At the mention of the Lion City – Singapore – lots of attractions come to mind! Here’s a recommendation of top 10 attractive places to visit in Singapore.
This list is in no particular order of ranking or rating, but it’ll be a useful guide for a trip in the future.
Even though the photos are from 2017 but they hold memories and the places visited are still relevant today.
Let’s start off with the iconic, 8.5m-tall statue with the body of a fish & head of a lion, shooting water from its mouth into Marina Bay. The Merlion is the official mascot of Singapore.
9. Orchard Road
A must-walk-place in Singapore is Orchard Road. At Orchard Central, you’ll find a touch of modern in Orchard Central and a trip back to past across the mall and along Emerald Hill Road.
8. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is a waterway and entertainment district noted for modern skyscrapers and landmarks, plus dining and shopping. A stroll along Marina Boulevard to the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade will give you a beautiful panoramic view of the bay area. To get a panoramic overview, go up to the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.
7. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
After purchasing the ticket, take the elevator up to the observation deck. The SkyPark Observation Deck is at level 56.
In 2017, tickets costed SGD$23 per person.
From the observation deck, you’ve a beautiful overview of the bay and it’s surroundings. You can see how smooth the flow is from the central business district to the arts, entertainment, and leisure area, and then nature and greenery on the other end.
6. ArtScience Museum
Just below SkyPark and next to Marina Bay Sands is the ArtScience Museum: design, science, and technology exhibits in a distinctive, modern, flower-shaped building.
Throwback to my trip to the ArtScience Museum in 2017, when tickets costed SGD$17.00.
5. Gardens by the Bay
Set in the heart of Singapore’s downtown, Gardens by the Bay is home to a diverse collection of over 1.5 million plants that hail from every continent except Antarctica. It spans 101 hectares (250 acres) and is adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. Gardens by the Bay consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (in Downtown Core and Kallang).
The largest of the gardens is the Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres) designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.
This is a throwback to Gardens by the Bay in December 2017. It was a Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. I wonder how will be the Christmas theme in December this year?
Stay back at night and enjoy the themed light and music shows. Choreographed bayside spectacles of coloured lights set to classical music, pop songs, and show tunes.
4. Little India
Little India is a vibrant cultural enclave with temples and mosques, street art and brightly painted shophouses. Along the main drag, Serangoon Road, unfussy canteens and hip eateries sit next to shops selling gold jewelry, colourful silks and fresh flower garlands. Nearby, Mustafa Centre welcomes shoppers 24/7. The ethnic district is liveliest during Hindu celebrations like the Deepavali festival of lights.
3. HarbourFront and VivoCity
At the heart of family-friendly Harbourfront is the massive VivoCity mall, which has a scenic rooftop playground and monorail access to recreation on Sentosa Island. Sentosa-bound cable cars depart from Mount Faber, home to hilltop bars and eateries, while the Singapore Cruise Centre offers trips to the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan.
2. Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore. There is a mall with restaurants and nightlife in the redeveloped, 19th-century, riverside commercial district.
1. Changi Airport
Last but not least. Let’s not forget the first tourist attraction when touching down into Singapore and the last attraction when departing from Singapore.
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