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Singapore tourism is beyond these words and letters. It’s a feast for our eyes and a delight to our senses. Touch, sight, smell, sound, and taste culminate together to create the magnificent experience that awaits in every nook and corner.

Singapore

The country is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. Its evolving and discovering new and endless possibilities and so Singapore deserves a spot on your ultimate bucket list. 

With the buzz and sparkles, this country is the heaven of foodies, explorers, adventure lovers, and shopaholics.

For the same reason, Singapore Tourism is thriving by the day. Be it the food or culture, the culinary choices or the vast skyline, the night safaris and the blue waves, this fascinating destination has a lot in store for you, that the sweltering heat will never e stand a barrier to roam around in the city. 

Best Time To Visit Singapore:

Although Singapore is a year-round destination, the best time to visit is from December to June. The months of February to April fall within Singapore’s dry season and is typically when the country has the least amount of rain, the lowest humidity, and the most sunshine.

If you wish to avoid any crowds flocking the places, the best time to visit is from July to November. If you are a shopaholic and want to visit Singapore only for your love of shopping, then visit the country between June to August.

But truly, you need not worry about the season, because Singapore has surprises up its sleeve at all times.

How To Reach Singapore?

The world’s only island city-state is a spectacular locale and Travelling to this beautiful destination is quite easy with its effortless connectivity from across the world. Air – Singapore is a well-connected state to most of the countries in the world.

From India, direct flights to Singapore are available from cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc. Almost all international airlines fly to the Changi Airport, located in the eastern region of Singapore.

The Singapore Changi Airport currently holds the pride of being the world’s best airport and is one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia.

Whizzing around Singapore amidst its culture and heritage, the streets hawkers or luxury dining, the tall skyscrapers and the blue waves is an endless abundance of experience and joy.

Singapore is the most ideal destination for a fun-filled family holiday or a peaceful solo ride. With the plethora of attractions and creations Singapore never disappoints anyone. 

Must-Do Things In Singapore:

Singapore is a small island city-state, but with an unlimited array of experience in await. To cover all the things would take an exhaustive list, but there are some moments and joys that truly need to be treasured.

As a bustling cosmopolitan city, the top things to do here range from sightseeing to sipping drinks by the beach, from fine-dining destinations to mid-day shopping dashes, and scenic hiking, biking trails and thrilling roller coaster rides.

The multi-story shopping centres, the open zoo, the bird park, Sentosa island, the Marina Bay Sands, the iconic Universal Studios and Gardens By the Bay are just some of the endless lists.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historic Raffles Hotel, a national monument are some others in the exciting ride that promises to elevate your vacation.

When it comes to food, Singapore has its culinary charm. If it’s for apparel or souvenirs, chocolates, spices or gadgets, all can be found in the vast markets of Singapore.

Hotels Singapore: Hotels in the center

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JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach (SG Clean)

★★★★★

-32%

349239

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Fairmont Singapore

★★★★★

-24%

291219

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Mandarin Oriental, Singapore (SG Clean)

★★★★★

-39%

423259

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Conrad Centennial Singapore

★★★★★

-27%

345251

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Hotel Kai

★★★

-15%

10086

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Adonis Hotel

★★★★

-28%

172124

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Park View Hotel (SG Clean)

★★★

-22%

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Places To Visit In Singapore:

To visit and experience Singapore is to ingrain the spontaneity that it offers. It is home to some endearing tourist attractions and has much to allure the travellers. From heritage centres to top-notch restaurants and nature cloves there are lots of places Singapore has in store.

1.Museums in Singapore

SingaporeThe true home of the culture of Singapore blended with the communities, their ethnicities, and traditions, and the traces of the past glory lies in the various museums and historic centres across the island. 

Most notably the National Museum of Singapore which is the oldest museum of the country tells the story of its development through immersive and interactive exhibitions. 

The Singapore Art Museum showcases contemporary art and installations. 

The National Gallery Singapore specializes in highlighting the key works of pioneer artists such as Georgette Chen, Cheong Soo Pieng, and Liu Kang rooted in traditional Chinese materials. 

The lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands has the exhibit FutureWorld: The intersection of Art and Science, an interactive multimedia extravaganza that has proven very popular with the Instagram generation.

The Asian Civilisations Museum holds an impressive collection of artefacts from all around Asia relating to cultures from around the continent. 

The other must-visit museums include the National Design Centre, Peranakan Museum, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National Library of Singapore and Singapore Science Centre.

Each of these places will show you a unique facet of culture. But, you need to plan to visit these museums to avoid the rush.

