Singapore is expanding the aura of attraction for tourists. Whether you are an ardent foodie, gutsy adventure lover, or passionate lover this place holds many surprises for all age groups. The streets of China town will quench your thirst of shopping and Little India will fill your tummies with authentic Singapore cuisine.
The ethnic diversity of this place will amaze you for sure as it has a plethora of places to explore. The definition of adventure in Singapore is much wild than any other place. If you are a daring soul then try zip lining at Mega adventure and sky diving at iFLY. The panoramic view of the beautiful place is what you’ll carry with you forever.
The mesmeric Gardens by the Bay, Merlin Park, Jurong bird park are some places which have the most enticing view of nature. Aquatic sports is what your soul is craving for? Form a bond with the friendly marine life by indulging yourself in Scuba diving and snorkelling.
Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, free diving are also some of the water activities which you can try. The entertainment does not end here. The entertainment quotient of Singapore is very high so you can get tired of exploring but Singapore will not stop amazing you.
The Sentosa island is also a very popular and tourist friendly place. A man-made island which has entertainment, adventure and leisure all at one point. Universal studios, tiger sky tower, S.E.A aquarium and insect kingdom are the most celebrated place of the Sentosa Island. Besides these places, Madame Tussauds Singapore, adventure cove waterpark and crane dance are also some places which one shouldn’t dare to skip.
The list of the places is never-ending, but we’ve shortlisted some places which you shouldn’t fail
to hit if you are travelling to Singapore.
1. MARINA BAY
One of the greatest architectural marvel designed by the spectacular engineers is Gardens by the Bay Or Marina Bay. Built up over an area of 250 acres of land retrieved from Marina reservoir. The ticket for Marina Bay covers three parts of the garden – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Each garden is pleasing in its own way and has an appealing view to attract tourists. However the most preferred and visited is the South Bay Garden The garden was specially designed to add new beauty to the city. The government wanted the “city in a garden” rather than a “garden in a city”. The Flower Dome and the cloud forest are the ecological conservatories which grab the most of the tourist’s attention. The epic building and resort is the focal point of the most epic creations of the world. Along with enjoying the spectacular view, you can also visit the casino which has been billed as the most expensive casino in the world. Museum, shopping and dining are also things which one can do here.
- Gardens by the Bay
- Art science museum
- Marina Bay Sands Skypark
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- Spectra light show
- Marina Bay Golf Course
- CE LAVI
This credits Marina Bay to be one of the top travel destinations in the world.
How to reach:
Situated at the 10 Bayfront, which is easily accessible by vehicle via Sheares Avenue.
A 20-minute drive from Changi Airport along the East Coast Parkway.
Marina Bay Sands is linked directly to CE1/DT16 Bayfront Station on the Circle Line and Downtown Line of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system.MRT stations operate daily to/from Bayfront from approximately 6 am to 12 am midnight.
2. CLARKE QUAY
If you are a party animal then this place is for you. The place attracts a stream of tourists who want to enjoy the exuberant nightlife of Singapore. This appealing place is surrounded by buzzing bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Zouk, Trace club, Attica nightclub, The Pump Room and Boat Quay are some nearby clubs.
The place is perfect for entertainment as you can just click selfies by the river, enjoy gaming zone at Level Up, groove on some thrilling music, enjoy the epic combination of drinks at Get Juiced or Chupitos. just shop around and eat your favourite food at Kushikatsu Tanaka. If you want the adrenaline pump on your vacation then GX5 extreme swing is calling for you. Your adventurous soul needs to enjoy this adventure. The sky-high swings will take you to a height from where you can get an astounding view of the city.
- Singapore River
- Asian Civilizations Museum
- Fort canning park
- Gmax reverse Bungy
- Boat Quay
- Hong San See Temple
How to reach-
NE5 Clarke Quay MRT (about 5 mins walk)
DT20 Fort Canning Station (about 5 mins walk)
NS25/EW13 City Hall MRT (about 10 mins walk)
54 from Scotts Road or 32 and 195 from City Hall MRT Station
3. UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Universal Studios is a place for everyone, the amusement park with more than 20 themed attractions. The thrilling water and aerial rides for the adults and the live shows and kids zone to engage them in their area of interest. Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World and Madagascar are some sections of the theme park, there’s much more to explore.
