Wondering what to do during your vacation in Singapore? The list of the attractions is very long, despite the small size of this city state. Singapore is the most popular travel destination in Asia, and the second most crowded country in the world – mixing Chinese, Malay and Indian culture and creating a unique mix. There’s a lot of exciting attractions to pick from and if you visit the city for the first time you should do some serious planning in order to see them all.
There’s a lot to say about the city, so let’s start with some tips about Singapore’s must-see attractions:
TOP SINGAPORE ATTRACTIONS
This city is an interesting mix of three different cultures: Malay, Chinese and Indian culture. Each culture has its own ethnic neighborhood that are all worth exploring: Malay village, Chinatown and Little India. Visit the beautiful Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple or the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum; enjoy the colorful shops and houses that Little India is known for, go to a hawkers center for some very good and cheap food, and don’t forget to visit the famous street market in Chinatown!
Singapore sightseeing can be great, but it can become exhausting in the city humid climate. Take a break and visit Sentosa Island, this tiny island is one of the city most popular attractions and perfect for a day of pure fun. Sentosa in Malay means Peace and Tranquility, and you can find that on the island, but you can also find a lot of exciting attractions for the whole family! It is unbelievable how many things can fit on this tiny 5 square kilometers island. The most famous attraction on Sentosa has to be the Universal Studios theme park. Here you will find a thrilling world of movie-themed attractions such as the “Far far away” zone which is devoted to the world of Shrek or “The Lost World” with a Jurassic Park theme. Other great Singapore attractions are the Imbiah Lookout – which is home to 11 different attractions including the Butterfly Park which is home to 15000 butterflies from fifty different species – , the Tiger Sky Tower – a 110-meter high observation tower –, the Megazip adventure park, and many more. Finally, you have the Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon: a marine park with more than 2500 animals. If you wish to spend some time on the beach Sentosa offers 3.2 kilometers of white sandy beaches dotted with tropical landscape. The three top beaches are Tanjong, Palawan, and Siloso. If you are looking for some golf “action” you can enjoy two 18 holes golf courses.
Next is the city skyline, which is an attraction by itself – it’s simply breathtaking and we highly recommend to visit the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Mount Faber, or one of the many roof-top restaurants, to obtain stunning views of the city.
Let’s not forget about Singapore’s parks and zoo’s! Two top attractions are the Night Safari and the Singapore Zoo. On a budget? Then pay a visit to the wonderful Botanic Gardens, which are free to visit from the early morning until midnight. For a small fee, you can enter the delightful Orchid Garden as well. More adventurous types will surely enjoy the city many nature reserves.
Are you planning to see and do a lot during your vacation? Consider buying one of the city passes that give you free entrance and discounts on lots of the above-mentioned city attractions – it could save you a lot of money and time, and we can say from experience that a city pass can truly enhance your trip!
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