Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Surely, one of the best cities to visit. Here the places you cannot afford to miss in the city.
1 Marina Bay
Syncing to the rapid development of Singapore, the bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex has quite a few attractions. Additionally, Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options, and much more. Furthermore, Catch the light show at 8 PM to see the whole Bay illuminated along with other iconic places of the city.
2 Clarke Quay
This is Riverside spot is the tourists’ delight. Hence, it hosts a number of bars, restaurants, boutique shops and lively nightclubs. Where the location of the place is perfect to enjoy the view of the water bodies emerging from the main river. Dine by the river, go for shipping or just hop through the several bars.
3 Universal Studios Singapore
It is the first amusement park to open in Southeast Asia. The park has more than 20 themed zones including the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and many more. Two of the zones are water themed and five are thrilling roller coasters of which two of are currently the world’s tallest ‘dueling’ roller coasters. Families with small children can also make the most of the kids’ roller coaster and a merry-go-round too.
4 Gardens by the Bay
It is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. It has rightfully earned its title of World Building of the year at the world Architecture Festival 2012. The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens. Over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults.
5 Raffles Hotel
The establishment of this luxurious colonial-style hotel dates back to 1887. Among famous guests are Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores.
Visit this place to go for the cheapest souvenir shopping. Try authentic Chinese food from countless restaurants and hawker food vendors. Learn more about its history from the Chinatown Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street. Its main focus is on the Chinese immigrants who lived a hard life and were the main group of people who founded Singapore. Other attractions include Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest temple in Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall and Maxwell Road Food Centre.
7 Orchard Road
One of the most iconic streets in Singapore, Orchard Road is the epicenter of shopping in Singapore and is similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Nathan Road. Flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes, you could spend a whole day trawling the main thoroughfare. Shopping malls along Orchard are stocked with practically everything under the sun. Plus, there is always some kind of fair or activity taking place in the malls and shopping centers so there is probably more things to do Orchard than anywhere else in Singapore.
Visit these wonderful places to dive into the true beauty Singapore has to offer.