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North of the Singapore river you will find the Colonial District with at its heart the Padang or square. Here you will find many grand structures such as the Supreme Court, City Hall and the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.
On the Eastern side of the Padang you will find the Esplanade Park, the oldest park in Singapore.
Central Business District
South of the Singapore River you’ll find the Central Business District or CBD. Here you’ll find Raffles Place with all its skyscrapers.
(Parliament Singapore with the CBD in the background)
Chinatown is the area where in the nineteenth century Chinese merchants and coolies settled. A must see in Chinatown is the Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.
Little India is the centre of the Indian community in Singapore. The area is packed with restaurants, shops and temples. The most famous temple is the Sri Srinivesa Perumal Temple, which is the starting point of the annual Thaipusam festival parade.
Orchard Road is the shopping heart of Singapore. The street is packed with shopping malls, pubs and hotels. If you are in Singapore during Christmas you have to come and check out the lights.
Sentosa is an island South of Singapore Island. It is a recreational playground filled with attractions such as theme parks, museums and beach bars. The Sentosa express is a monorail that connects the mainland with Sentosa Island.
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