Singapore Attractions A to Z
List of All Attractions in Singapore by Alphabetical Order
Attractions in Singapore are extremely diverse. From the sober architecture of the city-state's religious edifices to the swirling and colourful markets to unique entertainment features such as the Singapore Flyer you'll see that Singapore doesn't do things by halves. And there's plenty of Mother Nature to appreciate as Singapore sensibly has still kept its 'lungs' in the form of wildlife parks and sanctuaries. The city's rich culture and heritage is seen through the prism of its impressive and striking architecture and the mix of a successful and busy modern-day city and an Asian hub of attractions is a unique and refreshing one.Read More
- Singapore Zoo Admission with Roundtrip Transfer
- Singapore Zoo & River Safari with Transfer
- Singapore F1 Street Circuit Driving Experience
- Adventure Cove Waterpark™ 1-Day Pass with Hotel Pickup
- Jungle Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo
- Skip-the-Line: Night Safari Admission with Transfer
- Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands & River Cruise Tour
- Chinatown at Night with Dinner & Cruise
- Singapore Zoo Admission
- Gardens by the Bay Admission
The original Abdul Gafoor Mosque was built in 1859 by a southern Indian lawyer's clerk named Shaik Abdul Gafoor Shaik Hyder to serve many of Indian Muslim merchants. The mosque has subsequently been through many restorations. The current one was completed in 2003. The mosque is a mixture of Arabian, South Indian and Roman styles with its many arches and onion dome. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 12:00 and 14:30 – 16:30
- Address: 41 Dunlop Street, Little India
- Tel: +65 6295 4209
Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa has enough fun rides and slides to satisfy the thrill seekers, and also has a range of other water-based activities for those not so fond of hurtling down huge tunnels or spirally around giant funnels in rubber rings. Whilst this waterpark offers seven different adrenalin-filled water rides, it’s their more unique attractions like Ray Bay and Rainbow Reef (that allow you to get up close and personal with over 20,000 fish), which really sets Adventure Cove Waterpark apart from the rest of Sentosa’s never ending list of attractions. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 Daily
- Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore
- Tel: +65 (0) 6577 8888
This mosque was built in 1827. At that time was just a small building so many people took to calling it the ‘hut mosque’ as its nickname. The present building was erected in the 1850s and went though a major renovation in 1980s. Read More...
- Address: 192 Telok Ayer Street, near Thian Hock Keng Temple in Chinatown
- Tel: +65 6220 6306
Shaped like an outstretched hand – or perhaps even a bunch of bananas – the ArtScience Museum sits on the waterfront in the shadow of Marina Bay Sands, and provides the city with ever changing displays, from Dali to Harry Potter. A place of great interest for children and adults, a visit here is both entertaining and educational, exploring the links between art and science. The gallery is impossible to miss, on the bay side walkway of the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, ten minutes’ walk from Bayfront MRT Station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:00 (last admission at 21:00)
- Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay
- Tel: +65 6688 8868
Built in neo-Palladian architectural style, Empress Place overlooks the mouth of the Singapore River and houses the 14,000sqm Asian Civilisations Museum. The museum features 11 galleries housing more than 1,300 pieces from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Middle Asia. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00 – 19:00, Fri 10:00 - 21:00
- Address: 1 Empress Place, City Centre, a 5-minute walk from the Raffles Place MRT station
- Tel: +65 6332 7798
Covering 12 hectares, this is the largest temple in Singapore. A modern construction, this impressive edifice features many fine Chinese statues, shrines and decorations. There is also a large turtle pool and a serene garden and the temple grounds also house a crematorium. Read More...
- Address: 88 Bright Hill Road, Singapore 574117
- Tel: +65 6849 5300
This interesting four-storey temple was completed in 2007. Inside visitors will find among other things a 27-foot tall Buddha statue at the main hall, one of the Buddha Shakyamuni's teeth on the fourth floor and a pagoda on the roof. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:30
- Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Chinatown
- Tel: +65 6220 0220
This nature reserve is also the site of Singapore's highest hill, located about 12km from the city centre. Though it is small (1.64sqkm), it contains many interesting varieties of plants and animals, including orchids, lilies, rattan, butterflies, squirrels, wild birds, monkeys and insects. There are both easy and challenging trails here within the reserve, all with good signage. Nearby, the Hindhede Nature Park features a picnic and play park where families and friends can relax. Other activities available around the Reserve include a six-km mountain bike trail and rock climbing. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 06:00 – 19:00
(night walking within the reserve is not encouraged)
- Location: Bukit Timah Hill, about 12 kilometres from downtown Singapore
- Price Range: Free entry to the Reserve
This church at Queen Street is the oldest Catholic church in Singapore, dating back to 1843. Its construction actually triggered all-out competition between two great colonial architects of the time, D L Sweeney and J T Thomson. Thomson's design was eventually chosen, and a third architect, Charles Dyce, added a tower and a spire one year later. The church is now a designated national monument. Read More...
- Address: A Queen Street, City Centre
- Tel: +65 6337 2036
If your idea of a true nature adventure is to trek for hours on end, always running the risk of getting lost, then Central Catchment Nature Reserve would probably come closest to satisfying you. This 2,000 hectare reserve is made up of the forests around the Upper Peirce, Peirce, MacRitchie and Seletar Reservoirs. You can enter the Upper Peirce forest via the Old Upper Thomson Road. Read More...
This temple at Towner Road is where many of Singapore's 15,000 Sikhs come to worship. It was built to commemorate the 518th birthday of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, and houses the Granth Sahih, or holy book. A striking building of white marble, the Central Sikh Temple won the Singapore Institute of Architects' Design Award in 1986. Read More...
- Address: 2 Towner Road, Singapore 327804
- Tel: +65 6299 3855
Want to skip Sentosa altogether but still want a taste of the white stuff? Then your best bet would be head to Changi Beach on the east coast of Singapore. More leisure park than tropical paradise, this 28-hectare area is home to a long, narrow strip of sand and well-preserved running and cycling lanes on the inside. The coastal park proves popular for fitness fanatics, families on the weekend, plane spotters (you can watch the planes landing at the nearby Changi Airport) and there are also facilities for camping and barbeques.
