Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, và it"s true that the small city-state does have a certain sheen of wealth. But Singapore offers more than just high-kết thúc shopping malls, luxury hotels, & fine dining (though it"s worth indulging in those a bit if you can). There is also a vibrant history & diverse ethnic quarters to lớn discover, along with many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic thành phố worthwhile.

Singapore has an excellent public transportation system that makes getting around convenient & easy. Once you"ve sầu gotten a sense of the metro bản đồ, you"ll have sầu no problem zipping from one part of town to the next. English is spoken everywhere, và signs are in English as well. In fact, Singapore is one of the easiest và most comfortable countries khổng lồ navigate in Southeast Asia. And as long as you"re not comparing prices khổng lồ nearby xứ sở của những nụ cười thân thiện Thái Lan or Vietphái nam, you"re in for a lovely stay.

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For ideas on things to lớn see và do, read our danh mục of the top attractions in Singapore.

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1. Marimãng cầu Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

The opulent Marina Bay Sands resort complex includes a high-over luxury khách sạn, a mall with a canal running through it, the ArtScience Museum, & the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck—a vantage point for taking in the entire thành phố. The Skypark"s viewing deông xã & infinity pool are found in the ship (yes, ship) that tops the hotel. Only hotel guests are allowed to use the infinity pool, but anyone can visit the observation dechồng.

From the Skypark, you can see the innovative double helix bridge, the port, the Gardens by the Bay (101 hectares of lvà converted inlớn waterfront gardens), and the impressive sầu skyline.

While up there on top of the city, guests can grab a snaông chồng or a coffee at the rooftop restaurant or pick up some keepsakes from the souvenir stand. You can purchase a photo lớn of yourself green-screened in front of the massive hotel as it"s all lit up at night, but the cost is steep at 50 Singapore dollars—better lớn ask a fellow tourist khổng lồ snap a pholớn of you if possible. The elegant opulence of the Marimãng cầu Bay Sands exemplifies Singapore"s style and status as a major international thành phố in Southeast Asia.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

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2. Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Once you"ve glimpsed this beautifully designed green space (from the top of the Marimãng cầu Bay Sands, perhaps) you won"t be able khổng lồ stay away. Wander through the Bay East Garden, perfect for enjoying the vibrant plant life & escaping the city bustle for a moment.

You won"t want khổng lồ miss Supertree Grove, where you"ll find a cluster of the iconic, futuristic structures designed khổng lồ perform environmentally sustainable functions. Then, head khổng lồ the Cloud Forest Dome to lớn see the world"s tallest indoor waterfall & learn a bit about biodiversity. Cheông chồng the trang web for ticket sale prices & tour times.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore

Official site: http://www.gardensbythecất cá

3. Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Not khổng lồ be confused with the Gardens on the Bay, the Botanic Gardens are also worth a visit. Singapore received its first UNESCO World Heritage nomination for its botanical gardens, and with good reason. The thành phố can sometimes feel lượt thích a concrete jungle, albeit a clean & comfortable one, but the botanic gardens preserve pieces of Singapore"s wilder heritage.

Here, a walking trail leads to lớn the gardens" heritage trees, which are conserved as part of an effort lớn protect the city"s mature tree species. Make sure khổng lồ visit the impressive National Orchid Garden as well.

Other popular things to lớn do include visiting the eco-garden, eco-lake, bonsai garden, sculptures, và several other formal gardens.

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore

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4. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

Billing itself as the world"s best rainforest zoo, the Singapore Zoo is a pretty impressive place. The facility is clean & inviting, and the animals appear well treated, with plenty of lush vegetation và habitat space.

The orangutans are particularly impressive sầu, & visitors can watch as babies & adults alike swing high above sầu their platforms và snack on fruits. There is also a large chimpanzee family, zebras, meerkats, a komovày rồng, mole rats, White tigers, kangaroos, & many other creatures.

Guests can observe feedings for some of the animals. Allow at least three hours to make your way around the zoo.

