The 10 Best Places to Visit in Singapore
Singapore, the Lion City is located in Southeast Asia and has the world’s
busiest port, due to its strategic location between the Pacific and Indian
Oceans. Singapore also has the third-highest percentage of millionaires
and the second-highest per capita income in the world so it’s an important
global business hub as well as a popular tourist destination. Take your family
on this vacation to some of Singapore’s 10 best places to visit!
1) Universal Studios Singapore
Did you know that Universal Studios, once open for business, welcomed more
than two million visitors within its first five months? As of now, Universal Studios
has been one of the most visited amusement parks worldwide. This is because
it offers family-friendly rides and attractions that are thrilling and exciting for
everyone! Some popular attractions include Transformers: The Ride 3D, Revenge
of The Mummy: The Ride, and Madagascar Live: Operation Penguin. If you’re planning
a visit to Universal Studios Singapore soon, be sure to check out their website for
details about ticket prices and how to purchase them!
2) Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions.
Located along Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay consists of two massive
conservatories that feature thousands of flora and fauna species. At night
, visitors can stroll through a light-up flower tunnel featuring illuminating flora.
The Flower Dome houses exotic plant life while a huge greenhouse filled with
butterflies sits adjacent to it. The Cloud Forest houses over 30 varieties of tropical
trees, orchids, and ferns that float on air-conditioned decks above visitors’ heads.
Visitors can also sit beneath an enormous tree that stands more than 50 feet tall,
and hangs more than 100 different types of orchids off its branches.
3) Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort and hotel with three 55-story towers,
containing 679 hotel rooms, a convention center, and a casino. The distinctive
pyramid-shaped skyscraper offers amazing views of Singapore. One unique
attraction of Marina Bay Sands is that it includes an observation deck at 1,070
feet (326 meters), which offers 360-degree views of Singapore’s skyline. Don’t
worry if you’re afraid of heights—there are two other observation decks at 570
feet (174 meters) and 820 feet (250 meters). The Outdoor Sky Park is another
must-see part of Marina Bay Sands—it features sky gardens, infinity pools, and
skywalks where visitors can relax in treehouses between levels 44 and 52.
4) Sentosa Island
Situated just a few miles off mainland Singapore, Sentosa Island is where
you’ll find many of the city’s most beautiful beaches, fascinating historical
sites, and unique amusement parks. Visitors will also want to spend some time
strolling along Orchard Road and experiencing all that its shopping and
entertainment district has to offer. The Universal Studios theme park here is a
favorite among tourists of all ages; meanwhile, Agri-culture Park offers visitors
a glimpse into traditional farming life.
5) Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a theme park and wax museum located in Buona Vista, near
Marine Parade, along Fernvale Road. It was built by brothers Aw Boon Haw
and Aw Boon Par as their residence from 1937 to 1941 and was later converted
into a museum. The name of Haw Par Villa is derived from two Chinese clan
associations: Haw being one of the clans that migrated from China about two
hundred years ago; while Park refers to Boon’s family name. The entire premises
covers over 20 acres of land where there are more than 2,000 statues depicting
scenes of myths and legends, folk stories, and famous characters such as Dracula,
Robin Hood, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, etc. A statue garden housing hundreds of animal
figures can also be found here.
6) Chinatown / Haji Lane
Take a stroll through Chinatown and stop by Haji Lane for some local artisanal
shopping. Chinatown is one of two historical districts in Singapore that shows
how ethnic communities were once separated from each other—it’s now a
mishmash of cultures, and it’s easy to get lost if you don’t know where you’re
going. The best part about Chinatown is its authentic food court, which has been
operating since 1894!
7) Mount Faber / Tanjong Pagar
Mount Faber Park is located on top of Mount Faber, which sits at 207 meters
above sea level. There are hiking trails leading up from a visitor’s center that
will take you around Tanjong Pagar, a peninsula near downtown Singapore.
You can also take a cable car or walking bridge over to Sentosa Island where
there is, even more, to see and do including Universal Studios, Dolphin Lagoon,
and Merlion Park.
8) Clarke Quay / Arab Street
As you might expect, Clarke Quay and Arab Street are famous for their nightlife.
However, both areas make great destinations during daylight hours as well. Clarke
Quay features a large shopping center as well as an upscale shopping mall with a
view of picturesque quays and canals. Nearby Arab Street is home to traditional
bazaars and delicious street food that make it easy to enjoy some fun on a budget.
Combined, these two hotspots offer something for everyone – whether you’re traveling
alone or with a group!
9) Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
An iconic cultural landmark, The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay presents a wide
range of art and culture programs at three distinct performance venues: Open-air
theatre – Seating 9,000 under a 130-m (430-ft) -wide sail canopy. Concert Hall – 1,011
-seat main concert hall with excellent sightlines and acoustics designed by Yasuhisa
Toyota. The smaller Black Box Theatre offers an intimate alternative for dance and drama
10) Merlion Park (Merlion Statue)
If you visit only one place in Singapore, it should be Merlion Park. The park is centered
around a huge Merlion statue that shoots water into its mouth every day at 4pm and
has an absolutely stunning view of Marina Bay Sands. Just across from Marina Bay Sands
is also Vivo City, which has a lot of cool shopping opportunities as well.
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