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Kumarakom – a paradise on earth

Known for its beautiful landscape and lush greenery, Kumarakom is an enchanting backwater destination, unlike any other place in the world.

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For boating, fishing, swimming or simply to sit back and relax, kumarakom is the place to be.  But it is the houseboat cruise along the panoramic backdrop of vembanad lake that makes kumarakom one of the most sought after destination in India.

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While here, feast on the flavorful local cuisine, especially the seafood platter.

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By all means, its a place you wish to go back to, simply for its vibrant greenery, languid backwaters and lipsmacking delicacies!

Best of Sentosa

Welcome to the state of fun.

Young or old, its hard to get bored in Sentosa. With a variety of attarctions to choose from, you will have a hard time selecting  where to visit, if you have less time.

I did spent a lot of time to check the reviews of whats best and what’s overrated among the 37 attractions in Sentosa excluding the beaches. So here goes my personal favourites and based on reviews in various sites & recommendations by the locals.

Top 10 attractions in Sentosa:

1. Universal Studio

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Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions.

Go beyond the screen and Ride The Movies™ at Universal Studios Singapore.  Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films and television series, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and more!

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2. Singapore Cable Car

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Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday city life behind and take a scenic joyride onboard Singapore Cable Car! Nothing beats the thrill of taking off in your cable car and having a bird’s eye view of the world below!

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3. MegaZip Adventure park

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A first for Singapore and a must for all visitors, MegaZip Adventure Park will give you a real high, literally!

Featuring the most extreme zip wires in Asia, an aerial rope course and a free-fall simulator, it’s an experience that you’ll never forget. Depending on your fitness level, choose to try out the different courses at your own pace.

Over 450 metres long and at 72 metres above sea level, the MegaZip flying fox lets you whizz over the jungle canopy and the buzz of Siloso Beach.

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4. Madame Tussauds

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Bringing a unique blend of glitz and glamour, Madame Tussauds Singapore will take you to a party like no other! With 8 fully themed interactive zones and the new “Spirit of Singapore” boat ride, get ready to photograph and pose with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends and come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia and beyond.

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5. Skyline Luge

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Sentosa brings you the first ever luge in Southeast Asia. Part go-cart, part-toboggan, pure excitement – the luge is a fun-filled gravity ride that’s safe for all ages. With a unique steering and braking system that allows you to make the ride as leisurely or as exciting as you want. Jump on the Skyline Luge Sentosa and brace yourself for a brand new island resort adventure!

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6. S.E.A Aquarium

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Step into the aquarium and be blown away by the breath-taking nature of the ocean that is home to more than 100,000 inhabitants.  Discover and unfold the endless wonders of our blue planet at S.E.A. Aquarium™.

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7. Images of Singapore

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Images of Singapore is a journey to the very soul of Singapore – a place where cultural diversity, unity of values, adventure, perseverance and honor converge like nowhere else in the world. A must-visit for every visitor!

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8. 4D Adventure Land

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Go on in an immersive 4-D movie, NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island The 4-D Experience.Next, Hang On Tight as you ride on a virtual 4-D Virtual Simulation “roller coaster” Extreme Log Ride and Grab a motion-sensor pistol, aim and fire at Asia’s first 4-D Interactive Shoot-Out game Happening at Desperados.

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9. Port of Lost Wonder

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Designed to provide a unique experience of family bonding, the attraction houses a signature water play area, themed islets for picnics and leisure activities and distinctive retail and dining experiences for the very young and young at heart.

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10.  Wings of Time

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Epic. Majestic. Mysterious.
Discover a mesmerising night show by the sea. 

There’s no better way to complete a fabulous day at Sentosa than to take in a spectacular night show set outdoors against the backdrop of an open sea.

Come, discover an awe-inspiring display of water, laser and fire effects, set to majestic music and a panorama of breathtaking vistas.

Weaved together by a tale of friendship and courage that will linger with you long after you leave this magical isle.

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Orchid Extravaganza @ National Orchid Garden, Singapore

The National Orchid Garden, located inside Singapore Botanical Garden is home to over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of bright and colourful orchids. This is infact the world’s largest orchid display!

If you ever visit the Singapore Botanical Graden, take a stroll through this garden.The splendour of these gorgeous blooms is absolutely a sight to behold. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

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Take an immersive journey into the world of orchids and admire the spectrum of colours!

Singapore on a budget – The top 10 free experiences you should’nt miss!

If you ask any local or anyone who have been to singapore, they might tell you nothing is free in singapore. Except for the cheap flights, everything else is pretty costly.
But in my recent visit to singapore, I realized there are quite a lot of things that are absolutely free.
1. Wonder full Light and Laser show

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View from Merlion Park

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Immerse yourself in Wonder Full, a stunning showpiece of visual effects. For 13 electrifying minutes, sit back and enjoy an amazing convergence of light, music and sound.
You can experience this show in two different ways. One, from the event plaza, waterfront promenade and the other view from Merlion park. I experienced the show from both places and I loved the view from Merlion park. The view from event plaza is somewhat similar to the show ‘wings of time’ or it’s earlier version ‘song of the seas’ in sentosa. This show is available everyday at 8 pm and 9.30 pm.
2. Garden Rhapsody 
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Garden Rhapsody is a Light and laser show in super tree grove, gardens by the bay at 7.45 pm everyday.
3. Vivo city
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Whether you are looking for retail therapy or thinking of some refreshing entertainment for kids, you will find all that in vivo city.  With an open air playground and the rooftop water feature in the skypark, this shopping mall isn’t just a shopping mall. It is infact the  largest lifestyle hub in town.
4. Sentosa 
All the 18 attractions in sentosa are costly but there are 3 beaches ( Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan ) inside sentosa which is absolutely free.
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Siloso is Singapore’s hippest beach. You can try your hand at volley ball, skim – boarding or kayaking, as well as cycling, rollerblading and other exciting beach activities. After dark, Siloso really comes alive, with parties, music, lively bars and restaurants celebrating the beach lifestyle long into the night.
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Singapore’s happiest family beach, Palawan boasts interesting shops and eateries that are a favourite with adults and children alike. Whatever you decide to do, you are bound to have fun at this family-friendly beach.
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Tanjong Beach is a favourite with guests who treasure its tranquility and solitude.
Here, you can while away the hours with the sun, a favourite book and a gentle breeze for company. This beautiful stretch of beach gets especially romantic by night, with the twinkling lights of nearby ships providing a magical backdrop.
5. Clarke quay
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Sit on the banks of the river at Clarke Quay at night, grab an ice cream and drink, and watch the reverse bungy and sling shot rides!
6. Gardens by the bay
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Though the cooled observatories ( flower dome and cloud dome) have admission fee, it is totally free to enjoy the garden. Never miss a chance to see the super tree grove and the dragonfly lake.
7. Orchard road, China town, Little India
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Even if you are short of cash or not in a mood for shopping, it will be an amazing experience to walk through the orchard road, Little India and China town. It will surely be a walk to remember!
8. Botanical garden
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Singapore’s botanical garden is not just a treasure trove for plant lovers,  it is the favourite recreation destination for both the locals and tourists.  You can find the locals jogging,  eating or just lazing around during weekends.
9. Merlion park
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Make sure you don’t miss the chance to pose with the Merlion – the national icon of Singapore
10. Southern ridges trail
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The trail consists of four parks stretching across the western half of Singapore, with impressive bridges allowing pedestrians to cross busy highways. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands.
The trail is best visited early in the morning before it gets hot, or late in the afternoon after 5 PM. The sunset from the bridges and other viewpoints can be stunning.