There is something for everyone in Singapore, be it Nature, Museum, cultural, Shopping or food. You would love this safe and clean country. Singapore is a small island located at the southern tip Of Malaysia peninsula in Asia. I have been living in this small island for more than 10 years and I am still exploring.
Check out the lists below for things to do :
Tourist Hot Spot
- Heart of Singapore: MBS – Merlion – Raffles
- Garden By The Bay – Check out the iconic supertree & skywalk.
- Esplanade Singapore – The iconic “durian” theatre in Singapore.
- Sentosa Island – Singapore man-made island that was built for fun and recreation.
- Duck Tour – Learn more about Singapore and the important landmarks from the Singapore River view, it is totally a different perspective from the water. You will enjoy it especially the moment the duck enter into the water, you will hear a lot of screaming and yelling from the passengers!
- Singapore Zoo – Best Rainforest In The World!
- Singapore River Safari – Check out Jia Jia & Kai Kai panda!
- Jurong Bird Park – Enjoy an up-close encounter with pretty feathered friends.
- Singapore Chinese Garden/裕华园/Yu Hua Yuan – modeled the northern Chinese imperial style of architecture and landscape.
- Haw Par Villa – Singapore Tiger Balm Garden.
- Singapore Botanical Garden – Unesco World Heritage Site
- Singapore National Museum – Oldest museum in Singapore.
- Asian Civilization Museum – Learn about Asian arts & culture
- Peranakan Museum – Find out more about Baba and Nyonya, a unique hybrid culture in Singapore.
- National Art Gallery – Wake up your imagination.
- Singapore Philatelic Museum – Learn about stamps and old notes.
- Civil Defence Heritage Gallery – Singapore’s oldest surviving fire station.
- Singapore Discovery Centre – Big playground for kids.
Nature & Park
- Fort Canning – Steeped in history and green space in the heart of Singapore, a historical landmark.
- Southern Ridges & the Hortpark – Bird View Walk in Singapore Forest.
- Labrador Coastal Walk – An oasis of tranquility and natural wonders.
- Garden By The Bay “EAST” – Another place to check out Singapore Skyline.
- Marina Barrage – Singapore New lifestyle attractions.
- East Coast Park – Do water spot, picnic & seafood dinner.
- West Coast Park – Famous for it various type of playgrounds.
- Woodlands Waterfront – Overseeing Johor Straits.
- Admiralty Park – The Slides Paradise for all ages!
- Little Guilin @ Bukit Batok – Singapore’s oldest geological formations, the Gombak Norite, 550 – 250 million years ago!
- Singapore Railway Track History and Heritage – Great for photography.
Cultural & History
- Little India – One of the most vibrant districts in Singapore.
- Kampong Glam – Malay Heritage Center in Singapore.
- Singapore Chinatown 牛车水
- Katong – Rows of Pastel-colored Peranakan Terrace House.
- Telok Ayer Street – Telok Ayer Street is the street with the most National Monuments in Singapore.
- Orchard Road – Ultimate Shoppers Paradise!
- Marina Bay Sands – Top 10 things to do here.
- Suntec City – Receive Your Luck at Fountain of Wealth.
- Bugis – Cheap Bargain in Singapore.
Hang Out Bar & Restaurant
- Clarke Quay – A place to chill with a beer in front of the Singapore River waterfront.
- Bras Basah – One-way street with many interesting histories and houses several important landmarks in Singapore.
- Dempsey Hill – Just 10 mins away from Orchard, chic place for pub & restaurants.
- Kusu Island – Find out the legend & turtle stories behind Kusu Island.
- Coney Island – Scenic cycling routes in Singapore.
- Tanjong Pagar – Little Korean Town in Singapore.
- Toa Payoh -Grandfather of all public housing towns/HDB in Singapore.
- Tiong Bahru – Oldest Neighborhood in Singapore.
