5 Singapore Travel Attractions You Have To Visit
Singapore may be best-known for shopping, but this city-state also offers plenty of entertainment. Discover an exciting side to this nation by exploring all its many attractions.
Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s premier tourist spots, known for its iconic Supertree Groves that provide a breathtaking skywalk experience and expansive greenhouses that simulate mountain climates.
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1. Merlion Park
Singapore is an iconic travel destination that draws millions of tourists each year. Of the numerous incredible tourist attractions found within this vibrant metropolis, Merlion Park stands out for its symbolic meaning as its graceful Merlion statue represents Singapore’s journey from being a humble fishing village to global powerhouse.
Merlion Park is a small green space along the waterfront in downtown Singapore that features the iconic Merlion statue, which combines elements from both fish and lion. Measuring 8.6 meters tall and weighing 70 tons, its massive presence draws in crowds throughout the day who come to take pictures with this popular photo spot.
Merlion Park also hosts a smaller Merlion cub which stands a little under 2 meters and offers stunning Marina Bay views for visitors. Furthermore, visitors can catch an evening light show that takes place here.
Merlion Park is conveniently situated at One Fullerton near the Central Business District (CBD), open 24/7/365 for convenient visits any time of year. Entrance fee is free but for any activities outside the park such as waterfront promenade strolling and dining at restaurants there will be additional costs involved – not forgetting spectacular scenery to be taken advantage of while strolling past.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of the world’s premier manmade nature parks, boasting more than 1,500,000 plants in multiple zones spanning more than 7 acres. You’ll be dazzled by Gardens by the Bay’s incredible horticulture and garden artistry! Notable highlights include Flower Dome & Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway and Bay East Garden as well as Heritage Gardens where history meets horticulture – Indian, Chinese, Malay & Colonial Gardens can all be visited to fully experience what Gardens by the Bay has to offer!
Visit Supertree Grove after nightfall for some truly remarkable photo opps at Garden Rhapsody – where trees light up in an incredible musical display! It is truly incredible watching these living beings come to life.
If traveling with children, make sure to stop by the Far East Organization Children’s Garden – this interactive play area designed to teach youngsters about environmental awareness through fun games and interactive activities. Also enjoy relaxing in Bay East Garden for an unobstructed view of Marina Bay skyline!
At nightfall, take in an amazing panoramic view from OCBC Skyway’s elevated walkway connecting two larger Supertrees. Or check out Satay by the Bay for classic Singaporean fare or Conservatory Cafe for frozen treats to relax with.
Sentosa Island in Singapore is one of the country’s premier vacation and theme park destinations, boasting luxurious hotels and beaches as well as rich historical significance. Once home to an artillery fort, Sentosa offers plenty of opportunity for exploration through Fort Siloso – visit its tunnels or wartime artifacts!
SkyHelix Sentosa is an unforgettable thrill ride that transports visitors 79 meters above sea level for breathtaking views of Singapore below. Choose between traditional rides in gondolas or more unique experiences by sitting inside a cage-like capsule which allows for free flying throughout your ride.
Sentosa offers many family-oriented attractions, such as Dolphin Island where visitors can interact with Indo-Pacific bottleneck dolphins in their natural environment and gain more knowledge about their diet and migration patterns through interactive-learning programs.
Are you seeking an exhilarating adventure? Visit Adventure Cove Waterpark in Singapore, for exhilarating rides and encounters with aquatic life! One of the best family fun destinations, it has even earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
Madame Tussauds Singapore is one of Sentosa’s premier attractions and allows visitors to meet world-renowned celebrities in life-like wax figures. Pose for selfies with icons like Nelson Mandela, E.T. and David Beckham or step into realistic sets for virtual rollercoaster rides or the Marvel 4D Universe; additionally there are plenty of fun experiences available here, such as Extreme Log Ride which places riders through a haunted forest path, featuring terrifying lifelike creatures along your journey.
4. Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport takes this concept a step further by featuring stunning design by Safdie Architects: its toroidal complex is home to an incredible 40-meter indoor waterfall that serves as the centerpiece. Forest Valley brings even more nature into this breathtaking space, further distinguishing Jewel as an outstanding lifestyle destination.
Complex offers an assortment of restaurants and stores – from well-known names like Nike to local Singapore retailers – making Shaw Theatres Jewel an excellent location to experience movie going in Singapore. There is even an IMAX with Laser auditorium and DTS:X enabled halls available at this cinema complex!
Families with young children will also find great entertainment at Jewel. Children can frolic around on Discovery Slides and foggy bowls, experience walking in the clouds at Canopy Park or hop around trees on Manulife Sky Nets – there’s something fun for every member of the family at these new attractions!
Other must-see attractions at Jewel include the Rain Vortex, Canopy Bridge and Topiary Walk. Nighttime shows at the outdoor amphitheater are put on multiple times each evening or head up to the observatory deck for stunning landscape views below. Check the website regularly as specific times may change month to month; or stay overnight in YotelAir.
5. ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum is an unforgettable Singapore attraction that brings art and science together into one unforgettable experience. Boasting interactive and engaging exhibits sure to enthrall children of all ages as well as adults alike, the museum should not be missed when traveling with family or friends to Singapore.
The Museum, situated within Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, opened to the public in February 2011. Its iconic lotus-shaped building was designed to evoke a flower opening or hand of welcome, its unique shape and massive size making it an architectural icon. Designed by Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie using double-curved Fiber Reinforced Polymer skin often used in boat and yacht construction to give it lightness and luminosity.
Inside the museum you’ll discover an impressive variety of ever-evolving major touring exhibitions. Ranging from child-friendly galleries to an elaborate Mad Tea Party, there is something fun for families of all ages to do in Singapore’s museum. Additionally, interactive displays, multi-screen theater presentations and live performance programs offer insight into its culture and history.
The Museum also houses an incredible attraction called Sketch Town, in which visitors can use tablets to draw anything they choose. A must for families but beware: this game can quickly become addictive!
ArtScience Museum is easily accessible from throughout Marina Bay Sands complex. Take a cab from your hotel room or book a ride through a nearby bus terminal that links directly with The Shoppes and Casino for fast travel times.