Singapore is an island country and city located at the southernmost tip of Malaysia. Singapore consists of one main island and 62 small islets. 23% of Singapore is situated on reclaimed land, about 130 square km.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 22 to 35 °C. While temperature does not vary greatly throughout the year, there is a wetter monsoon season from November to January.
Buddhism is the most widely practised religion in Singapore, with 33% of the resident population declaring themselves adherents at the most recent census. The next-most practised religion is Christianity, followed by Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism. Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil.
We will talk about top 47 places to visit in Singapore.
1. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the bay is a park on reclaimed land. It is situated near Marina reservoir. The park has three waterfront gardens, being Bay East garden, Bay Central garden and Bay South garden. Flower dome and cloud forest are two dome shaped conservatories along the edge of Marina reservoir. Flower dome, the lower one, replicates dry, mild climate. It hosts plants from tropical and semi tropical region. Cloud forest, the higher dome, replicates the cool moist conditions of tropical mountains. It has a 42-metre-high cloud mountain and a waterfall. One can reach the top using an elevator and come down by a circular path. The map of Gardens by the bay including the Christmas version will help you orientate in the garden. A music and light show is hosted every evening. The opening hours of the park is from 5 in the morning till 2 in the morning while the domes are open from 9 in the morning till 9 in the evening. There is a ticket to enter the domes while entrance to the outside park is free. The nearest Mass Rapid Transit station is Bayfront MRT station.
2. Merlion Park
Merlion Park is a major tourist attraction, located at the address One, Fullerton, Singapore. The Merlion is a mythical creature with body of a fish and a head of a lion. The original Merlion is 8.6 metre in height and spouts water from its mouth. The history dates to 1972 when the park was opened. The timings of the park are 24/7, 365 days a year. The entrance to the park is free with no entry fee. There is a light show every evening at 8 p.m. and show goes on for 20 minutes. You can see the real beauty of buildings near the Merlion park. How to go to Merlion park? The nearest MRT station is Raffles place MRT station.
3. Singapore Zoo
Singapore zoo occupies a land area of 69 acres and is situated next to Night Safari, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park. The zoo exhibits about 315 species of animals. The timings of the zoo are from 8.30 A.M. in the morning till 6 P.M. in the evening. The entrance ticket price is 50 Singaporean dollars. The zoo has many shows and activities and has good review by visitors. Carry a map to orientate in the zoo. You can take a tour of images of the animals of the zoo at the official site of Singapore zoo. How to get to theSingapore zoo? You can take North South MRT line and get down at any of the following stations – Khatib, Choa Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands or Marsiling and take a connecting bus to the zoo. There is also a direct bus service from the city.
4. Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is situated next to Singapore zoo and covers an area of 49 acres on the western slope of Jurong hill. The timings of bird park are from 8.30 A.M. till 6 P.M. The tickets cost 29 SGD for adults and 19 SGD for child. There are many shows (High Flyers, Kings of the Skies, Lunch with Parrots) and events (Feed the animals, Keepers’ chit chat, wildlife tours, for kids, camps) at the Jurong bird park. Please check the official website to check the show timings. The exhibits of the Jurong Bird Park include African Waterfall Aviary, Dinosaur descendants, Wings of Asia, Lory Loft, Penguin coast, World of Darkness, Pelican cave. How to go to Jurong Bird Park? Take the East West MRT line till Boon Lay. From there take Bus No. 194 which will take you straight to Jurong Bird Park.
5. Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studio Singapore is a must include in your Singapore tour package. It is a theme park located on Sentosa island. It has 7 theme zones (Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi city, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar) and features 24 rides. The opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. Ticket price costs around 72 SDG for express pass. There are promotions going on from time to time and you can save on the events ticket price. Carry a map to orientate in the Universal studio. How to go to Universal Studio Singapore? Take North-East line or Circle line to HarbourFront station. Take bus 14121 at HarbourFront and get down at Resorts World Sentosa drop-off point. Universal Studio Singapore is a must include in your Singapore tour package.
