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14 Apr 2019

Dreamy Singapore

Singapore Zoo Overview

It’s not every day that you can have breakfast with orangutans. But at the Singapore Zoo you have a chance to do this and much more! Famous for its rare collection of animals, it’s popular with kids and adults both.

Receiving 1.6 million visitors annually, the Singapore Zoo boasts of its free-ranging habitat, where animals roam freely in their natural surroundings. Cages are almost non-existent as the animals are allowed to live almost like they would in their natural habitat.

For photographers, this is a delight as they can shoot to their heart’s content with no cage bars or wires obstructing their view.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily from 8:30 am – 6 pm, Last ticket sale at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Don’t miss the Animal Friends Show to enjoy some laughing out loud moments watching everyday pets performing great feats. Kids also love the Rainforest Kidzworld that gives brilliant opportunities for them to satiate their curiosity and learn through self-discovery.

  • Movie Connect

The 2006 Hrithik Roshan- Priyanka Chopra starrer Krrish was the first Indian film to be shot in Singapore. The movie prominently features the Singapore Zoo. Singapore Tourism Board till a while back had a Krrish Tour that took tourists to the various attractions around the city where the film was shot.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $20, Child-$3 (3-12 years old)

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Merlion Park Overview

When you’re in the vicinity of the Merlion Park and One Fullerton, it’s hard to miss out on the iconic symbol, regarded as the pride of Singapore. The large Merlion statue, standing at a height of 28 feet has a lion’s head and a fish’s body and represents the city’s humble origins as a fishing village. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Marina Bay.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 24 hours
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: One Fullerton, near the Central Business District area

Jurong Bird Park Overview

The park boasts of the world’s largest walk-in aviaries with the tallest man-made waterfall (30 metres high), where visitors can enjoy a close-up view of free-flying birds from Africa and South America in a tropical setting.

The aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitat of the feathery friends. The 50-acre sanctuary offers educational and entertaining bird shows throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on the Birds n Buddies show that showcases a stunning display of the largest collection of birds. Watch pelicans in the first ever underwater viewing gallery as they prepare to catch their lunch, have colourful and friendly lories feed right out of your hands and be amazed by the singing parrot! Don’t leave the park without paying a visit to the world’s tallest artificial waterfall.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am-6 pm. Last ticket sales at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Treat your kids to an incredible dining experience in the company of birds. Hearty laughs guaranteed as the young ones get out-talked by parrots over some great food. You may need to pay extra to enjoy this service.

  • Movie Connect

Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s super hit track Jungle Hain Aadhi Raat Hain from the movie Biwi No. 1 was shot in Jurong Bird Park.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $18, Child- $12 (3-12 years old)

Location: 2 Jurong Hill, Jurong 628925, Singapore

Singapore Flyer Overview

Hop on to the world’s largest observation wheel and enjoy breathtaking 360° views, as you spot iconic and historical landmarks along the Singapore River. Before you board the flight, go on the Journey of Dreams and be awed by an engaging multimedia showcase that helps you understand the history of Singapore and the stories behind the Singapore Flyer. Nothing is more romantic than marvelling at the gorgeous night views of the city from atop the Observation Wheel. Indulge in a romantic four-course sky dining experience that comes with a personal butler.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am- 10:30 pm, Last admission at 10:15 pm
  • Photo Opp

From atop the Singapore Flyer, you can capture some of the most stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay’s skyline, the city’s iconic landmarks, and a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $33
    Child- $21 (3-12 years old)
    Family Combo- $78 (2 adults and 1 child)

Location 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Sentosa Island Overview

Kick back and enjoy a day out with your family and loved ones in Singapore’s playground with its beaches, nature walks, spas, restaurants, entertainment and much more. This quaint island boasts of plenty of tourist attractions for all age groups. Open to visitors throughout the year, Sentosa Island is a must on your to-do list.

  • Opening Closing Time Varying operating hours depending on the different attractions
  • Entrance Fee There is a small entrance fee to enter Sentosa Island that varies depending on the mode of transport used to get there.

Location: Sentosa Island

Singapore History Museum Overview

Housed in the elegant and impressive National Museum building, the Singapore History Museum explores the rich heritage of the people of Singapore. The museum is known for its natural history collection of Southeast Asia as well as its ethnology and archaeology collections.

  • Opening Closing Time Singapore History Gallery: 10 am-6 pm (last admission- 5:30 pm)
    Singapore Living Galleries: 10 am-8 pm (last admission- 7:30 pm)
    Daily free admission from 6 pm-8 pm
  • For Kids

Curiosity is piqued and satiated here. Kids can choose their own paths of interest in the museum and enjoy an extra ‘walk and learn’ session in economics or the revolution or another subject they like.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $10, Student (tourist with valid student pass) and Senior (tourists 60 years and above- $5, Family Package (3 adults and 2 children)- $30, Child (6 years old and under)- Free

Location: 30 Merchant Road | Riverside Point, Singapore 058282, Singapore (Singapore River).

