Top 10 Tourist Places in Singapore
1. Orchard Road
Orchard Road is Singapore’s main shopping street, frequented by both locals and foreign tourists. Orchard Road, named after the fruit orchards that it leads to, is flanked by malls, numerous upmarket restaurants, coffee chains, cafés, nightclubs, and hotels. The Istana also serves as the official residence of Singapore’s President. The Christmas decorations along Orchard Street are well-known and completely out of this world, with reindeer galloping through palm trees and gingerbread houses topped with fake snow.
2. Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa is a must-see attraction in Singapore. The property, which is located on an island off Singapore’s south coast, includes hotels, restaurants, a casino, and theme parks – in short, something for everyone, no matter their age. Attractions in this location obviously revolve around the sea: Marine Life Park, Dolphin Island, a water park, and an aquarium. Nightly entertainment is also available at Universal Studios Singapore. The casino has a variety of table games and 2,400 slot machines. However, there is a dress code in effect. For hungry guests, the resort provides more than 60 dining options.
3. Clarke’s Quay
Clarke Quay is another part of Singapore’s history that is still active today. The quay at the mouth of the Singapore River, one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions, was the city’s commercial hub in the late 1800s. It still hustles and bustles today, but with a different kind of commerce: trendy restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, pushcart vendors, and other Asian and European influences. Except at night, when Clarke Quay is teeming with chic nightspots, Clarke Quay is always a market.
4. Raffles Hotel
Raffles Hotel, with its graceful colonial style, is Singapore’s face. Since its inception in 1887, it has quickly become THE place to stay in Singapore, with writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, and Ernest Hemingway adding to its renown. This luxury haven has 15 restaurants and bars, including the Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented. The Raffles Hotel is legendary all over the world, right down to the uniformed Sikh doormen who welcome visitors to this piece of Southeast Asian history. The main building’s lobby is open to the public, but the hotel museum is hidden away on the third floor.
5. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a relatively new addition to Singapore’s tourist attractions, but it is one that gardeners should not miss. Gardens by the Bay, which has been open for less than a decade, is built on reclaimed land in central Singapore. It consists of three gardens: Bay Central, which has a waterfront walk that will eventually connect the other two gardens; Bay East, which is opening in stages as sections are completed; and Bay South, the largest garden, which features tropical horticulture and includes tree-like structures up to 50 meters (160 feet) high that dominate the gardens’ landscape
6. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens are ideal for budget travelers because the majority of the gardens are free; the only exception is the National Orchid Garden, which is the most popular section of the garden. The garden contains over 60,000 plant and animal species and is home to the world’s first children’s garden. Previous visitors have praised the tropical greenery of the gardens.
7. Night Safari
Travelers who enjoy the nightlife but are tired of the club scene should visit Night Safari, which features nocturnal animals rather than party animals. It has been one of Singapore’s top attractions since it opened in 1984, with over one million visitors per year taking a tram ride through seven of the world’s geographic regions. Visitors can also go on a trail walk to learn more about animal habits, and another section features a show about the organization’s efforts to save threatened species through captive breeding programs. Three restaurants offer menus and entertainment based on jungle or rainforest life.
8. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Chinese construct temples for a variety of gods and other deities, but the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is one of the more unusual. When a Buddhist temple was first proposed for Singapore’s Chinatown in the late 1980s, it was intended to be a more traditional temple. It eventually became the Tooth Relic Temple, a home for a Buddha tooth relic. The temple, located in central Chinatown, also exhibits other Singaporean Buddhist arts and culture.
9. Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel with benefits that begin with the breathtaking views below. Cars can transport up to 28 people as they circle the city. When it first opened in 2008, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, reaching 165 meters (541 feet) into the Singaporean sky. The Flyer can accommodate disabled guests in wheelchairs with advanced notice. The Flyer’s terminal, which is located in Marina Bay, has three floors of restaurants, shops, and other services.
10. Sands Marina Bay
If construction costs are important to you, you’ll enjoy seeing the Marina Bay Sands, a resort that cost $5.7 billion to build and was the world’s most expensive building when it opened in 2010. The Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort with everything: a luxury hotel, restaurants, an endless collection of shops, Asia’s largest convention center, a theatre, an ArtScience Museum, and other entertainment centers. It also has a synthetic ice skating rink indoors.