Another must include in your Singapore holiday package. How to get to Sentosa? Sentosa is an island resort connected to mainland by cable car, road and monorail. The main points of interests of Sentosa are The Royal Albatross, Tiger Sky Tower, Butterfly park and insect kingdom, Sentosa Merlion, Wings of Time, Sentosa 4D Adventureland, Fort Siloso, Megazip Adventure park, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Wave house Sentosa, Skyline Luge, iFly Singapore, Sentosa Nature Discovery, Kidzania Singapore, Mosh! Other attractions include a 2 km long beach, two golf courses, 14 hotels, Resort World Sentosa and the Universal Studio Singapore. So, there are many what to do things to include in your Sentosa package. Ticket price depends on the attraction you want to visit. Carry a map to orientate in Sentosa.
7. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic gardens located at the fringe of Orchard road, showcases tropical flora set in verdant landscape. The Botanic garden opening hours are from 5 A.M. till midnight every day. There is no entrance fee to the Botanic garden, however National Orchid Garden located within has an entrance fee. Other attractions of the garden include rainforest, Ginger garden, Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate, Jacob Ballas Childrens’ Garden. Botanic garden map will help you orientate in the garden. How to go to Singapore Botanic Garden? The nearest MRT is Botanic Gardens MRT station (Bukit Timah Gate). Car park is also available at the Botanic garden.
8. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade – Theatres on the bay is 6 hectare performing art centre located near the mouth of Singapore river in Marina bay. Esplanade consists of a theatre with a 2000 seat capacity and a concert hall with 1600 seating capacity. Other facilities include recital studio and theatre studio. The Esplanade was opened in year 2002. The Concourse in front of Esplanade is central meeting point for visitors. You can check the events in 2018 and the theatre seating plan here. There are many restaurants to your taste. Parking is available at Esplanade.
9. Night Safari
Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and a must include in your Singapore package. It is one of the famous attraction of Singapore. Night Safari currently exhibits about 130 species and 2500 animals. Different events at Night Safari include Creatures of the Night show, tribal dance, blowpipe demonstrations and fire eating displays. Food outlets are available at Night Safari. The timings are from 7.30 A.M. till midnight. A map will orientate you at Night Safari. Ticket price is 45 SGD for adult and 30 SGD for child. Though there are ticket promotions going on all the time and you can get ticket discount offers. How to get to Night Safari? You can take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT (NS16), bus 927 from Chua Chu Kang MRT (BP1/NS4), bus 926 from Woodlands station (NS9). You can visit Night Safari on first day of your visit to Singapore.
10. Singapore Flyer
Singapore flyer is a giant observation wheel with a height of 165 m. Facts about Singapore Flyer - it was opened in 2008, has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers. The ticket price is 33 SGD. There are promo codes available on the net and you can get cheaper tickets. Passion card gives you a 10% to 15% discount. How to go to Singapore flyer? Singapore flyer is located at 30 Raffles Avenue next to Marina Square MRT (circle line) and Promenade MRT.
11. River Safari
River safari is river themed zoo and aquarium located between Singapore zoo and Night Safari. River safari timing is every day from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. The duration of river cruise is 2 to 3 hours depending upon the group. The main attractions are animal exhibits, giant pandas, theme park rides. Although the River Safari, Singapore zoo and Night Safari are located next to each other, we do not recommend visiting all three in one day. The Singapore zoo itself is a one-day activity. River safari review says that even babies can take the main river boat ride. River safari ticket costs 30 SGD for adult and 20 SGD for child. You can buy combo ticket and save on it. How to go to River Safari? You can take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT (NS16), bus 927 from Chua Chu Kang MRT (BP1/NS4), bus 926 from Woodlands station (NS9).
