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For outdoor enthusiasts, Singapore is a real paradise. Here you can ride bicycle and water skiing, windsurf, ride a canoe or watch horse races.
East Coast Park, located in the eastern part of the island, is famous for its beaches, stretching from Marina Bay to the airport. Any sports equipment: for fishing, windsurfing, sailing, cycling or rollerblading - here you can rent. On the beach you can play sports games, make bonfires and set up tents.
Also at There are several water and mud baths and spa salons in the park. The East Coast has jogging paths, and also bike paths that are not allowed for cars.
In the hotel complex located here , you can rent a small house, and in local cafes you should definitely try seafood dishes.
Orchard Road, or Orchid Road, is the main shopping street in Singapore. It is always very crowded here and there are numerous sales You can find almost any product on this street, and at a very reasonable price.
Mount Faber Park & nbsp; is one of the oldest parks in Singapore. From here, from a specially equipped observation deck, you can look at the port, Sentosa Island and other southern islands, Telok Blangah area. It is from Mount Faber that tourists go to Sentosa - here the cable car begins, which leads to the island. You can sit in a cafe or restaurant, as well as buy souvenirs.
Fort Canning Park. Fort Canning Park & nbsp; is a rather significant place for the city. Previously, on the hill, where the park is now located, there was a palace of the rulers, and the hill itself was the geographical center of the state. The In 1859, a fort was built here, demolished in 1926 year. Now from the fortress there are only large wooden gates.
In Fort Caning Park constantly hosts various exhibitions and festivals, and also various performances and even ballet performances.
Botanical Garden of Singapore. Botanical Garden - hardly is not the most important attraction of the whole country. The founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles, founded and this very botanical garden. At first, only agricultural crops were planted in the garden, but in 1959 a new, decorative park was created. Its area is - 52 hectares. In general, the entire park can be called an"open-air exhibition". Flower gardens and alleys are perfectly combined with the corners of a real wild tropical forest. Plants are accompanied by special signs with names.
In the middle of the 20th century, the Orchid Park opened with an area of 3 hectares, which became a real pearl of the whole complex. A huge number of orchids of more than four hundred varieties grow here.
Here you can buy souvenirs such as, for example, gilded orchid leaves, or flowers enclosed in vacuum flasks and therefore stored for a very long time.
Singapore Zoo. The Singapore Zoo is considered one of the best in the world for the conditions in which animals are kept. It is located in the open air, and instead of aviaries and cages, fences made of branches, ditches or channels with water are used here. The zoo has a little more than 2 thousands of animals, especially the zoo is proud of the lizards from the Komodo Island, sloth bear, German tiger, Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard and many others. Famous and local orangutans, who are very smart. The vegetation in the aviaries corresponds to the natural habitat of all animals.
At the highest point of the island there is a special zoo area with an area of 60 hectares - the Bukit Timakh reserve. Having visited it, you can get to know the animal and flora of the island before arrival here of the British. Various birds, kraits, tree snakes, cobras, squirrels, long-tailed macaques and woolly wings live here. In the mostly the territory of the reserve is a wild tropical forest, however, you can find several special meadows for recreation.
The zoo constantly hosts performances and shows for visitors with participation in animals. And at six o'clock in the evening begins a special"Night Safari". From From the windows of the bus, visitors observe the nightlife of animals.
Little India. The Little India region is located slightly north of the center of Singapore. This modest area still retains the Indian flavor in itself. There are both shops with a spreading smell of spices, and residents in national Indian clothes, and small bright houses with paintings on walls.
The street passing through the center of the block - Serangoon Road - are the major shopping centers Little India Arcade and & nbsp; Mustaffa Center. Of the abundance of markets, eateries, shops and stalls, the Tekka Center stands out, in where you can buy Indian artisan products, saris, various takni, souvenirs, antiques and traditional spices.
The streets are always lively - Indian music is playing, you can see the"fortune-telling" parrots, or get yourself a temporary henna tattoo. During the days of the Festival of Light, the streets are completely filled with marching people in bright clothes.
There are a lot of attractions in the area: wooden temples in Tamil style, dedicated to the goddess Kali, a Buddha statue 15 meters high,"Temple of 1000 Lights" and others. Participants of the Taipusam festival traditionally begin their procession from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple.
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