12

Singapore City – The Manhattan of the East

The Republic of Singapore is a city state of Asia with almost 90 percent of its area urbanized. The city is located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula and comprised of 63 islands. The state is separated from Malaysia by the Strait of Johor in the north and the Singapore Strait in South provides a natural boundary from Indonesia. Singapore became a busy port during the era of the East India Company and proved its eminence as on the major business center during those days. The East India Company started its operations after obtaining permission from the Sultanate of Johor.Singapore city has witnessed many ups and downs during the British period and finally got freed with the advent of the Japanese during World War II. Since then the city of Singapore City, Singapore has grown economically and boosted up with all its resources. Today it is one of the busiest ports of the world and is among the Four Asian Tigers after Hong Kong in terms of business and economic boom.

The city has been developed completely through the artificial strategies of Land reclamation. It is obvious with an increase in the business and economic the number of migrants to the city is increasing year after year. This has instigated the civic authorities to permit construction of high rise buildings not only for business but also to sustain the ever increasing demand of places to live in.A state which is completely urbanized make it’s a destination from the immigration several recreational activities and places of tourist importance. Some of them are the Singapore Zoo, Sentosa Island, East Coast Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Waterfront etc. With the ever increasing places of recreation, visit and fun for the tourists the need for hotels and proper is a must criteria that the civic authorities thought about.

Several hotels have gained ground and stood up among the roaring skylines of the so called Manhattan of the East. The Hotels in Singapore include:

  • Mandarin Orchard
  • Marina Mandarin
  • Swissotel Merchant Court
  • Grand Copthorne Waterfront
  • Royal Plaza on Scotts.

These are some of the five star rated hotels. Some of the  the economic hotels are Claremont hotel, Perak Hotel, Victoria Hotel, Hotel 81 Dickson etc.

Singapore offers a variety of authentic cuisines from almost all parts of the world and one of the favorite destinations of the food lovers. The blend of the exotic spices along with western dishes makes it a top favorite choice within the list of the food lovers. The taste of the state’s cuisine can be felt when one tastes food from multi-cuisine restaurants to the roadside vendors as well.

Singapore city is even one of the favorite destinations of the fashion lovers. The shopping destinations like Orchard Road, Bugis street, China Town Shopping Centre, Geylang Serai shopping centers comes out with the trendiest fashions of the world. One can even hop from shop to shop for some ethnic designs.