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Singapore, also commonly known as the Republic of Singapore, is a beautiful maritime island in Southeast Asia. Singapore is considered a city, a nation and a state. Since its independence in August 1965, Singapore has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.
This has to do with the immense natural beauty of the island and the incredible attractions and places to visit. Throughout this article, we’ll explore nine of Singapore’s must-see places that will appeal to any future traveler, either in person or through a virtual tour (Although the virtual tours will only get you excited to visit the place in person).
# 1 Marina Bay Sands
This impressive resort is home to a high-end luxury hotel, a shopping mall with a canal running through it, the famous ‘ArtScience Museum’ and the ‘Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck’, known for its beautiful view of the entire city. . The Skypark observation deck also has an infinity pool, both of which are part of a ship that sits atop the hotel. Yes, a ship!
From the Skypark, you can witness views of Singapore’s spectacular landscape and structural engineering. The double helix bridge, the entire harbor and the ‘Gardens by the Bay’ are incredible places to wait. You can even buy food and drinks or a photo of yourself at the top of this lookout! Marina Bay Sands truly exemplifies how far Singapore as a whole has come and its commitment to making its city an international treasure.
# 2 gardens by the bay
Gardens by the Bay is a world-renowned garden and horticultural attraction for Singaporean locals and international visitors alike. This 101-hectare park is huge and located in the center of Singapore. It is meant to be taken as an art exhibition that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new light.
This spectacular nature park features plants rarely seen in Southeast Asia, native Asian plants, cool climate plants, desert plants, and much more. Gardens by the Bay Brings Singapore National Parks Board’s Dream to Life; a ‘City in a garden’. It’s truly flawless and indeed a sight to see if you ever visit Singapore, it’s even a great prospect for a virtual tour.
# 3 The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is a top-notch attraction for anyone looking for an exceptional view of the city or perhaps someone who is a bit addicted to adrenaline. This giant observation wheel is located in the Downtown Core district of Singapore, standing 165 meters high. This wheel was at one point the largest in the world, and now ranks second at the ‘High Roller’ in Las Vegas.
Now this is not your ordinary observation wheel. It consists of 28 capsules that are air-conditioned and can hold up to 28 people. Each tour or rotation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. This gives you plenty of time to sit and enjoy the views of the city.
# 4 Universal Studios Singapore
Lovers of Universal’s theme parks will rejoice as there is a Universal Studios in Singapore worth visiting. This family fun park is located within Resort World Sentosa, giving people even more reason to consider a trip. The park consists of twenty-eight attractions, shows, seven theme zones and Universal Parks and Resorts markets it as a “one-of-a-kind theme park in Asia.”
Currently, the park has many special events underway, including; celebrating the Year of the Tiger with Kung Fu Panda, Breakfast with the Sesame Street characters and more. This park has incredibly high ratings and recommendations, making it a must see for any tourist or family.
# 5 Resort World Sentosa
Resort World Sentosa is a premium destination resort located on Singapore’s well-known tourist island, Sentosa. This massive resort complex is home to Universal Studios Singapore and is home to the SEA Aquarium, Dolphin Island and Adventure Cove Water Park.
Combined with adventurous theme parks and attractions, Resort World Sentosa consists of six different luxury hotels, a convention center, a casino, and multiple award-winning dining experiences. This complex is also known for hosting many incredible concerts, food festivals, and other top-notch forms of entertainment. There really is something for everyone at Resort World in Sentosa, making it another must-see.
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# 6 Singapore Botanic Gardens
This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to a sprawling 163-year-old tropical garden. This world-renowned garden is located on the outskirts of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district. The Botanical Garden has been ranked the best amusement park in Asia by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, every year since 2013, and even received a 3-star Michelin rating!
This beautiful park is a great option for any traveler to see, including those who prefer a virtual tour. This exuberant central sanctuary of the city houses four nuclei, being; Tanglin, Central, Bukit Timah, and Tyersall-Gallop. Each core houses its own exciting array of attractions and experiences.
# 7 National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is the largest and oldest museum in Singapore. This museum consists of two main galleries, the Singapore Living Galleries and the History Galleries. The Living Gallery features exhibits on film, fashion, food, and photography. The History Gallery features exhibits that trace the island’s history from the 14th century onwards.
Another incredibly highly rated attraction, the National Museum of Singapore has become a great tourist destination. This has a lot to do with many people who love to learn about the country they visit! This incredible museum tries to inspire and educate all visitors to Singapore, even offering virtual tours for those who cannot be there in person.
Bonus option n. 1: Temple of the Buddha Tooth Relic
The Temple of the Buddha Tooth Relic is a sight in Singapore’s Chinatown. This massive temple is among some of the most modern landscapes in Singapore, making it stand out like a sore thumb. However, this temple is magnificent and showcases the arts and culture of Singaporean Buddhists.
When this temple was first proposed in the 1980s, it was intended to be a more traditional practice temple for the large Buddhist population of Singapore. Somewhere during the construction process, it became the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which literally houses a relic of a Buddha’s tooth. In addition to the opportunity to take pictures of the temple and learn about Singapore’s Buddhist culture, visiting this temple also allows you to see the core of Chinatown.
Bonus option n. 2: Night Safari
Last but certainly not least is the Singapore Night Safari. This is not only the world’s first night zoo, but it has also become one of Singapore’s top attractions, especially for those who love nightlife but not clubbing!
The Night Safari currently houses more than 900 animals, representing more than 100 species, of which 41% are considered endangered. This makes the zoo highly educational and a rare opportunity to see some animals that you might not otherwise have a chance to see. This zoo has consistently been awarded as one of Singapore’s top family attractions, but it would be fun for anyone!
To summarize all of this ..
In conclusion, Singapore is home to a wide range of attractions and excursions for families, couples, solo travelers, or even virtual tourists. The must-see attractions range from museums, gardens, resorts, and even theme parks. Since there really is something for everyone, it is obvious why Singapore has become one of the top-rated and sought-after tourist destinations in the world!
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism