I recently visited Singapore which made me realise just how amazingly well-planned and coordinated efforts of people can create the most incredible things. Singapore is not just the world’s leading financial centre, it is also the land of the most amazing architectural wonders.
With a world-class airport named Changi Airport, High-end Hotels like Marina Bay Sands and the most unique gardens like Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore is one of the best countries to visit in Southeast Asia. Although Singapore is a very small country, it has so many amazing places where you can visit and have a great time.
Here is a list of the top 25 places to visit in Singapore and experience this country’s rich cultural diversity and innovative techniques of harmonising nature with Urban living.
Singapore is full of wonderful Urban landscapes and there are just so many incredible places you can visit and things you can do while in Singapore. Here are the top 25 places in Singapore that you must not miss!
1. Merlion Park: Visit Singapore’s Iconic Statue
Of course, the first on the list of must-visit places in Singapore had to be Merlion Park where the iconic statue of a half-lion and half-fish is located, spouting water majestically. This statue is Singapore’s most prominent icon and is based on the local legend. In fact, this statue represents Singapore’s popular name- the Lion City.
You must visit Merlion Park because if you skip this place, your visit to Singapore is not yet appropriately finished.
At Merlion Park, you also get to enjoy an absolutely marvellous panoramic view of Singapore’s Skyline and Marina Bay’s stunning structures. Also, do visit the waterfront Promenade here, especially at night when various lightings create a wonderful ambience around this place.
Entrance fee: No fee
Timings: It is open 24 hrs.
Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore
2. Universal Studios Singapore: Visit Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood theme park
The second most popular place to visit in Singapore is Universal Studios Singapore. It is a Hollywood theme park located in Resorts World Sentosa and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia!
This park has many themed locations which are dedicated to various blockbuster movies and TV shows. For example, the animated movies Madagascar, Shrek’s Far Far Away, and popular destinations like L.A.’s Hollywood and the New York City, whose streets here resemble the ones you see in movies.
There are many other such themed locations, like the Sci-fi city based on Battlestar Galactica and thrillers like Revenge of the Mummy. Other than visiting the themed areas, you can also have rides, go shopping and dine while enjoying live shows. While in Singapore, you just have to visit Universal Studios Singapore because this place is like no other!
Note: Avoid visiting on weekends.
Entrance fee: A ticket for an adult cost S$ 72.45.
Timings: it opens at 11 am and closes around 8 pm.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, at Resorts World Sentosa
3. Changi Airport: Visit the World’s Best Airport
During your travel adventures, you might have visited many big and small airports, but I guarantee that Changi Airport Singapore is on the whole another level. Changi Airport has not only been voted the world’s best airport 8 times in a row, but it has also become a major hub for tourist attractions. This airport is so huge that you will need to get on a Skytrain to get from one terminal to another!
Changi airport is not just an airport, but it is also a resort and a shopping mall in itself! It is a 10-story high building that truly reminds one of a sci-fi movie with its modern architecture and incredibly unique features like a 40-metre-high HSBC Rain Vortex which is an indoor waterfall that is surrounded by 2000+ trees.
There are also other amazing features like two movie theatres, around 300 shops, a vintage arcade, and even a 4-story high slide that both adults and children can enjoy!
Not only this but the three terminals of this airport feature their own garden like a cactus garden in Terminal 1, a sunflower garden in T2, a famous butterfly garden at T3 and various attractions and activities that you can take part in at Jewel Changi airport. This is why Changi Airport is the World’s best airport and a place in Singapore that you must visit at least once!
Timings: 24 hrs.
Address: Airport Blvd.
4. Madame Tussauds Singapore: Visit Singapore’s Wax Museum
Next on this list is the branch of a popular Wax Museum known as Madame Tussauds Singapore. You must come and get your pictures shot with the life-size and utterly realistic wax statue of your favourite Hollywood and Bollywood celebrity, Korea Oppa, and other popular personalities at Madame Tussauds Singapore.
Here, you will find yourself amid the Marvel Avengers cast, Malaysia‘s badminton star, Lee Chong Wei, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and many more such amazing people. At Madame Tussauds Singapore, you can also have a 4D Marvel movie experience which is the first and the only one yet in Asia.
