Traveling to Singapore, where East meets West
Chinatown is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors heading to Singapore
1 / China Town - splendid lantern area
On the lion island, people are mainly from India, Malaysia and China. The people of Chinese descent are quite generous and they create a place called Chinatown with full of native features.
Chinatown is comprised of four main streets - Chinatown, Chinatown Heritage Center, Chinese Night Market and Chinatown Street Food. Each neighborhood has its own characteristics which allow visitors to explore each area without boring. Walking around these areas, it seems that visitors will not be shy and go from surprise to surprise as Chinatown as a miniature China full of fun to explore.
2 / Pesta Raya, the throne of art
Hari Raya Puasa is derived from the Muslims. This is the festival to celebrate the Thanksgiving ceremony with the Supreme and also the union members. It usually takes place at the end of the month of fasting and prayer in Ramadan.
Considered to be one of the five main festivals of the Muslims, the fasting from dawn to the divine dimension allows man to restrain himself for purification and renewal. For Malaysian Muslims in Singapore, Hari Raya is not only a time to express generosity, luck and forgiveness, but also to remind them of traditional cultural values.
Experience the art of optical illusions at Singapore's Trick Eye Museum
3 / Trick Eye Museum
The Trick Eye Museum is derived from Korean. Since its launch in 2010, the museum has become well-known by the increasing number of visitors. The idea of the Museum's visual deception is the use of special techniques to convert 2D pictures into 3D effects.
The museum in Singapore has 6 areas with different themes: Love, Circus, Listening, Wildlife, Fairy and Adventure. They use techniques of two-dimensional that make the artwork which is drawn, hung on the floor, walls and ceilings turn into three dimensions through the visual illusion. The museum is full of laughter and flashing of the camera.
4 / Cavalia program
Arranged by Normand Latourelle - one of the co-founders of the world famous Cirque du Soleil Circus - Cavalia is a blend of the art of horseback riding and performance, aerial performances and live music.
Cavalia broke the city-state's attendance record for a touring show.
This performance is usually labeled as a horse riding ballet program. The most unique point of the program is the performance with the beautiful horse as fairy, brave and majestic.
Tickets are available in 9 different tickets. The most expensive ticket is around SGD 300.
5 / Amoy Hotel
It will be lacking when you arrive in lion island nation and skip the hotel Amoy. The location of this hotel is the land of ancient Chinese immigrants who have come to seek opportunities to get rich. These people came to Singapore to build a temple to thank heaven and earth for a peace trip. Later, the temple became a national historical monument.