Singapore is a destination unlike any other. The island city-state resting off of the southern tip of Malaysia is a destination that’s worthy of its widely-known nickname, the Lion City. This is evident by the complex collection of cultures, religions, and languages. Ahead of traveling to a city that gains its name from the words ‘singhha’, meaning stopover, and ‘pura’, meaning city.
When you decide to pay a visit to the incredible island, be sure to avoid those pesky tourist traps… and focus on stopping by some of the most standout attractions. Read on to learn where tourists will find some of the greatest landmarks:
SuperTree Grove is an iconic tree-like vertical garden, measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall. The large canopies provide shade in the day, and during the evening hours they come to life with dazzling displays of light and sound. The trees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions, such as photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy. The Garden Rhapsody is held at the Gardens by the Bay every evening.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the most beautiful. The fresh and modern park is marked by an incredible assortment of orchids and countless photo opportunities.
Singapore Zoo is an incredible attraction, providing access to giant crocodiles, lions, zebras, rhinoceroses, orangutans, pygmy hippos, and countless other animals. What’s more is there are other options for viewing countless species of birds, mammals, and reptiles in Singapore, including Jurong Birds Park, River Safari, and Night Safari.
Wonder Full Light and Water Show
Wonder Full Light and Water Show is a free show displaying projections and singing fountains. Also, bubbles are scattered wildly.
The Cloud Forest
The Cloud Forest is a pleasant break from the monotony and offers a real jungle built upon concrete. The destination is decorated with artificial waterfalls and planted walls. A 35-meter hill is featured there, as well as the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a theme park built in 1937, and it contains over 1,000 statues and 150 dioramas, depicting scenes from folklore, history, legends, Chinese mythology, and illustrations of Confucianism.
Sentosa Island is famous island resort. It’s lively and exciting and is frequented by those who want to relax under the sun.
KuDeTa is an awesome rooftop bar, located just above the SkyPark Observation Deck. There, you can sip a Singapore Sling. Visitors can check out the observation deck and relax. One Altitude is another rooftop bar, granting a 360-degree view.
Street food in Singapore is not just cheap, it’s delicious. A quick walk across busy town can offer endless opportunities for mouthwatering local cuisine. Try anything from rice cakes to poh piah to chicken rice.
Interested in knowing the names of a few other Singaporean hotspots? Check out the National Museum of Singapore, Thian Hock Keng, and Sri Mariamman Temple. Meanwhile, try to avoid Sim Lim Square and Newton Hawker Center.