Landmarks And Memorials
The earth is full of mysterious and strange places that cannot be explained by the level of human intelligence until recently. Some of these mysterious places have just been discovered by the help of the latest modern technology. To make people around the world recognize these mysterious yet wonderful sites, UNESCO categorized some of the places as the World’s Heritage Sites. Among a large number of mysterious places in the world, these three sites represent the World’s Most Strangest Places in the World. More >
Built in 1929, the old building with red wine color is a museum, known as Red Dot Museum. This museum that consists of three floor and covering 1200 square meters, is still very solid, clean, modern and no less with the buildings around it. One thing that makes it look different is a striking color. Shade trees that grow thick along Maxwell Street make this building not as old as its age and became more beautiful and elegant.
The collection of Red Dot Museum is not ancient artifacts solely. The goods are ready for use in the form of a contemporary, stylish and full of style, and even futuristic design concept. The collection of museums is about 250 pieces. Some have the shape of finished goods ready for use as a pencil, pens, furniture, shelves, ovens, office chair, bath, waterless urinal for the stewards. Furthermore, many photographs of a design concept such as the design of robots and sports car is stuck on the wall as gallery.
As a design museum, Red Dot Museum is well known as exclusive place for the winners of Red Dot Design Award in the world. This place meets style with substance, brands and products. In the world there are only two museum that reflect these elements, the first is in Germany that has existed since 1955, while, the second is in Singapore which was inaugurated in 2005.
The museum display not the collection but this place also gives space and time for the creative process, as well as celebrating the outcome of the process. This place can be rented for various events associated with the launch of technology products and creative industry. So, for all you, the creative people who interest in art and style, you can visit Red Dot Museum during staying in Singapore.
As the usual from every country with the glory of kingdom, Malaysia that now is federation country with thirteen parts of states and three Federal Territories with the population almost twenty eight million people have beautiful tour place in it, The Wooden Palace of Seri Meranti. The Wooden Palace of Seri Meranti now becoming Museum of Royal Palace and of course it one of the most tourist destination for tour traveling in Malaysia. It was built in 1900s for residence of royal families.
This palace is located in Kuala Pilah about 13 km, Negeri Sembilan Malaysia. It was destroyed by the British in 1875 but rebuilt in 1905. This palace is good because it followed Minangkabau style of the architecture whereas the Minangkabau is ethnic group in West Sumatera Indonesia. When 15th century the Minangkabau ethnic lived in Negeri Sembilan with inherit histories behind it. This palace have unique theme, the palace building used wood materials for the whole and it used cengal also rare iron wood, just for knowledge that at the past a lot of forest around the palace, so that?s the cause why the materials was from woods in whole of building.
The other unique of this palace, the way to build the palace no single nail was used and put together entirely by wooden pegs as Minangkabau architecture. The structure of the palace incorporates 99 pillars, representing the 99 warriors who served at the palace. The palace is beautiful and near of this palace there is junction of cultural village where in this village tourists could see Minagkabau culture and traditions at their best with dances, music and handicrafts to charm visitors. Visiting to this palace could make tourist rethinking about how glory at the past fulfill with rich cultural behind it and learn to the tourist to respect history of the inherit place for the descent.
Singapore National Day is observed yearly to celebrate Singapore’s Independence on 9 August 1965.
Singapore celebrated its first National Day in 1966, one year after Singapore’s independence from Malaysia.
This year, the 44th birthday of Singapore falls on Sunday, 9 August 2009, with this year theme is ?Come Together ? Reaching Out, Reaching Up?
As the National Day (Independence Day) holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday, 10 August 2009 will be a public holiday.
One of the most important aspect of this holiday is the National Day Parade.
The National Day Parade is a national ceremony in Singapore that, as its name implies, includes a parade on Singapore’s national day on August 9, in commemoration of Singapore’s independence.
The first National Day Parade started in the morning at 0900. People came as early as 0700 in order to get good vantage points. Singapore’s first President, Mr Yusof bin Ishak and Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, were seated with members of the government at the grandstand on the steps of City Hall.
