The Republic of Singapore is one of the most amazing countries in Southeast Asia. Fans of urban tourism and futuristic attractions come here to see the amazing Gardens by the Bay, the Universal Studios movie-themed amusement park, the Museum of Optical Illusions, as well as the Marina Bay Sands hotel and especially its observation deck.
Connoisseurs of flora and fauna should definitely visit the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Singapore Botanical Park, the Aquarium, the Butterfly Park, and the unique Jurong Bird Park. The local zoo will please its guests not only with an extensive exposition of animals, but also with various entertaining shows, among which the Night Safari should be especially highlighted. Local attractions and markets in the ethnic areas of Singapore will allow you to plunge into Arabic, Indian or Chinese culture without a trace.
Fans of event tourism go to Singapore to visit the Festival of National Cuisine, the Spring City Festival, the Fashion Festival, as well as the "night" Formula 1 races. As a souvenir from this hospitable country, various electronics, shoes and knitwear, Indian spices or Chinese drugs are usually brought.
What to see in Singapore?
The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
In the Central region of the country is one of the most famous attractions of Singapore - the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This amazing 55-storey building provides its guests with more than 2 thousand rooms. It also houses a casino, a museum, several restaurants and two theaters.
One of the largest airports in the world with over 280 service quality awards. Singapore Changi Airport consists of 5 terminals, including a budget terminal and a service area for VIP guests. Conference halls of Changi are often used for business negotiations, exhibitions and festivals.
One of the most popular resorts in Singapore is Sentosa Island. Clean beaches, comfortable hotels and many entertainment centers guarantee guests an unforgettable vacation. There is also a large amusement park, an aquarium and the Siloso Fort available for visiting.
In the late 1800s, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was established in central Singapore. This reserve is located on the hill of the same name, which is considered the highest point in Singapore. You can climb to the top on an asphalt staircase surrounded by many benches for rest, or on a special sightseeing tram.
Promenade Clar Quay
In the second half of the 20th century, the piers and docks of the Clar Quay were replaced by bars and clubs, which greatly contributed to the popularity of this place among Singaporean tourists. The wide sidewalks of the embankment are equipped with air conditioners, so that even on the hottest evening it is cool here. And for lovers of water excursions, river buses regularly depart from Clar Quay.
Gardens by the Bay
In the south of the country there is an amazing tropical park "Gardens by the Bay". The tree-like structures of the "Garden" were specially built here for various purposes - some, for example, rare species of vines climb, while others are used to collect rainwater. Between the "trees" there are passages, from where a magnificent view opens. Gardens by the Bay also has two greenhouses, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.
Ferris wheel (Singapore Flyer)
The giant structure was built in the early 2000s. Almost every Singaporean tourist tries to visit this Ferris wheel. The popularity of Singapore Flyer is not at all surprising, because each of its 28 comfortable capsules allows you to admire the beauties of the city from a breathtaking height of 165 meters.
Singapore's Esplanade Theater is famous for its perfect acoustics. World stars perform here, opera concerts and musicals, as well as conferences and exhibitions are held. Inside the Esplanade are two concert halls, a library and an exhibition hall.
Museum of Art and Science
The original appearance of the Museum of Art and Science attracts many tourists. This museum aims to study the creative process in science and art, as well as its impact on society. The 60-meter asymmetrical building of the museum consists of three floors, divided into 21 galleries.
In the center of Singapore is a historic hotel built in the late 1800s. Luxurious rooms and chic restaurants make this place popular among tourists. The infrastructure of the Raffles Hotel, named after the founder of Singapore, also includes a tropical garden, landscaped courtyard and a Victorian museum.
The center of shopping and entertainment, as well as a significant tourist attraction in Singapore, is Orchard Road. In the local skyscrapers and entertainment centers there are a huge number of shops and boutiques that provide a wide selection of clothes and shoes for every taste and budget. The Orchard Road area is considered one of the most prestigious in the country.
Little India District
Singapore's Little India is a fairly compact ethnic area full of national flavor. Here you can buy traditional clothes, spices, jewelry and souvenirs. In local cafes and restaurants, guests will be offered to taste national Indian cuisine. There are also several Hindu temples in the area.
Area Chinatown (Chinatown)
Once the Chinese district of Singapore was one of the most criminal in the country, and today these places are valued by tourists for their safety and national flavor. There are many shops and pharmacies in Chinatown, and on Food Street there are tea houses, restaurants and pubs that provide tourists with a wide selection of national Chinese cuisine.
Singapore Zoo (Singapore Zoo)
In 1973, the famous Singapore Zoo was created, in which animals are presented in their most natural habitat. You can get around the zoo by tram, boat, and even riding a pony. In addition to the direct exhibition of animals, there are several types of performances with the participation of animals, and there are also special shows for children.