Family vacation gets more exciting as you can enjoy 6 different roller coaster rides, feel no less than a celebrity by walking the Hollywood’s walk of fame. Experience the evergreen Transformers in 3-D for an ultimate movie experience and take the breathtaking rides on the riverboat. Replenish your energy by visiting the universal studios and take away a memory of a lifetime.
- Street performance
- Meet and Greet
How to Reach
- Enter VivoCity Mall, and proceed towards Lobby L.
- Fall in the line and purchase the Sentosa Island Admission ticket which would cost around S$3.
- Board the Monorail train and arrive at Waterfront Station. Soon you’ll see the rotating globe and you’ll find yourself in the Universal Studios.
4. GARDENS BY THE BAY
Draping an area of 101 hectares, this place is loaded with different variants of vibrant flowers and a variety of flora. The impressive architecture of this place has won many awards. The captivating beauty will hold the attention of adults and kids as well.
5. S.E.A. Aquarium
If you are in Singapore you can’t afford to miss the world’s largest sea aquarium. Witness the underwater aquatic habitat in the S.E.A. Aquarium. Singapore which is home to nearly 1,00,000 water animals. You can see around 1,000 beautiful water species across 50 different habitats. Located at the Resorts World Sentosa this charming underwater kingdom has become a major tourist attraction for various globetrotters. The city is not just famous for the gardens but the astonishing water culture also. This aquarium is home to bizarre marine creatures like hammerhead sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks, nurse sharks, giant Pacific octopus, seahorse etc. The fascinating marine life experience is worth living.
- Nemo and Dory
- Sea jellies
- Sea Star
How to Reach
You can take buses from Vivocity or Harborfront for the Resorts World Sentosa Bus Stop 14519. Enter the forum and head to the Level 1.
The Maritime Experiential Museum is located straight up from the bridge.
The aquarium is located inside the museum.
By Cable Car
The cable car is a popular option to combine sightseeing with transport.
- Board the cable car from Harbourfront station and disembark at the Imbiah Station. Take the Sentosa express and alight at Waterfront station.
- Head towards the Merlion Statuette and cross the bridge to arrive at the Maritime Experiential Museum. The aquarium is located inside the museum.
- Drive on the Sentosa Gateway and stick to the left lane towards the Resorts World Sentosa Car Park.
- Turn right towards the space for ‘Cars/Taxi’ and follow the signage to ‘B1 East’.
- Locate the nearest Car Park directory and follow directions to S.E.A.Aquarium on Level 1.
- Extra parking charges will apply for the car park. Make sure you remember the parking spot.
6. SENTOSA ISLAND
The purposely built island has managed to be one of the reasons for visiting Singapore. A place with leisure, entertainment, adventure, and relaxation. The place is a collection of beaches, shopping, and food joints. Located across the Kebbel Harbor that separates the island from the main Singapore city is a mesmerising experience in its own way. Visit here to experience adventures and fun like never before. You can reach this place by taking a cable car or taking a short road trip. The place holds exciting places like the universal studios, cove water park, Madame Tussauds wax museum, tiger sky tower, S.E.A Aquarium. The Tiger tower, Wave house and Palawan beach are also part of the Sentosa Island. A full day tour to Sentosa Island will thrill you with 11 attractions which includes rides, movies, water park, sightseeing, and much more. The Tiger tower, Wave house, and Palawan beach are also part of Sentosa Island.
- Skyline Luge Sentosa
- Crane Dance
- Resort World Sentosa Casino
- Butterfly and insect kingdom
- Sentosa Golf Club
How to Reach
Take Singapore MRT service as it is well connected to all the key areas of the city. From your nearest station make way to Harbourfront station on the North- East line. From station enter Vivo City Mall and climb to its third floor. You will enter the ticket counter area, purchase a Sentosa pass and you are good to go and enjoy.
7. ADVENTURE COVE WATERPARK
This place is a paradise for your adventurous souls as it holds some electrifying activities that will amuse your spirits. The intriguing water slides, the lazy river, encountering with the majestic creatures of the sea with colourful reefs is what this theme park in Resorts World Sentosa offers. Covering an area of 20 acres Adventure Cove waterpark is a land full of fun, excitement and thrill. Enjoy the electrifying water rides on pipeline plunge, riptide rocket, spiral washouts, splash works, tidal twister, wet maze and the list continues. At Ray Bay and Rainbow reef come close with the marine life and interact with the friendliest creatures. Encounter a variety of 20,000 tropical fishes playing hide and seek in the reef of the clear water. Enjoy the pleasure of privacy by renting your personal Cabanas at the exotic location to make your visit even more memorable.
