Singapore is a sunny, tropical island in South-east Asia, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city is known as a tourist destination and for its hot and humid climate, being very clean. Singapore is also an ideal travel destination for shoestring travellers as this travel destination has several ‘comforts to the wallet’ things to do and see.
If you’re on your way to this bustling city-state, I hope these famous tourist attractions will help you enhance your travel experience.
1. Merlion Park
The Merlion Park is the perfect spot to start your Singapore adventure. The famous half-fish half-lion statue is not only the nation’s most prominent icon, its location also provides a stunning 360-degree view of the soaring skyline and World-famous structures surrounding Marina Bay.
2. Marina Bay Sands
This magnificent place is probably the landmark of Singapore and is a true mark of expert architectural brilliance. This place also consists of an integrated resort which allows you to experience the bay at its fullest. Complete with shopping malls, art and science museum and exhibition centres a visit to this place will allow you to have a complete exotic experience. One of the most defining features here is the infinity pool that connects the two towers here. Truly a remarkable work of art.
3. Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo, located on the island’s north-western shore, is a haven for exotic animals and a must-see for animal lovers. Since it first opened its doors to the public in 1973, this well-loved establishment has grown into one of its best rainforest zoos. In addition to housing over 2,800 animals from 300 different species, the zoo has won numerous international and local honors.
4. Universal Studios Singapore
With 24 thrilling rides and 7 different themed zones, Universal Studios Singapore has remarked itself as one of the best adventure parks in the world. From adults to children, there is something for every age group here. From uniquely crafted themed zones to spectacular city skyline views, the park takes you into the world of mini Hollywood.
5. Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa is a Singaporean destination unto itself. Located on an island off Singapore’s south coast, the property features hotels, restaurants, a casino, theme parks – in short, something for everyone no matter how old they are. With this location, attractions obviously center around the sea: Marine Life Park, Dolphin Island, a water park and an aquarium. Other attractions include Universal Studios Singapore and nightly entertainment.
6. National Museum of Singapore
Singapore’s largest museum, the National Museum of Singapore houses two main galleries: the Singapore Living Galleries with exhibitions on food, photography, film, and fashion, and the History Gallery, which traces the island’s history from the 14th century.
7. Singapore Flyer
The best way to see Singapore is from above. Think about it, you get a birds-eye view of the entire city. Perhaps make plans on which place to stopover, even better, dwell in the moment and watch the sun slide down (If you happen to visit during sundowning). Singapore Flyer is basically an observation wheel which surges 165 meters and it is Asia’s largest giant wheels.
8. S.E.A. Aquarium
This impressive SEA Aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and it proves to be an interesting attraction for both adults and kids. Being one of the best family friendly places, this venue is home to more than 100,000 marine species. One can get an unmatched experience seeing the exotic marine life such as Sting Rays, Sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Turtles and Coral Reefs.
Besides, there are other attractions inside the complex apart from the magnificent marine life in the aquarium. You can have an interactive session with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island and also dive into the Shark Seas Habitat and swim with numerous species of sea predators like sting rays and manta rays. A visit to SEA Aquarium will give you an extraordinary experience during your tour in Singapore.
9. Clarke Quay
This is an iconic riverside quay in Singapore and plays a pivotal role in the tourism of Singapore which was initially used as a warehouse. Here you will be able to view the parks and sights of Singapore from a boat ride on the peaceful waters. The quay also consists of numerous eateries and viewpoints that Allows you to have a deeper look into the lifestyle of Singapore. At night the entire place springs to life and allows you to have one of the most soulful and unique places to visit.
10. Night Safari
Travelers who enjoy nightlife but are tired of the club scene should head over to Night Safari where nocturnal, not party, animals are on display. Since it opened in 1984, it is one of Singapore’s top attractions, with more than one million people annually enjoying a tram ride through seven of the world’s geographic regions. Visitors also can take a trail walk to learn more about animal habits while another section features a show on the organization’s work to preserve threatened species through captive breeding programs. Three restaurants features menus and entertainment that reflect life in the jungle or rainforest.
While you are here in Singapore, apart from visiting the tourist attractions, many other things to do. Taste the local cuisine and do not forget to experience the tradition and culture of the country that will surely mesmerize you. You have planned everything to not miss out on the major attractions and things to do while being in Singapore.