For an island state of its size, Singapore punches above its weight. It is jam-packed with attractions, making it popular for shopping, sightseeing, dining and fun experiences. This melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western influences has the food, architecture and culture to show for it. What’s more, there’s always something new to see as the Garden City keeps upping the ante each year – impressive for a former trading outpost founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819, huh?
Best of Singapore
1. Marina Bay & Esplanade
Now the island state’s focal point, Marina Bay is home to the iconic Merlion and world class hotel /shopping Marina Bay Sands, the awe-inspiring Art & Science Museum, the Waterfront Promenade, the Helix Bridge, the new Gardens by the Bay and the Esplanade Theatres – one of Singapore’s top performing arts centres.
2. Sentosa Island
There’s much to enjoy on this island of fun–the parks and adventure attractions of Imbiah Lookout, the fort and Underwater World at Siloso Point, the three beaches along its shoreline, Universal Studios Singapore and FestiveWalk at Resorts World Sentosa!
3. Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
Under the cover of darkness, over 1,000 nocturnal animals are wide awake at the world’s first wildlife night park. The seven zones feature trails, shows and a tram for an exciting night within safe distance of the magnificent creatures.
4. Jurong Bird Park
Walk through simulated habitats, feed the birds, and watch bird shows in the region’s largest bird park, where thousands of birds representing 380 species call home.
5. Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Housed in the former St. Joseph’s Institution, SAM hosts excellent exhibits of modern and contemporary Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. Its next-door extension ‘SAM at 8Q’ is known for its community-oriented programmes.
6. Orchard Road
Get ready for endless shopping with 2.2 kilometres of shopping, dining and entertainment. Look out for the annual Great Singapore Sale for fantastic bargains on big brands!
7. Universal Studios Singapore
Get on the exhilarating The Revenge of the Mummy rollercoaster ride at the Ancient Egypt zone, the Madagascar. A Crate Adventure river boat ride at the Madagascar zone, or watch the Shrek 4-D Adventure 3D show at Far Far Away. Spend a fun day with your family or friends at 4 more themed zones – Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City and The Lost World.
8. Gardens By The Bay
A beautiful sight of nature and architecture within the hustle and bustle of a compact city, Gardens by the Bay is a great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding. Come at night to see the especially beautiful Supertrees lit up in vibrant colours.
9. Singapore Flyer
See the city go round and round from inside one of the 28 air-conditioned capsules. At 165 metres high, it is currently ranked as the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.
10. National Museum of Singapore
Discover the Singapore’s heritage in a fun and interactive way. Learn about all the fascinating artefacts displayed at the main exhibition hall via the headset and check out their website for special film screenings and events that are held from time to time.