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Fountain of Wealth

Fountain of Wealth is one of the most beautiful fountain in the world. This fountain is located underground in the largest shopping mall in Singapore's Suntec City. And the Fountain of Wealth was listed by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the world's largest fountain.

This fountain is regarded as a symbol of wealth and life, its design is based on the Hindu mandala, and is a symbolic representation of spiritual unity, unity and harmony among the four races in Singapore. And during certain times of the day, the fountain is turned off and visitors can walk around the fountain in the middle of basic mini fountain for luck. At night, the fountain is set to a laser show, as well as "live" song and the dedication of a laser message.

Fountain of Wealth is made of silicon bronze, and consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 meters is supported on four large slanted columns. It occupies an area of ​​1683.07 square meters, with a height of 13.8m.

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Esplanade - Theatres

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is a building situated on the banks of the river six acres of land on the waterfront along Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River. This place was built premises for the purpose of a performing arts center for the state of Singapore.

Esplanade contains world-class performing space, plus a variety of professional support services and facilities. In addition to doing the place, the Esplanade also contains a meeting place, as well as lifestyle and arts related services. The main highlights of the Esplanade - Concert Hall and Theatre, is connected to the main Concourse through the foyer, while the Esplanade Mall is accessed via the entry point located between the two spaces. And there is also a Concert Hall esplanade that about 1,600 seats and Theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts. The library is located on the third floor of the building. There are centers doing outdoor, and retail space and food at the Esplanade Mall. There is an open space outside the room on the fourth floor of the building, which is the highest point.

The place was officially opened on October 12, 2002, with a cost of about EUR 600 million. And on July 5, 2005, the opening ceremony of the 117th IOC Session staged at the Esplanade, featuring 30-minute long performance that aims to show multi-cultural heritage of Singapore for its international audience.

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Merlion Statue

Merlion statue is one of Singapore's main tourist attractions are visited by many local and foreign tourists. Merlion statue itself is a symbol of Singapore.

There are five official Merlion approved by the Singapore Tourism Board, two at the Merlion Park (the work of sculptor Lim Nang Seng, finished 1972), a smaller Merlion and the other is the main Merlion.

Merlion include:

Large statue with a height of 37 meters on the island of Sentosa
The statue with a height of 3 meters at the Tourism Court near Grange Road.
The statue with a height of 3 meters at Mount Faber Point.

The first statue size with a height of 8.6 meters and weighing 70 tonnes, the Merlion Statue is constructed of a mixture of cement by the late Singapore craftsman, Mr. Lim Nang Seng. Merlion Statue of a second, smaller, measuring 2 meters high and weighing three tonnes was also built by Mr. Lim. The body was made of cement fondue, the skin from porcelain plates and eyes from small tea cups colored merah.Merlion here is a very favorite visited, because here Merlion water out of his mouth and also very strategic location, very well suited for Icon Singapore. At this location also has provided a place or square to capture the image if the country ever to this lion. Moreover, there are also opposite view from the Esplanade and buildings skyscraper lain.Setiap tourists coming to Singapore must be vying for photos around the Statue of the Merlion. In this place there are many great object to be photographed as a memento. From around here a lot of landmarks to be photographed, among others: a view of Marina Bay, including landmarks like The Fullerton and Esplanade building, often called the building a fly's eye or durian.

Origin of name Merlion was first due to the sea or the tiger itself is the lion-headed statue with a body like a fish. His name is a combination of mermaids and lions. The Merlion was designed by Fraser Brunner for the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in 1964 and used as its logo until 1997.

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Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort on Sentosa Island, off the southern coast of Singapore. The main attraction of this place the most famous is the two casinos in Singapore, Universal Studios and Sea Life Park, which includes the world's largest marine aquarium.

Resorts World Sentosa Singapore construction starts on 19 April 2007 in plots unloaded from Imbiah Lookout. Opened in a record time of 34 months of construction on January 20, 2010. Crockfords Tower, Singapore Hard Rock Hotel, Festive Hotel and Hotel Michael opened January 20, 2010, followed by FestiveWalk on January 31, 2010. Resorts World Sentosa Casino opened on February 14, 2010.Universal Studios Singapore is opened for a week to sneak a peek in the view of Chinese New Year Celebration, 5:00 to 9:00 every night between 14 to February 21, 2010. The whole park was opened but no operational vehicle. Visitors must pay SGD10 for admission to the park. Park tickets for sold out weeks in 2 days. Parks had a soft opening period from March 18, 2010 October 26, 2010.

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Sentosa Flowers

Sentosa Flowers is an event that first began to be held in Fountain Park, Sentosa, Singapore in February 2005. The festival is held to coincide with Chinese New Year or "Spring Festival" celebration in Singapore. Because it is not uncommon beauty of foreign tourists coming to snini to witness the event. Everyone will be mesmerized by the majestic appearance of the unique flowers and soaked in the festive atmosphere on the sunny island!. And when night came, the beauty of the lit-up rate under the starry sky fascinated the crowd.

