Singapore Journals

A Basic Exploration of Singapore

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A travel journal to Singapore by Jodeci527

Boat Quay Photo, Singapore, Asia More Photos
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Marina Bay

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Attraction | "A Visit to Marina Bay"

Marina Bay Photo, Singapore, Asia
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Technically speaking, Marina Bay is actually the body of water which exists at the mouth of the Singapore River. However, the name encompasses the various hotels and attractions situated near the bay including the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the Marina Square shopping mall. This sector is very well built up with a wide assortment of fascinating modern architecture.One of the things which was very obvious to me while at the bay, was that the Formula 1 Grand Prix race track belonging to Singapore runs through the area. Since my trip was taken during the racing season, sections of the bay were fenced off, which forced me to take a few detours to get around. For racing fans, the Grand Prix take...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2013

Marina Bay
Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Shopping

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Shopping Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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The shopping scene in Singapore is extremely diversified, and it's one of the most celebrated shopping destinations worldwide. It appears as though the majority of the entire country was designed for this purpose, and thousands of visitors flock here to take advantage of the seemingly limitless numbers of stores, boutiques and plazas.Singapore has a shopping area for everyone, regardless of differences in budget. From the financially frugal bargain hunter to the fabulous fashionista, there's a very good chance that something will catch your eye. Although I didn't visit with the intentions of going on a shopping spree, I found myself buying several items due to the fact that the deals were ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2013

Shopping

Singapore, Singapore

Merlion Park

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Attraction | "The Merlions of Singapore"

Merlion Park Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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Mythical creatures have always been a part of Asian history, and the Singaporean Merlion is one of the most famous legendary beings of the Far East. The creature's name is a mixture of the words 'mermaid' and 'lion' and after seeing it, whether online or in person, you'll agree that it's definitely fitting. This half lion, half fish chimera has been synonymous with the city of Singapore for several years.Its history is rather uncertain, and many stories of its origin have been spread throughout the years. One story claims that the Merlion was a massive sea monster which protected the inhabitants of ancient Singapore, with eyes containing magical flames which could incinerate enemies into ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2013

Merlion Park
One Fullerton
Singapore

Singaporean Sculptures

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The Merchants and their Cart Photo, Singapore, Asia
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While travelling, there are certain attractions that one automatically expects to find at a given destination. It may be the beaches in the Caribbean, glaciers in Alaska or mysterious temples in Thailand. However, the nation of Singapore swung me a curve ball with this preconceived notion. I was truly surprised at the large number of detailed bronze statues which were scattered all throughout the Riverside area.Before, if someone had asked me to list countries where one could literally find bronze statues around every corner, I'd call countries such as Germany, Denmark and England. However, I now place Singapore in that list. The statues which I found in this Asian country were not only ex...Read More

Boat Quay

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Attraction | "Boat Quay, Singapore"

Boat Quay Photo, Singapore, Asia
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One of the major historical hot spots in Singapore is an area known as Boat Quay. It has become the place for visitors to go for a night out on the town, as it's literally brimming with bars, clubs and restaurants serving both local and International cuisines.Located right on the waterfront of the Singapore River, it's flanked by bars and clubs on one side, and floating restaurant boats on the other side. A canopy of umbrellas above the narrow lane through the quay provided shelter during the short bursts of rainfall which poured down while I ambled along. I was looking for an appealing bar to grab a cold beverage as I was feeling rather sticky. Singapore in the middle of the m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 19, 2013

Boat Quay
near Singapore River
Singapore, Singapore
1800 6736 2000