Singapore has become the tourist destination of choice for many people, thanks to the top tourist attractions that it offers. This small city-state boasts of a lot of manmade and natural beauty. There is something for everyone on the country. If you are a foodie, you can try different Asian cuisines. If you bring your family along, there are so many attractions for children you may not be able to see all of them. Should Singapore be your next travel destination, here are 10 best attractions you must visit.
1. Resorts World Sentosa
This is one of the most attractive properties in the world with world-class hotels, restaurants, theme parks and even a great casino. It is located on a small island that is off the south coast of Singapore. Many people come to this place from all over the world just so they can gamble in the casino. Others bring their families here and even if you just happen to be in mainland Singapore, you can hop over to the island just for kicks. You will love attractions like filming at the Universal Studios Singapore, visiting the Marine Life Park and the Dolphin Island. Also see some of the most awesome marine animals in the water park, which also has an aquarium.
2. Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By the Bay one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It has many tropical plants as well as huge treelike structures that look gorgeous both during the day and in the evening due to its stunning lightings. One thing you will love with this garden is its beauty, its outstanding symmetry and many more. If you love gardens, this one will delight you to no end. It is large and is divided into three parts and it all designed on reclaimed land.
3. Clarke Quay
It is a quay yes, but there is little in terms of ships and marine trade going on because today, the Clarke Quay is dominated by world-class restaurants offering great cuisines. It is also home to pushcart vendors where you can buy some great stuff at very affordable prices. You will also try to get some fashion items from one of the boutiques located there. Whether you are looking for something that is English or Asian in nature, you will find it here. At night, Clarke Quay daily business close and the night entertainment spaces open up.
4. Raffles Hotel
This is a hotel yes and probably you won’t even stay here due to high prices, but it is quite a sight to behold. Built in the old English colonial style and having been opened way back in 1887, this hotel has become identifiable with Singapore. It has housed some of the most popular people in the world at one time or another, including writer Ernest Hemingway and Rudyard Kipling. With fifteen bars and restaurants, you can imagine the sheer size of this building. In a nutshell, it has to be as luxurious as you may imagine.
5. Marina Bay Sands
What kind of edifice would you build with an amount of money close to 6 billion US dollars? You will see just the kind of awesome work this amount of money in the Marina Bay Sands. Where the Raffles Hotel has the traditional English suave and assuredness, the Marina Bay Sands explodes with the best of modern architecture, thus creating a unique character of its own. Its infinity pool is most famous for being the highest infinity pool in the world. It should be a dream come true to see the Singapore from the observation deck of this hotel. You need to pay a fee just to access the observation deck. You must be a guest at the hotel if you want to swim in the infinity pool. Prices start from $300 per night.
6. Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is one of the most magnificent sights in Singapore, but it isn’t anything really until you can get in one of the cars and see the city from above. It is breathtaking. With each car able to hold up to 28 people, you and family will stay together. Be ready to fly up to 541 feet high in the sky and after the ride, have a meal at one of the restaurants at the flyer station.
7. Singapore Night Safari
The Night Safari is just that, a safari in the night when you will get to see many nocturnal animals as they live at night. You would hardly see these zoo animals in the day. You will be taken on a guided tram tour through different geographical regions in the world as you admire nocturnal animals from that region.
8. Singapore Botanic Gardens
You will pay a small fee to enter these gardens, but you will love it and anyway it is far cheaper than what the other attractions would have cost you. With more than 60,000 different species of plants, there is everything to love about it, and its arrangement is incredible too. Not only are the gardens rich in plants but in animals as well. Make sure you go to the orchid garden. The gardens are children friendly, this makes them a good attraction for families.
9. Orchard Road
Beautiful name for a road and when you get there, you will see that this road is reminiscent of an good productive orchard. Orchard Road can correctly be referred to as the shopping district of Singapore where you can find anything, from incredibly cheap items to some of the most luxurious brand names in the world. But do not just shop for items. Venture into the restaurants, try some of the bars and the nightclubs and you will be swept off your feet. If you should go there in December and catch the Christmas displays, including reindeers, you will be glad you went. The president of Singapore lives along Orchard Road too, and that counts for something.
10. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Buddhists are just some of the popular religious groups in Singapore and to honor Buddha, there is the magnificent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is actually home to a tooth relic from none other than Buddha. You will marvel at the architecture of this temple. You can shoot awesome pictures with the temple in the background.
Singapore has so many other world-class tourist attractions. Actually it depends on your budget and time you will be staying in Singapore to decide how many more you can see in a single visit. Many people fall in love with the wonders and beauty of this modern city state and consider moving here to live as an expat. Expats living in Singapore can earn handsome amount availing many different kinds of jobs. Say for example, there are high paying tuition jobs Singapore that you can available if you love teaching. Singapore has to be one of the best places to live as an expat.