Singapore is a destination unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s a city full of fun, vibrancy, exciting attractions, colorful temples, beautiful beaches, stunning skyscrapers and also offers a variety of culinary experiences. It is one of the most finest and cleanest city I have ever been to. Popularly known as the Lion City, Singapore has become one of the most visited Asian cities. The well planned MRT Rail system in Singapore makes it more accessible for the locals as well as the tourists visiting the city.
Here’s my ultimate list of places in Singapore that you must make sure to include in your itineraries.
Places To Visit In Singapore :
Gardens By the Bay :
Gardens By the Bay is one of the man made wonders you will come across in Singapore. This spectacular garden consists of 18 Supertrees with heights that range between 82 feet and 160 feet. These Supertrees are home to diverse collections of flora including vines, orchids, ferns and many other exotic varieties of plants. The Gardens By The Bay also have two conservatories named Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. These domes are one of a kind consisting of plants arranged according to the themes such as The Lost World, The Waterfall View, The Crystal Mountain, The Secret Garden and many more. The OCBC Skyway is a bridged walkaway between the two larger Supertrees from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the gardens and the city.
Fun Fact – Gardens By the Bay is a part of Singapore government’s strategy to transform this ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’. This aims to improve the quality of life by increasing flora and greenery in the city.
The other major attraction in Gardens By the Bay is the beautiful light and sound show known as the Garden Rhapsody. This show takes place during the evening from 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM.
Nearest MRT Station to Gardens By The Bay :
Bayfront MRT Station, walk to the Gardens By The Bay through the underground tunnel from this station.
Opening Hours of Gardens By The Bay :
The conservatories and the OCBC skyway at the Gardens By The Bay are open daily from 9 AM to 8 PM. The outdoor gardens including the Supertrees, lakes and flora is open from 5 AM till 2 AM everyday.
Ticket Prices at Gardens By The Bay :
Outdoor Gardens : Free
Cloud Forest and Flower Dome :
For Tourists; Adult – S$ 28, Child – S$ 15
For Residents; Adult – S$ 20, Child – S$ 12
OCBC Skyway : Adult – S$ 8, Child S$ 5
Marina Bay Sands Skypark :
The Marina Bay Sands is a very unique and phenomenally designed hotel in Singapore having the best overlooking panoramic views of the city. It is shaped like a floating boat at the top. The Skypark is the observation deck at the 57th floor of the hotel. If you are a guest at the hotel you can also get an access to the infinity pool located at the top of the hotel. If you are not a guest you can still get a view of the pool from the observation deck.
Useful Tip: I would recommend you to visit the Marina Bay Sands Skypark during the sunset time, so that you can see the transition of the city from day time to night time.
Nearest MRT Station To Marina Bay Sands Skypark :
Bayfront MRT Station. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is located at 10 minutes walking distance from this MRT Station.
Opening Hours of Marina Bay Sands Skypark :
9:30 AM to 10 PM daily.
Ticket Prices at Marina Bay Sands Skypark :
Adult – S$ 23, Child – S$ 17
Merlion Park :
The Merlion park exhibits the iconic Merlion Statue of Singapore. The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and body of a fish. The lion’s head which symbolizes the Lion City while the body of a fish of Merlion depicts the origin of the city as a fishing village when it was called ‘Temasek’, which means sea town in Javanese. There is a continuous flow of water coming out of the Merlion statue’s mouth. The Merlion is widely used as a national symbol of Singapore. The waterfront at the Merlion Park is surrounded by various restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and has a beautiful backdrop view of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Nearest MRT Station to Merlion Park :
Raffles MRT Station. The Merlion Park is located behind the One Fullerton Hotel which would be about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the MRT station.
Ticket Prices At Merlion Park :
Sentosa Island :
The Sentosa Island is a man made island having a plethora of attractions at one place where you can visit with your family, your group of friends or as a couple. It is home to the fascinating Universal Studios, S.E.A aquarium which has one of the largest collection of aquatic animals in the world, Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa Merlion, the Madame Tussaud’s Museum, the Trick Eye Museum, Cove Waterpark, the Palawan & Siloso Beaches, the Wings of Time show and the Dolphin island. Sentosa Island caters entertainment for all age groups.
Nearest MRT Station To Sentosa Island :
It is very convenient to visit attractions in Sentosa Island using Sentosa Express Monorail System (MRT Train System). Here’s how you can use the MRT public transport to reach Sentosa Island;
- You will need to reach the HarbourFront MRT Station from any nearest MRT station.
- Once reached the HarbourFront MRT station follow the signs through Vivo City Mall which is interconnected to this MRT Station.
- This will lead you to the ticketing counter from where you can purchase Sentosa Pass.
- This pass will allow you to access the attractions mentioned and also use the Monorail for commutation between these attractions.
Travel Tip : You can also reach Sentosa Island using the cable cars that operate from the HarbourFront tower which is located at Exit B of the HarbourFront MRT Station. Getting there through the cable car service is very enjoyable as you get to catch glimpses of the beautiful scenic views over the city, harbor and Sentosa.
Opening Hours of Sentosa Island :
The timings of Sentosa Island depends on the various attractions there. Some are open from 9 AM to 10 PM while some close at 6 PM.