- Location: Nicoll Drive Singapore 498991
This sobering museum is situated at Changi Prison which is still being used as a prison today. It gives a glimpse of the life of prisoners of war during the Japanese Occupation of World War II. Next to the museum is a replica of the simple chapel built by Allied prisoners during their internment. Pinned to the building are notes from people who lost loved ones in Changi. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
- Address: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
- Tel: +65 6214 2451
- Price Range: No admission fee
A beautiful five-building gothic-style complex, Chijmes (pronounced 'chimes') is one of the most popular dining, shopping and lifestyle venues in Singapore. Located on the grounds of a former convent school, Chijmes reopened in 1997 after years of restoration. Nowadays the main chapel (aka Chijmes Hall) is used for musical and art performances as well as for wedding ceremonies. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Restaurants: Daily from 11:00 till late
Boutiques and Shops: Daily from 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
- Tel: +65 6337 7810
Singapore offers many excellent museums. Visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre if you want to learn more about the rich history of old Chinatown and life of its migrants in Singapore. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 20:00 (last admission at 19:00)
- Address: 48 Pagoda Street, not far from Pagoda Street exit of Chinatown MRT station
- Tel: +65 6221 9556
- Price Range: SG$ 10 for Adult and SG$ 6 for Child (3-12 years)
The Chinese and Japanese Gardens are off Yuan Ching Road, and adjoin Jurong Bird Park. Each garden covers 13.5 hectares. The Chinese Garden, which occupies the island on Jurong Lake, is done in the classical Northern Chinese Imperial style. Stroll around the Chinese Garden and take in the majestic stone lions at the entrance, the stoneboat, the towering pagodas and the statue of Confucius. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Main Garden: Daily from 06:00 – 23:00
Bonsai Garden & Garden of Abundance: Daily from09:00 – 18:00
Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum: Daily from 10:00 – 19:00
- Location: Less than 10 minutes walk from the Chinese Garden MRT Station on the East–West Line.
- Price Range: SG$ 4.50 for adults and SG$ 2 for children - includes both gardens
This Armenian church built in 1835, is Singapore's oldest church. It is dedicated to St Gregory, the first monk of the Armenian church. Now a national monument, the church is considered a masterpiece and was designed by colonial architect, George Coleman. Read More...
- Address: 60 Hill Street, Singapore 179366
- Tel: +65 6334 0141
During the day there is simply a large, plain-looking box sitting in the water, but at night the birds wind out of their slumber to perform a courtly dance of love. The premise is simple, the blue crane and the pink crane fall for each other - but there is still something magical about this performance, which happens on Thursday to Monday and public holidays from 21:00. Flashes of light and dramatic music accompany the performance as the large steel structures move gracefully through the night sky; and their chests are emblazoned with large screens that add an extra dimension to the story, which ends with the cranes flying away Read More...
- Opening Hours: Thu - Sun and Public Holidays 21:00
- Location: To the left hand side near the entrance to the Island
East Coast Park is not only the most popular, but also the largest (1.85sqkm) park in Singapore. It was built on reclaimed land and offers various activities from water sports to cycling, rollerblading, bowling as well as an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course. Other facilities include a manmade sandy beach, shops/kiosks, rest-rooms, barbecue stations and holiday chalets. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours. The park is lit from 19:00 – 07:00
- Location: Situated at the southeastern part of the island
Known by the locals as 'The Durian' because of its spiky roofing, Esplanade is a premiere performing arts venue in Singapore. Esplanade features a 2,000-seat theatre, a 1,600-seat concert hall, two smaller studios, a mall as well as two outdoor theatres and is situated along the promenade. Read More...
- Location: Between Raffles Avenue and Esplanade Drive, just by Marina Bay at the mouth of the Singapore River.
- Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay
- Tel: +65 6828 8377
As the name suggested Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall is where Chinese medicines are sold. It was built by a millionaire Eu Tong Sen in 1910. Since then it has become an important center for the local family. Other products sell include Chinese tea and herb. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:00 - 13:00, close on Sunday
- Address: 267 South Bridge Road
- Tel: (65) 6732 0922
Flight Experience Singapore
For a completely unique experience in Singapore, head to the Flight Experience centre on Raffles Avenue to fly your very own Boeing 737-800, albeit in an ultra-realistic simulator. As well as some pre-flight training, you get your very own licensed pilot to guide you through the take off, cruise and landing, which can last up to 90 minutes.
Visitors have a whopping 24,000 airports to choose from, and you can fly over some iconic cities either at night or day, including the famously nerve-wracking decent into Hong Kong’s harbour airport, or over the spectacular Manhattan skyline into New York JFK. Thirty-minute packages start from S$175, whilst you can pay just over S$400 for an hour and a half. Bookings are needed in advance.
- Address: 30 Raffles Avenue
- Tel: +65 (0)6339 2737
One of Singapore’s historical locations, this small park faces Orchard Road and is next to the National Museum of Singapore. It is home to a few colonial buildings (one of them was Sir Stamford Raffles' home) and is a popular venue for art exhibitions as well as art performances. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
- MRT: City Hall
- Address: 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. 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...
- Opening Hours: Outdoor Gardens: Daily 05:00 - 02:00
OCBC Skyway: Daily 09:00 - 21:00 (Last ticket sale at 20:00)
Garden Cruiser: Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00 (Last ride),
Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 09:30 - 16:00
- Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Bay
- Tel: +65 6420 6848
Geylang Serai Market is located just five minutes from MRT Paya Lebar. The two-storey building is Malay style and houses a variety of Malay and Middles Eastern products (all halal) such as spices, medicines, batiks, scarves, cosmetics, vegetables and fresh food. Here, you will also come across exotic products like snakes and turtle eggs. There is an interesting food court selling inexpensive Malay foods in the market, too. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from early morning onward
- Location: 5 minutes from MRT Paya Lebar
The most adrenalin-inducing activity in Singapore has got to be the G-Max Reverse Bungy, Singapore’s first ever bungy. Be launched skywards at 200km per hour to a height of 60 metres for approximately five minutes; the experience is not unlike being an astronaut in a rocket launch. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 till late
- Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
- Tel: +65 6338 1146
This mosque was built in 1846. Named after a charitable Malay woman who donated money to build it, the beautiful design is a mix of Malay and colonial styles. At the back of the Mosque are a number of old tombstones including Hajjah Fatimah's. Read More...
