Brimming with a unique mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and western cultures, Singapore City offers travellers a fabulous cultural experience inside what can be described as one of Asia’s cleanest and efficient big cities. Trains run on time, traffic jams barely make an appearance and pollution is nonexistent.
So apart from injecting a bit of culture into your travel, trying some new cuisine and enjoying the tropical climate, what is there to do while visiting Singapore?
Here’s my top 5 attractions in Singapore:
Marina Bay Sands Resort & Skypark
Starting with a big one, the Marina Bay Sands is an absolute must see. The second most expensive building in the world, it combines world-class entertainment, a rooftop park that spans across the three buildings as well as the world’s biggest rooftop infinity pool.
Marina Sands is by far the best location for breathtaking harbour and city views from the world’s largest cantilever observation deck, and if hunger strikes settle in for a gorgeous meal at one of many restaurants, then work it off by exploring over 800,000 square feet of retail space.
Considered one of the world’s best, Singapore Zoo offers an amazing experience for the animal lover. Have breakfast with wildlife, go for rides on the back of an elephant or simply explore the natural enclosures of over 2530 animals. See rare animals such as the white tigers or free roaming ring tailed lemurs.
The zoo also has a dedicated wet zone with swimwear available for purchase offering a refreshing cool down in what is sure to be warm tropical weather.
Little India and Sri Veeramkaliamman Temple
Experience Indian life, Singapore style. Visit spice traders, go shopping for saris or visit amazing Hindu temples, such as the colourful Veeramkaliamman temple dedicated to the goddess Kali, the god Shiva’s wife. Situated in the middle of Little India, it is the oldest and one of the most popular Hindu temples in Singapore.
English-speaking guides are available for walking tours, who will guide you through some of Singapore’s most vibrant streets while recounting the history of the British East India Company.
A historic 1800’s fortress island turned holiday resort; Sentosa Island is a world-class attraction for the adventurous. The entire northern front consists of a Universal Studios theme park and the island holds many other exciting attractions such as the Megazip Adventure Park, Skyline Luge as we as a casino, a golf course and amazing beaches.
Home to Singapore’s elite, the famous Orchard Rd was once lined with pepper and nutmeg plantations. Today, the main attraction takes the form of incredible shopping centres, restaurants, bars and vibrant night life. Easily one of Singapore’s most active tourist attractions for those who enjoy being out after dark.