If the zoo doesn"t satisfy your need for getting cthua thảm khổng lồ wildlife, there"s also the Night Safari, River Safari (including a giant panda forest), và the Jurong Bird Park. Park hopper passes are available if you plan khổng lồ visit more than one of the wildlife parks.

For a quality and personal wildlife experience, try the Singapore Zoo Breakfast with the Orangutans. This hassle-không lấy phí tour includes transportation from and lớn your khách sạn, allows you half day khổng lồ explore the zoo, và has an optional upgrade lớn enjoy breakfast in the company of the zoo"s much-loved orangutans.

Address: 80 Mandẻo Lake Road, Singapore

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5. Orchard Road

Orchard Road | Jachồng / photo lớn modified

One could be forgiven for coming to Singapore and doing nothing but shopping, as this is a world-class city for style và designer chic. The Orchard Road area is a great place khổng lồ start a shopping spree, as there are high-kết thúc stores at every turn. You"d expect nothing less from a neighborhood that boasts 22 malls and six department stores. There are also four movie theaters, including an IMAX cinema, & a KTV karaoke establishment.

If you get hungry while burning through all that cash, there are plenty of eateries in the neighborhood serving international food.

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6. Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

If the observation deông xã at the Marimãng cầu Bay Sands doesn"t quite vì chưng it for you, try taking in high tea while looking out over the thành phố from the Singapore Flyer, the world"s largest giant observation wheel. Choose from several different packages that allow you to be served and pampered while enjoying a view that encompasses not only the Singapore skyline but as far away as the Spice Islands of Indonesia và Malaysia"s Straits of Johor.

There are several different ticket packages khổng lồ choose from, và each includes access to the multitruyền thông media Journey of Dreams exhibit, which delves inlớn Singapore"s history và the creation of the Singapore Flyer.

Flights last 30 minutes và run from early morning until late at night, so you can choose which view of the thành phố you want to enjoy: the beginning of another bustling day or when Singapore is aglow after dark.

Address: 30 Raffles Ave sầu, Singapore

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7. Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore

This colonial building is one of the world"s last gr& 19th-century hotels, once visited by literary luminaries such as Rudyard Kipling & Joseph Conrad, as well as movie star Charlie Chaplin.

Built in 1887, the property has served as a thành phố landmark for well over a century and continues lớn live up khổng lồ its tony reputation with excellent food và service. The classical architecture và tropical gardens provide a refined setting và represent another facet of Singapore"s varied & rich history.

The Raffles Hotel Singapore is located in the city"s Colonial District, which is also home to lớn several other historic sites, & a good place to base yourself in the đô thị. Here, you"ll find the Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, is said lớn have stepped ashore in 1819. The story has it that he saw the small fishing village but recognized its potential as a port, so he purchased the lvà from the Sultan of Johor và invited Chinese & Indian immigrants to lớn move here. And so the seeds of Singapore"s multi-ethnic identity were sown.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore

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8. Chinatown


If you"ve sầu ever visited Trung Quốc, Singapore"s Chinatown neighborhood will bring you right baông xã here. From the small mom-and-pop stores & authentic Chinese food khổng lồ the bright red lanterns, there"s excitement & hustle in this district. You can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre and see the impressive and beautiful Sri Mariamman Hindu temple.

Another temple worth seeing is the Buddha Tooth Relic temple. If you"re up early enough (think 4am), you can hear the morning drum ceremony. Or you can just check out the closing ceremony in the evening after viewing the relic.

Heritage markers have been installed throughout the neighborhood in English, Japanese, & simplified Chinese, so visitors can better understvà the significance of the area. But this neighborhood is not just a testament lớn the influence of the Chinese throughout Singapore"s past. This is a progressive sầu neighborhood (with không tính phí Wi-Fi for all), & it"s trang chính lớn the trendy Ann Siang Hill area, where the quaint bistros and upscale boutiques could be at trang chính in any Western city.

