Origins of Alcoholic Beverages

  

Singapore Sling Origins of Alcoholic Beverages

Drinking is a usual habit for many people around the world. Cocktail, wine, vodka, beer, name it, they are all alcohol. The most popular drinking habit comes from the U.S. It's like every people had an alcohol prepared for every single day in their house. Getting someone drink in order to acquaint with him/her maybe one thing you do. While traveling, you may also want to bring your alcohol with you, or buy it along the way. If you are one of the alcohol lovers, then check this signature drink of some country in the world.

Singapore Sling
Who doesn't know this famous drink? Most of the bar serves this drink since it's always become one of the favorite. As its name, it is invented in Singapore. In around the 20th century, a bartender at Raffles Hotel has made this ingredient. The red color is the signature of Singapore Sling. This red alcohol mainly comprises of gin, Cointreau, and Pineapple juice. Other substance added in the process. If you want to try the original taste of Singapore Sling, then it might be a good idea to visit Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, Singapore. On the top note, you have to prepare $30 to drink it.
Martini
‘Have it stirred, not shaken', this sentence hear familiar, isn't it? This is how martini's made. Martini is also one of the famous drinks over the world, with how it made traditionally. Found in the U.S., uses the mix of gin and dry vermouth. The signature of a martini is the olive. There's a place to drink the most expensive martini cost $1,000. You may hold your breath to hear the cost but a very rich and anxious people are willing to pay that much. What makes it so expensive is not the martini itself, but instead of olive, there's a diamond put in as a garnish. If you interested, you can visit Algonquin Hotel, New York.
Pina Colada
Invented in Puerto Rico, it has been a long thoughts drink since Ramon ‘Monchito' Romero keep trying to make this perfect blend of pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and white rum as long as 3 months. His effort has been paid as his creation burst to the out world, and the government declares it as a national drink. The best place to drink it is where the first time it was being invented, Oasis Bar at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan.
The Daiquiri
Based on sweet rum, and invented in Cuba. A lot of story passing by about how it was invented. One of the most legend told is it comes from the American mining engineers who work in Santiago. Their ingredients are lime juice, syrup, and white rum. You may want to visit the old bar, El Floridita in Havana.
Beer
Can't be more famous as an alcohol beverage all over the world. The easiest way to get alcohol in a lighter way, it is beer. Absolutely, you can find beer anywhere, at any time. It is the oldest history of alcohol. The researcher has been sure that beer has been produced since Mesopotamian times. U.S. is the largest amount consuming beer. The best thing to drink beer is the biggest beer festival, Munich's Oktoberfest. You can really enjoy your time finding various beers from wheat beer to dark ale.

 

Ten Magnificent Private Resorts

  

