Sanne van Oosten
What makes a city a pleasant place to visit for tourists? What characteristics does a city need to give tourists positive memories of the city they visited? For many European tourists the answer to this is easy: a city centre needs an abundance of historical buildings so the city has an authentic cultural feel to it thus giving the city a soul. But what about Singapore? What if the main part of the city isn’t all that historical at all and is actually quite modern? Of course, Singapore has some beautifully preserved historical buildings, but for the most part, the city centre contains modern high rise buildings. Not the ambiance that makes most European tourists enjoy the city they are visiting. But Singapore has found a successful solution to this. Singapore has created one central area where people can meet and be proud to be in Singapore: Marina Bay.