Top 10 Places to See in Singapore when Visiting as a Tourist

Amit Bhawani Singapore Trip Razer

Singapore, also known as the Garden City, is a tiny island state boasting countless impressive attractions. Determining the must-see places to visit and the best tourism spots can seem overwhelming due to all the choices so we researched and compiled a list of the top places for Singapore travel. We would recommend you to download a copy of this list on your Smartphone or Print a copy and carry it with you in order to not miss any of the amazing attractions mentioned below.

Read on to see our Top 10 list of tourist attractions to travel to in the Garden City.

    Singapore Botanic Gardens

  • Bursting with lush greenery and beautiful scenery, the Botanic Gardens, established well over a hundred years ago in 1859, offer wonderful sights and sounds to soak in and enjoy. A large variety of exciting exhibits is featured throughout the gorgeous sanctuary including dozens of sculptures, free guided walking tours on the weekends, historic trees, and historical buildings.

    Within the gardens, be sure to check out Swan Lake, constructed in 1866, to enjoy its breathtaking pair of mute swans from Amsterdam.

    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Cost: Free
    Hours: Open 365 days a year from 5 am to midnight

  • The Singapore Flyer

  • This massive, iconic structure, standing a towering 165 meters, or 541 feet, above the ground, is Asia’s largest observation wheel. The Flyer offers stunning, panoramic views of landmarks such as the Marina Bay, Merlion Park, Fort Canning Park, the Helix Bridge, and other spectacular surroundings.The Flyer also features a large variety of shopping opportunities, famous local dining, and fun activities. When visiting the wheel, consider checking out the XD theater, an exhilarating 6D motion experience or a thrilling ride on a 737 flight simulator.
    The Singapore Flyer
    Cost: Adults – S$33.00 Child (3 to 12 years old) S$21.00 Senior – S$24.00
    Hours: Open daily from 8:30 am to 10 pm
  • Orchard Road

    Orchard Road Singapore

  • Orchard Road, a shopaholic’s paradise, is packed with 22 shopping malls, thousands of brands, and 6 department stores. Orchard Road also offers special holiday ideas and events such as the breathtaking Christmas on a Great Street which features stunning lights and Christmas displays.

    Cost: None – unless you plan on shopping!
    Hours: Open daily
  • Haw Par Villa

    Haw Par Villa Singapore

  • A trip to this gorgeous island state would not be complete without visiting Haw Par Villa, a lovely park featuring over 1,000 statues depicting Chinese folk tales and legends. Built in 1937, a trip to this theme park, the only one of its kind, will take you on a journey through ancient Chinese mythology in vivid detail.Enjoy one of the guided tours to experience exhibits such as the 10 Courts of Hell – one of the parks most famous exhibits, Journey to the West, or Madame White Snake.

    Cost: Free
    Hours: Open daily from 9am – 7pm

  • River Cruise

    River Cruise Night Singapore

  • A relaxing, scenic river cruise, operating on the historic waterway since 1987, is a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Garden City. On the 40 minute cruise, visitors will enjoy an up-close view of surroundings such as Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Marina Bay.

    Cost: Adult – S$38 Child – S$22
    Hours: Open daily, departure times vary

  • Visit the Zoo

    Singapore Zoo Travel

  • The city’s zoo makes for an exciting adventure for the entire family. The zoo features a one-of-a-kind, award-winning program where you can enjoy your breakfast with an entire family of orangutans.In addition to being the only zoo in the world that offers the ability to dine with animals, the zoo also features a variety of wildlife tours and rides. Animals to watch for include elephants, rare, stunning white tigers, hippos, wolverines, and the zoo’s famous polar bear, Inuka. Kids can enjoy special zones, exhibits, and tours dedicated specifically to them.

    Cost: Adults- S$33 Child (3 to 12 years old) S$22 Senior- $15
    Hours: Open every day of the year from 8:30 am to 6 pm

  • Chinatown

    China Town Singapore Travel

  • The Garden City’s Chinatown offers a wide variety of traditional shops and night markets. Featuring traditional Chinese cultural elements along with temples and museums to explore as well as delicious cuisine, Chinatown is an essential place to visit.Details
    Cost: None
    Hours: Open daily
  • Night Safari

    Singapore Night Safari

  • Our list of the top Singapore travel spots would not be complete without mentioning the adventurous and exhilarating Night Safari, one of the city’s most popular family activities. Featuring over 86 acres to explore by tram, the Night Safari allows visitors to get up close and personal with nocturnal animals such as leopards and wallabies.

    Cost: Adult- S$45 Child- S$30
    Hours: Open daily from 7:15 pm to midnight

  • Jurong Bird Park

    Jurong Bird Park Singapore

  • Jurong Bird Park, Asia’s largest collection of birds, is home to over 400 different species and more than 5,000 birds. This special park, opened in 1971, is one of the most astounding bird sanctuaries in the world.Visitors can hike and explore various aviaries including the Waterfall Aviary featuring a huge waterfall, over 100 lush plant species, and 600 birds. Another exciting Aviary to explore is Lory Loft, a 9 story high, award-winning free-flight aviary where you can feed birds right out of your hand.

    Cost: Adult- S$29 Child (3 to 12 years old)- S$19 Senior- S$13
    Hours: Open every day of the year from 8:30 am to 6 pm

  • Sentosa Island

    Sentosa Island Singapore

  • Our list concludes with Sentosa Island where you will find water parks, beach fun, the S.E.A. aquarium (featuring excellent holiday ideas around Christmas such as a diving Santa and his festive elf), nature adventures, and more.When visiting Sentosa Island, check out the cable cars, beautiful boardwalk, and Tiger Sky Tower which offers an astounding 360 degree, bird’s eye view of Sentosa.

    Cost: S$4 per ticket (special packages range from between S$16 to S$68)
    Hours: Open daily from 7 am to 10 pm (open until midnight on weekends)

All in all, the Garden City is bursting with exciting activities and attractions. By using our list of the top 10 places to travel and check out in this beautiful island state, planning your trip will be far easier and will result in lasting memories.

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