10 Best Attractions in Singapore

Singapore Must-see Attractions

Choosing the 10 best attractions in Singapore was no easy task; this is a city bursting to the seams with impressive things to see and do. Almost everyone will have seen an image of the city’s symbol, the Merlion, and this makes our list alongside the nearby Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and Singapore Flyer – both of which offer breathtaking views across the iconic Singapore skyline.

This tiny island state is also a land of contrasts; Chinatown and Little India, both gastronomic and shopping hubs in their own right, represent the incredible ethnic diversity of the country. For nightlife we’ve got you covered too; sip on a Singapore Sling at the lavish Raffles Hotel, or head to Clarke Quay for some of the city’s most picturesque eating and drinking spots. Discover all of these, and more, in our list of the Top 10 Best Attractions in Singapore!


1
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino, is one of Singapore’s must-see landmarks. The 200-metre-high boat-shaped SkyPark sits atop three 55-storey towers offering 360-degree views of the city and beyond. The most talked-about facility at the park is a 150-metre-long infinity pool which is currently the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height. SkyPark has various chic restaurants, bars, spas, gardens and even a jogging path. Read More...

2
Clarke Quay

This delightful riverside development is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco-style dining to be had in an endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge. Head under the futuristic, jelly-like roof and you’ll find some great shopping options as well as a plentiful supply of bars, making this a real bar-hoppers’ heaven. Read More...

3
Raffles Hotel

This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important Singapore landmarks. Among famous guests are Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.) Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was invented here and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them. Read More...

4
Chinatown

Chinatown is another Singapore icon; great for shopping (many swear by it as the cheapest souvenirs location in town.), to see all kind of important attractions and trying out authentic Chinese food. There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore. Other attractions include Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall and Maxwell Road Food Centre. Read More...

5
Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. A one-of-a-kind experience and built over a three-story terminal building, the Flyer is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres high, and travels at 0.21m per second (it is some 30 metres taller than the famous London Eye!) With breathtaking panorama views that are so radically different during the day and at night, it’s hard to choose the best time to take a ride. Passengers will get to see such city sights as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang. Read More...

6
Universal Studios

The Universal Studios Singapore is the first of its kind to open in Southeast Asia. Though not all rides and attractions are complete and ready for service, the park has more than 20 attractions in themed zones including the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and Far Far Away (remember Shrek?). Regarding the rides, two are water themed and five are thrilling roller coasters of which two of are currently the world's tallest ‘dueling’ roller coasters. Families with small children can also make the most of the kids’ roller coaster and a merry-go-round too. Read More...

7
Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore; and has been crowned World Building of the year at the world Architecture Festival 2012. The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults. Read More...

8
The Merlion
The Merlion

The Merlion is more than just a statue. It’s a mythical symbol of Singapore, a place to take in some incredible views, and of course, is the city’s most sought after photo-op. The term ‘must see’ will forever be used to describe the Merlion, with the iconic statue attracting over a million visitors per year. Although the 70-tonne, water-spouting Merlion is the main focal point, you can also relax on the terraced seating area, which boasts some great views across the water to Marina Bay Sands.

9
Singapore Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit but a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalayan griffon vultures, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the ‘Creatures of the Night’ show for a good 20-minute overview of the animals to be seen here. Read More...

10
Little India

Little India is a colourful and exciting area in Singapore. Located east of the Singapore River, north of Kampong Glam, visitors will know they have arrived at the right place by the exotic aromas drifting out from family kitchens, restaurants and shops selling all kind of Indian items as well as by the business signs written mostly in Tamil. Famous for the busy Mustafa Centre, a market that stays open day and night all year round, this neighborhood is a magnet not only for serious shoppers but for those who love Indian cuisine. Read More...

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11
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

This interesting four-story temple was completed in 2007. Inside, visitors will find among other things a 27-foot of Buddha statue at the main hall, one of the Buddha Shakyamuni's teeth on the fourth floor and a pagoda on the roof. The temple is built in an architectural style based on the Buddhist mandala and integrated with the art culture of Buddhism in the Tang dynasty. Read More...

12
Science Centre Singapore

The Science Centre Singapore was created as a fun way to educate children on the wonders of science, and it's a great experience for the entire family. Here, you'll find over 1,000 interactive exhibits, such as the Aviation Gallery which demonstrates the principles of flight, and gives you an account of how man first explored the skies. Don't miss the latest offering at the OmniMax Theatre, which offers 3-D IMAX movies on topics which have ranged from the Great Pyramids to great amusement park rides to life on the moon. Read More...

 

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