Singapore – The City of Incredible Wonders
Sky-piercing skyscrapers shadowing serene temples, untamed jungles lodging luxe condos and old-age shophouses eyeing flamboyant hotels - Singapore embraces sharp contrasts. Choosing the best attraction in Singapore is as difficult as looking for a needle in a haystack. This island city-state off southern Malaysia has been sprinkled with mesmerizing sights to behold, mouth-watering cuisines to devour, beguiling street & chic markets, great natural trails and astonishing wildlife reserves to take a plunge into the oasis of tranquillity.
Let’s delve into the most charming attractions that top the list of every traveller visiting this gorgeous destination.
As renowned as London’s Oxford Street and Hong Kong’s Tshimshatsui, Orchard Street is a busy boulevard dotted with endless local and international department stores, boutiques, spas, salons, hotels, entertainment hubs, restaurants and cafes. The shops located here house almost everything and are perfect to buy some souvenirs to take back home.
Famed for spectacular sightseeing magnets, Marina Bay is the heart and soul of Singapore. Marina Bay area has undergone remarkable transformation in the past few years thanks to the fast expansion happening in this cosmopolitan city-state. Marina Bay Sands complex has become a focal point crowded with Science Museum, casinos, shopping hubs, dining and nightlife options. Do not miss the spectacular light show organized at Marina Bay narrating the journey of life with a beautiful fusion of electric lights and laser effects, leaving the audience wide-eyed.
A charismatic riverside development, Clark Quay remains brimming with bars, restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques, luring travellers from far and wide. The place is known for alfresco-style dining organized by most of the eateries edging the river. Nightlife of Clarke Quay is extremely popular among party animals due to the list of buzzing nightclubs located here.
Flaunting a mix of vibrant buildings and colourful ambience, Little India is a treat for those willing to fall for gluttony. As the sun sets down, every nook and corner of Little India starts oozing lip-smacking aromas. The shops located here sell numerous Indian items which make perfect souvenirs. The place is also renowned for Mustafa Centre, a magnet for shoppers.
Chinatown is ideal for those who consider shopping an art. The place is a great heaven to pick every possible thing under the sun, and promises great deals. After indulging in a shopping spree, explore numerous restaurants and hawker food vendors serving delectable food items. China Town has been broadly classified into four districts as Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh; however, Smith and Pagoda Streets remain the main hubs for travellers. China Town also pampers travellers with a number of stay options ranging from heritage shop-house hotels to five-star luxury boutiques.
A fun filled destination for family vacationers, Sentosa Island presents abundance of retreats good enough to keep travellers hooked. From great sightseeing attractions such as theme parks to a thrilling marine world at the S.E.A aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, this lively island never disappoints travellers. For treating your taste buds with some authentic food, head towards the Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove housing unbeatable restaurants and eateries.
Singapore Night Safari
A unique zoo housing the nocturnal animal kingdom with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals, Singapore Night Safari is a true beguiler for wildlife lovers. Some of the endangered species displayed here are Himalayan griffon vultures, one-horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. Start with the 20 minutes ‘Creatures of the Night’ show followed by a tour to the Himalayan Foothills via tram to explore bharal, Himalayan tahr, mouflon and markhor. Supporting the conservation of biodiversity, this safari presents great wildlife adventures that will linger on your mind forever.
Opening Hours: Daily 19:30 – 24:00
Universal Studios Singapore
A must visit attraction in Singapore, this is first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The park is home to more than 20 attractions including the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and Far Far Away. Visitors can also try the water themed ride and five are thrilling roller coasters, two of which are world’s tallest ‘dueling’ roller coasters. Universal Studios Singapore is a sheer heaven for kids and adults alike.
Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 – 18:00
The largest observation wheel on the planet, Singapore Flyer offers one-of-a-kind experience. This flyer is built over a three-story terminal building boasting 150 meters in diameter and 165 meters height. Presenting breathtaking bird’s-eye views, a ride on the Singapore Flyer is only for the strong-hearted souls. Passengers will get to explore vivid attractions from the very top including the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
How to Visit Singapore
Changi Airport is Asia’s best-connected airport linking Singapore with rest of the world including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America. The city is also connected with Malaysia, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur by rail, with a route to Bangkok. Singapore has also become a one stop destination for cruises throughout South East Asia. Travellers can enjoy regular ferry services from Malaysia and Indonesia. Star cruises are also available for extravagant travellers seeking an experience of a lifetime. In addition, the city also boasts two causeways connecting it to Malaysia and the mainland of Asia.