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15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore

     

Singapore is a small country but packs myriads of places to see and visit. Singapore has so much to offer, not only the high-end vacations, opulent resorts, and shopping malls, but also the tropical forests, massive gardens, and diverse culture. Every district tells its own tale and has its own distinct character and charm. Singapore showcases a mix of futuristic architecture and nature. The country is full of family-friendly attractions and offers many adventure hotspots.

Here’s a list of places you must visit on your next visit to Singapore.

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1. Singapore Flyer

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-2 Anybody who has been on the Flyer would tell you that the view from the top is astonishing. Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest observation wheel, at a towering height of 165m. It offers a mesmerizing view of not only the Singapore skyline but also the Islands of Indonesia and Malaysia. The ride lasts for approximately 30 minutes and provides you a 360-degree bird’s eye view of some of the famous sights and sounds of Singapore. You can choose from various packages that have additional benefits such as sky dining and champagne flights.

Note: Singapore Flyer has partnered with Mattel to launch Barbie Flights in celebration of 60th Anniversary of Barbie. It’s for a limited period from 9 March to 30 June 2019 and you should definitely take your children on this amazing ride.

Location: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore

Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Prices: Prices range from Rs. 1700 (for a ride) to Rs. 17,000 (for premium sky dining)

2. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-3 Highlights of the Marina Bay Sands includes artistically designed museums, chains of high-end retail stores, premium restaurants, a vibrant nightlife with a bustling casino and Marina Bay Sands Skypark. Sands Skypark is an observational deck above the 57 stories hotel with world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool offering a panoramic view of the cities skyline and multiple restaurants and bars. To truly enjoy, skip the always-crowded pool area and head to SkyPark’s Flight Bar & Lounge instead.

Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore

Opening hours: 9.30 AM – 10:00 PM

Prices: Rs.1,200 and it is free for the hotel guests.

Also read: Marina Bay Sands: 21st Century Stonehenge

3. Botanic Gardens

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-4 Singapore Botanic Gardens is the first and only UNESCO World Heritage site in Singapore. Situated in the heart of modern concrete jungles, the Gardens keeps nature’s treasures alive. The National Orchid Garden is one of the top attractions of the Botanical Gardens and it showcases more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. Other popular gardens are Jacob Ballas’ Children Garden, Ginger Garden, and Rain Forest. The entry is free, but there is a small fee to visit the orchid garden.

Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore

Opening hours: 5:00 AM to Midnight

4. Gardens by the Bay

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-5 Singapore’s location near the Equator makes it a tropical paradise and these gardens are its perfect representations. This places is on the top of tourist’s bucket-lists and cannot be missed. The Garden by the Bay is a perfect example of a futuristic blend of nature and technology, major attractions of the garden are the Supertree Grove, which is futuristic tree-like structures and the Cloud Forest Dome, that has the world's tallest indoor waterfall. The garden actually consists of four sections spread over 101 hectares, that shows how Singapore is transforming from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in the Gardens’.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore

Opening hours: 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Prices: Rs.1,500 onwards

Recommended: Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Garden Of Wonder

5. Universal Studios

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-6 Universal Studios in Singapore promises a day full of excitement, fun, and adventure to families and even individuals. Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park features 24 rides and attractions (18 of which are unique to Universal Studios Singapore) and 7 theme parks - Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. You will not only enjoy the ride but also get the chance to be a part of very favorite adventures from the big screen. Visitors will also have myriads of dining options and souvenir shops.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Prices: Rs. 4,000

6. Sentosa Island

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-7 Sentosa Island is a getaway place even for the locals and you must plan at least a one-day tour of the island. Away from the towering cities, Sentosa is perfect for a picnic at Siloso Beach. The island has myriads of attractions and adventures to offer, you can swim with dolphins and catch a glimpse of aquatic fauna at the Underwater World Aquarium, or you can go on a cable car ride to the island from Mount Faber. Flying Trapeze and the SeaBreeze Water-Sports at Wave House are some more activities for the thrill seekers.

