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Singapore - Attractions


Time Out

Singapore has, unfairly, gained a reputation for being the Disneyland of the East. They say that the island nation lacks some of the flavor and spice of Asian destinations like Beijing, Shanghai, or Tokyo. Is this true? Is Singapore nothing more than a touristy island which lost its cultural identity in order to cater to travelers? Ask one of the Chinese or Malay citizens; ask a Muslim or a Hindu or Buddhist. Stroll through Chinatown or Arab Street and let your senses tell you: is this a boring, homogenous place? Absurd! And fortunately for residents and visitors alike, Singapore has a wealth of opportunities that will show you just how unique this island is.

Below are out top attraction picks for Singapore, however if you'd like to read more about what to see and do during your stay read our detailed guide on Singapore Entertainment.


Singapore's Main Attractions

Singapore ZooSingapore Zoo
80 Mandai Lake Road, +65.6360.8604
Open: Daily 08.30-18.00
Admission: Adults S$18, children (3-12) S$12

The Singapore Zoo is a popular destination for those traveling in South East Asia. Visitors love the open concept in which animals live in environments designed to mimic their natural habitats. Spread over 28 hectares of tropical rainforest, this world-class zoo avoids bars where possible using moats to divide the animal enclosures. It is home to 2,500 animals from 315 species including Bengal white tigers, white rhino, polar bears and many forms of apian life like orangutans and much more.

Night SafariNight Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road, +65.6269.3411
Open: Daily 19.30-24.00
Admission: Adults S$22, children (3-12) S$15

Adjacent to the zoo, the world’s first dedicated night zoo covering 40 hectares of lush jungle is home to 1,000 nocturnal animals from 115 species. It doubles as a wildlife rescue centre and focuses on breeding programmes for endangered species, having bred Malayan tigers and tapirs, Asian elephants, fishing cats, bantengs, among other threatened species. This bio-diverse park can be explored on foot along three walking trails, or by tram. The park also offers a Gourmet Safari Experience where one dines on board a tram while crossing eight geographical zones.

Singapore Botanic GardensSingapore Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden
1 Cluny Rd, +65 6471 7361
Open: Botanic Gardens -Daily 05.0-24.00
Orchid Garden - Daily 08.30-19.00
Admission: Botanic Gardens: free
Orchid Garden: Adults S$5, children and seniors S$1, under 12 free.

The Botanic Gardens founded in 1859 is a wide swathe of tropical greenery of over 52 hectares close to the city centre. A combination of virgin primary forest and specialty gardens of frangipanis, roses, ferns and even desert plants including rare species, it is a tranquil place to take photographs, listen to concerts, participate in Tai Chi, or simply roam and restore one’s soul.

The National Orchid Garden consists of over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids. Each year the orchid-breeding programme results in more vibrant and more enduring hybrids. It is a permanent showcase of exquisite blooms, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world.

National Museum of SingaporeNational Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road, +65.6332.3659
Open: Daily 10.00-20.00 (Living Galleries); 10.00-18.00 (History Gallery)
Admission: Adults S$10; seniors, children under 18, students& NSF S$5

Go for the gorgeous architecture and stay for the amazing variety of exhibits. This elegant iconic building originally built in 1887 in neo-classical style abuts a modernistic extension of glass and steel. The architecture in itself is worth a visit. Singapore’s oldest museum houses the 11 National Treasures, while its Singapore History and Living Galleries present history and culture in an innovative way. Free mobile electronic guides are available for the History Gallery.

The Museum hosts exhibitions, festivals and events throughout the year.

Sakaya Muni Buddha Gaya TempleSakaya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
366 Race Course Road, Little India, +65.629.40714

Known as the Temple of a Thousand Lights, this Buddhist temple was founded by a Thai Buddhist monk in 1927. A 300-tonne Buddha statue 15m high stands alongside other deities like the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, and Hindu gods Brahma and Ganesh.

