Singapore is well-connected by airways from all the countries and Singapore Changi Airport is the largest civilian airport in the city of Singapore. Air tickets are to be booked well in advance so that you do not end up spending a lot of money just on the travel.
To commute in Singapore
There are a lot of options for you to commute within the city. Mass Rapid Transit also known as MRT, Taxis and Buses are the three major means of transportation system used in Singapore. Walking is also one of the best options if you want to travel to nearby destinations. The public buses start their services from morning 5:30 am until midnight hence, if you are on budget travel then, you could probably choose either MRT or the buses as they are cost-effective.
Best time to travel to Singapore
February to April is the ideal month to travel to Singapore. Well, traveling to Singapore during the other months is also a good option however, during the months of February and April the city remains dry hence, traveling becomes pretty easy.
Most of the tourists are allowed to travel to Singapore Visa-free for the duration of 30-90 days but, that is again dependant on the Nationality. A valid passport with appropriate documents is sufficient enough to traverse around Singapore.
Well, now that we have understood the transportation system and the best time to travel to Singapore, let us now take a visual tour of some of the attractions that you must not miss seeing when you are in Singapore.
Entry Fee: Cars and Taxi parking charges: $2 to $6 island admission fee per car
By cable car from Mount Faber or Harbourfront $33 Mount Faber Line
By monorail: $4 public or $2 for those with eligible concession cards. Free for Islander members.
Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM
Sentosa Island is one of the most happening places in Singapore. A lot of visitors visit this island as this is one of the major fun hubs in the whole of Singapore. The list of things that one can do when they are in Sentosa is never-ending. To make your trip an unforgettable one, visiting Sentosa Island is a must. The beauty of sprawling gardens, the butterfly park, and the amusement parks add charm to this place. Also, the Merlion Statue, the famous landmarks is also situated here.
Entry fee: $28 for adult / $15 for children
Timings: 5 am–2 am
Have you always been fascinated by plants and trees? Does Botany interest you a lot? Well, then you are in the right place! The Gardens by the Bay is one of the must go to places for everyone and it is really special for plant lovers. The next generation trees, supertrees can be jaw-dropping. Also, the stupendous contemporary style architecture can make you go gaga. The garden has around 4, 00,000 plants and the best part of the garden is the over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouse. This greenhouse is called the Flower Dome and it is one of the world’s largest glass greenhouses. Also, when you are here you must not miss catching a glimpse of the spectacular Bay Light show between 7:45 Pm to 8:45 PM. Universal Studios Singapore
Entry Fee: Garden Grounds: Free
National Orchid Garden: Adults: SGD 5
Student/senior citizen aged 60 and older: SGD 1
Children below 12 years: Free
The UNESCO world heritage site Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only garden I the whole word with the tropical forest theme. The garden is s sprawling beauty and it has around 10,000 species of various plants and flowers. So, if you are traveling to Singapore with your children, this is a must-visit place because this is the only garden in the world that is dedicated explicitly to kids. The lovely fountains, the herbariums and the museums inside the garden make it one of the best attractions to visit in Singapore.
Entry Fee: Adult 13-59 years: SGD 40
Child 4-12 years: SGD 29
Senior 60 years and above: SGD 29
Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The Sea Aquarium in Singapore is home to thousands of sea creatures. This is one of the largest sea aquariums in the world and it is the one and only Sea Aquarium to have the giant oceanic manta ray. Walking inside this aquarium looking at the colorful aquatic creatures can give you a feel of being undersea for a moment. The 36m long and 8.6 m high viewing panel happens to be one of the largest ones to date in the world. So, when you are in Singapore this is one of the must-visit destinations.
Entry Fee: Adults: SGD 23,
Child 2 - 12 years: SGD 17,
Seniors: SGD 20
Timings: Observation Deck:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM,
Friday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Spending time in one of the lavish casinos of the world can be an exciting thing, isn’t it? Marina Bay Sands in Singapore boasts of numerous entertainment activities for travelers. This is one place that can allure anyone with its grandeur. It is resort complex that is the best place to go on a shopping spree. Also, art lovers would love this place as this resort complex boasts of having the Art-Science Museum. Another key attraction of the Marina Bay Sands is the Celebrity-Chef-Restaurants.
