Top things to do in Singapore

Written by Neha Monga
August 21, 2017  

Planning a trip to Singapore anytime soon. Here is our list of top things to do when you are in the Garden City.

Universal Studios Singapore:

Singapore’s only movie-themed park is a star attraction for children and adults alike. The park consists of 7 themed zones, each themed zone has its own attractions, shopping, eating establishments and street entertainment around the theme.  There are rides, street performances, live shows and movie characters. After an exhilarating day out, step in to the many themed restaurants across the parks. The theme park will take up almost all your day so you need to plan your itinerary accordingly. Also, don’t forget to buy your tickets online to avoid the rush at the ticket counters.

Gardens by the Bay:

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Singapore, often referred to as the Garden City, is also home to the beautiful Gardens by the Bay. It is one of the top attractions in Singapore which features the world’s largest glass greenhouse, the Flower Dome. Anyone even passing Gardens by the Bay will immediately notice the Gardens’ massive Supertrees. These tree-shaped vertical gardens are between nine to 16 storeys tall. One can take a walk on the suspended walkway between two Supertrees to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the gardens. The garden also has a range of eateries from casual cafes to posh restaurants all with a view of the gardens.

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Marina Bay:

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Marina Bay Sands is a sprawling hotel, casino, mall, theatre, exhibition and museum complex. Star of the show, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, located on Bayfront Avenue, offers an observation deck and a stunning infinity pool where you can gaze at the city from 57 stories up. Though the infinity pool is only accessible to the hotel’s guests, the observation deck can be visited by purchasing a ticket.


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Chinatown is most known for its traditional shops, night markets and late-night food spots. The ever-bustling Chinatown is a one stop shop for buying souvenirs and gifts to bring back home and is constantly buzzing with pedestrians passing in and out of its shops, eateries and food stalls. For a night out on the town, one can venture on over to the Tangong Pagar district, which offers loads of bars, pubs and karaoke lounges. However, it is best to avoid the place weeks before the Chinese New Year, which occurs in January or February, as it gets very crowded around that time.

Singapore Zoo:

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Home to 39 species, Singapore Zoo is often appreciated for how well it has been maintained. Both kids and adults enjoy the zoo and it is recommended to allot as much as an entire day for the zoo as there is that much to see. Along with numerous exhibits, guests can also attend animal shows, go on tours and safaris (the night safari is particularly popular), or even feed some of the animals. If you are visinting with the kids, let them have fun  at the Rainforest Kidzworld, a wonderland of slides, swings, pony rides and farmyard animals happy for a feed.

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Orchard Park:

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Spanning almost 2.2 km, Orchard Road is a swanky, tree-lined one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive shopping malls and hotels. It offers 22 shopping malls and six large department stores with around 5,000 brands to choose from.It is a Great Street to shop, dine, stay, play, work, and live. This electric boulevard buzzes with the whizzing of cars, the humming of neon lights and the swiping of credit cards.

Merlion Park:

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Merlion Park is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore. Merlion Park is home to Singapore’s mythical beast, Merlion, which has the body of a fish and the head of a lion. There are two Merlion statues in this park. At night time, the place is well lit; coupled with the gentle breeze and the bright skyline, the beauty of the park is further enhanced. There are a few cafés and gift shops under the bridge where one can purchase some lovely souvenir items.

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Little India:

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Little India today is one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts. Start at the Tekka Centre, a traditional wet market and food court where fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dry goods are sold. Cruise down Serangoon Road to find more groceries, restaurants, teahouses, tailors and Mustafa Centre, a massive department store selling anything and everything. While you are still there don’t forget to fill your tummies with yummy North Indian and South Indian food.

Clarke Quay:

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Clarke Quay is a riverside quay in Singapore famous for its stunning waterside restaurants and exciting collection of bars and clubs. It is the busiest of the three bays in Singapore.  It is especially popular for its nightlife among both locals and tourists. Clubs to pubs to restaurants for simple dinner, this is one of the places where Singaporeans and foreigners head for clubbing.

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