The city (and country) of Singapore is bursting at the seams with activities, and there’s a wide range so that every traveler will find something they enjoy. Here are our suggestions!
1. Clarke Quay
Seeing the local nightlife is always worth doing, and never more so than in Singapore’s Clarke Quay. This bustling development is full of trendy restaurants, bars, and is generally known as the “party scene” in Singapore.
Not only is it great for cutting loose, it’s also great for taking in some beautiful sights, since water fully surrounds this futuristic hotspot.
The pier is host to party boats that offer dining and music, and you won’t have any trouble finding a great eatery underneath the jelly-like roofs that reflect the colorful lights from the Quay.
2. Private Sky Dining On The Singapore Cable Car
Looking for a romantic experience for you and your special someone that you’ll never forget? You can’t get much more special than the private dining experience on the Singapore Cable Car.
You’ll enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal while sitting 330 feet above the sea in your own private dining car. Take in the bright lights of the cityscape and the starry sky on a 90-minute ride that will take you from Mt. Faber to Sentosa and back again.
If you want an intimate dining experience, rest assured that you really can’t get any more intimate than this.
3. Universal Studios Singapore
The first amusement park of such scale in Southeast Asia, the Universal Studios Singapore edition is a grandiose park with 20 different attractions and themed areas like Hollywood, New York, the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, and Madagascar.
Whether you have children accompanying you or not, Universal Studios can fill a day with a wide variety of activities. The Singapore park currently holds the record for world’s tallest dueling roller coasters, and there’s an assortment of good food and other entertainment options once you’re through the gate.
4. Raffles Hotel
If you’re planning a trip to Singapore and want to see some of the most important landmarks, you have to include the Raffles Hotel on your list. Dating back to 1887, the hotel has hosted some of the most famous names in the world including Queen Elizabeth II, Michael Jackson, and Elizabeth Taylor.
You don’t have to stay in one of the hotels 103 suites to experience the atmosphere — you can also check out one of its 18 unique restaurants and bars, or shop at some of the high-end boutique stores.
If you’re having a drink, try the Singapore Sling — a specialty cocktail that was invented at Raffles Hotel and has been a staple for nearly 100 years.
Souvenirs are part of nearly everyone’s vacation experience, albeit an unpleasant one at times. But the best place to get souvenirs is in Chinatown.
Of course, souvenirs aren’t the only reason to check out Chinatown. There are also lots of authentic Chinese food options and attractions like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Maxwell Road Food Centre, and the oldest temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Keng Temple.
6. Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is basically an enormous Ferris wheel with similarities to the London Eye, but it offers some spectacular views of Singapore.
It takes about 30 minutes to do a full circle, and doing it at night is highly recommended as the wheel lights up to complete the lit skyline of the city.
7. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is one of the city’s most reputable areas as it’s undergone a breathtaking transformation and includes wonders like the $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex which you can see from miles away. The hotel, with its massive ship mounted atop three beaming towers, will leave you staring with your mouth agape.
Other fun stops include the Science Museum and casino, but you can spend hours shopping the boutiques, eating at the restaurants, or watching the famous light show.
8. Gardens By The Bay
Crowned as the World Building of the year at the 2012 World Architecture Festival, Gardens by the Bay showcases immense seashell-shaped greenhouses with gardens that can be observed via a skywalk overhead.
If you have a bit of a green thumb, you’ll love learning about the hundreds of different trees and plants. The park has a futuristic design to it that makes greenery as thrilling as it could possibly be.
9. Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo is world-renowned and well-worth a visit. It mimics a rainforest environment and caters to over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles while housing more than 2,800 animals overall.
It’s made headlines with its free-ranging orangutan habitat which is the first of its kind. You can even eat with the orangutans when you sign up for the zoo’s Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife which has won awards for its exciting program.
If you’re looking to fill out your Singapore travel itinerary, these attractions can help to give you a vacation you won’t soon forget!
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