Gardens by the Bay Overview

The 101-hectare super park, popularly known as Gardens by the Bay offers amazing views of the Marina Bay skyline. Surrounded by lush lawns, tropical palm trees and beautiful pavilions, it is perfect for an evening stroll or picnic with family and friends.

  • Opening Closing Time Bay South Outdoor Gardens: 5 am-2 am
    Ticketing Hub: 9 am-8 pm
    Cooled Conservatories: 9 am-9 pm
  • Photo Opp

Besides capturing beautiful photographs of some of the most unique flora and fauna, the waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the Marina Bay financial district skyline.

  • Entrance Fee Outdoor Gardens South Bay- Free Entry
    Conservatories- Adult and Senior Citizen- $28, Child (3-12 years old)- $15

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Overview

Originally constructed in 1832, the building was struck by lightning twice and demolished. The new cathedral was completed in 1862, in an English Gothic style and is Singapore’s largest cathedral with its majestic facades and a glossy white exterior.

  • Opening Closing Time Monday to Saturday 9 am-5 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location:  11 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178959

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum Overview

Located in the heart of China Town is a Buddhist temple and museum housing the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic, in a stupa consisting of 320 kilograms of gold donated by devotees. Take a tour through all four floors as you learn about the rich history and culture of Buddhism.

  • Opening Closing Time Viewing of Buddha Tooth Relic: 9 am- 6 pm
    Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber: 9 am-6 pm
    Emiment Sangha Museum: 7 am-7 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: 288 S Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840

14 Apr 2019

Most Important Tourist Spot in India

India is the world’s seventh-largest country stretching from the high mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, and from the sacred Ganges to the sands of the Thar desert. Its more than one billion inhabitants are divided into two thousand ethnic groups and speak over 200 different languages. Conform its size and population, India has an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore. From the ancient ruins, fascinating religious structures, exotic cities and diverse landscape there is an endless collection of tourist attractions in India that will never cease to awe and fascinate the visitor.

  1. Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1632 and 1653 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. Called “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity” it is one of the masterpieces of Mughal architecture, and one of the great tourist attractions in India. Besides the white domed marble mausoleum the Taj Mahal includes several other beautiful buildings, reflecting pools, and extensive ornamental gardens with flowering trees and bushes.

  1. Varanasi

Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In many ways Varanasi epitomizes the very best and worst aspects of India, and it can be a little overwhelming. The scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world.

  1. Ellora

Cave art is taken to new heights at Ellora Caves, one of the largest monastery-temple cave complexes in the world cut from rock. Ellora has 100 caves, though only 34 are open to the public. The largest single monolithic rock excavation is found at the Kailasa Temple, which covers an area double the size of Parthenon in Athens Constructed between the seventh and ninth centuries, the caves are devoted to Hindu, Budhist and Jainism deities.

  1. Jaisalmer

Located in Rajasthan’s remote westernmost corner close to the border with Pakistan, Jaisalmer is the quintessential desert town. The yellow sandstone walls of the “Golden City” rise from the Thar desert like a scene from the Arabian Nights while the Jaisalmer Fort crowns the city. Uncontrolled commercialism has dampened the romantic vision of Jaisalmer, but even with all the touts and tour buses, it remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in India.

  1. Harmandir Sahib

The Harmandir Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple is the main tourist attraction in Amritsar, and the most important religious place to the Sikhs. Construction of the temple was begun by Guru Ramdas ji. in the 16th century. In the 19th century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh the upper floors of the temple were covered with gold. It’s a stunning temple, and always full of thousands of pilgrims from all over India, excited to be at a place that they usually only see on television.

  1. Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is among the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia and one of best places to catch a glimpse of a tiger in India. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel “Jungle Book” and make this one of the top attractions in India.

  1. Palolem

Palolem is the most southerly of Goa’s developed beaches and also one of the most beautiful. It is a natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on either sides, resulting in a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed. For those who believe a beach cannot be paradise without a decent selection of cheap restaurants and good hotels, a dose of nightlife and plenty of like-minded people Palolem is the place to be.

  1. Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, Karnataka, India

The Virupaksha Temple in the city of Hampi started out as a small shrine and grew into a large complex under the Vijayanagara rulers. It is believed that this temple has been functioning uninterruptedly ever since the small shrine was built in the 7th century AD which makes it one of the oldest functioning Hindu temples in India.

  1. Lake Palace

The Lake Palace in Lake Pichola in the city of Udaipur was built as a royal summer palace in the 18th century. Today it is a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the “Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces”. The Lake Palace hotel operates a boat which transports guests to the hotel from a jetty at the City Palace on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The palace became famous in 1983 when it was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy, as the home of titular character.

  1. Kerala backwaters
Traditional Houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala, India

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast in the Kerala state. The Kerala backwaters are home to many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds and animals such as otters and turtles. Today, houseboat tourism is the most popular tourist activity in the backwaters, with several large Kettuvallams (traditional rice boats, now converted into floating hotels)ply the waterways.