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9. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Isl&

Singapore isn"t exactly known as a beach destination, but if you"re really craving some fun in the sun, Sentosa Isl& is the place khổng lồ find it. Siloso Beach is a good spot for getting in beach time, & visitors can play volleyball on không lấy phí courts or go kayaking và skimboarding. There are several other beach attractions as well, plus an Underwater World aquarium, where you can swyên with dolphins.

A must-see on Sentosa Islvà is the Merlion, Singapore"s famous statue that has the head of a lion & the body of a fish. You can take an escalator lớn the top of the statue và enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area. Adventurous types will want khổng lồ kiểm tra out The Flying Trapeze and the SeaBreeze Water-Sports
Wave sầu House, where you can try your hand at flying strapped lớn a water-propelled jet paông xã.

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Sentosa Islvà Map (Historical)

10. Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay

The "center of commerce during the 19th century," Clarke Quay lives up lớn its legacy as a busy hub. Today, it has a more polished sheen, so after a long day of shopping on Orchard Road, visitors can happily head lớn Clarke Quay for an evening of waterfront dining and entertainment.

River taxis & cruises also depart from here, giving tourists the chance khổng lồ admire some of the city"s historic bridges & view landmarks lượt thích the Merlion from the water. The Quay"s biggest hit with younger tourists is a giant bungee-jumping attraction, an adrenaline-packed thrill ride.

Nearby attractions include the Asian Civilisation Museum; the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery located in Singapore"s oldest fire station; & the Hong San See Temple, a picturesque century-old Buddhist place of worship.

11. Universal Studtiện ích ios Singapore

Universal Studquả táo Singapore

Universal Studtiện ích ios Singapore occupies 49 acres of Resorts World Sentosa. The park is arranged thematically, with each area paying tribute khổng lồ a location, film, or television show. Destinations include Thủ đô New York City, Hollywood, Madagasoto, and a trip baông chồng to Ancient Egypt. Fiction-themed areas include Shrek"s Far Far Away, Lost World, và Sci-Fi City, where Battlestar Galactica-themed dueling roller coasters & an indoor dark coaster, Revenge of the Mummy, dominate the thrill rides.

In addition khổng lồ the many rides—that range from kiddie-friendly lớn daredevil —the park also has diverse dining options, shopping, và live shows throughout the day và night.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore

12. Night Safari Singapore

Night Safari Singapore | Allie_Caulfield / photo modified

Night Safari Singapore puts a new twist on the traditional zoo experience by introducing visitors to lớn the nocturnal lives of the residents. The park"s habitats are divided inkhổng lồ four sections, each with its own trail that lets you observe sầu these elusive sầu creatures as they go about their "day."

The Leopard Trail has, as expected, leopards, as well as lions, flying foxes, civets, and porcupines amuốn other animals. The Fishing Cat Trail tours the habitat of animals native sầu to lớn Singapore, including the fish-loving felines, pangolin, binturong, and other species both comtháng and endangered. East Lodge Trail features Malayan tigers & spotted hyenas, and the Wallaby Trail introduces visitors to lớn the marsupials of Australia.

Private tours, buggy rides, and educational sessions are available, as well as once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as an Asian elephant feeding session.

Address: 80 Mandẻo Lake Road, Singapore

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13. Merlion Park

Merlion Park | Bernard Spragg. NZ / phokhổng lồ modified

Singapore"s Merlion is just what it sounds like—the figure of a mythical creature that has the head of a lion và the toàn thân and tail of a fish. The Merlion represents the city"s humble start as a fishing village combined with its traditional Malay name Singapura, "lion thành phố."

The structure, which was relocated khổng lồ Merlion Park in 2002, where it can overlook Marimãng cầu Bay, weighs 70 tonnes & stands at 8.6 meters tall, spouting water from its mouth in a fountain.

The "Merlion Cub" sits nearby, only two meters tall but a hefty three tonnes, và there are five sầu additional official Merlion statues throughout the city. Merlion Park is an igiảm giá khuyến mãi spot for photo-ops, whether you are taking a selfie in front of the iconic creature or capturing the magnificent views from the park as it looks out over the bay.

