Top 10 Must-Visit Places in Singapore for First-Time Travellers

Singapore, a heaven for those who love to travel. It is not just the shopping capital but a unique mixture of cultures and people, which makes the country unique. Apart from high-end shopping areas, there are places that hold rich history and heritage of this little island.

If you are planning to visit this city for the first time soon, here are the 10 most must-go places in Singapore you shouldn’t miss. Take it as the touristy places where everyone will rush to take the iconic instagrammable photo. Well, who cares if you are going to be here probably just once (or maybe twice) in your life?

Merlion Park

Surely this place needs no introduction and while you think of Singapore, this is the particular thing that might first come into your mind. Seems like a Mermaid and yet at the same time, also a lion? Just like what the name sounds – this mystical creature has a head of a lion and the body and tail of a fish.

Moreover, this structure represents the beginning of this city as a small fishing village and then immerging as a giant city or you can even call it the “Lion City”. this park overlooks the Marina Bay and the structure weighs 70 tons and 8.6 meters tall.

Directions and how to go to Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands

Singapore’s most iconic hotel with the world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool. Definitely, this iconic building will not miss the eyes of movie directors all over the world. The hotel was featured in the movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”, which has 2 key scenes in this integrated resort’s Sands Skypark, located at 57-storeys, top of the Marina Bay Sands.

Voted in Tripadvisor as the Top Best View in Singapore, if you want to admire the entire city landscape, Marina Bay Sands will surely be one of your must-go choices during your stay here. However, this extravagant hotel does come with a pricey price tag too.

Directions and how to go to Marina Bay Sands

Gardens By The Bay

One of the most beautiful places in Singapore is the Gardens by The Bay. A nature park that spans 101 hectares (250 acres), you will find most of the tourists in this location, which has its well-deserved reasons. Gardens by The Bay is situated just right behind Marina Bay Sands and with its view of the beautiful design green space has never failed to attract people, even locals, all year round.

On the other hand, this place is a great spot to spend some time away from the hustle and buzziness of the hyped-up city. While you are in the Gardens by the Bay, do not forget to explore the Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, and Forest Dome which broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Greenhouse in the world!

Directions and how to go to Gardens by the Bay

Sentosa Island

If you are a beach lover and in search of a beach destination in Singapore then Sentosa is the best pick for you. It is the best spot for every beach lover as they can spend their time playing volleyball on free courts, kayaking and going for skimboarding. Does it sound interesting? It surely does but it doesn’t end here.

There is an Underwater World Aquarium as well. In this aquarium, you can swim with the lovely dolphins. Another most exciting spot in Sentosa Island is the Merlion. Perhaps, you will have the option of visiting the topmost attraction of Singapore in one go.

Directions and how to go to Sentosa, Singapore

Universal Studio

I guess there are very few enthusiast people in the world who have not heard about Universal Studio Singapore. This Studio occupies 45 acres of Resort World Sentosa. This is a theme park and each section of the park pays tribute to the world-famous location, movies, or television show.

For instance, you will find a glimpse of New York, Madagascar, and Ancient Egypt. Fiction themed areas include sci-fi city, Lost World and Shrek’s Far Far Away. On the other hand, there are many rides as well where kids and young people can enjoy their time. this is surely a perfect spot for the young and the old.

Directions and how to go to Universal Studio, Singapore

Night Safari

Singapore’s Night Safari, also known as the World’s First Nocturnal Zoo, is a new twist to your zoo experience. This place of Singapore introduces you to the nocturnal life of the tribal animal kingdom. The park is divided into four sections and each section has its trails for you to relish various animals.

For instance, the Leopard Trail is all about various forms of leopards, lions, flying foxes, and porcupines. The Fish Trail is all about native animals of Singapore. The East Lodge features the Malayan tigers and hyenas and lastly, the Wallaby Trails features marsupials of Australia. 

Directions and how to go to Night Safari, Singapore Zoological

SEA Aquarium

SEA Aquarium or South East Asia Aquarium was the largest aquarium in the world before the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in China. This aquarium contains 45,000,000 liters of water and has 100,000 marine animals and 800 species.

The most interesting part of this aquarium is the centerpiece which is an Open Ocean Tank which house more than 50,000 marine creatures in it. You should explore this spot to gain the profound experience of underwater life. This is the best place to visit while you are on your trip with your little ones. They will be awed~

Directions and how to go to SEA Aquarium @ Sentosa

Singapore Flyer

If the Marina Bay Sands does not excite you then we have another good option for you and that is the Singapore flyer. Completed in year 2008, Singapore Flyer was the world’s largest and giant observation wheel, not until in 2014, Las Vegas, High Roller, took the crowned.

Nevertheless, you can still have your morning tea and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. There are different packages for passengers to choose like the full butler sky dining, which offers you the finest yet unique experience of the ferris wheel. On the other hand, you will not only relish the sumptuous view of the island but also the Spice Islands of Indonesia and Straits of Johor in Malaysia. Flights last 30 minutes and it is open to all from early morning to dark.

Directions and how to go to Singapore Flyer

The Esplanade

There are many architectures in Singapore that are eye-catching and one of them is Esplanade. It is a world-class performing art center that is made up of two rounded glass domes along with 7000 triangle shaped sunshades.

This infrastructure was designed by DP Architects and was inspired by Singaporeans’ love of the King of Fruits, Durian. If you are in a mood of exploring arts in the island city, Esplanade is the best place to wander around and get a glimpse of the night cityscape; a perfect romantic night walks with your partner.

Directions and how to go to The Esplanade

Jewel Changi Airport

Last stop! Jewel Changi Airport! No matter what, you will pass by this place at least twice, during your trip to Singapore (assuming you are traveling by air). The Jewel Changi is part of Changi Airport Group. It is a natural themed entertainment and retail complex. With four passenger terminals (fifth terminal coming soon) with the center of airport sitting the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall, Rain Vortex. The airport is humungous as it consists of gardens, attractions, aviation facilities, hotels, swimming pools, cinema and lots of exclusive dining facilities. The Jewel Changi welcomes more than 65 million passengers annually.

Voted as the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the seventh consecutive year since 2013, you definitely should not miss this place. Spend some time walking around the airport and you will know why Changi Airport Singapore is voted the best airport in the world. 

Directions and how to go to Changi Airport Jewel

So, now you have a clear idea about the places that you should wander around and explore while you are in Singapore. These places are splendid and travelers from all over the world long to visit them. Therefore, while you are on the sumptuous island do not miss visiting them and let us know your experiences as well.

Just arrived in Singapore, check out How to travel from Singapore Changi Airport to City via MRT Train.


 

Category:Articles, Singapore
Date Posted:February 14, 2020
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