Singapore makes it to the list of top-must visit cities around the globe. The beautiful island nation boasts a limitless number of world-class attractions - visit the free parks, indulge in the local street food, or pass by the tourist shops! Although Singapore has a reputation as being one of the world’s most expensive cities, it shouldn’t dissuade anyone from a visit because there is something for everyone. So, what should you do when you head on down to Singapore? Here are the ten must-visit places in Singapore for any tourist paying a visit to the Lion City!
Gardens by The Bay
Are you a nature lover but might not be up to trekking deep into jungles? Experience a taste of nature in an urban setup at Gardens by the Bay. Located at the Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay provides a mix of the metropolis with Mother Nature. The Supreme Grove hosts the Garden’s most recognizable towering “supertrees.” These supertrees support a 419-foot-long OCBC aerial walkway which provides a stunning view of the surroundings.
A must-visit at the Garden is the Cloud Forest attraction. The Cloud Forest displays a towering 114-foot tall mini mountain, and along with it, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The Gardens by the Bay also hosts the Flower Dome, South African Garden, and Tree Top Walk.
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios is a new Singapore attraction that opened its doors in 2010. The attraction provides seven themed sections which host countless movie-themed shows and rides. The themed attraction mirrors iconic American attractions and cities, and visitors will feel like they got transported to the U.S. Head on down to Hollywood Boulevard for some shopping or take a photo with a famous movie star in New York!
Take a ride on the famed world’s tallest roller coaster in Sci-Fi city. Go down to Ancient Egypt and experience “Revenge of the Mummy.” The Lost World, Far, Far Away, and Madagascar are some of the other must-visit attractions.
Chinatown is one of Singapore’s ethnic enclaves. The neighborhood features five districts bustling with things to do. Pagoda Street offers selections of trinkets while Smith Street is the place to go for a quick bite. The Tanjong Pagar District offers choices of bars, Karaoke lounges, and pubs., or head on to Telok Ayer District to get away from the bustle.
Get in tune with yourself by visiting the Thian Hock Keng Temple. The Sri Mariamman Temple is worth visiting to relish its beautiful, colorful architecture.
The Singapore Zoo hosts 12 exhibits with 11 different zones. The zoo is yet another attraction you must visit. Animal lovers can't help but fall in love with the zoo and its animals. The Primate Kingdom hosts 39 different primates species. The Elephants of Asia exhibit allows you to get up close with the five resident elephants.The zoo also hosts several animal shows, safaris, and animal feeding tours.
The Marina Bay district is dubbed as Singapore’s tourism epicenter. The Marina Bay is where you will find the famed largest floating Stadium, “The Float at Marina Bay.” The ArtScience Museum is yet another entertainment site located at the Marina Bay. Visit the Marina Park, Singapore Flyer, and Gardens By the Bay.
The Marina Bay Sands Resort comes recommended on the must-visit list. The resort hosts a world class casino, performance halls, and overnight accommodations. Also, visit the SkyPark open-air concourse and the selection of nightclubs.
If you want a vacation within a vacation, then head on to Sentosa. The island destination offers a host of activities to do and things to see. Sentosa hosts Universal Studios Singapore. Also, find the S.E.A Aquarium, and the Adventure Cove Waterpark on Sentosa. These attractions offer fun-filled activities and things to do.
Adventure seekers must visit The Flying Trapeze, iFly Singapore, and the Mega Adventure. The island getaway also offers stretches of relaxing beaches including the Palawan Beach.
If you want a cultural-filled get away, then Little India is the destination. Located two miles to the Marina Bay’s northwest, it offers diverse things to do and sites to see. The dense network of streets found in Little India host various shops. The stores offer different assortments of items, including colorful fabrics and flowers.
For last minute shopping you can go to Mustafa Center which is open 24-hours. Little India is also the place to sample dishes from southern and northern India.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore has a host of gardens and parks to visit. The massive attraction occupies a whopping 60 acres! It makes sense why the city got the nickname the “City in the Garden.” The Natural Orchid Gardens comes recommended for its breathtaking floral varieties. No entry fee is required to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens so you can go as many times as you want to relish its beauty.
Go for a jog or a picnic at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens earned the country its first UNESCO World Heritage site title.
The Merlion Park is where you will find the iconic Merlion Statue. The hybrid creature features a lion’s head and fish tail with water spouting from its mouth. The Merlion Park provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area, and by night visitors can enjoy a spectacular sight of the Marina Bay Sands Resort. Located a walk away from Raffles Place MRT, you can visit the park whenever you want.
Who doesn't love a huge Ferris wheel? Tourists love them, and Singapore has one to boast about. Standing tall at 42 stories, the Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel in Asia, and The Flyer offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding urban landscape. Visitors can get a glimpse of Singapore’s neighbors, Indonesia and Malaysia.
A night time ride offers a spectacular sight of the glittering city lights, or go at sunset or dusk for an incredible view.
Singapore is a perfect destination for family vacation, solo travel and group travel. There’s even a way for you to earn a living as an expat and continue living in Singapore! With so many sights and sounds, it’s not a wonder as to why this is one of the best places to be in Asia.