Singapore is the city where first impression is that of man's
achievements; the efficient and aesthetically pleasing Changi Airport is
repeatedly voted the world's best. In Singapore, world firsts are
becoming commonplace, for example Suntec City boasts the biggest
man-made fountain, the Night Safari is the first night zoo, and the
world's highest man-made waterfall, at 30m (98ft), is at Jurong Bird
Park. Be sure to bring along your camera so you can take some great
photos of the city for your memories.
See Singapore's rich and vibrant culture through its historical
districts. From tea-making in Chinatown to a temple in Little India, you
will be amazed by how mystifying Singapore and its people are.
Studios Singapore, the region's widely-anticipated attraction in Resorts
World Sentosa opens to the public at 8.28 am on 18 March 2010.
Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you "ride the movies" on
roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Be dazzled and
delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the
silver screen to life.
Resorts World Sentosa - Universal Studios Singapore will bring to life
the best movie-themed attractions packed within seven zones ranging from
Hollywood, Far Far Away™ to Sci-Fi City™ and The Lost World™.
The 7 zones of Universal Studios Singapore®:
The Lost World™
Far Far Away™
Jurong Bird Park
Fly, flap, flutter, float... With over 9,000 feathered friends from more
than 600 species, Jurong Bird Park is the largest and most impressive
bird park in the Asia Pacific.
From the Penguin Parade in a re-created Antarctic setting to the
Southeast Asian Birds Aviary featuring a walk-in aviary with simulated
tropical thunderstorms, the birds enjoy an environment designed to be as
natural to their original habitat as possible. The Waterfall Aviary is a
firm favourite, home to 1,500 free-flying African birds. So is the
Riverine, a new simulated natural freshwater river habitat featuring
over 20 species of ducks, fish and turtles.
At two bird shows, you can watch flamingos, macaws, hornbills, cockatoos
and even hawks in action Or start the day in style - by having breakfast
with a star-studded bird cast!
Singapore - as the cleanest of all cities, it is
safe to drink water straight from the tap. "
To view the park from all angles, start by boarding the modern panorail
system, followed by a walking tour.
Hightlights of Jurong Bird Park:
- World's first underwater viewing of pelican feeding, Pelican Cove
- World's largest Lory Flight Aviary, Lory Loft and largest walk-in aviary
- World's tallest man-made waterfall
- World's first air-conditioned Panorail Train to enter a station within
a walk-in aviary
- World's largest collection of South East Asia Birds, Hornbills, colony of Humboldt
Penguins bred in captivity
- World's greatest variety of birds performing in a bird show
- World's first water treatment plant in any zoological institution
- Asia's first Heliconia Repository Centre
Shows in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore:
Fuji World of Hawks - 10.00 am
All Star Bird Show - 11.00 am, 3.00 pm (daily)
King of the Skies Show - 4.00 pm
Singapore Night Safari:
Come and experience the night life with a
The world's first wildlife park built for visits at night, the Night
Safari is not like any ordinary zoo illuminated by the night or a modern
version of nocturnal houses found in many zoos around the globe.
Nestled in 40 hectares of lush secondary forest, the Night Safari offers
guests the unique experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle
at night. Through the use of subtle lighting technique, guests are able
to view over 1,000 nocturnal animals of 100 species in vast naturalistic
habitats. Displaying tropical animals at night seemed ideal since 90% of
them are nocturnal and, therefore, most active after dusk. Moreover,
Singapore is blessed with sunset taking place punctually at 7.30pm,
dependably cool nights and little rainfall. These operational advantages
make outdoor night attraction perfect.
The Night Safari took four years to plan and three years to construct.
It was officially opened on May 26, 1994 by Prime Minister Goh Chok
Situated on Sentosa, Underwater World is a dream haven which showcases
the awe-inspiring beauty of a whole different world beneath the seas.
From the sandy beaches and shallow rock pools, visitors begin their
descent into the deep, passing brightly hued corals and vibrant
plantlife before reaching a spectacular 83-metre long acrylic tunnel,
home to great shoals of fish, prowling predators and other exotic ocean
Many marine species, such as the blacktip and whitetip sharks, eagle
rays and big-belly seahorses, breed and thrive in the Underwater World.
