Monthly Archives: March 2020

Top Places to Explore in Singapore in 2020

Like every year, this year too Singapore has found a place in the list of top holiday destinations across the globe. The island city-state has something magical that grabs the attention of all sorts of travellers, be it nature lovers, adventurers, beach bums, foodies or shopaholics.
If you are planning a holiday to Singapore in 2020, take a look below at some of the top places you can explore:

SingaporeGardens By the Bay

There is no doubt that Gardens By the Bay is considered to be the best natural delight in Singapore and a number of tourists visit here to admire its beauty. The paradise-like spaces, lush greenery and surreal sights are a real treat for nature enthusiasts. Tourists are also found revelling in the charm of Gardens By the Baythe gardens from the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck presenting a breathtaking view. It looks amazing in the daylight, however, reflects a magical, colourful allure after sunset. You can take a leisure walk here with your family and friends, and click some wonderful pictures against the world-class backdrop.

Little India and Arab Street

If you wish to take a break from discovering the modern side of the city, move to Little India and Arab Street – the popular tourism places with a paradise like vibe. There are an array of small shops, cosy cafes and historical Mosques to explore and have an ideal day-out at. While the Arab Street is renowned for age-old structures, shopping spots and food stalls selling Arabian cuisine, the Little India is popular for its Indian cuisine, exquisite shopping options, and temples, majorly Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple – the most famous Hindu temple here.

Universal Studios

Those visiting with family cannot miss to spend a day at Universal Studios, the most adventurous place on Sentosa Island. The theme park is mainly themed around Hollywood movies across its seven themed zones comprising 28 rides, shows and attractions.

Universal StudiosWhile the spectacular city skyline views are a treat for sore eyes, the adrenaline inducing rides for adventurers and tamer rides for kids are certain to ensure families a great time. Here you can also learn about the movie-making process and enjoy posing with Hollywood personalities.

China Town

China Town is an ideal place to discover the lively side of Singapore! This hustle market is always filled with excitement across its narrow roads comprising various souvenir shops, indie boutiques, Chinatown Food Street full of amazing restaurants and Club Street with trendy wine bars. You can China Towntake a stroll across the market and shop for a variety of clothes, crafts and antiques. Foodies can treat themselves with delicious traditional cuisines like Hainanese chicken rice, noodles and satay. Besides, Sri Mariamman Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum are other interesting attractions to explore here.

Botanic Gardens

The only tropical garden in Singapore that has been honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Botanic Gardens are worth a visit while holidaying in Singapore. Nature enthusiasts would love to delight in the beauty of the luscious greens of this place. You can discover here the most Botanical Gardenbreathtaking views of tropical flora and spend an ideal picnicking time with your family and friends. What makes this place popular among nature lovers is the Singapore’s national flower – Orchid creating a scenic aura all around. Besides, this place makes for a perfect spot for jogging, dining or just lazing around.

Souvenirs to Take Back Home from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – the island nation is quite popular among tourists for shopping besides its endless beaches, adventurous water sports, timeless ruins and flavourful food. There are several street markets across the cities in Sri Lanka selling anything and everything at great prices. Check out below some of the amazing souvenirs you must take back home from Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka Souvenirs Gems and Jewellery

If you did not know earlier, let us tell you that Sri Lanka is famous for its sapphires and moonstones. The island is known for designing wonderful jewellery out of gems and metal. While you can purchase gems from all over the country, Unawatuna and Kandy are home to some of the best big and small gem stores. Besides, watching the mining process through a film at various museums is an amazing experience here.


The island’s local and traditional clothing for women is saree. Osaria or Kandyan and Indian are the popular styles of wearing a saree in Sri Lanka. The Osaria or Kandyan style is majorly popular in Kandy. There’s a popular saree shop in almost all markets across Sri Lanka. From the local street shops at Pettah market to the upscale shops in Kandy and Colombo, there is a shop for every budget, and you are certain to be in love with the quality, styles and prices.

