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Top 5 Places to Visit on the East coast, Singapore

By Janani - May 28, 2020

Singapore a sovereign city-state and an island on its own is situated between Indonesia and Malaysia, at the end of the Malaysian Peninsula. This tiny island country is one of the cleanest, safest and healthiest countries in the world. Be it noshing the street food or luxury dining, Singapore has everything you need. It is a bridge that connects the eastern world to the western world. Despite tall skyscrapers and the modest way of living here, the Singaporeans still strongly believe in their traditions and follow them with the utmost respect. It is a paradise waiting to be explored. Are you contemplating to visit Singapore? Here are 5 great places to visit on the East coast of Singapore, that you shouldn’t miss. 

  1. Gardens by the Bay
  2. Singapore Flyer
  3. Merlion
  4. Clarke Quay
  5. Ion Orchard

Gardens by the Bay

The Gardens by the Bay offers a whole new experience of the Plant Kingdom to its visitors. It consists of beautifully sculpted biodomes – marvels of design, architecture and engineering. The Gardens by the bay not just entertains but also educates the visitors on the importance of sustaining nature. 

Gardens by the bay, Singapore
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Gardens by the Bay houses 18 supper trees, of which 12 are located in the Supertree Grove. Three supper trees are located near the entrance and three more near the lake. Measuring more than 25 m, these supertrees offer shade in daylight and turn into a majestic display of lights and sound at night. 

Super Trees, Gardens By the bay singapore
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Gardens by the bay also consist of 3 distinct waterfronts. Bay South, Bay East and Bay West.

Cloud forest, places to visit on East Coast
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Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Singapore
Open: 9 am to 9 pm
(Outdoor Gardens open daily from 5 am to 2 am )

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is no ordinary destination. It is the best place in Singapore when it comes to stunning views. It is a giant observation wheel that takes you as high as 165 meters from the ground, offering a breathtaking panorama view of the Marina Bay and also parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. 

Singapore Flyer, Places to visit in East Coast of Singapore
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There are about 28 capsules and each capsule can accommodate about 28 people. The Giant Wheel takes approximately 30 minutes to complete one rotation. This is one of the Best places to visit on the east coast. 

The Singapore Flyer also offers dining experience which should be prebooked. This 4-course meal dining experience is available both in private as well as on a shared basis.  Also, note that you should be dressed in casuals. Shorts, slipper or flip-flops are denied entry.

SG Flyer
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Location: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Open: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
Last entry: 10:00 pm

Merlion

With a lion’s head and fish body, the Merlion is the most visited place in Singapore. The Lion’s head symbolises the Legend of the Malay Prince who discovered Singapore. It is believed that he spotted a lion in the Island and hence this island was named as Singapura. Singa means Lion and Pura means a town. The fish body denotes the fact that Singapore was initially a fishing town. 

The Merlion was designed by Alec Fraser-Brunner and was sculpted by Lim Nang Seng. It was first designed in 1964 as a logo of the Singapore Tourism Board. After the completion of Esplanade Bridge in 1997, the Merlion lost its view in the waterfront. And so, it was replaced 120 meters from its original position.  

Fun fact: Did you know that Singapore has 7 merlions? Yes, Apart from this main structure; two small merlion cubs can be seen in the Merlion park; Just behind this iconic structure. The other Four Merlions are scattered across the country. 

Merlion, Singapore
Source: Google Images

Location: 21 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038980
Open: 10 am to 8 pm

Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay is a great place to hang-out. It is known for its history and is also quite popular within locals. It is located just near the Singapore River and is one of the amazing places that offer awesome nightlife.  Zouk and Attica, the two best night clubs of Singapore are located here. The party here tends to last more than any other clubs in Singapore and you can be sure than you wouldn’t get bored. The clubs are located close by that it also allows you easily hop from one to the other.  The best time to visit the Clarke Quay is during sunset. 

Clarke Quay, top 5 places to visit in East coast of singapore
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The other fascinating things to do in Clarke quay are Singapore River cruise, visit the Hong San See Temple, Fort Canning Park and Asian civilisation museum, reverse Bungy at G-max Reverse Bungy and try the Lockdown Singapore. Lockdown Singapore is a unique place, It is a real-life escape game and the players will be placed in a locked room. Then they should solve the puzzles and riddles given to them, to find their way out. Make sure to add Clarke Quay to your Itinerary.

Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard is one of Asia’s biggest malls. This 8 storey building houses more than 300 retail shops, offering a unique shopping experience. This one of the few malls that offer concierge service for its customers. You can get to know about the ongoing offers and discounts from this concierge desk. On shopping for a minimum of 20 SGD, you get a ticket to view Singapore from the Observation desk in the ION sky (a 56 storey building integrated to Ion Orchard). 

Thi small has 4 floors underground and 4 floors above the ground. This is one unique feature of this mall.  The price range of the products reduces as you go down from Level 4 to Basement 4. 

Level 1 (01) to Level 3 (03) houses Luxury fashion stores. Level 4 (04) consists of premium restaurants and Singapore airline offices.  The Basement 2 (B-02) consists of some Fashion brands like Mango, Zara, Topshop and H&M offering high street fashion.

ION Orchard, Singapore, Places to visit in east coast
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Location: 2 Orchard Turn Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801 Singapore
Open: 10 am – 10 pm

If you are planning to spend at least a day on the East coast of Singapore, do not forget to add these places to your itinerary. Hope this article helped you with places to visit on the east coast. To know more about places to visit in Singapore visit Pickyourtrail.com. Also, check out the various packages available for your trip to Singapore.

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