Singapore which is often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia. It is the world’s only island city-state which enjoys tropical climate throughout the year. While Singapore is a young nation, it has a rich history that beautifully co-exists with modernity to give the destination its unique personality. Whether be its safe and convenient roads, or the variety of attractions that it has to offer to its travelers who are from different age groups, Singapore can be considered as one of the perfect family destination. If you want to explore the wild or the colorful cultural neighborhoods, take a relaxing walk in the park or visit the museum and galleries, go shopping at the malls or eat local street delicacies, Singapore is the place.
Sentosa is Asia’s leading leisure destination and Singapore’s premiere island resort getaway. The 500-hectare island resort is home to an exciting array of themed attractions, award-winning spa retreats, golden sandy beaches, resort accommodations, lush rainforests, world-renowned golf-courses, a deep-water yachting marina and luxurious residences – making Sentosa a vibrant island resort for business and leisure.
Attractions: Adventure Cove Waterpark, Dolphin Island, Universal Studios, Sentosa Merlion, S.E.A Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, Madame Tussauds Singapore.
The Night Safari is the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Visitors will be greeted by over 2,500 resident animals from over 130 species –including many indigenous to the region, such as the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger. The animals live in 35 hectares of dense rainforest.
Attractions: Creatures of the Night Show, Safari Adventurer Tour, Leopard Trail
Gardens by the Bay
Located close to the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay is a sprawling 101 hectares of reclaimed land that has been transformed into an enchanting yet futuristic space. The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults.
Attractions: Flower Dome, Supertrees, Cloud Forest
Indians have had a historical connection with Singapore that dates back to hundreds of years. Little India is a vibrant, buzzing neighbourhood in Singapore that carefully balances the old and new. Here you will find lanes peppered with spice shops, jewellery stores, flower vendors, sari specialists, etc.
Attractions: Indian Heritage Centre, Little India Arcade, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Mustafa Centre
Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, it has around 6000 animals, including 40 threatened species, as well as the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. Visitors will meet manatees and monkeys, piranhas and pandas, as they congregate in and around the park’s waters.
Attractions: Amazon River Quest, Squirrel Monkey Forest, Amazon Flooded Forest
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens is the country’s first UNESCO Heritage Site. The National Orchid Garden, boasts of the world’s largest orchid display, with over 60,000 plants and orchids.
Attractions: SBG heritage Museum, Jacob Ballas Children Garden, National Orchid Garden
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore’s oldest museum is a progressive showcase of the country’s history and culture. It is also one of Singapore’s architectural icons. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. It offers variety of programs, especially for families.
Attractions: Singapore History Gallery, Modern Gallery Colony, Cinematheque
This icon is a must-see for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other significant landmarks around the world. The body of the Merlion statue symbolizes Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning sea-town in old Javanese.
Attractions: Merlion Park (where the merlion is situated, also from where visitors can take a river cruise and explore other places nearby).
Clark Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore, located within the Singapore River Planning Area. It is famous for its stunning waterside restaurants and exciting collection of nightclubs. The Singapore River lies at the heart of the Clark Quay, providing the central artery for this area’s thriving nightlife scene. However, the river offers visitors much more than just a picturesque spot to come for food and drinks.
Attractions: Boat tours (available that cruise up and down the entire length of the river), G-MAX Reverse Bungy
Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes. The largest hawker centre in Singapore is located in Chinatown. With over 260 food stalls, Chinatown Complex Food Centre offers a wide range of local dishes.
Attractions: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple
The prime shopping district is Orchard Road with innumerable retailers offerings products and services. There is ION Orchard, which houses boutiques that span every budget, from designer label Prada to fast fashion giant Uniqlo. Shoppers can indulge their geeky side at all-in-one megastore Mustafa Centre at Little India. Besides an extensive range of electronics at highly competitive prices, one can find just about anything under the sun in this sprawling destination that is open 24 hours. For ethnic shopping, visitors should visit Little India and Chinatown Street Market. Other must visit places include VivoCity, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Bugis Street Market, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Haji Lane.