Famous Places To Visit In Singapore


Being one of the major hubs in Asia, Singapore, a little island country in Southeast parts, is an interesting destination for anyone. The country offers almost everything for an amazing holiday with a wide range of travel experiences from local to international highlights. Visiting Singapore, you’ll embrace a rich tapestry of cultural diversity as well as an incredibly dynamic metropolis where is livable for global citizens. For ideas on things to see and do, read our list of the top attractions that you should not miss when in Singapore.


1. Merlion Park – Singapore’s notable attraction

The Merlion Park, which is located in the Downtown Core district near Central Business District of Singapore, is one of the country’s sought-after tourist sites. As the name indicates, the park situates two statues of the Merlion, a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body and tail of a fish. Merlion represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village combined with its traditional Malay name Singapura which means "lion city", hence it is widely used as Singapore’s national mascot. Among two Merlion statues, the original one, which overlooks Marina Bay and also attracts more visitors, measures 8.6 meters tall and spouts water from its mouth. Merlion Park has been a famous spot in Singapore so far due to its ideal location for check-in photos with the iconic creature or magnificent views of the bay, and pleasant sightseeing or strolls along the airy waterfront as well.

Merlion Park

2. Garden by the Bay – A masterpiece of modern gardening

Garden by the Bay is a huge natural park and botanic garden in Singapore. Spanning an extensive area of 101 hectares, the garden is the home to approximately 400,000 plants, which is divided into three parts including Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay South Garden. Garden by the Bay is famous for its numerous eye-catching structures such as Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest Dome, SkyWay, etc. Visiting here, people can admire futuristic green space, relish the vibrant plant life, and escape the city bustle for a while. It is also an ideal place to learn a bit about flora biodiversity. Besides offering great opportunities to enjoy the fresh vibe of greenery, Garden by the Bay also hosts Garden Rhapsody, a hypnotic light & sound show worth witnessing for anyone. Undoubtedly, Garden by the Bay is a must-visit attraction in Singapore that welcomes huge influxes of visitors each year.

Gardens by the Bay

3. Marina Bay Sands – A world-famous exclusive resort complex

Regarded as Singapore’s most iconic hotel, Marina Bay Sands is a magnificent resort complex consisting of a high-end luxury 55-storey hotel, an opulent shopping mall with a canal running through, the ArtScience Museum, and the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck where enables visitors to look out over the entire city. Well-known for its distinct architecture (a ship structure tops three towers of the hotel), Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the home to the world's largest infinity pool and atrium casino. The resort complex is also a prime sightseeing attraction to take remarkable selfies with its famous backdrops. The gorgeous elegance of Marina Bay Sands not only represents for luxury service but also stands for Singapore’s prosperity & dynamic style, which made the little country one of the ideal stops for global travellers, especially high-end segment, in Asia. 

Marina Bay Sands

4. China Town – The finest example of cultural variety in Singapore

Right in the heart of Singapore's Central Area, the Outram district locating the buzzing and charming heritage Chinatown which is the perfect introduction of the country's history. As its name, the area distinctly features Chinese cultural elements and plays an important role within the Chinese community here. Singapore Chinatown also offers a great blend of cultural diversity and it is the only Chinatown all over the world to have three different worship spots from three cultures: a Buddhist temple, a mosque and a Hindu temple along a single street. Tourists can easily gain insight into Singapore's richness of multi-ethnic and culture by strolling along the vibrant streets, visiting the prominent traditional sights, sampling different cuisines as well as encountering the trendy vibe from fancy cafeterias, shops, and diverse merriment here. With a lot of things to see, exploring myriad heritages in a Chinatown like nowhere is a must in your travel bucket list when in Singapore.


5. Orchard Road – An iconic place for shopaholics

As one of the major hubs in Asia, it comes as no surprise that Singapore is also a busy shopping city where houses multiple stores of global brands and numerous outlets in various class. For many people, they can do nothing when travelling to Singapore but shopping. And Orchard Road, one of the main shopping streets of Singapore, is definitely a shopping destination should not be missed for any shopaholics. Orchard Road is famous for a luxury retail shopping experience as it boasts 22 malls, 6 department stores, and a lot of elegant coffeehouses & restaurants within 2,2km in length. Here, you will deeply be immersed in the world of styles, trendy chics, and other seductive delights such as dining or entertaining.

Orchard Road

6. Sentosa Island – The paradise of amusement

Located not far away from the city centre to the South, Sentosa is a beautiful island where offer endless fun from dawn till dusk for people of all age. Being the place of the sun, the sand, and the sea, Sentosa is not only famous for beach activities but also a paradise of amusement. The island houses Resorts World Sentosa, an integrated resort comprising diverse types of recreation such as casinos, world-famous theme park Universal Studios, water park, aquarium, playgrounds, art performances, etc besides luxury hotels & dining. Being a friendly tourist attraction to everyone, Sentosa island surely delivers amazing time for a great day out with your mates.

Universal Studio Singapore

The little island country of Singapore could amaze you with the iconic international vibe in every turn of the modern city. Singapore is commonly known as a free & easy Asian destination that everyone can make a dream holiday with incredible memories. And six places on the list are among the most famous tourist attractions in Singapore should be included in your travel itinerary here. For the best of Singapore Tailor-made Tours, make sure that you’ve checked out the list of recommended routes which are meticulously crafted by Asia Tours Expert Team. We do hope for your greatest vacation in Singapore ever when travelling with us!


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