Entry Fee: Adult: SGD 33
Child 3 - 12 years: SGD 22
Timings: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Last Entry: 5:30 PM
Do you love Orangutans and does the move, Baby’s Day Out fascinate you? Then, you must definitely take some out to visit the Singapore Zoo. This is one of the zoo gardens in the world that has the largest number of Orangutans. Looking at these naughty creatures hopping branches from one tree to the other can be one of the best sights at the zoo.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily Stupa Chamber and Museum: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The left canine tooth of Buddha that was recovered during his funeral has been preserved safely in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This is one of the must-visit temples because of the magnificent architecture. This temple has five-stories and is considered to be one of the popular Buddhist pilgrim centers. So, when you are in Singapore, it is nice to visit this spectacular temple and soak in the divinity of the surroundings.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: All Day
Amongst the three beaches of Singapore Siloso happens to be one of the most buzzing beaches. The beach is always crowded by travelers as it is known to offer some of the best beach activities and entertainment. Known for its beach volleyball, Siloso has some great shacks and some yummy food that one can binge on. Have a can of beer and laze around looking at the endless waters of the beach when you are at Siloso and well, that sums it all to make it a perfect vacation.
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Timings: All day long
The quaint island of Lazarus can be called a secret hide-out away from the hustles of the city. Lazarus Island can be visited by those who love to soak in solitude. The serene and quiet environment and the sparkling water from the turquoise blue and emerald green water from the beach can make you feel blissed out. This is one of the perfect destinations to laze around quietly and bask in the fresh sun rays of the sun.
Now we have gotten to know some of the best tourist attractions to visit in Singapore but, we still have to learn about some of the must-do things when you are roaming around Singapore. Singapore has a lot of outdoor activities that one must certainly try and knowing about them can come handy to you when you are out roaming on the streets of this wonderful city.
Must-Do things in Singapore
For those who really love supernatural phenomena or horror movies here is a dare! Take a walk to the Bukit Brown Cemetery to feel the eerie air from the surroundings and wait to feel what it really means to skip a heartbeat. The largest cemetery of the city is an abode for all those birds that migrate from different parts of the world. So, are you in for some serious adrenaline rush?
If you are fond of animals then, here is your chance to spend a day volunteering at the Animal lovers League helping them to find homes. If you want to adopt a pup or a kitten you could choose to else, you can just adopt them and help the league to raise them without any problems. So, don’t you think this is one of the humble deeds that you can involve yourself in?
Hey, we are not kidding you! It is true that Singapore has the world’s largest skydiving wind tunnel. For those who are actually scared of jumping off a flying plane, this is your chance to fulfill your dreams of skydiving. The simulation is real yet, less scary than the actual ones. So, are you ready for a serious adrenaline rush?
Go around Haji Lane exploring some of the best hole-in-the-wall cafés, bars, and restaurants. This is one of the most colorful places for people who love to party all night. The graffiti and the pop art lining the walls of this hippie street can allure you at first glance. So, unwind yourself by letting loose in the best party places in Singapore.
Diving and snorkeling at the Pulau Hantu can be one of the most fascinating things to do when you are in Singapore. This quaint island is one of the best sites for divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. The crystal clear turquoise blue water with the clear sky sets a perfect ambiance for you to enjoy the activities. Spot some of the colorful marine life as you go deep and explore the underwater world.
These are some of the must-do things when you are in Singapore.
After all these things, you must also know about the places where you can go on a gastronomical tour, isn’t it? Singapore has some of the best and lavish restaurants in the world hence, a lot of foodies flock into Singapore to explore the eat-outs.
You must certainly try some of their best delicacies like the chilli-Crab, Rice-Noodles, Char-Kway Teow, and Nasi-Lemak. Singapore is a paradise for non-vegetarians and also Singapore has some unique flavored tea to offer. Bak Kut The, Bone meat tea is one such tea that can make you feel amazing. Made using the pork ribs with the necessary herbs and spices make this tea one of the best beverages to try.
Here is the list of top restaurants that can satiate your hunger pangs with some of their delicious food items.
Location: 2 Stamford Rd, Level 70, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Open: Monday–Saturday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10.30 pm closed on Sundays
If you want to enjoy the stunning panoramic skyline view of the Singapore city, head to restaurant Jaan. This is one of the topmost restaurants for seafood lovers. One must try the fresh oysters, caviar foie gras and pigeon delicacies at this restaurant. The menu at Jaan is inspired by French and thus the dishes prepared are also exotic.