Here’s a list of 10 Reasons why you should visit Sentosa Island In Singapore

7. Clarke Quay

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-8 Clarke Quay is undoubtedly Singapore’s top nightspot, the place brimming with posh restaurants is a gastronomic feast. There are multiple international cuisines to choose from. The top attraction of the restaurant at Clarke Quay is their al-fresco dining by the bustling riverside. It’s a perfect place to enjoy your meal while watching the vibrant nightlife untangle. the Asian Civilisation Museum; the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery and the Hong San See Temple are some nearby attractions.

To check out the list of famous Indian restaurants at Clarke Quay and other suburbs, click here.

8. Little India

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-9 The essence of home and the aroma of Indian spices is what awaits in the ethnic district of Little India. Many Indians who moved to Singapore during the colonial period have made Little India their home, and in present, the place has some of the best Indian restaurants of the country, some of them are there for almost 5 decades. Most of the traditional and famous restaurants are on Race Course Road like the famous Fish Head Curry Restaurant and the Muthu’s Curry Restaurant.

9. Singapore Zoo

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-10 Set up in a tropical rainforest environment, the “open concept” of Singapore Zoo offers visitors the opportunities to watch and experience the activities of the animals living in their natural habitat. The Zoo is a shelter for more than 2,400 specimens of over 300 species and guests can observe them from elevated platforms, through underwater viewing areas, and even glass observatories. The Zoo has different zones to provide animals their natural habitat. Honestly, it’s impossible to see every animal of the Zoo, hence it’s better to decide before going what you wanna see. The Zoo’s official website lets you make your own itinerary and map, that you can download and use at the time of the visit.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore

Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Prices: Rs. 1,900 onwards

10. Chinatown

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-11 Chinatown is always bustling with excitement and very busy destination with all the tourists roaming around the narrow maze-like streets looking for delicious Chinese street food and souvenir shops. The place is known for its authentic street food, red lantern hanging over the streets, and colorful boutique shops. The Chinatown has a traditional vibe yet it has all the modern amenities, like free WiFi for everyone. You can also visit the nearby Buddhist and Hindu temples such as Sri Mariamman Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

11. S.E.A Aquarium

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S.E.A (Southeast Asia) Aquarium is the world's 2nd largest aquarium and it is home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species, sheltered across 50 different habitats. Through the underwater tunnel, you can watch the exotic marine life such as Sting Rays, Sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Turtles and sea horses swimming in their natural habitat. The aquarium also provides special experience at additional costs, such as night camping to spot the nocturnal sharks, sea trek in the ocean waters, shark encounters and many more.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Prices: Rs. 2,000 onwards

12. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-13 Located in Chinatown, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is an impressive example of Chinese architecture and deserves a visit. Built in 2007, the temple got its name for displaying what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in India. The temple has a five-storey building, including a rooftop garden. The admission to the temple and the museum is free.

13. F1 – Singapore Grand Prix

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-14 Rush to watch F1 – Singapore Grand Prix for experiencing the heart pumping races. During the race season, everyone is excited to watch the racers crossing the speed limit, cars wooshing from their sight and to see who will be the fastest driver of the night. The view of these amazing cars competing and the backdrop of Singapore Flyer and the city skyline is a treat for the car enthusiast. If you happen to be in Singapore during the race season, it’s definitely worth a watch.

14. Merlion Park

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-15 During your Singapore tour, you cannot miss spotting a Merlion Statues. It has the face of a lion and a fish body, which represents Singapore’s historic timeline from being a fishing village to its traditional Malay name Singapura - "lion city." The structure is located in the Merlion Park overlooking Marina Bay. It’s a ideal picture spot and you must have seen tonnes of people posing with the statue. there are also five additional official Merlion statues throughout the city.

15. Geylang, the Red Light District

15 Best Places To Visit In Singapore-16 Just because it’s a red light area, don't put it off your list of places to check out in Singapore. Situated just outside Singapore’s central business district, Geylang is difficult to ignore with ‘Massage’ parlors, shady karaoke joints and hostess bars lining on the streets of Geylang Road. Geylang also has some ‘Normal’ nightclubs and bars that offer JUST drinks, and nothing else. The houses operating in the adult industry are easily recognized with lit-up, large and bright red numbers. You may or may not indulge in what they’re offering, but it’s worth a visit to take away interesting stories back home.

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