Order a Catalog!
Chinatown: Home to generations of Chinese merchants engaged in business from the preserved historical shop-house buildings. Here century-old beliefs are still practiced and intertwine with the spirit of New Asia-Singapore.
Little India: Established mainly around the Serangoon Road area, and it is home to the Indian population engaged in such trades as spices to electronic goods. Experience the fragrant smells of incense surrounding colorful Hindu temples. Visit shops of glittering silk saris, temple garlands, and gold jewelry.
Arab Street: The little streets in this area formed the historical focal point of Muslim life in Singapore. Nothing beats the surroundings for bazaar-style shopping with true ethnic character. Arab traders here still fill their shops with various Islamic pilgrimage items. Discover the best textiles and renowned genuine handmade batiks from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Free time suggestions:
Shop the world famous Orchard Road, home of exquisite boutiques; visit the Peranakan area.
Showcase Museum for a look at this unique culture; relax in the Botanical Gardens or nature reserve parks, indulge in the local gastronomical offerings at the local hawkers food centers, or enjoy a Singapore Sling drink at the Raffles Hotel, an institution in Singapore.
Visit Pulau Ubin Island, a window into Singapore 30 years ago, where one still finds the last of Kampong villages/communities and interesting wildlife.
Day trip to fun park Sentosa Island offers a variety of attraction in addition to beaches, Orchid Garden, Japanese Teahouse, Butterfly Park, and historical Fort Siloso.