Singapore is a country that is full of interesting wonders. This micro-state is known to many as one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Wealth is not all that Singapore has to offer. There are several tourist attraction sights that will simply take your breath away when you visit them. When in Singapore for vacation, business or both, you can venture out of the city if you want to see what amazing things Singapore has to offer. Some of the places that you can visit include:
1. Kusu Island
This Island, which is also popularly known as Turtle Island is a part of the Southern Islands found in Singapore. The tranquility of the Island is something you have to experience. Kusu Island is also popular for its lagoons and spotless beaches. The main attraction is the Chinese Temple called Tua Pek Kong. You can also visit the three Holy shrines known as the Kramats. These shrines are located on hill top and you will have to climb 152 steps to get there. It will take you a 15 minute boat ride to reach this magnificent reef Island from the main Island.
2. St. John's Island
This Island plays a significant role in Singapore’s history. It was once used as a seclusion area for people with leprosy. It also served as an island prison for political prisoners. Today the Island boasts pristine beaches and is host a large Marine Aquaculture Center. Tourists are fond of the wonderful picnic grounds and swimming lagoons found in the Island.
Istana is the name given to the official residence Singapore’s President. This mansion is a sight to behold with its manicured gardens and unique design. You can access this amazing piece of architectural on selected holidays when it is open to the public. Another fascinating feature of the Istana is the Changing of Guards, a Parade that happens during the first Sunday of every Month. Source.
4. Asian Civilizations Museum
Another place that you should not miss is the Asian Civilizations Museum. The museum is located inside the Empress Place Building and it boasts a large gallery space measuring more than 14,000 square meters. This Museum showcases over 1,500 artifacts that portray the culture of the people of Singapore.
5. Labrador Park
If you want to enjoy a beautiful view of the sea, this is the place to be. The Labrador Park was once used as a defense sight. You can walk down the Park’s memory lane by visiting the underground tunnels that were in use during World War II. You can enjoy watching a variety of birds such as the Bulbul and the Sea eagle. Source.
6. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
This reserve has over 500 different types of aquatic plants and animals which provide a beautiful view to nature lovers. Thousands of bird species stop at this reserve during the East Asian Australasian Flyway period. It is the only wetland reserve that you will find in Singapore. The reserve is open every day to both adults and children.
7. Kranji Farms
Singapore is a city, but in this city you will find the most amazing farms. The picturesque Kranji Farms are the agro-technology farms that are found in the northwestern part of the country. The farmers usually grow an assortment of fruits, flowers and vegetables. The farmers here normally have an annual showcase of their products. The Kranji is one of these farms in which you can enjoy an experience some fun filled tours.