- Balestier – Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
- Tanjung Rhu – One Of The Nicest Neighborhood in Singapore!
- Light Up In Orchard Road – Only available during year end.
- Garden By The Bay Mid Autumn Celebration – Only available during the mid-autumn period, September each year.
- Civic District Outdoor Festival – available in mid of August.
- Horse Racing – Expect no fancy hats at Singapore Kranji Racecourse and one bet is never enough! It is much cheaper compare to gambling in Marina Bay Sands. A totally different experience and if you like horses, this is really a cool place for you to spend on a Friday evening!
- Raffles Marina – Enjoying a romantic meal looking over the lighthouse.
- Kranji Farm Resort – Experience some tranquility of this “ulu ulu” place.
- Singapore Tiger Beer Factory – First locally-brewed beer, also the national beer for Singapore.
Top Food to Explore
- Bak Kut Teh
- Fried Carrot Cake
- Fried Oyster Omelette
- Chilli Crab
- Curry Fish head
- Wanton Noodle
- Chicken Rice
- Prawn noodles/Fried version or soup
- Dessert – Ice Kacang & Cendol
- Fruit – Durian & Mangosteen & Jackfruit & Rambutans
- Drinks – Tiger Beer
Where to stay
- Orchard Road – Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Marina Bay Sands – Marina Bay Sands Singapore
- Sentosa – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
- Chinatown – Furama City Center Hotel Singapore
- Balestier – Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
Neighboring countries you may like :
- Malaysia – Top Places to visit
- Self Drive in Thailand (From Bangkok to Chiang Mai)
Other Self Drive Destination
- USA California – 16 Days 13 Nights
- UK Round the Island – 11 Days 9 Nights
- Taiwan Round the Island – 8 Days
- Japan Central Region – 8 Days
- Japan Kyushu Island – 8 Days
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Thank you for this list of what to see and eat! I will keep it in mind in case I ever need to travel to Singapore.
I hope this post will be useful for you when you travel Singapore. Thanks for your comment.
Your post reminds me of my days in Singapore. Love your write up and photographs. Truly Singapore has something for everyone.
I am sure you had a great time during your previous visit to Singapore. Thanks for your compliment 🙂
Oh my! I knew Singapore was a wonderful place to visit but I never imagined there was so much to do and see and discover! Your guide is super complete and I’m saving it in together with my wish list of places to visit in a near future!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Hope my guide will be some help for your future travel to Singapore 🙂
This is such a helpful post for anyone looking to visit Singapore. I am sure it is really going to help people plan a great itinerary!
Thanks a lot for your kind comment. I too hope this will help out more travelers who would like to explore Singapore. This guide is break into different portion so I guess it would be easier for traveler to navigate according to their interest.
Wow I’m definitely pinning this one for later. Love those pics too. I’ve always wanted to visit Singapore.
There are many reasons to visit Singapore, the food, the culture, the traditions, the arts, the architecture, the neighborhood. You have to see it yourself and experience the Singaporean vibes.
This is such an indepth and helpful post! I’ve wanted to go to Singapore fo as long as I can remember, it looks so rich and vibrant in culture and history!
Dear Ithfifi William,
I am glad you find this post helpful and thanks for your comment. You are right about Singapore, it is so rich and vibrant in culture and history. The island has four official languages; English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin and celebrates the national holidays of many different religions. It is certainly very “Cultural Diversity” 🙂
Wow! There is an incredible amount of things to do! The Singapore Zoo is HUGE! Definitely something I want to go see and do
Singapore has plenty to offer and you are right about Singapore Zoo, it is not only huge but also one of the best rainforest in the world. You also get to feed the “orang utan” or having lunch together and get one of the best “zoo experience”! Pop music star, Michael Jackson too have tea with the “Orang Utan” in Singapore Zoo when he visited many years ago.