- Address: 4001 Beach Road, Kampong Glam
- Tel: +65 6297 2774
Also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, Haw Par Villa is a theme park built around the heroes and legends of Chinese mythology. The park, built with the fortunes made by the Au brothers from the medicinal cure-all Tiger Balm, features a collection of vivid plaster and concrete figures. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
- Tel: +65 6872 2780
- Price Range: SG$ 5 for adults and SG$ 2.50 for children between 3 and 12 years
This small park in the centre of Chinatown is famous for being the only place in Singapore where you can openly speak your mind. Well, as you long you stick to all the rules, which include: being Singaporean, not mentioning religion and making sure you have told the police you plan to speak. Protests often take place here too. There’s usually not much going on during the week, although it is a nice spot to relax outside in the shade. Come at the weekends to see the cheery debates. Read More...
- Location: Between New Bridge, South Canal, South Bridge and Upper Pickering Streets
HortPark is a gardening and leisure/recreational concept. There are 20 themed gardens, for example the Fantasy Garden features characters from the Wizard of Oz . Then there is the Recycling Garden, Herb & Spice Garden, the Water Garden and a tree-climbing corner. HortPark serves as a link that connects Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 – 22:00
- Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, Off Alexandra Road
- Price Range: No admission fee
House of Tan Teng Niah
Possibly Singapore’s most colourful building, the House of Tan Teng Niah sits proudly at the centre of Little India. However, unlike the rest of the attractions in this list, the House of Tan Teng Niah isn’t really Indian. As any linguists may have already realised, this building’s routes lie firmly in the Chinese colonialisation of Singapore, and is the only survivor of its type in the neighbourhood. The India community can take credit for the rainbow of colours that the house is so famous for, as well as the buildings renovation and upkeep. Go to take a photo - or ten - then grab yourself a Biryani in the nearby courtyard for some particularly picturesque alfresco dining.
- Opening Hours: All hours
- Address: 37 Kerbau Road
Located at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa Island, Images of Singapore is a must-visit historical museum featuring audio visual presentations showing Singaporean history and culture, focusing on its people and their lives. In an old-style warehouse format, exhibits include the period when the Malaysians rule, the arrival of the British and the post-colonialist period under Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and more. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 19:00 (Last admission 18:30)
- Address: 40 Imbiah Road, Sentosa Island
- Tel: +65 6279 3284
- Price Range: SG$ 10 for Adult, SG$ 7 for Child (3 - 12 years old)
Formerly known as Government House, Istana is where the Singaporean President's office is located. It was built from 1867 – 1869 by Sir Harry St George Ord, Singapore's first governor. Constructed in the neo-Palladian Anglo-Indian style, it has beautiful surroundings and landscaping including a 105mm Japanese cannon, a six-foot high statue of Queen Victoria hewn from Sicilian marble, four ponds and an old well. The Istana grounds are open to the public annually in celebration of the following occasions: Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day and National Day. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 - 18:00
- Address: Office of the President of the Republic of Singapore Orchard Road, Singapore 238823
This 202,000sqm bird park is located on the western slope of Jurong Hill and houses about 8,000 birds from 600 different species. On the opening day in 1971 a total of 12 countries, seven zoos and 40 private donors had contributed birds to the park. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 18:00
- Location: On the western slope of Jurong Hill, Western Singapore
- Tel: +65 6265 0022
Katong is another nearby east coast area of Singapore full of rows of picturesque Peranakan homes and their traditional cuisine and products. And for those who like temples, try the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple. It is famous for its stunning architecture and murals. Read More...
- Location: East coast of Singapore
KidZania Singapore opened at Sentosa Beach Resort in 2015, adding to the already-long list of family-friendly activities on the island.
The new complex promises to entertain as well as educate youngsters, with several different zones of fully interactive learning stations dotted around the indoors 'kid-sized city'. Some of the highlights out of the 80 or so role-play activities include a fully-sized fuselage of a Boeing 737, a replica bank and a mini hospital where the kids can brush up on their triple-coronary bypass skills. Read More...
- Address: Rakan Riang Pte Ltd 1 Cove Avenue, Level 3, Block B #03-02, Singapore 098537
- Tel: +65 6653 6888
- Website: http://www.kidzania.com.sg/
The Kranji War Memorial (9, Woodlands Road 22km), which is situated far away from the city centre in the northern area of Singapore, is where thousands of the Allied soldiers who died in Southeast Asia in World War II are buried. A register of the names of the soldiers who participated in the war is available for inspection. Singapore's presidents are also buried at Kranji. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - 18:00
- Address: 9 Woodlands Road, Singapore 738656
- Price Range: No admission fee
According to legend, this island was once a giant turtle that transformed itself into a huge rock to help save shipwrecked sailors. Today, the island is still embedded in various beliefs and rituals. Taoists make their annual pilgrimage to the Toa Pekong Temple near the ferry jetty during the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Read More...
- Price Range: Admission to the island, which includes the ferry charges, is SG$ 9 for adults and SG$ 6 for children.
- How to get there: Ferries from the World Trade Centre depart twice daily from Mondays to Saturdays, and six times a day on Sundays and public holidays. The ferries stop at St John's Island as well.
Located on Waterloo Street this famous Chinese temple is dedicated to Kwan Im, the Goddess of Mercy. Each day a large numbers of worshippers come to pay respect and ask for her blessing. This major temple features Chinese-style roofs, granite tiles and the use of red, golden and yellow throughout the building. Read More...
- Address: 178 Waterloo Street, Bugis
- Tel: +65 6337 3965
Connected to St. John’s Island by a large concrete walkway, Lazarus Island is often said to be home to the most beautiful beach in Singapore. Most tourist and day-trippers don’t bother with it, however, as once they make it to St John’s Island via ferry, they usually set up for the day and don’t decide to explore. The short walk across to Lazarus will seem well worth it once you set eyes on the long stretch of unspoilt white sand, palm trees and a tropical jungle making up most of this tiny island.
Built in 1894, Lau Pa Sat, once a wet market, is now a popular hawker centre. This historic building was built with Victorian filigree cast-iron and is located in the heart of Singapore's business area. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Most stalls operate from 10:00 – 23:00
- Location: On the corner of Boon Tat Street and Robinson Road, not far from the Raffles Place MRT station.
- Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
- Tel: +65 6276 0521
LEGOLAND® Malaysia theme park is an ideal destination for travelling families, offering more than 70 thrilling rides, water slides, and live performances. There are seven different areas within the park, appealing to kids of different ages. Toddlers will enjoy Duplo Playtown which features a kid’s size city waiting to be explored. Older children enjoy the high speed amusements in Lego Technic. There is a rollercoaster and a workshop where budding engineers can build their own robots.
There is also plenty for the whole family to enjoy, such as rides in the Land of Adventure or the flagship section of Malaysia’s Legoland called Miniland. Legoland Malaysia Resort’s Miniland is an interactive Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
- Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Johor
- Price Range: Adult RM225 (S$75++), Senior Citizen & Children (age 3 – 11) RM180 (S$60++)
This Taoist temple is located right across from the Thai Buddhist Temple and was built to honour Guanyin (sometimes referred to as Guanyim), the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. She is popular among childless couples who come to pray for its blessings. Its main structure resembles a Chinese palace. Red and yellow are the two main colours used in this temple. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: 371 Race Course Road, Little India
- Tel: +65 6298 9371
This Heritage Centre is located on the same grounds of Istana Kampong Glam, the palace of the former sultan. Malay Heritage Centre comprises nine galleries housed on both floors of the Istana Kampong Glam which tell the story of the Singapore Malays – the second largest ethnic community in Singapore, making up around 15% of the population. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon 13:00 – 18:00, Tue - Sun 10:00 – 18:00
Istana Compound: Daily 08:00 – 21:00
Cultural Show: Wed only at 15:30
- Address: 85 Sultan Gate, near Masjid Sultan in Kampong Glam
- Tel: +65 6391 0450
This cultural themed destination takes visitors back to the old lifestyle of Malays in Singapore around the '50s and '60s. It offers insights of a vintage Malay kampong, weaving tools, music instrumentals, arts and crafts and local coffee shop. Call to check their stage performance schedule at Tel +65 6748 4700. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 – 22:00
- Address: 39 Geylang Serai, a short walk from the Paya Lebar Station on the MRT
- Tel: +65 6748 4700
If you're an orchid enthusiast, the Mandai Orchid Gardens are a must. These gardens are the centre of Singapore's thriving orchid industry, and boasts four hectares of the fragile and beautiful plants. Let the Orchid Gift Box Service deliver the flowers to your loved ones to any address in the world. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 - 17:30
- Location: Next to the Zoological Gardens at Mandai Lake Road
- Tel: +65 269 1036
- Price Range: SG$ 2 for adults and SG$ 0.50 for children
Officially opened in late 2008, Marina Barrage Dam is built across the Marina Channel with a catchment area of 10,000 hectares. It won top prize from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) in May 2009. Locals use it as a recreational area for activities like kite flying and picnicking. Marina Barrage is open to the public 24-hours a day but the information counter is open from 10:00 – 18:00 only. Read More...
- Opening Hours: All day, every day
- Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Bay
- Tel: +65 6514 5959
Opened in 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Sands is part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. But it’s much more than just a hotel and casino; in fact it has everything to become Southeast Asia’s next top entertainment destination. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay
- Tel: +65 6688 8868
Get a taste of the high life at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark by viewing Singapore from above. This large wooden decked area on top of iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel at the edge of the city’s harbour offers a 360-degree panorama, with nothing but a sheet of glass and a few wires between you and the view. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:00 (at 23:00 at the weekend)
- Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
For visitors who are adventurous enough, a must visit in Chinatown should include those food centres (aka hawkers centre). Chinatown has a few to offer i.e Maxwell Road food Centre. It is a fun experience to learn about the original style hawkers food which not around on streets any more. The hawker foods are influenced by three main national cuisines, similar to the way Singapore is made up from; the Chinese, Indian and Malay. Many visitors are fascinating with the items offering here i.e. noodles with dumplings and roast pork, pork rib soup with rice, BBQ stingray with sambal sauce, satay, nasi goreng fried noodles in soya sauce with cockles Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00 (Daily)
- Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Chinatown, on the corner of Maxwell Road and South Bridge Road
The Merlion is the mythical symbol of Singapore, situated at the Merlion Park at Marina Bay. The statue is a creature that is a cross between a fish and a lion, spouting water out from the mouth into the river. This famous imaginary beast attracts over a million visitors per year. Read More...
- Opening Hours: All day
- Location: On the waterfront at Marina Bay, not far from Raffles Place MRT Station
Mount Faber offers superb panoramic views of Sentosa, the harbour, islands to the south as well as the busy central district. It is also home of the Merlion, Singapore’s mythical symbol which sits on top of the hill. Many people go up there to enjoy the scenery then take a cable car to Sentosa for more amazing views along the way. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 19:00
- Location: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road
- Price Range: Free admission to Mount Faber
Opened at the end of 2015, the National Gallery Singapore houses the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, with nearly 10,000 pieces in total. Located in the Civic District of Downtown Singapore, this is the real historic heart of the country, with the gloriously renovated building once being home to City Hall and the National Supreme Court.
Dubbed as Singapore’s latest ‘visual arts institution’ (a fancy name for an art gallery), the government-backed projected aims to ‘strengthen Singapore’s role as a regional and international hub for visual arts’. It’s also the largest of its type in the country with over 64,000 square metres of floor space, Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 20:00 daily
- Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01–01 Singapore 178957
- Tel: +65 6271 7000
- Website: https://www.nationalgallery.sg
This is the oldest museum in Singapore (about 120 years old) and, at more than 18,000sqm, it is the largest. There are two main sections inside; the Living Galleries and History Gallery. The Living Galleries consists of fashion, film, food and photography as well as Chinese Opera. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Singapore History Gallery is open from 10:00 to 18:00 while the Goh Seng Choo Gallery and four Living Galleries are open from 10:00 to 20:00
- Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
- Tel: +65 6332 3659
Centrally located within the lush settings of Singapore Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden, with some of the most exotic orchid collections on the planet. Even though the National Orchid Garden was opened in 1995, beautiful and rare orchids have been a part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens since its founding in 1859. As a result of an orchid collection programme instigated by Henry Ridley – the first director of the gardens – an orchid house was opened in 1899 whose further expansion was initiated by successive directors such as I H Burkill and R E Holttum. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 - 19:00
- Address: 1 Cluny Road, Bukit Timah
- Tel: +65 6471 7361
The National Stadium in Singapore opened in June 2014, replacing the old Kallang Stadium on the same site. The brand new all-purpose sports arena is where you can watch the Singapore National Football team play their home matches, as well as exhibition cricket, rugby, athletic and live music events.
