Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, Singapore is a sovereign maritime state located in south-east Asia. It is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Asia besides Malaysia. This small city-state is packed with many tourist attractions offering from luxury hotels to high-end shopping malls to fine dining to a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover. Singapore is also considered as the safest Asian country.
This slightly futuristic city has an excellent public transportation system that makes zapping from one part of town to the next significantly easier and more convenient also makes exploring easier. This place an amazing tourism spot and is considered as one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Even the Singapore Changi airport is recognized as the best in the world which makes it visiting even more worthwhile. To be honest, there are so many reasons to visit this futuristic city, here are the top 10 tourist attractions why you should add Singapore in the bucket list of your next holiday destinations.
Merlion is mythical, being with the body of a fish and a lion’s head. Merlion is considered as a national symbol of Singapore and is used as a mascot and for national personification worldwide. Merlion is also used to represent both the people and the country in sports teams, branding, advertising, tourism and as a patriotic insignia and national representation of the Singaporean nation. Merlion Park is the most popular tourist spot in Singapore.
This beautiful Singaporean landmark is in the Downtown Core district of Singapore. There are two merlion structures in the park whereas the original sculpture measures 8.6 metres tall and exerts a weight of 70 tons and streams water from its mouth while the other measures only 2 metres. Merlion Park is considered as an ideal spot for all the photo eccentric out there. A useful travel tip is, try to visit there at night as it is relatively less crowded during the night and packs an excellent view from the park as it guises over the bay.
Marina Bay Sands:
Marina Bay Sands is a Singapore’s architecture marvel and an iconic phenomenon and is considered as a prime tourists spot in Singapore. Marina bay sands consist of three identical skyscrapers and a giant ship-like structure suspended at its top at 656 ft (200 metres) and is considered as Singapore’s highest spot. Marina bay sands in not only a hotel but a jam-packed entertainment complex housing a theatre, a casino, and a shopping mall.
This aesthetic marvel attracts a huge number of tourists annually from all over the world, as it is considered as one of the most popular travel destinations in entire Asia. The large wooden decked ship on the top of the marina bay sands is at the edge of the Singapore’s harbour offering a 360-degree view with nothing but a glass sheet in between you and the spectacular sight which is known as the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck which acts as a sightseeing place for you to enjoy the stunning view of the entire city.
From Skypark, you can see the state-of-the-art double helix bridge, the port, the Gardens by the Bay (101 hectares of land transformed into seaside gardens), and the remarkable skyline. It also acts as the doorway to numerous of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions like the Supertree Grove and ArtScience Museum. You should spare an entire day just to explore this popular tourists attraction and its surroundings, I assure you it will be worth it every minute.
Singapore Botanic Gardens:
Singapore Botanic Garden is a 161-year-old tropical garden and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the Singapore Orchard Road. This beautiful garden’s sole purpose is to preserve Singapore’s wilder heritage by protecting the city’s mature tree species. Singapore Botanic Gardens also includes the eco-lake, eco-garden, sculptures, and bonsai garden which also worth a while.
Amazing Gardens by the Bay:
Located in the heart of Singapore, the Gardens by the Bay is a sanctum for all the nature lovers, eco-freaks, and the green panthers. This nature park covers an area of 101 hectares in Central Singapore. This park consists of three seaside gardens known as Bay East Garden, Bay South Garden, and Bay Central Garden.
Wandering through the gardens is a flawless way to enjoy the greenery and to get acquainted with different types of unique plant species. You can also head to the Forest Dome to take a glimpse at the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and the Supertree Groove where you can adore the iconic, futuristic structures designed to perform eco-friendly functions.
Here’s a travel tip for you if you visit the gardens by the bay make sure you Stroll through the Bay East Garden and enjoy the nature and the peaceful mind soothing environment away from the city’s hustle.
Renowned Singapore Zoo
Singapore zoo is officially recognized as the world’s best rainforest zoo. Singapore zoo is quite an impressive place as the animals here are being well treated. The facility itself is clean and has lush greenery and has a natural environment.
This zoo is habitat to more than 300 animal species to which 15 per cent are categorized as endangered. A useful tip is, if you are a wildlife lover and want to enjoy an exceptional and distinct wildlife experience, do try the Singapore Zoo Breakfast with the Orangutans.
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is located on the Sentosa island within the Resort’s World Sentosa, Singapore. It is a theme park featuring 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven diverse themes occupying an area of 49 acres.
This park is arranged in such a way that each area pays a tribute to a different film starting from Shrek to ancient Egypt. it also has revenge of the mummy indoor dark coaster which dominates the park as it has diverse banqueting options, shopping, and live shows throughout the day and night.
Fascinating Singapore Flyer
In case the Marina Bay Sands does not do good to you, you can book a ride at the Singapore flyer. Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Ferris.
You can use this wheel to enjoy not only the breathtaking view of Singapore’s skylines as well as Malaysia’s Straits of Johor and Spice Islands of Indonesia. Each flight lasts for around 30 minutes and gives an intense airborne experience. This place a must-visit tourist attraction and an architectural marvel.
Picturesque Sentosa Island
Singapore is not quite known as a beach holiday destination, but you can enjoy a quality beach time here at Sentosa Island. Siloso beach is an excellent spot where you can have your fair share of all the waterborne and beach activities starting from kayaking and skimboarding to playing volleyball on free courts by the seaside.
It also houses an Underwater World aquarium where you can enjoy swimming with the dolphins. If you are one of the adventure savvy, you might want to check out the SeaBreeze Water-Sports also known as the Wave House or the Flying Trapeze which make this place a must-visit holiday destination for all types of tourists.
The Maritime Experiential Museum
The Maritime experimental museum is an indoor-outdoor museum located on the Sentosa island. This museum packs a state of the art fun experience to explore Singapore’s maritime history through interactive exhibits.
This museum is located right on the water. Hence, you can see several ships docked before even entering here. In this renowned museum, you will find the jewel of muscat resting which is a replica of a sailing ship known as the jewel of muscat that sank in the 9th century while travelling between China and Africa.
You can even experience a VR based 9th- century shipwreck with all the special effects which is a formidable experience and must try.
Shoppers paradise – Orchard Road
This place is shopaholics paradise, this futuristic city has world-class shopping centres and mall with a variety of designer outlets from all over the world not to mention a floating waterborne Louis Vuitton store which is nowhere to be found except Singapore.
One could even come to Singapore only to fulfil their shopping desires. If you want to start a shopping spree, the orchard road is an ideal location to start as you will see the top of the line stores at every corner. It has around 6 departmental stores, 22 malls, four IMAX cinemas and a KTV karaoke in its surroundings. Not to forget there are several restaurants that are serving a variety of international cuisines.