Do you want to know the top things to do in Singapore? Then you should continue reading below!
Singapore is one of my favorite cities in Asia, and it is truly one of the most exciting cities to explore. Singapore is a city that offers something for everyone, despite if you are looking for cool architecture, lush nature, shopping or lovely dining experiences, this city offers it all!
Here is the list of the Top 10 Things to do in Singapore:
Stroll around Marina Bay
Marina Bay is one of the major sights in Singapore, and it is one of the things you should write down on your list of things to do in Singapore. Marina Bay is home to some of the cities most iconic hotels, skyscrapers, and attractions. When strolling around Marina Bay, It’s hard to miss the iconic hotel Marina Bay Sands, which in itself is a major attraction and a popular place to stay in when in town.
Go to a Hawker Food Market for something delicious to eat
You will never be hungry in a city like Singapore, where they have the most diverse Asian food in the world. In the city’s Hawker Food Markets you can find local favorites like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Dim Sum and the national dish Nasi Lemak at markets such as the Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell Road. The food is delicious, and a person can easily be satisfied with not more than 15 US dollar.
Gardens by the Bay – One of my favorite things to do in Singapore!
Gardens by the Bay is, in my opinion, one of the most amazing sights in the city. This attraction is one of the best things to do in Singapore and offering beautiful architecture, excellent restaurants, an incredibly trendy bar and an impressive performance in the form of sound and light. Gardens by the Bay is wonderful to visit both during the day and later during the afternoon (during the sound and light show), but I highly recommend you to visit Gardens by the Bay two times!
One tip is to bring a picnic blanket, some food, and drinks, and then sit on the lawn and enjoy the Gardens by the Bay show that starts at 19:45!
Take a walk through Chinatown
Chinatown is a lovely place for a walk with their colorful Peranakan shophouses and historical attractions. Chinatown is split into four main areas; Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh, but the heart of Chinatown’s attractions are around Smith and Pagoda Streets.
Besides preserved shops and holy places such as Thian Hock Keng, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, and James Mosque, it is also a heaven for those who love hawker food!
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
If you’re looking for a real adventure out in the lush nature, then I can recommend you to visit MacRitchie Reservoir Park. The highlight for any adventurer is their Treetop Walk, a suspension bridge that hangs above the treetops in the park.
In fact, MacRitchie Reservoir Park offers more than just the famous Treetop Walk. If you are a person who looks for a more relaxed adventure from the city’s hustle and bustle, then you can take a walk in peace and quiet along the edge of the park, which offers a gorgeous environment. During your walk in the park, make sure to stop by to watch the cute macaques that are more than happy to say hello and sometimes take everything you own (so hold onto your bags, hats, and cameras haha)!
See the city from a different angle – Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer is the equivalent of London’s London Eye Ferris wheel. Singapore Flyer is about 165 meters high and is one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels. Its high altitude results in that you get an incredibly awesome view of the city during your 30-minute ride. This attraction is not very popular with the locals, which is good because you don’t have to stand and queue for ages.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
If you want to see a fantastic view over the Marina Bay, then you just have to visit the famous hotel, Marina Bay Sands. Marina Bay Sands is known for its beautiful infinity pool on the building’s rooftop, but unfortunately, it’s only for hotel guests. BUT, Marina Bay Sands provides a “Skypark” which is for those who are ready to pay around 17 US Dollar for adults and 12 US Dollar for children. The view is beautiful, and in my opinion, it’s worth every penny! Marina Bay Sands is a must during your trip to this amazing city, and also because it’s one of the best things to do in Singapore!
Make a day trip to Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is the newest addition to Singapore’s amazing collection of attractions. Universal Studios opened in 2010 and today it has total seven themed sections with a large number of fun rides and performances that are inspired by famous movies.
At Universal Studios Singapore, one can enjoy attractions such as Hollywood Boulevard, Sci-Fi city (that has a lot of exciting roller coasters), Ancient Egypt, and the Lost World, which offers a ride through the famous Jurassic Park. Universal Studios is certainly an attraction in Singapore that offers something for the entire family, and it’s clearly one of the best and most fun things to do in Singapore!
If there is something that Clarke Quay is known for in Singapore, then it’s for the fantastic nightlife that this area offers. Dazzling lights, beautiful people, and lively nightclubs are Clarke Quay in a nutshell. This place was originally a trade center but today it has become a maze of restaurants, bars, and shops.
If you are looking for the hustle and bustle of Singapore during the evenings, then Clarke Quay is a crystal clear choice! All party people should write this one down on to the list of things to do in Singapore!
Go and see the city’s famous symbol – The Merlion
The Merlion is Singapore’s own symbol and also one of the biggest attractions in the city among tourists. Come and visit this cool half lion, half fish statue during the day to see the massive crowds of tourists who all want to take a picture in front of this 70-ton concrete figure that pours out water into the picturesque Marina Bay.