Top 10 things to do in Singapore
Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day.
Don’t stop at finding out what you can do when you visit – but where to start? Head straight to these highlights…
A lively area full of restaurants, bars and temples – don’t miss the newly reopened Chinatown Heritage Centre.
The island has a long history – it saw much action in the Second World War – but today boasts an enjoyable spread of theme parks, hotels and outdoor activities.
3. Little India
One of the most atmospheric quarters of the city, full of colour and drifting food smells. Come on a Sunday to see it in full flow.
4. MacRitchie Reservoir
Just as popular with nature lovers – who love the wealth of birds – as adventure enthusiasts, this green haven has hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for kayakers and canoeists.
5. Gardens by the Bay
A multi-award winning attraction on the edge of Marina Bay, famous for its ‘supertree’ groves, its heritage gardens and its large bio-domes.
This lovely part of the Southern Ridges is a horticultural haven – its gardens ideal for relaxed wanders.
7. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The world’s only UNESCO-listed tropical botanic garden remains one of Singapore’s top draws for nature-lovers.
8. Singapore Zoo
Highly thought of due to the fact that many animals roam freely; the zoo gives good insight into Asian fauna.
9. Pulau Ubin
This rustic island off the Singapore coast is littered with mountain bike trails and is home to Chek Jawa, a unique natural area where six major habitats meet.
10. Sultan Mosque
Seemingly pulled from the pages of the Arabian Nights, Singapore’s largest mosque is nothing short of enchanting, designed in the Saracenic style and topped by a golden dome.