Two hundred and seventy-seven square miles. That is the total land area of Singapore. It is the second smallest country in Asia and the smallest in Southeast Asia. Despite its size, the country boasts a rich culture and beautiful landscape. It is also a country with a wide variety of nationalities – a beautiful mixture of east and west, and of traditions and modernity.
It is for this reason that the tourism of Singapore is continually rising. The enchanting tapestry of history and multi-culture diversity lures people to the country. Here are just a few these attractions highlighting The Little Red Dot’s delightful cultural blend:
Events and Festivals
Just looking at the list of Singapore’s official holidays will make your eyes bright with enthusiasm. Join the party for New Year and Christmas. Watch the dragon dance during Chinese New Year. Move with the beat alongside performers at the Chingay Parade. Shop and sightsee during the Hindu Deepavali Festival. From national to ethnicity-specific holidays, the list just goes on.
As if national feasts are not enough, most districts set up occasional events featuring international elements. There is Fashion Steps Out on Orchard Road from April to May, Singapore Food Festival in July and Buskers Sentosa street act festival in September.
Neighbourhoods and Little Towns
Displaying a more concrete proof of Singapore’s distinct demographics, the country has many areas that feature different specialties. Get in touch with the lifestyle of Singapore’s biggest ethnic group in Chinatown. Shop and dine at the vibrant Little India. Explore the country’s European background in Bras Basah. Bugis. A more Asian experience awaits you in Joo Chiat/Katong and Kampong Glam. The Civic District features the roots of modern-day Singapore. These are only a few of the country’s scenic and culture-rich sections.
Singapore definitely delivers a satisfying array of cultural experiences. Even with a small land area, it shelters different localities, encouraging the prosperity of different traditions, practices and novelties. The harmonious intermingling of these cultures contributed to its reputation as one of Asia’s best countries to visit.