Singapore may have started as a chaotic little colonial port, but the country went on to become a futuristic pristine metropolis. Travel to Singapore with Qatar Airways and discover a buzzing country that combines high-rise skyscrapers on one end and an abundance of green spaces on the other.
Singapore is awash with fascinating places to visit and activities to undertake, from elegant and colourful temples to grand old colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll discover when you come here that much of the atmosphere comes from its population, an intriguing mix of Indians, Malays and Chinese. Walking from one end of the city to the other takes you on a journey through a series of cultural mixes, making a stroll along any street a real adventure in tastes, sights and smells. The range of different cuisine on offer is staggering, and attracts gourmets from all corners of the world.
The big attraction for visitors to Singapore is in fact its ethnic diversity and its distinctly unique districts. Little India is probably the most obvious one, located just to the north of the river and packed with restaurants and spice shops. Just a short distance away you’ll find Arab Street, home to the shining golden domes of the great Sultan Mosque. Chinatown, just south of the river, offers an interesting glimpse into a wide range of architectural styles and motifs.
Singapore is packed with famous sights too, including the iconic Raffles Hotel, symbol of a bygone age, and the Neo-Classical buildings of the old Colonial District. If you enjoy nature and wildlife, the zoo here is excellent, and the city’s splendid Botanic Gardens have a world-class orchid section. Visit Jurong Bird Park to marvel at the exotic species on display, and take some time to relax by the beach at nearby Sentosa Island.