Sri Lanka Souvenirs Buddha figurines

As you all know most of the Sri Lankan people believe in Buddhism, you are certain to find several classic souvenir shops all around the country selling beautiful Buddha figurines. These shops are called Laksala. You can get the figurines in different forms and sizes; and not just Buddha; these shops also sell wonderful figurines of elephants, peacocks, leopards, as well as various handcrafted items. Colombo is the best place to grab these figurines and you can also explore Paradise Road to buy some handmade figurines and statues of good quality at great prices.

Sri Lanka Souvenirs Ceylon Tea

It is a known fact that Sri Lanka owns a large number of tea plantations in its central area; and Ceylon tea is called to be the original tea of Sri Lanka. There are many tea gardens, tea factories and shops all over the country to try and buy different tea flavours. Black tea is the traditional tea of Sri Lanka but you are sure to be in love with various other varieties such as English Breakfast, Chocolate Mint, Peach & Mint, Orange Broken Peko and more. Dilmah, Teaeli and Macwoods are the most popular brands.

Sri Lanka Souvenirs Beauty products

There is no doubt that most of the tourists flock in the island to simply relax and rejuvenate with spa and beauty treatments. While you can get healing Ayurvedic treatments here, you can also buy various Ayurvedic beauty products such as hair care packs, body washes, shampoos, body oils, face packs & masks, and more. If you shop for these products, go for the popular brands like Spa Ceylon, Siddhalepa, and Iris Garden.

All You Need to Know about Christchurch – the Largest City in New Zealand’s South Island

The newest city in the world and one of the most unique tourist attractions in New Zealand, Christchurch is where you can discover a fine combination of rich history, a bustling hospitality scene, entertainment venues, shopping extravaganza and fun-packed tours. Also called the “Garden City”, the South Island’s largest city draws the attention of travellers with its matchless beauty and exquisiteness.

Christchurch Here’s a look at what a holiday-maker must explore during a visit to Christchurch:

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

A place where beauty has no boundaries, Christchurch Botanic Gardens are a true delight for those who seek peace amidst nature. Founded in 1863 and much-loved by all sorts of tourists, it is just a perfect spot for picnicking with family and friends. What adds to the beauty of the garden is its glorious collection of the spring drifts of daffodils, summer roses, autumn leaf displays and cosy conservatories. A number of events too take place in the garden and it opens daily at 7 in the morning.

Orana Wildlife Park

If wildlife thrills your senses, Orana Wildlife Park is the place for you! It is the only open range zoo in New Zealand located on the outskirts of Christchurch. Home to the New Zealand’s only gorillas, this place draws the attention of a large number of tourists all throughout the year. You will also get to spot here animals and birds such as giraffe, white rhino and kiwi, and would love to hand feed giraffes and tigers. Guided tours with trained wildlife guides are available at the park that let you interact with various animals. One can also go for walkabout tours for a more fascinating experience.

Christchurch Canterbury Museum

Those who would be interested in discovering the rich cultural and natural heritage of the city can spend an ideal day at Canterbury Museum. The museum reflects the stories of Christchurch and Canterbury through its exclusive natural and human history collections in its beautiful stone building. There are more than 2.1 million items encircling Antarctic expeditions, Canterbury settlement, ethnology and natural history. Kids are certain to have a fun time at the Discovery. Besides, there is a cafe and a store to spend a relaxing time with your family and friends.

Victoria Clock Tower

Architecture and history lovers are certain to be in awe of the beauty of Victoria Clock Tower. Also known as the Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, it is a heritage-registered clock tower that used to be a piece of Mountfort’s creative design for the Provincial Council Buildings. The tower is made of volcanic stone and limestone, and reflects the colonial ties between New Zealand and Britain. Visit here with your family and friends, and have an ideal day-out exploring the exquisiteness of the tower that has suffered severe damage due to an earthquake in 2011.

International Antarctic Centre

Located in the suburb of Harewood, Christchurch, International Antarctic Centre is an award-winning tourist attraction in New Zealand reflecting the wonder and spell of Antarctica. There is an array of experiences for all age groups in the form of various shows and activities including Penguin Feeding, Happy Feet, Beyond the Frozen Sunset, Ice Voyage, Husky Zone and Hagglund Rides. Foodies can treat themselves to a variety of handcrafted fresh delicacies here served at a cafe called ‘Priestley’s Antarctic Cafe’. It opens everyday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.