For a true experience of Singapore’s local cultures, you’ll simply have to visit the different ethnic quarters of the island. There’s Chinatown for the Chinese, Kampong Glam or Geylang Serai for the Malays, Little India for the Indians, and Joo Chiat or Katong for the Peranakans.
Natural Parks and Reserves
Abundant nature and some of the most wonderful creatures can be seen in the many natural parks and reserves of Singapore. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to more than 840 flowering plants and 240 animals, the Singapore Zoo showcases a variety of wildlife and exotic plants, Jurong Bird Park has over 380 bird species, Marine Life Park™ is the world’s largest oceanarium, the Bukit Batok Nature Park offers meandering paths through the scenic forest and the Wildlife Night Park is home to the world's first wildlife night park, and with over 1,000 nocturnal animals.
Combine the hustle and bustle of the impressive metropolis with the peace and serenity of the nearby island treasures. For a day tour or even a longer stay, visit Sentoza, a scenic island that hosts Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon and the world’s largest aquarium at S.E.A. Aquarium™. Only an hour away is Bintan, a small island that’s one of the last vestiges of rural Singapore but the “playground” of the rich and famous Singaporeans. To get there, small ferries run from Changi Point Ferry Terminal on Singapore Island.
Temples – Museums – Heritage Centers
History, religion, culture, all depict the different aspects of the Asian melting pot called Singapore. To explore all these, visit the Malay, Chinese, Eurasian, Chinatown Heritage Centers, or some of the most representative temples, such as Sultan Mosque, Sri Mariamman Temple, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and a multitude of Museums, with most notable Singapore Art Museum focuses largely on Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists.
Long walks at the waterfront of Singapore River
From Marina Bay, home to entertainment and shopping districts like Esplanade, Suntec City, Marina Square, Raffles City Shopping Centre, to the Boat Quay, which houses various bars, pubs, restaurants, conserved shop houses, impressions change and images take your breath away. Impressive buildings, world famous hotels, statues and sculptures, offer amusement, fun and lots of entertaining options.
Cell Phone Usage
Singapore’s international dialing code is +(65) or 0065
Greece’s international dialing code is +(30) or 0030