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20 Best Places to Visit in Singapore- A Comprehensive Tourist Guide!


Looking for best places to visit in Singapore?? What comes to your mind when you think of Singapore? Skyscrapers, merlion, luxury hotels and high-end restaurants. Undeniably Singapore is emerging itself into high tech city and is one of the famous tourist attractions. Singapore a land of fast-paced life is also a land of contrasts, offers a plenty of options for the travelers from all around the globe to indulge themselves into various fun activities, sightseeing as well as exotic safaris.
Start your globe-trotting this year with Singapore, as this place has something for everyone; scrumptious food, Temples, Mosques, Churches, different communities, and cultures. nightlife, safaris, shopping extravaganza, the list doesn't end here.

 To prove our point we have compiled a list for you comprising of Singapore's best places to visit which are ideal for everyone. Shall we start?

1.    Gardens By The Bay

Started with the aim to augment the quality of life of the people by enhancing the flora and greenery, Garden by the Bay is a sheer example man-made wonder in total harmony with nature and a great getaway from Singapore traffic and skyscrapers.

There is no doubt why it is garnering the admiration and attention of the travelers around the world. This place will drive you into the different world the moment you step in, it is one of the must places to visit in singapore for some reason after all!
Spanned in the area of 101 acres, the park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden.

Must see for the people who want to elope in an imaginative world, marked with Supertrees Groves, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest where you can see a huge variety of plants and herbs.Besides this, if you are tired walking and exploring, you can rest and have snacks at local restaurants and cafes. If I had to make a list of Best places to visit in Singapore with family I will keep Gardens by the Bay at the first position for sure!

Entrance Fee: Outdoor Gardens South Bay- Free Entry

Conservatories- Adult and Senior Citizen- $28

Child (3-12 years old)- $15

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 21:00,
Outdoor Gardens: Daily 05:00 - 02:00 MRT:
BayFront Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
 Tel: +65 6420 6848

2. Little India and Arab Streets

Little India is the best place to visit in singapore for free and was established by the Indian community during the colonial time, located in the in the northeast of Singapore’s city center and northwest of Bugis and Arab Street, this place will make you as if you are really in India. Little India streets are filled with exotic aromas of shops and vendors selling Indian food, spices, and other regional products. Famous and one of the oldest Hindu temples, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple built in 1881  is also situated here.

Like Indians, Arabs also settled down here in the colonial time. Shops in the Arab street is influenced by the Arab culture and known for selling amazing textiles, handmade perfumes, and Persian carpets. Its location of some really beautiful mosques, out of which Sultan Mosque is famous for its golden domes and architecture and which also happens to be the biggest mosque in Singapore. Also, don't forget to try restaurants serving authentic Middle Eastern food.

Strolling and shopping on these streets is totally unique and has to be experienced once if you are visiting Singapore. Surely must visit places in Singapore for tourists from India.

Location: Close to Serangoon Road, Singapore

Shops open around 11:00 am

3. China Town

Following little India and Arab streets, comes the China Town, an important place to visit in Singapore for a chinese experience. China town will leave you with very different experience compared to the rest of the advanced parts of the city of Singapore. The bustling streets are filled with shops selling various products at affordable rates. To top it all up, you can also see nightlife, stay in luxury hotels and treat your taste buds with authentic Chinese cuisine, also do not miss Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thian Hock Keng, or the Temple of Heavenly Happiness and Red Dot Design Museum.

Location: Outram District, central Singapore 

4. Singapore Flyer

Singapore flyer is one of the most iconic place to see the glory of the lion city, Singapore from the clouds. Best time to indulge in multisensory experience is the evening when sun sets and the entire city gets the golden glow.

And it doesn't stop here, enjoy the bird eye view with exquisite dinner served in the capsule 165 metres above the ground.

Each capsules is air conditioned, carries 28 passengers at a time and finishes one spin in 30 minutes approximately.

Singapore flyer is Asia’s largest observation wheel, is an activity not to be missed by the ones who love adventure of scenic spin and fine dining experience in the clouds.It is surely must places to visit in Singapore for couples, have an amazing romantic evening here and i bet you’ll never forget this evening.

Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
Location: Southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Tel: +65 6333 3311

5. Universal Studio

Located on the Sentosa Island, Universal Studio is a destination for family and friends to have fun and amazing time together. One of its own kind, this amusement park will thrill all your senses. Loaded with countless rides for an adrenaline rush, numerous cafes serving delectable food, shows and themed zones based on movies like Shrek, The Lost World etc and shops to buy souvenirs and much more.

This is the best place to visit in Singapore with kids but also for the adults for the unique, exciting and thrilling experience it offers.

