Things to do in Singapore

Singapore ranks among the very top of our “places to visit in your life” list. High-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, fine dining and endless entertainment are well-known, but there are many amazing places to go and things to do in Singapore. There is vibrant history, diverse ethnic communities to discover, along with the attractions. From the plentitude of options, here is a list of the most amazing things to do in Singapore you must not miss out on.

Walk along the futuristic greenery of Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. This man-made wonder is a garden of super-trees, flowers and plants. Developed on a reclaimed land, it’s simply enchanting.

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Wander through the garden, especially in the evenings when the tree branches are illuminated with colorful lights. Learn about the biodiversity, the plant kingdom and the best of all escape the city bustle for a while. Do not miss the Supertree Grove, the cluster of the futuristic structures designed to perform environmentally sustainable functions. Do pay a visit to the Cloud Forest Dome to see the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

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Marvel at Singapore’s UNESCO World heritage site- the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage nomination, and with good reason. It is a treasure of Singapore’s wilder heritage. The most popular walking trail is through the gardens’ mature trees. Do not miss to visit the National Orchid Garden and the rainforest stretch. The eco-lake, bonsai garden, sculptures, and several other gardens are other charming sites.

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The Botanic Gardens are one of the best places to see in Singapore. When the city gets suffocating, get away to the gardens. It is free and open throughout the year from 5am to midnight.

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Soak in the elegance of Singapore city from the Marina Bay

The Marina Bay is one of the popular tourist spots in Singapore. The bay is known for architectural icons like the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, high-end luxury brands, restaurants, the ArtScience Museum, and – a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking panorama.

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101-hectare Gardens by the Bay, the Children’s Garden, and The Marina Bay Cruise Centre are some attractions of the bay. Walk along the scenic waterfront promenade. Take pictures with artistic sculptures. You can also enjoy kite flying, dragon boat races, and also the musical performances. Do not miss to spend an evening here, it is one of the fun things to do in Singapore.

Spend time exploring Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is mini-China. You must spend time here to know why it is one of the best things to see in Singapore. From the small stores and authentic Chinese food to the bright red lanterns, there’s an excitement and hustle in this district. You can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre and see the impressive and beautiful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple. Another temple worth seeing is the Buddha Tooth Relic temple.

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This neighborhood is not just a testament to the influence of the Chinese throughout Singapore’s past, it is one of the tourist pleasures of the city.

Shop till you drop at Orchard Road

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Shopping is one of the best things to do in Singapore, which brings us to Orchard Road. Asia’s most famous shopping street, Orchard Road is home to fashion favorites. Embark upon a shopping spree, as there are options at every turn. The neighborhood boasts of 22 malls and six department stores, so there is no question of missing out on anything. The retail-special section also has four movie theaters, which includes an IMAX, and a KTV karaoke. Shopping burns a lot of energy, so recharge at one of the eateries serving delicious cuisines.

Visit the national icon of Singapore at Merlion Park

The national mascot of Singapore, The Merlion is a combination of a creature with head of a lion and body of a fish. One of the most-visited attractions of Singapore, the waterfront Merlion Park hosts the iconic landmark. The statue of the mythical being, spouts water from its mouth. Get yourself clicked with this creature, it will be a fond memory of Singapore.

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The Merlion Park is a serene spot in the bustling cityscape. Enjoy the views of the panorama. After the sunset, there is a splendid laser light show here which you must not miss.

Indulge in beach fun at the Sentosa Island

For beach fun in Singapore, get to the Sentosa Island. Singapore tours remain incomplete if you do not visit this popular tourist attraction. The leisure haven has beautiful beaches, many tourist delights, entertainment, adventure and experiences of a lifetime.

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Spend a day at Siloso Beach. The Underwater World aquarium deserves a special mention as here you can swim with dolphins. Singapore’s only preserved fort, Fort Siloso is also on the list of must-visit places. Try a ride on the water-propelled jet pack, or go swimming, jet skiing and other sports. Sentosa Island comprise of all fun things to do in Singapore. Even your arrival in Sentosa Skyline Luge & Skyride is a thrilling experience. Don’t forget to include Sentosa Island in your bucket list, on your tour to Singapore.

Check out unforgettable views from the Singapore Flyer

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One of the world’s largest giant observation wheel, The Singapore Flyer is one of the best tourist attractions in Singapore. There are several different packages that offer different experiences. Enjoy a view of the Singapore skyline, and the Spice Islands of Indonesia and Malaysia’s Straits of Johor on a clear day. Go for the multimedia experience of the Journey of Dreams that exhibit the country’s history and the creation of the Flyer. Flights last 30 minutes each. Either you can enjoy the day views or when the city twinkles like a million of starts after dark.

