10 reasons why you should choose Singapore for your next vacation
Singapore is a country with so much to offer. From incredible local shopping centres to impressive eating spots, this list might just inspire you to begin planning a trip to Singapore ASAP.
It may be the most expensive city in the world, but Singapore has racked up plenty of other superlatives: cleanest, best-planned, and, quite possibly, most entertaining. The Lion City is home to the world's largest rooftop infinity pool, the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals, centuries-old temples and, of course, some of the best food in the world. You'll also find extraordinary gardens, world-class architecture and shopping streets. The city-state offers a fascinating melding of the old and new, the historic and the modern. Read on for our picks of what to do when you're in Singapore.
1. Marina Bay Sands
It's safe to say that you definitely need to visit Marina Bay Sands. The hotel is an iconic Singapore location and even holds the record for the world's highest and largest infinity pool, and arguably one of the most picturesque. Although, the only way to take a dip in the famous rooftop pool is by booking a room, the hotel also features a bar that anyone can visit to soak up the views, a shopping centre like no other (it has a river running through it), and one of the most iconic casinos in the world.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Singapore's crowning garden installation, known as Gardens by the Bay, is an award-winning nature park located behind Marina Bay Sands. The space is open to tourists and tickets can be pre-booked online. You can walk around the grounds and even walk up and along the supertrees to get a better view. There's also a waterfall, lakes, restaurants, and event spaces.
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3. Singapore airport
We're not joking when we say Singapore’s Changi Airport is as enjoyable an experience as the rest of the country. The airport boasts multiple gardens throughout the building, bringing the outside tranquility of the country inside, as well as, a cinema, spa, 3D artwork, and even a slide. Named the best airport in the world a staggering six times, Changi Airport has multiple themed gardens, a 12-metre-high slide and a kinetic rain art installation, among other attractions.
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4. Night safari
This is the world's first safari park for nocturnal animals and a wildly popular one at that. The 86-acre reserve houses some 2,500 animals from 130 species. Guests ride around the park on complimentary guided trams. The tour itself takes about 40 minutes and covers seven themed areas. If you have the ability to walk some of the trails, do it. It'll get you away from the tourist scrum and you're more likely to encounter reserved animals.
5. Clarke Quay
A hub of restaurants and vibrant bars, Clarke Quay comes alive at night. In the 1800s, this quay, or wharf, was one of the centres of trade, when barges would transport goods upstream for storage in the warehouses. Today, the warehouses have been restored and painted in rainbow hues, making this a great photo spot. Instagram-worthiness aside, Clarke Quay has also become one of Singapore's food, drink and entertainment hubs – the whole area has been converted into an open-air pedestrian precinct filled with restaurants, bars and clubs.
6. Mustafa Centre
Singapore's Little India is full of pretty buildings and art, tiny restaurants, and beautiful architecture. In Little India, you'll find one of the busiest, most fascinating shopping centres ever, the Mustafa Centre. This 24-hour shopping experience is unlike any you've had before and, in our opinion, is best experienced late at night. This six-level building offers everything from jewellery, clothes, electronics, food, plants, and wheelchairs to washing machines.
7. Sentosa Island
If you find yourself wanting to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a short 15-minute journey to Sentosa. It is a 1,236-acre island resort off the southern coast of Singapore that's home to major tourist attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, the S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa Golf Club, and the Tiger Sky Tower observatory. You can also find beaches, nature walks, and cable cars to keep you entertained.
8. Universal Studios
The first park of its kind from Universal Studios in Southeast Asia boasts the world's tallest dueling roller-coaster, Battlestar Galactica. The park also revisits movie blockbusters like Jurassic Park, The Mummy and Transformers with attractions that span everything from rock-climbing walls to interactive 3D games. Whether you're in it for the thrills or just a photo, the park has something for everyone.
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9. Sri Mariamman Temple
This is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, set – paradoxically – in the middle of Chinatown. It's a religious, cultural and social centre for Hindus. Many believe that its deity goddess Mariamman can cure illnesses. The building itself is fabulously ornate and colourful, with an imposing entryway crusted with hundreds of sculptures depicting figures in Hindu mythology. Visiting hours are slightly unusual, so know that going in: 5:30 a.m. and noon, and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
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10. East Coast Road
There's perhaps no better place to get a taste of Singapore than by strolling through the East Coast Road enclave. Along this lively 3km stretch, colourful heritage shops sit shoulder to shoulder, forming a personality-packed backdrop for photos. Even better: They house some of the island's best eateries, plus a handful of museums and stores showcasing the Peranakan – or Straits Chinese – culture that forms a large part of the local identity.