Why Singapore should be your next holiday destination

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Sponsored: Singapore is a tiny but mighty island just waiting to be explored. Book your holiday with Musafir.com and receive Dhs200 off. 

The island of Singapore – meaning Lion City – is a prosperous little state off the southern tip of Malaysia. It’s a cosmopolitan, tolerant home to a local population with roots in China, Malaysia and India, as well as a large expat community. The result of this melting pot of nationalities is a country with an eclectic, but undeniably charming, character.

Official Singapore travel partner Musafir.com is offering all What’s On readers a Dhs200 discount if they book their trip to Singapore with Musafir.com now.

To whet your appetite, here’s a few of the island nation’s finest must-dos to get you in the mood.

Go wild at Sentosa

The ‘entertainment’ island of Singapore, known as The State of Fun. For families and teenagers, the Universal Studios on Sentosa Island is a must see and do. Sentosa is also home to the highest bungee jump in Asia, a 65-metre zip line, cable car rides, water parks and more. sentosa.com.sg

Embrace nature at Gardens by the Bay

The first thing everyone notices about Singapore is just how green it is: trees covered in flowers bloom along every street, while carefully tended shrubs line busy main roads. Gardens by the Bay is the country’s state-of-the-art botanic garden – a 101-hectare fantasy land of space-age bio-domes, high-tech Supertrees, whimsical sculptures with walkways and waterfalls. In the evenings, the Supertrees twinkle and glow for the wonderful Garden Rhapsody show. gardensbythebay.com.sg

Seek out the Michelin-starred hawker stalls

One of the most important reasons to visit Singapore is to try its celebrated street food. The food served at the so-called hawker stalls are so good that a couple of stands have even earned Michelin stars. Be sure to make a beeline for both Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle Stall, and Hill Street Tai Hwa Noodle. Ask your concierge and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Ride a Vespa

Take a ‘behindthescenes’ look at Singapore with this newly-launched Singapore Sideways Vespa Tour, which is the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour service. Participants get to experience Singapore’s sights, sounds and flavours on this unique fleet of hand-restored vintage Vespa sidecars whizzing through unexplored open rooftops and down quaint alleyways. sideways.sg

To avail your Dhs200 discount on your next Singapore holiday, simply call (06) 516 6608 and mention What’s On. This deal expires on May 31, 2019.

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