The stadium is by far the biggest in Singapore, holding up to 55,000 people – although the customizable seating can be reduced for smaller events. The spectacular dome-shaped stadium is visible from all over Singapore, with its retractable roof and red/white seating making it stand out as one of Singapore’s most famous landmarks. Read More...
- Address: National Stadium Singapore, 1 Stadium Drive, Kallang, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6653 8900
The NEWater Visitor Center focuses on public education, explaining the advances in water purification technologies for the production of NEWater in water-thirsty Singapore. Visitors are shown around by experienced guides as well as learning through multi-media displays. After the tour ends, visitors will have more understanding of what exactly is in Singaporean tap water. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 09:00 – 17:30
- Address: 20 Koh Sek Lim Road, Singapore 486593, not far from Tanah Merah MRT station
- Tel: +65 6546 7874
This well-run art house and heritage centre was built in 1827 and used as the Parliament House from 1965 to 1999. The famous former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew had his office inside. Nowadays it houses many art exhibitions, dances, films and concerts. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 11:00 – 20:00 (closed on Sun)
- Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
- Tel: +65 6332 6900
One of the most prominent beaches in Singapore, Palawan Beach is well-known for its Pirates of the Caribbean-style suspension bridge linking to a small island which you can walk or even swim across to. Located in the centre of the southern tip of Sentosa, Palawan Beach has fine white sand, palm trees and a few lively beach bars to keep you refreshed from mid-morning to late evening. Once on Sentosa, you can take the shuttle bus around the island to the beach, or walk.
- Location: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore 099981
The Peranakan Museum was officially opened in 2008 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Peranakan culture is a unique culture that is still part of Singapore’s living heritage. The museum features 10 galleries exhibiting more than 1,200 items of Straits Chinese artefacts. Those items include silver, porcelain, jewelry, textiles, food and religious items. It also covers the links with Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar. Check out their boutique museum which houses the finest collection of Peranakan artefacts in the world. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon from 13:00 – 17:00, Tue to Sun: 09:30 – 19:00 (Fri closed at 21:00)
- Address: 39 Armenian Street, City Centre, about a 10-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station
- Tel: +65 6332 7591
Port of the Lost Wonder
Port of the Lost Wonder is an attraction dedicated to families with young children. This Sentosa attraction lies right by the beach, features a whole host of play areas, themed slides and climbing frames, as well as plenty of restaurants and retail options to keep the adults happy. Port of the Lost Wonder organises games and activities throughout the day, both fun and educational for the kids, and also put on their highly recommended ‘Bubble Party’ on the weekends.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:30 Daily (Pirate Ship closes at 06:00)
- Address: 54 Palawan Walk Sentosa, Sentosa Island
- Tel: 1800 736 8672
The seldom talked about Punggol Point Park in the north of Singapore is home to an even more seldom talked about beach – Punggol Beach. Although a little out of the way, this coastal park is well connected by Punggol MRT Station, with a shuttle bus making its way through to the modern development at the northern tip of the country. As well as a jetty, walking trails and ponds, you’ll also find a deserted beach (just follow the signposts in the park). The sand is fine and soft, but there is a collection of huge boulders in the middle that you can’t miss. A perfect place to escape the crowds, with some nice sunset views across to Malaysia to be had.
- Location: Sentul Crescent Road Singapore 822313
This mangrove island has become highly popular as a weekend retreat and offers an interesting variety of activities and sights. You can rent a bike and go mountain-biking on the rocky trails all over the island, go swimming, or camp the night. Read More...
- How to get there: To get to Pulau Ubin, take an exotic bum-boat ride from Changi jetty.
Raffles Hotel, a legendary property, consisted of only a few bungalows when it first opened in 1887. Nowadays it offers 103 suites with 65 boutiques and stores, as well as food and beverage outlets in the hotel’s arcades. The Raffles Museum is probably the highlight for none-hotel guests. It is a must for history buffs as the museum exhibits many period items from 1880 to 1939 including silver, china, letters and postcards plus many 19th century photographs of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Raffles Museum: Daily from 10:00 – 19:00
Shopping Arcade: Opening times depend on each shop but usually 10:30 -19:30 daily
- Address: 1 Beach Road, City Centre
- Tel: +65 6337 1886
- Tour Available: Night Tour
Raffles Place and its environs, situated right outside the entrance of Raffles Place MRT, are now occupied by skyscrapers such as the UOB Plaza and OUB Building. It is Singapore's business and financial centre, and is often known as the Central Business District. From the viewing room on the 28th floor of UOB Plaza One, which is open to the public, you can get a spectacular view of Singapore River, the civic district and its colonial structures and Boat Quay. Read More...