Underwater World plays an integral role in conservation efforts such as
rescuing the endangered turtle species and spearheading a coral
relocation project in the Southern Islands.
Images of Singapore:
Step back into 14th century Singapore with a little help from the 21st
century. At this museum, life-size figures, rare artifacts and
state-of-the-art technology bring the sights, sounds and smells of
bygone Singapore to life.
You can recount Singapore's maritime history through the eyes of a
Chinese merchant, come face-to-face with charismatic personalities like
Sir Stamford Raffles, relive Singapore darkest hours at the Surrender
Chambers, or simply celebrate with us as we recreate the rituals,
festivals and cultural practices of the Chinese, Malays, Indians and
Peranakans in their full glory.
Images of Singapore is a journey to the very soul of Singapore - a place
where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and
honor converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every
Boat Quay: The trailblazer of the Singapore entertainment scene.
With an eclectic mix of high end restaurants and alfresco dining and
lively bars and pubs, Boat Quay is arguably the favourite place to
"chill out" for most professionals and expatriates.
Imagine that only a century ago, Boat Quay was the hothouse for trading.
When Raffles signed the agreement securing the auspicious title of free
port for Singapore, this instantly opened the floodgates of immigrants
from neighbouring countries.
The south side of the river was crammed with shophouses because it
resembled the concaved belly of a carp, which according to Chinese
believers, was the source of prosperity and wealth. Today, the row of
shophouses has been carefully conserved. Notice the variance in height -
this was a sign of each man's wealth, the higher the shophouse, the
wealthier the owner.
Clarke Quay: Named after Sir Andrew Clarke, Singapore's second
governor, Clarke Quay had been the commercial centre, where an unending
stream of lighters would transport their goods upriver to the
Clarke Quay offers a quirky alternative to mainstream attractions, with
second-hand and antique shops, Sunday flea markets and restaurants with
an amazing array of F&B options. In the evenings, dance clubs and pubs
come alive with music from the 1960s to the present.
Near the entrance to Clarke Quay on River Valley Road is Whampoa's Ice
House which belonged to Hoo Ah Kay, an early immigrant from Whampoa,
China who imported ice from Boston in the mid-1800s before ice-making
facilities were available in Singapore.
Or get your dose of adrenaline rush with the G-Max Reverse Bungy!
Designed and developed in New Zealand eight years ago, the G-Max is
Singapore's first extreme ride. It involves up to three people being
seated in a specially designed open air steel reinforced capsule,
attached by US-approved bungy cords to two towers. The cords are
tightened and then released, catapulting the capsule up to 60m in the
air at speeds of 200kph. The ride lasts for about 5 minutes.
Robertson Quay: A more laid-back cousin to Boat Quay, Robertson
Quay offers a more tranquil ambience for dining and entertainment by the
Singapore River. Housing a string of hotels hugging the river against a
background of the old go-downs of Singapore, Robertson Quay is the
perfect locale for an evening out. Enjoy a walk and leisurely dinner at
the many alfresco dining outlets, wine bars, arts houses and hotel
Robertson Quay used to be the site for merchant's offices, warehouses
and jetties, where they would facilitate the loading and unloading of
goods. Children would often stand and wave from the old Kampong
(village) houses along the banks. Many a time, they would take off their
clothes and jump in for a cool afternoon swim.
Singapore Botanic Garden:
The Singapore Botanic Gardens
epitomizes the tropical island's luxuriant parks. Spread over 52
hectares and close to the centre of the city, the Gardens showcases many
outstanding plant collections. Some highlights include the National
Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, and the Evolution Garden. The numerous
plant species here, including many rare specimens, reflect the Singapore
Botanic Gardens' richness and diversity of plant life.
The present orchid enclosure has 20,000 orchid plants on display. The
National Orchid Garden promises sprawling orchid displays, water
features, and an exotic bromeliad collection from Central and South
America. Or head on down to Symphony Lake where outdoor concerts provide
entertainment amidst a lush milieu.