City Guide

Marina Bay Sands

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Opened in 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Sands is part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. But it's much more than just a hotel and casino; in fact it has everything to become Southeast Asia's next top entertainment destination. http://www.marinabaysands.com/
 

Gardens by the Bay

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Get up close with a diversity of plant species from around the world in the iconic cooled conservatories, marvel at the Supertrees vertical garden, or discover the intricacies of plant life at the themed gardens. Spanning 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay comprises three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. www.gardensbythebay.org.sg/
 

Marina Barrage

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Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore's 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island's largest and most urbanised catchment. View the Sustainable Singapore Gallery, a sensory extravaganza showcasing Singapore's efforts towards environmental sustainability. http://www.pub.gov.sg/Marina/Pages/default.aspx
 

The Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel. A one-of-a-kind experience and built over a three-story terminal building, the Flyer is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres high, and travels at 0.21m per second. Each of Singapore Flyer 28 city-bus-sized air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. http://www.singaporeflyer.com/
 

Singapore Grand Prix – The World's Only Formula 1 Night Race

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Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA), the Singapore Grand Prix is, the only Formula One race held at night, presenting a mixture of top music performances and enhanced on-track action. Held on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the Singapore Grand Prix is an unforgettable occasion that is so much more than just another racing event. http://www.singaporegp.sg/
 

Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay

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Singapore's premiere performing arts venue, the Esplanade features a 2,000-seat theatre, a 1,600-seat concert hall, two smaller studios, a mall as well as two outdoor theatres and is situated along the promenade. The two spiky looking domes are the large theatre and concert hall and have more than 7,000 pieces of aluminium roofing. http://www.esplanadesingapore.com
 

Merlion Park

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The Merlion is the mythical symbol of Singapore, situated at the Merlion Park at Marina Bay. The statue is a creature that is a cross between a fish and a lion, spouting water out from the mouth into the river. This famous imaginary beast attracts over a million visitors per year. The park itself has a nice setting with terraced seating offering great views of Singapore's city skyline.
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Singapore Art Museum and 8Q

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The largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks, the Singapore Art Museum is a leading presenter of local and international art practices. http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/
 

The National Museum

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The oldest government building in Singapore and the first gazetted government building in Singapore designated as a multi-disciplinary arts centre. A grandiose Victorian house, ringed with white-washed fencing, it was designed and built by Singapore's pre-eminent colonial architect, the Irishman George Drumgould Coleman in 1827, for Scottish merchant John Maxwell. http://www.nationalmuseum.sg
 

Old Parliament House / The Arts House

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The oldest government building in Singapore and the first gazetted government building in Singapore designated as a multi-disciplinary arts centre. A grandiose Victorian house, ringed with white-washed fencing, it was designed and built by Singapore's pre-eminent colonial architect, the Irishman George Drumgould Coleman in 1827, for Scottish merchant John Maxwell. http://www.theartshouse.com.sg
 

Resorts WorldTM Sentosa

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Designed by world-renowned architect and product designer Michael Graves, Resorts WorldTM Sentosa is a tropical family mega-resort. It has a comprehensive selection of luxurious and comfortable hotels to meet the needs of everyone – from couples to families. http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Hotels
 

Sentosa Island

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Located just 15 minutes from the city, Sentosa, Asia's Favourite Playground, is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, resort accommodations, world- renowned golf courses, a deep-water yachting marina and luxurious residences. http://www.sentosa.com.sg
 

St Andrew's Cathedral

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The largest and first Anglican Church in Singapore. Designed by Colonel Ronald McPherson in a Neo-Gothic style, the current St Andrew's Cathedral was built in 1857 after the original building was damaged by two lightning strikes. Gazetted as a national monument, the Cathedral is one of Singapore's most treasured works of architecture. http://www.livingstreams.org.sg/sac/