When it comes to attractions, Singapore is a city beyond compare. From theme parks so big you could get lost for an hour or two, to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, there are more sightseeing opportunities in the Lion City than there are days in a year. But this much choice soon gets overwhelming. So, with that in mind, here’s our pick of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore
Lights, camera, action. Trace your way around the city with these famous Singapore Jewels.
1. Fountain of Wealth – Suntec City
Fountain of wealth is a circular silicon bronze structure located in Singapore’s largest shopping Mall- Suntec City. It is inspired by Feng Shui principles, symbolizing wealth and life. Being the biggest fountain in the world, it has its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. A pleasing view during the day and stellar laser performances at night makes it a famous must-visit Singapore attraction.
2. Henderson Waves Bridge
Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge being an architectural wonder lies 36 meters above the Henderson Road. It has its skeleton made up of seven undulating curved steel ribs whereas the deck is composed of yellow balau wood slats. You can have a spectacular glimpse of flora and fauna, birds and city panorama from over this bridge.
3. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a stunning waterside building located on six hectares of waterfront land alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River. Officcialy opened in 2002, this architectural icon with its distinctive twin shells is the center of performing arts in Singapore. The unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Esplanade Theatre’s 2000-seat design was adapted from traditional horseshoeshaped European opera houses.
4. ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Museum is an iconic cultural landmark in Singapore. It is a lotus-shaped structure with ten ‘finger’ extensions covering an area of 50,000 square feet for its 21 galleries. Located at Marina Bay, it is a premier exhibition space featuring touring exhibitions, colliding the world of art and science.
5. Singapore Flyer
Yes, the 165-meter-high Flyer is Singapore’s answer to the London Eye. Dubbed as ‘Flyer Observation Wheel’, it impressively stands at 165 meters from the ground by the Marina Bay. It consists of 28 air-conditioned capsules that each can carry a maximum of 28 people. Other than the 360º Singapore views, it also offers you a breathtaking viewpoint for up to 45 km in either direction. Tourists can experience breathtaking panoramic views of the beautiful landscapes and see the entire island city Singapore.
6. Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge, officially The Helix, and previously known as the Double Helix Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It was inspired by the geometric arrangement of a DNA strand, resulting in a walkway that is enclosed by opposing double-helix structures of stainless steel. Spanning the Singapore River from the city’s central business district and bayfront area, the 280-metre-long twisting bridge allows pedestrians to walk its curved deck from one side of the river to the other.
7. Clarke Quay
A perfect nightlife destination which has everything a fun seeker can ask for. Its Colorful and vibrant theme bars, pubs, retail stores, restaurants, and recreation outlets will keep your eyes wide open until morning. You should try G-Max Reverse Bungy wherein you are placed in a cage and thrown up to 60 meters height at a speed of 200km/hr.
9. National Museum of Singapore
It is Singapore’s oldest and largest museum designed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance style in 1849. By engaging you in its offerings with its interactive elements like Smelling pods, Oral histories, and Touch screen displays, it makes an epitome of the combination of history with modernity. The museum focuses on Singapore’s cultural and historical aspect through its five permanent exhibitions, along with temporary, periodic exhibitions & performances.
10. Thian Hock Keng Temple
Thian Hock Keng also known as the Tianfu Temple, is a temple built for the worship of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess, located in Singapore. It is Chinatown’s oldest (built in 1824) and most important Hokkien temple, translating into a ‘Palace of Heavenly Happiness. The gilded temple’s ceiling murals, statues, and red and black lacquer are striking—and so is the fact that not a single nail was used in its construction: The temple is supported entirely by iron and wooden pillars. It remains popular even today with locals and visitors alike, with many devotees flocking to seek favours.
10. Marina Bay Sands (Skypark and Infinity pool)
Marina Bay Sands is a 5-star 2,561-room hotel, housing a convention & exhibition centre, Art & Science museum, Nightclub, Casino, shopping and dining. The Skypark is a ship-shaped structure atop the hotel towers and features an observation deck, and the longest elevated swimming pool at 191 meters from the ground. The attraction of visiting this place is to get aerial views over Marina Bay and the city.
12. Merlion Statue
It is an 8.6 meter-tall statue of a mythical creature which weighs 40 ton and is located in the Merlion Park. Sporting the head of a lion and body of a fish, Merlion is a famous tourism icon of Singapore. The view of the Marina Bay and city skyline from the Merlion Park is pretty picturesque.
If you haven’t been to Singapore, this should definitely have you contemplating making it your next trip, and if you have, we’re sure this has given you more places to discover. You may also check out our exciting Singapore tour packages curated for all budget and tastes.
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