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Singapore is quickly becoming one of the leading expat destinations. Full of cutting edge architecture, tasty cuisine and a great economy. All of which are making it a desirable location for many. The city is clean and diverse with an abundance of delightful cultural attractions to enjoy. If you are thinking of relocating to Singapore, here are some of the best places to visit:

Singapore Botanical Gardens

The 74-hectare Unesco World Heritage site is one of the country’s most magical attractions. There are many great things to see such as a rare patch of dense primeval rainforest open. While the Symphony Lake makes a romantic setting for seasonal opera performances.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Zoo

Home to the world’s most exotic animals and over 300 species. Visitors can get up close to the endangered creatures on safari tours, and see where the giant pandas and amazon forest predators dwell. During the river tour you can discover freshwater exhibits and learn about the amazing flora and fauna. The zoo was recently awarded the best leisure attraction by the Singapore tourism awards.

White Tigers at Singapore Zoo

Peranakan Museum

The Peranakan Museum is the best place to explore the rich heritage of the Peranakans (Straits Chinese descendants). The galleries cover various aspects of Peranakan culture from the traditional 12-day wedding ceremony to crafts and feasting. The highlights include ceremonial costumes and beautifully carved wedding beds.

Peranakan Museum

Little India

Little India is one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts and could be the perfect place for relocating to Singapore. Spice traders gather around walkways, alongside flower-garland vendors and fabric sellers. Boutique hotels, modern restaurants and boutiques are also around the area.

Just taking a walk along the road and neighbouring streets can be a fun cultural experience as you explore a mix temples, mosques and churches.

Local Cuisine includes South Indian vegetarian food, North Indian tandoori dishes and local dishes like roti prata (round pancakes) and teh tarik (pulled tea in Malay).

Little India Market

Batu Caves and Temple tour

Located just a few hours away from Singapore, a trip to the Batu Caves in Gombak can make a memorable day out. Visitors enjoy 3-hour guided tours around the Batu caves and temples. The Batu Cave Temple houses a Hindu Shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns there is an impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters).

At the top of the steps is the Cathedral Cave, the biggest cave of the complex featuring a high ceiling and ornate Hindu Shrines.

Lord Murugan Statue outside of the Batu Caves

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