12. Orchard Road
Orchard road is a 2.2 km long retail and entertainment boulevard. It has department stores, discount outlets, upscale boutiques, shopping malls along with luxury hotels. Colourful Chinese baroque houses and casual pubs can be found on Emarald Hill road. Eateries and al fresco bars can be found along nearby Cuppage Terrace. Orchard road is also famous for its nightlife. Orchard road is a must visit place during Christmas. Shopping area opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M. Carry a map so as not to miss anything. Orchard Road MRT is the nearest underground station on North-South line.
13. East Coast Park
East cost park is a 15 km long scenic coastline with an area of 185 hectares. This beach park stretches from Marina East to Bedok, is largest in Singapore and made on reclaimed land. This park has bbq pits, chalet and food centres as Starbucks and Burger king. Area D and area G of the park allows overnight camping. Other places for activities are LilliPut indoor mini golf, Goldkist beach resort, Ski360 Cable Ski, National sailing centre, East coast Lagoon food centre, East coast seafood centre, Marine cove, Xtreme skatepark, Bedok jetty, Siglap canal, Parkland Green. Don’t forget to take map to help you orientate in the park. How to get to East coast park? Bus 401 serves the East Coast Park from Bedok Bus Interchange, with bus stops at attractions like East Coast Seafood Center, Marine Cove, Parkland Green and Big Splash.
14. MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie reservoir, one of the four and oldest reservoir is a popular spot for exercise enthusiasts and nature lovers. One of the popular attraction is the TreeTop Walk, a 250 m aerial free-standing suspension bridge spanning Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang which are the two highest points in MacRitchie. The 3.2 km and 4.8 km trails are still used as cross-country running routes for various inter-school competitions. There is a Mushroom café that operates from 7 A.M. till 9 P.M. Take a map to orientate in the reservoir. Nearest station is Caldecott MRT.
15. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, as the name suggests is a Buddhist temple and a museum located in Chinatown. The history says that the relic of Buddha was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The temple architecture is based on Tang dynasty style. Simple vegetarian fare is served in the basement of the temple. Car parking for tourist is available in the parking lot. Chinatown MRT is the nearest station.
16. Sri Mariamman Temple
Sri Mariamman temple built in Dravidian style is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore located in Chinatown. In the temple, a fire walking ceremony is held a week before Diwali. Other Hindu function including Hindu marriage are conducted in the temple. Temple opening hours are from 5.30 A.M. till 12 P.M. and 6 P.M. till 9 P.M. There is no entrance fee.
17. Fort Canning Hill
Fort Canning Hill is a small 48-meter-high hill in south east part of Singapore. The hill has an interesting history. A fort was built in 1861 and today the hill is location of Fort Canning reservoir (now access restricted) and Fort Canning Park. Fort Canning park today overlooks Orchard road and is used for social events as wedding celebration, stages outdoor activities like theatre carnivals, art festivals, starlit cinemas and ballet under the star. Other points of interests in the park includes The Battle Box, Sally Port, Fort Wall and Gate, 9-pound cannon, Spice Garden, Gothic Gates, Fort Canning Green, Cupolas, James Brooke Napier memorial, Fort Canning Arts centre, Raffles House. Take a map to orientate in the park. How to get there? By MRT: Alight at Fort Canning Station (Exit B), Clarke Quay Station (Exit E) or Dhoby Ghaut Station (Exit B).
18. Artscience Museum
ArtScience museum was opened in 2011 and is world’s first Art Science museum. It is located within Marina Sands Bay resort. Museum architecture is a form reminiscent of a lotus flower. Opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. Admission ticket costs 38 SGD. ArtScience museum has good reviews and visiting all the exhibitions is recommended. How to get to the ArtScience museum? Museum is at a 10 minutes’ walk from MRT Bayfront Station (Circle Line).
