Singapore is quickly becoming one of Asia’s biggest hotspots, and for good reason! Immerse yourself in a world of perfectly manicured gardens at the world’s only UNESCO-listed tropical botanic garden. Take the kids out for some fun on Sentosa Island – with water slides and 4D adventure rides, eco-friendly Segway tours and friendly go-kart races, you can guarantee the little one’s will be more than entertained.
From nature and wildlife to landmarks and museums, shopping and dining to museums and theme parks, dive into the city’s enticing array of activities and attractions!
Our carefully curated roundup of the best things to do in Singapore will help you plan the perfect trip to this eclectic, fun, and impressive island country. Remember to get your Singapore Visa before booking your International flight
1. Gardens by the Bay
Considered one of the most unique tourist attractions in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay resembles a sci-fi movie set. It was initially brought about by the Government’s initiative to make Singapore a ‘city in a garden’ instead of ‘a garden city’. Gardens by the Bay are divided into three elaborate sections: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay South Garden. In each area, visitors can enjoy a natural extravaganza of flora and fauna. Make sure you keep this one at the top of your list when in Singapore! With an alien-like appearance, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a colorful, friendly, fantasy world. This place must be visited by everyone and is especially recommended for kids and family. It is accessible daily from 5am to 2am.
Tip: It is highly recommended to stay at Gardens by the Bay through sunset, as the nighttime experience is especially magical. Keep at least a full day at hand to aptly explore the garden.
2. Singapore Night Safari
Get up close and personal with as many as 1,000 nocturnal animals. Admire the beauty of dusk and witness animals in their natural habitat as a team of experts take you on an exciting journey. Singapore Night Safari is recognized as the world’s very first nocturnal zoo. Set in a humid, tropical forest, the park is segregated into seven geographical zones that you can explore either by foot or by tram. The park promises a unique experience that is unlike any other. It’s an educational safari, mostly recommended for kids and people seeking for adventure. This place is accessible from 7:30 pm to 12:00am.
Tip: The Park strictly advises to be prepared for rain, as it is set in a humid atmosphere. Be sure to carry a poncho or an umbrella at all times.
3. Universal Studios Singapore
Thrill-seekers can have a ball of a time at Singapore’s Universal Studios, located on Sentosa Island. Go beyond the screen and experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films such as Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battle star Galactic a: HUMAN vs. CYLON, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and many others. In addition, don’t miss out on the Hollywood Dreams Parade, a special holiday show that brings all your beloved characters to life. It is highly recommended for families seeking fun with kids and is accessible daily from 10am to 2pm.
Tip: It is advisable to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the park opens in order avoid the queue. In addition, being among the first to enter the park will ensure you can enjoy the most popular rides without having to wait in long lines.
4. Wings of Time
Mesmerizing and captivating, the Wings of Time is Singapore’s award-winning outdoor night show. A multi-sensory extravaganza, the show combines water displays, laser projections, and fire effects all into one captivating presentation. With a wonderful musical production playing in the background, experience the magic of 3D projection mapping and spectacular pyrotechnics. Created by a critically acclaimed team of local and international entertainment experts and set against a signature backdrop and a larger-than-life water screen, the show tells a contemporary tale of courage, mystery and magic. Sit back and get lost in this magical world as you journey across the fabric of time. Anyone and everyone can enjoy the show irrespective of the age.
Tip: The show only lasts for an hour, so don’t be late.
5. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Set up in a verdant landscape, the Singapore Botanic Gardens are definitely not to be missed during your visit to Singapore! Inscribed as a World Heritage Site, the garden is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO list. The striking park offers beautiful ponds with thriving flora and fauna, along with the region’s first rubber tree orchards. Spend a day lazing about on the sprawling landscapes or simply take a stroll out with your family – there are several in-house cafes and activities that can easily occupy at least half your day, so plan accordingly. It’s a must visit place and is open from 5:00am in the morning to 12:00am.
Tip: If you’re someone who’s a plant and nature enthusiast, the Singapore Botanic Gardens provide an excellent learning opportunity. Do not miss the beautiful VIP orchid garden! It can be visited for an additional $5 and is well worth the extra cost.
6. Singapore Flyer
At a staggering height of 165m, the Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s largest observatory wheels – think of it as the London Eye of Asia. It’s even been deemed as one of the biggest tourist attractions on the continent. The breathtaking view aboard the Flyer promises an expansive view of the skyline, along with a brief glimpse of Malaysia and Indonesia from the top. The urban architecture is a masterful addition to the country and displays flawless engineering along with cosmopolitan cityscape. Sip on champagne as you enjoy the panoramic views of Singapore aboard the Flyer and see the city in a whole new light. It’s mostly recommended for couples, family and thrill seekers. It is open until 10:30pm.
Tips: It is advisable to go either early in the morning or late in the evening for the best possible experience. Book online in case you’re planning to visit on a weekend, when the attraction will undoubtedly be busy and crowded
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