There are many reasons to visit Singapore. Some reasons include the city’s diverse culture, food, and attractions. Singapore is an excellent tourist destination spot and it is a dream of many to visit this place once in a lifetime. Singapore is like a packet of fun where you can enjoy the food, the nightlife, the greenery of the place, beaches, shopping, many outdoor activities, etc. But when it’s time to visit the place, people get confused as to what place should they visit so that they can enjoy and create memories with their families and friends. So, here in this article, we have discussed many best attractions of the place that one can visit without wasting time thinking.
Below we have discussed some of the top places to visit in Singapore (in detail)-
Botanical Gardens –
The best park to picnic in and a beautiful place for nature lovers, the Botanic Garden was founded by the Agri-horticultural Society in 1859. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is surrounded by about 178 listed Heritage Trees of various species in Singapore. Also, the garden consists of tropical and subtropical plants (approx. 3000 species). While visiting here, wear comfortable shoes and bring a sun hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Adventure Cove Water park –
Best place to visit with friends and families, even for kids to enjoy various fun-filled rides and marine life in aquariums. Experience a free fall, Dueling Racer, the ride of Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, Riptide Rocket, Pipeline Plunge, Bluewater Bay, Seahorse Hideaway and Whirlpool Washout, etc.
Smith Street Hawker Centre in Chinatown –
Chinatown Complex Food Centre located at Block 335 Smith Street, is the largest street hawker and a very crowded place with over 260 stalls offering a veritable feast of Chinese, Malay, Indian Dishes, etc. This food court offers a wonderful experience of street food at cheap prices.
Singapore Zoo –
Singapore Zoo is the world’s best rainforest zoo, located on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir. It was opened in 1973 and is operated by Mandai Wildlife Reserve. This Zoo consists of 315 species of animals. This zoo is home to the largest captive colony of orangutans, zebras, parakeets, mole rats, white tigers, a komodo dragon, etc.
Crazy Elephant Pub
Explore the nightlife at Crazy Elephant Bar for its great live music, fun atmosphere, good service, rock bands, and variety of drinks including alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks including bottled beers, canned beers, cider, champagne, gin, vodka, cognac, rum, tequila, whiskey, liqueurs, wines, absinthe, aperitif, shooter, cocktails, etc. and non-alcohol drinks like mocktails, juices, soft drinks, etc., Food items include starters, and main dishes such as fish and chips, beef burgers, chicken burgers, rib-eye steak, etc.
The South East Asia Aquarium (S.E.A.) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is home to more than 800 species of aquatic wildlife, including endangered and unique animals like Hammerhead Sharks, Giant Moray Eel, Reef Manta Ray, Groupers, Giant Crabs, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, nurse sharks, poison arrow frogs, clown fish, sea nettle, giant Pacific octopus, the Japanese spider crab, guitar fish and the chambered nautilus, etc.
River Safari in Singapore is Asia’s first river-themed wildlife park. It is home to one of the world’s largest collections of over 11,000 species (260 species, 400 plant species). Animals like majestic arapaima, manatees, Mekong giant catfish, and many more South American fishes are found here. Do visit here (with family, especially kids) and also enjoy the freshwater aquarium.
Gardens by the Bay
A Horticultural Garden -Gardens by the Bay is considered a masterpiece of horticulture and a work of art presenting the plant kingdom which when lit up at night with colorful lights looks magical. A walk around Gardens by the Bay is also one of the best attractions of this place as there are 4,00,000 plants, climate-controlled conservatories, oversized seashell-shaped greenhouses, Supertrees groves, high-tech space domes (Flower Domes), inspiring contemporary architecture and the hypnotic Garden Rhapsody, the light and sound show, etc.
Kids (aged 4 to 17) can enjoy more than 60 different role-playing working adults in many fields to explore the challenges and real-life experiences. The main purpose is to educate and entertain young kids in fun ways like being a pilot, police officers, chefs, dentists, or TV anchors, learning to drive, open a bank account. While performing these activities, kids earn currency.
Art Science Museum
Experience world-class art in Art Science Museum. The Arts displayed here are a combination of Art and Science through a blend of art, science, design, media, architecture, culture, and Technology. Large-scale exhibitions have been held by some of the world’s major artists as it is the prime hub for international touring exhibitions (of famous collections of the world).
Enjoy a 360 breathtaking panoramic view from the Singapore Flyer, Asia’s largest giant observation wheel, consisting of 28 spacious capsules. It has the capacity to board 28 people in 1 capsule at a time. One can enjoy dining in the sky, cocktails, Sling Flight, High Tea Flight, and Marriage functions are allowed to be held in one capsule. From here, the Indonesian Spice Islands and Malaysian Johor Strait can be visible easily.
Sentosa Merlion, Sentosa 4D Adventure Land, Sentosa Nature Discovery, Sentosa Golf Club, Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, the Maritime Experiential Museum, etc. are some of the attractions in Sentosa island. Here you can enjoy exciting events, spas, lush rain forests, golden sandy beaches, etc.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay is itself a tourist attraction. Some of the places that have been discussed in the article are located here. Here you can enjoy modern luxury and have the advantage of unparalleled views of the city. Marina Bay attractions include the largest Infinity Pool, views of Singapore’s skyline, world-class meals, a spa, a fitness center, entertainment, shopping avenues, etc.
