The island city-state off southern Malaysia, Singapore, has a certain sheen of wealth. Its chic shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining have held the center stage for the Singapore tourism. But this perennial stopover city has taken a serious look at the subject of fun and reinvented itself into the ultimate 21st-century metropolitan destination in its own right.
Here is a list of 16 Singapore tourist attractions that solace a restless mind and a wandering soul.
Integrated Resorts: A Lot More Than Just Resorts
1. Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands Resort Complex, the most expensive building at the time of construction in 2010, is one of the top tourist attractions in Singapore. The integrated resort complex includes the luxurious Skypark Hotel, ArtScience Museum, restaurants, mall, theater, skating rink, and other entertainment centers. While the access to infinity pool remains only with the hotel guests, the observation desk is open for all.
Observation deck Opening hours: Mon-Thur 9:30 am – 10 pm; Fri-Sun 9:30 am – 11 pm
Attractions: Infinity Pool at Skypark Hotel, ArtScience Museum, Double Helix Bridge, and Gardens By The Bay
Entry fee: S$ 23 for adults, S$ 20 for seniors, S$ 17 for children aged 2 to 12
For special offers and hotel reservations click here.
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2. Sentosa Island Complex
The chic shopping destination, Singapore, is not very popular as beach destination. But for those who seek that experience, Sentosa Island Complex is the place for you. Its proximity to the other major tourist places in Singapore makes it all the more popular.
Attractions: Kayaking, skim-boarding, beach-volleyball at Siloso Beach, Merlion statue, Fort Silioso – Singapore’s only preserved fort, Universal Studios, Underwater World, and water sports at Wave House
For more information and hotel reservations click here.
Singapore Tourist Attractions For Nature Lovers
3. Gardens By The Bay
One of the best places to visit in Singapore, Gardens By The Bay, can be viewed from the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck. Visiting the place is altogether a different experience.
Opening hours: 5 am – 2 am for outdoor gardens; 9 am – 9 pm for conservatories and OCBC Skyway
Attractions: Bay East Garden, Supertree Grove, World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall at Cloud Forest Dome
Entry fee: Free for outdoor gardens; S$28 for adults, S$15 for children for conservatories; S$5 for adults, S$3 for children for OCBC Skyway
For more information on the gardens and diners nearby click here.
4. Underwater World
If you are a nature lover, Underwater World is one of the best places to visit in Singapore for you. The oceanarium is home to over 2,500 marine animals of over 250 species from across the world.
Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm
Attractions: 83 m long Travelator, Marine Discovery, Dive With The Sharks, and Swim With The Dolphins
Entry fee: S$29.90 for adults, S$20.60 for children aged 3 – 12 years, Free for children below 3 years old
For online booking of the special rides click here.
Suggested Read: 10 Best Adventurous Activities In Singapore
5. Singapore Zoo
Coveted as the world’s best rainforest zoo, Singapore Zoo is a major tourist attraction in Singapore. The zoo is home to orangutans, zebras, parakeets, mole rats, white tigers, kangaroos, a komodo dragon and many other creatures.
Opening hours: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Entry fee: S$28 for adults, S$18 for children aged 3 – 13, S$12 for seniors
Visit the website to buy tickets.
6. Botanical Gardens
Among the many Singapore tourist attractions, it was the Botanical Gardens that earned Singapore its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination. The gardens preserve pieces of Singapore’s wild heritage.
Opening hours: 5 am – midnight
Attractions: National Orchid Garden, Eco-Garden, Bonsai Garden, Eco-Lake
Entry fee: Free (some attractions may have an admission fee)
For information on the ongoing and future events click here.
Also, Visit For The Love Of Nature
Kusu Island, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari
Suggested Read: 13 Free Things To Do In Singapore We Bet You Didn’t Know About
Arts And Leisure Sightseeing In Singapore
7. Singapore Flyer
If the observation deck on Marina Bay Sands Resort doesn’t satiate your desire for one-stop sightseeing in Singapore, try the Singapore Flyer – world’s highest giant observation wheel. Not just the Singapore skyline, you can also view the Indonesian Spice Islands and Malaysian Johor Strait.