Ticket Prices at Sentosa Island :
Sentosa Island has various combinations of activities included in the Sentosa Pass that you may have to purchase from the ticket counter. The price of these passes starts from S$ 155 per adult and S$ 115 per child.
Universal Studios :
The Universal Studios located in Sentosa Island is one of Singapore’s favorite attractions. It features 24 adventure rides, entertainment shows and leisure actives in seven themed zones. Each themed zone is inspired from famous movies which includes Madagascar, dinosaurs in The Lost World, Sci-Fi city with the Transformers, Far Far Away Land of Shrek, Ancient Egypt rules by the Mummy and the Sesame Street in New York . There are rides, live entertainment, street dance performances, ample of food & shopping outlets in all the zones in accordance to the themes they have been inspired from.
Useful Tip : I would highly recommend you to reserve one whole day for enjoying your visit to the Universal Studios at the fullest.
Nearest MRT Station To Universal Studios :
Universal Studios can be reached from Waterfront Station through Sentosa Express monorail which you can take from the Vivo City Mall interlinked to HarbourFront MRT Station.
Opening Hours of Universal Studios :
10 AM to 7 PM (The timings may be extended or vary on some days due to some events.)
Ticket Prices at Universal Studios :
|ONE DAY PASS||ADULT (SGD)||CHILD (SGD)|
|One Day Pass||$76||$56|
To avoid the long queues that are lined up for the rides you can purchase the express pass for which you will have to pay $50-80 extra on the entrance fees. To save the cost, I would recommend you to buy tickets online and avail the deals having upto 20% off on express passes. This would avoid the long queues & save your time that you can spend on other entertainment activities.
Singapore Flyer :
The Singapore Flyer 541 feet high giant wheel which gives you the most splendid and breath taking views of the city. It has 28 air conditioned seating capsules for passengers. It moves at a very slow speed so that you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of the city’s skyline. The ride is 30 minutes long and is a unique experience in itself. The best time to visit the Singapore Flyer is the sunset time when you can catch the views of Singapore city getting lighten up.
Nearest MRT Station to Singapore Flyer :
Promenade MRT Station. Singapore Flyer is located at about 10 minutes walking distance from this MRT Station.
Opening Hours Of Singapore Flyer :
8:00 AM–10:00 PM everyday.
Ticket Prices at Singapore Flyer :
Adult – S$ 33, Child – S$ 21
Singapore Botanic Gardens :
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a huge tropical garden which has been declared as the UNESCO world heritage site. This tropical garden is about 160 years old and has various beautiful attractions to make you fall in love with it. It is a home to tranquil lakes, orchids, tropical rainforest and very unique collections of flora. You can take a stroll here or spend some quality time with your loved ones in this awe worthy nature’s paradise.
Nearest MRT Station To Singapore Botanic Gardens :
Botanic Gardens MRT Station.
Opening Hours Of Singapore Botanic Gradens :
5 AM to 12 AM midnight everyday.
Ticket Prices At Singapore Botanic Gardens :
Free. There is a charge of S$ 5 for entrance to the National Orchid Garden which are located withing the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Chinatown is a very well known street market area in Singapore. This vibrant and colorful market is a go to place for shopaholics and foodies. You will find a wide variety of apparels, accessories, souvenirs and handicraft goods at very cheap prices. Chinatown also offers a variety of eateries and cafes offering authentic Chinese and regional food that are perfect to satisfy your taste buds. Don’t miss out visiting the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple that exhibits Buddhist arts, paintings and intricate carvings depicting the cultural history of buddhism.
Nearest MRT To Chinatown :
Chinatown MRT Station.
Opening Hours of Chinatown :
The street market is open from 10 AM to 10 PM while the restaurants and food stalls stay open till 11 PM.
Sri Mariamman Temple :
Sri Mariamman Temple is a very unique and oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore. It is located very near to Chinatown, just a short stroll away. The structure of this temple is decorated with vibrant and colorful sculptures of Hindu deities. The walls and ceilings of the temple are covered with many paintings and depictions of the Hindu culture. The distinctive splendid architecture and cultural significance of Sri Mariamman Temple makes it a major attraction of Singapore.
Nearest MRT To Sri Mariamman Temple :
Chinatown MRT Station.
Opening Hours Of Sri Mariamman Temple :
7 AM to 12 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM daily.
Clarke Quay :
Clarke Quay is a very vibrant waterfront having an array of restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and shopping stores. The pastel shades of these joints look very attractive and picturesque during the day time. Clarke Quay becomes more alive after sunset with colorful flashy lights and karaoke nights. Taking a boat ride during this time gives you a stunning view of the surroundings and the beautiful skyscrapers. If you are seeking for some adventure you can try the G-Max Reverse Bungy ride which gives a more safe and supportive bungee jumping experience.
Nearest MRT Station To Clarke Quay :
Clarke Quay MRT Station.
Opening Hours Of Clarke Quay :
10 AM To 10 PM everyday.
These were my top recommended places that you must not miss out in Singapore. Have you been to Singapore before? Let me know about your favorite places in this beautiful city. If you have any queries, drop a comment below, I would be happy to help.
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