The Tippling Club
Location: Level 2 Dining, L2-01 the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Open: Saturday–Thursday from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm
After moving into Chinatown from the Dempsey Hills, the fortune still seems to work for them, “Tippling Club”. This restaurant is known for its highly innovative dishes and one of the must-try when you are at ‘The Tippling Club’ is the miniature cheesecakes. Some of the other cuisines that can blow your minds off are the omelet with smoked eel and caviar which comes with a choice of juice. Well, this is one unusual restaurant that can give you the best experiences.
Cut by Wolfgang Puck
Location: 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-71, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Open: Daily from 5.30 pm to 10 pm
One of the posh restaurants that offer the best steaks in Singapore, Cut by Wolfgang Puck is mostly crowded. Make sure to reserve your seat beforehand if you want to try the fresh and the best beef cuts like the Japanese Wagyu and Kobe, and Australian Angus. This is one of the expensive restaurants as it has the first-class set-up. So, get ready to be amazed at the CUT by Wolfgang Puck in Singapore.
Location: 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391
Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 6 pm to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 11.45 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to midnight closed on Sundays and Mondays
Have you ever watched the movie “Burnt”? Well, for all the foodies this is one of the must-watch movies because the restaurant that we are speaking here is a living example of this movie. The ‘Burnt Ends’ is an amazing ‘Gourmet Barbecue’ restaurant that offers a plethora of food options to everyone who walks in. The perfectly grilled and barbecued lamb, beef and fishes are just done the right way here to tantalize your taste buds. Well, you can visit this restaurant throughout the week because the menu is dynamic and that’s the best part isn’t it?
Red House at Robertson Quay
Location: #01-14 the Quayside 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore
Open: Monday–Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Saturday–Sunday from midday to 10 pm
Known for its exquisite choices of food the Red House at Robertson Quay is one of the best seafood restaurants in Singapore. The creativity and innovativeness involved in preparing the dishes at this restaurant have to be appreciated. One has to try the steamed Scottish razor clams and the Sri Lankan king crabs in Chef's Special Blend of Spicy Black Pepper at this restaurant without fail.
Well, after eating we are sure that your heart would also be craving to know more about the party houses and shopping streets in Singapore and here comes your favorite list now!
Timings: While some stores stay open till 6 PM, some close late in the night by 11 PM.
The best of spices and China Robes can be found at this place and this is one of the most buzzing shopping streets in Singapore. One can also shop trinkets, knick-knacks at nominal prices from this place.
Timings: While the Mustafa Centre stays open for 24 hours, the other shops mostly remain open till 10 PM
How about experiencing a mini India in Singapore? If you love shopping fabric, jewelry, and flower garlands and catch a glimpse of miniature India then, this colorful place is the best choice. Mustafa Centre happens to be one of the popular shops here, so visiting this 24 hours shop is a must.
Timings: Open from 10 AM to 10 PM
Location: 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601
This is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. The grand architecture of the place can mesmerise you. Indulge in window shopping when you are at this mall as the mall houses some of the best luxury brand shops here. For the ones who are interested in shopping for some really expensive things, this is your arena.
Singapore is known for its best nightlife and some of the must-visit pubs and bars are as follows
For all those music and dance lovers here, it is a paradise. Zouk apparently is one of the nicest in the cities. The bar maintains its own reputations and standards and stands apart from the rest of the clubs and bars. So, Zouk should certainly be on the list of must-visit bars in Singapore.
If you really want to see what party vibes are then hit the rooftop Bars. This is one of the best bars that get younger as the night progresses. Tapping to the rhythm of the music and dancing all night binging on the highest craft brewery LeVeL33 can be one of the most exciting things to do in Singapore.
Sentosa Beach Bars
Would it not be nice to get the vibe of the ‘Full Moon Party of Thailand” at the Sentosa islands? Well, Sentosa beach bars are one of the most happening party places in Singapore where you can unwind yourself completely. The parties here start right in the afternoon and goes on until night. Dancing on the shores of the beach with your favorite cocktail can be one of the wonderful experiences.
Well, we have listed out almost everything that you can do when you are in Singapore. Now, it’s your turn to jot down all these things and start checking off your bucket list of to-do-things and must-visit places in Singapore.