The approximate price for adult (Ages 13 to 59) $74 and for kids (Ages 4 to 12) is $ 56
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00

Location: On Sentosa Island, south of the main Singapore Island (take the Sentosa Express from Vivocity Shopping Mall. Get off at Waterfront Station and from there you can walk to Universal Studios. Or take a bus just outside Vivocity).

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Tel: +65 6577 8888

6. Botanical Gardens

A walk through a 158 years old garden will refresh your mind and body. You can't help but will end up being amazed to see the rich and lush greenery around with serenity of this beautiful place to visit in singapore. Honored as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Botanical gardens of Singapore has more than 10,000 species of flora is spread over its 82-hectares area and is only a garden which is open from 5am to 12 midnight every day of the year.

A must visit place for all those nature lovers, who want to just escape the chaos of the city and dissolve into nature by the lakeside.

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

The National Orchid Garden – the park's crown jewel – only welcomes visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and charges for adults SG$5, Senior Citizens (60 years and Above) $1.00, Children (below 12 years) Free

7. Singapore Zoo

Singapore zoo is a must place to visit in sinagpore for all the animal lovers, family and children to see animals living in their natural habitats. The zoo is divided into different zones or sections on the basis of the various animal’s habitat. There are more than 2,800 animals representing over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles, along with 16 endangered species that you can observe in the Singapore zoo. It is also famous for saving Sumatran orangutans.

Opening Hours: 8:30am to 6pm
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826 

8. Clarke Quay

This historical quay of Singapore is a perfect place to visit for strolling and hangout. This riverside area is bursting with cafes, eateries, rooftop pubs and pumping discotheques. The first thing that you notice here will be the umbrellas covering the restaurants from the rain. The best time to go is the evening when the place lights up offering you mouth-watering food, drinks, and music to move your body. And all this fun doesn't stop here, feel the adrenaline rush via experiencing bungee jumping at ‘G-Max Reverse Bungy’ from 60 ft height at a speed of 200 km/hour. What else could you ask for? This is again a best place place to visit in Singapore for couples.

9.  Sentosa Island

Sentosa island in simple words is an adult’s playground which offers tons of things to do for everyone, irrespective of their age.
Not many people know that Sentosa island was originally a British Military fortress which had been converted to an area for leisure time and recreational activities.

This man-made island can be reached by a cable car which offers a spectacular panoramic view from the top, monorail and also by walking for more adventure. This amazing place is packed with almost all the things that you can think of; beaches to soak up the sun, cafes lining up the beach side and high-end restaurants, go-karting, underwater aquarium, mega zip line, Butterfly & Insect Kingdom etc. So if you are visiting Singapore, this place is a must-see for you.

Fee: There is a small entrance fee to enter Sentosa Island that varies depending on the mode of transport used to get there.

10. Orchard Road

This place is a dream of every girl or women in the world who just love shopping. Orchard road is one stop destination to go on a shopping spree. Both the sides of the streets has shopping malls installed and besides the high-end fashion labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Dior, Armani etc you will also find movie theatres, salons, eating joints, alfresco cafes, you are definitely going to enjoy this extravagant street. This is must place to visit in singapore for girls, women and shopping lovers.

11. S.E.A. Aquarium

SEA aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and is something that should not be missed if you are traveling to Singapore. This spot attracts everyone, kids adults as it allows you to see the life under water so closely. The experience you get here is simply unmatchable and it is remarkable that there are over 100,000 marine species in this aquarium. And there is more than just watching these exotic creations through the glass, you can have interaction with dolphins at Dolphins island, not only this get a thrilling experience diving into the Shark Seas Habitat and swim with numerous species of sea predators like stingrays and manta rays. This is a must do activity and place to visit in Singapore for those who love life, because you are going to witness life here, life under the water!!

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 099958, Singapore
Open from 10 am to 7 pm daily
Fee:  $38 Adult | $28 Child (4-12yr) | $28 Senior (60yrs & above)

12. River safari

This is also a place to visit in singapore for life lovers, River Safari is a zoo based on the river theme, you will be able to see meet manatees and monkeys, piranhas and pandas easily while enjoying the boat ride. It showcases the freshwater animals or creatures from around the world including the River Nile, Yangtze River, Mississippi, Amazon as well as the Tundra. Besides this, the other very famous attraction is the giant panda, Kai Kai and Jia Jia.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826, Singapore
Open from 9 am to 6 pm daily
Fee: Adults - $ 25 | Children –$ 16 | Senior Citizens – $ 12.50