Here, you can also go down memory lane and find out how Singapore transformed into the vibrant metropolis that it is today from being a mere small village. You can also go on a voyage on The Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride which will take you around an exotic tropical garden. You can also try your hand at wax painting and shaping and take them back as a souvenir!
Entrance fee: One standard ticket will cost you S$32 per child when bought on the spot while S$25 per child if bought online. The most popular ticket is the ‘standard ticket + VR Racing Experience’ which costs S$45 per child when bought on the spot and S$35 per child when tickets are booked online.
Timings: It opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm with their last entry at 5 pm.
Address: 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore
5. Marina Bay Sands: Stay Overnight at the World’s Most Expensive Casino Property.
One of the most popular structures of Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands and it is a major source of tourist attraction too. Not only is its magnificent architecture a thing of beauty but it is also one of the most luxurious places in Singapore if not the entire Southeast Asia.
Marina Bay Sands is the perfect getaway location if you can afford it with an iconic infinity pool that is also one of the most incredible infinity pools I have ever been to. Not only do you get to enjoy food at the restaurants that are owned by Celebrity chefs, but you also get to enjoy the lush nightlife of Singapore here. You can enjoy world-class entertainment here as well as amazing shops to go shopping too!
While you stay here, you can visit famous places too like the Observation Deck at Sands SkyPark and enjoy the 360 views of Singapore. In fact, you get a perfect view of Garden by the Bay from here.
You are bound to make unforgettable memories here and have one the most luxurious experiences of your life at Marina Bay Sands, so do visit and stay here.
Price Range: S$795 to S$830 for one night stay
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore
6. Singapore Flyer: Visit Asia’s largest Giant Observation Wheel.
One of the best places to come and view the entirety of the Lion City is at Singapore Flyer which is the largest Observation wheel in Asia. Standing majestically amid the skyscrapers of the Singapore Skyline, you must come and visit the Singapore Flyer to go on a spin with the most fantastic views.
It will take you 165 metres above the ground in a fully air-conditioned glass capsule (there are 28 capsules in total) and the ride lasts only for half an hour. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore and even locals like to come here and enjoy the stunning view.
The night view of the city is even more gorgeous from the Singapore Flyer. You can spot various other prominent landmarks of Singapore like Marina Bay, Raffles Place, and Merlion Park and if you are lucky, you can even spot the Changi Airport and Sentosa Island from this flyer too!
Tickets: there are basically four kinds of tickets you can purchase. You can opt for the ‘Singapore Flyer and Time Capsule’ ticket for only S$40 per adult or you can opt for more premium packages which can cost up to S$352 per adult.
Timings: 2 pm to 10 pm
Address: 30 Raffles Ave., Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit
7. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark: Observation Deck for Singapore’s Panoramic view
Another great place to view the iconic skyline of Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck. You can enjoy the best view of Singapore’s main attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Supertree Grove.
The Sand SkyPark Observation Deck is about 200 metres high, located on top of three towers of the resort complex. It offers the perfect sight for watching the Sunset when the clear sky transforms into a beautiful hue of orange, red and pink with the azure of the sky and the sea.
At Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, you can go for a relaxing ride in a gorgeous Sampan boat along the Canal at The Shoppes. You can also shop for some really awesome souvenirs to bring back home as well!
Don’t forget to click several pictures here, especially during the Spectra Light and Water Show that takes place at Event Plaza on the first floor at 8 pm every day.
Tickets: The starting price of a ticket is S$25.
Timings: It opens at 11 am and closes down around 9 pm
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
8. Gardens by the Bay: Visit Singapore’s most incredible Nature Park and Botanic Garden
The next on the list of the best places to visit in Singapore is Gardens by the Bay. You must have seen pictures of this place online with its towering Supertree Grove being an iconic sight in Singapore. Gardens by the Bay is the most incredible, paradise-like Nature Park and Botanic Garden and a true paradise for every nature lover and horticulturalists as the beauty of this lush place will most definitely take your breath away.
Gardens by the Bay has also been rewarded with many prestigious awards like the ‘Landscape Award’ from World Architecture News in 2013 and ‘The best Attraction Experience’ at the 2019 Singapore Tourism Awards.
