Singapore – The word itself brings to our mind a place which is spotless, futuristic, efficient and charming. Singapore is an excellent example of town planning, ultra modern yet charming buildings, imposing malls, enviable gardens. All these combined with its ethnic flavour give the tourists an experience of a lifetime.
If you are looking for a vacation for your extended weekend, Singapore is ideal as you can see pretty much everything here in two days and then you spend a day or two soaking in the culture. The major tourist attractions of Singapore are listed below-
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Sentosa is a man-made island situated off the Southern coast of Singapore, and is connected to the mainland through Cable Cars, Pedestrian Broad Walk and Monorail. Sentosa is a fun Island with themed amusement parks, some of its major attractions include the Tiger Sky Tower, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World, Singapore Butterfly and Insects Kingdom and SEA Aquarium which has one of the largest collection of aquatic animals in the world.
Universal Studios ,Singapore
Though situated on the Sentosa Island , Universal Studios of Singapore deserves a special mention as it is perhaps the most loved attraction here. With seven themed zones it has something for everyone. The rides are extreme fun and would make you scream your heart out .
Gardens By the Bay, Singapore
A 101 hectres long nature park in the Central Region of Singapore adjacent to Marina Reservoir, this nature park has huge Supertree Structures that offer skywalk over the gardens, giving a vivid view of the gardens that have a varied species of beautiful flowers and plants. Walking along this place won’t cost a penny unless you choose to visit the Climate Controlled Conservatories or walk through Supertrees.
Merlion Park is the most visited site of Singapore.The 70 tonne concrete figure of Merlion is perhaps the most sought after photo -ops of Singapore.Other than going click happy at this picturesque location,you can also hop on a Bumboat with family and friends over the Singapore River and explore other attractions such as the Clarke Quay, Boat Quay .
5. Singapore Botanical Garden
This 150 year old garden has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This park attracts tourists and locals alike by virtue of having free entry and wonderful flora. But we would suggest you to spend some mullah and visit its Orchids Garden to admire the astounding variety of orchids grown in Singapore.
A unique zoo by virtue of allowing animals open spaces rather than cages, Singapore Zoo has astounding variety of animals. A paradise for kids and animal lovers ,it does not fail to impress even the casual visitor.
7.Night Safari Singapore
The Night Safari of Singapore is the world’s first nocturnal zoo that opens after sunset and allows visits till 12 A.M. With more than 1,000 animals, this zoo gives you an experience of night hunt, watching animals closely doing their nightly rituals The tram ride is very popular in this place and enables the visitors to spectate the whole place vividly.
River Safari– Singapore
One of the newest attractions of Singapore,River Safari is the first and only River themed Wildlife Park in Asia. The Safari begins with taking a boat to explore the place and see one of the most endangered animals of the world, or explore through the aquariums that have a varied species of sea animals. The bonus of this place are the giant Pandas who are too adorable to miss.
Jurong Bird Park- Singapore
With about 8000 birds of 600 species,Jurong Bird Park is a huge crowd puller.Right from the moment you enter this park, the chirping of the birds ,fluttering of their colourful wings mesmerise you and make you fall in love with them. Jurong Bird Park is an ideal place for family trips and an apt place for children to have fun and enhance their knowledge.
Experience the varied culture in Singapore
While in Singapore it makes sense to go around exploring places which have given Singapore its title of ‘Melting Pot of Asia’. Do visit Little India ,China Town and the Arab Street ,which give you a unique feeling of being in another country while being in Singapore. The night markets of Arab Street are legendary , Little India makes you nostalgic and the burst of colour and display in China Town makes you go crazy with trinkets and souvenirs.
Must- have walks Roads
Apart from visiting various attractions of Singapore ,to get its best feel you must have a walk on its famous roads and areas. One such road is Orchard Road. The famous tree-lined one way road is home to innumerable malls, hotels and restaurants. It’s a perfect place for shopping , mall-hopping and enjoying delicious food.
After Orchard Road Esplanade ,with its Concert Hall and Theatres ,is worth a visit.
Ten minutes away from Orchard Road ,on Marina Bay is the Singapore Flyer ,the Giant Wheel ,which will give you a panoramic view of Singapore River, Marina Bay, Merlion Park, Sentosa Island, the Airport and also the surrounding islands of its neighbours Indonesia and Malaysia.It has air conditioned Capsules that not only provide a breathtaking view, but also offer customized Sky Dining. Enjoy an evening here with your partner ,with a beautiful sunset and some champagne.
You can experience all this and much more, knowing all the time that you are in one of the safest places on this earth. So, go ahead and have the time of your life in this Lion City of Asia.
A Student of Literature who has a passion for Traveling and spreading happiness through her Words. During trips, good books and cups of coffee are her constant companion. She also is very enthusiastic about photography and loves to photograph the simplest things of life. She wishes to travel the World someday and write Novels.