Singapore is widely regarded as the Lion City of Southeast Asia and it is a great destination for tourists of all kinds. It is a perfect place to go for the adventure seeker, foodie, or urban explorer and it is filled with a plethora of activities that will amaze you. Singapore also has a vibrant history and filled with lots of family-friendly attractions that you can try out. Some of the top places to visit in Singapore are listed below.
Gardens by the Bay
This is a magnificent designed green space that you must visit while in Singapore. The garden is also a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying the vibrant plant life. The highlight of the garden is the Supertree Grove where you will find a cluster of futuristic structures that are designed to perform environmentally sustainable functions. You should also visit the Cloud Forest Dome where you will find the tallest indoor waterfall and also get an insight into biodiversity.
This is the largest giant observation wheel in the world and it is another perfect alternative to the observation deck at the Marina Bay Sands. You can choose from varieties of packages which will give you the chance to be served and pampered while enjoying magnificent views of Singapore skyline, Spice islands of Indonesia and Malaysia’s Straits of Johor. You can choose from varieties of ticket packages that include access to the multimedia Journey of Dreams exhibit where you can learn more about the history of Singapore and the creation of the Singapore Flyer.
This is among the iconic structures which make up the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. The museum is popularly known for its distinct shape and the museum offers a world of art and science through its carefully curated exhibitions. The highlight of the museum is the permanent exhibition Future World where you can explore the interactive high-tech collection of digital installations.
National Gallery of Singapore
This gallery is located in two buildings and it features a collection of modern art by artists from Southeast Asia. The gallery houses the work of both up and coming and established artists from the region. You should also make sure you do not miss the newly opened galleries where you can see the Chinese Ink Art and also the rooftop sculpture garden which features the works by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo.
Clarke Quay is a great place to go for an evening stroll after a long day of shopping on Orchard Road filled with waterfront dining and entertainment. You can also go on a river cruise here where you can admire some of the historic bridges and iconic landmark in the city. You should also make sure you visit the bungy-jumping attraction that is filled with a thrilling ride that your kids will love. Some of the nearby attractions that you can also visit are the Asian Civilization Museum, the Hong San See Temple, and the Civil Defense Heritage Gallery.
The Merlion is a figure of mythical creature which features the head of a lion and the body and tail of a fish. The Merlion symbolizes the humble start of the city as a fishing village combined with the traditional Malay name Singapura which means lion city. The structure weighs about 70 tons and it stands at about 8.6m tall with water spouting out from its mouth. You are also going to find the Merlion Cub which is can be found nearby and it is only 2m tall. Merlion Park is a great place to go if you want to take Instagram-worthy pictures.
Fort Canning Park
This attraction has a rich history and it was built in 1859, the fort was a crucial site for Singapore’s defense. The park houses the modern performing arts troupes and it also hosts lots of concerts, festivals, picnics, and theatre performances that you do not want to miss. Some of the other attractions at the park are relics from the early history of Singapore and Sir Stamford Raffles’ personal bungalow. You are also going to find a replica of the spice market Raffles which was built in 1822 and also ASEAN sculptures that were erected here in the 1980s.