Here are the four conservatories that you must not miss at Garden by the Bay:
This thriving space is full of lush green plants and flowers that are collected from five continents. These plants include charming magnolias, orchids, thousand-year-old olive trees and many more. It has even earned itself a Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Glass Greenhouse. Flower Dome of Garden by the Bay is truly a heaven for every flower enthusiast.
Timings for Flower Dome: 9 am to 9 pm with the last admissions accepted at 8:30 pm
Garden of the Bay’s Floral Fantasy is an absolute dream with its history and fairytale-inspired design. It has a Hanging Gardens of Babylon which consists of cavernous expanses, floral art and driftwood sculptures.
Timings for Floral Fantasy: from Monday to Friday, timings are 10 am to 7 pm with the last admission at 6: 30 pm. On weekends and Public Holidays, timings are 10 am to 8 pm with the last admission at 7: 30 pm.
Supertree Grove consists of soaring groves known as Supertree which are about 25 to 50 metres high and as the perfect example of biophilic architecture. These groves provide shade during the day and lights during the night to provide the most stunning light and music show.
Timings for Supertree observatory: The timings are 4 pm to 9 pm with the last admission at 8: 30 pm.
Aptly named the Cloud Forest, this conservatory contains rare vegetation that surrounds Cloud Mountain which is a 35-metre-tall structure covered in mist. This place will provide you with a unique experience and make you feel as though you are hiking through tropical highlands and searching for rare herbs.
Timings for Cloud Forest: 9 am to 9 pm with the last admissions accepted at 8:30 pm
Make sure that you visit the OCBC Skyway too and enjoy a leisurely walk on the aerial walkway that connects the six Supertrees at the Supertree Grove.
Tickets: The ticket for one adult starts from S$10.
Timings of Outdoor Gardens: 5 am to 2 am.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
9. Singapore Botanic Gardens: Visit Singapore’s UNESCO World Heritage Site
Another great place to visit in Singapore is the Singapore Botanic Garden. This Botanic Garden is popularly for being Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site and it has rightly earned its title too. The Botanic Garden has done an excellent job of preserving the Wilder heritage of Singapore while it has risen from a third world nation to a First World nation.
At Singapore Botanic Garden, you can go on a long walk through the trails that lead to heritage trees. You can easily spend around 1-2 hours roaming around this garden. You can also visit its eco-garden, bonsai garden, eco-lake and various other gardens and sculptures.
Among these various gardens at Singapore Botanic Garden, you must not skip visiting the National Orchid Garden of Singapore. It is the largest tropical Orchid display in the World and is located at the highest hill of the Botanic Garden. The National Orchid Garden has over 3600 different kinds of species of orchids here which are planted into four different colour zones.
If you are a garden enthusiast like me, do not visit Singapore Botanic Garden!
Tickets for National Orchid Garden: The ticket for an adult is S$15 for non-residents of Singapore and for locals (citizens of Singapore), it is S$5. Students get a discount as the standard tickets cost S$3 and S$1 for local students (Valid Student ID required). There is no ticket required for children below the age of 12.
Tickets for Singapore Botanic Garden: No Fee.
Timings: 8: 30 am to 7 pm with the last ticket sold and last admission at 6 pm.
Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
10. National Gallery Singapore: View the World’s largest collection of Colonial and Post-Colonial Asian Art
The next place on this list is the National Gallery Singapore. It is an art museum which holds the world’s largest collection of Southeast and Asian art from both Colonial and post-colonial times. Located in the Civic district of Singapore, this Art Museum consists of two national monuments- the City Hall and the former Supreme Court. It is also the leading institute for Global Visual Arts in Asia with over 1,000 artworks and various exhibitions.
It is the perfect place to learn about Singapore and its history in the form of art as well as the art of Southeast Asia. As this museum is always working with other Art institutes and museums overseas, you can also view some special exhibitions of foreign artists. You must visit this awesome place at least once while in Singapore!
Tickets: One ticket costs S$20 per adult for general admission and S$25 more for Special Exhibitions. A combined ticket for both general admission and special exhibitions would cost S$30. Concession is granted for tickets for children between the age group of 7 to 12 years old, senior citizens (60+), Full-time National Servicemen and oversea teachers and students. Tickets are free for locals and children below the age of 6.
