Top 20 Things to do in Singapore: Explore the City of Delights!

A glittery and dazzling affair, Singapore will make you fall in love with it each time you pay it a visit. The place is full of a variety of places to go; you can enjoy the city’s hustle-bustle or get some peace and quiet in the gardens; gorge on food or simply walk around and explore the city on your own.

Here are the top 20 things that you can do in Singapore:

  1. Visit China Town – The little red dot of Singapore, China Town is the place to be to see the traditions and culture of Singapore. People play Chinese chess here and eat Chinese food. So yes, it’s all Chinese! . Try the Ying Yang a rooftop bar also, in case you want to just chill after your visit here and would like to enjoy the fantastic view of China Town’s cultural vicinity.

    Chinatown: The Mecca of Shoppers

    Chinatown: The Mecca of Shoppers

  1. Lau Pa Sat Hawker market – Built in the 19th century, Lau Pa Sat or Telok Ayer Market has long dominated the local landscape with its striking presence. A true Singapore landmark, the market is famous for its street food. There is so much variety of Asian food in this market that you will find it really hard to digest it all. Still, you must try almost everything, as it is damn yummy!
  1. Little India – Spices, flowers and the food of India, it will magically teleport you to streets of India. With Indian songs playing in shops, the place is full of pretty colorful buildings and many beautiful temples. It looks like a giant paintball struck this place and left it looking all picturesque and awesome!
  1. Relax at Botanical Gardens – Get away from the hustle bustle of the main city and enjoy some peace and quiet in the serene Botanical gardens. You feel like walking in a rain forest and forget about the crowded streets and malls of Singapore. The lake and the great lush flora gives you company in your reverie.

    Relax and Be close to Nature!

    Relax and Be close to Nature!

  1. Marina Bay Sands – Take your wild side to this sin city. Once inside, you feel like on the set of the movie ‘Çasino’ . The little Las Vegas of Singapore, this place owns its own canal and the shopping mall here is the biggest one in the whole of Singapore.
  1. Singapore Zoo and night safari – If you like animals and specially safaris, this is the place to be. The zoo is renowned for its intelligent designs that enable the tourists to see all the animals in their absolute natural habitat. The Night Safari showcase the Nocturnal animals which are active in the Night. Don’t miss out the Animal shows.

    Night Safari: Unlimited Fun

    Night Safari: Unlimited Fun

  1. Riverside fun – Go and see animals of another kind, they too become very active at night. Clarke Quay is where you need to be to shake up your night and get some drinks in you! It is the Mecca of party goers in Singapore and it is highly recommended for your visit if you want to experience the nightlife of Singapore.
  1. Gardens by the Bay – If you loved the movie Avatar, you would want to visit this place. This place is the appears to be the live replica of the green and lush place from that movie. The super lush and exotic flora and fauna will bowl you over for sure. Don’t miss out the Night Light show at Supper Grove trees in the The Flower Dome along with the Cloud Forest are a must visit too!
  1. The Arab Quarter – If you are not really satisfied with the huge and high end malls of Singapore, go to Arab Quarter to try a hand at really expensive and high-class boutiques on the Haji Lane. The place will offer you some great Turkish purchases, which are lavish and really pretty! Oh, do remember Singapore has banned Shisha. However there are still few exiting licensed suppliers who could sell it until 2016 and you can have Shisha pipe there as of now !
  1. Nature Reserves – The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a welcoming sight, if you want an escapade from the busy and monotonous city life. This is also the highest point of Singapore. Be careful of the lizards though!
  1. Singapore Flyer – This is the largest observation wheel in the whole world! Its height extends up to a three-story building. Hop on to it and get your camera out, because you would really want to capture it all! The panoramic view is breathtaking and so is the fact that you will be at a height of 165 meters!
  1. Universal Studios – The theme oriented amusement park is a one of its kind to open its doors in South East Asia. New York, Hollywood, Lost World, Ancient Egypt and Madagascar are few of the many themes that are seen here. Don’t miss out the two tracks of Battlestar Galactica. Other key highlights are the Transformer Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, and more!

    Have an action packed day at USS Universal Studios

    Have an action packed day at USS Universal Studios

  1. The Merlion – It is an enchanted statue that some people believe grants wishes! The view from this place is absolutely stunning and you cannot miss it for the world. Just go there and click a thousand photos and you will still want to click more! A great place to relax after a busy day of exploring Singapore.
  1. Bugis Street – You must buy some great souvenirs for your friends and family when you head back home, right? Go to Bugis Street and load your bag with come great and inexpensive stuff. This is for all the girls who are a shopping freak! Head to this market and never come back home disappointed and empty handed!
  1. Fish Spa – Indulge in some self-pampering and go for a fish spa at Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa. The gara rufa fish will gently bite off the dead skin off your feet and make you feel all relaxed and rejuvenated. The price is also nominal there and hence, it is a must try!
  1. Underwater world – This oceanarium will give you a detailed glimpse into the seawater life of Singapore. Go on this fun and thrilling experience and interact with the water animals like never before. You can go into the water and play with dolphins! This has to be a top thing to do in your to-do list in Singapore!
  1. Tiger Sky Tower – This is the highest observation point in the whole of Singapore. It is at 131 meters above sea level and you have to go there to experience dining at that kind of a height. You can enjoy panoramic views of the neighboring cities, yes it is that high!
  1. Geylang Serai – This Malay Village will take you close to the local Malay culture and traditions of Singapore. The locals are very friendly and welcoming and they will make you feel at home. It is also a shopping haven if you are fond of low budget shopping! Visit and learn more about the Malay culture and food.
  1. Henderson Wave Bridge – If you love to walk and absolutely enjoy doing it, then you have got to try this amazing architectural wonder. It is a really outstretched bridge that is constructed in the form of a wave amidst the greenery and freshness of its natural surroundings. You can spot many exotic birds while you enjoy a pleasurable and refreshing walk on this bridge.
  1. Fountain of wealth – Beautiful, unique and symbolic, that is what the fountain of wealth is. The water of this fountain is fabled to be lucky and make your wishes to come true. But you should walk around the entire diameter six times for any good luck to happen!

So it is clear that Singapore is full of places that will suit all your moods and needs. From food to entertainment; drinks to shopping; amazing rides to amazing architecture; culture to hospitality; it is a sum total of everything that one can hope for!

So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to one of the most diverse cities, which awaits you with open arms and a huge smile!


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