Red Dot Design Museum will make you look at everyday objects in a different light. Taking the mystery out of innovations that make our life easier and exploring some of the more unusual gizmos and gadgets, it is easy to spend an hour or so here. Although it’s a fairly small gallery, the spectrum of design is large and varied; everything from advertising posters, packaging, computers to household appliances. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Tue & Fri 11:00 – 18:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00 (closed every Wed & Thu)
- Address: 28 Maxwell Road (red dot traffic), Singapore 069120
- Tel: +65 6327 8027
The country’s first as well as biggest integrated resort spread over 49 hectares of land, Resort World Sentosa is a highly-sought-after tourist spot owned and operated by Genting Singapore Public Limited Company - a segment of Malaysia’s Genting Group. Along with its four world-class hotels, the Universal Studio that enthralls visitors with its movie-themed highlights and Marine Life Park – the world’s largest oceanarium, Resorts World Sentosa is equally commendable for its casino; the first of its kind in Singapore. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
- Tel: +65 6577 8888
Discover another fun experience while at Sentosa such as the Skyride – an open-air cable-driven chairlift. Then try the luge which is a non-motorised, three-wheel carrier (aka self-driving car system) going down a steep hill. Visitors will enjoy the tree-top view of the nearby beaches before screaming at the top of their lungs as they lurch down the 650-metre track which starts near the Imbiah Lookout and ends at the Siloso Beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 21:30
- Location: Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Island
- Tel: +65 6274 0472
- Tour Available: Sentosa Island Tour (Afternoon)
Located in the centre of Singapore’s major shopping district on Bras Basah Road, it is an ideal place to see close to 8,000 pieces of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. With over 10,000sqm, this museum, run with international standard museum facilities, offers 14 fully climate-controlled galleries. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - 19:00, Fri close at 21:00
- Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
- Tel: +65 6332 3222
Singapore Bazaar & Flea Market
A wonderful shopping location in Bugis and Kampong Glam area (think cheap T-shirts and tourist knick-knacks) on Bugis Street and a flea market by the name of Sungei Road Thieves Market. Fun places to spend an afternoon, especially at weekends
- Location: On Bugis Street and on Sungei Road
The Singapore Botanic Gardens was established by Sir Stamford Raffles but was closed down after his death in 1826. The current garden was founded in 1859 and has developed into something quite unique, featuring a small tropical rainforest, a ginger garden and an orchid garden.The National Orchid Garden has a collection of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrid orchids. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 05:00 – 24:00
- Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
- Tel: +65 6471 7361
- Tour Available: City Tour
Fans of butterflies and insects will enjoy the Butterfly & Insect Kingdom, located on Sentosa Island. It features about 3,000 species of butterflies and insects with an exhibition hall explaining their life cycle as well as an informative frame collection. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:30 (Last admission at 18:00)
- Address: 51 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099702
- Tel: +65 6275 0013
Singapore Discover Centre is an 'edutainment' experience. A bus tour takes guests around an 88-hectare training ground for army, navy and air force officers at the SAFTI Military Institute. At the Shooting Gallery, visitors can try out a computer-simulated shooting game using real rifles or alternatively try the Crossfire Paintball which is ideal for team-building exercises, with entertainment and educational possibilities. Enjoy the 3D iWERKS, a 344-seater world-class theatre, equipped with a five-storey high screen and excellent sound systems along with 2D and 3D viewing. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 09:00 – 18:00 (closed on Mondays)
- Location: A 30-minute drive from the city or a 10-minute walk from Joo Koon MRT Station.
- Address: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
- Tel: +65 6792 6188
Singapore Grand Prix’s roots go as far back as 1961, when it was known as the Orient Year Grand Prix. A year later, it was named Malaysia Grand Prix, before being changed to Singapore Grand Prix in 1965 when the republic gained its independence. The only Formula One race held at night, the Singapore Grand Prix is presents a mixture of top music performances and enhanced on-track action. Read More...
- Address: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
- Tel: +65 6738 6738
Meet the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel – the Singapore Flyer. It is a one-of-a-kind experience in Asia. Built over a three-story terminal building, Singapore Flyer is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres in height and travels at 0.21m per second. Each of its 28 city-bus-sized air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
- Location: Southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land
- Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
- Tel: +65 6333 3311
- Tour Available: Singapore Flyer
This gallery is housed in the Singapore Mint which makes the country's coins. On exhibit are an array of domestic and foreign coins and medals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
- Address: 20 Teban Gardens Crescent, near Boon Lay MRT
- Tel: +65 566 2626
- Price Range: No admission fee
The Singapore Navy Museum traces the development of naval forces in Singapore, from the Straits Settlements Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in the 19th century to the Republic of Singapore Navy of today. Also on display are antique marine equipment, historic photos and details of the high-tech missile corvette vessels of the current Navy. Don't forget to bring along your passport. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
- Location: Endurance Block, Sembawang Camp, ex-HMS Terror Barrack
- Address: Endurance Block 36 Admiralty Road West, Levels 1 to 3, Sembawang Camp, ex-HMS Terror Barrack
- Tel: +65 6750 5585
- Price Range: No admission fee
Singapore Night Safari is a world-class attraction that not only provide entertainment and wonder for visitors, but are dedicated to conservation, rescue and research to help improve the lives of animals both in captivity and in the wild. Thousands of animals from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas can be seen in the spacious natural environments of Night Safari. These attraction alone help Singapore earn its well-deserved reputation as one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 19:30 – 24:00 (Last admission at 23:00)
Restaurants and Retail Shops: Open daily from 18:00
- Address: Night Safari, Singapore 729826
- Tel: +65 6269 3411
- Tour Available: Night Safari Tour
Housed in a quaint old building which dates back to 1908, a browse around the Singapore Philatelic Museum makes for an interesting afternoon for both stamp collectors and non-collectors alike. There's a fine collection of local and international stamps, as well as first day covers. The stamps provide a thought-provoking glimpse of the development of Singapore and its multicultural society across the decades, through the pictorial, artistic and administrative lens of the different historical periods. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon 13:00 - 17:00, Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
- Address: 23-B Coleman Street Singapore, Singapore 179807
- Tel: +65 337 3888
- Price Range: SG$ 6 for adults and SG$ 4 for children (3-12 years)
The Singapore River, which cuts through the heart of the city, was for many decades the main artery of trade and commerce for the British. Today, the stately Victorian and neo-classical Roman structures still stand proudly along the river banks, but they jostle for space with the many concrete-and-glass skyscrapers that have shot up in more modern times. Read More...
- Tour Available: Day Adventure & Duck Tour
The Singapore Science Centre 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 600 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...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - 18:00
- Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
- Tel: +65 6425 2500
This beach can be found on the south-western coast of Sentosa, and is well-known for being a popular picnic spot for families at the weekend, as well as hosting a range of beach sports such as volleyball, beach football and canoeing. This is probably the best-catered-for beach in Singapore, with a range of bars, restaurants, shops and hotels near the beachfront, which underwent a S$3.3 million makeover at the end of 2012.
- Location: 51 Imbiah Walk Sentosa Singapore 099538
Singapore Expo is the largest and most used MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions) venue in Singapore, with over 100,000 square meters of floor space spread across ten multipurpose, connectable halls – also making it one of the largest of its type in Asia.
Whether you’re on a business trip, attending a seminar or just coming to grab a bargain at one of the many sales exhibitions at Singapore Expo, it’s extremely easy to find. The venue, while located outside of the city centre, even has its own namesake MRT station near Changi Airport, as well as a 2,200 capacity onsite carpark. Read More...
