Singapore is very different compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, and it is by far the easiest country we have ever traveled to in Southeast Asia. With exciting attractions, some of best food in the world and a unique culture, Singapore is a destination that you just can’t miss. Most travelers choose to spend a few days exploring the city during a stopover, since the Changi Airport is a big hub for destinations throughout Asia.
Without further ado, let us get into it.
1. Gardens By The Bay
One of the best places to visit in Singapore, Gardens By The Bay, can be viewed from the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck. Visiting the place is altogether a different experience that you will never forget about. It's a great place to take a leisurely walk with your beloved or click some pictures against the stunning backdrop of the natural attractions here.
Timing : 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM for outdoor gardens; 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM for conservatories and OCBC Skyway Entry fee: Free for outdoor gardens; S$28 for adults, S$15 for children for conservatories; S$5 for adults, S$3 for children for OCBC Skyway.
2. Singapore Zoo:
Singapore Zoo is a popular attraction in Singapore, which is home to orangutans, zebras, parakeets, mole rats, white tigers, kangaroos and many other creatures. Perfect for a day's outing with family or friends, this is a great place to watch the wild animals of different parts of Asia. It is suggested that you visit during feeding time so that you can see them out of their dens and caves.
Timing : 8:30 am 6 pm Entry fee: S$28 for adults, S$18 for children aged 3 13, S$12 for seniors
3. Jurong Bird Park
Recognized as Asia’s largest bird park, Jurong Bird Park is a heaven for approximately 3,500 birds from 400 species found all over the world, 20% of which are endangered. The park’s main mission is not only to conserve wildlife habitat but also to educate the young generation about the avian world.
Price: Adults- S$29; Children of 3 years to 12 years- S$19 Timing: Open Daily, Time- 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
4. Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer promises the best views in all of Singapore. As your capsule reaches the top you can see Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Grand Prix racetrack, the esplanade and, on a clear day, the Indonesian Spice Islands as well as the Malaysian Coast.
Timing: 8 am 10:30 pm Entry fee: S$33 for adults, S$21 for children aged 3 12, S$24 for seniors
5. Sentosa Island Complex
Sentosa Island Singapore is the place where you will find the S.E.A Aquarium, a huge fashion mall, where you will be able to play golf or go up the Tiger Sky Tower! Another great attraction of Singapore – Universal studios amusement park – is also located there!
Attractions: Kayaking, beach-volleyball at Siloso Beach, Merlion statue, Fort Silioso Singapores only preserved fort, Universal Studios, Underwater World, and water sports at Wave House.
6. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
The wax arts here are flawless, brilliant and open to all for viewing. You will get to see wax statues if Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Queen Elizabeth II and many more.
Fees: Adults- $39; Children from 3 to12 years- $29
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-7:30pm.
7. F1 Track
If you love the game and want to get behind the wheels to get racing then this will give you the opportunity. For sure this will be the experience of a lifetime. Test your racing skills by driving the car or maybe just let a professional driver steer it as you sit back and take in the experience. The ride is for 15 mins and you can choose the car of your choice, as a bonus you don’t need any previous racing experienced. Yes, there’s a Ferrari as well.
8. Merlion Park
Merlion is the most famous icon of Singapore to visit. This signature of Singapore is an aesthetically designed statue of a lion with the body of a fish. The tale of mythical Merlion tells the story of the beginning of Singapore. In the past, Singapore was a fishing village, Temasek or “sea town” in Old Javanese, thus the body of a fish. Meanwhile, the head symbolizes its original name, Singapura means “lion city” in Malay, therefore the lion head.
Admission: Free Timing: All day long
9. Indoor Sky Diving
The city has some of the world’s best wind tunnels to facilitate indoor skydiving. The wind passing through the tunnel goes as high as a multiple storied building. It is also well facilitated with air-conditioning, wall-to-wall airflow systems along with having multiple fans in the ceiling. This little quirk makes Sentosa island a major sought after place to visit in Singapore.
Timings: 9 AM in the morning to 9:30 PM in the evening. Entry fees: Around SGD 80 to SGD 120.
10. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The five-storey Buddhist temple houses the left canine tooth of Lord Buddha. The tooth is said to have been recovered from his funeral site in Kushinagar. It's one of the most revered religious shrines and spiritual sanctums in Singapore for the locals as well as pilgrims.
Opening hours: 7 am 7 pm; Relic-viewing 9 am 6 pm
Entry fee: Free
11. Boat Quay
Boat Quay is one the most popular places for a waterside drink or nibble in Singapore, with its wide range of colorful bars and alfresco restaurants. It’s sandwiched in between Clarke Quay in the north and Marina Bay in the south. The main stretch comprises a walking lane that loops around the Singapore River.
Make sure to take your camera to click some beautiful pictures among the scenic backgrounds over here. There are guided walks and nature walks over here so that you don’t miss out on anything.
Getting around Singapore:
- The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a simple and affordable way of getting wherever you want to go.
- If you’re trying to see as much as possible in a short time, the Singapore Tourist Pass is a great deal and will give you limited rides on any type of public transport.
- A one-day pass costs $10 SGD ($7.50 USD), a two-day pass costs $16 SGD ($12 USD) or you can get a three-day pass for $20 SGD ($15 USD).
Before you go, be sure to download the Grab app! Uber is disappearing here, and taxis can get pricey — especially at night. The Grab app works just like Uber and is an excellent alternative to the MRT.
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