Being one of the world’s most prosperous cities having Malay and Indian influences, the “Uniquely Singapore” is full of joy and happiness. Here, at these places the city-state will wrap you in its beauty, vibrant nightlife and modern subways:
One of the best Zoological Gardens in the world, the Singapore zoo attracts 1.6m visitors every year, the experience here is lot more than just a zoo. The place is well maintained which gives a perfect living environment for the wild animals, more than 316 species of animals to see and going on a thrilling night safari makes the zoo best leisure attraction for children and nature lovers.
One can never get over Sentosa Island in Singapore; the place is extremely lavish with each and everything that one wishes to look out when travelling abroad. Take a cable car from causeway in Singapore reaching Sentosa where you’ll get to experience the best of shopping malls and spending quality time at the beaches, and some fun at the 4D Adventure Land giving endless entertainment activities for the little ones. In the evening, watching Crane Dance show at the waterfront and an exciting visit to Madame Tussauds in Sentosa are few not to be missed things.
Neighbouring the Singapore zoo is Jurong Bird Park, has more than 60 exotic birds species living in a natural environment. Some of the attractions here are the Flamingo Lake, Pelican Cove, World of Darkness etc. Children can enjoy lunch with Parrots while elders may learn Falconry, High Flyers Show here is has the world’s largest number of performing birds which can’t be missed out. Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom in Sentosa Island is another place to discover some unknown species.
The 183 acre of property having a wide range of flora makes the Singapore Botanic Garden a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is so huge that you will keep wanting more and more to explore, the National Orchid Garden having an Orchidarium, Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse is a delight for orchid enthusiasts whereas the Ginger Garden, Evolution Garden and the Rain Forest here holds quite a lot of importance for botanical studies.
Located within the extremely elite Resorts World in Sentosa Island and spread over 120 acres of property, the Universal studio ranks among the best theme parks in Asia. The park consists of 7 themed zones having their own unique attractions. Moreover, the Universal Studios is also known for having world’s tallest pair of duelling roller coasters. Apart from the Universal Studios, the Big Splash and Escape Theme Park are heaven for children which make these amusement activities a must to add in your bucket list.
The modern country of Singapore displays some historical and religious edge as well. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a popular attraction within Chinatown district of Singapore. The beautiful architecture and Singaporean Buddhism is something which should be discovered here.
The Labrador Nature Reserve is a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts, bird watching and exploring the war relics and Labrador secret tunnels is a common activity here. More than 70 kinds of birds and 11 species of butterflies are found here which makes the reserve a paradise for photographers.
Get in touch with the historic diversity of Singapore at the National Museum, Asian Civilisations Museums, Empress Place Building and at the Old Tao Nan School, each known for having zoological and ethnographic collections of Southeast Asia. Apart from these national museums, you can also explore the few more popular ones like Peranakan Museum at the Mint Museum of Toys.
9. Telok Ayer Market
Locally known as Lau Pa Sat; the Telok Ayer Market is a destination where you can have a glimpse of the Singaporean lifestyle in the Downtown core. You’ll find 24 hours shops here along with a lot of eateries for trying out some local delicacies.
Having more than 8 exhibition galleries promoting technological and scientific awareness, the Science Centre of Singapore attracts more than 17 million visitors every year. Around 850 exhibits here are designed to make learning very exciting, also getting a picture with a giant hissing cockroach in hand and gazing into the stars at the observatory etc. are few things which make it a great place for all ages.
The Marine Life Park, located in Sentosa is world’s second largest aquarium having more than 1,00,000 sea creatures including Dolphins, Spotted Jellyfishes, Sharks and Japanese spider crab which you might not get to see so easily anywhere else in the world. If swimming with the Dolphins and diving with Sharks is something you are looking forward from a long time then the oceanarium, locally known as Underwater World is another one stop destination here in Sentosa.
The Kusu Island of Singapore is popular for its pristine beaches and endless activities for water sports, the tourists usually come here to pay a visit to the wishing well and the Tortoise sanctuary. Spending some quality time enjoying afternoon picnic at Kusu Islands is the most soothing experience you’ll have in Singapore. Other attractions here are Da Bogong Temple and Marble Tortoises.
Standing tall in Sentosa Island is the Tiger sky tower which is the highest observation tower in Singapore, the disc shaped cabin revolves slowly and you can get a bird’s eye view of the island coast and the magnificent views of Singapore. If it’s a clear day then you are most likely to see the Indonesian skyline as well.
Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore; here you’ll get a glimpse of Dravidian style of architecture. These are several more Hindu temples in Singapore including the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple and many more.
Well, this place doesn’t need an introduction. The world’s second most expensive building is spread over 15.5 hectares of land having exhibition centres, restaurants and a lot of entertainment venues. You can probably spend a day here and blend with the lavish atmosphere of Singapore. Getting a 360 degree view of Singapore’s skyline from the Sands SkyPark and spending time at the infinite edge swimming pool is an experience one can never forget in this lifetime. ArtScience Museum is another highly rated attraction of Marina Bay Sands where you can have a gala time with the children.
Planning tow work on your tan or excited for doing water sports? Sentosa is the place for you! Here you can seek solitude at the pristine Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach. Flowering trees and beach shacks gives a perfect environment to relax and enjoy your vacations at these family friendly beaches at the coastline. Excitement in Singapore takes precedence when you enjoy water sports or chill-out in a whirlpool bath on the beach.
Largest collection of World War II memorabilia is at Fort Silosso, of course you wouldn’t want to be missed out on that. A tram journey and a guide will take you to a journey showing history and importance of Fort Silosso during the time of Malayan conflict. Here you can explore the tunnels and discover few original guns and cannons used in that era.
Little India lies near the Singapore River, where the 5000 years old Indian tradition can be felt, here you’ll be greeted with flowers and warm hearted people (especially Tamils). You can walk around the colourful place, trying different food and shopping around. Few attractions here are Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, the Banana Leaf Apollo Restaurant and the Indian festivals.
The 22km long boulevard is one of the most happening places of Singapore, here you can shop till you drop and spend some amazing time at the restaurants and coffee shops.If you are in Singapore around the New Year then you’ll get to see the Orchard Road transformed into a galaxy of beautiful stars with a lot of decoration and events.
Well, you must have seen the Marlion Park quite many times in TV shows, newspapers and magazines. Marlion known to be a creature having the head of the Lion and body of a Fish, basically a sea-lion which is now represented as a statue, is a strong marketing icon used as a mascot of Singapore. This national personification is located in front of the Fullerton Hotel.
The 541ft. tall world’s second tallest Ferris wheel, Singapore flyer is an ultimate sight which gives a feeling of London Eye. The flyer offers sophisticated dinners, awesome shopping experience along with many on-going events for all ages giving a 360° view of Singapore and beyond.