If you are here just as a tourist for a night, more important than the drinks is the postcard perfect view you get at the bar. The rooftop bar, as well as the restaurants on the 61st and 62nd floors, opens up to a 360-degree stunning view of Singapore.
Even on a warm balmy day, the stunning view of the metropolis city will leave you awed. Come Thursdays, the crowd that mingles here is a mix of expatriates and locals all dressed up to party through the night.
The most famous attraction in the zoo now is the Giant Panda Forest. For good reason – an adorable young panda couple Kaikai and Jiajia calls the place home. Adults and children alike can learn something from the interactive panda themed info panels all around the park attraction. Did you know, for instance, that panda poop makes good paper?
That’s probably also why tech giant Apple has decided to open the biggest retail shops in Southeast Asia at Knightsbridge Mall. iPhone usage is at its high here with some 2 million users, although Android smartphones users are equally loyal to their Samsung Note and Blackberry phones.
Smartphone users here say that checking their emails is what they often do on their phones. That accounts for the multitude of phone accessories shops lining the walkways of our shopping malls!
A cosmopolitan city dotted with shopping malls, and a multi-cultural population makes this city a gateway to Asia for the Europeans, with many students on student exchanges here jet setting off to explore idyllic beaches in Thailand and the busy markets in Vietnam. Many students from Asia converge on this island as well to study English, the common language in the city.
The top-ranked universities in the region offer a range of courses, with niche areas in research for National University of Singapore and engineering in National Technological University. Singapore Management University is gaining a reputation for its legal and business courses, and the city’s fourth university SIngapore Institute of Management offers classes for adult learners pursuing further education.
Height isn’t only one of the factors that influence our dating decisions, apparently, as more young Singaporeans say they will delay marriage in a bid to climb the corporate ladder first. 70% of the single population comes from those aged 25 to 29, and this number has increased gradually in the last 15 years, according to government statistics.
The increasing number of singles seems to have impacted our birthrate, with an average of one baby per woman, compared to 2 or more from our Southeast Asian counterparts.