Off southern Malaysia, an island city, Singapore is a global financial hub with a tropical climate. Whether you are a cultural buff, a pleasure seeker, or a nature lover, Singapore has something for everyone.
Following are the 16 tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss in Singapore.
The Merlion statue located in the Merlion Park is an iconic symbol of Singapore. Considered the pride of Singapore, the Merlion statue is 28 feet high; has the body of a fish and the head of a lion. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Marina Bay from here. The entry to this park is free and it is open 24 hours every day of the week. This place is one of the main Singapore Tourist attractions.
2.Singapore Night Safari
World’s first, the Singapore Night Safari gives you a very unique experience of the wild life during the night. All you need to do is just board the tram and start on a journey that takes you from the equatorial Africa to the Himalayan foothills. In this 40 minutes’ journey you can view the majestic cats such as Tigers, Lions and Tapirs and also see over 1000 animals in over eight geographical areas. The park is open from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. every day.
3.Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Situated in the heart of China Town, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple supposedly houses a tooth of Buddha in a Stupa that contains 320 Kgs of Gold that is donated by the devotees. This four storey building has a rich culture and history of Buddhism. Take a tour of all the four floors and feel the divinity in the air. The entry to this temple is free and it is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Housing some of the most beautiful flowers from different parts of the world, Flower Dome boasts of an innovative design. The ever changing exotic flowers from different parts of the world are used to change the view frequently. The climate inside the Flower Dome is maintained cool just like the Mediterranean climate to support the different flowers. During night time, the flowers looks even more beautiful in glittering lights.
5.Palau Ubin or the Butterfly Hill
A small island, off the coast of Singapore, Palau Ubin boasts of rich wildlife. More than 80 species of butterflies get attracted to the more than 50 species of plants in this paradise. Visit this place and get mesmerized by the sight of beautiful butterflies everywhere. Located in the lap of mother nature, this place is a must visit to rejuvenate your senses.
6.Sentosa Dolphin Lagoon
The Dolphin Lagoon in Sentosa is a must visit. Located next to Palawan Beach, this place has some very beautiful pink dolphins. These dolphins are called so because of their pinkish hue. Take a look at some spectacular performances by dolphins and fur seals in this Lagoon. That’s not all, after the performances are over, you can click pictures with these beautiful and friendly marine animals.
A resort spread across 500 hectares, the Sentosa Island has something for everyone. Be it the sandy beaches or the lush green forests, be it the theme parks or the amazing dining spots Sentosa Island will let you enjoy and beat the boredom bang on. A view of Madam Tussauds museum, Underwater world, Dolphin Lagoon, the light and sound show are some of the major attractions of Sentosa Island. Make sure you visit this place, be it with your family or friends and have a blast.
8.Gardens by the Bay
Spread over 250 acres of reclaimed land, Gardens by the Bay is the vision of the government of Singapore to convert the Garden City to City in a Garden. To increase the quality of life, the government decided to boost greenery in the city. The three beautiful gardens namely the Bay Central Garden, East Garden and the South Garden makes you feel as if you’re in a fairyland. The mesmerizing and beautiful flowers take your breath away. Visit this beautiful place and create fond memories with your family and friends.
9.Jurong Bird Park
With more than 400 species and over 5000 birds, the Jurong Bird Park is a bird paradise. Visit this park to view some of the most beautiful birds in action. Spread over 20 hectares, in Asia-Pacific region, this is the only park with an avian hospital. Whether you want to watch beautiful birds put up a show or hand feed tem, the Jurong Bird Park is the place you need to be.
A guided tour to Fort Siloso – the coastal fort of Singapore, is the perfect place to end your day. This fort was once a British sea trading port which has now been converted into a military museum flaunting its cannons and history. This fort boasts of underground ammunition stores that have guns and canons from the WW II era. To indulge in some real-war experience, play the laser games.
11.Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Located on the slopes of the Bukit Timah hill, this nature reserve is the home of over 840 flowering plants and more than 500 species of animals. With over 40 percent of the city’s flora and fauna, this reserve is a must visit if you want to revel the beauty of mother nature.
Offering the most spectacular beauty of Singapore, the Marina Bay is your place to be if you want to see the best of urban development and crème de la crème entertainment options for tourists. Moreover, the beauty of the Marina Bay sands complex itself is mesmerizing enough to keep you glued.
With over 20 attractions in themed zones, water slides, parks with special children themes of their favorite cartoon movies such as Madagascar, Far Far Away, Ancient Egypt and more; Universal Studios is one of the most visited attractions of Singapore.
Singapore is one of the largest observation Ferris wheels in the world. With a height of 165 meters and 150 meters in diameter, the wheel rotates at 0.21m per second and offers incredible views of the Singapore skyline along with its best landmarks such as Raffles Palace, Marina Bay, Singapore river and more.
Little India is a colorful area of Singapore primarily inhabited by the Tamilian Indians. The entire area is full of shops, restaurants, family kitchens and souvenir shops and is almost always bustling with energy. If you love the Indian spices and curries, you will love every moment of your visit here.
A perfect place for an evening hang out, Clarke Quay is a lovely riverside development lined up with amazing bars, restaurants and night clubs. Full of shopping avenues and recreational options, Clarke Quay is your place to be for a vibrant nightlife and sumptuous eateries to taste around the water edge.
Singapore has a lot more to be explored, admired and loved and the city is beckoning you for a memorable trip. Wait no more, visit the mesmerizing Icelandic city of Singapore today!