Singapore is a very top rated place where tourists go to enjoy a vacation. The city is among few of the best cities that you can possibly visit. If you are thinking about going to Singapore anytime soon or if you are already in Singapore but can not figure out which spots to visit then this article is perfect for you. In this article we are going to tell you about the best spots to visit and best things to do when you are in Singapore. So let’s get started.
13 Best Things to Do in Singapore
The 13 best things to do in Singapore is listed belows. You might have to spare some time to completely read this article but trust us, it is worth it. You will be thanking us by the end of this article because it contains the best places that one can visit in Singapore.
1. Gardens by the Bay
The first one of the list is gardens by the Bay. This is a futuristic botanical garden. The place has super trees and biodomes. This is a huge place filled with nature. 800 species of plants are found across the biodomes in this area spanning over a 101 hectares. There are different types of domes each having different kinds of plants. There is a desert dome, cloud forest dome, flower dome and so on. There are also different sculptures present in the area all over the place. There is also a sky walk that you can go on. The super trees are also an important feature of this place.
2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
This is one of the largest botanic gardens of Singapore. It is in the lap of nature and people choose to go there because of its peaceful environment. They have different types of garden cover present here. The gardens are also at times specifically themed, like the orchid garden. Lakes are also present in the landscape. There is also an ancient rain forest that you can walk through. There are also two excellent restaurants in the area. If you feel like you want to have lunch then you can pop in any one of them. The food is delicious.
3. Universal Studios
The Hollywood movie theme park is present here too. We mean the Singapore version obviously. This theme park is a must visit if you are a fan of films and movies. The theme park is divided into 7 worlds. It is a place that you can go with your family. Your kids will love the displays of puss in boots, Giant Journey in Far Far Away, etc. If you are a thrill seeker then you should immediately go to the sci-fi city. There are several rides there that you can enjoy. In ancient Egypt world you will find mummies and so much more.
4. Singapore Flyer
A Ferris wheel or observation wheel, you can call it anything you want but it is a must visit place if you are in Singapore. This is near the Marina Bay. This is a huge Ferris wheel that you can ride on to take in the view of the entire city. The sight from the Ferris wheel is breath taking. This is the second largest observation wheel in the world and looks beautiful when lit at night. You can get discount on the ride if you buy the tickets online.
5. Marina Bay
This is a sight seeing walk. You can start at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, shopping and restaurant Complex. Start walking north and you will find the helix bridge. Remember that you need to walk along the Marina Bay. The bridge offers beautiful sights. In the glutton’s corner you will find the best food that Singapore has to offer with a lot of varieties. You will also find the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay which is an performing arts center. There are many things to see like the sound and light show, the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Victoria Theatre and the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, who was the founder of Singapore.
Let’s be honest the Chinatown of any place is so full of life and so exciting. The Chinatown in Singapore is no different. Here you will find souvenir shops, massage parlours and restaurant where you can feast on authentic Chinese cuisine. The Chinatown Heritage Center is filled with Chinatown’s colourful past. The Sri Mariamman Temple– Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is also present here. Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Hindu Temple and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple are also present here. We can’t reveal everything here so you need to go and explore the place yourself.
7. Fort Canning Park
This is a huge park on a hill and at the top lies a museum. It is a great place to get away from the city life. The greenery of the place is soothing and you are absolutely going to love it. You can come here in the day time along with your family for a nice little picnic. The museum here is an atmospheric museum. This is also a great attraction of the park. The Battlebox tells a story about Singapore’s history that you will find fascinating. You can access through a guide tour of the place.
8. National Museum of Singapore
Who doesn’t love a little bit of history? If you are into this then you should absolutely visit the National Museum of Singapore. The history of Singapore is a rich one. You can walk through the magnificent gallery of this museum and discover the rich culture and history of Singapore through its food, fashion, film and photography. You will learn all about the history of the Singapore under different rulers and the fate of it during the World War. Temporary art exhibition are also done in the museum so keep an eye out for them.
9. Peranakan Museum
The Peranakan museum is the next one on the list. This is also a great place to get a look into when you are in Singapore. The museum has a mix culture from the south east asia. Peranakan means people of mixed origin. The museum has a great display of the present day Peranakan population in Singapore. The theme exhibition is for three floors of display. You will get to know everything about the Peranakan people. Their culture and heritage. Their way of life, feasting and mourning and so much more. Everything here is educational and entertaining at the same time.
10. Hawker Centre
Want to try the best street food that Singapore has to offer? Then hawker center is the place that you need to visit. There are so many stalls and so many different kinds of food that you will be dazzled by the food everywhere. Singapore is serious about their food. You will get a large number of snacks from a variety of restaurants here. The best thing that you can do is secure a place for yourself and try the different foods the place has to offer. It gets a little crowded so be careful. We are not naming the hundreds of food found in the hawker center because that will take hours to list.
11. Little India
This is a very distinct neighborhood in Singapore. The place is filled with scents from incense and delicious food. This place gives off a peaceful vibe. The temples are also a good place to visit. People from India came and settled down here. They built temples and mosques to meet their spiritual needs. Now the place is filled with shops selling sarees and Indian goods. There are also restaurants that serve authentic Indian food. The temples are still standing and you can go to one of them to offer your prayers if you so want.
12. Asian Civilisations Museum
Yes, we have included another museum in this list. We just can not help it because they are so interesting. The museum is inside a 19th-century building that can be said to be a piece of art. This museum has the culture and history of the Asian Subcontinent, China, South Asia. You will be stunned by the amount of history and knowledge that this museum holds. The history of Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism along with its influence on all of Asia is shown here. This museum has a lot of pan Asian treasures.
13. National Gallery Singapore
Modern art has its place in the National Gallery of Singapore. This gallery opened in 2015 in the renovated former Supreme Court. The gallery showcases a lot of art from the 19th century to the present day. If you are an art lover then you must visit this place.
We hope that you found this article useful and that you have considered going to Singapore (if you aren’t already there). It is a beautiful place and we encourage everyone to go there. Take some time out and enjoy a week of vacation in Singapore. You will fall in love with the city. Hopefully, you liked this article and will share it with others too. If you have any comments about the article then please don’t be shy and tell us your comment in the section below. Have a very good day. Safe travels!