19. Tiger Sky Tower
Tiger Sky Tower is the highest observatory tower in Singapore and is located in the centre of Sentosa island. The tower is 100 m high. Review says you can relax and ride inside the air-conditioned cabin of Sky Tower and enjoy panoramic views across Sentosa and Singapore's Southern Islands – as well as on a clear day even neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. The Sky Tower is open from 9 A.M. till 9 P.M. The ticket price is 18 SGD.
20. Asian Civilizations Museum
Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) is part of four museum, the other three being the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan museum at Old Tao Nan School and the Singapore Art Museum. ACM specializes in history of Southeast Asia, China, West Asia and South Asia. The ethnic groups of Singapore trace their dynasty from these regions. Wedding couples can take pictures with background of picturesque paintings at the museum and have treat at the nearby restaurants. The museum opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. Entrance fee for tourists is 8 SGD. How to get to ACM? The nearest MRT is Raffles station with a five minutes’ walk from there. By car you can reach ACM via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge. Public parking is available at the basement car park of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.
21. Lau Pa Sat
Lau Pa Sat also known as Telok Ayer Market is a historic building in Downtown in central area in Singapore. The history of this market dates to 1890. It is a food market with 24 opening hours. Here a band plays at the central stage every weekend. You will see some of the best stalls here including Indian Curry House, inside and outside food court with food prices that suits your pocket. Also explore the local menu here. How to go to Lau Pa Sat? It is couple of block away from Raffles MRT station.
22. National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore history dates to 1849 and is the oldest museum in Singapore. The gallery exhibits the history of Singapore and is open daily from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. The entrance fee for tourists is 18 SGD. Various exhibitions and programs are conducted in the museum. In 2017 Night light show lit up the walls of the museum. Restaurants and café are located on level 1 of the museum. How to go to National Museum of Singapore? Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station is the nearest MRT station. Parking is available around the museum.
23. Wild Wild Wet
Wild Wild Wet is a waterpark in Downtown East in Singapore. It is a place which both adult and children will like. Beat the heat with many water rides available here. Free life jackets are available here and life guards are on duty here. The waterpark opening hours are from 1 P.M. till 7 P.M. and from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. on weekends. Ticket price starts from 24 SGD. Various promotions are available on the official website of Wild Wild Wet.
24. Marine Life Park
Marine Life Park is one the largest aquarium in the world and is situated in Sentosa Resort World in Singapore. The two attractions are S.E.A aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark. The S.E.A (South East Asia) Aquarium contains over 800 species and more than 100,000 animals. This aquarium is divided in 10 zones with 49 habitats. It also showcases 24 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, the Japanese spider crab, scalloped hammerhead sharks and relatively uncommonly-exhibited species such as the chambered nautilus and the guitarfish. There is a restaurant in the aquarium building and a gift shop at the exit. The Adventure Cove Waterpark features 7 water slides including the region’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, Riptide Rocket, a wave pool, Bluwater Bay and tub in the Adventure River. There is a restaurant for dining and a shop for swim apparel, gifts and souvenirs. Marine Life Park is open from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. Ticket price for SEA Aquarium starts from 35 SGD while for waterpark starts at 36 SGD.
25. National Gallery
National Gallery opened in 2015 displays worlds’ largest collection of Singapore and South Asian art and consists of over 8000 works of arts. The information on current and future exhibitions can be found on the official website. The gallery opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. and the tickets costs 30 SGD. There are various restaurants and cafes in the premises and a shopping area as well. How to get to National Gallery? The nearest station is City Hall MRT. Parking and drop off zone is located at Coleman street entrance.
26. Fort Siloso
Fort Siloso is situated in Sentosa island. The fort history dates to World War II. The fort is now a museum and open to public with no entrance fee. The Surrender Chamber in the fort was reopened in June 2017 with a refreshed exhibition and no admission fee. An elevated walkway, called the Fort Siloso skywalk, was opened in 2015, which gives visitors an aerial view of the fort and its surrounding foliage. The Fort Siloso is open from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. Take a map to orientate in the Fort. How to get to Fort Siloso? The nearest MRT station is Raffles City Shopping Centre from where you take bus 63 or 123 and Stamford American International School from where take bus 100, Bus A, Bus RWS8.