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore
11. National Museum of Singapore: Visit the Oldest Museum of Singapore
Another great place to visit in Singapore is the National Museum of Singapore. It is the oldest museum here and it is the holder of Singapore’s 700 years of legacy. Here, you can explore over 1700 historic artefacts and numerous exhibits on display here. The National Museum of Singapore is a celebrated architectural and cultural landmark which has adopted modern display techniques and enhanced the traditional museum experience.
You can also visit the National Museum of Singapore for the various festivals, incredible performances, and film screenings that they host regularly. Don’t skip this place on your visit to Singapore because this place is bound to provide you with a unique experience and new knowledge about this country’s legacy.
Tickets: The ticket price for a standard ticket is S$15 per adult with a special concession for senior citizens and students, praising their tickets at S$10. There is no admission fee required for Singapore residents and children below the age of 6 years.
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm with the last entry for Glass Rotunda At 6: 15 pm and for other galleries, at 6: 30 pm.
Address: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore
12. ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay: Visit Singapore’s Fantastic Art & Space Exhibitions
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay is one of the most remarkable Museums in Singapore. It is a wonderful place where you can explore art, space, technology and other fields of science in an innovative way. The museum’s building itself is a wonderful architectural structure that is designed with a unique circular base with 10 ‘fingers’ branching out from this base situated in the middle.
You will have an amazing educational and fun experience here visiting its interactive exhibition called MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing and Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected. Both of these are a must-visit at the ArtScience Museum!
Tickets: The Standard Museum ticket cost S$50 per adult and S$43 for the locals. Concession tickets (for children between the ages of 2 to 12 years old, senior citizens 60+, Persons with Disabilities and NSF) cost S$38 for tourists and for locals, S$34. There are additional tickets that you can purchase here for the VR gallery and special and permanent exhibits which cost between S$23 to S$14 for non-residents and for locals, S$20 to S$12.
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm.
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Another fantastic Museum to visit in Singapore is the Asian Civilisation Museum. It is one of the top-ranking museums in Asia. Quintessentially, it is situated on the bank of the Singapore River with amazing colonial architectural design and an equally incredible interior of all modern with greys, whites and glass designs.
Asian Civilisation Museum is the perfect place to explore and find out about the rich artistic heritage of Asia because this museum holds loads of incredible collections of masterpieces and special exhibits.
You should visit the Asian Civilisation Museum in Singapore because the artefacts on display here are focused on the themes of trade and spirituality, wonderful themes which are not as common. This museum is definitely worth the visit!
Tickets: The All-access ticket for the Museum cost S$25 per adult and S$12 for the locals. Admission is free for children below 6 years of age. Concession ticket of S$20 for non-residents who is able to present Pink or Blue NRIC for verification purposes.
Timings: The timings are 10 am to 7 pm every day of the week except on Fridays, when the timings are 10 am to 9 pm with the last entry accepted 30 minutes before the closing time.
Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore
Another beautiful place to visit in Singapore is the Haw Par Villa which used to be known as Tiger Balm Garden. It is essentially an Asian culture theme park and the largest outdoor art gallery in Singapore.
This place was created by a millionaire philanthropist named Aw Boon Haw who is famous for his ointment called Tiger Balm. This place is incredibly interesting with its creator’s own dilemma and philosophies influencing the displays here that depict how he came to peace with his mortality as death stalked the Aw family.
Here, you can view the infamous 10 Courts of Hell and even catch the progress of the upcoming Hell’s Museum in which different perspectives of death and the afterlife are shown. You can also learn how the King of Ghosts got his title while exploring Haw Par Villa.
You must visit this place and see bizarre sculptures and dioramas here and learn about the philosophies and cultures that influence them!
Tickets: It is free.
Timings: 9 am to 8 pm
Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore
15. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: Visit Singapore’s Unique Museum of Dinosaur skeletons & nature exhibits
If you enjoy visiting Museums, then make sure you check out the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum that is located at the National University of Singapore. It is a magnificent 7 story building that houses over a million regional specimens. At this Museum, you get to see three sauropod dinosaur fossils which are about 80% complete.
At the museum, you get to travel back in time and find out about the diversity of life on Earth. You also get to learn about various plants, amphibians, mammals and dinosaurs in 16 thematic zones. It is one of the newer Museums in Singapore, but it contains the oldest collections that it got passed on from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
Do visit the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum while in Singapore Because it is seriously worth it!
