Selecting the best Singapore attractions was not an easy task for me. However, among lot of really amazing attractions in Singapore which any visitor must see, I selected 10 best Singapore attractions you must see in your trip to Singapore. Although there are many other attractions and things to do in Singapore, without visiting these mentioned attractions, I don’t think your holiday in Singapore is completed because these attractions are like tourist icons of Singapore. So, here is the list.
10 Singapore Attractions You Must See
1. The Merlion
Yes, the Merlion which is the tourist icon of Singapore must be in your to do list to complete the holiday experience. Located in Marina bay, facing to the Singapore River this Merlion is the best and must visit attraction when you start your holiday in Singapore. It is free and it is awesome. The giant Merlion will give you lot of photo opportunities as well as lot of relaxing time.
The best time to visit the Merlion is evening or at night as it can be really hot during the day time.
2. Marina Bay
The whole Marina Bay area is full of attractions including the Merlion mentioned above. Take a walk at evening along the Marina Bay attractions for free or visit some of the attractions which may need tickets. Marina Bay Sands as the major resort in the area, provides the entertainment for visitors including casino and Marina Bay Sands Sky Park. Entrance for the Marina bay Sands Sky Park is around $23 for the adults and it is an awesome experience for anyone.
If you visit at night, be sure to catch the light show which is amazing. Arrive there at 8pm,so you will not miss the amazing light show and it is free!
3. Singapore Flyer
When you are at Marina Bay, you can take a ride at Singapore Flyer which is really exciting. As the world’s largest observation wheel, Singapore Flyer will sure give you the best thrilling experience which you will not forget for the entire lifetime.
4. Clarke Quay
When you walk along the Marina Bay, you can walk towards the Clarke Quay or spend another day for Clarke Quay. With my experience in Singapore, Clarke Quay is best for night life. There are many options for entertainment including dining and adventures such as a ride with the G-Max Reverse Bungy. During the day time you can visit other attractions around Clarke Quay such as Asian Civilization Museum and Fort Canning Park.
Make sure to enjoy a boat ride along the Singapore River and notice the historical landmarks when you walk along the Singapore River.
5. Gardens by the Bay
Located in the Marina bay area, Gardens by the Bay is another must visit attraction in Singapore. Entrance to the garden is free, but you have to buy tickets for special attractions. Take a walk at Super tree Grove or visit the Green houses. The Flower Dome is the must see in the Gardens by the Bay as it houses varieties of flowers.
If you travel with kids, be sure to visit the children’s garden at Gardens by the Bay. Sure, they will like their tour, specially the water play area.
Read more about our visit to Gardens by the Bay.
Tip: Check here to book your tickets for a discounted rate.
6. Sentosa Island
Make sure to allocate one whole day to visit the attractions in Sentosa Island as it is full of activities. As Universal Studios is among the best attractions in Sentosa, you can also visit other attractions such as Fort Siloso or Palawan Beach. There are many more other things to do in Sentosa Island including cable car rides,Tiger Sky Tower and Trick Eye Museum.These are just a few of fun you can have in Sentosa Island.That is why you better allocate one whole day for Sentosa.However best time to visit Sentosa is afternoon as you may tired with the hot sunny weather.
Sentosa FUN Pass will save you more on entry tickets for attractions.Check the details here.
7. Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
Singapore zoo as the world’s best rainforest zoo, will give the best entertaining time among the animals of every kind. Constructed in open concept, Singapore zoo is one of the best places to visit in Singapore and Night Safari is another thing to do while you visit Singapore Zoo.
Rainforest kidzworld is dedicated to provide entertainment for kids and be sure to visit there if you visit the Singapore zoo with kids.
Check our travelogue about Singapore Zoo.We also loved the Wild Africa section of Singapore Zoo.
8. Botanical Gardens
As a UNESCO world heritage site, Botanical garden of Singapore is another must visit place in Singapore. There are many attractions to see inside the garden. Admission for the garden is free, but if you wish to visit the Orchid Garden you have to buy tickets.
Among the attractions in Singapore Botanic Gardens, there are man-made waterfalls, bandstand and there are many other mini gardens which can give you a better experience among trees and foliage.
The Jacob Balas Childrens Garden is one of the mini Gardens inside the Botanical gardens which is best for kids.
Well, till here I shared the best attractions of Singapore which are like tourist icons. Then don’t forget the cultural diversity of Singapore. Chinatown is one of the best places to visit and experience the Chinese culture. Among the many attractions and things to see in Chinatown, The Buddha Tooth Relic temple is one of the best places to visit and experience the Buddhist culture of Chinese.
There are many other souvenir shops and eating places which make your entire day in Chinatown, a memorable!
Check: our Chinatown walking tour
10. Little India
Another must visit place in Singapore to experience the cultural diversity is the Little India. Be sure to visit Little India and experience some Indian food and take some photos of beautiful views. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which are situated along the Serangoon Road will give you some idea of Indian culture and architecture.