Ten Magnificent Private Resorts

In our daily lives we sometimes move away from home. When we are away we expect to have a place where we can comfortably rest when the time comes.
The first resort is Sentosa Shangri-La Rasa (photo). This spa and resort is the one which is in front and it has a beach. It is near to the Changi International airport in Singapore. It is quite away from the city where the residents are in a position to unwind the style. Its environment is so welcoming. There is a pool outside, evergreen rainforest and many others. This resort in the whole city of Singapore it is the only one where buffet breakfast is offered. Options are offered for dinning and also there is a shell café. Events arranged by this hotel take place here. Some of the activities are: flying Trapeze, cycling and many others.
The second resort is Sentosa cove -W Singapore. It is at the Sentosa Island. It can be accessed easily because it is not far from Changi airport using a taxi. This hotel has the modern facilities. The environment is attractive green compound, rooms fitted and furnished with the best modern fittings. They are spacious like forty sq. meters. They have televisions, wall motifs, sound system with a bose as well as mirrors which are full in length and they enhance the whole view of Island and ocean. The dinning is set for six people. It has a balcony which is large,2 bathrooms. It also has the pool outside and bathtub too.
The third resort is the Singapore Bay Hotel. It is at the Faber park which is in the oldest mountain. It is where you are in a position to view both the rainforest and the city. It is a distance of five minutes walking to the Changi airport. The transits also help to deliver the visitors. Luckily enough those who are to be taken to the resort the hotel takes charge. It is close to the biggest shopping center in Singapore and it is only twenty minutes walking to the Island sentosa. You can also have a view to the Chinatown as you see the delights of the precolonial. This is a distance of ten minutes' drive. Shopping is done at Orchard road which is close to the resort.
The fourth resort is the East Village Hotel. This is a 4-star hotel in hospitality. The hotel is in District of Katong only 5 minutes' walk from Parkway parade shopping mall and fifteen minutes walking from the coast park which is at the east.20 minutes' drive along Orchard road towards the international convention through central business district. In this hotel there are four types of rooms: club room, superior room, family room and Deluxe katong. All the rooms are welcoming due to the modern decoration streamlined style. They have nice feeling in the entrance as a result of light colored schemes.
The fifth resort is Capella Singapore. It is at sentosa Island and the rooms are very specious. It is a slightly short distance from Changi airport. It is near the insect kingdom and butterfly park. Singapore images are found at this resort:112 villas, sky tower and manors. It has pools, outdoor showers as well as baths. It is in a landscape.
Sixth resort is sentosa Movenpick.It is in a colonial building which has been renovated and is at the center of Island. From airport a bus or taxi is used. It holds conferences and also accommodates those who are travelling. Business also go on in this hotel and catering services are offered. It is only distance of five minutes from shopping to Island.
Seventh resort is spa and Sofitel Singapore sentosa. Tropical vegetation surrounds the resort and open air in the environment. It has both modern and colonial design. It is famous due to resort spa and restaurants short distance from the airport. It has greats china sea views. In the rainforest various bird species and few mammals in the compound. On the way from town it has great views and dining near the water. It has eatery on the terrace which offers western and Chinese delights.
Eighth resort is Siloso Beach sentosa. Is built on a hill in side o the beach. Short distance from airport and as you arrive friendly staff ground meet as they greet you. In the 7th floor there is a pool and children walk at the end side enhanced by a rubber. They offer quantitative breakfast. Walkways to every room is from outside It has shower caps in the hotel.
Ninth resort is One 15 marina club. It is located on edges of water. During the night the lights on the waters and gives a awesome skyline. Art yachts are offered to charter eleven state to explore the surrounding waters locales and internationally. From shopping mall are great views of botanic gardens and Studios University.
Tenth resort is Amara Sanctuary Sentosa. It has 140 boutique rooms and stylish hotels. Located in tropical gardens on hillside. From airport is forty minutes' taxi drive. This hotel has the best offers in the world for it is not in the city. Attractions on the way like museum history and art. It has dining options, a spa and gym. It has ballrooms for events and meeting like birthday's weddings and conventions.

 

Top ten family stay locations

  

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Families that would love to spend a quality time together does not have to worry about choosing any hotel for accommodation in Singapore. Even though they might be quite expensive, there are various family packages and discounts offered. Some of the hotels and their offers to families are discussed below.

When families are looking for a pocket friendly destination, the village bugis hotel comes with the said offers. Not only is it pocket friendly but also has all facilities that any family would be looking for in any holiday destination, including fun games for the children. It is located in a very accessible location to other parts of Singapore. Facilities for the family to enjoy include a swimming pool, a shopping mall at the vicinity of the hotel. The hotel is accommodating for the young kids by having rooms painted in themes that related to the young ones. Cartoons, games and car themes are some of the themes featuring on the walls of the hotel rooms.
The Shangri-La hotel (in photo) is a chain hotel facility with two contenders around Singapore. The first hotel stands out as the best rated hotel around the country. There is a swimming pool, like many other hotels and is unique for having a court of tennis within its premises. The hotel is located in a vast land covering approximately fifteen acres of land. It has a backyard garden and ponds covering the remaining area. Orchard road is located some minutes away from this hotel. It is also unique for a hotel within Singapore to have such amenities. There are over one hundred rooms that all have different themes covering them. There are international hospitality joints and bars offering unending entertainment for families.
The other hotel contender for Shangri-La is located on Sentosa Island. It offers kids with themes of the jungle that the kids relate with. The themes are drawn taking into consideration the age brackets of the kids. The hotel has a club that is a beehive of activities for the whole family. For families that are seeking to have an access to the beaches, there is a direct route from the hotel.
The Singapore resort is also located on Sentosa Island. It is one of the most beautiful hotels in Singapore. The hotel has an area cover of over twenty seven acres. A large pool, and a double court for tennis. The hotel also has facilities for biking up the mountains. Drinks and a buffet is available for the whole family.
The fort canning hotel is located in a very suitable place that is very accessible to the orchard road, about five minutes' walk to the road. Children playing zones and other facilities for adults accommodate all the families.
While seeking to provide your family with holiday joints that have adequate and atmosphere that is friendly, the world resort is the best shot. If you have a toddler, there is a baby-sitting facility that is available.
Indulgence of all the hotel facilities in Singapore is best symbolized by the Capella Sentosa. This hotel caters for all your needs as you request them. Be it for the kids or the adults, it is accommodative for all. The hotel also has a spa, a large one with adequate space and precise location. All forms of tea and coffee are all available.
Carlton hotel is a hotel that most parents in Singapore having children under the age of twelve will always be looking to visit the hotel. This is because the hotel offers free services and amenities for all persons under the age of twelve. It is conveniently located which is important for the whole family.
Being located some few minutes away from the largest center for shopping in Singapore, the movenpick heritage has all the facilities that any family would be looking for in any hotel to suit them. From large and spacious rooms, to available pools as well as world class catering services.
Located between parade and katong shopping centers, the grand mecure is a hotel offering best services for all families. There are Asian cuisines available at your request and a direct transport to the airport is organized. Other hotel facilities in Singapore offering quality family time and leisure includes the York hotel , parkroyal , westin , regent as well as holiday inn. Check in at your own pleasure.