Tickets: The standard ticket for this museum cost S$21 per adult and S$13 for children, Students, senior citizens and Persons with Disability who are non-residents. For Locals, tickets cost S$16 per adult and S$9 for others.
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
Address: 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore at National University of Singapore
16. Southeast Asia Aquarium (S.E.A.): Visit One of the Largest Aquariums in the World
The next amazing place to visit in Singapore is the Southeast Asia Aquarium also known as the S. E. A. Aquarium. It is in fact the world’s largest aquarium with over 100,000 marine lives of a thousand species that have 45 different habitats.
At S.E.A aquarium, There are 9 different zones you can visit which all have wonderful, interactive and stimulating educational features. You can explore the exhibits of 80 different endangered species like the Napoleon wrasse, various corals, Manta rays and various other such beautiful water creatures that live here in clean and safe aquatic environments.
You have to just visit this aquarium to make unforgettable memories and have up-close encounters with these amazing creatures.
Tickets: The ticket for this aquarium cost S$43 per adult and S$33 for children.
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa
17. Jurong Bird Park: Visit Asia’s largest Bird Park
If you love birds and like birdwatching, then Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park is a must-visit place for you. It is the largest bird park in Asia with a nine-storey Lory Loft aviary, a stunning waterfall, an open Flamingo Lake and many other special features.
This bird park is the perfect place to try hand-feeding birds and learn more about these majestic creatures through interactive shows. The best thing about these shows is that they feature a star-studded lineup of birds and fierce flying predators.
Here, you can learn so much about your favourite birds like lorikeets, ostriches, pelicans, etc. You can even get on board a guided tram ride and explore the whole Bird Park leisurely.
Don’t skip this place because you will not find another such place where you can have such a wonderful experience with our feathered friends and partake in their feeding sessions too.
Tickets: The ticket for this aquarium cost S$38 per adult and S$25 for children who are non-residents of Singapore. For locals, The ticket for this aquarium cost S$35 per adult and S$23 for children and S$20 for senior citizens.
Timings: 8: 30 am to 7 pm
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
If you are in Singapore and don’t visit Singapore Zoo, then I am afraid you will be missing out on tons of fun and amazing experiences. At Singapore Zoo, you can see over 300 species of animals that reside here in glass observatories. There are 6 different zones at this zoo, and you get to meet majestic and some very rare wild animals like white rhinoceroses, and other cute animals like elephants, goats, etc.
You can hop aboard the tram which will show you around the zoo and provide informative commentary along the way. You also get a chance to feed these animals here which is a pretty unique experience. If you are bringing your kids here, make sure you take them to the Houbbi Rope Course and have fun swinging around.
This is why Singapore Zoo is one of the best places to visit in Singapore where you can have the time of your life with your loved ones!
Tickets: The ticket for Singapore Zoo cost S$48 per adult, S$20 for senior citizens and S$33 for children who are non-residents of Singapore. This ticket includes a complimentary tram service. Locals can purchase a wild card and save up to 20% on tickets.
Timings: 8: 30 am to 6 pm
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
The next best place to visit in Singapore is Singapore’s Mandai River Wonders. It is a Zoo and an Aquarium which are inspired by the mighty rivers in the World. This river-themed park is the first of its kind in Asia. Here, you get to learn so much about the important rivers of the world. For example, at Singapore River Wonders, you learn about the religious significance of the Ganges in India.
At Singapore Mandai River Wonders, you get to have a close look at the quintessential Giant Panda. Their exhibition is located in the Yangtze River zone. Another such zone is the Congo River zone where you can view the fish exhibition which consists of various vibrant coloured fishes and old-looking creatures.
You can also go for a boat ride here at the Amazon River Quest and experience the atmosphere of the Amazonian jungle also known as the lungs of earth along with the sights and sounds of its resident creatures.
Tickets: The ticket for Singapore River WInders cost S$40 per adult and S$28 for children between the age of 3 to 12 years who are non-residents of Singapore. For the locals, this ticket is S$36 per adult, S$26 per child and S$20 per senior citizen.
