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