Things To Do In Singapore

Things To Do In Singapore

Things to do - general

 

Touring parks, zoos, aquariums and historical sites are some of the things to do in Singapore. However, this list not exhaustive.

Because there is a diverse population of Indian, Chinese and Malay people in Singapore, visiting this city state is usually an educational experience.

There are countless things to do in Singapore both day and night.

From riding the world’s second largest ferris wheel to touring Little India, China Town, shopping on Orchard Street, taking cable rides and having private cooking classes for local cuisines.

Depending on your interests, a Singapore holiday will deliver countless thrilling experiences which will ultimately cure your vacation deprivation.

How ever long your list of things to do in Singapore may be, make sure to fit in a cup of pork rib tea. It’s a must try.

Tourist attractions in Singapore

  • Orchard Road
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • Merlion Park
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • River Safari
  • Underwater World
  • Lau Pa Sat Market
  • Tiger Sky Tower
  • Wild Wild Wet Park
  • Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • Sri Mariamman Temple

 

Things to do in Singapore at night

Attend Creatures of the Night Show

This 20 minute night safari takes you through an eerie fruit bat enclosure where you can spot megabats chewing into juicy fruit while hanging upside down.

Along the bridges and footpaths, you will most probably see tigers, antelopes, alligators, fishing cats and other nocturnal species – 120 in number at this unnerving night show.

 

Explore Geylang-Singapore’s red light district

If you’re feeling adventurous, walk into any of the massage parlors and karaoke sessions on Geylang.

Here you can have a drink as well as a taste of the best local dishes and crown your experience with the charms of an escort.

During the day, enjoy walking through the well-preserved shophouses that date back to the 20th century.

Temples, mosques, and churches can be found in plenty perhaps as atonement for Geylang’s seedy nightlife.

 

Go on a cruise from Marina Bay to Clark Quay

This 40-minute cruise comes with a commentary on Singapore’s history and a cocktail or glass of juice for every passenger.

You are bound to see the Merlion, Republic Plaza, the Esplanade, the Fullerton Bay Hotel and other skyscrapers.

This cruise ends at Clark Quay, allowing you to sample Singapore’s vibrant nightlife where professionals meet tourists as hip-hop, dance music, electronica and classic rock rends the air.

 

Things to do in Singapore with kids

Visit Jurong Bird Park

Treat your kids to a spectacle of over 400 bird species in Asia’s largest bird paradise.

Every part of the park is specially crafted to correspond to the birds’ natural habitat: World of Darkness for owls and nocturnal birds, Wetlands for water birds, Penguin Coast for penguin species and Waterfall Aviary where guinea fowls are found in plenty.

Your kids will have unforgettable memories of feeding birds with cups of nectar at Lory Loft.

 

Take a trip to the Singapore Zoo

Lemurs, two-toed sloths, polar bears, wolverines, apes, lions, zebras, white tigers and giraffes all roam in natural habitat-like enclosures at the Singapore Zoo.

Make sure you participate in feeding orangutans from noon to 3:00 pm.

Afterwards, your kids can have pony rides and cruise through waterslides at the Rainforest Kidzworld.

 

Tour the Universal Studios theme park

Located on Sentosa Island, Universal Studios Singapore features rides, attractions, and shows in themed zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away & Madagascar.

When you get there, start with the rollercoasters (Battlestar Galactica, Revenge of the Mummy & Transformers the Ride) to beat the long queues.

Then head over to the other themed shows and Sentosa island attractions.

 

Things to do in Singapore for couples

Have a picnic at Gardens by the Bay

Lay your goodies on your picnic mat and enjoy the stunning views of the sunset with your significant other at Gardens by the Bay.

This happens against a backdrop of native and exotic flowers in bloom, supertrees and a fascinating aquatic ecosystem.

You will be inspired by the mind provoking sculptures, heritage gardens, and other attractions.

 

Take a cable car ride between Mt. Faber and Sentosa

Mt. Faber is 328 feet above sea level and is the base from which your ride will begin.

As soon as your cabin takes off, you will enjoy a sky-high meal as you take in the grandeur of the city’s skyline.

This 90-minute ride also comes with servings of fine wine and a 4-course meal.

 

Explore Little India

Streets and temples in Little India are hugged by sweet-smelling incense at all times.

You can shower your sweetheart with flower garlands, saris and gold jewelry from the numerous stores found here.

Visit the Taoist Temple, the Hindu Temple, Abdul Gafoor Mosque and the last Chinese Villa-Tan Teng Niah then stop over at Tekka Centre for some Indian lunch.

 

Take a guided tour through the Battle Box

The Battle Box on Fort Canning Hill was a British command center during World War 2.

Scenes from the war are reenacted using life-size models and your guide talks you through what is regarded as the worst disaster in British military history.

Shortly after this war, the rule of the British came to an end as Singapore surrendered to the Japanese.

If you are in luck, you may catch some of the events that happen in the park from time to time such as Ballet Under The Stars.

 

Take to the skies with a Singapore Flyer ride

This is the second largest observation wheel in the world standing at 165 meters tall. In the evenings it is lit up, casting light on Marina Bay and Singapore’s skyline.

A 30-minute ride delivers breathtaking 360-degree views of skyscrapers, Colonial District, Marina Bay and the South China Sea.

 

Singapore travel tips

  • Steer clear of drugs. There’s a death penalty for drug trafficking and harsh penalties for drug use
  • Don’t touch anyone’s head – it is a sacred body part
  • Tipping is frowned upon by authorities
  • Cover up when you walk into places of worship and wear modest clothing as much as possible
  • When given a gift, decline one or two times to show that you are not greedy and remember to leave some food on the plate when you are done eating
  • Remove your shoes when entering a mosque, temple or a private home
  • Littering will get you into trouble and result in huge fines
  • Pirated DVDs, chewing gum and electronic cigarettes are illegal
  • Don’t shy away from tap water- it’s safe enough to drink

 

Best time to visit Singapore

Crowds in Singapore tend to peak in November to January, June, and July when most tourist families are on school break or escaping the chilly weather back home.

The Great Singapore Sale which occurs in June and July also attracts many visitors from all over the world.

Mid-January to May and August to October are the best times to visit Singapore because public holidays and tourist crowds are few and hotel prices are lower than usual.

 

If Lion City s on your wish list, check out the Singapore holiday packages available or call an agent to customize your trip.

Country Singapore
Languages spokenEnglish, Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin
Currency usedSingapore Dollar
Area (km2)719.9
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