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Sentosa, which means "peace and tranquillity" in Malay, is far from tranquil these days. Located to the south of the main island, and connected to it via a causeway, this former fishing village was converted into a holiday resort back in 1968. These days it’s filled with pristine artificial beaches, golf courses, the hotel-and-casino hub Resorts World, and various other hotels, bars, and restaurants.
Singapore is made
up of 63 islands, and they have several other spots that are well worth a visit. A ride to Pulau Ubin offers a glimpse of what Singapore was like before modernization; ferries can also get you to to Kusu and St. John’s, two of the Southern Islands, both of which have some especially good sights on offer.
Bras Basah Road and the surrounding streets were marked out by Sir Stamford Raffles as the European portion of the city in the 1800s, and now...
On weekdays the Central Business District is packed with professionals traveling to and from work. High-rise office buildings and hotels fill...