27. Images of Singapore
Images of Singapore is a museum that shows the history of Singapore right from the time when it was a fishing village to 21st century powerhouse. The story is told through live actors, special effects and themes. The 200 years old history is presented through 15 interactive areas including Quayside Walk, Malay Fishing Village, Commercial Square, Jubilee Cinema, Television Shop, Four Winds Trading Co., China Town, Miracle of Singapore, The Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride. The actor led Images of Singapore attraction lasts about 45 minutes. The opening time is from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. and on weekends till 7.30 P.M. The ticket costs 39 SGD along with Madame Tussauds combo.
28. Peranakan Museum
Peranakan museum housed in the Old Tao Nan School building at Armenian Street in Singapore, specialises in Peranakan culture. The museum was opened in 2008 and shows main themes of Peranakan life in ten galleries. There are cafes and restaurants near the museum. Museum opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 7 P.M. Admission fee to the museum is 10 SGD. How to go to Peranakan museum? The museum is located at 39 Armenian Street, Singapore. It is about a 10-minute walk from City Hall and Bras Basah MRT Stations. Paid parking is available next to the Peranakan Museum.
29. Science Centre
Science centre is a scientific institution situated in Jurong East, Singapore, and specializes in the promotion of scientific and technological education for the public. There are eight exhibition galleries with over 850 exhibits. In 1987 Singapore’s first Omni Theatre was opened at the centre. Other attractions are Kids stop, snow city and circus. Science centre opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. Ticket price is 12 SGD. How to go to Science museum? The nearest MRT station is Jurong East station. From there it’s a short 8-minute walk to Science Centre. Car parking is also available at the centre.
30. Malay Heritage Centre
Malay Heritage Centre is located at Sultan Gate in Kampong Glam. This 8000 square meter centre showcases the heritage, culture and history of Malay living in Singapore. There are six permanent galleries for exhibitions. There is free guided tour on all days except Sunday and Monday, though tour timings differ on different days. The centre opening hours are from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. except Monday when it is closed. The admission fee is 6 SGD for adult though there is concession on group ticket. The nearest MRT station is Bugis MRT station.
31. Mint Museum of Toys
Mint museum of toys was opened in 2007 and showcases a private collection of vintage toys. The museum is in Arts and Heritage district of Singapore at 26 Seah Street. The museum displays more than 3000 toys. Museum has restaurant and venue that can be used for birthdays, celebrating wedding, workshops and other events. The museum is open from 9.30 A.M. till 6.30 P.M. Ticket price is 15 SGD for adult. How to go to the Mint museum of toys? The nearest MRT stations are Esplanade and City Hall.
32. Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is integrated resort on Sentosa island in Singapore. RWS key attractions include Universal Studio, Marine Life Park (S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark) and two casinos. The resort occupies 120 acres of land and employs about 10,000 people. There are 7 hotels in the RWS being Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Festive Hotel, The Hard Rock Hotel, Equarius Hotel, Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas. Fine dining includes Australian, Chinese, Italian, French, Japanese and Cantonese cuisine. Casual dining sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore – Western & Asian Buffet. Carry a map to orientate in Resort World Sentosa. Sentosa island resort is connected to mainland by cable car, road and monorail.
