8 Places to Visit in Singapore You Just Can’t Miss!

Welcome to Singapore! A booming country that sparkles with high-rise towers and flaunting an extravagant lifestyle. Also, known as “The Lion City” – Singapore is clean, efficient, sophisticated and safe! It’s undoubtedly the most urbanized city in Asia.

Over the years, Singapore has attracted countless tourists from across the globe. There’s something special for everyone during your Singapore city tour.

Here are the top 8 places to visit in Singapore:

1. Gardens by the Bay

First on the list of places to visit in Singapore is the “Gardens by the Bay”. Constructed by Singapore’s government in 2012, it’s essentially an enormous futuristic botanical garden. With the intention to make Singapore “City In A Garden” – These gardens are now home to over 162,900 varieties of flowers!

There are eighteen Supertrees in Gardens by the bay in total. A cluster of twelve such Supertrees makes up the Supertree Grove. Supertrees are of different heights – varying from 25mts to 50mts.

Prepare to be amazed when you see the Supertree Grove comes alive in a dazzling 15-minute light and sound display called “Garden Rhapsody”. One of the best things to do in Singapore – It’s definitely a must-see attraction! The show is held twice daily at 19:45 and 20:45.

Pro tip : Lie down on the seating area directly under the Supertrees for the best views in the house. Come at least 15mins prior to the show timings because spaces fill up quickly.

2. Flower Dome and Cloud Dome

Gardens by the Bay has two cooled conservatories; the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest Dome.

The Flower Dome in Singapore is the world´s largest glass greenhouse with a height of 38 meters and 1300 m². Inside there are seven gardens segregated by themes and regions. By far, the most unique part of flower display is the frequent changes made to reflect seasonal changes and festivals. You get to see some exotic plants from Australia, South America, and South Africa.

The Cloud Forest is completely different compared to the Flower Dome. Behold the spectacular sight of a 35-meter tall mountain covered in lush vegetation, boasting the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The concept of the Cloud Dome is to mimic tropical highlands environments up to 2,000 meters above sea level. It’s densely planted with orchids, ferns, bromeliads, and even carnivorous pitcher plants. Take a walk on the bridges and witness a walk in the clouds.

Pro tip : While planning your Singapore city tour, visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome on the same day followed by the Supertree show.

3. The Singapore Flyer

Want to capture a breathtaking panorama view of the city skyline on your Singapore trip? Then you must ride the Singapore Ferris wheel at the Marina Bay. One of the largest observation wheels in the world – The Singapore Ferris wheel stands 30mts taller than the London Eye. A spin on the Singapore Flyer will take you 165mts higher than the sea level (~42-storeys). You’ll surely get to see the city sights such as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place, and Padang. On a lucky day, you might spot the Changi Airport and parts of Indonesia and Malaysia!

Each of Singapore Flyer’s 28 city-bus-sized, air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers. A complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes.

Pro Tip: The time around dusk is the best time for photogenic sceneries. Ask the officials if you could have the whole capsule to yourselves!

4. Marina Bay Sands

If you’ve ever seen photos of Singapore’s skyline, the Marina Bay Sands was most likely included in it. This place is easily one of the most famous hotels in Asia, if not the world. There are three 55-storey towers are connected by a 1-hectare roof terrace. The real jewel sits atop the hotel – the world’s largest rooftop swimming pool.

With 360-degree views of Singapore, you can’t stay the Marina Bay Sands without bringing your camera up here.

Pro Tip: The usage of the swimming pool is restricted strictly for hotel guests. However, the Skydeck bar is open for
all! Sip on your favorite drink while you admire the beauty of the whole of Singapore.

5. Sentosa Island

One of the best things to do on your Singapore trip is to visit Sentosa Island. Located off the southern coast of Singapore, it’s the perfect spot for limitless fun for family and friends! While planning your Singapore city tour, it’s best to dedicate an entire day for the Sentosa Island tour. For adventure enthusiasts, there’s Bungee jumping or indoor skydiving. While others would love the skyline luge rides and SEA aquarium. The Madame Tussauds Wax museum and Fort Siloso are must-visit spots to include during the Sentosa Island tour. End your day admiring the sunset at the Tanjong beach followed by the light and sound show – “Wings Of Time”

Pro Tip: Reserve your tickets for “Wings of Time” in advance. Seating is allotted on a first come first serve basis. Reach the venue early to get the best seats!

6. Universal Studios

One of the most important places to visit in Singapore is where fantasy meets reality. Universal Studios – the ultimate destination for you to go beyond the screen and experience the world of movies. With over 25 rides and seven themed zones, witness attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films such as Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica: Human Vs Cylon, Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and many others. There are a number of running shows as well for your entertainment. The Waterworld show is the true highlight amongst all others.

In addition, don’t miss out on the Hollywood Dreams Parade, a special holiday show that brings all your beloved characters to life. Either include Universal Studios the same day as your Sentosa Island tour or dedicate a separate day.

Pro Tip: Buy the express pass to cut-short your waiting time for the rides.

7. Merlion

The national icon of Singapore – The Merlion is a mythical figure with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. Today, you can glimpse at this legend at the Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 meters and weighs 70 tonnes.

The viewing deck stretches over the Singapore River. Make your Singapore trip pose for a photograph with a front or side view of the Merlion, including the city skyline backdrop in the picture.

8. China Town

The last on our list of places to visit on your next Singapore trip is China Town. The area is rich in heritage and takes pride in showcasing it to the world. Home to one of the largest hawker centers in the world, China Town is the best place to experience the authentic flavors of Singapore. If there’s one thing you do in Singapore’s Chinatown, it’s grabbing a bite of the local delicacies like Bak Kut Teh, Wanton Mee, Dim Sums and Chilli Crabs.

In addition, don’t miss out on the Hollywood Dreams Parade, a special holiday show that brings all your beloved characters to life. Either include Universal Studios the same day as your Sentosa Island tour or dedicate a separate day.

Pro Tip: Buy the express pass to cut-short your waiting time for the rides.

Conclusion:

With this, we wrap up our list of the best places to visit and things to do in Singapore. There’s so much to do, so much to see and so much to experience. So, plan well and have a great time on your next Singapore trip.

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