of different cultures with a multi-ethnic and harmonious society. Because of this cultural and religious diversity, it is not surprising that an array of festivals is celebrated in Singapore. Usually, the first major festival of the year is the Chinese New Year which brings a joyous atmosphere to Singapore's Chinatown. Later comes the Muslim Hari Raya Puasa at which time you will have the opportunity to savour many delicious street foods at the Ramadhan Bazaar. Not to be missed is the Hindu celebration of Deepavali at which time you can visit Little India, enjoy a delectable curry and perhaps get a henna tattoo.


To savour the local foods

Singapore is known for its distinctive and delicious cuisine. Irrespective of whether you dine at a classy restaurant or try out the offerings of street hawkers, you are likely to find delectable foods that will tantalise your taste buds. Perhaps the best known Singaporean dish would be the chilli crab which always appeals to the discerning diner. In fact, it could even be said that your trip to Singapore would be incomplete without trying out this dish. Another popular dish in Singapore is Hainanese chicken which as its name suggests, was introduced by immigrants from Hainan in China. Also, try out the Malay dish Nasi Lemak and the pork rib soup as well as the many other local favourites.


To go shopping

Avid shoppers will be in their element in Singapore as the city-state boasts a remarkable selection of shopping options. In Singapore, you will seemingly find malls at each corner. Make sure to experience the famed shopping locality of Orchard Road where you will come across a splendid collection of malls and shopping centres. Other well-known shopping areas include Bugis Street, Haji Lane and Jurong East. An accommodation choice to consider from which locales such as Orchard Road are walking distance away would be Ascott Orchard Singapore which offers centrally located serviced apartments. Singapore short term stays will also be possible here ideal for those with relatively limited time to spend on a shopping holiday.


To experience the arts scene

You will find that Singapore boasts an engrossing and varied arts scene that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of the arts and culture lover. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the local creative and artistic talents at festivals such as the Singapore Writers Festival and Art Week. On the other hand, if you are more inclined towards musical extravaganzas you will not be disappointed as you will be able to enjoy events such as Neon Lights, the Ultra Music Festival and the Laneway Festival. With so much to experience, enthusiasts of the arts will find much to attract their interest in Singapore.


To view the charming neighbourhoods

If you have an interest in noteworthy buildings and neighbourhoods, you will find a number of charming localities in Singapore that will draw your attention. Many of these fascinating neighbourhoods feature an intriguing combination of traditional elements with modernity. Take the opportunity to experience Tiong Bahru which is an old housing development. Here you will be able to visit the appealing pubs and cafes whilst admiring the various features of interest. Another fascinating neighbourhood would be Chinatown where you will encounter features like shophouses and other elements that are representative of Chinese culture.