Here are some of the best things to see in Singapore, and you can learn more about the details and technicalities of travelling to Singapore by visiting their tourism website.
1. Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo is known as one of the best in the world, and is set in a rainforest environment with an ‘open-concept’ layout which means fencing is minimal and animals are separated by natural land structures or water. Some of the best attractions at this zoo, aside from 28 hectares of gorgeous rainforest and animals, is the Jungle Breakfast and Night Safari.
The heart of Chinatown is a bustling, colourful mix of old and new, with annual festive celebrations, night markets, spas and authentic hawker markets. For a journey into the past, pay a visit to the Chinatown Heritage Centre and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, or round the evening off with drinks at one of the many bars. Do a walking tour to see as much as possible by foot.
3. Gardens by the Bay
Set in the heart of the city, the impressive 101 hectares of Gardens by the Bay showcases horticulture and garden artistry, capturing the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical ‘City in a Garden’. This awe-inspiring space includes the avatar-like 16-storey Supertree Grove where you can marvel at the solar-powered trees against the Singapore Skyline by day, or witness the free Garden Rhapsody Sound & Light show by night. Travellers should also visit the two enclosed domes – the Cloud Forest with the world’s highest enclosed waterfall; and Flower Dome, the world’s largest free-standing glass greenhouse.
4. Sentosa Island
With a variety of offerings, Sentosa Island caters to the family-friendly crowds with Adventure Cove Waterpark and the S.E.A Aquarium. Thrill-seekers can navigate the Sentosa Skyline Luge and AJ Hackett Sentosa Bungy, while beach-goers are able to enjoy lunch at one of the many beach-bars. The quieter beach on the island is Tanjong Beach, where you’ll find white sand, serene waves and Tanjong Beach Club the place to be for fancy cocktails, live music and delicious food.
5. National Gallery Singapore
Learn about history and art at the National Gallery Singapore, which holds the world’s largest display of modern Southeast Asian art, and is home to more than 8,000 of the region’s most extraordinary art pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. After touring the gallery, experience Singaporean cuisine at National Kitchen, where head chef Violet Oon (a grand dame of Singaporean cooking) serves up unforgettable Nyonya food. For a nightcap, head upstairs to Smoke & Mirrors, a rooftop bar hidden on the 6th floor which has spectacular views of the bay.
6. Changi Airport
It’s been voted the world’s best airport for the past six years, so it’s no surprise 1.08 million Australian travelers transited through its terminals in 2017. Changi has a butterfly garden, the world’s tallest slide in an airport, free Singapore tours and a hotel with runway views. Hint: keep your eyes peeled for Changi’s new addition, Jewel, that is set to open in the first half of 2019. au.changiairport.com/
7. Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands
Soaring 57 levels above the city of Singapore is the Skypark observation Deck which offers panoramic views of the city.
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