Choosing the best things to do in Singapore was no easy task. This is a city bursting to the seams with impressive attractions, exciting activities, and plenty of day trips for all the family. Almost everyone will have seen an image of the city’s symbol, the Merlion, and this makes our list alongside the nearby Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer – both of which offer breathtaking views across the iconic Singapore skyline. If you’re on your way to this bustling city-state, I hope this these tips will help you make the most out of travel experience.
1. Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands
Imagine yourself taking a dip in the world’s largest infinity pool while gazing down the skyline and the glittering city landscape. It feels so amazing, isn’t it? And yes, this wonderful experience happens on the 57 levels of Marina Bay Sands and one of the best places to visit in Singapore!
From early in the morning to night time, you can swim at the top of the world. And with the panoramic city view as your backdrop, I can say your photos turn out perfectly in every angle. However, a little drawback is that you have to be one of their hotel guests to get access to this infinity pool.
An island dedicated to all things fun under the sun? Now we’re talking! Work on your tan on the sand at either of its pristine beaches – Siloso or Palawan – or relax on a lounge chair with a tropical cocktail in hand at Tanjong Beach Club or Coastes.
Adrenaline junkies can hop on any of the thrilling rides at Universal Studios Singapore or go down the epic slides and make a splash at Adventure Cove – remember to pack your swimwear. Take your heart-pumping fun to new heights with a bungee jump at AJ Hackett or soar at breathtaking speeds at Mega Adventure Sentosa.
3. Jurong Bird Park
This world-famous bird park fully deserves its stellar reputation. The breathtaking aviaries are spread over 50 acres, housing an absolutely mindboggling variety of bird species.
4. Universal Studios
One of the top places to visit in Singapore is Universal Studios located on Sentosa Island. This theme park has numerous fun-filled rides, attractions and shows for all types of tourists. The fun never ends at the seven theme zones of this park; Hollywood, New York, Ancient Egypt, the Lost World, Sci-Fi City, Madagascar and Far Far Away.
5. Singapore Night Safari
This is a journey through an open-air zoo called Night Safari where you will see more than 2,500 nocturnal animals. These include Asian elephants, leopards, Malayan tapir, flying foxes, flying squirrels and Malayan tiger. If you are travelling to Singapore with kids, this is the perfect excursion to book!
6. Gardens by the Bay
Nestled in Central Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is the botanic gardens of the future, the land of next-gen Supertrees groves, high-tech space-domes and outlandish sculptures. Home to almost 4,00,000 plants, Gardens by the Bay is famous for the awe-inspiring contemporary architecture and the hypnotic Garden Rhapsody, the light and sound show.
7. Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer is one of the major things that make Singapore one of the top tourist destinations. It’s the tallest Ferris wheel in Asia which can hold 28 passengers in 28 air-conditioned capsules. Once in the wheel, you are bound to get the adrenaline rush of your life.
8. Changi Experience Studio
Have you wondered what goes behind the scenes of the world’s most awarded airport? Go on an exciting journey through the virtual world of Singapore Changi Airport at Changi Experience Studio to find out what makes the airport tick! Located within Jewel Changi Airport, the latest lifestyle destination in Singapore, this first-of-its-kind digital attraction offers visitors an insight into the past, present, and future of Changi through a plethora of state-of-the-art technological experiences.
9. Singapore Zoo
Billing itself as the world’s best rainforest zoo, the Singapore Zoo is a pretty impressive place. The facility is clean and inviting, and the animals appear well treated, with plenty of lush vegetation and habitat space.
The orangutans are particularly impressive, and visitors can watch as babies and adults alike swing high above their platforms and snack on fruits. There is also a large chimpanzee family, zebras, meerkats, a komodo dragon, mole rats, white tigers, kangaroos, and many other creatures.
The China Town is always filled with excitement amidst the hustle market. It is an incomplete tour if you are not visiting China Town during your holidays in Singapore. This busy destination is best known for its authentic Chinese food, bright red lanterns and vibrant shops around every corner selling souvenirs and traditional Chinese products. This place also has impressive Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temple.
These two are the major attractions in China Market and to top this up, you cannot miss a visit to one of the most colourful Chinese temples, Thian Hock Keng. Built in 1820, this temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.
11. Clarke Quay
This delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals.
Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco-style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge. Head under the futuristic, jelly-like roof and you’ll find some great shopping options as well as a plentiful supply of bars, making this a real bar-hoppers’ heaven.
12. Singapore River
Take a river taxi cruise along the Singapore River for some spectacular views of the city’s skyline. You’ll pass by the Merlion, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay, and Marina Bay. This is a great way to see the contrast between Singapore’s rejuvenated colonial buildings along the riverside and its modern skyscrapers in the background.
13. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
The quirky durian-shaped Esplanade building is one of Singapore’s iconic structures. In addition to its beautiful design and as a venue for performing arts events, excellent food options can be found nearby. Makansutra Gluttons Bay, an outdoor hawker-type dining area, has delicious seafood and a good variety of local dishes.
14. Singapore Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a good time outdoor with your loved ones by paying a visit to Singapore’s very first UNESCO Site as well as the oldest beautiful garden – Singapore Botanical Gardens.
Besides, it is also a recreational garden which is perfect for jogging, picnic or simply just lazy around to release stresses.