Singapore Travel Guide
1. Gardens by the Bay
A haven for nature lovers, Gardens by the Bay offers 250 acres or 101 hectares, and three different extraordinary spaces to explore: the Bay South Garden, the Bay East Garden, and the Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay have been praised for its gardens, and they hope to spread their love for nature and green spaces to anyone who visits. Here are some of the gardens and attractions you just can’t miss:
The OCBC Skyway: A walkway that lets you admire the place from a bird’s eye view, hanging between two Supertrees. The skyway is 420 feet or 128 meters long.
The. Supertree Grove: If you want to see more of Marina Bay, you can climb the observatory on top of the tallest Supertree and see the sights from 164 feet or 50 meters up in the air.
The Garden Rhapsody: Lights and sounds show on the Supertrees. You can watch it daily completely free of charge at 7:45 and 8:45 pm.
If you want, you can even experience it from OCBC Skyway for a small fee.
The Cloud Forest: Home to a breathtaking indoor waterfall and a collection of rare plants and vegetation.
The Flower Dome: Located in the South Gardens, offering a collection of flowers from five continents. This is one of the larger areas and just another one of the many incredible places to see in Singapore.
2. Changi Airport
The Singapore Changi Airport isn’t just a travel hub, but also a tourist attraction on its own. In 2020, Changi was voted the world’s best airport for the 8th time in a row. Ranging from a variety of dining and food options, shopping, and entertainment, to visiting gardens and the greenery, it very quickly becomes clear why it earned this title.
Most of the shops are located in the Jewel, just outside Terminal 1. Some of the main attractions in the airport include:
The Forest Valley features a walk-through nature with a waterfall in the center.
Vortex is the tallest indoor waterfall that turns into a fantastic light and sound show. by night.
The slide: Changi Airport features a slide that takes you to your gate.
Canopy Park with amazing play attractions and many other themed parks and gardens where you can relax.
Changi Airport also feathers numerous other attractions.
3. Multicultural Neighborhoods
Singapore is a city of diverse cultures, which also shows in its numerous interesting neighborhoods.
Kampong Glam: the neighborhood, best known for housing the Sultan Mosque, features the Malay heritage of Singapore. You can also do some exploring in the area full of boutiques and cafes in the world-famous Haji Lane or grab some Malay and Indonesian fabrics and handmade perfumes on Arab Street.
Chinatown: Rich with history and culture, this neighborhood gets its charm from its Chinatown heritage center, temples, and traditional Chinese architecture.
Don’t miss the following attractions:
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a Buddhist temple and museum complex
- Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple
- Thian Hock Keng Temple, which is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore
- Pagoda Street with Chinatown Heritage Centre and Mosque Street with Masjid Jamae or Jamae Mosque
- Little India: Showcasing the country’s Indian culture.
- Don’t miss the House of Tan Teng Niah, a colorful villa that’s been standing
- Since the 1900s.
4. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade is an area where you can experience all the dimensions of Singapore. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the view of the bay and the city.
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade includes:
The Helix Bridge: a pedestrian bridge with a view of the Singapore skyline.
The Marina Bay Sands, one of the world’s most famous hotels, with an observation deck with a fantastic view of Singapore in all directions, the city on one side and the breathtaking Gardens by the bay and the seaside on the other.
Art Science Museum in the shape of a lotus: A fusion of art, science, culture, and technology. This is the first museum of its kind in the world.
The Merlion Park with the statue of Merlion, a mythical creature of Singapore with the body of a fish and the head of a lion.
Merlion Park Video
If you’re going to the beach in Singapore, you’ll probably find it hard to believe that the beautiful and Instagram-worthy beaches are man-made. Singapore got the sand from its neighboring countries and created these delightful tropical escapades. With all-year-round sunshine and budget-friendly activities, you can easily spend a day or two on this tropical getaway.
Don’t miss visiting several famous beaches, and try different water sports and other activities. You can reach Sentosa Island by cable car, sky-train, and car. For the ultimate experience, choose cable cars that take you to multiple locations on the island. If you’re there in the evening, don’t miss Magical Shores, a multi-sensory experience with light and sound spectacle taking place every night between 7.30 and 10.30 pm completely free of charge.
