TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One: Singapore Overview 4
  • Singapore in Focus 5
  • A Brief History of Singapore 7
  • Singapore’s Language, People and Culture 9
  • Chapter Two: Travel Essentials 13
  • Visa and Passport Requirements 14
  • Chapter Three: Getting In and Around Singapore 29
  • Chapter Four: Hotels and Accommodations 36
  • 1. Marina Bay District 38
  • 2. Orchard Road 41
  • 3. Clarke Quay 43
  • 4. Sentosa Island 46
  • 5. Chinatown District 49
  • 6. Little India 52
  • 7. Bugis and Kampong Glam 55
  • 8. Colonial District 58
  • 9. Bras Basah Road and Rochor Road 61
  • 10. Central Business District 63
  • Chapter Five: Dine and Shop 66
  • 1. City – Central District 67
  • 2. City – East District 69
  • 3. City – North District 71
  • 4. City – West District 73
  • 5. West Zone 75
  • 6. North – West Zone 78
  • 7. Central Singapore 80
  • 8. North Zone 82
  • 9. North – East District 84
  • 10. East Zone 86
  • Chapter Six: Tourist Spots in Singapore 89
  • 1. Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino 91
  • 2. Singapore Flyer 94
  • 3. Singapore’s Botanical Garden 97
  • 4. Gardens by the Bay 101
  • 5. Raffles Hotel 104
  • 6. Orchard Road 106
  • 7. National Gallery 109
  • 8. Night Safari 112
  • 9. Universal Studios Singapore 115
  • 10. Merlion Park 118
  • Chapter Seven: Temples in Singapore 122
  • 1. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 124
  • 2. Bright Hill Temple 126
  • 3. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple 127
  • 4. Temple of 1,000 Lights (Sakyamuni Buddha Gaya Temple) 128
  • 5. Sri Mariamman Temple 130
  • 6. Sri Thandayuthapani Temple 132
  • 7. Sultan Mosque 134
  • 8. Abdul Gaffoor Mosque 136
  • 9. St Andrew’s Cathedral 137
  • 10. Central Sikh Temple 138
  • Chapter Eight: Interacting with Singapore 141
  • 1. Esplanade – Theater by the Bay 142
  • 2. Peranakan Museum 144
  • 3. Resorts World Sentosa 146
  • 4. Haw Par Villa 148
  • 5. Fort Canning Park 150
  • 6. National Museum of Singapore 152
  • 7. Henderson Waves 155
  • 8. ArtScience Museum 157
  • 9. Wild Wild Wet 159
  • 10. Ultimate Drive Singapore 161
  • Chapter Nine: Nightlife in Singapore 164
  • 1. Clarke Quay 165
  • 2. Marina Bay 168
  • 3. Orchard Road 171
  • 4. Sentosa – Harbour Front 173
  • 5. Chinatown 176
  • 6. Holland Village 178
  • 7. Kampong Glam 180
  • 8. Civic District 183
  • 9. Little India 185
  • 10. Marina Bay Sands Casino/ Infinity Pool 187
  • Chapter Ten: Off – Beaten Path in Singapore 189
  • 1. Pulau Ubin 190
  • 2. Kusu Island 192
  • 3. Bukhit Timah Nature Preserve 194
  • 4. Katong and Joo Chiat 196
  • 5. Queenstown 198
  • 6. Toa Payoh 200
  • 7. Jalan Besar 202
  • 8. Tiong Bahru 204
  • 9. Outram 206
  • 10. Punggol Waterway 207
  • Quick Travel Guide 210
  • 1. Singapore Quick Facts 211
  • 2. Transportation 211
  • 3. Travel Essentials 212
  • Singapore Highlights 214
  • PHOTO REFERENCES 221
  • REFERENCES 233

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