The island-nation of Singapore has a vast variety of attractions that you will want to check out on your next travel adventure. Singapore is an outstanding place to visit on a short Asian itinerary because you can be introduced to Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cultures there through this city-state’s food, festivities, and neighborhoods. If you are looking to travel to Singapore, you will want to check out these 12 attractions.
Top Attractions for Everyone
Singapore has many wonderful attractions, but there are three in particular that everyone needs to see while they are in this city-state.
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a shopping mall that everyone needs to visit. It is a great place to pick up those items that you wished you had remembered to pack on your Singapore adventure because it features women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, electronics, sports and fitness gear and many other things. The main reason you will want to visit the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, however, is the canal that runs through the middle of the mall. You can take a ride on a gondola down the mall with stops near your favorite stores.
Learn more about the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore by visiting Shoot First Eat Later.
Learn the secrets the night holds by going on a night safari. Hop on a special safari golf cart headed for the Asian elephants. After you watch the younger ones try to steal food from the matriarch, then move on to see the fishing cat hunt her prey before seeing the nocturnal habits of many other animals including striped hyenas, Asian otters, Himalayan tahr and others. End the night with a special 25-minute show allowing you to have an up-close encounter with even more amazing wildlife. Consider starting your adventure early by having supper at one of the many dining venues.
Learn more about the Night Safari in Singapore by visiting Planet-Trekker-Blog.
Jurong Bird Park
See more than 5,000 birds from 400 different species at Jurong Bird Park. Stroll through the walk-through aviary that is one of the largest in Asia where you can see over 600 birds along with a 98-foot waterfall. Feed over lory species in their habitat that is over nine stories high. View one of the world’s most complete collections of pelican species before strolling around Flamingo Lake. Watch birds of prey take to the air during their bird show. If you have children, then they will not want to miss out on the fun sleepovers that occur here frequently.
Learn more about Jurong Bird Park in Singapore by visiting The Happy Trip.
Top Attractions For Families With Kids
If you are looking for a family vacation destination, then you definitely need to consider Singapore. Here is a sampling of things you might want to do with your family.
Hear lions roar, laugh at the antics of sea lions and watch orangutans swing from the treetops by visiting the Singapore Zoo. Arrive early so that you can enjoy a personalized breakfast while the orangutans gaze lovingly at your table. Take your time going through the 706,000 cubic- foot equatorial rainforest biodome allowing you to spot all the camouflaged animals located there. Get close so that you will be splashed during the Splash Safari Show featuring the playful sea lions and their pals. Consider letting your children participate in one of their special camps like the Junior Zoo Keeper or the family campout at the zoo.
Learn more about the Singapore Zoo in Singapore by visiting Our 3 Kids v the World.
Singapore S.E.A. Aquarium
See over 100,000 marine animals from more than 1,000 species spread across 50 habitats at the S.E.A. Aquarium. This aquarium is one of the largest in the world holding more than 12,000,000 US gallons of water, and it was the largest aquarium in the world when it opened in 2012. Different members of the family may enjoy participating in unique presentations set up just for them. Everyone may enjoy going on a VIP Tour together where they can get back-of-the-house tours of the dolphin along with priority access to all areas of the aquarium.
Learn more about the S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore by visiting Wilson Travel Blog.
Universal Studios Theme Park
Get your thrills at the Universal Studios Theme Park that is divided into seven unique zones with more than 23 rides, so every member of the family is sure to find one that they love. A special area allows the youngest members of your family to shake Elmo’s hand, take a family photo with the Minions while older children will enjoy riding the world’s tallest dueling roller coaster. Tots will adore having breakfast with their favorite Sesame Street characters. If you are short on time, then consider upgrading your visit to the VIP Tour giving you many red-carpet experiences and fast-tracks to all rides.
Learn more about Universal Studios Theme Park in Singapore by visiting Pinoy Adventurista.
Top Attractions for Couples
Whether you are an empty-nester, chose to never have children, have not had any yet or are just looking for some special couple time, then Singapore has many unique attractions that you will want to check out.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
For over 158 years, the Singapore Botanic Gardens has been delighting visitors, and it is the only garden in the world to be named a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) site. The garden contains over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrid orchids. See several hundred species of ginger. Stroll around the Learning Forest’s beautiful pond. Hike through the six-hectare rainforest to learn about more than 314 species of plants living there. Consider timing your visit to coincide with one of the free walking tours featuring a different area of the complex each month or time your visit so that you can participate in one of their workshops.
Learn more about the Singapore Botanic Gardens in Singapore by visiting Nerd Nomads.
National Museum of Singapore
Step into Singapore’s rich history with a stop at the National Museum of Singapore. This museum originally opened in 1887 showcases many different aspects of this island nation’s history, While this museum features many constantly changing exhibits, their permanent collection is very strong. Watch the interactive display of cultural dancers practicing in back alleys. See drawings exploring the relationship between man and beast. Learn about the cultural uprisings that rocked Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s and how it survived Japanese occupation. Explore how this island-nation became a global leader. You may also want to time your visit so that you can participate in their workshops and special programs.
Learn more about the National Museum of Singapore by visiting Saimia.
Mount Faber Park
There is so much for couples to do on a visit to Mount Faber Park. No trip to this park would be complete without riding the cable car from Mount Faber to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Countless hiking trails allow you to get a close look at the secondary rainforest covering this park. Bring along your binoculars as many species of birds live in this forest. Consider going on a guided heritage trail through the area surrounding the park to learn how it ties into this island-nation’s rich heritage. A variety of dining options in the area ensures that each couple will find one that they like.
Learn more about Mount Faber in Singapore by visiting Angie & James Do Stuff.
Top Attractions for Outdoor Lovers
While the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Singapore may not be an outside adventure, there are many natural areas that you will want to explore on a visit to this city-state.
You will want to visit over 6,000 aquatic and land Animals from over 200 Species that call River Safari home. Watch the manatees who will probably be eating as it is their favorite pastime and one that they do for about eight hours each day. While you would not want to get caught in the Amazon Rainforest when it floods, you can see many animals who make the flooded area their home including giant river otters. Attend the River Talk where you can learn about the relationship between man and the environment. Climb aboard the pontoon to see other animals during a reservoir cruise.
Learn more about River Safari in Singapore by visiting Just an Ordinary Girl.
Over two million people visit Sentosa Island each year, and there are many reasons that you will want to be one of them. Take a ride on the Royal Albatross with her 22 sails. Ride the Tiger Sky Tower that rises 360 feet above the ground letting you enjoy views of the surrounding area. See over 3,000 species of insects and butterflies at the Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom. Thrill at the pyrotechnic displays during the Wings of Time show. Swing along the ziplines at the MegaZip Adventure Park. Play in the water at Wave House Sentosa or ride the luge down the hill at the Skyline Luge & Skyride.
Learn more about Sentosa Island in Singapore by visiting Head Out Blog.
Bedok Reservoir Park
It may be hard to imagine that Bedok Reservoir Park was once an ugly sandpit because of the many varied activities that you can do at this location. Joggers love the paved and unpaved running paths here. Kayakers love heading out on the reservoir to enjoy some peace and quiet. A well-equipped playground makes it a great place for youngsters to run, jump and kick. The restaurant serves wonderful food that you can dine on while enjoying nature. The main reason, however, that most people come to Bedok Reservoir Park is the adventures ropes course that challenges participants to overcome 35 different obstacles.
Learn more about Bedok Reservoir Park in Singapore by visiting Little Day Out.
With so many wonderful attractions in Singapore, you will want to come to this island-nation very soon and stay as long as you can. Make your reservations now to get started on this travel adventure.