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Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Singapore
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Being one of the world痴 two tracts of rainforests located inside the city boundaries, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is 164ha/405ac in area which possesses several different species of trees. In the heart of the reserve lies Bukit Timah Hill, the highest peak of Singapore. An excellent hiking spot, the reserve is inhibited by birds and animals like monkeys, lemurs, etc.
Changi Chapel and Museum
Through various drawings letters and photographs, the Changi Museum depicts a frightening story of around 50,000 civilians and soldiers who were imprisoned in Changi Prison for three years. Highlight of the museum is a series of murals which have been recreated from originals painted by Bombardier Stanley Warren. Situated in the open-air courtyard of the museum, Changi Chapel is a replica of one of the many chapels built during the World War II. The monument is made in the memory of those who did not fold under Japanese rule.
Jurong Bird Park
With an area of 20.2ha/50ac, Jurong Bird Park houses over 8,000 birds of around 600 species. With the largest walk-in aviary and the tallest man-made waterfall, this open-concept park is a place to enjoy a close-up view of exotic and endangered species of birds flying freely. For children, the park offers different bird shows and small animal collection.
A 19th Century hotel, Raffles Hotel was built in 1887 but lost its colonial charm. Millions of money and endless effort has been invested to restore the lost charm and luxury of this hotel. Excellent services accompanied by mouth-watering delicacies served amidst classical architecture surrounded with the tropical gardens make this place a must to visit. In earlier times, people like Charlie Chaplin, Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling used to visit the hotel very often.
As the name suggests tranquility, Sentosa Island reveals the calm and quiet ambience of the country. The best place to experience the exotic natural beauty, Sentosa Island adds glamour and variety lifestyle with its long sandy beaches giving beautiful view at Sunset Bay and a feel of paradise under the dancing fountains.
Sri Mariamman Temple
This is the most magnificent and oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Built in 1827 the temple has a pagoda like entrance which is lined up with several statues of deities and mythical animals. The annual fire-walking ceremony of Thimithi is held in the temple.
Sultan Mosque; Masjid Sultan
Locally known as Masjid Sultan this mosque has a huge golden dome and minarets. This mosque is the main focal point of Muslims in Singapore. The massive golden dome and minarets present a great photographic opportunity at the Sultan Mosque. Built in 1928 and revealing the interesting mix of Middle Eastern and Moorish influences, the mosque is the main focal point of Muslims in Singapore.
Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel
Singapore boasts the largest observation wheel in the world, the Singapore Flyer that gives you a chance to view the amazing cityscape of Singapore. The flyer is 42 stories high and provides you views to a distance of about 42 kilometres away. Riding the wheel itself is a thrilling experience. Located at Marina Centre, the place is well-connected through bus, taxi and MRT.