- Address: Singapore EXPO, 1 Expo Drive, #02-01, Singapore 486150
- Tel: +65 (0) 6403 2160
- Website: http://singaporeexpo.com.sg
Kids and adults alike will find plenty to get excited about at the Singapore Zoo, which houses more than 2,500 animals from 315 species in a large rainforest environment. Many displays offer a 'token' feeding experience or other interactive features, letting visitors get an up-close view of the exotic creatures in action. See animals big and small from all parts of the world, from butterflies to Asian elephants, from colourful tropical birds to polar bears. Monkeys and large primates are a major attraction here, with full exhibits devoted to orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and baboons. The Zoo is also a centre for wildlife rescue, health care and research, and is part Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 18:00 (Last admission at 17:30)
- Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
- Tel: +65 6269 3411
- Tour Available: Singapore Zoo Tour
This large temple was built in 1908 and is now classified a national monument. The temple, which commemorates Buddha's birth and death, has a highly decorated gateway, accessible only by bridge, which opens into a courtyard. Inside the temple you will find huge incense burners and a beautifully carved Buddha imported from Thailand. The temple grounds also hold a monastery, a smaller temple and a rock garden. Read More...
- Address: 184E Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319941
- Tel: +65 6259 6924
Sisters' Islands is made up of two islands – Big Sister's Island (3.9 hectares), and Little Sister's Islands (1.7 hectares) good for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also enjoy a picnic on the grass or the sandy beach. There is no regular ferry service to the island, however, so you will have to rent a water taxi (at SG$ 50 per hour) at Jardine Steps or Clifford Pier. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
- Address: Sisters' Islands, Singapore 000703
- Tel: +65 6275 0398
- Price Range: Water taxi rental at SG$ 50 per hour
Songs of the Sea
Songs of the Sea has closed.
Songs of the Sea is another entertainment choice on Sentosa Island. Here, visitors will enjoy an amazing nightly 25-minute light show with high tech and dramatic effects, special computer-generated images, captivating music and stunning bursts of flame as well as a wonderful display of water jets plus a good story line. This wonderful outdoor theme show is a fun way to spend time with family and friends.
- Opening Hours: Daily 19:40 and 20:40, Additional show at 21:40 every Sat (For the month of June)
- Location: On Sentosa Island
- Tour Available: Sentosa Island Tour (Sunset)
South Beach Singapore is the latest development to redefine the Downtown skyline, with two 40-storey skyscrapers towering over the Marina Bay area as well as an onsite a lifestyle mall, a couple of luxury hotels, office spaces and hundreds of permanent residences.
Located on South Beach Road (hence the name), the site is walking distance from famous Singapore attractions such as Raffles Hotel, The Marina Bay, Esplanade and The Singapore Flyer. Completion of the futuristic shopping mall and enormous twin towers is due in 2016, but the good news is that their fancy boutique hotel (‘The South Beach Singapore’) is already open and taking bookings. Read More...
- Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763 (Access Via Nicoll Highway)
- Tel: +65 6818 1888
Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore is situated right in the middle of Chinatown. This colourful temple, with its many intricate statues on its outer walls and inner altars, was built in 1827. Today, it is popular venue for Hindu weddings, and is also the temple where the annual Thimithi fire-walking festival is held in October. The temple, which recently underwent some renovations, is a designated national monument. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - 12:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
- Address: 244 South Bridge Road, Chinatown
- Tel: +65 6223 4064
- Tour Available: Singapore City Tour
This Hindu temple was built in 1855 and is dedicated to Perumal (or Vishnu). Visitors will be impressed by the legend of Vishnu’s nine reincarnations on the Gopuram. It was declared a national monument in 1978. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 06:30 - 12:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
- Address: 397 Serangoon Road, Little India
- Tel: +65 6298 5771
Also known as the Chettiar Hindu Temple, this temple was built on the site of a former temple dating back to the 1850s. Constructed in the South Indian style, it has a number of shrines with glass-panelled roofs that are angled to catch the rays of the sun when it rises and sets. Read More...
- Address: 15 Tank Road, Little India
- Tel: +65 6737 9393
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was built in 1881 and is dedicated to the goddess Kali. It is nowadays the busiest temple in Little India. Admission free. Please remember to remove your shoes when entering. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 - 12:30 and 16:00 – 20:30
- Address: 141 Serangoon Road, Little India
- Tel: +65 6295 4538
This elegant Anglican cathedral at St Andrew's Street was built after its predecessor, a church built by G D Coleman in 1938, was destroyed in 1852 by lightning strikes. The present cathedral was designed by Ronald MacPherson in 1856. A visitors centre at the church displays photos, pictures, artifacts and a video of the church's history. Guided tours are also available. Read More...
- Address: 11 Street Andrew's Road, City Centre
- Tel: +65 6337 6104
St John's Island
This island has several good beaches for swimming, and provides changing rooms, toilets, picnic spots and swimming areas. It is a popular as a weekend getaway and for camping trips, but you wish for something closer to civilisation there are always colonial bungalows that you can rent. Check with the ticket counter at the World Trade Centre.
- Price Range: Admission to the island, which includes the ferry charges, is SG$ 9 for adults and SG$ 6 for children.
- How to get there: Ferries from the World Trade Centre depart twice daily from Mondays to Saturdays, and six times a day on Sundays and public holidays. The ferries stop at Kusu Island as well.
The city-state has two statues of Sir Stamford Raffles, recognised as Singapore’s founder. Sir Raffles' dark bronze statue stands tall in front of Victoria Theatre. Its replica, made in pure white poly-marble, stands at North Boat Quay to mark the spot where he first landed on the island in 1819. Both areas are popular with locals, especially on cool evenings. Read More...
- Location: Victoria Theatre and North Boat Quay
- Tour Available: Night Tour
The biggest mosque in Singapore, the Sultan Mosque is situated at North Bridge Road, near the ethnic quarter of Arab Street. It was originally built by Sultan Hussain Shah of Johore in 1824.
