Singapore is truly a place where you get the best of both worlds. The architecture is a mix of old and new with colonial buildings to the ultra modern.
It’s filled with shiny, mesmerising skyscrapers and huge modern shopping malls and in complete contrast Singapore also has plenty of gorgeous greenery and is known as a “City in a Garden.”
As far as holidays go Singapore is definitely a place that will stay with you forever. Check out these eight places to visit in Singapore…
Marina Bay Sands
The iconic Marina Bay Sands is quite possibly the most astonishing building inside and out. It’s famous for its triple towers, which are 55 stories tall and are connected at the top by a huge Skypark. On either end of the Skypark you’ll find restaurants and bars and in the middle is the infamous Infinity Pool.
If you want to experience the Infinity Pool it’s only open to guests staying in the hotel. As you can imagine it’s ridiculously expensive to stay here so a good idea is to stay at a different hotel and on your last night in Singapore stay at the Marina Bay Sands and finish your holiday off in style!
Gardens By The Bay
A trip to the park will never be the same again after you visit the breathtakingly beautiful Gardens By The Bay.
There are two main bio-domes here: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, for which you have to buy tickets for to enter. You’ll find the most fabulous collection of plant life from around the world here all presented perfectly.
As soon as you step into the Flower Dome you can’t help but stand in awe of nature. It’s the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records!
Replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, the Flower Dome showcases exotic plants from five continents, which are displayed in nine different Gardens. There is also a magical section that is Alice In Wonderland themed.
The Cloud Forest is veiled in mist is a 35-metre tall mountain covered in diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems.
You’ll also encounter the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 30 metres and you can wander through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk.
The outdoor garden is free to enjoy and there is a light and music show at every night that is just stunningly spellbinding! Trust us when we say it’s something you don’t want to miss.
Opened in 2010, Universal Studios is a part of the Resorts World Sentosa complex on Sentosa Island. It’s not that big however there’s sooo much to see so it’s definitely a whole day experience.
The theme park features movie-themed rollercoasters and plenty of attractions. There are seven different zones to explore which are: Hollywood, Madagascar, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City and New York.
Each of the zones features its own themed rides, shows, shops, restaurants and street entertainment.
The Crane Dance is a light and sound show on Sentosa Island and it really is something quite spectacular.
It’s a 10-minute show that takes place every evening at 8pm in an open-air amphitheatre and it’s free to watch.
Measuring at over 30 metres tall, there are two mechanical cranes that move through jets of water and a kaleidoscope of bright colours dancing to romantic music. The cranes are actually shaped as birds and are telling us their very sweet love story.
A story where they meet, have a little flirt, fall in love and transform into real birds and fly off into the night sky. It’s amazing to watch these two huge, heavy metal cranes moving around so gracefully and it leaves you feeling very warm and fuzzy inside.
Luge racing is so much fun and VERY addictive. They say that “once is never enough” and they are so right.
Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on purpose-built track.
There are various tracks you can ride on like the Jungle Trail, Dragon Trail, Kupu Kupu Trail and the Expedition Trail. There are lots of twists and turns on all four tracks and you’re riding through a mystical forest which just makes it all the more exciting!
Home to over 2,800 animals Singapore Zoo is set in a rainforest environment where the animals are in open enclosures that are landscaped to resemble their natural habitats.
The zoo is within Singapore’s densely forested central catchment area and is very well maintained. The expansive facility is broken up into 11 different zones and has 12 exhibits, affording numerous opportunities to get up close and personal with a diverse array of wildlife.
You can also go on a night safari where the park uses special lighting for visitors to see nocturnal behaviours of animals around the world. You can take photographs however you’re not allowed to use your flash.
For the night safari you can take a 35-minute tram ride with live commentary that takes you through seven geographical zones of the world. You’ll see exotic species such as the Himalayan griffon vulture, greater one-horned rhinoceros, wildebeests, gazelles, giant anteater, lions and many more beautiful creatures. Alternatively you can also explore the park on foot too.
The 40-minute Singapore River Cruise is a brilliant and relaxing way to see the sights around the bay. It takes you around Clarke Quay, to Merlion Park and Marina Bay Sands. You get a guided tour which gives you a good history lesson and points out landmarks and interesting facts about the city.
The view is pretty spectacular when you are on the boat at dusk and can see the beautifully lit up Singapore skyline. You can hop off at any jetty along the cruise route and have a little wander and then jump back on too.
Spectra – A Light And Water Show
Dancing lasers, water jets and stunning art projections is what you can expect at this free nightly show at the Event Plaza.
Spectra is 15-minute outdoor show that consists of choreographed fountains, lava and mist effects and an orchestral soundtrack. It’s quite a special sight to see with the skyscrapers towering at the back.
There are so many reasons to add Singapore to your travel wish list. It’s a shame that a lot of people view it as merely a stopover destination. Where else are you going to find a whole city in a garden with a stunning skyline and a rich diversity of culture?! It has a lot to offer and is a definitely one of those places where you would want to return.
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