The Lonely Planet: “Singapore to put on her party hat in 2015”

Rebeccah Elley

Thursday 23 October 2014

Are you dreaming about your next big overseas trip? According to the Lonely Planet Singapore is the top country to visit in 2015 due to its multiculturalism, grand heritage buildings, chaotic hawker centres, luxurious green spaces and glitzy shopping malls.

Singapore top country to visit in 2015

Plus the prized country is celebrating its fiftieth birthday, so the Lonely Planet judges suggested Singapore has an extra special reason to put on her party hat in 2015.

The Lonely Planet statement explained, “since sealing its independence in 1965, Singapore has been on a roll. And while have been luring travellers for decades, a slew of new developments has elevated the ‘Singapore experience’ to a whole new level.”

Second on the list was Namibia, another country celebrating a milestone with its 25th anniversary of independence in 2015.

The Lonely Planet described the African country as making “ground-breaking progress in sustainable development: the first African country to include protection of its environment within its constitution, Namibia empowers local communities to contribute.”

The list is a true collation of unique countries that seem to take visitors off the beaten path, with the runners up on the top ten list including Lithuania, Nicaragua, Ireland, Republic of Congo, Serbia and the Philippines.

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