It’s a great time to visit and rediscover Singapore, with the city-state celebrating its 50th birthday (SG50) this year.
This wonderful city of contrasts continues to celebrate its multi-cultural heritage roots while embracing a cutting-edge, modern-day mix of attractions, bars, restaurants and accommodation options, which is why families, couples and solo travellers all find it easy to get off the beaten track and discover the city’s treasures like a local.
You may think you know Singapore, but if you haven’t visited in a few years, there is no better time to rediscover the wealth of diverse and easy-to-explore activities and attractions packed into this serene ‘city in a garden’.
If you’re visiting in 2015, be sure to check out the following SG50 highlights:
Gardens by the Bay celebrates SG50
Singapore’s 50th birthday celebration comes into bloom at Gardens by the Bay with a brand-new orchid floral display and a SG50 edition of the free twice-nightly Garden Rhapsody music and light show.
Bonus: One child enjoys free admission with every two Adult Standard Double Conservatories tickets purchased. Guests have to print out the offer from yoursingapore.com/goldenjubilee. Terms and conditions apply.
Singapore Zoo welcomes some Australian friends
Singapore Zoo has welcomed four koalas who will call Singapore home for the next six months. The furry envoys, named Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita are a gift from Australia to Singapore to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence and the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Far East Hospitality Heritage Food Trail
Far East Hospitality, Singapore’s largest and fastest growing operator for hotels and serviced residences, invites Australian travellers to “live like a local” through its Far East Heritage Food Trail. Until the end of December, Aussie travellers can be connected to authentic elements of Singapore including top heritage sites, cultural activities and food spots. In particular, the Fast East Heritage Food Trail 2015 allows travellers to uncover Singapore’s colourful heritage by savouring local flavours and delicacies.
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