2013: A Brighter Year for Singapore Tourism

2013 will be a bigger, bolder and brighter year for the Lion City’s tourism industry! With its spectrum of vibrant tourist destinations, more travellers are anticipated to visit the country in this year of the Water Snake.

Attesting to Singapore’s standing as a tourism hub, the country bagged a spot in the New York Times’ list of “The 46 places to Go in 2013” as featured in their website.

The country, dubbed as one of the world’s wealthiest nations and a financial capital, has been noted for constantly developing into an ideal destination for environmental tourism.

Landing on the 17th spot in the list, the densely populated and highly urbanized city-state was ranked as Asia’s greenest city in a study released two years ago by The Economist. This year, the country inaugurates another two major environmental projects targeted to further forward its popularity for being nature-friendly, thus enhancing its image as an eco-friendly tourist destination.

One of the world-renowned nature reserves is Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, a glassy building resembling a hill in which attractions such as the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest are housed. This 250-acre nature reserve bagged the most prestigious World Building of the Year award at the 2012 World Architecture Festival.

By now, the new 8-hectare Marine Life Park is touting itself as the biggest oceanic aquarium in the whole world, featuring the Adventure Cove Waterpark and the S. E. A. Aquarium.

Other countries and places that made it to the New York Times’ list of “The 46 places to Go in 2013” are the Philippines, Nicaragua, South Africa, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, and Paris.

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