Address: One Fullerton, Singapore

14. Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum | yeowatzup / pholớn modified

If the Raffles Hotel & Fort Canning Park haven"t satisfied your taste for colonial architecture, pay a visit to lớn the Empress Place Building. It was constructed in 1865 và built in the Neoclassical style, and was named in honor of Queen Victoria. It now houses the Asian Civilisations Museum, which delves into lớn the many Asian cultures that helped khung Singapore.

The museum"s collections focus on the themes of trade and spirituality, both of which heavily influenced Asian cultures. Exhibits cover topics such as the Indian Ocean trade, stories of faith and belief, and a look at the important role that scholars played in Chinese culture for centuries.

Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore

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15. Pulau Ubin (Granite Island)

Pulau Ubin (Granite Island)

For a look at what life in Singapore was lượt thích before it was all about glamor & skyscrapers, visit the small islvà of Puvệ sinh Ubin, where fewer than 100 people still live sầu in the same simple way as they did in the 1960s. The island"s name is Malay for "Granite Island," a moniker given due to lớn its past prominence as a quarry town.

Today, it is a peaceful, rustic place where tourists can enjoy unspoiled forests và diverse wildlife. The isl& is also home lớn the Chek Jawa Wetlands, which contain a coral reef teeming with sea life.

The islvà is easily reached by boat, a 10-minute ride that departs from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

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16. Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park

As military strongholds go, Fort Canning has had a long & varied life. Built in 1859, the fort was originally meant lớn defover Singapore against attacks but it became a bunker during World War II & was eventually surrendered lớn the Japanese in 1942.

Now in peacetime, the original building is trang chủ to modern performing arts troupes, & the park regularly sees picnics, concerts, theater performances, & festivals.

Other attractions at the park include relics from Singapore"s early history, from as far baông xã as the 14th century, và Sir Stamford Raffles" personal bungalow. Guests can also see a replica of the spice market Raffles established in 1822, as well as ASEAN sculptures that were erected in the 1980s.

Address: 51 Canning Rise, Singapore

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17. The Maritime Experiential Museum

The Maritime Experiential Museum | Jaông xã at Wikipedia / photo modified

This indoor-outdoor museum is located right on the water, và it"s a great way khổng lồ explore Singapore"s maritime history through fun, interactive sầu exhibits. Before you even enter the building, you"ll be able to lớn see several ships anchored here.

Inside, the highlight of the museum is the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a sailing vessel that sank in 830 CE while traveling between Africa và Trung Quốc. You can also see large-kích thước models of trading ships that traveled the Silk Route, learn navigation skills and how lớn read nautical charts, & experience a 9th-century shipwreck at Typhoon Theater in a special-effects simulation.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore

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18. Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso, the country"s only preserved fort and a military museum, is located on Sentosa Isl&. You can reach the fort via the Fort Siloso Skywalk trail, a massive sầu steel bridge towering 11 stories up. Surrounded by lush tropical canopy, the bridge is accessed by either a glass elevator or simple stairs—though taking the elevator means sweeping open views of the Keppel Harbor, which you can"t really see if you choose to walk your way up. The 181-meter-long bridge offers great views of the nearby islands, as well as the jungle floor below.

Once at the fort, visitors can join guided tours to learn more about the history of the area—although it"s also possible to lớn explore on your own, just walking around và seeing the sights.

Highlights inside the fort include the many massive sầu cannons on display, three tunnel systems used to lớn move ammunition around, and special exhibits showcasing daily life in the fort for the soldiers living there in the 1800s.

The entire fort is a beautiful shaded park, where you can spkết thúc a couple of hours exploring.

Address: Siloso Road, Singapore

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Where lớn Stay in Singapore for Sightseeing

Singapore is relatively easy khổng lồ explore & has a metro system that makes getting around simple. Most of the hotels listed below are in the đô thị center, on or near the popular Orchard Road, a great area for shopping và sightseeing. A couple of these are hotels of distinction and are noteworthy attractions in Singapore. All of the hotels listed below are popular và highly rated.

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