One of the most visited places in Singapore, Little India is famous for food courts, shopping, and religious sites (Hindu and Buddhist temples, etc.). Try different food items including Indian eateries at the food court (they use Indian and mixed cultured flavors) and restaurants where you can try traditional South Indian food, Northern tandoori recipes, and some other cuisines like Roti-Prata and Teh-Tarik (pulled hot tea). Other attractions include the Mustafa Center shopping mall, the roofless Tekka Center, goldsmiths, Saree stores, sky-high buildings, advanced architecture, nature-friendly parks, etc.
Night Safari Nocturnal Wildlife Park
The Night Safari in Singapore is fun and memorable for animal lovers. One can choose from 2 types of tram services offered and 4 walking trails offered ( including Leopard Trail, Fishing Cat Trail, East Lodge Trail, and Wallaby Trail). While taking a ride on a tram or walking a trail enjoy a close encounter with animals like sloth bears, lions, tigers, fishing cats, Asian otters, etc. Two-night shows include Thumbuakar Performance and Creatures of the Night.
Royal Albatross Sunset Sail
Enjoy a unique sailing experience on a luxury cruise that offers magical sunset scenes, and watch the city lit up with lights looking like the dazzling glittering skyline of Singapore.
Dolphin Island Interaction Program
Meet and play with the most charming animals in Dolphin Island – Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Get inside the pool to play with them, click pictures, see the dolphins from close, build an intimate bond with these fascinating marine mammals, etc. Trainers will be assigned to you for this activity. Also, dolphins here are trained and friendly.
Indoor Sky Diving
Experience the feeling of jumping off the plane with proper guidance inside the world’s best wind tunnels to facilitate indoor skydiving. This activity is for those who fear jumping off a plane to enjoy skydiving without any real risks associated with the adventure. For this, before starting, the trained professionals give training and instruction sessions.
The Skyline Luge is all about speed and gravity fun game that involves a gravity-fueled ride. In this ride, you can enjoy riding down through winding tracks, slopes, corners, tunnels, etc. To enjoy this ride you can choose any of the tracks with different types of curves, and slopes, (including Kuppu Trail, Expedition Trail, Jungle Trail, and Dragon Trail). It takes 15-20 minutes to take this ride. While performing this activity, you are in full control of your car so the helmets are a must.
Asian Civilizations Museum
Explore the Former Empress Place Building, now the Asian Civilizations Museum for experiencing the artistic heritage of India, China, and other South East Asian places, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans, etc. The Museum displays artifacts that depict the cultures and civilizations of Asia. This Museum is part of the four significant museums that hold great national and global importance. They even guide people about the place. Here you can try perfect Singaporean cuisine, a refreshing coffee, or dine at the Empress or a traditional Chinese restaurant, etc.
National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden is home to around 1000 species and 2000 hybrids, the floras that bloom according to the four season zones namely spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Kong Men Sam Phor Kark See Monastery
Dedicated to Lord Buddha, this is the largest monastery consisting of 12 buildings. The monastery features grand prayer halls, six distinct Shrine Halls, Zen Gardens and Ponds, a hospice, gardens, a vegetarian restaurant, the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, etc. They provide free guided tours, courses on meditation, a variety of retreats, seminars, workshops, etc. Some other attractions include the Hall of Great Compassion (which holds the distinction of being the largest building in the temple complex), The hall of Great Compassion (which contains one of the most beautiful Guan Yin images).
Singapore Cable Car
One of the popular tourist attractions is enjoying a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the Island on Singapore cable cars. The cable car route covers the areas including golden sandy beaches, such as Megazip, Universal Studios, and the stunning Siloso Beach, etc., connecting the Mount Faber of Singapore to Sentosa Island.
One of the best places to witness the night beauty in Singapore is the helix bridge. It is a pedestrian bridge for people coming in from the Esplanade-Theatres area and the City Hall Area. Moreover, it links the Marina Centre with Marina South in the Bay area and one can go for a walk and enjoy the magical panoramic shots at night as at night the Helix Bridge is lit up with LED lights. Here artists perform activities including cultural, entertainment, and recreational activities.
Bugis Street offers an exciting experience of street shopping. It offers the latest and trendiest fashions and is one of the biggest and cheapest hubs of shopping, fine dining, and trendy cafés. The street comprises more than 600 shops for souvenirs, accessories, clothes, cosmetics, Fashionable apparel, accessories, etc.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
To have a photo with your favorite celebrity, visit Madame Tussaud and witness the wax figures of some celebrities. This Museum displays wax art that is open to all for viewing or to click a picture with it. You can click pictures with the wax figures (which look real) of notable political icons, famous superstars, sports icons, etc, displayed here. What more to do here? You can experience 4D Marvel movies and VR Racing. Also, do not forget to hop on ‘Spirit of Singapore’, the first-ever boat ride in Madame Tussauds.
Sri Mariamman Temple
To explore the cultural heritage of Singapore, visit Sri Mariamman Temple. It is believed to be the oldest temple in the country. It is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman. Established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai, it dates back to the 1860s. The artwork includes colorful facades of the temple, six tiers, a statue of Mariamman, etc.
- Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom
The best place for nature lovers to adore the beauties of nature, the Butterfly Park Insect Kingdom is located at Imbiah, Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is home to more than fifty varieties of butterflies, beetles, macaws, and colorful insects with more exotic species like Ornithoptera of Sulawesi, jungle parrots, snakes, lizards, etc, and with beautiful tropical rain forests, it offers the best outdoor experience.