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
20. Singapore Night Safari: Visit World’s First Nocturnal Zoo
While in Singapore, you must go for the Night Safari which is the first Nocturnal Zoo in the World. It is going to be one of the most memorable adventures of your life when you get to see wild animals like Leopard, Wallaby, Fishing Cat, and East Lodge out in the open at night!
There are a total of 4 trails that go through 7 different geographical regions here where you will find yourself having close exposure to these animals. You can also enjoy a popular show here called Creatures of the Night in which cute animals like otters perform tricks and show their various talents.
After you are done with the animal sighting, you can enjoy a delish dinner at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant which is reminiscent of the kampungs. You also get the option to dine al fresco out in the company of the animals.
Everything at Singapore Night Safari is unique, so don’t skip visiting this place!
Tickets: The ticket for Singapore Night Safari cost S$55 per adult, S$20 for senior citizens and S$38 for children. This ticket includes a complimentary tram service. Locals can purchase a wild card and save up to 30% on tickets.
Timings: 6: 30 pm to 12 am
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
21. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple: Visit Singapore’s Chinese Buddhist Temple
Another amazing place to visit in Singapore is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Located in Chinatown, you must visit this Chinese Buddhist temple to spend some quality, peaceful time. Here, you can learn how the Chinese Buddhists of Singapore do their prayers.
This temple was named after the left canine tooth of lord Buddha, which was taken from his pyre, now displayed on the temple ground. It is truly a magnificent temple and is located only three minutes away from another prominent religious place- Sri Mariamman Temple.
Entrance fee: No Fees
Timings: 7 am to 5 pm
Address: 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore
22. Sri Mariamman Temple: Visit Singapore’s Oldest Hindu Temple
While in Singapore, you have to go and visit its oldest Hindu temple, Sri Mariamman Temple. It is a beautifully crafted Hindu temple with all the iconic hallmark features of South Indian temples. Sri Mariamman Temple is dedicated to the deity of the Lord Mariamman. It is truly a wonderful place with its most striking feature being the gopuram.
You should visit this temple to pay your respect and pray to this deity that holds the power of curing epidemic illnesses and diseases. It is a truly peaceful, beautiful and calming, peaceful place to visit in Singapore.
Entrance fee: No Fees
Timings: 6 am to noon and then, 6 pm to 9 pm
Address: 244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore
23. Clarke Quay: Visit Singapore’s Popular Riverside Quay
Popular as the most stunning riverside Quay of Singapore, Clarke Quay is the perfect place to enjoy Singapore’s nightlife. It has several waterside restaurants as well as amazing clubs and bars where you can party with your friends! Not only this, but you can also enjoy various family-friendly activities during the day here and enjoy the gorgeous views!
At Clarke Quay, you can go explore Raffles place, visit the statues of Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles as well as visit the Hong San See Temple and trek through Fort Canning Park.
Clarke Quay is full of fun stuff you can do, making it one of the best places to visit in Singapore!
Tickets: No fee
Timings: 10 am to 11 pm
Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore
24. Fort Canning Tree Tunnel: Visit Singapore’s Iconic Photo Spot
Located within Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Tree Tunnel is honestly one of the most stunning spots to get your pictures clicked at. It is built in a spiral staircase in such a way that when you look up, you are provided with the most unique tunnel view of the tree above. This particular tree that you will see is a Yellow Rain Tree also known as the Samanea Saman (the yellow kind).
It is a really popular spot for nature photographers and wedding photoshoots. It is always crowded between 9 am to 10 am when the lighting is best suited for photographs. But waiting for your turn here is totally worth the time and effort when you get yourself an Instagram-worthy picture!
Entrance fee: No ticket is required
Timings: it is open 24 hrs.
Address: River Valley Rd, Singapore
25. Adventure Cove Waterpark: Visit One of the Best Amusement Parks in Singapore
If you are visiting Singapore and find yourself in the mood to spend time outdoors having fun in the water, then Adventure Cove Waterpark is the perfect place for you to visit. It is in fact the only combined aquatic and marine life park in Southeast Asia! It is an aquatic amusement park that offers you to partake in various water activities.
You can go snorkelling, and sea trekking, as well as drifting lazily by the river and various other PADI-certified scuba activities. If you are in the mood for something even more adventurous, then you also have the option to go shark diving!