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Sentosa Monorail

Sentosa Monorail is a monorail system that serves as the primary means of transportation on the island of Sentosa, Singapore, which will make the shift mempermdah you in one place to another place. The system was built at a cost of S $ 14 million by Von Roll of Switzerland, who also built the Singapore Cable Car. The system is also quite comfortable and nice, because it has air conditioning and panoramic views from the monorail.

Monorail was first opened to the public in February 1982. The trip was free for passengers who can ride the system as often as they want during their stay on the island. Sentosa Monorail then ceased operations on March 16, 2005 to make way for four new Sentosa Express monorail stations. Some of the monorail station has been repurposed for other purposes, such as "Surrender Room" at Fort Siloso, a restaurant being developed at the Gateway and the station as the central coast of Sentosa Nature Walk where the monorail track is now used as an elevated road.

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Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is the only coastal battery of weapons recovered from the twelve such batteries which made ​​up 'Fortress Singapore' at the beginning of World War II. Fort Siloso was built by the British in the 1880s to guard the narrow western entrance to Keppel Harbour. Fort Siloso and the battery now the only surviving gun from the coast of the twelve such batteries which forms Citadel Singapore at the beginning of the war.

Fort is located on the resort island of Sentosa, restored as a military museum, and open for public tours. Ammunition bunkers, barracks, tunnels, and gun emplacements of the fort is now open to visitors, as a military-themed attraction. Also on display is a collection of artillery from the 17th century to World War II. Life-sized replica of the British troops and others on the screen to depict life in the fort in the past.

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Underwater World Singapore

Underwater World Singapore is an underground sea aquarium is located on the offshore island of Sentosa in Singapore. Opened in 1991, and the aquarium has more than 2,500 marine animals from 250 species from various regions in the world.

Underwater World also provides an exclusive place for the show house, such as ocean-themed functions.
This place has a length of 83 meters (272 feet), with thick acrylic windowed tunnel from which they can see an array of marine life including coral reefs, stingrays, moray eels, turtles, sharks and others.

Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon offers many adventures for visitors. Some of them include:

      * The discovery of Marine
      * Dive With Sharks
      * Dugong Dive With
      * Dive With the Sharks and the Dugong
      * Swim With Dolphins

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Songs of the Sea

Songs of the Sea is a multimedia show located at Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Designed by ECA2 founder, Yves Pépin, Songs of the Sea started its operations on 26 March 2007. It replaced the 25-year-old Sentosa Musical Fountain. It is the world's only permanent show set in the sea — boasting spectacular pyrotechnics displays, water jets, laser show and flame bursts a live cast and an open-air viewing gallery which can comfortably accommodate 2,500 visitors.

Therefore if you want to enjoy the beauty of a truly stunning water, then immediately you leave for the Sentosa Island, and you'll feel the sensation. For the problem of accommodation you need not worry because in this area there are so many hotels are classy and medium-sized ones.

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Tiger Sky Tower / Carlsberg Sky Tower

Tiger Sky Tower / Carlsberg Sky Tower is the tallest observation tower in Singapore, which is located in Sentosa Island, Singapore. This tower has a height of 110 meters above the ground, about 36 floors high and 131 feet above sea level where people can see the entire length of the Singapore skyline and panoramic island. And when the day was sunny, then from the tower we could see part of Johor Bahru and the horizon Indonesia.

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Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is a vehicle to play the famous themed movies production Hollywood Universal Studios is the first time opened in the region of Southeast Asia, and is the second in Asia after the Universal Studios Japan. Universal is located precisely at the Sentosa Island, Singapore and opened in January 2010.

This place has some rides that can be enjoyed, like The Lost World, Far and Away, New York, Sci-Fi City, Hollywood Boulevard, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt. And the park also features 30 restaurants and deli counter, 20 souvenir shops, and several hotel facilities, including the Hard Rock Hotel, available around the tourist sites are world class. The ticket price from S $ 32 (for tickets seniors), S $ 48 (children) S $ 66 (adult single day ticket) to S $ 118 (adults, for the second day of the visit).

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The Mint Museum of Toys

The Mint Museum of Toys is the world's first purpose-built museum for toys, which showcases a private collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world. The museum is located at 26 Seah Street, in the Arts & Heritage district of Singapore. It was officially opened on March 5, 2007 and officiated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr George Yeo.

The museum collection includes more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from the mid-19th century to mid-20th Century. All the toys displayed in the museum are the lifetime collection of Singaporean, Chang Yang Fa, an alumnus of St Andrew's School.

Exhibits on display include Disneyana toys, Astro Boy, Batman, Bonzo the Dog, Dan Dare, Popeye the Sailor, Pre-war Japanese toys, including a 'Door of Hope' Chinese doll collection dating from the turn of the 20th Century, Teddy Bear Collection as well as Chinese comics and comic covers dating from 1920's, Tintin collectables and many others. The collection is said to originate from over 40 countries worldwide.

The collection is housed within an award winning five-storey contemporary building designed by Chan Soo Khian, Principal Architect of SCDA Architects. The building has garnered international awards including The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design “International Architecture Awards” 2007 and was Runners Up in the Commercial Building Category for the Cityscape Architectural Review Award, held on 4 December 2006, at Cityscape Dubai 2006. The museum was also awarded the 2007 International Architectural Award for Best New Global Design by the Chicago Athenaeum.

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