Singapore is a very popular tourist destination, because of its rich history and culture. If you are heading to Singapore for a vacation, there are so many places to visit and things to do by yourself or with your family. You can visit some of the ancient temples, check out some famous architectural achievements, or check out some local shows. But to truly enjoy the best of what Singapore has to offer, here are the top things to do when you visit Singapore.
#5. Singapore Flyer.
If you really want to see what Singapore looks like, the Flyer is a great way to do it. The Singapore Flyer is a Ferris wheel that allows visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the island. The Singapore Flyer, which was built in 2008, was once the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, and held the title until 2014. The rates to take a ride on it are very reasonable, and it is a great way to spend a few hours and enjoy the great view from the top.
#4. Orchard Road.
This is the place to go to if you love to shop, because it is Singapore’s equivalent of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, or the Champs-Elysées in Paris. They have over 300 retailers, and you will find all sorts of things to buy here, from foreign imports to local souvenirs. If you decide to take a break from shopping, they have a lot of great restaurants where you can try some local cuisine, and recharge, before you go back to your shopping.
#3. Singapore Zoo.
The Singapore Zoo is another major attraction that shouldn’t be missed, especially if you are there with your family. The zoo has a rainforest setting, and houses close to three thousand animals from more than 300 species. The zoo has a tram that you can either get on or get off, which makes it easy to move around, and the animals are very easy to see, making it great fun for all.
#2. Marina Bay.
This is the biggest tourist stop in Singapore, because it is a perfect blend of the best things that Singapore has to offer. There are plenty of entertaining things to do, there is the ArtScience Museum, for those that want to take in some culture, and attractions like the Waterfront Promenade. If you want to see the world’s largest floating stadium, you can check out the Float@Marina Bay. The one thing you can’t afford to miss in Marina Bay is the Sands SkyPark, a sky terrace that connects three 55 storey hotel towers. The SkyPark provides a great view of Singapore, and is also the home of the world’s longest elevated swimming pool.
#1. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
If you just want to relax, nothing beats a stroll down the botanic gardens. The gardens open at 5a.m. and close at midnight, so you can enjoy it visiting it early in the morning or late at night. The Botanic Gardens have beautiful lakes, waterfalls, flowers, animals, and monuments that will take your breath away, making it the top thing that you must do when you visit Singapore.