Singapore Art MuseumSingapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Rd, +65 6332 3222
Open: Daily 10.00-19.00; Friday 10.00-21.00
Admission: Adults S$3; seniors, children (6-16) S$1.50.
Free admission every Friday night from 18.00-21.00. Take the MRT to Dhoby Ghaut (NS24) or City Hall Station (NS25/EW13)

Singapore’s museums are housed in some of the most architecturally-stunning buildings in the city, and the Art Museum is no exception. The beautiful building houses an extensive collection; it has, in fact, the largest public collection of Southeast Asian art in the world with 13 galleries consisting of over 4,000 traditional and contemporary works of 20th century Southeast Asian art in its permanent collection. It also hosts travelling exhibitions.

Guided tours are available in English at 14.00 (Mon), 11.00 and 14.00 (Tues-Fri), and 15.30 (Sat and Sun).

Singapore FlyerSingapore Flyer
30 Raffles Road, Marina Bay, +65.6334 9622
Open: Daily 08.30-20.30; later on the eve of public holidays
Admission: Various flight options from S$20.65-S$69.00

Bigger than the London Eye, this is the world’s largest Ferris wheel at 42 stories high and 492’ in diameter. It has 28 capsules each holding 28 passengers. It faces the Singapore River in Marina Bay. The 30-minute ride offers breathtaking panoramic views of pan-Singapore and, at night, the lights of Indonesia and Malaysia paint a pretty picture.

Singapore Science CentreSingapore Science Centre
15 Science Centre Road, +65.64252.500
Admission: Adult S$6, seniors and children (3-16) S$3.60

Learning is fun, especially at the Singapore Science Centre. With 850 exhibits, it would take days just to see them all. Most visitors come back again and again and always find something new. Explore space, climate change, the genius of Da Vinci, energy, the atrium, the Kinetic Garden, and much, much more.

Underwater WorldUnderwater World
80 Siloso Road, Sentosa, +65.6275.0030
Admission: Adults S$22.90, children S$14.60 (under 3 free)

In addition to Singapore’s three major beaches, Sentosa is also home to Underwater World. Kids and adults alike will marvel at the leafy sea dragons, jellyfish, stingrays, and sharks as you travel along an 83m long travellator housed inside the submerged glass-windowed tunnels of the aquarium. You can watch feedings and even brave the depths and Dive with the Sharks. Swimming with the dolphins may be more your speed, and you can do that here too.

Arab Street
Kampong Glam

Here you will feel the city’s Arabian flair. The centerpiece is the Sultan Mosque in which the city’s Muslims worship. You will also find fabric vendors, restaurants, cafes, and spas. Try the excellent murtobaks and chicken curry and walk through the bazaar-like atmosphere.



Singapore Entertainment

Singapore’s balmy temperature means one thing: beaches! The first item on many visitors’ agendas is stepping onto the stunning white sand and dipping their toes into the mild and amazingly blue water. Beaches abound on the East Coast and Sentosa Island. A definite bonus for visiting Sentosa Island is the plentiful natural beauty, animal and butterfly habits, and aquariums. Play a round of golf, go on an exhilarating Eco Adventure, get kissed by a dolphin, build up your appetite by taking a gorgeous nature walk, and then dine in cafes, bistros, beach bars, or gourmet restaurants. Nature enthusiasts will also love the Singapore Zoo and the incredible Night Safari – do not miss this if you are anywhere near Singapore.

There’s more to Singapore than magnificent beaches. Tear yourself away for a while to explore the city’s other offerings. Visitors will love digging into the treasures of Chinatown and Little India or shopping at the many world-class malls. Take in a show at the Esplanade Theater by the Bay where you can hear the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and touring bands and DJs.

Part of what makes Singapore so unique is its heterogeneous population and diverse religious communities. Visit one of the many areas of worship for Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Beautiful temples, such as the Buddhists’ Kong Meng San Phor Kark, Muslims’ Masjid Sultan, and Hindus’ Sri Mariamman, welcome visitors. Non-worshippers are encouraged to visit when services are not being held, and most prefer that you take off your shoes. This is a beautiful way to experience other religions.