2.Universal Studios

Singapore

Loved worldwide by adventure seekers and fun lovers, Universal Studios in the Resorts World Sentosa, is the first-ever Hollywood movie-themed park in Southeast Asia.

Divided into 7 themed zones and 24 rides, it promises blood surging thrill, laughter and long-lasting memories.

3.Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the bay are man-made incredible nature park premises in the bay area of Singapore where you can discover what plant life looks like at 2,000 meters above sea level, a 35-meter-tall mountain with the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

The Flower Gardens listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest greenhouse will give you some breath-taking views and the cable car rides stunning attraction to life. This mechanical garden, an icon of Singapore tourism, has skywalks and walkways to give you a fantastic aerial and bird’s-eye view.

Give a treat to your eyes with unforgettable views of waterfronts.

4.Marina Bay Sands Sky Park

Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands is the most expensive casino complex with the utmost heavenly view this country can ever treat you with.

The huge boat-shaped observation deck, above the iconic three-pronged hotel, offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Gardens by the Bay, Orchard Road, Vivo City, Sentosa and many more.

This landmark has the world’s longest swimming pool at the edge of the landscape, the ‘infinity swimming pool’.

The immortalizing memory of blue waters and the double view of the skyscrapers downtown charm and inspire the visitors from afar.

5.Sentosa Island

With its beautiful beaches, Sentosa island is created for recreational activities. It has some major destinations namely, Resorts World, The Adventure Cove Waterpark and the AJ Hackett Sentosa the entertaining Universal Studios Singapore, the high Tiger Sky Tower, the colourful Singapore Butterfly & Insect Kingdom and the S.E.A. Aquarium provides a fantastic and unique experience to your Singapore days.

6.Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens are one of the oldest gardens of the country and is described as “the city in the garden”. They have the largest plantation of orchids, the national flower of Singapore.

Singapore Botanic Gardens is the most visited garden in the world and honoured as the first UNESCO World Heritage site.

This garden’s attractions include an Ethnobotany Garden, a National Orchid Garden, a Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, a rainforest and a Ginger garden.

One of the most beautiful places, it sure is a must-visit in Singapore.

7.Macritchie Reservoir Park

If you love nature walks, Macritchie Reservoir Park is the place for you. The beautiful grassland and the Tree Top Walk, the walk on a suspension bridge, that treat you with splendid glimpses of lovely wildlife, this walk will add thrill and a dash of adventure.

8.Singapore Flyer

For those still searching for thrills, the Singapore Flyer is Asia’s biggest observation wheel. This is a definite must do as nothing can replace the staggering panoramic view that is mesmerizing whether day or night. The Flyer, placed on a three-story beautiful building as 28 air-conditioned glass capsules for the tourists to partake in the unique experience. 

9.The Merlion

Singapore, Merlion statue

You cannot visit Singapore without seeing the Merlion – it is one of the iconic and must-visit places of your Trip. This half lion, half fish symbolizes Singapore’s humble beginnings as a small fishing village and its transformation into a cosmopolitan.

Standing right in the heart of the Marina Bay area, this 8.7m tall symbol never fails to mesmerize any visitor.

10.The River Safari

River Safari is the first river-themed zoo in the Asia Pacific. You will explore the zoo, with world-famous rivers and its inhabitants.

The mysterious boat adventure to the ‘Amazon River Quest’ will ensure that you view some wild plants and animals. Then all that’s left is to hop on to the River Safari Cruise and relax. The 12-hectare area spreads between the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, this place can teach you about rivers and their primitive nature.

11.Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

A highly revered spot among the Buddhist devotees, the Tooth Temple of Singapore is famous for its amazing architecture. Explore the Buddha Tooth Temple that has the imprint of stories from hundreds of years old and step into another world.

12.Jurong Park

The Jurong Bird Park is the largest in Asia, spread across 49 acres, and home to 6,000 birds of 400 species. You can enjoy your day with the Flamingos, hoopoe and Golden-breasted starling and even lunch with the parrots. This place close to nature, can give you an insight into the birds’ life and listen to their mimics and songs.

13.Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage is a 350-meter long dam built across the marine channel where five flowing bodies of water merge. Its roof has an elevated green area, a famous picnic spot of family and children. A perfect place for relaxation, one can enjoy the view of the water over beautiful sunsets along with the paranormal visual treat.

14.Singapore Night Safari

Singapore

Singapore Night Safari is one of the must-visit attractions. The jungle comes to life in the night when animals freely walk around and explore the open-air environment in the moonlight.

As you walk along, you will get to catch a sight of the nocturnal wildlife –  many exotic and endangered species on exhibit with the likes of the Himalayan griffon vulture, one-horned greater rhinoceros, wildebeests, gazelles, giant anteater, and the Burmese gaur.