- Water slides
How to Reach
Take Sentosa Express (Monorail) get down at Waterfront Station and then take a short walk to Cove Adventure.
8. SINGAPORE FLYER
The Singapore Flyer gives the cyclopedic view of Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place. It is one of the best locations to get yourself clicked as it is surrounded by beauty all around. At a height of 165 metres, high Singapore flyer has air-conditioned capsules holding a capacity to carry 28 passengers at a time. The day time view is equally mesmerizing as the twinkling view of the night. The view of the sunset will dazzle you equally. On some clear days, you might also get a sight of Indonesia and Malaysia from the top view of the flyer. Singapore Flyer is the only place that will offer a bird’s eye view of the entire island city. In the Fyer indulge yourself more by knowing Singapore’s history and culture by the interactive in capsule experience in the FLYER360+
- Sky dining
- Kenko reflexology and fish spa
- Pororo park
How to reach-
The Promenade Station (Downtown Line DT/Circle line CC4) provides you with a fuss-free five-minute walk to Singapore Flyer.
Singapore Flyer is just located at the fringe of the town. A five-minute road from Central Business District( CBD), 10 minutes from Orchard road and 20 minutes from Changi Airport.
9. JURONG BIRD PARK
The heavenly kingdom of birds where you can spot Tucans, Hornbills, colourful lories, Pelicans, Penguin and many more. Various bird-watching show such as the High Flyer Show makes this place an absolute paradise for a bird watcher.
The largest walk-in waterfall aviary- African Waterfall aviary is a noticeable place not just for the birds such as black-masked birds, shoebills, saddle-billed storks but also because it has the world’s tallest manmade waterfall. At the Pelican cove, you can see different species of pelicans. Swan Lake and the world of darkness are also sections of this Bird park which you should visit to see the chirping and decorative birds.
- Dino dusting
- Lory Loft
- King Of the Skies Show
How to reach-
Direct bus service is available, just hop on the Safari Gate Bus.
Located in Sentosa Island, Kidzania is a different indoor world for kids. The Global theme park where kids can experience arts academy, aviation academy, chicken restaurant, city clock, city parade, climbing building,courier service, dental clinic,driving school, film studio, fire station, driving street,makeup studio, ice cream factor,science laboratory and various other fields which combine the gaming world with the real world. This place is a city build specially for kids which help kids learn in a fun way. This theme park is a play way method for your child to come across so many fields and retrieve knowledge through the real virtual world in Kidzania. A complete learning environment to establish and develop the skills of your little ones. Your kids can enjoy their vacation to the fullest so don’t forget to visit with this place full of amusement.
- Enjoy the endless activities with your children
- Relish the amazing food
How to reach-
By train: Take Sentosa express
By bus: Alight at Harbourfront Station
By Taxi: you can also take a taxi from Beach Station taxi stand.
11. NIGHT SAFARI
The worlds first nocturnal zoo, which opens its door as the day falls. The concept of visiting a zoo at night is unusual which attracts major tourists in Singapore. The array of fascinating creatures like the Fishing cat trail, Malayan flying foxes, giant flying squirrels, leopard trail will transfer you to the wallaby of the Australian native.
The safari houses more than 2500 with more than 130 species. It has 7 geological zones which can be explored by walking, train or by a cable car. The train takes you at a 35-minute ride with live commentary. The animal instincts show is a bliss to watch. You can also take a private group tour if you have a big bunch of family and friends along. Trailing along will make you hungry so you can enjoy the delicious feast here. This is an award-winning tram which is a place lit with candles and mouthwatering food.
- Thumbuakar Show
- Rainforest Lumina
- Hubli spot Singapore
- MacRitchie Nature Trail
How to reach-
By Bus: Board bus 123 from either Bukit Merah Bus Interchange, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Orchard MRT Station, or Somerset MRT Station, and alight at Sentosa’s Beach Station.