Singaporean Souvenir Guide

  

Singaporean Souvenir Guide

Shopping in Singapore, in the last minute is an unimaginable situation for the visitors. Last minute shopping in the busy centers like Souvenir shopping is really a tedious chore for the visitors. Some of the Singaporeans are turning their backyard for creative designing and some entrepreneurs are producing the new breed which is uniquely that are of Singapore. The Singapore's Souvenir Guide gives the list of the things which are really amazing.

Gallery At A Glance
‘The Guardian', British newspaper opened the reading gallery, this is the best museum stores in the world. People those who like to read the books can have a nice time at this center. The books are available for all ages, according to their taste. The National Gallery, which is of 8,800 square- foot, has a partnership with the Foreign Policy Design Group, which includes the industry heavyweight. The building architecture which covers two city's historical buildings, at inception these buildings were occupied by the ‘Supreme Count' and ‘The City Hall', were now accommodated by the ‘Olivia Lee stationery' and ‘Supermama', a soft toy center. There is also a refreshment area in the building where one can refresh by having the cupcakes, which has a title of best seller of cakes.
Supermama
The owner of the Supermama has an idea to collect and curate the historical craft objects. This idea was broken out by the owner when he and his partner were out from their jobs. This happened four years back, now the business is strengthening day by day. Today Supermama is known for its creativity and tranquility in the art museum. Now the Supermama has collaborated with more than 100 creative industries and highlighting the city's culture. All the products are designed with utmost love and patriotism. The owner says that,in the beginning, it was unknown for them to brand the products, he worried. He also expressed that today they are able to support the new market trends and creating a place in the innovative market. To be fact now the store is selling the handpick items throughout the world. So this four year old shop raised its business globally. In the beginning of the year 2016, the Supermama opened a new branch in the Beach Road.
In Good Company (IGC)
This is the iconic Asian fashion tailoring company for the women. ‘In Good Company” opened a new flagship store in the complex of ION Orchard. Along with the flagship store there is a café and a boutique store having a partnership with Plain vanilla. The designers in the, In Good Company described that they are the makers of the sensible clothing for the women in Singapore. These designers are different with other brands around the globe by creating the capsule collections, which is suitable for the Southeast climatic conditions. The specialty of the store is that the customers will surprise when they see the IGC's home created products. The products include cloths which are designed by the locals having the fashion of the experts and the selection of the poems and the novels, and many other products, where all the local brands have acquired significance that we admire.
Books Actually
‘Books actually' is a bookstore where everyone can have a read in the home. The main attraction of the store is that the founder indicates that this is the retail shop which focuses on the Literature. The two partners have a good following of the book warms and they successfully completed a decade in this field. The best thing that was committed by the partners is they picked up the hidden gem writers from the local community and to gain more attraction and attention of the public. They also publish quarterly journal. Price tags were pasted on the covers of the books, so the readers return the books at their convenience. Inside the shop there is a craft center also the visitors can visit and enjoy.
SPUR Hauswerks and PACT
This is a multi-category emporium having 7,500 square feet, which is located in Orchard Central shopping center. This emporium is known for the interior designs and kids products. The founders of this emporium are the expert designers and have an interest in the Asian and Singapore designing. (photo from SPUR Hauswerks instagram)
Have a Glance at our Gallery and enjoy the awesome designs in the center.

