Multicultural, ancient, modern, tropical and green city – all these words aptly describe the beautiful island of Singapore. It tempts travellers from all over the globe with many of the novelties that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and that makes it all the more irresistible. With so many choices available, there is bound to be the dilemma of figuring out what are the best places to visit in Singapore out of the many marvels of the land. And since planning your Singapore holiday itinerary is the most important step after acquiring your Singapore visa, we understand your dilemma; it’s a classic case of FOMO – fear of missing out.
We get it; you wish to see as many things as possible during your stay in the country and don’t want to miss out on anything exciting. We know this feeling; it feels wrong somehow and we’ve been through it as well.
So here we are with our list of beautiful places to visit in Singapore in 2022 that will surely leave you amazed.
1. Universal Studios Theme Park
For people of all ages, Universal Studios Theme Park offers an opportunity to meet their favourite on screen characters through the different zones and rides in the park. Head to the Lost World Zone and come face to face with Raptors from the Jurassic Park, or Meet the Mummy in the Ancient Egypt Zone. Want to meet the Transformers? March towards the Sci-Fi City Zone. Fans of Shrek? You need to visit the Far Far Away Zone, but if Madagascar is more of your cup of tea then you need to “move it move it” to the Hollywood Zone. Lastly if you dream of visiting the New York City, then hop towards New York Zone where you will be welcomed by Elmo to the Sesame Street. Similarly, get a chance to meet the Minions, Woody, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and many more characters that you have only seen come to life on the silver screen.
2. Gardens by the Bay
For an unforgettable experience in Singapore, do not skip the Gardens by the Bay. These futuristic gardens will surely leave you speechless with its breath-taking beauty, which is the result of more than 200 varieties of different plants – both flowering and non-flowering that are present in the gardens. Spread over an area of 250 acres, the Gardens by the Bay houses several unpaid and paid attractions like the Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome which the visitors can enjoy throughout the day. After the sun sets, the Supertree Groves host a music and lights show which livens up the place and adds a sparkle to the park.
3. Marina Bay Sands
The most iconic building of Singapore skyline, the Marina Bay Sands definitely deserves a special visit. The 3 towers of Marina Bay Sands are topped with the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck which is the largest in the world, and offers mesmerising views of the cityscape. If you follow the motto “shop till you drop” then you have to consider Marina Bay Sands as one of the top places to visit in Singapore as it the home of The Shoppes Mall which is an amusement park for all the shopaholics visiting the country. From observation deck to infinity pool, from restaurants, and boutiques of designer brands to casinos, from gondola rides to laser shows, you will find everything under one roof here.
4. Singapore Flyer
165 metres tall – almost upto 45 storeys high, this Asia’s Tallest Observation Wheel and 3rd tallest worldwide, is a delight to ride. If you are looking for a place to visit in Singapore where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city peacefully, then head to the Singapore Flyer and you won’t be disappointed.It offers a breathtaking unobstructed view of the Singapore skyline from the top and you can also spot Johor Strait that separates Malaysia from Singapore. It consists of 28 capsules, which can also be pre-booked for a private romantic dinner with your partner.
5. Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo is the perfect spot for animal lovers as well as family travelling with kids. The most special feature about this zoo is that the animals are not caged and can roam freely around while the visitors are taken on a Safari Ride in enclosed vehicles. Famous residents of the zoo include Polar Bear, Orangutans, White Rhinos, White Tigers, Giraffes, and Elephants etc. along with many Asian animals are seldom found in zoos. The Singapore Zoo has many distinguishing attractions that gives you a chance to have breakfast with Orangutans, lets you go on a Night Safari, or feed your favourite animal while the zoo employees click your pictures, and it also hosts shows where animals play an important part in enlightening the visitors about the friendly relationship between man and animals.
6. Jurong Bird Park
Gone are the days when you had to have a pair of binoculars to spot the colourful and cheerful birds in their natural habitat. In this Asia’s Largest Bird Paradise, you can feed, meet and even click pictures with over 400 species of birds. It also houses some of the hard to find, rare avian species which are the star attraction of this paradise. With over 20 hectares of area that is purely dedicated to these birds it should definitely be in your list of places to visit in Singapore. You can easily explore the unique attractions of the park such as – Waterfall Aviary – which is the largest walk in aviary in the world that houses a 30 meter tall waterfall and has around 600 birds, and Flamingo Lake – where the land turns with the presence of Flamingos, and Penguin Coast – where you can interact with the cute little flightless birds, and Lori Loft Enclosure – which is over 9 storeys high and houses colourful Lories and Lorikeets, etc.
7. Sentosa Island
If you have to choose any one of the places to visit in Singapore in 2022, than you can blindly pick Sentosa Island. This man-made resort island is a heaven for thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts and is a dream come true destination for kids. Theme parks, forests, spas, beaches, restaurants, and what not, you name it and the island has it! From the Cable Car ride to the island to the other famous attractions like the Underwater world, S.E.A Aquarium, Butterfly park and Insect Kingdom, Fort Siloso, Siloso Beach, Tanjing Beach, Universal Studios, Wings of Time – majestic firework display, Dolphin Island Interaction Program, Tiger Sky Tower, Trick Eye Museum, Adventure Cove Waterpark, indoor sky diving at iFly Singapore, etc. the island offers everything under the sun to fulfil your heart desires.
8. Merlion Park
The Merlion Park gets its name from the famous Merlion Statue that is synonymous to Singapore. This half lion half mermaid statue is a representation of Singapore’s rich history as a fishing village and its old name of “Singapura” meaning The Lion City. This waterfront park located at the Marina Bay is open to all for free and gives a chance to click Insta-worthy snaps and even marvel at the statue from pretty up close. This is the first ever Merlion Statue created in the country along with a cub, both of which are located in the Merlion Park, there are 5 more statues of Merlion scattered across the country for visitors to find. The tallest statue was erected in the Sentosa Island but was shut off during 2019 to create a link between northern and southern Sentosa regions.
9. Orchard Road
Started as a humble agricultural zone full of fruitful trees – hence the name – Orchard Road is the bustling shopping district of Singapore that requires a special mention in our list. This 2.2km road is littered with restaurants and cafes along with many malls and mega departmental stores that will entice you with their attractive displays. From designer bags, classy accessories, to fancy clothes that follow the latest fashion trends, you will notice something or the other to take back home. If you are under the assumption that Orchard Road is only for retail therapy then you are mistaken, the avenue offers many entertainment opportunities with karaoke bars and movie theatres, etc.
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10. Clarke Quay
All the party animals rush to Clarke Quay as soon as the sun goes down. It’s the party hub of the city and perfect place for bar hopping. With bars and clubs catering to the partygoers and satisfying their need to let off steam, and restaurants and eateries offering delicious food while along with the beautiful views of the Singapore River, the historic Clarke Quay should be on the list of every party goers and food enthusiast. If you are looking for the most hip and happening places to visit in Singapore, you can’t skip Clarke Quay.
In a country like Singapore you are bound to come face to face with many iconic sights and wonders to marvel upon. Choosing just a handful to explore on your visit surely feels difficult. But with every difficulty comes an opportunity and this is an opportunity to discover just how fascinating and mind blowing Singapore is.
Let us assure you, these are just the top attractions that one could visit while in Singapore and there are many more places which we couldn’t cover here.
So sweat not and fly off to Singapore blissfully with our suggested list of places to visit in Singapore and write to us about your experiences in the comments below!
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