10 Top Tourist Attractions in Singapore

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Marina Bay Sands

If the night view of Singapore isn’t enough for you, then you can always take the day to visit Marina Bay Sands. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore and for good reason.

Its comfortable and spacious shopping center has been designed to attract and take pleasure in the shopping experience.

The style has been adapted from the French lifestyle using seafood to represent the city’s culture and one-of-a-kind attractions to catch the attention of Singapore and foreign visitors.

The British Regiment, a military group as part of the British Army, captured the attention of thousands of people when they staged a once-in-a-lifetime event called “The British Armed Forces Chest Tattoo Show” in 1987.

The show has been described as the most spectacular display of military tattoos in the world. With music and dancing, the public was thrilled by the commanding and elegant display of the British Army’s tattoos depicting a century of war victories and personal achievements.

The most stunning and unique attraction in Marina Bay Sands is the stacked double height observation deck. For people who love to get a bird’s-eye view of the city, or even for those people who simply enjoy the view from above, this is the place to be.

Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer, the highest cable car in the world, is the landmark of Singapore. The experience is unforgettable as you cross 42 storeys above the Surabaya Street. You can enjoy a spectacular sky view of Singapore from the top of the Flyer, including the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion and the Fullerton Hotel.

The Flyer ascends from the world’s first theme park, the Boats House, built in 1976 to 1988.

Excursion opens with the display of the first cable car that had been previously used in the Swiss Alps and Mount Fuji, located at Sentosa.

You can move to the Sky Deck and enjoy the views of Marina Bay Sands and the Estuary, the climax and the natural heart of Singapore. From a different point of view, enjoy the magnificent view of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

This ride will bring fun memories for tourists coming to Singapore, and a feeling of achievement they will surely recommend to friends to try.

In 2014, the Singapore Flyer total number of visitors was approximately 3.3 million.

It is very important to note that the operating hours are limited.We recommend that you check the operating hours on the official website of the attraction.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

This temple is a holy place to Buddhists and is home to Buddha’s two teeth, one from his birth and another from his death. While a small temple, it is officially registered as a “national monument and treasure” of Singapore. The temple is also very popular with Chinese residents, even though it was originally built by the Thai. The temple is located in the Central Business District of Singapore. It’s open daily and admission is free.

Night Safari

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Photo Credit: Datahoen Anixter

Located on the southern part of Singapore in the region of Kranji, the Singapore Botanic Gardens are a place of peace and relaxation where you can have your senses renewed. The park is full of plants of all different kinds, and is a popular place for Singaporeans to walk their dogs. The park also features a swimming pool and an amphitheater, making it a great place to spend a hot summer's day.

Gardens by the Bay

Raffles Hotel

Just a short trip up the 281a would bring you to Raffles Hotel. This old-fashioned hotel has been in operation since 1887, and is considered a national monument by the Singapore government. In the same weekend, thousands of tourists flocked to the hotel to take in the hotel’s three spas. The hotel also features 263 rooms and the famous “Rain Room”. Rumors of four ghosts haunt the place, and the hotel is reportedly haunted by Violet Mary Booker and Elizabeth Nesfield, both reportedly involved with a miscarriage that took place at the Raffles Hotel.

Clarke Quay

Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is the place to go for youthful amusements and spectacular sights.

Located at northeastern tip of Singapore, this mega complex has won numerous awards for excellence and an impressive portfolio of leisure and leisure-time activities for visitors and locals of all ages.

RWS boasts the best clubbing, gaming and dining selections in Singapore. Once a quarry, it has since been transformed into a 350-hectare point of interest by YTL Landmarks.

Discover a wide array of world-class museums and art galleries, a tropical garden, theme parks, film and musicals, theaters, and retail shops.

Moreover, you can also have the ultimate fun and frolic in two entertainment districts that are spread over a network of theme parks and shopping malls.

Attractions:

  • Resorts World Sentosa ClubHOUSE Enclaves
  • Resorts World Sentosa Aquatic Centre
  • Resorts World Sentosa Film Theatre
  • Resorts World Sentosa Theatre
  • Resorts World Sentosa
  • Aqua MICE AQUAMONDIS
  • Resorts World Sentosa Port D'Cuba
  • Resorts World Sentosa The Trillium
  • Resorts World Sentosa Universal Studios
  • Resorts World Sentosa® Classical Gardens
  • Resorts World Sentosa® Funan DigitaMALL®

Orchard Road

For big cities around the world, the best place to check out is the shopping malls and/or high-end stores. The quantity and variety of shopping is similar to Europe’s, America’s and so on, but the prices are much cheaper than in those countries.

The reason is simple. In Singapore, the shopping malls are high-end, so people don’t get a chance to shop there on a regular basis. Therefore, the prices are lower than the prices in any other country for the same products.

The shopping malls are combinations of luxury malls which are full of designer stores, supertextile malls (the ones with a Domino’s Pizza inside) and regular malls.

The best malls to start with are Somerset, Westgate and Nex. Somerset is the most upscale of the three, with small branches of all the major luxury brands. Westgate and Nex are both fairly good, with a mixture of luxury and simple store concepts.

Check out Singapore Tourism Board’s website for more details.