The best of Singapore

January 15, 2017

Every country takes pride in their achievements and accomplishments, especially when it’s globally recognized. Read on to find out the 5 recognized achievements that Singaporeans take pride in. 

1. Changi Airport

They say that the first impression is the best impression. And they probably had the Changi Airport in mind when they said it. 

The spacious and creatively designed entry to Singapore makes the best impression of the city-state. Tourists can see all of the hallmarks that make the modern metropolis one of the cleanest and safest places in the world, right at Changi itself. The wide walkways are accompanied by travellators for people in a rush. There is perhaps not even a dust particle that exists in the entire airport. And the services are quick and customer-friendly. No surprise then that it has been voted the Skytrax World’s Best Airport.

2. Singapore Airlines

Even before you have set foot on modern, millennial Singapore, you get a chance to experience the impressive hospitality that awaits you on the national carrier – Singapore Airlines. 

The polite, courteous staff will instantly make you feel at right at home in the air, while the selection of delectable meals and absorbing entertainment will keep you engrossed during your flight. No matter your travel time, you will step out of the flight feeling refreshed and energized, ready to absorb more of Singapore. 

Singapore Airlines has been awarded the Best Overall Airline in the World 2016 by Global Traveler (USA). 

3. Singapore Students

When you visit Singapore, you probably will get the impression that it is one of the smartest cities in the world. But the city is its people and it may not surprise you to know that the children of the island nation are the smartest in the world. 

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a set of tests given every four years to kids aged 10-14. When the study was conducted in 2015, Singapore edged out the rest of the world and placed No.1. 

Though the children have an edge when it comes to math and science, Singapore promotes a more rounded development for kids, encouraging extracurricular activities and sports.  

4. Michelin Star Hawker Stalls 

It is common to hear about premium restaurants and boutique eateries being awarded with the Michelin star. In Singapore, you will discover that the ubiquitous hawker stalls too have been endorsed by the culinary benchmark. And that, in a nutshell, is the city-state: one surprise after another. 

The Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle and the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle were already popular. The Michelin star has only increased their appeal further by recognizing the tremendous work and dedication that go behind the scenes. The two stalls are a must visit for tourists and first-time visitors.  

5. Raffles Hotel

The name Raffles has a long and glorious association with Singapore. Sir Raffles was the founding father of the city-state, and in the new millennium, the luxurious Raffles Hotel has created a new benchmark in hospitality. The service will make you forget that you are staying in a hotel. The plush rooms have an element of comfort that makes you feel at ease. Guests can also tuck into the famous Tiffin curry that is served at the restaurant, or sip on the much talked about Singapore Sling.  

The Raffles Hotel has received the Reader’s Choice Award for the Best Luxury Hotel.