Popular Attractions in Singapore

Founder and CEO of iMetros.com Corporation, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, Abraham Valentino is responsible for increasing investments at the firm by finding new opportunities. In his free time, Abraham Valentino enjoys traveling. He has been to Europe several times and plans on soon visiting locations in Asia, such as Singapore.

Offering a blend of Asian and European cultures, Singapore offers a wide range of attractions that draw in travelers. Following are just a few of the more popular attractions in Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s second integrated resort and is one of the most expensive buildings in the world. The resort offers everything from luxury hotel accommodations and restaurants to shops and a convention center. Visitors will also find a theater, one of Asia’s largest convention centers, and a museum within Marina Bay Sands.

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in central Chinatown in Singapore was originally planned to be a traditional temple when its construction was first proposed in the 1980s. However, it eventually became the home for a tooth relic from Buddha, and it now also features the culture and arts of Singaporean Buddhists.

– The world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal animals, the Night Safari is a 40-hectare park that is home to more than 1,000 animals. It is one of Singapore’s most popular attractions, and has won the Singapore Tourism Board’s Best Visitor Attraction Experience eight times. Visitors to the park may explore either on foot through the park’s three walking trails, or by tram.

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Thailand’s Temple of Dawn

A real estate investment executive, Abraham Valentino enjoys traveling during his time outside of the office. Having visited Europe numerous times, Abraham Valentino plans to journey to Asia next, making stops in China, Singapore, and Thailand.

In 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, was the world’s most-visited destination, according to Global Destination Cities Index. The city expected nearly 16 million tourists that year. When visiting, travelers should consider seeing the Temple of Dawn, also known as Wat Arun. A 2014 Travelers’ Choice award winner in the category of attractions, the Temple of Dawn is a religious site named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn. The Buddhist temple offers a beautiful silhouette as the sun sets and its lights create a picturesque view from the east side of Bangkok’s River of Kings. In addition, the monument possesses intricate mosaics made of multicolored ceramic and porcelain tiles, terraces overlooking surrounding waters, and statues honoring Hindu gods.

Open to the public, the temple operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time every day. Thai citizens may enter the temple for free, but international visitors must pay 30 Thai Baht (approximately $1 USD) to view the sanctuary.