It was the second time I visited Singapore, and this time it was with the family. I always loved the way the country has transformed to the current state from a fishing village. Anyone would get inspired by the work they have done to make themselves a financially strong nation in the world, and once you land in the nation, there are glimpses of those efforts clearly visible everywhere you see. The city itself has been transformed every year to the next level to cope with the competition with the other developed nations. It is obvious that as a traveler from a developing nation would see things differently than the ones who travel from developed nations. But I feel the efforts and attitudes which have caused the nation to plunge forward shouldn’t be neglected.
It was a short four-day visit, and mainly to relax from the usual daily jargon. Main purpose was to enjoy the time being there, by visiting theme parks and to enjoy the other leisure activities. Nobody would doubt the way they have created those to attract foreigners from the neighboring countries, and those parks have become main foreign income sources to the country. The quality of those should be appreciated as well, where they have successfully managed to let the visitors forget about their personal problems for a while, soon after they entered inside of those places. The main target was the children and teenagers, but there was always something for the adults to indulge in the scene, and some opportunity for them to go back to their younger ages to experience the memories once again.
Universal Studios was one of the great places of attraction by the tourists, and there are various rides created to various themes, such as, Sesame Street, Transformers, Ancient Egypt, Treasure hunters, Shrek, Puss in Boots, Madagascar etc. I loved the transformers ride above all, as that made me to live in the middle of a battle between autobots and decepticons. It was truly a ride worth of waiting one hour in the queue, and the experience was remarkable.
Another magnificent experience was the Gardens by the Bay. They have made a heaven of flowers by artificially simulating weathers of five continents, and the plants and flowers of those countries could be seen under one gigantic roof. Flower dome was truly a miracle, and the visitors are made to roam through a jungle of flowers from different countries. It was a heaven for nature photographers as well, and majority of the visitors try to capture a perfect photograph of almost each and every bush of flowers. Next to it was the Cloud Forest where they have created the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Another miracle for sure, where visitors were given a chance to climb an artificially made mountain. (Via elevators and cloud walks) The main purpose of it was to display wide variety of plants, mainly from rain forests, even the plants from pre-historic period were amazingly preserved and they have made separate sections to display those.
So, Singapore is planning to create another surprise by 2020, by opening up doors to a rain forest within the country by combing the bird park. It will be a definite visit once that’s open for public.