Singapore: A City Where Old Meets New
Vibrant and fun, in touch with history yet open to modern influences, this is the kind of country that Singapore is. Singapore is a “fine” city. There are plenty of actions that may lead to penalties from chewing gum in public to bringing durian in the subway but these do not rob locals and tourists of freedom and enjoyment. This is a destination that remains one of the most exciting locations in Asia. Apart from having one of the best airports in the world, Singapore is home to numerous attractions from Sentosa to Orchard Road.
Unlike other Southeast Asian countries, traffic is one of the many problems that people will not encounter here. The people are extremely disciplined but none of them are stuck up. Actually, Singaporeans are known to be very friendly and welcoming. One of the things that the locals are proud of is their ability to maintain a safe environment not only for the locals but also for those who spend time in the city. It is quite difficult to spot police officers out and about and this is because this is a place with a crime rate of zero percent.
The city has managed to retain remnants of old time Singapura while keeping in touch with modern day influences. There are monuments and temples that can be visited by eager visitors during the day. When nighttime comes, these people can head off to some of the finest bars and clubs and party on until morning.
Singapore is also an excellent shopping and dining destination. The offerings of Orchard Road provides shoppers with endless options while hawker centers offer some of the finest local cuisine at prices that cannot be beaten. Delicious dishes such as chicken rice and char kway teow will truly tantalize tastebuds.