Singapore makes it easy for first timers. This island state is made up of expats, so you’ll never feel out of place no matter where you’re from. The challenge for you is not finding something to do, it trying to filter out the best stuff from the hundreds of attractions and activities on offer. That’s why this survival guide is so handy – we’ve done the filtering for you.
Choosing the best things to do in Singapore was no easy task; this is a city bursting to the seams with impressive attractions, exciting activities, and plenty of day trips for all the family. 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.
Singapore At a Glance
Here’s a summary of what we like about Singapore, and also what we don’t like. We have tried to give a balanced view, so you can decide in seconds if this is the right place for you.
Singapore has loads of fun attractions to enjoy. We particulalrly like the combination of art and nature found in Gardens by The Bay – especially the ‘Supertrees’ that look like something straight out of a Sci-Fi magazine. Universal Studios is great for families. For a spot of culture, check out the magnificent The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown.
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 Read More»
Universal Studios Singapore
The latest addition to Singapore’s attractions is Universal Studios. Opened in March 2010, it has seven themed sections Read More»
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a remarkable four-story temple. When entering the gate, you’ll immediately notice the Read More»
This is just a snapshot of what there is to do in Singapore at night. The city state is packed full of swanky bars and clubs, and we’ve picked out a couple of our absolute favourites, but there’s also more wholesome fun to be had down on Sentosa Island or at the renowned night safari in the north of Singapore.
1 Altitude Bar
1 Altitude is the highest al fresco rofftop bar in Asia and boasts some of the best views in Singapore. On the 63rd Read More»
Any review of the Singapore club scene should begin with Zouk. This popular club, which has been compared with some of Read More»
Singapore Night Safari
Offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen. Read More»
Shopping malls, night markets or exclusive boutiques – whatever style of shopping you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it in Singapore. Below are some of the most iconic places to start.
A stylish architectural wonder, ION Orchard glows like a futuristic beacon at the end of Orchard Road enticing Read More»
Chinatown Food Street
Chinatown Food Street has had a bit of a makeover, making it one of the best places to eat cheap, tasty and authentic Read More»
Open 24 hours, the Mustafa Centre offers a unique market style shopping experience. Designer products are in abundance Read More»
Three of Our Favourite Hotels
In case you still haven’t booked a place to stay, here’s a list of three of our favourite hotels in Singapore. We have chosen properties in different parts of town and at different price points to give you a bit of choice.
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