What to expect when planning to visit world’s expensive cities? This year there are three major cities have landed tied at the top of its cost of living survey, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. The cost of living in all three cities is said to be 7% higher. It was compared to New York City, Switzerland’s Zurich and Geneva, Japan’s Osaka, Denmark’s Copenhagen and South Korea’s Seoul.
Yes this expensive cities are still quite attracts more tourists while maintaining its Most Expensive City status. These cities are mostly “More than meets the eye” as a catching phrase to describes them. As the consistently maintain their stability and ability to gain tourists visitors despite of skyrocketed prices of goods and services. And here are the reasons why below.
Singapore – Theme Park City
1. Amusement and Adventure parks
Singapore is a full packed city which filled of major park attractions starting from High velocity thrills and close-up encounters with wild life.
Sentosa – Singapore‘s mega theme-park on an island is one of the best destination in South East Asia. Its offer may attractions starting with the following:
The Royal Albatross
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom
The Wings of Time
Sentosa 4D Adventureland
Mega Adventure Park
Madame Tussauds Singapore
Wave House Sentosa
The Skyline Luge & Skyride
Sentosa Nature Discovery
AJ Hackett Sentosa
Singapore traditional past-time is Eating. The diverse culinary of Singapore ranges from different cultures. It houses Michelin-starred restaurants, ranging from Japanese fusion dishes at Beni to French cuisine at Odette. The huge Chinatown Complex Food Centre that composed of 260 food stalls is one of the best food spot to visit while in Singapore.
3. Green sanctuaries
Singapore is also known as “The City in a Garden”. Get amazed with Fort Canning Park at the futuristic beauty of Gardens by the Bay. And fall inlove with the Singapore Botanic Gardens—Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hong Kong – Shopping City
Hong Kong‘s local food is all -prepared using only fresh ingredients with pleasing appearance and flavors and apart from local food. Hong Kong also caters authentic cuisine from Korea, India, Thailand, Japan and a lot more. If you are food buff, Hong Kong is the best destination for food explorations.
2. Tax Free Shopping
Duty-free stores during Seasonal sale and most goods are sold at very cheaper prices than where they were made. From trendy boutiques, traditional stores and luxurious shopping malls, you can find everything. Starting from best-value products, latest designer fashion and electronic gadgets and antiques.
The breath-taking summit of Victoria Peak is one of the popular destination in Hong Kong, As you capture the beauty of harbor view and scenic view of Hong Kong‘s skylines. You can also take a night with a Cruise in Victoria Harbor to see the colorful night of Hong Kong. At the City Hong Kong’s restaurants, bars and places of entertainment offers great food and drinks to enjoy.
Paris – Museum and Landmark City
As a consisted most expensive cities through out the years, Paris is one of top most visited Cities in the world. It not only attracts couples, but it also lures people with charm and sophisticated taste. As I saying. Paris can be explore without itinerary because every streets can gives you exciting surprises and the distinct neighborhood makes it extraordinary experience.
1. World Famous Landmarks
When you see Eiffel Tower in photos, posters and souvenirs, without a doubt Paris is the place that comes out of out mind. Paris consists of well known museums and landmarks that is surely must visit. Queues at this landmarks and museums are really long and book in advance will solved that.
The Eiffel Tower
The Arc de Triomphe
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Moulin Rouge
Jardin du Luxumburg
The Palace of Versailles
2. Delicious Food
The romantic ambiance of Paris brings the French and Partisan Cuisine at its best. From the world famous chefs and cultural cuisines in a Michelin starred restaurants. You will definitely fall in-love with the taste of the foods in Paris. The cafés and street stalls are filled with variety of Chocolat chaud, croissants, crêpes, baguettes and cheeses. French pastries and fabulous desserts should never to be missed while in Paris.
3. The Grand Magasins – Lafayette and Printemps
You find all of the world most famous and glamorous designer brands in one place. From Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior named it. And even if you don’t want to shop the interior and beautiful dome with sure captivates you as you enjoy the glamorous window display of the shopping building.
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