Singapore seems keen to shed its uptight image as a nation where chewing gum is banned and the punishment for scrawling graffiti is caning. The country’s infamously conservative government has shattered its image by progressively taking bold steps like easing restrictions on prostitution and gambling. The entertainment giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. is in the final stages of opening a jazzy casino resort called Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in the country. Singapore’s tourism industry got to a roaring start this year with January registering the highest number of visitors against any other January in the country’s history.
In fact, this Valentine’s Day, the country got its first casino, the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino. Unsurprisingly, tourist inflow to Singapore is fast climbing dizzying heights. The RWS casino witnessed an astounding 130,000 guests right in its first week of business. Good times are set to roll with attractions like the Universal Studio movie theme park at the RWS.
A pulsating nightlife ensures that your holidays to Singapore have a generous dose of raucous revelry. The Orchard Road is a pub crawler’s delight with scores of charming options like Ice Cold Beer, Bar Nine, Brix, and Que Pasa. Many of the nightclubs allow you to dance away throughout the night.
The country is also a major spoiler for sporting aficionados and offers great options like cricket, polo, football, golf, water sports, rugby, field hockey, and football. The Singapore cricket club and Singapore polo club are must visits for those with a passion for polo or cricket. One can even learn flying and aero modelling at the flying club.
Those of you who still believe that Singapore is too strait laced need to check out red light areas like Geylang, Orchard Towers, Desker Road, and Clark Quay. Although, such places do have licensed centres offering adult entertainment, but there are many illegal operations as well. It is not advisable to go on your own. After all, you don’t want any unpleasant reminders of your holidays to Singapore.
Overall, Singapore is undergoing a rapid change and some people have even formed the opinion that the country is another Sin City in the making. This may be stretching facts too far, but the fact remains that Singapore is one glorious tourist destination where dining and shopping remain the national pastimes.
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