The pleasures of India at Little India

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Diversity in its small geographical boundaries is rather a specialty of Singapore. This brings us to our list of amazing things to do in Singapore, explore its diverse roots. Little India is one of the best places to visit in the city. Dating more than 200 years, it is rich in traditions, delicious foods and local character Little India is truly one of the best places to visit in Singapore. Today, the neighborhood is a tourist attraction where visitors come to shop, eat and visit a temple. If it suits you, plan a visit during festivals, you will have a wonderful time.

A beautiful evening at Clarke Quay

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Located along the Singapore River, Clarke Quay is a famous tourist spot in Singapore. The waterside location was the centre of commerce during the 19th century and it continues the legacy. Restaurants, shops, bars and clubs, the area has so much more to offer. River taxis and cruises also depart from here. After a day of sightseeing, the riverfront site helps you unwind. After the sun sets, Clarke Quay comes to life. Spend an evening here, it is one of the best things to do in Singapore.

Escape to a world of its own at the Universal Studios

The first theme park of Singapore, Universal Studios is a world of fun which suits visitors of all ages.  One of the best things to do in Singapore is, to escape to a world of Universal Studios.  Enjoy Hollywood movie-based roller coasters and other exhilarating rides.

What you must not miss are: Battlestar Galactica- Human vs. Cylon, the tallest pair of duel roller coasters in the world, 4-D Far- Far Away Castle from The World of Shrek, the Jurassic Park adventure, Madagascar’s crate adventure, revenge of the Mummy and many more. Do not miss visiting the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park. The entertainment park is one of the highlights of a Singapore tour.

Relive the charm of 19th Century at the Raffles Hotel

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Built in 1887, the Raffles Hotel has served as an icon of Singapore for over a century. An important part of the country’s legacy, the colonial building has great tales to tell. The hotel is named after the Sir Stamford Raffles, the father of modern Singapore. It has the reputation of old world charm, excellent food and service. The classical architecture and tropical gardens provide a classic colonial pleasant setting. Relive the charm of the 19th century here, it is one of the most exciting places to see in Singapore.

Take lessons on history and culture at National Gallery Singapore

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The National Museum of Singapore is a treasure house of the culture and history of the country. Dating back to 1887, this museum holds the key to the rich heritage of the country. It is also an architectural marvel, one of the finest neo-classical architectures.

Along with a wide range of interesting exhibitions, there are film screenings, art installations, live performances, exhibitions by popular artists and so on. One of the unmissable places to go in Singapore, the museum hosts an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts.

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Rekha Bisht is a travel enthusiast who work with a reputed and National Tourism Award winning tour operator, Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. She loves to visit the most popular as well as offbeat places of the world and share her travel experiences with fellow travellers. If you want to plan your holidays to India or opt for international tours, follow her write-ups.

10 Comment

  1. I would love to visit the futuristic gardens! They look so cool, and the name fits perfectly!
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  2. Emma says: Reply

    Wow. I went to Singapore about 5 years ago and didn’t see any of this stuff. The Green Gardens look incredible. Will definitely have to visit again.

  3. Singapore is a dream destination for me too. I’m interested in the food and Gardens by the Bay.

  4. Danik says: Reply

    Singapore is one of those cities which is small in area (the country as well) but needs a lot of time to explore. I so cant wait to get out there and after reading this, I want to go soon. Love the looks of the gardens. 🙂
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  5. The gardens look incredible! Seeing them at night would be my favorite with all the lights shining! Oh and I bet the views from the Singapore Flyer were incredible!
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  6. I have been dying to get to Singapore! Pinning this for future travel, thanks for the great information!

  7. I can’t wait to explore Singapore more! So much to see and do. Thanks for all these details. I’ve visited Singapore one night only on a long layover. It only whetted my appetite to see more.

  8. Paige says: Reply

    Wow! This definitely shows off the fact that Singapore is so much more than just a big city! It looks like a really fun place to explore!
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  9. I can never get tired of reading about Singapore because the city has enough to offer for each type of traveller and it charms each person differently. While some enjoy the night safaris , some love the hotels and the bazars. For me, it would always be the gardens.

  10. Nisha says: Reply

    I have done all these and many more. Singapore, though small in size offers hordes of attractions to us. Futuristic garden is my favorites among all these. 🙂
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