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The 3 Most Visited Tourist Places in Singapore

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Singapore is now the business hub of Asia and is also one of the main tourist destinations in the region. Its tourism industry is a major player in its economy, bringing in more than 13 million people a year and billions of dollars in revenue. With unique and state-of-the-art tourist spots and attractions, Singapore is never short of things to do and places to see that are anything but amazing. Pair all these with one of the world’s lowest crime rates and English as the dominant language spoken, Singapore’s yearly visitors almost double its entire population.

If you’re planning on a trip to Singapore, there are so many places to see and do that it can be exhausting to know which ones to do and go to first. For the top 3 must-see places to visit for your ultimate Singapore experience here are the 3 most visited places in Singapore that you should definitely scratch off your Singapore bucket list:

Orchard Road

Dubbed as the main tourist center of Singapore, Orchard Road is a 2.2 km-long boulevard of retail and entertainment establishments. Several multi-storey shopping centers, upmarket restaurants, 5-star hotels, cafes, coffee chains, and nightclubs occupy the area where most Singaporean citizens and tourists spend their time shopping. The shopping center’s name is derived from the area’s old purpose, as the road leading to the orchard plantations in the mid 1800’s. The first shop that opened was Tangs in 1934, and since then, has become the main shopping enclave of Singapore. Millions of tourists visit Orchard Road each year, most especially during the Tourism Department’s yearly Great Singapore Sale where most shops go on sale until 11 in the evening.

Singapore Zoo and Night Safari

The Singapore Zoo was opened in 1973 and had the concept of the “open zoo,” placing animals in naturalistic habitats instead of cages. This 28-hectare zoo houses over 315 species of wildlife gotten from different parts of the world, with 29% of them threatened species. The world’s best rainforest zoo, it is visited by more than 1.6 million people a year.

Adjacent to the zoo is the Night Safari  – the world’s first ever nocturnal zoo, opened in 1994. With 40 hectares of land, the Night Safari houses over 1,000 animals of 120 species, with the same “open zoo” concept of the Singapore Zoo. Visitors can either walk the trails or ride a tram to explore the zoo.

Sentosa Island

Singapore’s most famous island, Sentosa is one of the best places to visit and explore in Singapore. Over 5 million people visit the Island every year, with the numerous attractions and resorts. Dubbed as Asia’s Favorite Playground, Sentosa has several museums such as Fort Siloso, the Underground World Aquarium with 2,500 marine and freshwater animals, and the resort casinos Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Casino, which has Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park.

Every year, Singapore’s Tourism Department is making more developments to attract more and more tourists, with the goal of making the city-state the number one tourist destination in Asia. If you do visit Singapore, one of the best ways to tour the city is to rent a car in Singapore. Several Singapore car rental services are available to book online and at the Changi Airport, to make your visit a convenient and enjoyable experience.

Johnny Lai is the owner of Exclusive Limo and Car Rentals – one of the best choices for car rental in Singapore today. They offer a complete range of vehicles for everyone’s needs, offering dependable, reliable, and high quality services.

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