33. The Battle Box
The Battle Box is popular name for Fort Canning Hill World War II British underground command centre. It was as an emergency, bomb-proof command centre during the Battle of Singapore and the Malayan Campaign. Now it is a museum and tourist attraction. Entry into the Battle Box is through guided tours only. The Battle Box Tour: A Story of Strategy & Surrender™, tells two stories - Singapore in WWII and the fall of Malaya, and how an underground command centre functioned during the war. The opening hours are from 9.30 A.M. till 5.30 P.M. The guided tour admission fee is 18 SGD for adult. How to get here? Alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, Exit B. Walk to Park Mall, which is currently undergoing demolition. Turn left just in front of Park Mall and walk down a narrow pedestrian walkway all the way to its end. At the end of the walkway, walk up the pedestrian ramp in front to an underpass. Cross the underpass and go up the Spiral Staircase. At the top of the Spiral Staircase, turn right and head straight up the flights of stairs to Percival Road. There is a roundabout at the top, next to the Hotel Fort Canning. The Battle Box Visitor Centre is in front of the roundabout. The Battle Box is a short walk away from the Visitor Centre.
34. Trick Eye Museum
Trick Eye Museum is a large array of 3D artworks for optical illusion in Resorts World Sentosa. There are more than 80 optical illusions. Get your camera fully charged with plenty of memory space. You can not only touch but take photos in this museum. At Trick Eye Museum experience six different emotions stimulated by six themed zones. The museum is open on all days from 10 A.M. till 9 P.M. Ticket price is 25 SGD for adult. How to go to Trick Eye Museum? Harbourfront MRT or Vivo MRT station is the nearest MRT station. From there take Sentosa Express Monorail or RWS 8 bus to Trick Eye Museum. It is also 15-minute walking distance from Sentosa Boardwalk.
35. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore. It houses various restaurants and nightclubs. Also, Chinese tongkangs has been refurbished into floating pubs and restaurants. River cruise and river taxis can be accessed from Clarke Quay. Clarke Quay is open from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M. Take an evening boat ride and dine in an Indian restaurant at Clarke Quay to make the evening memorable.
36. Madame Tussauds Museum
Madam Tussauds Singapore was opened in 2014 and was seventh Asian branch of Madam Tussauds wax museum. It is in Sentosa island. The wax museum features figures of famous superstars, notable political icons, sports icons and others including Yusof Ishak, Soekarno, Lee Kuan Yew, David Beckham, Shahrukh Khan, Johnny Depp and many more. You will be welcomed by figure of Lady Gaga at the entrance. Recently wax figure of Narendra Modi was added. Singapore’s is the first Madame Tussauds in the world with an actor-led show and boat ride. The museum timings are from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. and till 7.30 P.M. on weekends. The ticket costs 48 SGD for adult. How to get to Madam Tussauds Singapore? Head to the 3rd level of the VivoCity shopping mall for the Sentosa Express monorail to Sentosa Island. Alight at Imbiah Station, then head across Merlion Plaza to the escalators. After 4 flights of escalators, you will see the red carpet of Madame Tussauds Singapore.
37. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore. It is surrounded by four other planning areas, the Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South and Straits View. The area that surrounds the bay itself is also called Marina Bay. Formula One takes place every year on a street adjacent to Marina Bay. Marina Bay Sands is the famous 5-star hotel in this area. With restaurants, bar and fitness centre, this hotel has spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows. The roof top has infinity pool, observation deck and a spa. We recommend you stay at least one night at this hotel. The price for room rates can be checked on the official site. A water and outdoor light show- Spectra - is displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade every evening. You'll be immersed in a beautiful symphony of music, water and light that's powered by advanced lasers, fountain jets and visual projectors. This show goes on for 15 minutes and a huge crowd gathers at the Marina Bay to watch this show.
38. Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin is an island with an area of approximately 10 square kilometres, northeast to Singapore. Footpaths and cycle trails criss-cross the hills, going past disused granite quarries. About hundred villagers live in traditional kampongs (villages) here. Bulbul and Kingfisher birds inhabit the island flats and mangroves of the Chek Jawa Wetlands. The observation tower “Jejawi” and a looped boardwalk offer views of this area. How to go to Pulau Ubin? You will get ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal and a 10 minutes bumboat ride will take you to the island. What to do in Pulau Ubin? Bicycle rental is available at the island at a cost of around 2 SGD for the entire day. Mountain biking trail of 8 kilometres length features a wide range of terrain ranging from open meadows to thick jungle. Chek Jawa is one of the famous tourist destination here. A previous coral reef 5000 years ago, Chek Jawa can be said to be virtually unspoilt, with a variety of marine wildlife comparable to other islands, such as sea hares, sea squirts, octopuses, starfishes, sand dollars, fishes, sponges, cuttlefishes and nudi branches. Ask for a map at the hotel to orientate in the island.