 

Tiny Tots Visiting Spots

  

Tiny Tots Visiting Spots

Singapore, the Lion City which is full of awesome attractions is the perfect place to visit with the kids. This is the fabulous place, especially if you want to travel with your kids. In this city you can easily spend a couple of weeks, but still your list of visiting spots continues to the next trip. Hey! Do you want to visit the award winning wild park, start your journey with the Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo
The location of the Zoo is very natural and it is designed to be close with the different animal naturalistic habitats. All the animals which are going to be exhibited are divided into 11 zones, each zone requires waiting time to be explored. Kids can enjoy the Arctic inhabitants, which are in the Frozen Tundra regions, in the coolest exhibit zone. Other zones include Reptile Garden, giant tortoises and the most fearsome Komodo dragons. The zoo is the most convenient place to visit with the families. Children are most attracted with the Sea lion, which performs in the Splash or display safari to express their friendship with visitors. Children prefer to dine outside most of the time. So if your children want to dine with the wildlife, then nothing to worry, step in the ‘Ah Meng Restaurant'.
S.E.A. Aquarium
The experience which you never forget in your lifetime is visiting the S.E.A aquarium. It takes you the marine heritage. In this aquarium there are nearly 800 species and 49 different habitats. There are nearly 100,000 creatures in this aquarium, some of them are manta rays, leopard shark etc. You will wander by watching them. The ‘Sentosa' is a marine world with 800 varieties of species in nearly 50 million liters of water. The different creatures are exhibited in 10 different zones with 50 habitats. If you want sleep with the marine creatures, Yes it is possible if you visit the S.E.A aquarium, and experience the sleepover, and feel that you are in the ocean floor.
Jurong Bird Park
The Asia's largest park, which is near to the city center is Jurong Bird Park. The bird watchers can watch nearly 5,000 birds and nearly 400 species in this park. The colorful birds and the waterfall Aviary , makes you to visit again and again to this park. One more offer children can enjoy in this park is the heat of the hunt, and the playground offers the kids to open their wings to play and run with the wild . Children can have the eye witness in the Kings of the Skies show, where the birds of prey can be witnessed by the visitors. Never heard before, this park provides a facility to eat with the parrots. So the dining experiences in this bird park will be a memorable item for everyone throughout their life . Kids have a chance to celebrate their birthday in this park along with the ‘in-flight' entertainment. Kids can chat with the parrots and they show our emotions by laughing, crying and imitating every sounds. Is it not amazing. Don't miss a chance to enjoy, it's time for you to plan a trip.
Children's Garden
Asia's first garden, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, where the energetic kids can burn off some of their energy when they are learning about the nature. These garden is packed with the educational and holiday tours, to educate the children by showing the Magic of Photosynthesis, where children can learn by seeing. The on site café offers kid interested menu. Don't miss to visit this botanical garden to know the natural interesting facts. The known fact is kids like to play in the dirt and sand pits. Let them enjoy for a day.
Universal Studios
Singapore's movie park offers a full packed day for all the visitors. Children like animated based historical collections. So it is always better to plan and visit to the universal studio to watch a historical animated film.
To watch the unimaginable situations in the world, plan a trip to the Singapore to watch them and enjoy the vacation.

 

Singapore as a Family Holiday Destination

  

Singapore as a Family Holiday Destination

Singapore has a lot of tourism destination, includes Universal Studios, fun parks, shops, beaches, restaurants, and even casino. Bring children to a holiday destination might be one of the biggest consideration about which place you will visit, where to sleep, what to eat, etc. A lot of family activity and fun will take place if you have a good preparation. Singapore might be one of the best family holiday destination as you can find almost every family thing's to do right here.