The most popular Mustafa Centre is located in Little India which allows you the facility to shop many things, yes I mean anything! It is a huge shopping paradise.
Well, above are the most important attractions to see in Singapore. If you visit Singapore for a short trip, be sure to add these listed attractions in order to complete your Singapore experience.
Be sure to pin this post for later read when you travel Singapore.
Check our experience in walking along Little India streets.
Accommodation in Singapore
There are many accommodation options in Singapore for different price ranges. You can also rent apartments for short period. If you look for budget hotels or luxury hotels, it is better to find hotels near to main attractions which save you both time and money on transport.
As most of the above mentioned places are around Marina Bay, Clerk Quay area, it would be better to stay somewhere nearby. So you can also enjoy the nightlife of Singapore.
Check hotels in Singapore
Check more Singapore fun attractions here.
We only went to some of your 10 attractions when we visited Singapore in 2012. We were only there for a short time but would love to go back and see more.
These are like tourist icons of Singapore and there are many more attractions.And there are new additions each year. 🙂 Hope you’ll visit Singapore again.
We visited a few of these on our trip to Singapore, but since it is such a crossroads in Asia I’m sure we’ll be back. I’ll visit a few more of your tips then!
Hope you’ll be back.Each year there are new additions,so I am sure you will have lot of things to see here in Singapore.
We visited Singapore a few years ago and loved it, but since then so many more attractions have opened – many of which you have mentioned – I would love to go back.
Each year there are new attractions in Singapore.So,another visit here is really worth.
Its Clark quay
Thanks for pointing this out,I corrected the post.
Thank you for sharing the tips! I’m planning to go to Singapore summer 2018 it’s always interesting to read others experiences. I’d love to see those botanical gardens and gardens by the bay. The China Town also sounds nice, I’ve visited China and Korea Towns everywhere I’ve been traveling. It’s sad that Helsinki doesn’t have its own!
Singapore is with lot of attractions.However,I mentioned here are like the icons of Singapore.Hope you will have great time in your trip to Singapore. 🙂
I love Singapore! It’s a quick travel from MNL to SG and I would never tire from going back and exploring the small yet very peaceful and clean country. In your list, I have visited/seen almost all already but have never experienced the ride like for the Singapore Flyer. My husband and I really enjoyed our walks around Little India and Chinatown.
Singapore Flyer is exciting.Hope you will visit Singapore again and experience a ride!
I visited Singapore last 2015 with my boyfriend. Singapore is an unforgettable country for me. It is because it is my first international travel destination. I visited all those you mentioned in your post except two which I would like to see soon. They are the Singapore Zoo and the Botanical Garden. Your post made me miss Singapore so much.
Hope you will visit Singapore again soon.There are many other attractions to see.. 🙂
I love Singapore! I have family there and has been my 2nd home in Asia aside from Manila. But, I realized I have not been to Botanical Gardens (been wanting to!) and Little India! Passed by these place but havent really explored. Will make sure it’s on my list next time I visit.
I love Singapore! I consider it my second home in Asia as I have family there. I have realized I have been all these except Botanical Gardens (been wanting to!) and Little India! I have passed by these places but havent really explored. Need to make sure theyre on my list on my next visit!
I love the nature parks that SIngapore offers. These sites are truly a must-visit. You got it all covered.
I have never been outside the country yet but if there is one place that I would include on my list, it would be Singapore.. I definitely want to see the Merlion in my naked eyes haha
Singrapore has many great place and attractions to offer.. I’ve heard they also have that indoor forest
Lovely and pithy blog. I have seen the Merlion statue several times but am not sure what it stands for. Singapore holds an important place in Indian history as this was the place where members of the Indian National Army deserted the British forces during the Second World War.
Your pictures are gorgeous! We went to Singapore last year so I got to see some of these attractions.I wish we had seen Gardens by the Bay at night but instead we were there in the afternoon.I’d love to return and get to experience SG Zoo!
We went to Singapore 10yrs ago and we visited around 2-3 places in your list. Now, I just want to back and visit the other places in your list. Night safari was the most fun for me! I remember the show at night vividly in my memory. Well anyway, I’m still looking forward to see everything soon!
Hey you have awesome night photos from your singapore trip!! I agree that those placea are must see. Next time i go back there i will definitely try the night safari.
Singapore is a beautiful and exciting place to visit, it is no wonder a lot of Filipinos are set on having a vacation there. It would be awesome to see these attractions with my boys, I am sure we are all going to enjoy this place. Hopefully, we can schedule a trip one of these days!
Definitely going back to Singapore to see those! We were so busy during our first time there so we were only able to tour for a day, at least we got to see Merlion! 😀 Looking forward to your next vacation in SG!
Hope you will soon enjoy another holiday in Singapore.. 🙂
I love Singapore. There’s just nothing else like it.
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Singapore is such a fantastic place! Thank you for this awesome helpful list!
Thanks for the comment.Glad these tips and list are helpful…
Awesome! We’ve never been to Singapore so be great to bookmark this when we do (it’s on the to-go list)! Thanks for sharing.