Opening hours: 8 am – 10:30 pm
Entry fee: S$33 for adults, S$21 for children aged 3 – 12, S$24 for seniors
For bookings and information on special events click here.
8. Changi Chapel And Museum
A tourist attraction in Singapore for the history lovers, Changi Museum displays letters, photographs, and drawings of the 50,000 civilians and soldiers in Changi Prison during the World War II. The chapel in the courtyard is an exact replica of the type of chapels built during World War II.
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Entry fee: In-house tours – S$12 for adults, S$8 for children; Audio tours – S$8 for adults, S$4 for children
Visit the website for more information on the museum.
9. Universal Studios Theme Park
Universal Studios Theme Park is definitely one of the best places to visit in Singapore if you are going with kids. The theme park has rides based on Transformers, Shrek, Madagascar and many more.
Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm
One – day pass: INR 3600 for adults, INR 2700 for kids aged 0 – 12
Click here for more information and special offers.
Other Leisure Activities Based Tourist Places In Singapore
G-max Bungee, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Art Museum, Escape Theme Park
10. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The five-storey Buddhist temple houses the left canine tooth of Lord Buddha. The tooth is said to have been recovered from his funeral site in Kushinagar.
Opening hours: 7 am – 7 pm; Relic-viewing 9 am – 6 pm
Entry fee: Free
11. Armenian Church Of St. Gregory The Illuminator
The oldest church in Singapore – Armenian Church – is dedicated to its first monk, St Gregory the Illuminator. View colonial architecture at Armenian Church, which is one of the best places to see in Singapore. In 1973, this church was gazetted as a national monument.
Opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Entry fee: Free
To know more about the church click here.
Other Popular Religious Places To Visit In Singapore
Temple of 1000 Lights, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Hajah Fatimah Mosque, Maghain Aboth Synagogue
And Finally Eat, Drink, Rave, Shop
12. Chef Chan’s Restaurant
To satiate your hunger with scrumptious food, Chef Chan’s Restaurant is undoubtedly one of the best places to go in Singapore. The antique Chinese décor, classical menu, and years of reputation is what makes the restaurant a must-visit diner in Singapore.
Opening hours: Lunch 11.45 am – 2.30 pm, Dinner 6.15 pm – 10.30 pm
Must try: Crispy Roasted Chicken, complete with head
For announcement and menu of the restaurant click here.
13. Smith Street Hawker Centre In Chinatown
Hawker centers are where you will find a veritable feast of Chinese, Malay, and Indian dishes. For a noisy, crowded, and wonderful experience of the street food, head to the Smith Street Hawker Centre in Chinatown.
Our Recommendation: Jia Ji Mei Shi
Opening hours: Daily 07:30 am – 10 pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Recommended Dishes: Fried Bee Hoon (rice vermicelli), Yam cake
Price/pax: S $3 – S $4
14. Crazy Elephant Pub
Great music, prompt service, good and reasonably priced drinks, and even live performances – Crazy Elephant Pub makes an excellent choice to drink and to party.
Opening hours: 5 pm – 3 am
Visit the website for information on special events and menu.
15. Clarke Quay
One of the key tourist attractions in Singapore, Clarke Quay, is a part of the city’s past that is still happening today. The erstwhile commercial center from 19th Century is now popular for its trendy restaurants, chic pubs, waterfront entertainment, and pushcart vendors.
Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Attractions: River taxis, Zirca nightclub, G-Max reverse bungee, Cannery anchor tenants
Click here for information on special offers and events.
16. Orchard Road
Singapore, a world-class city for style and designer wear, has many chic shopping areas. But this 2.2 km long boulevard is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore.
Key shopping centres: DFS Galleria, Ngee Ann City, Paragon, and Hilton Singapore
For information on the ongoing events click here.
With so many chic and boutique Singapore tourist attractions to choose from, there’s always a lot to do and too little time for it. So, without any delay, pack your bags and go discover the Lion City for yourself.
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