By Train: Board the Express at Sentosa Station at VivoCity Lobby L on Level 3. Alight at Beach Station.
12. SKY DIVING AT iFLY
iFLY is the worlds largest indoor sky diving tunnel. If you ever dreamt of flying like a bird then don’t miss this opportunity where you are trained by professionals and within no time you are in the air feeling like a free bird gazing the aerial view of Singapore. It’s one of the unique things to do in Singapore.
the tunnel is 16.5 meters wide and 56.5 feet tall. People above 7 years with no physical injuries can take up the adventure. Pregnant ladies should also not take part in this as it is advised. You shouldn’t be under the effect of any alcohol or drug as per the rules set by the authority. 1-hour of professional training is provided before the final flight, so it is better to arrive early. Follow the perfect dress code and you are set the enjoy the moment.
- Wings of time
- Palawan beach
- Siloso beach
- Megabounce Singapore
How to reach-
The nearest MRT Station is HarbourFront MRT (NE1/CC29). From Exit E, you can catch a Sentosa Express to ‘Imbiah Bus Station’ and then walk to iFly Singapore.
13. WILD WILD WET
Singapore’s largest theme water park will pump up your adrenaline with the thrilling rides such as Kraken racers, free fall, and Royal flush, ensuring great safety. This place will make you crave for more as it is a complete entertainment package for your whole family. You can enjoy the mermaid tales, sensational jets and see some amazing creatures like the electric eel and river Neil. Enjoy the waves at the Tsunami pool or relax in the jacuzzi.
If you are a student and visiting this place then do check on the offers as they have discounts and special privilege for them. This place promises a day of thrills and spills, as every corner holds some surprises for you. ticket price starts from SGD24 per person which can also be purchased online. Located at the Downtown East, you can easily reach there by taking a public transport MRT to Pasir Ris. The place will boost your energy by ensuring safety.
- Pasir Ris fishing pond
- Chek Jawa
- Orchid Garden and Koi Pond
How to reach-
Alight at Pasir Ris MRT station EW1, you can now interchange a bus or even reach by foot to Wild Wild Wet.
14. RAFFLES HOTEL
This luxurious hotel in Singapore boasts to have a splendid interior with all the amenities to relax and pamper yourself. This splendid place has a colonial style building has all the magnificence one would ever desire.
If you want to spend your vacation in a lavish and royal style then Raffles is a perfect choice. All the details of the hotel such as the ceilings, glazed windows, colonial architecture, lush greenery and polished wooden floors talk about grandeur and elegance. The romantic suites are ideal for a couple to enjoy their private time. You can also book yourself a State Room Suite, Courtyard Suite, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites or Residential Suites. The variety this place offers describes the sophistication and discreetness this place has.
- Raffles Hotel Arcade
- Lalin Gallery
- Ode to Art
- Mint Museum of toys
How to reach-
Located in the heart of Singapore’s business and civic district, just 20 minutes from Changi Airport and a two-minute ride on the Mass Rapid Transit. Get down at the Raffles Place MRT station and walk a bit or drive to reach Raffles Hotel.
The Zipline ride at the Mega Adventure Park will give you one incredible experience of a lifetime. The zip line covers the view of the jungle setting in Sentosa Island and the South China Sea. Take a thrilling ride with your friends and make unfading memories.
At 75 metres high, 450 metres long and at a speed of 60kmph is an exhilarating experience as you cross the canopy of the forest. Sentosa Island is full of entertainment and refreshment and zip line is one among the adventures which you should definitely try. Trying it parallelly with your friends will make this experience even more exciting and memorable. The view from the height will make you feel like a hero crossing the dense forest at an exceptional speed.
Enjoy the view as you cross the lush green jungles.
How to reach-
By Sentosa Express: Alight at the beach station take the Sentosa Beach Tram. alight at the 3rd stop.
By Bus: Take Sentosa Bus A and alight at Siloso Point. take a walk at the beach and you will see Adventure Park counter.
HOW TO REACH
- By Air- The Changi airport is the nearest and one of the busiest airports. All international
flights are well connected from here making the place easy to reach.
- By train- The countries like Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Malaysia have a great train
network to reach Singapore
- By Water- Singapore is one of the island countries has many ferries which move to and fro in
the South East Asian countries.
