Singapore is not only a financial hub of Asia — it is also one of the very popular tourist attractions of the region. Although this city-state may not be very large in size, many of its flamboyant and futuristic landmarks have made it a hot spot for visitors. From stunning architecture to beautifully landscaped parks, the city has something to offer to tourists of all interests. In this blog, we will look at ten such attractions and activities in Singapore which are not to be missed when visiting this place.
- Walking the Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge, or simply The Helix, is a pedestrian bridge that links Marina South to Marina Centre in the Marina Bay area. This uniquely designed bridge, spanning a length of 280 m, is designed took like a human DNA! It is brilliantly lit every night and adds to the glitz of the surroundings. Try to locate the letters c, g, a, and t in red and green colors on the bridge which represent the four bases of DNA — cytosine, guanine, adenine, and thymine.
- Staying at Parkroyal
The Parkroyal on Pickering is one of the most stunning hotels in this part of the world. As if a modern take on the legendary Hanging Gardens, the Parkroyal is wrapped with greenery all over, giving it a unique aesthetic. The building is equipped with several energy-saving technologies. Its unique design and ecologically responsible mechanisms have won it several international awards.
- Exploring the Local Cuisine
Singapore can easily be termed a gastronomical paradise because of the variety of cuisine it has to offer. The population of the region is very diverse with expats coming from all corners of the globe. This has resulted in the growth of restaurants and eateries which serve varieties of cuisines. From 5 star restaurants for those who want to splurge, to street side stalls for the backpackers and students, there are options to suit every pocket and taste.
- Going on a Night Safari
The Singapore Zoo has over 300 species of nocturnal animals and the best way to watch them at their natural best is to take the popular night safari. Such is the popularity of the Night Safari that it is often called the best night spot in Singapore. There are 7 ecological zones that one passes through in this safari. The safari is a must visit attraction for visitors to Singapore, especially animal lovers and those with children.
- Visiting the Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands is undoubtedly the most photographed landmark of modern Singapore. It comprises of a complex with 3 skyscrapers that are connected on the top with structure that resembles a surfboard and has a stunning infinity pool. The Marina Bay Sands is considered the most expensive stand-alone casino property in the world with an estimated valuation of 8 billion Singapore dollars. Try to visit the place after sundown when it is brilliantly lit up with thousands of lights.
- Taking a Stroll at the Gardens by the Bay
The Marina Bay Sands is one of the most beautiful complexes in the whole of Singapore. A part of the complex features a beautifully landscaped garden, complete with rare plants and artificial trees. The garden is lit up after sundown giving it a impressive look. There are many walking trails along the garden where one can not only enjoy the garden but also the cityscape.
- Having a Boat Tour
The Singapore River has been a lifeline of the city for many centuries. It was the prime artery of yesteryear for trading and travel. Although there is much less dependence on the river with the development of transport in Singapore, it remains an integral part of the city, especially in tourism. A unique way to enjoy the majestic cityscape of Singapore is to take a boat ride on this river. Try to do it just before sundown when the lights are turned on to deck out the city.
- Taking a Day Trip to the Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is a popular tourist resort on the south central tip of Singapore. Sentosa also controls the islets to its south — Pulau Hantu, Sisters Islands, St. John’s Island, and Kusu Island. The whole island is an entertainment complex and there is a minor entry fee to enter the island. Once on the island, the options for food and entertainment is mind blowing. 2 golf courses, a sheltered beach, 14 hotels, the iconic Universal Studios, aquarium, cable car, sky tower, a 4D theater — the list seems endless. The island is a family attraction and is a popular getaway for not only the locals but for also those who visit Singapore. Some of the most visited attractions on Sentosa Island include the Adventure Cove Waterpark, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Cineblast & 4D Magix, Madame Tussauds, Marine Life Park, and Universal Studios Singapore.
- Visiting Chinatown
Chinatown is a common landmark in many cities but the Singapore Chinatown stands out as it is considered by many as the oldest Chinatown in the world. Take a stroll in this Chinatown to enjoy the unique and authentic part of this city that is presently a heritage site. Old temples, Chinese art works, and restaurants keep the place lively and colorful. Many parts of this district are beautifully decorated annually during the Chinese New Year around February.
- Visiting the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is located in the Chinatown district of Singapore and is considered one of the holiest temples in the region. This beautiful majestic temple has a tooth relic of Buddha which is open for public viewing on the 4th floor. The tooth is believed to have been unearthed from a broken stupa in Myanmar in 1980. Although the relic is the prime attraction, the temple itself is a work of art with an impressive interior décor.
Originally posted 2017-03-14 06:02:25.