Why visit Singapore? Singapore is often associated with terms such as “financial hub”, “gateway to Asia”, and “garden city”. Besides its strategic location, excellent infrastructure and multiracial culture also contribute to the appeal of Singapore as a tourism destination.
Have you tried the famous food in Singapore such as Chicken Rice and Chilli Crab? Or the best buffet restaurant in Singapore such as Carousel? How about sweet homemade concoctions, accompanied by flavourful, Asian influenced tapas at A.T.O.S Asian Tapas? No wonder Singapore is often called a food paradise! Royal Plaza on Scotts is one of the best places for you to begin your real dining experience.
How about the world class attractions in Singapore? Many of Singapore attractions are the first, the best or the largest in the world. Make a visit to the Botanic Gardens (ranked the top park in Asia for the second year in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards), Marine Life Park (world’s largest oceanarium), Night Safari (world’s first wildlife night park), Singapore Flyer (world’s largest observation wheel), the Singapore Zoo (top Asian's zoo by Tripadvisor) or the Universal Studios Singapore (Asia's top amusement park by TripAdvisor)!
Singapore is also a venue for world class events around the world. For sports fans, Singapore hosts the Formula 1 Night Race in September annually since 2008. Singapore is also scheduled to host the BNP Paribas WTA championships from 2014. The largest aerospace event in Asia, Singapore Airshow, is also held in Singapore biannually.
Shopaholics must make a visit to Orchard Road, the premium shopping strip in Singapore. Find luxury designer outlets such as Gucci, Miu Miu, Prada, Tods, Burberry, Bvlgari, Jimmy Choo and Ermenegildo Zegna in Paragon. Each mega mall in Orchard will bring you a unique experience other than shopping! Besides top luxury brands housed in ION Orchard, visit the ION sky at level 56 and the 5,600 square feet gallery art space under the ION Art programme.
It is very easy to get around Singapore with its well-connected public transport system. Options include public buses, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or taxi. MRT is Singapore’s version of subway, tube and metro, which is very affordable and convenient, with the nearest MRT station, Orchard MRT, only 3 minutes from Royal Plaza on Scotts’ location. The MRT operates daily from early morning till midnight, with each train intervals between 3-6 minutes. So, start exploring this little red dot now!