Spectacular Singapore is an amazing cosmopolitan city and one of the world’s leading economic centers in shipping and banking.
There is so much to do in this country, from enjoying incredibly beautiful beaches to a world-class zoo. This is the year to visit the “Lion City” with its roaring state of the art accommodations, culinary creations and vibrant nightlife, proving that it is so much more than a financial center. Singapore’s diverse population offers visitors an opportunity to experience not one but many different cultures.
Temples, mosques and churches, are often located near each other, and the merge of religions and cultures is evident throughout the city's food, music and language.
Here are 6 Places to Visit in Singapore:
If you love getting a workout in during your stay in Singapore, you would definitely enjoy taking a walk or a jog along the Singapore River. At night, watch the cool laser show from Boat Quay. You can also take a boat tour that cruises up and down the entire length of the river. Along the way, you’ll see important bridges like the Clemenceau Bridge and the Anderson Bridge, as well as pivotal Singapore landmarks like the Majestic Merlion and the Esplanade. You can also learn more about the historical Fort Canning Hill, once known as the Forbidden Hill in ancient times. The hill, sacred to the Malays, contains the shrine of Sultan Iskandar Shah, the last monarch of the old kingdom of Singapura. Looking for vibrant nightlife? This is the hub of Singaporean nightclubs so you are at the best spot. While you’re here, don’t forget to try the famous Chili Crab from Chinatown. You can get this dish at Clarke Quay as well.
A wonderland for kids and adults alike, there is a myriad of fun activities for everyone at Universal Studios. Kids can go on the Madagascar Crate Adventure or the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, which are cute little indoor rides perfect for children. For the adults, there is the exciting Transformers: The Ride (3D Battle), Revenge of The Mummy ride which is a very dark and scary ultra high speed indoor roller coaster and so much more. Families can opt for the Shrek 4D Adventure (only if no one is afraid of spiders), or the Waterworld Stunt Live Show where you might get doused with water if you happen to sit on the “wet zone” so best to look where you sit. If you love dinosaurs then there is the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, which is a serene boat trip gone wrong when dinosaurs escape the park.
Gardens By The Bay
This is a sight to behold. You must see the magnificent, towering giant Supertrees while you are in Singapore. Take as many pictures as you can because this backdrop is incredible. Don’t miss out on the music and lights at the Garden Rhapsody light and sound shows. While you’re there, test your fear of heights on the 22-meter high and 128 meter long skyway. There is also an exquisite flower dome conservatory that presents seasonal or color themed plants and flowers.
Singapore Night Safari
This is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and it is managed by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. You’ll get to experience an incredible open-air zoo that only opens at night so that you can see the nocturnal animals when they are biologically most active. The beautiful, naturalistic enclosures simulate these amazing creatures’ natural wild habitat. You’ll also be thoroughly entertained by cultural performances like tribal dances, blowpipe demonstrations and fire eating shows. There is even an animal show performed by the animals of the night safari.
Marina Bay Sands
The island city is home to the triple tower luxury hotel called the Marina Bay Sands. The hotel has everything from its own museum, to high-end shopping plus 60 different restaurants. The pool in Marina Bay Sands is its crown jewel. It’s the size of three Olympic swimming pools combined, making it the longest elevated infinity pool in the world. You’ll be able to swim and soak while taking in the sights of the magnificent Singapore skyline and view City Hall, the Esplanade and even the iconic Merlion Park. If you are feeling lucky, the casino is a hop, skip and jump away. The Sands Theatre and the Grand Theatre regularly hosts renowned international musicals, so be sure to get your tickets.
This man made island, located just south of Singapore City Centre was built for fun adventures. Here, you will find the expansive Resorts World, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly and Insect Kingdom and one of the largest collections of aquatic animals in the world at SEA Aquarium. One waterpark that stands out is the Adventure Cove Waterpark. It is well maintained, clean and well organized. Thrill seekers, you must go on popular rides like Riptide Rocket, Pipeline Plunge, Tidal Twister, Spiral Washout and Whirlpool Washout. Other attractions you must experience are the Adventure River, Bluwater Bay and the Rainbow Reef. Take the kids to the Big Bucket Treehouse, Seahorse Hideaway and Wet Maze. There is so much to see and do in Singapore so every minute you have is precious. It would be wise to fly to Singapore so that you and your family have more time to enjoy this beautiful country. There are so many affordable flights to Singapore so you don’t need to drive. Just hop on a flight and voila! You’ll be ready to escape to one of Asia’s most enigmatic cities.