24 Hours in Singapore
Situated just at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, the ‘island country’ of Singapore is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after tourist destinations. Rich in culture and populated by numerous stunning nature parks, markets and temples, 24 hours in Singapore is more than enough to seep into your soul and make you want to stay. Here’s a list of things that you must do if you visit.
1. Jurong Bird Park
Come face to face with some of Asia’s most stunning bird life – with eagle shows, the lory fish walkway, flamingo lake and the Waterfall Aviary that is home to a 30m waterfall, you are guaranteed to have a whale of a time.
2. Buddha Tooth Relic and Temple Museum
The tang dynasty style architecture of this building alone depicts beauty and majesty, as well as serenity. The Buddha Tooth Relic and Temple museum houses a truly mind-blowing artefact – a piece of tooth believed to belong to the Buddha!
3. Telok Ayer Market
Known to locals as Lau Pa Sat, this historic market dates back to the 19 century and is always buzzing with local culture, music and delicious food. If you’re looking for a great place to relax or to socialise, then this market is definitely the place for you.
4. Fuk Tak Chi Temple
One of the oldest temples in Singapore, Fuk Tak Chi temple was once a shrine dedicated to Tua Pek Kong. Now situated on a hotel’s premises, the building was restored and transformed into a museum in 1998, showcasing the most beautiful artefacts.
5. Labrador Nature Reserve
What was once a military stronghold dominated by the English army troops was transformed into a Caltex oil refinery and later the old oil refinery, beach and surrounding areas were opened up to the public as a nature reserve. With a range of wildlife from birds to crabs as well as war relics and secret tunnels, this nature reserve is certainly one you cannot miss.