Singing the Praises of Singapore
Located between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is an island that's small in size but
big in reputation. Spanning only 683 square kilometers, it is one of the busiest ports in the world
and a major business center. Currently,
pharmaceuticals, finance, and technology are what bring many visitors to
Singapore. But those are not all that Singapore has to offer.
The Suntec City Mall is an enormous commercial area and convention center
that boasts the Fountain of Wealth, the largest fountain in the world. Together, they are part of a unique
feng shui design that resembles the palm and fingers of a hand from an aerial view.
For those who like nocturnal action, Singapore's Night Safari is a zoo with
over 900 animals and is open until midnight. Outside of the zoo, you're
bound to continue seeing amazing animals, including one with a lion's head
and fish's body. Known as the Merlion, this statue serves as the symbol of Singapore.
Now that you know a few of the
things you can do in Singapore, what about a few that you can't? Chewing gum,
for example, is illegal unless it's for medical purposes. Only licensed pharmacists are allowed to sell it.
Smuggling it into Singapore could mean one year in jail or a $218,000 fine. In Singapore,
make sure you don't forget to flush the toilet because failure to do so equals a $10,000 fine.
If you're ready to discover a place on the cutting edge and you've got the manners to
match, Singapore is the perfect destination.