One country in Asia that has become a hot spot for travelers is definitely Singapore. There’s so much for you to see and experience in this Crazy Rich Asian country. Because of its ongoing, rapid development, there’s always something new to see and experience in this country.
Singapore is a fantastic country. There’s a lot that it can offer, and it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The moment you arrive at the Changi Airport, you know you’re up for a surprise as even their airport in itself is already a paradise of shops, restaurants, and indoor gardens beyond compare.
LGBTQ right is a hot topic in the country. Singapore is one of the few remaining developed countries where sex between two men is still illegal. While legally Singapore lacks behind many other developed countries, societal attitudes within the country are more accepting. That said, here are some more great reasons why Singapore:
1. Hot Pot Of Many Different Cultures
Singapore is very diverse, culture-wise. You don’t just see Chinese Asians. You see Malays, Indonesians, Arabs, Indians, Europeans, and many more. Many of them have arrived to call Singapore their home. Because of the presence of numerous cultures, it has become an open city where, indeed, there is a sense of openness and racial and gender freedom.
Because of the presence of numerous cultures, Singapore also celebrates various holidays in respect of these races. If you happen to visit on a holiday that corresponds to your tradition, you can mark it in this city. Examples include:
- Chinese New Year
- Deepavali, the festival of lights, with the Hindus
- Hari Raya Puasa, for the Muslims
This hot pot of different cultures can also be due to the geographical location of Singapore. Its airport is one of Asia’s connecting airports to Europe and many other parts of the world. For shorter trips, a day trip from Singapore is also possible, such as to Malaysia, for instance. There’s much for you to immerse in, culture-wise.
2. Great Night Life
The nightlife in Singapore is sprawling! This is also a chance for you to mingle with, and have fun with other LGBTQ peers. Who knows, you might be able to build long and lasting friendships and partnerships in your great Singaporean holiday.
Singapore’s nightlife is nestled right at the center of the city. And, you have a wide variety of options too. From cheaper pubs and clubs to more posh bars, there’s a place for every one of your nightlife needs. If you like to party with a view, many rooftop bars in Singapore are also a delight. Clark Quay and Marina Bay Sands are must-sees.
3. Great Food
Along the line of being a hot pot of different cultures, Singapore also has excellent food. Singaporeans love to eat, and they take their cooking seriously. From hawker centers where you can try out local food for as cheap as a dollar, to fancier five-star restaurants, every one of your food cravings is catered to. Restaurants are offering all sorts of cuisines from all over the world, making Singapore a truly gastronomic experience.
But, locals still prefer for visitors like you to line up too at the hawker centers for a uniquely local experience.
4. All-Year Shopping
From the end of May until July starts the Great Singapore Sale. This is when almost all stores in Singapore are on sale, offering the most excellent deals that you can ever have. If shopping is your fancy, then Singapore is a must-go. It’s here that you can find thousands of global brands, from cheap to the high street and even to the luxurious labels. Outlets are sprawling almost everywhere, too.
Singapore truly is every shopper’s haven.
5. Lush Green Space
Despite being a city of upscale skyscrapers, Singapore is also like a modern jungle of greens. There’s lots of green space, even around the city. And Singapore has numerous gardens dedicated to visitors to visit. If you love nature, greens, and the scenery, there’s so much for you to see along this line. Even the airport, in itself, through The Jewel, is an inspiring, sprawling indoor garden. Before you leave the country, you have to arrive at the airport hours before so you can enjoy its wonders.
While at Singapore, you can visit the following inspirational green spaces:
- Botanic Gardens
- Singapore Zoo
- Gardens By The Bay
- Pulau Ubin
If you feel the need to unwind and take a breather, taking a walk in these gardens, with your dear partner, is the perfect setting for the holiday that you’ve worked hard for.
6. Inspiring Art Galleries
Are you the creative type? Perhaps you’re an artist in need of motivation or inspiration for your next few creations? Singapore is an art city, too. The culture and the arts in Singapore is growing fast, and it’s one for you not to miss out on. Get your creative juices flowing by walking through its vast galleries:
- The lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum
- National Gallery Singapore
- Gillman Barracks
There are art festivals, too, that you may not want to miss, such as:
- Neon Lights And Ultra Music Festival
- Art Week
- Laneway Festival
- Singapore Writers Festival
Singapore is, undoubtedly, one of the world’s most visited countries. Every year, there are thousands of tourists flocking in the Lion City. A visit to Singapore truly is an enriching experience with eye-catching skyscrapers, inspiring gardens, and everything the country has to offer.