Sentosa Island might be a good location to choose since it has a lot of entertainment and facilities integrated on this resort island. This island also connected to the Singapore through a bridge, so you can go to and fro by taxi. The Festive Hotel prepared a family room. The room consist of a queen bed and a single upper bunk bed. The Hotel, especially the room, has a unique and interesting decoration to be admired. For a bigger family, it will be better with addition double room. The payment made to this island also includes Universal Studio tickets, the Adventure Cove Water Park, Underwater World Aquarium, and the family breakfast. The transportation also free to accommodate you to make your own tour on the island, they present monorail and shuttle bus.
Walk along the boardwalk might be a good choice for the starter. Just don't forget the sunscreen. The walk will let you get the sight of the island, and smell the air to freshen you and your family. The boardwalk decorated with colorful ornaments along the way, keep your eyes and your children entertained. They might like to pose and have their photo taken near the boardwalk's ornaments, like a puppy, butterfly, flower, and palm tree.
If you're hungry after the walk, visiting the food court on Malaysian eat street is a good choice. They serve a lot kind of food which everyone can choose their favorite. But if you don't into spicy too much, you may ask the seller whether the dish spicy or not, especially for the kids, because some of it are spicy. You can find beef curry right here, with the rich taste and also spicy, fried noodles with prawns (also the spicy one), or beef noodle soup, which have a thick and rich soup.
Vivo City shopping mall is one of Asia's best place to shop. Technically, it is located in Singapore, but the mall like a gateway connected to the island. There's a biggest Toys ‘R' Us, jewelry shop, book shop, kids clothing, and much more you can find it here. The interesting sight might catch your eyes like Hello Kitty shop with all pinkie stuff, and retro-style retail shop. There's also a lot of kind of food, from the cheapest until the expensive one to choose. Watching the traditional making of noodles also interesting, one of the food stalls let people passing by to watch the process. The chef seems so skillful, pull and stretch the batter over and over until formed noodles. One day at the mall might not enough to explore, but don't get too exhausted and be prepared for the next destination. The island lighting at night is really something to see, the amazing view you'll see resemble one of the firework watching moment.

 

Kranji Home Of Patchwork

  

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The Kranji, the suburb in the northwestern of the Singapore , which has its significance for its patchwork. This suburb is specialized in doing patchwork from orchids to frogs and crocodiles. Kranji is ready to cover it. As the suburb is far away from the city and fixed their location to the corner of the city and all the farms are half covered by the forests, Kranji's work look like the work of professionals, but they practiced it as their hobby, and many are successfully practicing it as their occupation. To see the work of the Kranji, Jurong Frog Farm is the best example.

All the buildings are constructed with concrete along with a farm shop and refreshment centre. The walls are covered with the cartoon pictures of frogs and tadpoles. In the background all the washing machines making sounds of croaking frogs when trying to spin. The ‘frogologist', who is the daughter of the founder of the farm worked in the oil and gas company, started his own farm in the year 1970, when the government closed the Singapore's pig farm. At inception, he supplied all the frogs required by the local markets. But now it is totally different, there are nearly 13 employees working in the farm and it is home for 20,000 frogs . The latest improvement in the farm is it is supplying fusion, where the restaurants are experimenting this fusion in tapas in dishes like starters. This frog farm is not like other farms supplying frogs just for the meat's sake, the farm is entertaining the families and visitors to hold the American Bullfrogs according to their need. Some people with more enthusiasm and energy, they themselves trying to catch the large beasts jumping into the water with rubber boots and spending time and energy for more than a half an hour with the frogs.
Hotel for fish
One can buy a ‘Koi fish' ranging from $700 to 800, and can leave at the farm when they were on vacation. This also helps for the people who brings the frog before digging the ponds in the backyard. The managing director of the farm expressed his opinion that instead of buying the Koi fish for prices and leaving them to be cared by the experts, why don't you buy a small Koi fish , leave them in the pond and watch the growth and can take back at your requirement. This is the idealistic idea behind the maintaining the farm. The managing director also stated that even the fish which sells for more than $50,000 may not grow like a giant to your expectations. The prices of the fish are growing stronger and stronger and now some of the Koi Farm exports fish to various regions and for the new markets and also to the neighboring countries like Myanmar, Combodia etc. To your need Koi is not expensive and very cheap and it is in your range and usually tempts the visitors.
Best Options In Kranji
The visitors can enjoy many eating options in Kranji. The Kranji farm offers quarterly markets and where one can munch the locally available morsels. The visitors can have some more highlights other than the farms. The race course is very near to the Kranji MRT station, which opens on Weekends. Along with the race course, there is a muddy beach, which was well known to the Japanese , when their landing took place in the year 1942. Wow! Near the farm there is a wetland reserve, where one can watch the migrating birds and mangroves on the banks of the small lakes and walkyways. Kranji is the best place, don't miss it, just enjoy it.