About 300 species of butterflies are represented in a special park on Sentosa Island. There is also the so-called "insect kingdom" - a 70-meter cave, where a variety of species of beetles, scorpions, spiders and centipedes are exhibited. For those who want to take away a couple of memorabilia from here, there is a souvenir shop in the Butterfly Park.
Night Safari in Singapore
Many tourists rush to visit Singapore's unique Night Safari after sunset. Here are animals that are predominantly nocturnal. Special "lunar" lighting allows you to perfectly see all the inhabitants of this zoo without disturbing their peace. For the convenience of visitors, sightseeing buses run in the Night Safari.
Marine Life Park
One of the largest oceanariums in the world was opened on Sentosa Island in 2012. "Sea Life" consists of the oceanarium itself, divided into 10 zones, and an amusement park where neither adults nor children will be bored. In the aquarium you can see such rare marine life as dead rays and cephalopods nautilus pompilius.
Singapore Botanic Garden
At the beginning of the 19th century, the first Botanical Garden was created in Singapore, which subsequently collected all the diversity and beauty of the local nature on its territory. Even the densest tropical thickets of this garden are equipped with pedestrian alleys. The heart of the Botanical Garden is deservedly called the National Orchid Park located on its territory.
Jurong Bird Park
Not far from the center of Singapore on the slopes of Jurong Hill is Asia's largest bird park of the same name. The most natural conditions for living of feathered inhabitants are created here. There are more than 10 themed areas in Jurong Park, including the World of Darkness - an aviary that creates night twilight on a bright day, Penguin Coast, where a cool temperature is constantly maintained and a special amphitheater where Bird Shows are held.
Mosque of Sultan Hussein
Singapore's oldest mosque was built between 1824 and 1826 by Sultan Hussain. Almost a hundred years later, the building of the old mosque, which had fallen into disrepair by that time, was replaced by a new mosque built in the Saracen style. Since 1975, the Sultan Hussain Mosque has been considered a national monument in Singapore.
Sri Mariamman Temple
Singapore's oldest Hindu temple Sri Mariamman is located in the center of Chinatown. Sri Mariamman was founded in 1827, and is currently considered a monument of national importance. This functioning temple is open to everyone for free. But for the opportunity to photograph Sri Mariamman from the inside, a small fee is charged.
Temple and Museum of the Shrine of the Tooth Relic
According to legend, after the cremation of the Buddha, 4 of his teeth remained, which were taken by his disciples to different countries for storage. It is believed that one such tooth was brought from Myanmar to the Singapore temple. The followers of the Buddha believe that the relic is currently in a golden box, which is on display in the Temple of the Tooth in Chinatown.
An educational ethnographic museum dedicated to the local Peranakan people is located in a 19th-century building. As a result of mixed Chinese-Malay marriages, a unique nation arose with its own original culture, language and even cuisine. In the museum you can see antique furniture, dishes and Peranakan clothes, as well as buy souvenirs.
Universal Studios amusement park
On Sentosa Island, there is an unusual amusement park dedicated to the film industry. Several thematic zones, each of which is made in the style of your favorite movie or cartoon, will surely not leave your guests indifferent. At the box office of the city you can buy tickets that allow you to visit Universal Studios for several days in a row.
Museum of Optical Illusions
The museum has over 100 3D paintings. All exhibits can be viewed at close range or even touched. The territory of the museum is divided into six thematic galleries, which are available for visiting every day.
Fountain of Wealth
Designed according to all the rules of Feng Shui, the Singapore Fountain of Wealth was included in the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the largest in the world. It is believed that if you perform special actions near the inside of the fountain, it will bring wealth and prosperity. Especially for this, at certain hours, the fountain of Wealth is turned off, giving everyone the opportunity to carry out a money ritual.
Formula 1: Singapore Grand Prix
Since 2008, one of the stages of the Formula 1 World Championship has been held in Singapore. This event attracts many racing fans to the country. The uniqueness of the Singapore city circuit lies in the fact that the competitions are held here at night with powerful artificial lighting, and the cars move counterclockwise.
Viewpoint at Marina Bay Sands Hotel
The observation deck is located on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Despite the fact that the entrance here is paid, this place constantly attracts many Singaporean tourists. The best time to climb here is in the evening, when you have a stunning view of the city from the top of the hotel.
Songs of the Sea laser show
An amazingly beautiful light and music show taking place on Sentosa Island. This performance combines a fountain and laser show, a musical and fireworks lights. In front of admiring spectators, jets of fountains “dance” to specially written music, and laser beams project various images onto a special water screen. Regular volleys of fireworks complete the impression of Songs of the Sea.
Merlion - the symbol of Singapore
One of the most famous symbols of Singapore is the mythical creature Merlion, which consists of the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The "lion" part of this animal is a symbol of fearlessness and strength, and the "fish" indicates the country's close connection with the sea. Currently, the statue of Merlion is located in the square in front of the Fullerton Hotel and is a very popular place among tourists.