The island is also home to several theme parks and many other attractions.
Explore the Marine Realm of the S.E.A. Aquarium : Sentosa Island, Singapore
6. Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park is the former home of the Malay kings and the Far East Command Centre of the British Army. Several notable historical events unfolded on the hill. You can’t miss the Fort Gate, a part of a fortress from the 19th century, often used as a site for social events. The park also houses nine gardens. Some of the most interesting ones are:
Sang Nila Utama Garden: A garden that integrates traditional Malay or Javanese culture in the form of its structure, design, and plants.
Raffles Garden: Named after the founder of modern Singapore, features plants from the entire Southeast Asia region.
By the way, don’t miss the Fort Canning Lighthouse nearby.
Artisan’s Garden: A garden dating back to the 14th century and the site of one of the latest archeological digs in the country.
The Malays call Fort Canning Park the Forbidden Hill because it’s said to be haunted by Singapore’s ancient kings are believed to be buried here.
Fort Canning Park Singapore Vid
Singapore is a shopping paradise. You can literarily spend days shopping or window shopping at the following places:
Clarke Quay: Where the nightlife of Singapore comes to life with numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs. By day, Clarke Quay is a shopping spot offering various shops and malls. Conveniently located next to the Singapore River, you can also embark on a boat ride or a cruise.
Bugis Street: If you’re looking for great deals, start with the Burgis Street Market. It offers a wide variety of options with bazaars on every corner selling souvenir items, home supplies, and clothing. There are three floors and over 600 shops to choose from.
Orchard Road: Singapore’s center of shopping and retail offers a myriad of options from local brands, high-end brands, and international stores. The road consists of about 5,000 shops, stores, and restaurants. You can visit several heritage malls and other malls like Orchard Mall with its distinct architecture.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands: this is a collection of the latest fashion trends, with a majority of the shops offering luxury brands. If you want top-notch quality and state-of-the-art items, the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands provides exactly that. You can also find the newest technology, toys, souvenirs, and more.
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Speaking of shopping, you may need to buy a UK travel adapter which is also used in Singapore to charge your phone and other devices. Singapore has Type G power plugs, the same plug as is used in the UK. We recommend purchasing a travel adapter before traveling to Singapore. It is worth buying a universal adapter so you can use it in other countries too.
8. Haw Par Villa
Take everything you love about the Asian community, and you’ll find it in this cultural park, one of the last of its kind in the world. A rich heritage, history, and art are kept within this space full of sheltered pavilions. Haw Par Villa is home to more than 1,000 statues and dioramas that show stories from Chinese mythologies, folklore, and legends. The park also holds social events, performances, food and art markets, and even lifestyle activities such as yoga.
Traditional Chinese architecture inspires many of its sculptures, decor, and pavilions. The park is a great way to discover the cultural heritage of Singapore.
9. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The amazing and vast Singapore Botanic Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens are a popular place for recreational activities. such as jogging, or even bird watching, and you can visit it completely free of charge. Different gardens inside this 60-acre or 24-hectare land include the National Orchid Garden, the SBG Heritage Museum, and other attractions. There are also numerous choices for food, dining, or just relaxing inside the garden.
10. Food & Markets
With the diverse culture of Singapore, with residents that are Chinese, Malay, Indian, Indonesian, and of other backgrounds, the one thing that unites these cultures is food. The city-state sees food as essential to what
Singapore is a nation. Although there are religious differences and there’s a large number of vegetarians or vegans, people respect one another. They still come together to eat the food they can all share. Usually, people prefer to eat at so-called hawker centers or food courts as opposed to restaurants because of the variety they can get there. It is also much more affordable and can be found just about everywhere in Singapore.
Food cost in Singapore
If you find yourself in one, you can see that it features an array of stalls, each with its specialties and there are tables nearby, where you can sit
and experience different food. If you have time, also visit the World’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal at Singapore’s Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. Here can try a delicious world-class meal for just a couple of dollars. Don’t miss one of the most famous hawker centers, especially popular among tourists