The Best Things To Do In Singapore

Written By: Sofia Jackson

Singapore is an island city-state consisting of the main island and 62 islets. It is known for glitzy hotels, great shopping opportunities and fine dining. But there is so much more to it! Once only a stopover destination, it has developed into a famous urban highlight attracting thousands of visitors every year.

From temples and colonial buildings to futuristic malls and hip neighborhoods, there is something for everyone! Singapore boasts a lively contemporary arts scene, mind-blowing architecture and impressive skylines, as well as many iconic attractions: Hop on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel, for a breath-taking 360 degree view of the city. Visit the magical Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, where futuristic artificial trees act as vertical gardens generating solar power. Or go see the famous Singapore rainforest zoo where you can enjoy a rainforest breakfast in the company of a family of orangutans!

The sizzling city offers endless shopping opportunities on Orchard Road, the exciting colorful districts of Little India and Chinatown, and the beautiful green Botanic Garden to relax in. Singapore has a high quality of life. The no littering rules make it a famously clean place and due to the Greening Policy, the highly populated state features many green spaces of tropical vegetation, gardens and parks.

The country is a melting pot of cultures, blending Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western culture, producing a very interesting mix. The amazing cross-cultural food ranges from street food to haute cuisine – it’s bound excite your taste buds! Try the famous chili crab from one of the food stalls and have a Singapore Sling at the elegant colonial Raffles hotel.

Visit the beautifully decorated Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and the Masjid Sultan Mosque; the sheen of the two distinguished golden domes that top it has made it one of the premiere destinations for visitors of any faith. At night take a stroll around the bustling riverside entertainment area, Clarke Quay, and enjoy its restaurants and club scene. After your all night city adventure, relax on the beach of Sentosa Island and enjoy the various activities provided: there is volleyball, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and even a Flying Trapeze!

Singapore caters to all types of visitors and deserves its title as Asia’s capital of fun! Add the year-round warm weather and you have found your perfect holiday destination!


Raffles Hotel

A visit to the iconic Raffles Hotel is a must for everyone visiting Singapore. Order the famous Singapore Sling cocktail in one of the many bars, or if a more sober fare is your preference, make sure you try the High Tea! Take in the grandeur of the colonial era of Singapore and visit the museum, before perhaps having a meal – or another cocktail!


Singapore Zoo

Come visit the Singapore Zoo – the world’s best rainforest zoo – and have an incredible day as you meet more than 2800 animals up close and in their natural habitat, including elephants, giraffes, birds and reptiles. Make sure you see the orangutan habitat, watch the many shows on offer, and listen to the zoo keepers explain the world of the animals to you. You’ll have so much fun, the day will just fly by!


Singapore Zoo Breakfast

Take a break from the concrete jungle and visit a real jungle with a Singapore Zoo Breakfast. Join the orangutans in their natural habitat, with photos and the opportunity to get up close. As you enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Ah Meng Restaurant, you will find that the friendly orangutans will cross the drawbridge and come to visit. This a fun way to start the day!


Universal Studios Singapore

Take a break from sightseeing and head to Universal Studios Singapore for a fun day out. Located on Sentosa Island, meet your favourite characters such as the Minions and Elmo. The whole family will enjoy the many rides on offer and the shows are fantastic! Be amazed by incredible special effects and movie magic, as a stage turns into a hurricane about to hit New York! You can also join the Sesame Street friends and stay for the fireworks – there is so much to see at Universal Studios Singapore!


Marina Bay Sands

This amazing complex will dazzle you with its sheer size, diversity and opulence. A casino, with over 2500 hotels rooms, more than 1600 slot machines, and a staggering 500 betting tables. But Marina Bay Sands offers so much more than just that! With theatres and shows, an ice rink, and an extraordinary 145 metre swimming pool with an infinity edge that looks down 55 stories, what more could you want! And if you ever need a break from the entertainment, just take some time out to meander through the 300 stores… There is never a dull moment at Marina Bay Sands!


Sentosa Island

Visit Sentosa Island – the fun starts on the trip! Take a ride on the Singapore Cable Car and get magnificent views as you anticipate the day’s fun. Once you arrive, choose your activities! There is a wide selection of places to visit and things to do, from aquariums, to a Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, and even a theme park! Or, you can just relax on the beach and take in the free nightly laser light show – it’s all up to you!


Singapore Night Safari

For a truly spectacular evening, make sure you join the Singapore Night Safari. This nocturnal wildlife park has so many experiences to offer! Take in the night show, walk the wallaby trail, and take the open-air tram as you weave through Himalayan foothills, a South East Asian rainforest, and the Indian sub-continent – along the way you will see the wide variety of animals that call the park home. You can even make is more spectacular with a meal on the Gourmet Safari Express! This evening will just blow you away!


Singapore Flyer

You can’t miss the Singapore Flyer; this observation wheel towers 165 metres over the city – that’s thirty metres higher than the London Eye! The thirty-minute ride is a great way to get your bearings and enjoy the magnificent views of the Singapore River, Marina Bay and Sentosa Island. On a clear day the view stretches to parts of Malaysia and Indonesia!


Suntec City Mall

Go shopping at Suntec City Mall on Temasek Boulevard and soak up the exciting vibe of Singapore, as you join the locals while they go about daily life. With a design strongly influenced by Feng Shui, take your time exploring the 380 shops and stop to have a meal at one of the hundred dining options. Sit for a while and admire the Fountain of Wealth, reportedly the world’s largest fountain!


Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Sitting atop the towers of the Marina Sands Hotel, is the Marina Bay Sands Skypark. This magnificent achievement is located 57 floors above the city, and has spectacular views, lush gardens, restaurants, and a 150-metre infinity pool! Guests of the hotel have free access, and visitors can buy tickets to the observation deck. Visit for the sights, and to explore the opulence of this casino complex.


S.E.A. Aquarium

A visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium on Sentosa Island is an absolute must. Here you will see an amazing collection of marine life, with over 100,000 creatures from over 1,000 species, magnificently displayed and spread over ten zones. In just one visit you will explore the world’s array of sea life, including dolphins, sharks and even goliath grouper. Take your time and meander through the 50 habitats, and make sure you visit the touch pools!


Singapore Cable Car

Connecting Faber Peak with Sentosa, the Singapore Cable Car is not just a great way to travel, it’s a great way to get your bearings in Singapore, while enjoying magnificent 360-degree views. You can board the cable car at Faber peak, Harbourfront Tower, or Sentosa. Take a break at Faber Peak and enjoy the views while having a meal, then stroll over to see the cable car museum!

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