 

How Singapore Started

  

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Singapore has a rich history and it also comes with a twist. In this article you will find out the history of Singapore through times. Though, the widely known historic backgrounds of Singapore were covered through time, the 3rd century Chinese has described them as the Puluochung. It is also known as the isle at a peninsula end. Later on, it has been determined as the town of the sea when the very 1st settlers were established. As what the legends say, that the Leader from Palembang, which is the capital city of Srivijaya has been out to hunt when he saw an animal that he has never found ever again. That must be a respectable symbol he says, he established a town where an animal has been found. That town was named The City of Lions or Singapura. It came from the Sanskrit Words Lion and City.

The town of Singapore was then governed by 5 kings of the old Singapura. Situated on top of the Malayan Peninsula, the normal assembly place of the marine ways, the town prospering as a exchange capital for the ports like the Chinese containers, battleships owned by Portugal and Some Arab dhows. During the modern Singapore founded in nineteenth century, good thing there is politics and a trade man whom they call Raffles. To this day, the empire has been seeing a harbor of plea in this part to the base the mercantile navy and to the forestall as well with the advancement brought about by the Dutch. The Singapore has an upcoming trading post through the Straits of Malacca, which is quite good.
Raffles and someone from the government of Sumatra has reached Singapore in January 1819. They have discovered that the wetland enclosed isle has a lot of possibilities in store for them. He helped in the negotiations of the contract with the local monarchs and those who have established Singapore as a trade station. Singapore rapidly develop as a trade hub thus it became inviting to migrants coming from nearby countries like India, Malay and even China. In terms of the war and peace, the richness of Singapore has gone a primary blow, it occurred in the World War 2 when it has been attacked by some of the Japanese fighters in 1941. Those who have invaded the city has reached from the northern part of the world. They had confounded the military personnel from Great Britain who thought an attack by the sea coming from the southern part.
Aside from the statistics, the associated forces have submitted to the Japanese during a Chinese celebration in 1942. It was by far the biggest surrender to ever happen in the history of Singapore. The British forces led this history. The isle, has been renowned as an unassailable stronghold and it was soon renamed as Syonan in Japanese. Whey they have retreat in 1940s the isle has been given to the British Military that has continued to rule till the closure of the Straits Defrayal that composed of Penang, Malaysia and in Singapore.
In April 1946, Singapore has become a colony of Great Britain. In 1955, the development of the patriotism led to the self-government, which is the nation's first general election. The PAP won a lot of seats and it was Lee Kuan Yew who became the very 1st prime minister to ever lead Singapore. The Malaysians molded a Federation of Malaya, Sarawak, Singapore and Sabah which is now North Borneo with the idea to build closer and tighter ties among nations. They wanted that and so they tried hard to achieve it.

 

Have an unforgettable family vacation

  

Have an unforgettable family vacation in singapore

During the long awaited summer vacation, remove your children from any electronics or iPad. There are many fun places for the whole family to hang out and have an enjoyable outing together in Singapore.

First hot spot would be the Singapore Zoo. It is suitable for children and adults alike. It has won many awards for wildlife park design, where visitors can catch a glimpse of animals roaming in natural habitat. It is delightful when you trek around the zoo, or ride on the guided route via tram. The zoo has a huge biodome, or miniature rainforest. Singapore Zoo has all the wildlife you can name of, from flying foxes to polar bears and Komodo Dragons. It will definitely be a fun filled trip to the zoo. Exciting breakfast event with Orangutans awaits the adventurous. Children can experience being a first-hand zookeeper via participation in Kidzranger Programme. It will be a memorable experience where all comes to life. Night Safari awaits the night explorers where multiple nocturnal species roam the safari area.
Next stop would be one and only Jurong's Bird Park. It is one of the oldest bird parks officially opened to tourists since 1971. Families will be enchanted by the colourful birds. Thousands of bird species have made the park their home. Be ready to be mesmerized be the ever graceful flamingoes or frolicking penguins. Heliconia Walk will bring you through a journey crossing bird cages containing at least 167 parrots' species. Waterfall Walk is another highlight of the park where visitors are to pass a suspension bridge about 13 stories up high beside a manmade waterfall.
Sentosa need no further introduction. It is the best outing spot a family can have to keep the kid occupied. Hop on to one of the cable cars for a scenic view of the whole island. Spend precious relaxation time at one of the holiday resorts. Sentosa is a place where beautiful beaches reside. Lazing around Siloso Beach or Tanjong Beach can make you energized after a good rest. Underwater world is a new attraction complete with thousands of fishes and marine life. Dolphin shows are shown regularly. Cool down in the summer heat at the water park named Fantasy Land. Head over to Universal Studios for some roller coaster actions.
Ethnic Quarters brings you back in history, a non-conventional outing spot. It takes visitors back in the olden days where 3 main village communities dominated the Singapore societies, which formed Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Souvenirs unique to each respective community can be found at the above places. Haji Lane at Kampong Glam has quality merchandise at lowest prices. Photoshoots are held regularly around the areas due to their colorful surroundings. Fort Canning is a heritage site worth exploring as well. It chronicles Singapore's WWII history. Main attraction is Battle Box, containing 26 underground bunkers acting as control rooms. The bunkers were restored and visitors are in for a visual treat. The Park at Fort Canning is also a beautiful place and a must tour site.
Shopping is a favorite pastime for many. During your Singapore stay, be sure to check out some of the best shipping centers in Singapore. Orchard Road is one of the shopping stretches worth checking out. It is the perfect spot for window shopping. The place is always bustling with heavy crowd. There are other fun activities and places for families to explore in Singapore. The Art Museum for Science is an educational spot that is great for the kids. Sentosa Island, as mentioned are best for winding down. Snow Centre is another place to escape the heat.