After all your excursions, relax and unwind at one of Singapore’s spas. While more expensive than neighboring Indonesia or Thailand, you will want to splurge at least once for Ayurveda or green tea hydrotherapy treatments and a traditional Chinese massage. A perfect way to send an afternoon.

Boring, sanitary, lackluster? Not Singapore!





Hotels in Singapore, Singapore

InterContinental

InterContinental

80 Middle Road, Singapore, 188966

Located in the heart of Bugis, InterContinental Singapore Hotel is one of the most prominent buildings in Singapore. Conveniently situated 20 kilometers from Changi International Airport, this modern Peranakan-styled InterContinental Singapore Hotel offers travellers...




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Atrium Singapore

Atrium Singapore

317 Outram Road, Singapore, Singapore

Hotel DescriptionHoliday Inn Atrium Singapore is a spectacular 27 storey atrium style hotel strategically located at the crossroad of Outram and Havelock Roads. It is just a short drive from Shenton Way financial centre, fascinating Chinatown and the fashionable...




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Holiday Inn Singapore - Parkview

Holiday Inn Singapore - Parkview

11 Cavenagh Road,Singapore 229616 ,Singapore

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Concorde Hotel

Concorde Hotel

100 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore, 238840

Le Meridien Singapore Hotel offers guests all the amenities of a world-class hotel. Situated along the renowned Orchard Road, this Singapore hotel is the perfect place for business and leisure travellers. Changi International Airport (SIN) is just 22 kilometres away,...




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Fairmont Singapore

Fairmont Singapore

2 Stamford Road Singapore Singapore

The hotel is located in the crossroads of Singapore's business, historic, cultural and shopping districts and just 20 minutes from the airport. The MRT station is located just beneath the hotel. The complex comprises of two hotels, convention centre, shopping centres... more
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Fairmont

Fairmont

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 189560

The magnificently appealing Raffles Singapore Hotel is a remarkable structure situated in the heart of Singapore. Declared a national monument in 1987, Raffles Singapore Hotel stands out as one of the finest hotels in Singapore. Raffles Singapore Hotel... more
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Four Seasons

Four Seasons

190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore, 238840

Hotel Description: An Oasis of Calm just minutes from the financial district, is around the corner from Orchard road, Singapore's fifth avenue and features the Exclusive Club, with the country's only Air-Conditioned Tennis Courts. more
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Goodwood Park Hotel

Goodwood Park Hotel

22 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228221

Guest Rooms and Suites 235 guest rooms on 3 floors, including 118 single rooms and 118 double rooms, 117 suites and a Business CentreRoom and Suite Facilities Minibar Colour TV with satelite/cable... more
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Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt

10 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228211

The Grand Hyatt Singapore Hotel is conveniently located near the world-renowned Orchard Road, and set amidst restaurants, entertainment, shopping and businesses. Only 30 kilometres from Changi International Airport and 15 kilometres from the financial district, this... more
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Marina Mandarin

Marina Mandarin

6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore, 039594

On the waterfront of Singapore's picturesque harbour. Directly opposite the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre and a 20-minute drive to the Singapore Expo in Changi. Part of the Marina Square Complex with department stores, cinemas, restaurants and... more
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Meritus Mandarin Singapore

Meritus Mandarin Singapore

333 Orchard Road Singapore 238867, Singapore

With the hotel's $52 million renovation, there are a total eight deluxe room categories, highlights being the new Premier Rooms and Meritus Club Panoramic view of the skyline and neighbouring islands from higher floors. First and tallest revolving restaurant... more
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Singapore Hilton

Singapore Hilton

581 Orchard Road, Singapore, Singapore

Hilton Singapore is conveniently located on Orchard Road, the heart of Singapore's shopping, entertainment and commercial district. The 423-room hotel is a leisurely 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport and a five-minute walk from the Mass Rapid Transit... more
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Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court