13. Night Safari

Night Safari is the best night time jungle safari adventure. Night safari in Singapore is a world’s first nocturnal zoo. The interesting fact is that the lighting at the Night Safari is based on principles simulating the effect of moonlight. That is not all, you can also wind and dine in the company of fascinating creatures, indulge in shopping at gift shops and also some amazing shows involving animals. Night safari is a unique experience and a treat for kids to discover wildlife in action and from the closest distance. This is must experience place to visit in singapore with kids and family.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Fee: Adult-$32, Child- $21 (3-12 years old)

14. Helix Bridge

Helix bridge looks like a set of a sci-fi movie and so the name is. Helix bridge is a footbridge for pedestrians connecting Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area. This place is perfect for some crazy and fun photoshoots and to view a city from the top. This is must place to visit in Singapore for Photographers and travelers.

Address: Located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, alongside the vehicular Bayfront Bridge

Open 24 hours, Free entry

15.  Changi Museum

Changi museum is a must visit place in singapore for a history buff. If you like digging into the history and want to know more about Singapore, its past, then this pace is for you. Changi museum tells you about Singapore during the WWII when Japan occupied it.

Letters, drawing etc tells you the painful story of prisoners of the war and It’s inevitable to go on an emotional journey. It’s a recommended place to visit in Singapore.

Other than this you can also see Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and National Museum of Singapore.

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd North Singapore 507707
Open from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily, Free Entry

16.  Marina Bay

Marina Bay is the spectacular place and looks more stunning when suns set and also let you witness the stunning light show. Marina Bay has gone through the great transformation over a period. Marina Bay Sands resort is the center of attraction at this point. Also check out Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Casino, ArtScience Museum. This is a place to visit in Singapore to get a feel of the cutting-edge modern city.

17. Tiger Brewery

Get to know more about how beer is being made, see every step and also get to know taste the ‘wort’, unfermented beer. Get your hands on one of the finest beers on at this place. This is a place to visit in singapore for my beer lover friends!

Opening Closing Time

Monday to Friday – 10 am to 5 pm | Closed on – Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays
Entrance Fee

Adult $ 16 | Child $ 12

18. Merlion park

Merlion Park is located at One Fullerton, Singapore, near the Central Business District. Iconic Half mermaid and half lion spouting water from the mouth, Merlion is a mascot of Singapore and a major tourist place to visit in Singapore. Your Singapore trip is incomplete without a photograph with the Merlion in the background, although you just can’t ignore this astounding symbol of Singapore which signifies the beginning as a fishing village.

Address: One Fullerton, near the Central Business District area

Open 24 hours, Free Entry

19.  Raffles Hotel

Raffles hotel of Singapore is famous for its colonial style of architecture and teleports you in the old times.  It was established by Armenian hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers, in 1887, even after years and new constructions, this hotel is as splendid as it was before. Grab famous cocktails, drinks there and savor the feel of the place and time travel to British rule and also relish food in one of the 14 classic dining themed restaurants. This is must visit place in singapore if you are with friends and you are fond of Drinking
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Phone: +65 6337 1886

20. Pulau Ubin

Situated at the northeast side of the mainland Singapore, is great day trip adventure for those who want to see and experience simple life of Singapore away from the chaos of the city also a place for hiking and see local flora and fauna.  Pulau Ubin is the last 'kampung' (village) in Singapore You can also rent bicycles to ride around the village.
You can take public bumboats from Changi Point to reach there.It is the best place to visit in singapore for nature lovers.

Admission to the island is free. There are no opening or closing but regular services only run during daylight hours.

Cost of the bumboat: $3/person (wef 7 Sep 2015). Maximum 12 passengers. Additional $2 per bicycle.

Besides these amazing places to visit in singapore, the other famous spots that you might want to see are

    Jurong Bird Park Overview- Along with exotic and rare birds also see the world’s tallest man-made waterfall(30 metres)

    Jurong Bird Park Overview- Get to know more about Singapore heritage and past

  St. Andrew's Cathedral Overview- English Gothic style Church constructed in 1832


    Yueh Hai Ching Temple- Also known as Temple of Love, was built in 1820


    Singapore Turf Club- Horse club established in 1842


    Baba House- Explore the Peranakan history


 Sri Mariamman Temple- Built in Dravidian style, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman who deemed to cure sickness.


    Science Centre Singapore- Great for kids to learn about science and technology


    Temple of 1000 Lights Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya

    Thian Hock Keng Temple

So these were some of the best Places to visit in Singapore and to enjoy holidays. If these places are not enough, You can book Singapore with Bali package and Enjoy all these places along with beautiful Bali Islands.

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