Asia is one of the continents I haven’t been to yet. But I’m building a list of places I want to go whenever I do travel there. Singapore is definitely on my list.
The diverse island city of Singapore is full of innovative architecture and surprising delights. There are countless things to explore, whether it’s in nature or the concrete jungle. There’s a reason nearly 20 million tourists visit Singapore each year. To make your vacation to Singapore a bit more fantastic, here are ten places you must check out.
1. Orchard Road
Stroll down Singapore’s fashion street, Orchard Road. Here is where you’ll find luxurious boutiques, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, and hotels. Orchard Road is a great place to enjoy a delicious lunch and a little shopping.
2. Ride a Bumboat Downtown
The view you’ll get of downtown Singapore from the bumboat is perhaps the best. You can take it for a quick ride or take it easy on the 40-minute tour.
3. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
This walkway by the bay is nearly 2.2 miles long. As you take this stroll, there are alluring sights including views of glamorous skyscrapers, unique structures, art, and of course, the bay. If it’s too hot, take advantage of the breeze shelters, mist sprays, and fans along the waterfront. Merlion Park, one of the most recognizable sights of Singapore, is along the waterfront. The Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish that is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
4. Sands Skypark
Head to the observation area atop the ship-shaped deck at Sands Skypark for the most magnificent view of downtown Singapore.
5. Gardens by the Bay
This modernized garden is undoubtedly one to behold. This outdoor nursery sits on about 250 acres and was designed during an international design competition.
Take in the culture of Chinatown as it blends old and new together in its restaurants, markets, and boutiques. Visit some of the old historic buildings and monuments as well as the beautiful temples.
7. National Orchid Garden
Bring your camera along when you go to the National Orchid Garden. Sprawling over 7-acres, you’ll get to view over 1,000 species of orchids and 2,000 hybrids in this breathtaking oasis.
8. Clarke Quay
If you enjoy the nightlife, head over to the historical district of Clarke Quay. The streets in Clarke Quay are chocked-full of the hottest nightclubs, and old warehouses turned into bars and restaurants.
9. Jurong Bird Park
This bird park exists on nearly 50-acres, and homes more than 400 species of birds. The park prides itself on keeping the birds’ habitat as natural as possible.
This mysterious little island is nicknamed “Asia’s Favorite Playground” due to its many attractions and city center. This island was once a military base, so there’s a lot of history to enjoy here as well. In Sentosa, enjoy sunbathing on the beach, get lost in the thickets of the forest, or do some gambling at a casino.
These are just a few of the exciting places to explore in Singapore. Have you seen the movie Crazy Rich Asians? If so, some of these sights may look familiar.
Are you ready to add Singapore to your bucket list? When you are ready to travel, I hope you’ll consider my services to help you plan your trip.