39. Sentosa Luge
Sentosa Luge in Sentosa is a luge situated opposite the Sentosa Sky Tower. It was opened in 2005. It has two tracks. The older one is called the Jungle Trail and is 628 meters long and the new one is called the Dragon Trail is 688 meters long. Luge is car driving system in which the driver controls the speed by pulling a pair of handles back and forth. The gravitational pull makes the luge go down as it is on a slope. The Skyride brings the luge carts, riders and helmets back to the starting point. You can come after dark to enjoy the night luge ride. The price for 3 luge and Skyride costs 25 SGD. There are family promotional packages available as well. Sentosa Luge is open from 10 A.M. till 9.30 P.M.
40. Mount Faber
Mount Faber located in the town of Bukit Merah in Central area of Singapore is a 105 metres high hill, second highest in Singapore. It is a famous tourist destination. It includes a tower that is a part of Sentosa cable car that connects to Harbourfront and Sentosa. Mount Faber is accessible from Harbourfront MRT station. The cable car station atop was transformed in a tourist destination in 2005 and is known as Faber peak. Here you can have a drink at the bar. It is a must visit spot for Instagrammers as every point is picturesque.
41. Suntec City
Suntec city is a vast complex having a shopping mall, an exhibition and conference centre and office buildings blocks. Suntec shopping mall is the second largest after VivoCity. It has around 360 retail outlets on four floors. There are many restaurants, hypermarket, electronic shops, movie theatre, video arcades and almost a fair is held in Suntec City.
For shopaholics, there are plenty of options at Suntec City. The complex is divided into four zones based on Feng Shui design. You can find high end designer labels in Galleria on ground floor. For high-street affordable items including home wear and electronics visit Tropics. Most of the restaurants are located at the Fountain Terrace. Entertainment Centre is the fourth zone dedicated to a whole host of pleasure and leisure pursuits. The eating zone at Fountain Terrace has two food courts and a lot of restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss the Bombay Café Xpress serving the Indian food.
42. Helix Bridge
Helix Bridge is 280 m long pedestrian bridge in Downtown core linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. Helix bridge was opened in 2010. Marina Bay area if famous among pedestrians and this bridge helps connect the area. The Helix bridge is strategically placed around Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, the Bayfront Bridge and the Singapore flyer. Helix Bridge is lit in the evening to provide a beautifully lit walkway that can be enjoyed by visitors. Helix Bridge provides visitors with a visually stunning experience. Helix Bridge is a must-see attraction for all visitors to the Marina Bay area in Singapore. The bridge is open 24 hours. There is no entrance fee. How to get to Helix Bridge? If you are travelling by train, get-off at Esplanade MRT Station and head to Raffles Avenue Exit. (Look for the signs and follow it). Walk straight to Youth Olympic Park, then turn right. The Helix Bridge is connected to the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall. If you are walking by foot, from Suntec City Mall take the underpass at Esplanade MRT Station, then head to Raffles Avenue Exit. Walk straight to Youth Olympic Park, then turn right to go to Helix Bridge. Note that the mall is just across Raffles Avenue, however crossing the street is not possible, for there are no pedestrian lanes in the area.
