Singapore is a geographically small country but economically extraordinarily strong. It is the most contemporary city of South-east Asia. It is a city with the amalgamation of English culture and religion such as Indian, Arab, Chinese, and Malay. It is one of the finest and tidiest cities and is popularly known as the Lion City. Changi, Singapore’s International airport is one of the best airports in the world. Merlion Park waterfront is one of the main tourist attractions where the famous Merlion resides which is portrayed as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and fish’s body.
Singapore is the richest and the favourite holiday destination of people across the world for years now. Even today, this place always lives up to its charm. Be it for, solo travellers or females, Singapore is considered to be one of the safest countries around this world.
So, if you’re planning a trip to Singapore, make sure to not miss out on these places. Let’s have a look.
1. Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s most sovereign landmarks are one of a kind which you cannot stay away from. Gardens by the Bay is an ideal place for staying away from the city bustle for a while and enjoying the vibrant flora.
This Bayside garden is the government’s strategy to transform this ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’. The idea is to improve the quality of life by increasing the flora and greenery in the city. You cannot afford to miss the Supertree Grove where you will find artificially made, electronic tree structures. You can also go to the Cloud Forest Dome to see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and get some biodiversity knowledge.
This indoor garden is one of its kind and is the perfect place to get some aesthetic photos!
2. Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is man-made having an abundance of attractions at one place where you can visit with your family and friends. It is a sunlit island, with themed attractions, award-winning spas, abundant rainforests, gleaming sandy beaches, exciting events and resort-style hotels.
Sentosa Merlion and the enthralling Universal Studios- S.E.A aquarium, Tiger Sky Tower, the Trick Eye Museum, Cove Waterpark, the Palawan & Siloso Beaches, the Wings of the Time show, and the Dolphin islandis worth seeing.
3. Marina Bay Sands Skypark
The sumptuous Marina Bay Sands is a distinctive and astoundingly designed hotel in Singapore having the best overlooking panoramic views in the city. You must have already seen this beautiful place being featured in movies like Crazy Rich Asians and more. The Skypark is like an afloat boat at the top. One can see the new double spiral bridge, the port, the Gardens by the Bay, and the breath-taking skyline from the Skypark.
While up there on top of the city, you can grab a snack or coffee at the rooftop restaurant or pick up some mementoes from the souvenir stand.
A visit to Chinatown depicts the exact view of China. It features Chinese cultural elements and has had a historically intensive Chinese population.
The photos remind us that despite the stubborn, stereotype view of Chinatown as places of vibrant unconventionality, they continue to serve an important social function as gateways and homes to new immigrants, as guardians of art, heritage, and as a refuge from discrimination.
5. The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is this giant wheel which shows you the most panoramic views of the entire city. You can also order in lunch or organise a little date with your partner. The flyer gives you a ride of approximately 30 minutes. As the wheel takes you on a 360° ride, one can see the Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, Historical places and more. It’s such a treat to the eye! An adult ticket usually costs S$33.
6. St. Andrew’s Cathedral
You cannot afford to miss the eye-catching tower of St. Andrew’s Cathedral while in the civic city. Built-in 1836, Singapore’s largest cathedral and the oldest Anglican house of reverence. It is near City Hall, Downtown Core, within the Central Area of Singapore.
7. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is an ideal fun time place to go with family and friends. The vibe of the Clarke Quay streets is so rich and divine. There are also live music performers which you can enjoy sitting by the lake, the aroma of good food, attractive lightings that set up a whole mood. There are restaurants which provide numerous cuisines with plenty of shopping opportunities on Orchard Road. The Quay’s greatest success with youthful tourists is a gigantic bungee-jumping attraction, an electrifying and thrilling ride.
8. Botanic Gardens
The many years old Singapore Botanic Gardens is commonly by tourists for the knowledgeable traveller and the native people. Singapore received its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination for its botanical garden.
The Gardens have in one’s possession a mixture of botanical and horticultural features with a rich history and a beautiful collection of global importance. Also, inside you will find a whole Orchid Garden. You can also visit the VIP garden which is located behind the Burkill Hall and is one of the most brilliant displays of orchids and hybrids in the whole world.
9. Singapore Zoo
If you’re an animal lover, this is the perfect place for you. The Singapore Zoo, otherwise known as the Mandai Zoo, an extended way of an animal garden where one could experience one of the most beautiful wildlife park settings in the world. The orangutans are particularly imposing, and you can see the babies and adults alike swinging high above their platform to catch a snack or fruits. One can also see a chimpanzee family, zebras, meerkats, a Komodo dragon, mole-rats, white tigers, kangaroos, and variety of animals.
Guests can observe feedings for some of the animals whereas the others need to follow a strict diet control. There is also the Night Safari and the Jurong Bird Park.
10. Universal Studios
Universal Studios is a theme park within Sentosa Island. The main attractions are seven themed zones, laser shows, twenty-eight rides and shows. There are several crazy roller coasters. Transformers, Shrug, Light Camera Action, Revenge of Mummy, Jurassic Park Ride are some of the best rides one visits the place for.
I would suggest three days are ideal to explore the entire place. It is preferable if one visits on weekdays as it is quite busy on the weekends with long queues. More than two million visitors visited Universal Studios in nine months since the day it opened. It is the second most famous themed park after Japan.