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10 Must-Visit Attractions in Singapore

By Akshaya Devi - March 2, 2020

Singapore is a seamless mix of rich culture, avant-garde architecture and urban adventures. Attracting over 19.5 million travellers from all over the world and with no shortage of experiences to offer any kind of traveller, Singapore is in a league of its own. Capture the true spirit of Singapore by adding these best attractions in Singapore to your bucket list.

Best attractions in Singapore

1. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic 101-hectare garden of solar-driven “Supertrees” and the world’s largest glass greenhouse. All the 18 supertrees mimic the ecological functions of plants and use the collected energy to illuminate this spectacular mechanical garden at night.

Gardens by the Bay comprises three waterfront gardens, namely, Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central. Watch state-of-the-art engineering and eyepopping designs come together in the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome and take a stroll on the OCBC Skyway to put the beauty of the Supertree Grove in perspective. Stay back for the night, as you don’t want to miss the spectacularly lit Supertrees set against the starry sky. Entrance is free for certain gardens and the Supertrees, but the flower domes and the conservatories cost 28 USD for adults and 15 USD for children. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

2. Universal Studios

Located in Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios is a theme park featuring seven different themed zones with 28 rides, attractions and seasonal shows. Each zone is themed on famous television shows and blockbuster movies, capturing the cult favourites — from Battlestar Galactica roller coasters to Transformer rides, the rides will leave you amused.

Universal Studios Singapore is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and per-day ticket cost ranges from 79 USD for adults and 59 USD for children.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

3. Singapore Zoo

Home to over 300 species of animals, Singapore Zoo is a one-of-the-kind zoo where you can get up close with a vast variety of wildlife that is hard to find under one roof. You can have breakfast with the orangutans, feed the animals, watch a Californian sea lion’s Splash Safari performance, rainforest shows and even let your kids play in the water park area. On top of everything, indulge in the night safari and see the nocturnal animals at play.

Singapore Zoo is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the ticket cost is 37 USD for adults and 25 USD for children.

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

4. Merlion

As we already know, Merlion is the iconic symbol of Singapore which has a lion’s head and a fish’s body, and is the reason why Singapore is fondly called the “Lion City”. A trip to Singapore is not officially complete without a photo in front of the famous Merlion statue. Besides that, keep an eye out for special events featuring light shows on the Marina Bay waterfronts. The Merlion looks a class apart amidst the electrifying lights.

The light shows mostly take place at 8 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday every week.

Location: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213

5. Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a world in itself with so many fun things to do without having to leave the place. Sentosa is the prime recreational spot in Singapore with many famous attractions such as the S.E.A Aquarium and the Adventure cove Waterpark, you will need a separate itinerary just for Sentosa Island. Never miss the cable car activity from Sentosa to the Faber Peak with awe-inspiring panoramic views to either side.

Another must-do experience is taking part in Wings of Time, an immersive night show with laser light displays, water shows, music, and all things entertainment.

Location: Near Universal Studios

6. Marina Bay Sands

Singapore is an endless array of wonders that takes a visit to the top of Marina Bay Sands to truly appreciate it. With a rooftop swimming pool which is also the world’s largest, this iconic hotel is the highest order of luxury there is in Singapore. It’s difficult not to notice the enchanting class and the inherent magnificence of Marina Bay Sands which is made up of an atrium casino, an indoor skating rink, a shopping mall, a rooftop pool, and several Michelin starred restaurants among others.

Admire Singapore’s skyline from the Skypark observation deck which costs 16.08 USD for adults and 11.88 USD for children. Operational hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971

7. Botanic Garden

Singapore Botanic Garden is the only tropical garden to be acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site which has the largest orchid display in the world with over 60,000 orchids and plant species. A well-preserved Botanic Garden has a 14-acre rainforest inside it and also a heritage museum and Swan Lake among several other orchid gardens.

This perfect picnic spot in Singapore can be visited from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. It can be visited free of cost but you need to pay 3.75 USD to visit the National Orchid Garden.

Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569


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