10 Things to Do in Singapore That You Shouldn't Miss

September 29, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

The Singapore cityscape looks like it was ripped from the pages of a science fiction comic book. If you’re hungry for a true Singapore experience, sample the myriad street foods or take a cultural cooking class. The Botanic Gardens and the Gardens By the Bay offer a slice of horticultural heaven, and the observation deck of the Sands SkyPark makes you feel like you’re high above the clouds. The banks and walkways along the Singapore River bustle with local activity.
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1. National Orchid Garden

1 Cluny Rd | Within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Singapore +65 6471 7361
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

National Orchid Garden

Reviewed By SoloSlowTouring - Great Falls, Montana

Yes, you can get to this from one of the auto accessible gates, but I arrived here after walking a few miles of trails in the Singapore Botanical Garden. Either way, this is an exhibit that should not be missed...gorgeous orchids in picture perfect displays and in the way they would grow naturally in the environment. Wonderful even if you don’t love Gardens or flowers; but I love both and had the best time here. Many families were there and having their picture taken in the places designed for the purpose and just about anywhere: everyone was having a great time. Don’t miss this beautiful garden...totally clean and you finish with a gift shop (not that much different than the one at Gardens by the Bay) that will allow you to buy classy souvenirs of your trip to Singapore. Don’t miss out!

2. Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT)

Singapore 069112, Singapore +65 1800 336 8900
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT)

Reviewed By MihirVora - Navi Mumbai, India

Clean, easy, safe, inexpensive, fast and enjoyable method of transport. SMRT staff was very helpful in guiding me how to book tickets at the kiosk and will tell you the easiest and fastest route from one place to another

3. Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Singapore +65 6420 6848
Excellent
70%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Gardens by the Bay

An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown - Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront Gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central - Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.

Reviewed By JimsDairy - Argentina

Plenty of walking. Good place to get some fresh air and exercise away from the air conditioning and restuarants.

4. Singapore Botanic Gardens

1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569, Singapore +65 6471 7361
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Singapore Botanic Gardens

This national park is open daily and features beautiful lakes, animals, flowers and plants, including one of the region's first rubber tree orchards.

Reviewed By MrsTsih - Hong Kong, China


Outside of Japan, outside of Australia , there is no doubt that the Singapore Botanical Garden (SBG, abbreviation mine) is the best of its kind in Asia.
The fact that it has been around since the 1800’s makes it more amazing. I personally prefer it so much more than Gardens by the Bay.
The British , who used to run Singapore, contributed much with the beginning of the SBG with their steep knowledge on the establishment and the design .
It is a very walkable garden suited for young strollers and kids in “strollers”, and a great place for negative ions.
Culinary delights are made available to refresh the body too.
The foliage and the serenity are prized . Choose mornings or evenings to visit.
The upto 6 year olds should be brought to the relative of the SBG, the Jacob Ballas Garden, for additional outdoor enjoyment .

5. Cloud Forest

Gardens by the Bay | 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Singapore +65 6420 6848
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Cloud Forest

Reviewed By Jennie C - Melbourne, Australia

This is the best experience in Singapore. It is just eye popping everywhere you look. It is amazing to think they only built it in 2012. The combination of flowers, plants, sculptures and layout is just amazing. If you only have time for one attraction make sure you visit. This is better than the partner flower dome.

6. Marina Bay

Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018980, Singapore +65 6329 3535
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Marina Bay

Reviewed By blackdrongo167 - Bengaluru, India

If you are in Singapore and like nigh life, then you should not miss this place. Very colorful and lively during night time. There is light show happen every day around 7.30 & 9.30 evening time, which is must to watch out for.
You can take a boat ride as well, which covers Marina Bay and Clark Quey.

7. Singapore Zoo

80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826, Singapore +65 6269 3411
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Singapore Zoo

Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 animals from over 300 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The park also boasts the world's first free-ranging orang utan habitat in a zoo. Delight in an exciting outdoor feast at Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning programme that offers exhilarating experience with orangutans. The fun is endless with interesting animal presentations, photography with animals and more!

Reviewed By Joy V - Adelaide, Australia

Singapore zoo is a must see when you go to Singapore. The animals have wonderful environments. Took us 5 hours to see everything.

8. Singapore Flyer

30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, Singapore +65 6333 3311
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Singapore Flyer

At 165 metres tall, Singapore Flyer is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering that showcases not only the mesmerizing cosmopolitan cityscape of the tropical Lion City, but even the surrounding Islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia in all their glory. In addition to offering panoramic views of Singapore's cosmopolitan cityscape, guests can also indulge in a flute of champagne, or savour the iconic Singapore Sling whilst hosted in a special themed capsule. Diners seeking both privacy and luxury can opt for a multi-sensory treat unlike any other with our Premium Sky Dining Flight, complete with a four-course dinner and an in-flight host.

Reviewed By Suhail_Sidd - Mumbai, India

It is one of the biggest flyer in the world and believe me it is gives an astonishing view of Singapore city , especially Financial District, Marina Sands Bay, Marina Bay, Formula 1 Marina Circuit etc.
It is walking distance from above places which I have mentioned but too much of walk, better to take cab or taxi for coming. Try to reach early as crowd get built up, we were lucky to get in earlier, all tickets are available at the counter so no need to worry on those and all cards are accepted.
Overall a beautiful attraction in Singapore and must visit place.

9. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

10 Bayfront Avenue | Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore 018956, Singapore +65 6688 8888
Excellent
58%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Observation Deck Soar 57 levels above the heart of the city as you capture the moment of a lifetime at the stunning Sands Skypark public observation deck.

Reviewed By tranzactnow - Perth, Western Australia

Floor 57 at Marina Sands is pretty funky with the infinity pool, bar area and observation desk. We enjoyed our visit and overall felt that it was something we had to see on a trip to Singapore. The architecture is quite something. The pool looks great and the drinks are expensive. Think expensive and then add some more $$$ and that is what it costs. All the same worth seeing.

10. Orchard Road

Singapore, Singapore +65 6733 1700
Excellent
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4 based on 10 reviews

Orchard Road

Spanning almost 2.2 km, Orchard Road is a swanky, tree-lined one-way boulevard flanked by distinctive shopping malls and hotels.The shopping belt comprises nearly 800,000 sq m of shops and restaurants and promises to please any taste or budget with its iconic malls which boast the full works - from opulent brands to high street fashion, and from exclusive restaurants to fast food joints.It is a Great Street to shop, dine, stay, play, work, and live.

Reviewed By gingerlee13 - Edmond, Oklahoma

Orchard Road is a shopper's paradise. There are more high end shops and shopping centers than you can imagine. It's a great place to people watch. Be prepared for crowds of people. It is also a pretty place for a walk because of the many trees and public sculpture. There are the occasional street performers and lots of restaurants of all varieties.

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