I would like to share my impressions about a journey to Singapore and to write you some words of advice.
Singapore is a wonderful country where different races and languages reside side by side as friends. Everything is totally clean there. They do not sell chewing gums (chewing outside is prohibited by law). There are a lot of different delicious food. You can speak Chinese or English—what you like. 45% of Singapore’s population is Chinese. Apparently, the country’s inhabitants respect the laws though the population density is quite high—5.6 million persons per just 722 km2.
Singapore is not as expensive as it may seem before going there. What is really expensive is only real estate. Again, it is because of the small area. In Singapore, there are many interesting places you can visit and need to visit. We did not have time to visit all the attractions there during our 9 days. It is physically impossible to do in that period. But the places we had time to visit did not disappoint us.
You can feel like you are a child in the city. You can have a trip on a boat/truck/bus called DUCK. It will show you both the beauty of the city and the beauty of the river. The DUCKs can sail. They are an authentic means of transportation of the American army during the Vietnam war. You can go to the Universal Studios Singapore, a theme park. You should buy an Express Pass in the park. It is an extra ticket for a quick line, which is very convenient since there are a lot of visitors in the park. This ticket will save you from long lines. Singapore also has a water amusement park, a zoo, a safari park, a River Safari zoo, a Ferris wheel, cable cars, bungee jumping platforms and a lot of other attractions and recreational activities. You can spend your vacation days on the beaches of Sentosa Island. The island is very beautiful. We stayed at the Shangri-la Sentosa. Wild peacocks and iguanas came out for us to see them while we had breakfast in the morning. Sometimes monkeys come out too, but we did not happen to see them. Later we moved to a more crowded place—the Resort World Sentosa. Restaurants and various recreational activities are within walking distance from there. We spent the rest of the time in the city and, of course, did not passed by the world-famous hotel Marina Bay Sands. We could swim at an altitude of 150 meters in the outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool on the roof of the hotel. It is an indescribable feeling—the whole Singapore at your fingertips.
You need a visa to come to Singapore. You can get it via special agencies. I got my visa through a travel company in Guangzhou. It was quite easy. If you wish to visit Singapore, you should get the visa in advance. The country is very attractive. You’d like to go back again after visiting it.