43. National Orchid Garden
National Orchid Garden is located within the Botanic Gardens and was opened in 1995. The National orchid garden is located on the highest hill in Botanic Garden. The garden occupies three hectares of land and exhibits 1000 species, 2000 hybrids and 60,000 orchid plants. The plants are displayed in four colour zones. The spring zone prevails with colours of bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and cream flowers; the summer zone with its major tones of strong reds and pinks; the autumn zone of matured shades; and the winter zone of whites and cool blues. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area. The National Orchid Garden opening hours are from 8.30 A.M. till 7 P.M. The tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Take a map along with to orientate in the garden. How to go to National Orchid Garden? The garden is centrally located and just five minutes away from Orchard road. Nearest station is Orchard MRT station and from there a five minutes ride by bus to Tanglin gate. Nearest car parking is available at the Nassim Gate. Visitor Centre Carpark at Cluny Road and Public Parking along Tyersall Avenue.
44. Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a theme park that contains over 1000 statues, 150 dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, legends, folklore, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. The best attraction of the park is the Ten courts of Hell, featuring depictions of Hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. Other attractions include Journey to the West, The Twenty-Four Filial Exemplars, Fengshen Bang, Legend of the White Snake and Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Also, statues of mythological figures as Su Wu, Jiang Ziya and Lin Zexu, the 12 animals in Chinese zodiac and others are here. Haw Par Villa is open from 9 A.M. till 7 P.M. The entrance to the park is free. The nearest MRT station is Haw Par Villa MRT station. Parking is available at the entrance.
Vivocity located in the HarbourFront precinct of Bukit Merah is the largest mall in Singapore. The shopping mall was opened in 2006. It has five floors. The Mall directory floor plan lists all the shops located here and serves as a map. Some of the famous brands located here are Crystal Jade, Swarovski, Puma, Bata, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Crocs, Esprit, Fab India, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Singtel, Polliwogs, Zara, Tangs, Dancing Crab, Golden Village. VivoCity includes event spaces, food court with restaurants and cafes and a large roof-top amphitheatre. The Sky Park is a popular place for all walks of life. Vivocity is open from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M. HarbourFront MRT is the nearest MRT station. Parking is available at the VivoCity.
46. Southern Ridges
Southern Ridges is a 9 km long trail that connects parks along the southern ridges of Singapore. Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park are the 3 parks connected to each other. There are 8 trails here being Marang Trail, Henderson Waves, Faber Trail, Hilltop Walk, Alexandra Arch, Forest Walk, Hort Walk and Flora Park. Take a map and enjoy the forest walk, canopy walk along the ridges. Thrill seekers can take a walk at night. The Southern Ridge is open 24 hours. There is no entrance fee. The Mount Faber can be the starting point. How to get to the Southern Ridges? Kent Ridge MRT station (exit B) is the nearest MRT station.
47. Fountain of Wealth
Fountain of Wealth is the largest fountain in the world. It is in the Suntec City. During certain periods of the day, the fountain is turned off and visitors are invited to walk around a mini fountain at the centre of the fountain's base, three times for good luck. At night, the fountain is the setting for laser performances, as well as live song and laser message dedications between 8 pm to 9 pm daily. It is situated in such a way the fountain is the hub of the shopping mall. The base of the fountain is located underground, and on its base perimeter lies the main basement restaurant area of Suntec City. The circular ring top of the fountain is visible at ground level. The fountain works from 9 A.M. till 10 P.M. Laser show is conducted at 8, 8.30 and 9 P.M. There is no ticket to see the Fountain of Wealth. How to go to Fountain of Wealth? The nearest MRT is Promenade MRT station, it is 2 minutes’ walk from MRT exit C.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Singapore that you will probably end up planning many Singapore packages as you will find it hard to visit all the places in one go. Here you can choose which places to include in your Singapore holiday package. Since Singapore is just south to Malaysia, you can even plan Singapore Malaysia tour package. Weather in Singapore is pleasant round the year, so you can plan your Singapore package anytime. It is quite neat and clean when compared to Delhi. One more thing you can include in your Singapore tour package is Singapore cruise. We will cover Singapore cruise package in detail in a later post.