Chinese, Malaysian, Indian – Singapore’s a kaleidoscope of cultures. And there are districts dedicated to almost every part of its heritage. Today, you’ll visit two of its most vibrant neighbourhoods. In Little India, it’s as if the colourful temples, markets and shopfronts of Jaipur have been packed up and shipped to Singapore’s shores. You’ll drive past all the sights, as you make your way towards Merlion Park. This place is home to an iconic statue of the mythical Merlion, which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s said to embody Singapore with its reference to the sea and the lion, which alludes to the island’s nickname – the Lion City. Next it’s on to the lantern-strewn streets of Chinatown, which reveal green-roofed temples, restaurant-packed hawker centres and Chinese tea shops. Later, you’ll get some time at Singapore Botanic Gardens, where you’ll peer into its prized National Orchid Garden.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.