Singapore is a beauty city-state that oozes with cultural diversity and a lush green atmosphere. Add the delicious cuisines stocked at hawker centers, restaurants, food courts, etc. and a mind-blowing tourist attraction, Singapore has become one of the top tourist destinations and one of the gateways to the rest of Southeast Asia. Thanks to the excellent support provided by a world-class public transportation system, commuting from one place to another is easy and convenient. We have handpicked some of the must-see attractions, which you should explore during your holiday in Singapore.
1. Marina Bay Sands
Undoubtedly the number one attraction in Singapore, which oozes with luxury and class. The opulent complex features high-end luxury brands, a hotel, the ArtScience Museum, an inbuilt canal, a mall, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, one of the vintage points in the city. The Skypark’s viewing deck and the infinity pool is placed on the rooftop of a hotel. Only the hotel guests have access to the infinity pool, with the observation deck open to the public. You can view the entire Singapore city from the Skypark and admire the stunning skyline. There is a rooftop restaurant for the visitors and guests to grab a quick bite or a light snack along with a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying the beautiful views. There is also a souvenir stand where you can purchase gifts for your loved ones back home. The Marina Bay Sands elegance and opulence has helped Singapore being designated as a major international city.
2. Singapore Flyer
If you didn’t get enough of the panoramic views of the city, then head to the Singapore Flyer for the ultimate experience. The largest giant observation wheel in the world, the Singapore Flyer pampers their guests with unparalleled views of the Singapore skyline and if the sky is clear, then a chance to view the Malaysian border along with the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The entire journey lasts for about 30 minutes and there are rounds continuously running from morning to late night. Choose the package that suits your budget and enjoy another bustling day in the Singapore city.
3. Gardens by the Bay
A view from the Marina Bay Sands or the Singapore Flyer is sufficient for you to visit this irresistible designed green space. Explore the vibrant plant life in the Bay East Garden, which also offers a wonderful opportunity to switch off from the bustles of a busy city life. The iconic Supertree Grove when lit up is just hard to miss out on. This futuristic structure is designed for performing environmentally sustainable functions. Lastly, but not the least head to the Cloud Forest Dome to check out the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. Explore the biodiversity in the beautiful green gardens.
4. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city and the first nomination in Singapore for a UNESCO World Heritage site. Singapore’s wilder heritage is well preserved here with the conserved heritage trees. A stroll via the walking trail gives you access to explore the mature tree species in Singapore. The star attraction, however, is the National Orchid Garden, which houses abundant varieties of Orchids. Other popular attractions here include the bonsai garden, eco-garden, sculptures, eco-lake and many other unique sites and green spaces.
5. The Raffles Hotel
This iconic colonial building is the last grand 19th-century hotel still standing strong. It served as a landmark to Singapore for more than a century and continues to live up to that reputation by serving impeccable service and delicious food. Catch hold of the fascinating aspect of Singapore’s diverse and rich history with this classical architecture and tropical gardens. The Raffles Landing site is where Sir Stamford Raffles stepped ashore in Singapore in the year 1819. One of the must-see attractions in Singapore, which you should never miss out.
6. Sentosa Island
When building this spectacular beach destination, people had only one thing in mind – entertainment and loads of entertainment. There is a host of attractions in the Sentosa Island like the Merlion, the popular statue in Singapore representing a lion head and a fish body, Universal Studios, the SeaBreeze Water-Sports@Wave House, or some beach fun at the Siloso beach, and much more. The list is just endless. The Sentosa Island matches taste across all kinds of tourists and visitors. If you are looking to load your holiday with only fun and entertainment. Then this is the place to be.
7. The Singapore Zoo
One of the marvelous experiences you can get in the tropical rainfall zoo in Singapore. This attractive and clean facility is home to animals that enjoy lush green vegetation and a natural habitat. The orangutans are adorable and so are the zebras, meerkats, mole rats, white tigers, kangaroos, chimpanzees, and many other creatures. If you are lucky, you can also get a chance to feed the animals. We recommend you that you spend minimum three hours exploring the zoo. If you couldn’t get enough of the zoo, you can also try the Night Safari, River Safari, and the Jurong Bird Park. For an up-close enchanting wildlife experience, try the Singapore Zoo Breakfast with the cute Orangutans. The tour features pick and drop back to your hotel and give you half a day to explore the best offerings of the zoo.
Come and visit the neighborhood of the Chinese community in Singapore. Chinatown features several mom-and-pop stores, authentic Chinese serving restaurants, bright red lanterns, the Chinese Heritage Center, the stunning Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, the equally stunning Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. With directions marked in English, Japanese, and simplified Chinese, tourists and visitors won’t have a tough time understanding the significance of this beautiful area. Add the free Wi-Fi facility and the trendy Ann Siang Hill area; your trip to this Chinese town would be complete in all aspects.
9. Little India and Arab Street
One of the diverse neighborhoods of Singapore, this is considered a shopper’s paradise along with yummy dishes, rich traditions, and abundant local characters in the old quarters. The Indian community has a rich cultural heritage dating back 200 years and Little India is a true reflection of the same. This thriving neighborhood is a vibrant destination where traditional holidays are celebrated with local customs. A wonderful place for people to mingling with the local vendors while you shop till you drop, or for quietly observing the worship and activity at the popular temples. The Arab Street or the Arab Quarter carries the charm and essence of the Emirati culture. The historic Sultan Mosque built in the year 1825 is one of the star attractions of this place. With unique golden domes and amazing craftsmanship on the exteriors, you are definitely going to love this place. The Haji and Bali lanes are top spots for fulfilling your shopping cravings.
10. Fort Canning Park
This magnificent piece of architecture was built in the year 1859 for defending Singapore against foreign invasion. Today, this fort plays host to regular picnics, music concerts, festivals, live theater performances, and much more. Other attractions in this park include Sir Stamford Raffles personal bungalow, a replica of the spice market that Raffles established in the year 1822, relics from Singapore’s glorious history, and ASEAN sculptures built in the 1980s.