TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is an incredible place with some colourful and contrasting neighbourhoods. But where to start?! Here is our list of Top 10 things to do in Singapore.

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Clarke Quay and Marina Bay Light Show

One of my favourite things to do on a Singapore evening, is head to Clarke Quay, try out one of the various restaurants or grab a drink from a local bar and watch the Marina Bay Light Show. You can also head over to the Event Plaza just outside Marina Bay to catch the full fountain and lights show. You can see the famous Merlion Statue in this area too.

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Marina Bay Sands Resort

An amazing hotel – I would encourage everyone to explore and spend at least one night here.

3

Night Safari

Open from 7.15pm – 12pm, the Night Safari is an exciting nightlife experience to enjoy whilst in Singapore. Tickets cost S$42 for an adult and S$28 for children aged 3 – 12. In a taxi, the journey to the Safari takes around 30 minutes or you can catch an MRT on the North-South Red line and change to the public bus services to get to the park.

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Universal Studios Singapore

Open from 10am – 9pm with tickets costing S$74. The park offers different themed worlds with a range of rides, restaurants and stalls. For more details, read our guide to Universal Studios Singapore.

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Singapore Flyer

Open 8.30am – 10.30pm with tickets costing S$33. You can catch the Circle line MRT to Promenade Station and take exit A for easy direct access to the Singapore Flyer. Enjoy some amazing views of the city and take some time to slow down and enjoy Singapore in all its glory.

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Gardens By The Bay

Open from 9am – 9pm, the Gardens by the Bay offers two incredible conservatories full of exotic flowers from around the world. Adult tickets cost S$28 for both conservatories whilst the local resident rate costs S$20. You can catch a MRT Circle line or Downtown line and alight at Bayfront MRT Exit B. This is one of my favourite things to do in Singapore and it was nearly overlooked because of our lack of interest in gardening!

If the Gardens by the Bay is a bit to pricey for you, why not take a look at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. 

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Explore the Neighbourhoods

Although a small city, Singapore has some amazing neighbourhoods that should be explored. For shopping and food vendors, head to Chinatown; where you will also be able to see the Thian Hock Keng Temple and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Little India is east of the Singapore River and offers a colourful and exciting area of Singapore with some amazing restaurants. Sentosa Island is a neighbourhood of fun, home to Universal Studios along with beaches and bars.

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Sri Mariamman Temple

Open 7am -12pm and 6pm -9pm, the Sri Mariamman Temple is a colourful Hindu temple based in Chinatown. Catch the MRT to Chinatown Station, take Exit A and walk along Pagoda Street.

9

Drink a Singapore Sling in Raffles Hotel

Open 11am to 12.30am, the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel is the home of the Singapore Sling. It is almost become a rite of passage to head to the bar and sip on the S$26 cocktail. Or… save your money and head to a cheaper bar in Bugis or the Introbar at Swissotel for a ‘just as good’ Singapore Sling.

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Art Science Museum

Another part of Marina Bay Sands, The Art Science Museum is open from 10am – 7pm and is a 10-minute walk from Bayfront MRT Station. Adult tickets cost S$15.

So, these are our suggestions of things to do in Singapore. If you plan on spending some time exploring Singapore, you can save money with the 5 Day Singapore City Pass. If you want to read about how Noemi spent her time in Singapore the read this.

What do you love about Singapore? Where else should we head to next time? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

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  • Noemi of Pinay Flying High
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    I’ve been to Singapore three times but have never really fully explored it. The thing is, I have a lot of friends in Singapore and whenever I go there I always meet them up for a drink or dinner all the time. I think I should head back there and do the touristy sights as I feel like I’m missing out on a lot. :p

  • tracy collins
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    Love all of these – we adored the night safari! Afternoon tea is also a great thing to do at Raffles! We stayed near Clarke Quay and it was great for places to eat. We also went to Kranji where the war grave memorial is (my great uncle was captured in Singapore) Love Singapore – had thought not to return this summer if we were pushed for time but you know what?? Nah!! I want to go back!!!!

  • Sylvanmist
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    Wow that night time safari looks like it’d be a lot of fun! That and the gardens would probably be my first 2 stops lol…Good to know they have a city pass too. I didn’t know there was a Universal Studios there either, I bet that’s fun!

  • Joella (RovingJo)
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    How funny that you included Universal studios I wonder how different it is from the one in Florida where I live. Anyways I think what attracts me the most to this city is the culture and would love to explore the neighborhoods and see the amazing gardens. All the temples seem out of this world incredible. And the night Safari is an interesting alternative. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • Katie
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      Yeah the city is fantastic and offers such a mixture of culture and experiences. I always include Universal parks! I am a big kid! It must be great living in the home of all those amazing theme parks!

  • Ali May
    Reply

    I would love to visit the gardens in the dome, an of course enjoy a Singapore Sling in Singapore! I actually did not even realise there was a Universal Studios there. Thanks for teaching me some new things!

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    I loved Singapore. Such a clean and safe city. I went there following on from Hong Kong. In Hong Kong I watch their famous light and sound show and thought that Singapores would not be as good. Actually I was wrong and it beat Hong Kongs by miles. It was so lovely to watch and happens right in front of you unlike HKs. I would really recommend spending the time watching the Marina Bay Light Show as you have suggested.

  • Tony (tonyandkimoutdooradventures)
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    We are a Singapore fans. We loved the Fountain and Garden Lights show. We spent some time in Chinatown, put found it a little overpowering because it seemed we were the only “Westerners” around at the time. We missed out on alot of things, but looking forward heading back there soon.

  • Jacklyn
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    Your photography is gorgeous! I’ve never been to Singapore but I’m dying to visit! This is the perfect list for planning a trip to Singapore although I don’t know if I’d swing for a Singapore sling. (rhyme not intended).

  • Kristine
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    The gardens by the bay is actually the main reason why I wanna visit Singapore. It looks absolutely stunning.. The night safari sounds like a cool idea as well. Would definitely check that out. And I’d like to see the Sri Mariamman temple too 🙂

  • carlinn meyer
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    I have never been to Singapore but I know people that have gone and totally loved it. It seems like a really awesome well managed city. That building looks absolutely insane!

    • Katie
      Reply

      It is and you can stay in the hotel and enjoy the infinity pool at the top!

  • Lori
    Reply

    A really comprehensive guide! Singapore has indeed a lot to offer to any visitor! SO many wonderful things to do and places to see during the day and night 😉

  • Reply

    We loved Gardens at the Bay (duhuh) and Universal Studios Singapore (we’re real theme park geeks)! y favourite spot was probably Arab Street with it’s beautiful Sultan Mosque. Definitely worth wandering through when you’re exploring Singapore!

  • Akshay Koranne
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    Singapore is a well and truly more than worth place to visit. Slightly costlier but must visit place.
    I have been in Singapore for 6 months, the experience in the infinity pool is amazing! the garden by the bay, universal studios are some of my most favorite attractions in the world. Nice blog to refresh those memories.

    • Katie
      Reply

      We loved visiting Singapore, can’t wait to head back there!

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