Visiting Singapore may sound easy, but it is one of the few places on earth (if not the only) where you can switch the culture by a simple street crossing. It is the uttermost experience of cultural diversity mixed with futuristic urban development and lush vegetation.
Every single one of the 19 unmissable things to do in Singapore is included in the map below. As a bonus, the map below includes other attractions as well. Click on the points on the map to explore more about Singapore.
1. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is one of the most iconic buildings in Singapore. An architectural masterpiece, that has become a symbol of Singapore. Almost every traveler to Singapore will want to check it out inside-out. The SkyPark is an observation deck at the top of the building from where you can enjoy breathtaking views. The Shoppes is a huge mall with outdoor terraces where you can go for a walk and enjoy the views.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Is an enormous park, that attracts visitors from everywhere around the world with its futuristic design. Floral Fantasy, Dragonfly Lake, Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, and Cloud Forest are some of the most known attraction in this park.
Bustling with culture, Singapore’s Chinatown is one of the most impressive in the world. It is a maze of narrow roads with temples, markets, shops, restaurants, and wine bars. The attractions worth mentioning in the Chinatown are China Town Colonial Shopping Street, Sri Mariamman Temple, Jamae (Chulia) Mosque, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and Thian Hock Keng Temple.
4. Merlion Park
The Merlion is another iconic symbol of Singapore that expresses yet another cultural aspect of this country. It is a mythological creature with the body of a fish and the head of a lion.
5. Jewel Changi Airport
Singapore never stops impressing you, not even at the airport. Home to one of the tallest indoor waterfalls, the Jewel is a shopping mall at the airport where interior design has been taken at a whole different level.
6. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a redesigned historical quay with colorful buildings, a vibrant atmosphere, a plethora of dining, entertainment, and nightlife options. It is also the place where you can jump into a River Cruise.
7. Souther Ridges
A spectacular nature trail in the middle of the city, blending nature and city in the most harmonious way possible. This trail connects multiple parks, but the most impressive parts of this trail that anyone visiting Singapore should see are the Alexandra Arch and the Henderson Waves.
8. Little India
Like everywhere else in the world, Little India is a lively district with colorful shops, temples, and indian cuisine. Make sure you don’t miss the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple.
9. Arab Quarter
One of the oldest areas of Singapore, the Arab Quarter is now a trendy place with unique boutiques, cafes, and street art. Walk the Haji Lane, Bali Lane, Arab street and visit the Sultan Mosque.
10. Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is a giant ferris wheel that can offer you sweeping views of the city and Marina Bay.
11. Fort Canning Park
By day or by night, the Fort Canning Park looks stunning at any time of day.
12. Orchard Road
The Orchard Road is a famous shopping mall, the retail heart of Singapore. It’s a long road flanked by luxury consumer good shops and discount outlets alike.
13. Sentosa Island
Sentosa is home of the Universal Studios Singapore, for those who love themed parks. It also has 3 beautiful beaches where you can lounge in the sun, and visit the Palawan Island which is named the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia.
14. Central Water Catchment
The Central Water Catchment includes multiple parks that are all ideal for a nature walk. Windsor Nature Park, MacRitchie Reservoir, and Rifle Range Link are just some of the things worth mentioning in this area.
15. The Rail Corridor
The Rail Corridor is a 24km trail, but you can walk only part of, perhaps the Green Corridor or the area close to the Rail Mall. It is also possible to cycle this trail.
16. East Coast Park
The East Coast Park is a long stretch of park that goes along the East shore of Singapore. It is great for long walks or bike rides offering stunning views over the beaches and the ocean, while keeping you under the shade of the trees.
17. Esplanade Park
The Esplanade Park takes the visitor to another architectural style and religion. Christianity can be felt through the imposing Cathedral of St Andrew.
18. Singapore Zoo
One of the most impressive zoos in the world, the Singapore Zoo is home to many species of animals, some in large families. Animals are well take care of and have babies, which is delightful to see in a zoo.
19. Night Zoo
Singapore opened one of the first night zoos in the world. It is a completely different zoo than the Singapore Zoo, made with nocturnal animals, with paths intentionally created for a memorable experience.
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