15 top things to do in Singapore

Singapore is probably one of the finest  travel destinations in the world. Whether you are going on a shopping spree or would like to simply tour around the town, Singapore gives you an experience of a lifetime which you will cherish for years to come. This article will give you an insight on some of the 15 top things you can do when you visit Singapore.

Chinatown

Singapore has a large number of immigrants and is known for its diversified culture. Whether you would like to buy a souvenir or relish some delicious Chinese food, Chinatown has them all. Chinatown is divided into five districts and offers a wide array of delectable surprises for tourists. Many tourists regard Chinatown as one of the most affordable places in Singapore.

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo is home to a wide range of species and animals. If you are curious to learn about primates, elephants, and other rare species, this is the place to go. Upon visiting the Primate Kingdom, you will get an opportunity to witness more than 39 species of primates. This zoo also has elephants from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The zoo visit will give your kids a memorable experience they will cherish for years to come.

Orchard Road

Orchard Road got its name from the nutmeg plantations, pepper farms, and fruit orchards that once existed in the early 19th century. Today, Orchard Road is home to over 47 shopping malls, eateries, and boutiques. Orchard Road also has art galleries, movie theatres, and clubs. If you are geared up for shopping using your credit card, Orchard Road will surely not disappoint you.

Clarke Quay

If you would like to enjoy and have a great nightlife experience, Clarke Quay can be just the place for you. Clarke Quay was once a centre place for commerce and is situated alongside the Singapore river. Today it has a variety of restaurants, bars, retail stores, and recreational clubs. If you are looking for tantalising food or entertaining party shows, Clarke Quay can give you them all.

Gardens by the bay

If you are fond of lush green plants, the Gardens by the bay is a must-see. This place features a variety of attractions that include the Supertree Grove, OCBC Skyway, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome to name a few. While it is free to walk around the outdoor gardens, you may need to pay for additional attractions.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens will give you an opportunity to explore a wide array of flora. This has an estimated area of 60 acres and has tourists and plant lovers visiting all across the globe. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is also recognized as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The Natural Orchid Garden is a great place for you to unwind and relax. You will get to see breathtaking colourful floral varieties that will leave you delighted for sure.

Marina Bay

Marina Bay is regarded as the tourism epicentre of Singapore. You can enjoy major tourist attractions such as Art Science Museum, Singapore Flyer, and Merion Park. If you are passionate about enjoying the night-life in Singapore, you can visit world-class casinos, nightclubs, performance halls, and shopping centres.

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is a popular resort that is visited by over 2 million travellers a year. Sentosa has a 2 km sheltered beach. Other major attractions include two golf courses, the Merlion, Fort Siloso, Tiger Sky Tower, The Royal Albatross, Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom, and Sentosa 4D Adventureland. You can reach Sentosa Island from Singapore mainland through a cable car.

National Gallery

Singapore’s iconic city hall and court buildings have now been used as the National Gallery. If you are passionate about arts then you should consider visiting the National Gallery in Singapore. National Gallery houses world-class collection of 19th century and modern Southeast Asian art.  

Little India

Singapore is a multicultural and diversified country. Singapore’s Little India gives you a chance to witness the rich Indian tradition and culture amongst the local Indian community. If you are visiting Little India for the first time, you can get a glimpse of the Indian lifestyle, food, culture, and traditions in this part of Singapore.  Little India is also home to a variety of shops, eateries, temples that will help you discover the grandeur of India.

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park is located on Jurong hill. This place is home to some of the largest collection of birds in the entire Asian region. If you are a bird lover, you can witness over 5,000 different birds across 400 species. If you are accompanied by kids, ensure that you don’t miss the bird shows and feeding sessions. The bird park also has exhibits that include African Waterfall Aviary, Dinosaur Descendants, Wings of Asia, Lory Loft, and Penguin Coast to name a few.

Universal Studios

Universal Studios is one of the finest amusement parks in Southeast Asia. The park offers 20 unique attractions to tourists. Some of them include Lost World, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood and Far Far Away. You can also enjoy breathtaking roller coaster and water rides. Universal Studios also has major shows related to popular Hollywood movies.

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel is a luxurious hotel that was built in 1887. This hotel has 103 suites and 18 restaurants. The hotel has built a standing reputation for its high-quality services and accommodations among the elite class. The Raffles bar is a popular hangout place for many tourists.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel that is built over a three-storey terminal building. Built in 2008, it offers an excellent view of Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, and Empress Place. Passengers are accommodated in 28 air-conditioned capsules that rotates slowly at a speed of 0.21m per second.

Singapore Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari is a versatile tourist attraction and a leading conservation centre in Asia. When you visit the Night Safari, you can get a glimpse of thousands of nocturnal animals from Asia, Europe, Africa and America in their natural habitat.

Tourists and animal lovers can see over 59 rare species of animals. Some of them include Himalayan griffon vultures, wild beasts, one-horned rhinoceroses. The “Creatures of the Night” show will give you an overview of the animals.

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