Singapore, also known as the Lion City, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city-state filled with iconic landmarks, lush nature parks, and rich cultural enclaves. It's a popular destination for travelers worldwide, and it's easy to see why. This guide will walk you through 16 must-visit spots in Singapore.
1. Marina Bay Sands
Not only an iconic Singaporean landmark, but Marina Bay Sands also offers a luxury shopping experience, and the renowned SkyPark with an infinity pool. You can also visit the ArtScience Museum ($19 for adults, $12 for children) and catch the stunning light and water show for free.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Witness nature like never before in this horticultural oasis, featuring the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest (both available at a bundled rate of $28 for adults, $15 for children).
3. Sentosa Island
This resort island is a hotspot for fun, with Universal Studios Singapore ($79 for adults, $59 for children), SEA Aquarium ($35 for adults, $23 for children), and various beach clubs.
Explore Singapore’s rich Chinese heritage in this cultural enclave, featuring the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (free entry) and the Chinatown Heritage Centre ($15 for adults, $11 for children).
5. Little India
Home to the vibrant Indian community, here you can visit the colorful Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (free entry) and enjoy authentic Indian cuisine.
6. Kampong Glam
A historic Malay-Arab cultural district with the impressive Sultan Mosque (free entry) and the Malay Heritage Centre ($4 for adults, $2 for children).
7. Orchard Road
A bustling shopping district with a myriad of malls. Prices here range depending on your shopping taste!
8. Merlion Park
Home to the iconic Merlion statue, a symbol of Singapore. No entry fee.
9. Clarke Quay
A vibrant nightlife and dining hub by the river, offering a range of pricing for various cuisines and entertainment options.
10. Haw Par Villa
A unique and quirky theme park showcasing Chinese mythology and folklore. Free entry.
11. Raffles Hotel
Visit the birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail. Prices vary based on dining and accommodation.
12. East Coast Park
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride or a beach-side BBQ in this popular park. Free entry, but bike rentals and BBQ pits have associated costs.
13. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
A favorite amongst nature lovers and trekkers, this reserve is home to Singapore's highest peak. Free entry.
14. Jurong Bird Park
Discover exotic bird species in this world-renowned bird sanctuary. Tickets are priced at $30 for adults and $20 for children.
15. Singapore Flyer
Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Asia’s largest observation wheel. Tickets cost $33 for adults and $21 for children.
16. National Museum of Singapore
Dive into Singapore's past in its oldest museum. Adult tickets cost $15, and student tickets are $10.
Each location offers a unique slice of Singapore’s multifaceted culture, heritage, and modern life. No matter what your interests are, you'll find something fascinating in the Lion City!