Top 10 Singapore - Area by Area
The Best of Singapore
Visitors to Singapore can enjoy some of the most luxurious hotels, largest shopping complexes, finest restaurants, fascinating attractions and buzzing nightlife in the whole of Asia. Attracting tens-of-millions of tourists every year, this cosmopolitan country has enough options to suit every taste and budget.
With visitors spoilt for choice in terms of accommodation, dining and entertainment, it’s easy to miss all the best places to go on the island. However, with our extensive knowledge and experience of the Lion City, we have compiled the Top 10 of everything in our Singapore Guide.
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Best of Chinatown Singapore10 Best Everything Chinatown Singapore
Chinatown in Singapore is one of the most exciting and eclectic districts on the island, combining a wealth of history and culture. Once the settling place for many Chinese immigrants that moved to the city, it’s now a bustling neighbourhood with plenty of sights, restaurants, bars and shops. One of the most famous attractions has to be Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and four-storey centre of worship decorated in red, green and gold. Just along the road is the Sri Mariamman Temple, dedicated to the Hindu gods.
Singapore Chinatown is a great place to experience cheap and tasty street food, and Maxwell Food Center is a hawker institution. In recent years, the area has also become a haven for independent restaurants, with Duxton Hill leading the pack. When the sun sets Chinatown is also a great place to party, with Ann Siang Hill and Club Street offering a wide variety of cool bars and exciting clubs. Check out our guides of what to do and see and where to eat and shop in Chinatown Singapore.
Best of Clarke Quay10 Best Everything Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay has fast become Singapore’s go-to entertainment zone, particularly at night when the city’s lights shine at their brightest. This modern development of bars, restaurants, shopping centres and nightclubs is also one of the most picturesque spots in the city-state thanks to its waterside location, bathed in the shadows of the towering CBD in the background. Every new pub, club and restaurant in the country is eager to get in on the action in this sought-after Singapore area, so there is inevitably a huge range of wining, dining and shopping options to choose from. Scroll down and find the best of the bunch in our carefully chosen Top 10 hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping and Nightlife in Clarke Quay!
Best of Orchard Road10 Best Everything Orchard Road
Orchard Road is the commercial centre of Singapore and one of the most famous shopping avenues in the world. A seemingly endless line of mega malls dominate the street on either side with cutting-edge architecture and promises of retail heaven within. However, there is more to Orchard Road than shopping. Family friendly activities take place in most malls and the size and scope of the attractions and activities continue to grow more amazing. There is also a complete range of restaurants to choose from – hawker centre to fine dining, Orchard Road has you covered. Even at night there are a cluster of cool bars to enjoy with some great sundowner happy hours, modern design and comfortable lounge-type ambiance. Our Top 10 Everything in Orchard Road gives you a complete rundown of everything you need to know before you go!
Best of Little India10 Best Everything Little India
This Top 10 Little India section compiles all the best attractions, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and hotels in one of Singapore’s most vibrant and lovable areas. Being an enclave for all things Indian, our 10 Best Restaurants list is inevitably bursting full of curry houses, whilst our selection of the top 5 attractions provides some great cultural things to do and see.
This often frantic area is in no short supply of shopping options either, and we’ve covered them all, from the mega-malls to the quaint shopping alleyways tucked away down side streets. The colour, smiles and smells are all authentically sub continental and warm, making this one of the city's must-visit districts. Make the most of your time here with this guide to the best of Little India!
Best of Marina Bay10 Best Everything Marina Bay
This Top 10 Marina Bay section wraps up all the best places to hit for sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife in what is Singapore’s most iconic area. Marina Bay, once a modest expanse of water leading in to the Singapore River, has undergone a redevelopment in vast proportions. The result is simply spectacular. Everywhere you look, you’re surrounded by gleaming 21st century architecture, with obvious highlights including the Marina Bay Sands resort, Esplanade and the towering CBD skyline in the background.
All entries found in our best attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife at Marina Bay fall within walking distance from the bay, overlapping slightly with the Financial District towards the west and Clarke Quay and Civic District towards the north. Scroll down to discover this incredible area in all of its glory.
Best of Bugis and Kampong Glam10 Best Everything Bugis and Kampong Glam
Bugis and Kampong Glam are two separate neighbourhoods lying next to one another, slightly northwest of the central Civic District. Whilst Bugis is was once well-known for its seedy nightlife scene back when the American military frequented Singapore, the area has shrugged off this rather naughty reputation; it’s now much better known for its quality shopping options and plethora of trendy restaurants, bistros and boutique hotels. Kampong Glam, like the neighbouring Bugis area, is both ethnically and culturally diverse, though most famous for being an enclave for the Singapore’s Arab population, so expect plenty of cafes and delightful Middle East eastern cuisine.
This Top 10 of Everything in Bugis and Kampong Glam section has been complied to bring you the best attractions, restaurants, nightlife and shopping in the area.
Best of Civic District10 Best Everything Civic District
The Civic District at the very core of Singapore is best known for its important government buildings, fascinating museums, protected parks and memorial spaces. Best accessible from City Hall MRT, this compact area of downtown Singapore is home to some superb restaurants, buzzing nightlife and excellent shopping choices.
This whole section of our Singapore Guide is dedicated to bringing you the best of what the Civic District has to offer. Our experts on the ground have selected 10 of the finest hotels, as well as restaurants that serve up stunning cuisine from around the world, fun nightlife spots and eclectic shopping options. Don’t miss a trick when visiting this historic area, with our Top 10 of Everything in the Civic District.
Best of Sentosa10 Best Everything Sentosa
Sentosa sits just off the main Singapore Island, and welcomes over 5 million visitors a year who come for its countless attractions, spotless beaches and range of fine nightlife and dining options. Although meaning ‘peace and tranquility’, Sentosa’s real specialty is fun – and lots of it. The vast Resorts World Sentosa dominates the island with its numerous family friendly attractions, fine restaurants and hotel. The splendid beaches here do justice to the ‘tranquility’ Sentosa’s name promises, although come after dark on the weekend and the parties here might persuade you otherwise.
This Best of Everything in Sentosa section is your ultimate guide to finding the best attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife on the island. Our Singapore experts have done their research to pick out the finest choices so you don’t have to settle for second best.