 

Five Crazy Activities In Singapore

  

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They say that Singapore is paradise for shopaholics, but that is not all that can be done in this wonderful country. Considering that tourism is the main draw for visitors, there are plenty of interest attractions available. One of these is adventure sports. Adrenaline junkies find their way to Singapore year after year to try out the state of the art facilities created for adventure-based activities. As of now, there are five main activities, which are extremely popular among tourists. They combine the thrill of the journey along with competitive prices and strict security measures.

1) Cable Skiing
One of the more popular activities is an adaptation of skiing on the water while being dragged by a boat. Instead of the boat, there are cables that run across the length of the lake and are attached at the banks. Participants start from the opposite end, where they are pulled forward by the cables and get the same experience as that of the boat. The Cable Ski Park located in the East Coast Lagoon offers these entertaining rides, where the speeds start from 20 kmph and can go up to 50 kmph. The overall cost of the ride ranges from $38 to $50, depending on the time of the week. If cable skiing is not for you, there's also an option of an Obstacle Course, Knee boarding and Trick skiing.
2) A Wild Adventure
The forests and jungles of Singapore are well known for their beauty and bio-diversity. Other than the sightseeing and safari programs, there is an option of going to the Bedok Reservoir Park for an interesting adventure. Tourists can move across treetops by going on the obstacle course. It has 34 stops, which consist of hanging nets, rotating wooden logs, treetop bridges and moving trapezes. The entire course takes almost three hours to complete and runs at an average of 6 metres above the ground. Families will love the time spent together and the fact that is run by professionals with full emphasis on safety. The cost is $46 for adults and there are packages available for groups, children and yearlong trips.
3) The F1 Experience
If you have always dreamt of being a world-class car racer, then you can make it come true at Singapore. Ultimate Drive is a Singapore based company boasts of two Formula One tracks, both of which are designed as per international standards. The routes crisscross the city, with two start points. Drivers can choose to move from the Singapore Flyer or take the more picturesque Marina Bay Sands route. Once inside the car, there is an option of simply engaging the automatic mode and moving along, taking in the experience of the car. Others may try the gearbox modeled on the F1 cars. One can also be taken on a drive, which promises to be a crazy experience complete with a full video recording of the ride. The rides range between $300 and $800, depending on the package.
4) The Extreme Swing and Reverse Bungee
There are some rides that take more than just a simple boost of confidence to get on. This ride defines the need for courage and it will take a lot of courage to get on. The reverse bungee has the capability of catapulting the ride at the speed of 200 kmph in a cage made of steel. The cage then falls to the ground in a freefall. Just when you think it is over, the process starts again and swings in the opposite direction at high speeds. Found at Clarke Quay, daredevils can fork over $45 for a ride they won't forget for years to come.
5) Skydiving Experience
Skydiving isn't everybody's cup of tea. The flight and the journey to the ground can weaken the knees of some very strong people. However, there is always a chance to try it without having to step outside. Indoor skydiving is quite popular in Singapore. Found at Sentosa, it is created with the help of a wind tunnel which goes up five levels. Tourists can try jumping in and feel the simulation of skydiving without the risks. It costs $109 for a single person and is great fun for groups and families.

 

  
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