10 Best Things To Do In Singapore
Singapore was high on my bucket list for years and finally this year I had the chance to visit this magnificent city. I have gathered 10 Best Things to do in Singapore to show you what the city has to offer.
Singapore is so much more than just a stopover city. There is so much to see and do, that I really had a hard time picking up just 10 best things to do in Singapore. Almost everyone has seen an image of the city’s symbol, the Merlion, near the Fullerton Hotel, the nearby Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer and of course the iconic Singapore skyline. But that is not all. Singapore has hot hipster neighborhoods, traditional Chinatown and Little India, incredible local street food, amazing restaurants, dozens of free parks, great bars and nightlife, F1 Grand Prix, shopping opportunities and much much more.
#1 Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is a $5.5 billion worth complex and one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. It is a focal point of the bay and has many amazing things around the complex. In walking distance, you will find Gardens by the Bay, the Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options. If you wish to see the city from above then reserve a ticket to the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, which offers the most spectacular views of the city. The large wooden deck area gives you a 360-degree panorama view. The best time to visit is in the late afternoon, just before the sunset, meaning you get to see Singapore by day and night.
#2 Universal Studios
Not just for the kids, Universal Studios Singapore offers a wide range of attractions for the whole family. It is the first amusement park of its kind to open in Southeast Asia and has more than 20 attractions which include the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and Far Far Away.
#3 Gardens by the Bay
Definitely, a must visit if you are in town is Gardens by the Bay area. It is a huge, colorful, futuristic park with gigantic Supertree structures that light up in amazing colors in the night. It also has a Flower Dome, which is the largest glass greenhouse in the world with more than 1,000.000 plants, the Cloud Forest with diverse vegetation and plants and Skyway with panoramic vistas of the Gardens and Marina Bay skyline.
If you are looking for souvenirs then don’t miss a chance to visit Singapore’s Chinatown. It is a great place for shopping and of course for trying the authentic Chinese food. Other attractions include Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall and Maxwell Road Food Centre. If you are looking for a cool place to stay near Chinatown, then check out the Amoy Hotel built inside the museum.
#5 Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. It is even 30 meters taller than the famous London Eye. Once you join the ride you will have breathtaking panorama views of the famous sights such as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay Sands, Empress Place and the Padang.
#6 Sentosa Island
There is so much to do at the Sentosa Island. You can take the Singapore Cable Car to Sentosa Island, where you’ll find adventure and water parks, the S.E.A. Aquarium, different beach activities and many shopping and dining options. It is a fun day for the whole family with a visit to Madame Tussauds, Trick Eye Museum, Megazip Adventure Park, Skyline Luge Sentosa, 4-D AdventureLand and Tiger Sky Tower. If you decide to go with a Cable Car to the island you will also have the most scenic views of the Singapore city, the harbor, and the Sentosa Island.
#7 Little India
Little India is a colorful and exciting area located near Chinatown. You must try their delicious food, explore the streets for Indian items and visit the Mustafa centre, where you can buy all those exotic spices that you can smell while walking by Indian restaurants.
#8 Orchard Road
One of the most exciting streets in Singapore is definitely the Orchard Road. Especially if you are a shopaholic. Orchard Road offers 22 shopping malls and six large department stores with around 5,000 brands to choose from. In the evening there are street performances on every corner which makes this place a whole day experience.
#9 The Fullerton Hotel
One of the most iconic and luxury hotels is located by the Singapore River. It is the Fullerton Hotel which use to be a post office and now represent one of the heritage sites in Singapore. Just near the Fullerton Hotel, you can find the famous Merlion, symbol of Singapore. The Merlion is half-fish, half-lion statue and it is one of the must-see attractions in the city. It’s said that the fish’s body represents Singapore’s humble begins as a small fishing village, whilst Lion’s head is derived from the country’s original name, Singapura, which means Lion City in Malay. If you want to know more about this historic hotel, then check out the review here>
#10 Perfume Making
Spend a fun and exciting day at Je T’Aime workshop. You will get the chance to make your own perfume from scratch. With so many aromas to choose from, you can decide which you would like to combine to make a special scent that represents you.
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