Over the years, the Parade has become the biggest national event in Singapore. What is perhaps most memorable at each celebration is the fireworks display marking the climax of the parade; the sky would be bursting with the wonderful colors of the visual vista, dazzling it as well as the hearts of fellow Singaporeans. On this very special occasion, most Singaporeans would be decked out in patriotic colours – namely, red and white.
The Singapore National Day Parade is usually held in the Singapore National Stadium or the Padang. For the first time in 2007, it was held in Marina Bay and future parades, including this year’s 9 August 2009 National Day Parade will be held there until the new sports hub is completed in around 2011.
Due to the enormous popularity and support from the people, in 2003 Singapore government set up the e-balloting ticketing system. Such ticketing system enables citizens to stand a chance at winning the tickets(free of charge) by registering their e-mail addresses or mobile numbers at the NDP website or phonelines.
While it is very unlikely for visitors to ever get hold of the Parade ticket, you can always join the local and tourist crowds at the Waterfront (near Esplanade) to enjoy the beautiful fireworks.
Some hotels (e.g. One Fullerton) also have rooms well positioned to view the fireworks display.
Where to go in Singapore? What are the popular destinations? What are the places of interest in Singapore?
We got asked these questions quite frequently.
Singapore is one of the most amazing places in the world to go on a vacation with incredible tourist attractions, great nightlife, awesome cuisines and wonderful spa retreats.
A lot of people like to go on a Singapore holiday in order to make the best of their vacations and have a great time with their friends and family. It is a shockingly modern city and a fantastic place to visit during the holidays. It has a great deal of almost everything to offer to its visitors. The major tourist attractions will leave you bewitched with its charm.
So to give you a bit of overview, here we compile a list of Popular Holiday Destinations & Tourist Attractions in Singapore
Sentosa island is the undisputed No 1 most popular holiday destination of Singapore. In brief, it is a whole island converted into an attraction park. It is big and will probably take you 1-2 whole days to explore everything. Sentosa Island is the answer of Singapore to Disneyland, and will be even more so with the opening of Universal Studio with the Integrated Resort (IR) next year.
Beach lovers can enjoy exciting games and sea sports along the 3.2-km long sandy beaches stretching across Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong.
Fort Siloso is the Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort stands as an important window to our colonial past and a poignant reminder of the war years.
What else to do ? Ride a movie (Cinemania) / Join the army (Fort Siloso) / Spot sharks without getting wet (Underwater World) / Admire butterflies / Erupt yourself (VolcanoLand) / Splash yourself (Fantasy Island) / Fall for dolphins (Dolphin Lagoon) / Climb the Merlion for a panoramic view / Walk on a dragon / Have a look at other countries (Asian Village) / Relax on spotless artificial beaches / Rollerblade on the alleys or rent a bike / Spot skeleton on a nature walk / Have a photo with a snake / Watch monkeys getting coconuts / Walk a suspended bridge / Admire a collection of shells / Cool off by one of the numerous fountains or manicured gardens (orchid, scented, spices,…) / Bike on water / Dream at the musical fountain / Stand on the southernmost point of the Asia continent / Ride the monorail around for free / Dance on the beach in swim suit at the two beach bars (regular foam parties as well) / Swim in the laguna
From the world famous city, comes the world famous shopping destination – the Orchard Road Singapore. There are over 30 malls and shopping centers located in the stretch or road, closely connected to each other by pavements and underground pass. Here, you’ll find everything like the stylish Louis Vuitton, the exquisite Bergdorf Goodman, the elegant Tiffany & Co., the ever popular Prada, the immaculate Versace, Cartier, Fortunoff, Dior, Fendi, and Chanel. And the list goes on and on?
As a multiracial country, Singapore host a number of unique destinations which celebrates the cultural diversity of the different races. Here are some places where you can experience the culture, customs and traditional festivals.
1. Geylang Serai
It was earlier known as the Geylang Kelapa; Geylang Serai was an abode to many of the Malay Kampongs. It is famous for the exquisite quality of lemongrass that grows here in abundance. There are traditionally made Malay-Kalimpong houses and a cultural museum as well.
