Why Do You Visit Singapore?

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  1. alqx profile image60
    alqxposted 13 years ago

    Hello there, I am from Singapore.

    With the opening of large-scale tourist attractions such as the Integrated Resorts and the hosting of international events recently such as F1 and Youth Olympics, I wonder, as a Singaporean: What is it that really attracts people to visit Singapore?

    (If you're a Singaporean, what do you think really does make others want to visit Singapore?)

    1. A la carte profile image60
      A la carteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am not from Singapore but wish I was. It is a vibrant clean city. Your MRT runs like clockwork and is clean and safe. The service is excellent and the attractions are varied. I particularly like your botanical gardens and the orchid house which, I believe is the largest in the southern Hemisphere.  What else...ah...the bonsai garden and haw pah villas ( I think that is what they are called), they used to be known as the Tiger Balm gardens after their founder..who founded tiger balm. I go on...China town, little India, Arab street. As you can see I am a Singaporean in waiting:). For the ladies there is more shopping than you would ever believe...and now I will stop:)

      1. alqx profile image60
        alqxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that's a great amount of compliments for Singapore. I ought to be proud as a Singaporean.

        Say, where do you come from?

        1. A la carte profile image60
          A la carteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Originally Scotland..now live in Australia smile

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I went to Singapore twice and it is a highly urbanized city state with lots of attractions, I wrote  a hub about it - "Singapore the lion city state".

    3. lilian_sg profile image65
      lilian_sgposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Although I live in Singapore, I am not Singaporean. Have written lots of hubs on Singapore's attractions. I like that there is lots to do. It's whether you have the time to do it or not. The only thing lacking here is probably nature (there is Pulau Ubin, Botanical Gardens etc) but of course no National Park like bigger countries such as Malaysia.

  2. Pearldiver profile image68
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Hi there alqx

    I'm a Kiwi.. and we tend to travel alot, though I have not been to Singapore, which is on my wish list. smile

    For Me... I think the primary attraction (other than your culture etc.) would have to be the brilliant collections of Asian Art that your government has accumulated over the years; including the spectacular 60,000 unit Tang collection found off the Java coast.

    For that alone Singapore gets my vote... but we have better fishing lol

  3. Maria Cecilia profile image83
    Maria Ceciliaposted 13 years ago

    Went to Singapore last Feb. this year, and I admire the City's cleanliness and discipline.. but the cost of living is very high. But Singapore is best in entertaining foreigners, the malls are great and Sentosa is the best, went there be because my cousin tagged me along free fare and minor assistance on shopping spree...

    1. A la carte profile image60
      A la carteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Had forgotten Sentosa and the amazing dancing waters...are they still there?

      1. alqx profile image60
        alqxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It is called the musical fountain. Have to check if it's still there since they revamped the place.

        When did you visit Sentosa?

        1. lilian_sg profile image65
          lilian_sgposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          There's a new musical show but no longer free...

      2. ComeSingapore profile image60
        ComeSingaporeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        The new dancing waters/musical show is called Song of the Seas and is priced at $10 per head. Still a good watch, I would say... kids and even adults would enjoy the laser effects and fireworks! smile

  4. profile image0
    manumposted 13 years ago

    Singapore is the smallest country I have been to that has everything within my mind's eye. That means everything is easy to find and all the people things are available. Except chewing gum - who cares about that. Not me.

    1. profile image58
      mina_77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Singapore has the best weight loss diet called XNDO. If you want to loose a few pounds smile) I have personally tried it and it works brilliantly smile)

  5. scarytaff profile image70
    scarytaffposted 13 years ago

    I had a great time in Singapore. Luckily I was serving on a ship there and we used to go to Changi village, just up the road from the docks. A great place. Of course we had to go to Raffles Hotel as well, just to say we'd had a drink there.

  6. scotnelson284 profile image61
    scotnelson284posted 13 years ago

    that nice an there are too many cool places in singapore

    1. alqx profile image60
      alqxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have you been to Singapore before?

      Welcome to Hubpages, by the way.

      1. Ipeoney profile image69
        Ipeoneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I haven't been to Singapore, but I know it is a clean country

  7. estranged911 profile image62
    estranged911posted 12 years ago

    Singapore is a shopping paradise and that is the sole reason why i go there..

  8. Theo Burggraaff profile image59
    Theo Burggraaffposted 12 years ago

    Singapore is a shopping paradise and when I go to Singapore I pretty much spend all my time on Orchard Road to shop, and to go the Shaw Theatre. Great cinema!

    Aside from that, I do my VISA runs/ extensions. Singapore is one of the fastest countries, if not THE fastest, to provide you with a new VISA.


  9. scalarae profile image60
    scalaraeposted 12 years ago

    Coming to Singapore for food. Love the chili crab and bakut te.

    Another reason is to go to Ikea. Until Ikea open in Indonesia, then i will still fly to Singapore for my furniture (small one, not Sofa)

    And finally for books. Kinokuniya and Borders is among few bookstore that I visit

  10. profile image52
    Melvinavposted 12 years ago

    Because only Singapore has the beautiful places and view and not almost anywhere.
    http://www.wellnessstarts.com/south-bea … views.html

  11. wilsontom profile image60
    wilsontomposted 12 years ago

    i would go to Singapore for shopping.

  12. stella writes profile image60
    stella writesposted 12 years ago

    1. I love books so I go to Singapore definitely because they have Kinokuniya and Borders
    2. It's a clean and safe city
    3. Shopping is always a good activities at Singapore

  13. webgain profile image59
    webgainposted 12 years ago

    I have heard about Singapore and want to enjoy that place. Just to see Singapore green place.

  14. FSally profile image55
    FSallyposted 12 years ago

    Still a wonderful place for me although I live in the States today. Getting too pricey too - most of my expat friends are complaining smile

  15. Jugmendra Baliyan profile image60
    Jugmendra Baliyanposted 10 years ago

    Thousands of visitors pack their bags and move to Singapore for holidays. Many of them are from Asia and very few are from rest of the world. Even I can see the no of packages to Singapore are most booked packages comparing to all other Asian holiday destination. Here are some reasons:

    Some of the great holiday destinations
    Accommodation is cheap
    Convenient in travel
    Cheap flights

    Here is descriptive tour guide to Singapore: http://www.weareholidays.co.in/travel-g … re-tourism


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