Singapore is a delightful country with a diverse cultural heritage and offers some of the most scrumptious food you will ever taste. I was fascinated by the prospect of exploring the rich cultural life of this modern state and the Merlion Park was on the top of my list. The 28 feet long Merlion statue is a national icon and the pride of the country. The lion’s head resting atop a fish’s body pays ode to the country’s humble roots as a fishing village and it was an unforgettable experience to stand and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Marina Bay. Some of the locals I met there were quite friendly and filled me up on the historical facts of the country.
Orchard Street, a classy retail pad housing the biggest brands made for a fun day, but what really struck my fancy was cultural spark of the suburban markets. The thriving nightlife and exotic street food is bedazzling with its warm vibrancy and left me enthralled. The calm beauty of the Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden is a must-visit for any nature lover. The Peranakan Museum is another great spot to explore but the tight schedule left me unable to go on the Night Safari. It is definitely on the top of my list for my next trip.