Friday, November 17, 2006

Places to Visit in Singapore

I was in Singapore on a business trip from the 10th - 30th of June and stayed at the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. I got a deluxe room (room number 1417) with a picturesque view of the city. The room was fully furnished with two single beds, a large LCD TV and mini-bar and cost me SGD500 per night.

Here is a list on interesting places that you must visit when in Singapore:

The Esplanade
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is one of Singapore's architectural icons with its distinctive twin shells. It is sited just by Marina Bay at the mouth of the Singapore River.

Merlion Park
The Merlion, the lion head with a fish body resting on a crest of waves, is the emblem of Singapore. Unluckily, it was being renovated while I was there, so I wasn't able to see it in its full glory!

Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City
I used to go to work everyday at Suntec City's Tower 5. During our lunch break, we would roam around Suntec City Mall.

Suntec City is designed with a lot of emphasis on Chinese geomancy (feng shui). The five buildings and the convention center are arranged so that they look like a left hand when viewed aerially, and the Fountain of Wealth look like a golden ring in the palm of the hand. As the fountain is made of bronze, it is believed that the balance of metal and water paves the way for success. This fountain is the largest in the world!

Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles
Sir Stamford Raffles – Singapore’s founder – stands tall and proud in the form of a dark bronze statue in front of Victoria Theatre.

Parliament House

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, I saw your entry on trip to Singapore in 2006 while I was randomly surfing on the net. I'm sure you enjoyed the trip!


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