2. China Town
China Town was historically the home to Chinese population who lived here. The place can be best explored on foot and can be marveled at the various interesting areas of Chinese worship. The main places of worship include the Thian Hock Keng temple, Sri Marimman temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic temple. The China Town market is very popular for its cheap bargains where you can buy a lot of stuff like the textile, medicinal herb and Chinese handicraft.
3. Little India
Little India is a district endowed with Indian culture’s ethnic elements. The most attractive features of here are Sri Veeramakaliamman temple and Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple. The latter is known more for its massive Buddha statue. Exquisite Indian silk, brassware, gold jewelry and trinkets can be bought from the exotic market. Little India’s cuisine and henna are also very popular.
4. Arab Street/ Kampong Glam
The colorful district of Kampong Glam got its name from a local tree, Gelam. It has a Malay Heritage Centre and Sultan Mosque. Also known as the Masjid Sultan, the mosque excels in architectural splendor. The textiles, fabrics and the baskets made of cane, straw and rattan of the market, trinkets, and perfumes are very famous here.
As for a taste of Singapore nightlife, some popular night spots highly recommended are Chijmes Singapore , Singapore Boat Quay, Mohammed Sultan Road, Singapore Robertson Quay and Holland Village Singapore. Arguably, some of the most popular party destinations currently are Zouk, St James Power Station (coal-fired power station turned into large entertainment complex), and MoS (Ministry of Sound)
As a metropolitan where most of the population dines out, Singapore naturally has huge array of gastronomical offers. From posh five-star restaurants to economical food hawker centers, you can find and enjoy international as well as local food almost everywhere in Singapore.
You will never go wrong with the well-known Singapore tourist attractions such as the Singapore Zoo, Singapore Night Safari (Night Zoo), Jurong Bird Park and the Singapore Flyer etc.
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Here is list of airlines with Departures and Arrivals at Singapore Changi Airport Budget Terminal, their IATA code (flight code), ICAO code(airline code), as well as their their base country and destination cities.
Airlines and destinations out of the Budget Terminal
Cebu Pacific (5J/CEB)
Base country: Philippines
Destination Cities: Cebu, Clark, Davao [seasonal], Manila
Base country: Malaysia
Destination Cities: Alor Setar [begins 27 October], Ipoh [begins 12 July], Kota Bharu [begins 25 October], Kuala Lumpur-Subang [begins 1 July], Kuala Terengganu [begins 14 July], Kuantan [begins 22 July], Malacca [begins 1 September]
Tiger Airways (TR/TGW)
Base country: Singapore
Destination Cities: Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Clark, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Haikou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi [begins 1 August], Macau, Padang, Penang [begins 18 July], Perth, Phuket, Shenzhen
Here is list of airlines with Departures and Arrivals at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal Three (T3), their IATA code (flight code), ICAO code(airline code), as well as their their base country and destination cities.
China Eastern Airlines MU / CES
Base country: China
Destination Cities: Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong
Jet Airways 9W / JAI
Base country: India
Destination Cities: Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai
Qatar Airways QR / QTR
Base country: Qatar
Destination Cities: Doha, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
Singapore Airlines SQ/SIA
Base country: Singapore
Destination Cities: Adelaide, Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Brisbane, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanjing, New York-JFK, Newark, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tokyo-Narita, Z?rich
United Airlines UA / UAL
Base country: USA – United States of America
Destination Cities: Chicago-O’Hare, Hong Kong, Tokyo-Narita, Washington-Dulles
If you want a good place to get local dishes while enjoying the historic sight, Lau Pa Sat is the place to go. Right in the heart of Singapore central business district, Lau Pa Sat was built in Victorian 1894. It is believed to be the largest filigree cast-iron structure in Southeast Asia.
Lau Pa Sat (literally means Old Market in Hokkian dialect) was previously a wet market which has been restored as a food hawker center for locals and tourist alike, with a good variety of affordable local food.
Getting There: Take the MRT to Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) and walk towards Robinson Road. Click here to view MRT route map.