Whether you’re staying for a whole week or just a weekend, you’ll never run out of things to do in Singapore. Home to many of Asia’s top tourist attractions, Singapore combines old-world charm with breathtaking modernity. It appeals to a wide variety of visitors, so there’s always something to do, whether you’re a young family, solo backpacker or group of friends.
Sentosa Island – Housing Singapore’s Universal Studios as well as the famed Merlion, Sentosa Island is one must-visit attraction. Opening its doors to thousands of tourists every year, it is one of the most iconic–if not the most–symbols of Singapore.
Little India – Many dream of seeing the sights and sounds of this famous subcontinent, but a visit to Little India will definitely satisfy the cravings even for a little bit. Beautiful colors, sights, sounds and smells make up this district, where you will feel like you have been transported to India.
Marina Bay Sands – This hotel consistently makes it to the top of the lists for a reason. You can party all night at one of their rooftop lounges, take a dip in the famed infinity pool, or spend a night in the lap of luxury.
Singapore Flyer – At the time it opened, the Singapore Flyer was the highest Ferris wheel in the world. Located on Marina Bay, the Flyer’s terminal has three floors of restaurants, shops and other services.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – In the late 1980s when a Buddhist temple was first proposed for Singapore’s Chinatown, it was supposed to become a more traditional temple. Somewhere along the line it became the Tooth Relic Temple, a home for a tooth relic from Buddha.
Night Safari – Since it opened in 1984, it is one of Singapore’s top attractions, with more than one million people annually enjoying a tram ride through seven of the world’s geographic regions. Visitors also can take a trail walk to learn more about animal habits while another section features a show on the organization’s work to preserve threatened species through captive breeding programs.
Gardens By The Bay – This is a recent addition to the top tourist attractions Singapore has to offer, but something worth visiting. Full of lush, beautiful gardens impeccably and creatively executed, it is a refreshing respite from the city.
Raffles Hotel – This is the place where the Singapore Sling was invented! Raffles Hotel, with its graceful colonial style, is the face of Singapore. Since it opened in 1887, it quickly became THE place to stay in Singapore, with writers Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Ernest Hemingway, among others, adding to its fame.
Orchard Road – Orchard Road is the main shopping street of Singapore, regularly frequented by the locals as well as foreign tourists. Named after the fruit orchards that the road led to, Orchard Road is flanked by malls, numerous upmarket restaurants, coffee chains, cafés, nightclubs and hotels.
Chinatown – What’s a visit to Asia’s melting pot without stopping by Chinatown? Indulge in fresh Chinese food, see a festival or two and breathe in the culture that permeates this place.