20 Merchant Road, Singapore, 058281

Hotel Introduction The Swisstel Merchant Court, Singapore is ideally located near the banks of the Singapore River, next to the new North-east Line (NEL) at the Clarke Quay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. The hotel offers guests the best... more
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Swissotel The Stamford

Swissotel The Stamford

2 Stamford Road, Singapore, 178882

Locaded in the crossroads of Singapore's business, historic, cultural and shopping districts and just 20 minutes to the airport. Located on the Interchange of Subway. Easily accessible to all parts of Singapore. All guest rooms have a private balcony. more
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The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, 039799

Hotel Description: Offering classic decor, exquisite dining, friendly personal service and stunning views, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore is the centerpiece of the Millenia Singapore complex in the heart of Marina Center and is designed to be... more
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Conrad Centennial Singapore

Conrad Centennial Singapore

Two Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038982

The vibrant Conrad Centennial Singapore hotel, an award winning luxury business hotel, is brilliantly located in the heart of Singapore.... more
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Parkroyal on Beach Road, Singapore

Parkroyal on Beach Road, Singapore

7500 Beach Road,Singapore 199591,

The Parkroyal on Beach Road, Singapore is a convenient, friendly neighbour to many of Singapore's prime office addresses, and the hotel is a tropical haven skirting Singapore's central business area and major conference centres. Quaint shops and Singapore's exotic Arab... more
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Royal Plaza on Scotts

Royal Plaza on Scotts

25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220 Singapore

The Royal Plaza's elegant style is evident from the moment you step into its spacious lobby, with white Italian marble floor, magnificent stained-glass dome and sweeping wrought-iron balustrades. You'll enjoy all the convenience of being located in one of the most exclusive... more
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Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel

50 East Coast Road, Roxy Sq (Via Marine Parade Rd), 428769 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionExperience a world of difference from Singapore hustle and bustle, but with the convenience of being just 10 mins drive to Changi International Airport, Suntec City,Singapore Expo and Orchard. With 520 guest rooms and suites featuring... more
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Hotel Bencoolen

Hotel Bencoolen

47 Bencoolen Street, 189626 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionWelcome to an oasis for travelers right in the heart of the busy metropolis of Singapore. Built in 1968 and remodeled in 1999, our cosy hotel has a resort-like ambience that will make your stay the most enjoyable and memorable one. The... more
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Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore

Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore

177a River Valley Road, 179031 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionThe Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore is conveniently located near the famed Orchard Road Shopping Paradise, the Suntec City convention centre and the Singapore Exposition Hall. It is also next to Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay,... more
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Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore

Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore

181 Kitchener Road ,Singapore 208533,

At the Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore, enjoy the amenities and comfort of a modern hotel at affordable prices. Towering over the exciting ethnic district of Singapore, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore puts you within walking distance of the famed Mustafa... more
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Quality Hotel Singapore Singapore

Quality Hotel Singapore Singapore

201 Balestier Road Singapore Singapore

Quality Hotel Singapore offers all features that Choice Hotels are renowned for: affordable rates, comfortable lodging and convenience. Quality Hotel Singapore also offers courtesy transportation at scheduled times to Novena Square Shopping and Orchard Shopping Belt... more
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Summer View Hotel

Summer View Hotel

173 Bencoolen Street, 189642 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionModern standard class hotel with 100 rooms located in heart of Singapore, near the business district. The hotel's primary purpose is to provide both business travellers and vacationers a comfortable stay. Our tastefully furnished bedrooms... more
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The City Bayview Hotel

The City Bayview Hotel

30 Bencoolen Street, 189621 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionCombining convenience and comfort, City Bayview Hotel features all the comforts you would expect from a 3 star hotel and maintains the meticulous standards required by the travel and tour operators worldwide. Our hotel has been recently... more
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Beach Hotel

Beach Hotel

95 Beach Road, 189699 Singapore, Singapore

Hotel IntroductionCharming and comfortable tourist class hotel with 33 rooms, located in the city centre. All the bedrooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern facilities. For the comfort of our guests we also provide babysitting service, round-the-clock... more
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