They also have some entertainment and amazing activities to keep you tuned.

15.Raffles Hotel

One of the most iconic structures of Singapore, Raffles Hotel is a high-end colonial based hotel. The good old and world-famous Singapore Sling was invented by this hotel, and is still prepared and served the best in this national monument. Celebrities ranging from Elizabeth Taylor to Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Jackson and many others have resided in this hotel. 

16.Clarke Quay

Singapore

The party capital of Singapore, Clarke Quay is inevitably the centre of all nightlife in the country with lights shimmering and nightclubs and an array of pubs and bars.

It is the hot spot for all party goers where there is no falling short on eateries, concept bars and a lot more. Embrace the party scene and enjoy to the maximum.

17.Hiking in Southern Ridges

The Southern Ridge of Singapore is filled with lush greenery and numerous birds awaiting the nature lovers to explore the fresh green trails. You can get a gorgeous view of the entire region and this hike is very easy with all amenities from washrooms to full-service restaurants and cafes all along the way.

18.Farmart Centre

Take a break from the city chaos and the fast life by visiting Farmart Centre, one of the few farmers communities in Singapore. Relishing the peace and slow pace, you can buy farm goods at a cheaper price and interact with animals and even feed them.

Shopping In Singapore:

One of the most sought-after things to do in Singapore is shopping. 

With the biggest brands in the local and quaint markets, there are lots to discover in Singapore’s shopping lane. With the infamous Orchard Road to Chinatown, you can fill up your bags with things that you dreamed of. Let that shopaholic in you run wild.

1.ChinatownSingapore Chinatown

A walk down Chinatown will give you a glimpse at the rich Asian culture and traditional worship structures. An amalgam of four streets, the most popular attractions are the Smith Street and Pagoda Street.

Lined with several eateries with a variety of Asian cuisines, the dingy narrow streets serve fresh and local cuisines at a very cheap rate.

2.Orchard Road

Orchard Road is a shopping paradise in Singapore and Asia’s biggest shopping hunt with local and international stores, boutiques, spas, salons, and entertainment activities among others that will certainly be spoilt for choices.

It was the first supermarket in the country turned to a centre-point where you can pick the right stuff for you and your loved ones.

3.Bugis And Haji Lane

Bugis and Haji Lane are within each other’s vicinity with a flood of buyers, each with its own unique experience. In Bugis street, you can find small shops lined up with traditional and modern products. The Haji lane is ornate with stylish boutique stores. Altogether, these lanes take us across the shopping wonders.

4.Little India

Singapore Little India

A very busy region, Little India is where you can buy traditional apparel and accessories.  The Mustafa Centre in the area, open 24x 7, will satisfy you with almost every product you are looking to buy. 

5.Tiong Bahru

The mix of traditional and contemporary stores right amidst nature in the oldest districts of Singapore is Tiong Bahru. With some hip cafes and brunch joints to relax and sit back, it’s a great place to add to your shopping list.

6.HarbourFront In Singapore

One amongst the largest malls in Singapore is Vivocity. You can find really good stuff at a cheap price here. It’s child friendly as it has an open playground and an aqua sky park. You can shop to your heart’s content, and keep your children hooked in their fun.

Food And Dining In Singapore:

With its multicultural intermix, Singapore cuisine had the traditional as well as contemporary and modern tastes evolved with time. The local or high-class eatery, the flavour will relish your taste buds to an exciting journey.

Take a bite out of the Lion City’s most authentic cuisine with classics like chicken rice, from street vendors, Uncle Chicken Rice or the more established Maxwell. Char Kway Teow or flat noodles is another local staple which you should try at Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee or Hill Street Fried Kway Teow.

Kaya Toast from Tong Ah Eating House and Chin Mee Chin Confectionery are favourite destinations to visit for this dish. 

There are many places to eat that serve ethnic delicacies like the Blue Ginger in Chinatown, an acclaimed Peranakan restaurant, Lagnaa Barefoot Dining in Little India and No Signboard Seafood a widely loved food heaven. You can have amazing Malaysian at  Zam Zam and go upscale for some fresh Thai at Tamarind Hill. 

If you are in for some fine dining, An exclusive ten-course fusion menu awaits at Waku Ghin. Odette is a modern French classic with two Michelin stars. Whitegrass is Australian fine-dining, using only the freshest produce. You need to book reservations for these fine experiences.

Moreover, there are some renowned hotels including The Fullerton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Carlton Hotel, Pan Pacific Singapore, The Ritz-Carlton and many more to showcase the elite and fine streak.

Ok, so all ready right? We’ll meet you in Singapore on your next vacation!!

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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