10 Places to Visit in Singapore

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Singapore is an island country neighboring Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Comprised of over sixty islands in all, Singapore is one of the richest countries in Asia and ranks in the top five of the richest countries in the world. Singapore’s technology industry and its thriving port are the major players in the country’s vast wealth. Today, the uneducated traveler would have no idea this bustling metropolitan country got its start as a quiet fishing village at the mouth of the Singapore River. If you’re planning to join the millions of tourist that flock to Singapore each year, here is a list of the top ten attractions that you do not want to miss during your stay.

Resorts World Sentosa

 

Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa

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Resorts World Sentosa is the Southeast Asian version of the Disney Empire in Florida. The area is home to six luxury resort properties that offer a wide range of amenities for the entire family. It boasts Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, the largest marine life park in the world and a casino. Resorts World Sentosa is also a Singapore hot spot for celebrities, world-class entertainment and high-end shopping venues.

Singapore Flyer

 

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

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The Singapore Flyer offers 360 degree panoramic views of the country – a feat that no other attraction can match. It is the worlds tallest observation tower. Built in the form of a Ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer has glass enclosures that slowly rotate on a massive wheel, offering breathtaking views of skylines and landscapes. The Singapore Flyer compound also has a 3D theater, lounge and rainforest atrium.

Orchard Road

 

Orchard Road

Orchard Road

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Orchard Road has become synonymous with wealth and affluence in Singapore. Once home to wealthy European settlers, the area still has one of the highest concentrations of Western expatriates in Southeast Asia. Today, Orchard Road is a bustling shopping district, featuring high-end designers like Dior and Armani. The area also has many cinemas, restaurants and entertainment venues that tend to cater to the more affluent crowd. Orchard Road is truly the place to see and be seen in Singapore.

Beaches of Sentosa

 

Beaches of Sentosa

Beaches of Sentosa

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Siloso Beach - Sentosa Island - Singapore

Siloso Beach - Sentosa Island - Singapore

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There are actually three beaches in the Sentosa area of Singapore – Palawan, Siloso and Tanjong. While each one is comprised of the same sandy beached and palm trees, what they have to offer varies a little from beach to beach. Siloso Beach is the place to go if you’re into water sports and other sporting events, such as volleyball. Palawan Beach is the family oriented one and has a lot of amenities geared toward children. Tanjong beach is the most secluded of the three and is the ideal spot for someone looking for a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

Marina Bay Sands

 

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sands is so much more than just a world-class hotel. It’s a sprawling compound chock full of things to do and must-see attraction. The hotel itself, standing fifty five stories high, is an architectural masterpiece and a wonder to behold. Gourmet restaurants and shopping boutiques dot the sprawling compound, which boasts two state-of-the-art theater with combined seating capacity of 4,000. Sitting atop of the hotel is a SkyPark, which offers 360 degree views of the skyline, lush gardens and an infinity pool.

Cable Car Rides

 

Sentosa Cable Cars

Sentosa Cable Cars

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If you’re headed to Sentosa Island, take the cable cars. The cabins of the cars seat eight people and the lines traverse 2km through the air. Although the tickets are a bit pricey, averaging about $20 each, it’s truly a unique experience and great variation from traditional modes of travel.

Sisters Islands

 

Sisters Islands

Sisters Islands

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These two little islands located south of Singapore’s mainland offer some of the best swimming and snorkeling waters in Southeast Asia, due to the abundance of thriving coral reefs. The islands are separated by a small channel of water and are a favorite day trip and picnic destination for families in the area. Camping is also allowed, via permit, on the islands for tourists who prefer to “rough it”.

Singapore River Cruise

 

Singapore River Cruise

Singapore River Cruise

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See the sights from the water aboard a chartered cruise on the Singapore River. You’ll meander along in traditional flat, barge-like boats called bumboats, that used to be a vital part of Singapore port industry. Day and night cruises are available and depart from various locations along the river. Children of all ages are welcome, too.

Night Safari

 

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari

Singapore Zoo - Night Safari

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The Night Safari put on by the Singapore Zoo is a fantastic excursion you do not want to miss. The safari takes you on an after-dark ride on trams through eight geographical regions within the zoo to observe nocturnal animals in their natural habitats. If you’re brave enough to get off the tram, you can walk along the darkened trails at your own leisure.

Penguin Coast

 

Penguin Coast

Penguin Coast

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Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

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The Penguin Coast, located within the Jurong Bird Park is a 16,000 meter complex that’s currently home to six varieties of penguins. The penguin exhibit is constructed to resemble a giant ship and has an indoor penguin enclosure and outdoor penguin enclosure. Interactive exhibits located throughout the complex educate visitors about the varies penguin species.

Travel tips:

  • A passport is required to enter Singapore.
  • Tipping in airports, hotels and other venues is frowned upon because a service fee is already factored into your final bill.
  • Money exchanges are widely available at airports, hotels and shopping districts.

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One Response to 10 Places to Visit in Singapore

  1. Resorts World Sentosa seems amazing to me. I would like to visit Singapore to visit this wonderful resort.

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