Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it’s true that the small city-state does have a certain sheen of wealth. However, Singapore has more to offer than high-end shopping malls, five-star hotels, and fine dining.
- Marina Bay Sands
The opulent Marina Bay Sands resort complex includes a high-end luxury hotel , a mall with a canal running through it, the ArtScience Museum, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck–a vantage point for taking in the entire city. The Skypark’s viewing deck and infinity pool are found in the ship that tops the hotel.
- Gardens by the Bay
Once you’ve glimpsed this beautifully designed green space you won’t be able to stay away. Wander through the Bay East Garden, perfect for enjoying the vibrant plant life and escaping the city bustle for a moment.
- Botanic Gardens
Not to be confused with the Gardens on the Bay, the Botanic Gardens are also worth a visit. Singapore received its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination for its botanical gardens, and with good reason. The city can sometimes feel like a concrete jungle, albeit a clean and comfortable one, but the botanic gardens preserve pieces of Singapore’s wilder heritage.
- Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
The world’s best rainforest zoo, the Singapore Zoo is a pretty impressive place. The facility is clean and inviting, and the animals appear well treated, with plenty of lush vegetation and habitat space. If the zoo doesn’t satisfy your need for getting close to wildlife, there’s also the Night Safari, River Safari (including a giant panda forest), and the Jurong Bird Park. Park hopper passes are available if you plan to visit more than one of the wildlife parks.
Night Safari Singapore puts a new twist on the traditional zoo experience by introducing visitors to the nocturnal lives of the residents. The Leopard Trail has, as expected, leopards, as well as lions, flying foxes, civets, and porcupines among other animals. The Fishing Cat Trail tours the habitat of animals native to Singapore, including the fish-loving felines, pangolin, binturong, and other species both common and endangered. East Lodge Trail features Malayan tigers and spotted hyenas, and the Wallaby Trail introduces visitors to the marsupials of Australia.
- Singapore Flyer
A giant observation wheel that stands amidst the skyscrapers in the Singapore skyline, the Singapore Flyer is the go-to attraction for the most magnificent views of our city. A scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 meters above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below.
- Merlion Park
Singapore’s Merlion is just what it sounds like–the figure of a mythical creature that has the head of a lion and the body and tail of a fish. The Merlion represents the city’s humble start as a fishing village combined with its traditional Malay name Singapura, “lion city.” The structure, which was relocated to Merlion Park in 2002, where it can overlook Marina Bay, weighs 70 tonnes and stands at 8.6 meters tall, spouting water from its mouth in a fountain.
- The Maritime Experiential Museum
This indoor-outdoor museum is located right on the water, and it’s a great way to explore Singapore’s maritime history through fun, interactive exhibits. Before you even enter the building, you’ll be able to see several ships anchored here.
- Universal Studios Singapore
Experience Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park based on your favorite blockbuster films and television series. Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within the Resort World Sentose , Singapore. It features 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones. It is one of the six Universal Studio Theme Park around the world.