If you are planning a vacation in South East Asia, it would be a mistake to leave Singapore out of your plans. The marvelous Lion city has so much to offer right between history and modern features. The island country serves a great mix of architecture, iconic temples, safari parks, an abundance of species and natural wonders. The city is known not only for being the cleanest, best planned and highly entertaining but also one of the most expensive cities in the world.

A full-week stop in this beautiful country would be ideal not only to explore the top tourist attractions but also to discover some of Singapore on your own. But before you start dreaming about your perfect get your hands on a Singapore Visa within 3-5 days once you get your confirmed flight tickets to Singapore.

Below are the best things to do in Singapore:

1. Sentosa Islands:

Day view of Sentosa island in Sentosa, Singapore.
Day view of Sentosa island in Sentosa, Singapore.

A purpose-built island resort off the southern coast of Singapore is a major tourist attraction. This 1,236-acre island is packed with leisure and relaxation experiences like beaches, adventure parks, golf courses, shopping malls and exquisite dining. The islands are tourism machines, built in a way to attract an exotic vibe. Explore the thrill at world-famous Universal Studios, Cove Waterpark and the Skyline Luge and Skyride. If you want to have a relaxing time, swing a few balls at the premium golf club or lay around the Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach or Tanjong Beach.

 Sky view of Siloso Beach at Sentosa Island
Sky view of Siloso Beach at Sentosa Island

If you want to try something offbeat on the island, explore Tanjung Rimau and an 11-storey high Fort Siloso Skywalk. It is easy to get around the island via beach tram, buses and monorail. There are many options to stay here but they can be expensive. This island has things to do for everyone, activities for families with children; spas, pools and beaches for the honeymooning couples and the 24-hour casino at the Resorts World. The island is home to some of the most relaxing things to do in Singapore.

2. The Marina Bay Sands:

Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands

Think Singapore and the first picture that pops in your head would be of the splendid backdrop of Marina Bay. The 191 metres tall hotel, with 55 floors and a boat-like structure on top. It is a mall, casino, convention centre and hotel all in one. It also has an infinity pool, but it’s only accessible to guests. To get a 360-degree view of the bay, buy a $17 ticket to the 57-storey high Skypark. It is open from 9:30 AM to 10 PM on weekdays and 11 AM on weekends. A must-visit here is also the futuristic, ArtScience Museum. For those who have the cash to splash, have a meal at the Michelin-starred restaurant and stay at the Marina Bay only. Don’t miss the water show here scheduled at 8 PM and 9 PM, daily.

Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest
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There are several other attractions around. Visit the Garden By the Bay, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest together, to get mesmerised by the exotic flora of the place. The Merlion, half fish-half lion is another popular landmark here. Walk through the DNA-alike Helix Bridge to get a view of the city. The Marina Bay Sands is definitely one of the most touristy things to do in Singapore.

3. Experience Little India:

Little India in Singapore
Little India in Singapore
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Little India and Chinatown are two instances that highlight the multiculturalism of Singapore. The vibrant neighbourhood right in the middle of the city has old-day trades of garland vendors and sari stores as well as new businesses of modern eateries and cafes right next to each other. Exploring Little India is one of the most Indian things to do in Singapore. This speaks volumes about the rich history of the place. Do check out all the streets to see temples, mosques and churches and also to locate eateries serving different Indian cuisines. For shopping, the 24-hour Mustafa Center offers a wide range of products. The district is a different kind of vibe during festivals like Diwali and Pongal.

Also Read: 8 Best Things to do in Little India in Singapore

4. Discover Chinatown:

Chinatown at Singapore city
Chinatown at Singapore city

Thanks to the Chinese immigrants, Singapore today has the amazing Chinatown, a hub of historic temples and traditional medications as well as the latest bars and modern lifestyle stores. Walking through the neighbourhoods of Tanjong Pagar, Bukit Pasoh, Kreta Ayer and Telok Ayer would help you dive deeper into the Chinatown experience.

 Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Singapore
Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

The beauty of this place is held in the fact that there is a Buddhist Temple, a mosque and a Hindu temple on the same street. For the foodies, there are myriad options. For restaurants, Michelin-starred Meta and A Noodle Story are must-tries. For bars, try Native in Telok Ayer, Gibson and Flagship in Bukit Pasoh and The Screening Room in Ann Siang. Lastly, head over to Pagoda street to buy tons of cheap souvenirs.

Also Read: Top 10 Interesting Things To Do In Chinatown in Singapore

5. Oxford Street:

The hustling bustling and most iconic street of Singapore, the Oxford Street, is a shopping heaven. It is filled on both sides with kinds of departmental stores, quaint boutiques, salons and spas, cafes, hotels and restaurants; one can not fall short of options here. Even the streets are seldom filled with entertainers. It is the perfect spot to shop for luxury brands or high-end fashion in Singapore. There is also the Far East Plaza for street-shopping. The Fully air-conditioned shops also provide relief from the Singapore heat.

After all the shopping, try the humongous food options at Oriole Coffee and Bar, Wild Honey, Manhattan within Regent Hotel or The Grande Whisky Collection for connoisseurs of a good spirit.

6. Clarke Quay:

Fireworks set off in the backdrop to the Singapore River along Clarke Quay
Fireworks set off in the backdrop to the Singapore River along Clarke Quay
Image Credit: Ronnie Chua

Perched on a riverside, this delightful development is packed with bustling bars, restaurants and nightclubs and sees an influx of party animals. The overview with a water body also makes it an alfresco promenade to stroll during the evening sunset. The old warehouses are now painted in rainbow colours, making it a great spot for photos. The varied range of eateries, bars and available cuisines make it a great hangout spot for groups and friends. If you are a party animal and enjoy a good nightlife you surely won’t be disappointed here. Indulge in bar-hopping with your friends, eat some amazing food and get dazzled by streetside entertainers here. The top popular restaurants here are the Holey Moley, Hai Di Lao and Zouk.

7. Singapore Zoo:

Family feeding rhino in zoo
Family feeding rhino in zoo
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The Singapore Zoo is not like any ordinary zoo. The zoo, spread over 28 hectares, sees over 3000 different species of animals. The zoo is built in such a way that every animal lives in a different zone that directly corresponds to the climate of the animals’ original habitat. The zoo also provides ‘The Night Safari’, wherein a train takes you through the zoo at night. Here one can see the animals that are active in their night routine. The Singapore zoo should be a must on your itinerary when planning your Singapore vacation.

Also Read: Top 4 Events Of Singapore Night Safari

This is a list of the 7 best things to do in Singapore. You got to include these must-tries in your Singapore tour packages. If you have some more time left you can check some more tourist spots like The Colonial District, Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir, The Singapore Flyer, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and several other attractions. Have a happy and safe trip to Singapore!!

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