Cultural melting pot and dazzling example of the region’s economic successes, wealthy Singapore assails the senses of the first time visitor.
The former British trading post and colony has carved a unique niche for itself in its two short centuries of existence, nowadays offering a vivid combination of ultra-modern skyscrapers, remnants of tropical rainforest and colourful ethnic urban areas, each with a character very much of their own.
One of the most noticeable features of this tiny but bustling city-state is its cleanliness – indeed, it is sometimes criticised for its many seemingly petty regulations, such as the banning of chewing gum – but crime is virtually unknown, and it is one of the world’s safest places to visit.
Despite its rather sanitised reputation, though, Singapore is anything but dull. The visitor is spoilt for choice, for things to see and do, and in terms of vibrant nightlife, its rich cultural mix, and a whole planet’s worth of culinary experiences.
Singapore is a veritable feast for the senses, a heady mixture of the familiar and the exotic. It suits all budgets, too, presenting a happy collision of opposites – grand and expensive at the famed Raffles Hotel, but low-key and cheap (but good) in the food markets of Bugis Junction and Clarke Quay.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – SINGAPORE
Meet with your tour leader and other members at G.H.T’s office, 97 – 99 – 101 Nguyen Cong Tru St., Dist.1 – Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for the flight to Singapore. Arrive at Changi International Airport, local guide and coach meet and greet tourists upon arrival and transfer to visit Merlion Park – a popular tourist attraction and took its place among the famous landmarks of great cities of the world. It is originally located at the Esplanade Bridge, about 20 meters from its current location and was shifted in 2002 where located the Merlion – Singapore’s tourism icon – is a creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. The “Singa” or lion represents the animal that a Sumatran prince saw which resembled a lion, and the fish is a tribute to Singapore’s history as “Temasek”, the ancient sea town. The Esplanade – the opera house built at the mouth of Singapore river, a new symbol of Singapore. Visit to the Fountain of Wealth – constructed in 1995, together with the main Suntec City development. A symbol of wealth and life, the Fountain of Wealth is recognized since 1998 by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Fountain. The bronze ring of the fountain is designed based on the Hindu Mandala, meaning universe and is a symbolic representation of the oneness in spirit and unity and further symbolizes the equality and harmony of all races and religions in Singapore. Visit to Mount Faber – the highest mountain in Singapore where tourists can have a panoramic view of the modern highrise buildings of Singapore as well as the nearby islands of Indonesia. Stop for shopping Lotus oil at Harbourmart – a well known medicated oil in Singapore. Dinner – check in Quality hotel 3* (or similar) at leisure.
Day 2: SINGAPORE
Breakfast at hotel, local guide and coach pick up tourists and transfer to visit The Botanic Garden – was founded in 1859 by an Agri-Horticultural Society. Planned as a leisure garden and ornamental park, the Society organised flower shows and horticultural fetes. In 1874, the Society handed over management and maintenance of the site to the government. Stop for shopping at Chocolate World – where tourists can find many well known kinds of chocolate around the world. Stop for shopping Lotus oil at Harbourmart – a well known medicated oil in Singapore. Lunch. Proceed to visit Sentosa island – a man-made themed park-like recreation island which many attractions including the Resorts World, Universal Studio, Carlsberg Sky Tower, Butterfly Park, Insect Kingdom, to draw repeat visitors from all over Asia. Tourists will be guided to visit Underwater World – one of the most largest and beautiful aquarium in Asia. Visit to Images of Singapore – an award-winning historical museum in that exhibits the culture and history of Singapore using multi-media displays, multi-screen theatre presentations and lifesize tableaus depicting major events in Singapore’s history. Dinner. Enjoy the Musical fountain show – also known as the Magical Fountain of Sentosa, this fountain was officially opened in 1982 that could accommodate more than 5000 people. The 7 seating zones in the arena were themed after the colors of the rainbow. It hosted three different shows through the five decades it had been in operation, including the Magical Sentosa show. Sentosa Musical Fountain was eventually replaced by another fountain entitled Songs of the Sea. Back to hotel, at leisure.
Day 3: SINGAPORE
Breakfast at hotel, local guide and coach pick up tourists and transfer to visit Jurong bird park – a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world, including a flock of one thousand and one flamingos. It is currently the world’s largest bird park in terms of number of birds. There are 4,600 birds of 380 species in Jurong Bird Park. Of these, 29 are of endangered species. Tourists can enjoy the All stars bird show – one of the most interesting show in Jurong bird park. Or the tourists can also take a monorail to visit the park. Visit to Jewelry show room – where tourists can find a newest jewelry designs. Lunch – Free for shopping at DFO (Duty free shop) or Orchard road – a road in Singapore that is the retail and entertainment hub of the city-state. It is regularly frequented by the local population as well as being a major tourist attraction. A shopping paradise in Asia with lots of shopping malls crowded with shoppers. Dinner. Back to hotel, at leisure.
Day 4: SINGAPORE – HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. Coach transfers tourists to Airport for flight back Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. G.H.T’s bus picks up tourists and transfers back to the previous meeting point. Home sweet home!
Tour Duration: 04 days / 03 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Tour Price: Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
(Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs)
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Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. This program may be changed or discontinued without notice. Please call our travel consultant for additional information.
- Including: Round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Hotel as stated in the itinerary ***, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries – Tippings for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas – G.H.T’s tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 10,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: backpack, cap, G.H.T’s travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggages and other personal expenses – Drinks – Single room supplement.
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