Even if Singapore is considered one of the richest countries in Asia, it does not limit itself to luxury shopping malls and hotels. Aside from the rich historical places to visit, there are many attractions that family, couples, friends, and even solo travelers will truly enjoy. Since the country has excellent public transportation, these places to visit are easily accessible. Here are some of the must-see and lovely spots that Singapore has the offer.
1. Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands can be considered the most iconic landmark in Singapore. Its three interconnected buildings can easily be recognized from afar. This hotel also includes a high-end mall, the world’s largest infinity pool, an observation deck, the ArtScience Museum, and a wide range of dining options. Well if you’re on a budget, taking a photo behind this architectural masterpiece is a great souvenir to remind you of your visit to Singapore.
2. The Merlion Park
Known as the official mascot of Singapore, the Merlion statue in Merlion Park is a must-see for any visitor. It combines the name “mer” which means the sea and the “lion”, which represents the origin of Singapore as a fishing village. The merlion has been used for Singapore’s tourism campaigns, making this an interesting place to visit.
3. Changi Airport
If you are flying to Singapore, it is most likely that you will be landing at the ‘world’s best airport’ which is the Changi Airport. The airport itself has a number of attractions, such as the Butterfly Garden, Orchid Garden, and the Enchanted Garden. Apart from these, it also has the Jewel Changi Airport that houses a shopping mall, a rain vortex, a forest valley, and the Canopy Park. No wonder that this is the best airport, it is not short of activities while waiting for your next flight.
4. Bugis Street
Bugis is a popular shopping hub in Singapore. Apart from the street shopping experience, there are now air-conditioned levels and shopping malls in the surrounding area. This is a must-visit for anyone seeking retail therapy without the expensive price tags.
5. Universal Studios Singapore
Located at Sentosa Island, Universal Studios Singapore is one of the greatest places to visit in Singapore. The theme park boasts different characters from TV shows and movies. Take on the thrilling rides or just chill with attractions meant for family fun. Don’t forget to take a photo in front of the Universal’s iconic rotating globe, including the life-size figurines and statues inside the park.
6. Gardens By The Bay
Reconnect with nature with this garden park that houses hundreds of plants. The Gardens By the Bay is considered to have the best attraction experience from the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019. Marvel over the architectural beauty of this place while it promotes sustainability in every attraction inside it. Though walking in a garden sounds boring to some, they have different activities that will make your stay worthwhile.
7. Fort Siloso
The country’s only preserved fort and military museum will give visitors an idea of Singapore’s history. Guided tours are also available which will give more information about the place. The park is a shaded park that makes it more comfortable to walk around and know more about the rich history of Singapore.
8. Botanic Gardens
This is another garden apart from the Gardens by the Bay. The Botanic Gardens is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage nomination, considering the preservation done to one of Singapore’s heritage. Appreciate the beauty of orchids in the National Orchid Garden, or be relaxed with a stroll in the eco-garden, eco-lake, and other gardens it has to offer.
Singapore’s Chinatown is one of the most beautiful in the world. It has bright red lanterns, Chinese food, and shops offering goods from China. There are temples that you must visit in the area, like the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and the Hindu’s Sri Mariamman Temple. Visitors who would like to know more about Chinatown can visit the Chinese Heritage Centre.
The World’s Lion City has many attractive places that every visitor or tourists must-see. Even if it is a small country due to its physical land attribute, it is full of interesting places to visit. It does not only showcase the colorful history of Singapore but how progressive it is as a modern country. Next time you are planning to visit an Asian country, don’t miss out on Singapore!