In 1928, the original structure was replaced by the current mosque, which was designed by Denis Santry. The Sultan Mosque has a massive golden dome and a large prayer hall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00
- Address: 3 Muscat Street, off North Bridge Road within the Kampong Glam
- Tel: +65 6293 4405
The Sungei Buloh Nature Park is a great place for bird-watching, being a regional stopover for birds on their North-South migrations. An 87-hectare wetland reserve, the park is a little less than an hour's ride by car from the centre of town. The park gives you an idea of the mangrove swamps that once surrounded Singapore. There's a visitor centre, boardwalks and bird-watching hides, from which you can spot night herons, or the white-breasted water hen. Also keep a lookout for various species of butterflies, mud-skippers and monitor lizards. If you're interested in aquaculture, prawn and fish farming is carried out in the park. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00, Sat - Sun & Public holidays 07:00 - 19:00
- Address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
- Tel: +65 6794 1401
The Supreme Court building, built in 1939, was one of the last colonial buildings to be constructed in the civic district area. Its handsome Corinthian columns boast murals by Italian artist Cavaliere Rodolfo Nolli. You can pick up a "Guide to the Supreme Court", as well as watch a mulitmedia presentation on the Singapore judiciary system and view the Supreme Court Open House and Exhibition. Next to the Supreme Court, an impressive flight of steps leads up to the City Hall. This is where the Japanese officially surrendered, at the end of World War II. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Address: 3 Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore 178958
This is arguably Singapore’s best beach for relaxing in the daytime, thanks to its slightly more secluded position on the south coast of Sentosa. This crescent-shaped hideout has shallow warm waters, fine white sand and tropical palm trees – all the essential ingredients to make for a perfect beach and help you forget it’s not actually natural. Tanjong Beach is also well-known for its parties, thrown at the popular Tanjong Beach Club, which generally happen about twice a month at night. However, this bar usually provides more relaxed vibes in the day time, with its swimming pool, sun-loungers and extensive menu of drinks.
- Location: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk Sentosa Island Singapore 098942
The Thai Buddhist Sakyamuni Buddha Gaya Temple was established by the Thai monk Vuthisara in 1927. The architecture is mainly in Thai style with a large 15-metre-high Buddha statue seated inside the temple as well as many smaller images. The Buddha image is surrounded by numerous light bulbs, which is why many people call it the Temple of 1,000 lights. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 – 16:45
- Address: 366 Race Course Road, Little India
- Tel: +65 6294 0714
- Price Range: No admission fee
The Padang, which means simply "field" in Malay, was the recreational centrepiece of colonial life. The old colonial civic district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has a similar landmark. This open grass field was where the more sports-inclined British played a round of cricket, or where people took a nice stroll in the evenings. The Singapore Cricket Club still exists today, and its members can still be seen playing cricket at the Padang on weekends.
For some fantastic views over Singapore, The Pinnacle@Duxton boasts an impressive 50th-floor skybridge which is open to the public 09:00-21:00 every day. Best of all, this observation deck doesn’t charge silly prices for the privilege of taking the elevator up (we’re looking at you Marina Bay Sands), with tickets costing just SGD 5! Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- MRT: Outram Park
- Address: 1G Cantonnment Road, Singapore
The Singapore Turf Club is the only horse-racing club in operation in Singapore, and is part of the Malayan Racing Association who also run three other clubs across the border. With a long history stretching back to 1842, the club has changed location and names numerous times; today, you can find it located at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji – opposite Kranji MRT Station towards the east of the island.
Race meetings run at the Singapore Turf club on a regular basis, normally twice per week on the weekend (do check their website for specific times and details). This means there are around 100 meetings per year, with everybody allowed Read More...
- Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – depending on race
- MRT: Kranji
- Address: 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore Racecourse Kranji, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6879 1000
The Southern Ridges is a nine-km long trail across the south of Singapore, linking Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park. It’s a great place for outdoor activities, especially for runners, nature lovers and hikers. There are about eight trails at Southern Ridges; all are well connected with good facilities along the way (i.e. toilets, drink-vending machines, restaurants and cafes.) Read More...
- Opening Hours: 24 hours (Night time walking is not encouraged)
- Location: Henderson Road
Thian Hock Keng, or the Temple of Heavenly Happiness, is the oldest and probably most interesting Chinese temple in Singapore. Built circa 1820, this Taoist-Buddhist temple was dedicated to to Ma Zu Po, the Mother of Heavenly Sages and the protector of sailors. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 - 17:30
- Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street, in the middle of Chinatown
- Tel: +65 6423 4616
The Treetop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir is a big project and a pioneer of its genre in Singapore. Some 25 metres high and 250 metres long, the wooden walkway bridge gives you the opportunity to see Singapore in a different way: without one tall building in sight – just a fantastic panoramic view of the forest. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00. Sat and public holidays 08:30 - 17:00. Closed on Mondays.
- Location: At the MacRitchie Reservoir Park
This famous oceanarium offers a collection of about 2,500 marine creatures from 250 species as well as a popular dolphin show. One of its highlights is the walk-through tunnel which makes one really feel like being underwater. Among the interesting marine life are colourful tropical fishes, sharks, dugongs, rays and giant crabs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 - 19:00 (last entry 18:30)
Fish Reflexology 10:00 - 19:00 (last appointment at 18:15)
- Address: 80 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098969
- Tel: +65 6275 0030
- Tour Available: Sentosa Island Tour
The latest addition to Singapore’s attractions is Universal Studios. Opened in March 2010, it has seven themed sections with countless rides and shows, all related to major hit movies. The park is part of the US$4.5 billion Resorts World Sentosa Development. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: 11 Sentosa East Mall, Singapore 099054
- Tel: +65 6577 8888
Wild Wild Wet Singapore is one of the most popular waterparks in the country, promising an action-packed day of water-filled fun. There’s a good mix of adrenaline-filled slides, as well as plenty of gentle flumes and pools to please family members of all ages and tastes.
Located at Downtown East, tickets to Wild Wild Wet start at just $20/$24 off-peak/peak for adults and $13/$16 off-peak/peak for children (3-12 years). There is a full list of ticket and package details on their website, although there’s no need to book tickets in advance (as they’re available to buy on the door). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
- Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
- Tel: +65 6581 9128
- Website: http://www.wildwildwet.com
The great thing about the light and sound show at Marina Bay is that it is visible from both sides of the water. If you are standing in front of the hotel looking towards the city you can hear the music and see the projected images on the water fountains. From the city side looking towards the hotel you see not only the water fountains but also a series of lasers which light up Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 20:00 and 21:30, Fri - Sat 20:00, 21:30 and 23:00
- Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay