Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, especially in Southeast Asia for a lot of reasons. One of these reasons is having less stringent entry requirements. This country covers about 700 kilometers square only.
Singapore might be tiny, but this country has been one of the most advanced countries regarding its economic and cutting-edge technology. This country has a fast-growing economy that depends on its industry and tourism. Tourism plays a major role in Singapore and people have been flocking here to see and enjoy the endless attractions in this modern country.
More than 50% of the Singapore region is covered by greenery and with more than 50 main parks and 4 nature reserves, making Singapore a charming garden city.
The city center is in the South - which consists of the Orchard Road shopping area, Riverside, the new Marina Bay area and the Shenton financial district, which is known full of skyscrapers, in Singapore that loves acronyms, like CBD (Central Business District).
Singapore Top Attractions
Singapore offers more than high-end shopping centers, luxury hotels, and fine dining. Many family-friendly attractions and beautiful public spaces that make a visit to this very clean little city you will never forget.
Merlion ParkThis spot is the most popular place in Singapore. In the form of a statue with a lion's head and fish body, Merlion Park has been a landmark of this industrial country for years.You can freely visit the place located in front of the Singapore River because it is open 24 hours a day. In addition, there is no need to pay entrance fees. So, you will be satisfied to take pictures, take a walk, or just admire the beauty of this park and the clean river.
Marina Bay SandsThe location is not so far from Merlion Park, towering towers of this magnificent twin must also be in the itinerary. The trip to Marina Bay Sands offers a memorable experience because you must go along the unique bridge of The Helix Bridge.Surely you will be amazed by the architecture of a charming building complex consisting of malls, casinos, and hotels. There are also visual effects with laser and lights every 8 and 9.30 at night. The show titled Wonder-Full: Light & Water Spectacular will make you even more convinced that Singapore is super cool.
Gardens by The BayBehind Marina Bay Sands, you must continue your journey to Gardens by the Bay. You can explore this giant park area of 100 hectares free of charge. Each area has its own theme. You can visit Flower Dome and Cloud Forest which is a conservation zone of flowers and plants. If you walk from the Skyway bridge, the charm of this artificial tree park will be seen more clearly.
Singapore Botanic GardenIf Gardens by the Bay is an artificial park, the Singapore Botanic Garden is truly a beautiful forest park. The presence of this green park is very striking in the middle of Singapore's modern concrete jungle. This area is a habitat for more than 60 thousand species of plants. Like Singapore tourist destinations in general, this botanical garden is also free of charge. Only if you want to enter the National Orchid Garden to see the orchid collection, you just have to spend 5 Singapore dollars.
Jurong Bird ParkNot only plants, but Singapore also has Jurong Bird Park which is managed by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. This bird park has an area of 20 hectares on the western slopes of Bukit Jurong. No less than 5,000 birds from 400 species are here, such as crested guinea fowl, colorful starlings, and turaco. The experience in this park is very interactive. The thing is, you can feed the birds in the Jurong Bird Park during the eating session every day.
Sentosa IslandYou should also visit the Sentosa Island area when you go to Singapore for vacation. At least 10 tourist destinations will welcome you, from Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium to Fort Siloso, the heart of this Singapore theme park will make you forget all the work fatigue and bustle. So, make sure you have enough time to get around here, yes?
Orchard RoadThis area is the most popular shopping center in Singapore. Along the way, you can choose a variety of items, such as electronics, clothing, shoes, bags and other accessories. Don't want to buy anything? Don't worry because this area is very Instagrammable to decorate your social media feeds.
Bugis StreetWant to shop at a lower budget? Well, you can just walk about 15 minutes from Orchard Road to Bugis Street. This area must be visited when looking for goods or souvenirs at bargain prices. So, no need to stress on your spending. This place guarantees cheaper prices than Orchard Road. You can buy clothes, accessories, and even food here. Exciting, of course!
Haji LaneFurthermore, the Haji Lane area has long been famous for combining ancient and modern buildings in harmony. One of the best spots in this area is the Sultan Mosque which is like a white-domed golden castle. After visiting the iconic mosque, you can explore this place by a rented bicycle. Traveling and shopping will make your bicycle activities more memorable.
Little IndiaLocated on the east side of the Singapore River, Little India is one of the busiest districts in Singapore. Indeed, because many tourists deliberately took the time to visit this area. The complete tourist facilities here became a magnet. There is a 24-hour shopping center, Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple, and art museums to name a few. Because the architecture of the building is dominated by Indian influence, you seem to have migrated if you come here.
Clarke QuayThe night will not dampen your enthusiasm to go around Singapore. Moreover, there are tourist destinations that are very popular after sunset. Yes, Clarke Quay is an exciting hang out haven at night in Singapore. This area has a unique row of buildings with a Chinese feel. There are restaurants, cafes, and bars to fill your stomach while enjoying the view of Singapore River. The sheen of the colorful lights from the buildings around you will be combined with the sparkling night stars that will surely make you forget the time.
Dining in Singapore is an all-time activity that crosses all obstacles. It is said that Singaporean culinary lovers will comb the island in search of a bowl of heavenly noodles or go on a durian expedition. Years ago, the variety would have been limited to the main racial cuisine - Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan, Eurasian and a handful of traditional British tariffs regarding the island's colonial history.
At present, with cosmopolitan influence increasing through tourists and new immigrants, its reach has expanded to include Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and others. Singaporeans tend to greet each other with the phrase "Have you eaten" - a unique reflection of their perfect food obsession.
You will find everything you have ever dreamt of on Orchard Road! Takashimaya's food department in Ngee Ann City has a wide selection of luxury food brands from all over Europe, London's Harrods, and Paris' Fauchon.
Shoppers who favor trendy fashion can visit the funky shops of Heeren, while interior design lovers can salivate at Tanglin Shopping Centre that boasts furniture and home accessories. Electronics are generally still cheaper in Malaysia. Both Funan Centre and Sim Lim Square cater for any kind of electronics and IT appliances.
Antiques are largely available in different aged shops along Temple Street in Chinatown.
Tourists can frequent pubs and discos located along the trendy night entertainment street - the Mohamed Sultan Road. Having existed for more than a decade, Zouk remains one of the most popular clubs in town as it hosts several of the best DJs from around the world. Centro at the Fullerton is another popular venue with a dramatic view of the city skyline and the sea. Families will prefer Sentosa Island and the Night Safari - fun and enjoyment are assured.