Charm of Singapore
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Like Hong Kong, Singapore is a small city,
equally vibrant and diverse in culture. In terms of travel, both cities can boast and be proud of first class facilities to offer and guaranteed travel enjoyment. I think this kind of competition is healthy for these cities as both are inarguably among the top favorite tourist destination in Southeast Asia.
What I like most about Singapore and sparks my interest a lot is the people. Like music, I can sense Singaporeans coexist in harmony. I have seen people in the park, restaurants, on roads, shopping malls, everywhere! - the groups usually were comprised of a mixed ethnicity of Chinese, Malaysians, Indonesians and Indians. And I'm actually talking about the actual physical mix. It was such a pleasure to see people joined together in interaction without any barriers in between. At that point I began to think that maybe this was why they call it 'uniquely singapore', for which I will totally agree.
It's also amazing that Singapore is consciously green and this is evident in lush green parks practically everywhere and abundant trees lining the highway. The area zoning is another commendable thing about this city. Residential areas, factories, and the like are confined to different zones carefully planned in an orderly way.
Other than shopping, there are quite a list of things to do while in Singapore. Duck tours are truly unique in Singapore and attention-grabbing, being a boat, a bus and a duck all rolled-into-one. For shopaholics, Singapore has the colorful Arab Street, Little India and Chinatown for bazaar shopping, and a wide array of food options in endless variety, topped with exciting nightlife experience. Other attractions are the Night Safari, Butterfly Park, Jurong Park, the zoo, Underwater World, Sentosa and many other nature parks to enjoy.
And true enough, they have the reputation for being clean, which they must surely be proud of. It's evident everywhere. But it has a price. There are quite a list of things that are not allowed in Singapore. So before visiting, make sure you do your homework.
Still, i find Singapore a charming place worth visiting.