CURRENCY OF SINGAPORE
The currency of Singapore is Singaporean dollars. As the place is very tourist friendly so there are many places in the country which help you with the exchange of the currencies. However, you can also go to airports or banks if you are unable to exchange them anywhere else.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The summertime between February to April is favourable for you to visit this place as you can enjoy all the water sports during this season. Also in winters is also a pleasant time to visit. The rainy season starts from mostly November to January so unless you like travelling in rain avoid coming during this time of the year.
- Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa
- Beach Villas – Resorts World Sentosa
- Marina Bay Sands
- Capella Singapore Resort and Spa
- Amara Sanctuary Resort Santosa
- Les Amis – The restaurant’s name means “Friends” which was open by four buddies. The place
reflects French and Asian culture in its architecture as well as in the appetizing food.
- Burnt Ends – This place has delectable Australian barbeque with a huge open kitchen. A new menu is added or created keeping in mind the people’s choices.
- Corner House – This place is a two-storeyed bungalow which has now turned into a cafe. The cafe is located amidst the botanical garden and its menu serves European dishes with a mix of western and French dishes.
- Wild Rocket – A beachside cafe which believes that the true taste of food lies in the street food of the hawker’s. Some street foods are recreated by the chefs of this place giving the food a mix and match of the spices.
- Gunther’s – Gunther’s cuisine is inspired by that of France with a flavour of Asia and Europe. The quirky ambience looks attractive and is very light on pockets. A new dish is added daily to the restaurant’s cart highlighting the variety of food this place can offer.
- Waku Ghin – the cuisine of Waku Ghin is dominated by Japan. Each room of the restaurant is personally attended by the talented chefs who take care of your kind of delicacies serving you your kind of food.
- Loof Bar– The collection of the fancy cocktails, the classic group and Signature drinks are a must
trying. You can have ultimate fun eating food, drinking and grooving on the dance floor at this a place without disturbing your pockets.
- Lantern Bar– This place gives a panoramic view of the city. You can come here with your group and enjoy the delicious cuisine with signature cocktails, wines, and champagnes.
- 1-Altitude– This place is on the 63rd floor of One Raffles from where the view is unbeatable. The places gather a lot of crowds so it’s better to reserve a table so that you can enjoy the lip-smacking food with a variety of drinks, live Dj and band.
BEST LOCAL FOOD
The cuisine of Singapore is combined with Malay, Indian, Chinese, French and Peranakan.
There are plenty of dishes to try on your holiday here are some suggestions for the best local
- Wanton Mee
- Fried carrot cake
- Bak Kut Teh
- Dim sum
- Curry Fish head
It is strictly advised to follow the drinking laws made by the government
under which alcohol consumption at public places is banned between 10:30 PM TO 7:00 AM.
- Train – Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is well connected to the major attractions of the city. The bus
stations are at a walking distance providing convenience to the passengers.
- Bus – buses have a well-connected network around d the city and it is the most economical way
to go around and see in the city.
- Taxi – If you are not comfortable travelling by a means of public transport, the taxis are available
BEST SHOPPING PLACES
- China Town Street Market
- Orchard Road
- Haji Lane
- Bugis Street Market
- Little India
- BEST CASINOSMarina
- Bay Sands Casino
- Singapore Pools
- Resorts World Sentosa
This is one of the best things to do in Singapore.
- Siloso Beach
- Tanjong Beach
- Kusu Island
- Changi Baech
These are one of the best beaches in the world.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SINGAPORE FOR FREE
There are many places in Singapore which are worth watching and without any cover/entry charges.
- Singapore Botanic Gardens
- East Coast Park
- Haw Par Villa
- St. Andrews Cathedral and Armenian Church
- Sound and Light show, Gardens by the Bay
- Telok- Blangah Hill Park
PLACES TO VISIT WITH KIDS
- Singapore Zoo
- Skyline Luge Sentosa
- Cable Car Ride
- River Safari
- Trick Eye Museum
- Discovery Center
- Art Science Museum
Tips by TripnStay
- The weather is mostly humid so don’t take sweaters with you and unnecessarily increase your
- Understand the tax charges and currency exchange properly to avoid any confusion
- Tipping in restaurants is not necessary for Singapore. Only tip if you want to.
- Enquire well about all the places before you visit them.
- Follow all the laws made by the Singapore Government.