There are several high-speed water slides that you can go on for an adrenaline rush. There is a water roller coaster ride here called Riptide Rocket which is the first hydro-magnetic coaster in Southeast Asia.
You are truly going to have the time of your life here, so make sure you don’t forget to visit this place while in Singapore!
Tickets: The starting ticket would cost you S$35 per person.
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm daily except on Wednesdays when it is closed.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island in Resorts World Sentosa
Singapore is a great place to go shopping and here are the top 3 shopping destinations in Singapore where you can find great deals on amazing high-quality products without breaking your wallet:
1. Chinatown Street Markets
If you are looking for traditional Chinese outfits, trinkets, wedding chopsticks, authentic calligraphy scrolls and fortune cats, you have to visit Singapore’s Chinatown Street Market. There are some really great bakeries and Dim Sum restaurants here which you must try out. This entire market is so vibrant and full of colours that you will yourself be mesmerised!
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Address: Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith St, Singapore
2. Bugis Street
Bugis Street is one of the busiest street markets in Singapore and the best place to shop as you will find everything you need here at cheap prices. Be it souvenirs, jewellery, bags, or clothes, you are bound to find yourself a bargain here!
Timings: 11 am to 10 pm
Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore
3. Orchard Road
Popular as the main shopping street of Singapore, make sure to put Orchard Road on top of your list of places to visit in Singapore. At Orchard Road, you have the best luxury retail shopping experience!
Tips for Travelling to Singapore
Here are a few tips that could help you to have a pleasant trip in Singapore, especially if it is your first time here:
1. Use the Public transport
One of the best things about Singapore is its impressive, well-maintained public transport. Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) will help you save both money and time and you can easily reach any place through it. Taxis are very expensive in Singapore so make sure to get yourself an MRT when you reach Singapore.
2. Explore Local food
Although you can enjoy the cheapest Michelin-starred meals in Singapore, you must try the local food here too. Singapore cuisine is absolutely delicious, and you can try a lot of different dishes here at hawker stalls and food courts.
3. Arrive early at Garden by Bay
Being one of the most popular tourist attractions of Singapore, Garden by Bay can get really busy. As Conservatives like Flower Dome and Cloud Forest open around 9 am, make sure to arrive at least at 8: 30 am to get a ticket first. Since the Outside garden opens at 5 am, you can easily explore it before moving forward with the other conservatives.
4. Drinking Tap is Safe
Another great thing about Singapore is that its tap water is completely safe for drinking. You don’t have to spend extra bucks on purchasing bottled water here.
5. No tipping Culture
Just like many other Asian countries, Singapore doesn’t have a tipping culture. You are not expected to tip but if you are really impressed by the food or the service, your tip will most certainly be appreciated.
6. Pack your clothes accordingly
Singapore enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year so make sure you pack all your cotton clothes. Make sure you pack your sunscreen too because it gets really hot here.
Singapore is a truly amazing country to visit with so many amazing places to explore here. You can visit its majestic landmarks, visit old temples, go hiking and explore various Urban architectures that are harmonised with nature. Being a land of multiple cultures has not hindered its growth but added to its rich heritage. And this shows in its various structures, foods and languages.
Singapore has done a first class at maintaining its cultural identity and heritage and nature while moving ahead toward a futuristic world. Don’t you also wish to visit a place that shows just how far humans have come?
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1. What is Singapore best known for?
Singapore is known as the global financial centre as well as having some of the finest architecture. It is also known for being one of the most densely populated places in the World. It is home to a world-class airport and a World Heritage Site which is a Botanic Garden.
2. What is the cheapest time to visit Singapore?
If you want to visit Singapore when it would cost you the least, then make your plans during the peak summer. During summers, as the temperature rises, the prices start to go down.
3. What is the best month to visit Singapore?
The best months to visit Singapore are from December to June. These are the dry and cooler times in Singapore which make the entire visit a much more relaxing and pleasant experience rather than visiting during hot summers where humidity is a bummer.
4. Is Singapore a cheap place to visit?
No, Singapore is not a cheap place to visit. Even compared to other countries in Southeast Asia, Singapore is far more expensive. You can totally expect to spend around S$160 per day here.
5. Are 3 nights in Singapore Enough?
Yes, you can explore the majority of Singapore’s main attractions in three days and have a great time too!