A great complation of potential destinations! I love how your choices address people with different interests, it really shows what a colourful, interesting place Singapore is, with something to offer to every visitor 😉
Thanks so much for your kind comment. Singapore’s unique cosmopolitan culture reflects the harmonious relationship between old and the new. Chinese has their chinatown, Muslim has their Kampong Glam and Indian has their Little India. Pretty amazing to see them blending well together in this small island.
My adult son would flip if we visited the Jurong Bird Park. He absolutely loves and is fascinated by exotic birds. I’m sure there would be many we do not have in the US.
Singapore bird park is home to more than 5000 bird across 400 species. You also get to have the upclose encounter, touching and feeding the bird in the Lory Loft. Originally Singapore built Jurong Bird Park because the maintenance cost for birds is so much lower compare to zoo, animals such as lion & tiger eat tons of meats and cost a lot of money.
Singapore is actually on my 2019 list of places to visit, so this will be super helpful to me when I start my planning. Thanks so much for sharing this!
I hope you will find this guide useful and happy traveling 🙂
Seems like it can be an interesting place to visit for sure 🙂 ive always dreamt of visiting New Zealand because of its gorgeous scenery and take on preserving the ecosystem and using sustainable sources of energy but maybe I’ll give this place a try in my life.
Ya, New Zealand is also in my bucket list. I would love to viist the stunning scenery and mountains especially where Lord of the Rings scene was filmed.
We have been considering visiting and touring Asia. One of the destination on the list is SG. Thank you for the list.
Thanks for commenting. Singapore is certainly a must stop in Asia as it is one of the hub center in Asia. A good place to stop for 2-3 days.
Wow, such a detailed post that would be so helpful to plan a great trip to Singapore. Loving the pictures so much.
Thanks for your comment and I am glad you like the pictures. There are few man made tourist attractions one cannot missed, such as the iconic landmark, Merlion and the Supertree in Garden By The Bay. You get nice pictures there.
Anyone planning a trip to Singapore would benefit from reading your post since you listed many enjoyable places to visit in that city.
Thanks for your kind comment. I really hope eveyone will get something out from my post and have an enjoyable stay in Singapore.
These all look like great places to visit in Singapore! These pictures make the places look like so much fun!
You can visit Singapore anytime as it is warm all year round and there is no language barrier as most people speak English. The skyline of the city is so stunning and you can capture beautiful picture when you doing the river tour or at the Singapore Flyer too.
I’ve been to Singapore, and yes those places are beautiful! I always to want to back there.
I am glad you enjoyed your trip during your visit to Singapore. Hope you are back again soon 🙂
I’d like to visit Singapore’s theme park! I’ve heard a lot of great things about them.
Singapore has few theme parks but one of the oldest them park one should not missed is Haw Par Villa theme park, it is more than 50 years of history, built in 1937. It is a hidden gem and yet the entrance is free of charge. You get to see the old figurines and old sculptures and really unusual theme park.
Singapore always been on my bucket list of places where I want to go. I didn’t know there is some many things that you can do in Singapore.
Singapore is a nice place to stopover for few days, 3 days would be sufficient to check out all the hot spots.
I would like to visit Singapore one day, I only did transit through the airport few time. never got a chance to visit there thanks for sharing this it is really useful for a person who doesn’t know much about Singapore.
Thanks for your comment. Many flights would stopover in Singapore for transit. Hope you do stay for few days for your future transit in Singapore. 2-3 days stay is good enough to explore the major hot spots.
What a wonderful post! I hear so many good things about Singapore, so I want to visit so bad. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Dear Lavanda Michelle,
Thanks for your comment. There are so many good things about Singapore, such as clean and green but it is also one of the most expensive city in Asia. However, if you are coming from America, you will not feel the pain so much. Similar to American’s price.
Well you’ve convinced me to visit! I want to visit this summer and explore what there is to offer! Great pics too!
Thanks for your comment. Glad I have convinced you to visit Singapore. Hope you enjoy your trip in Singapore.
How lovely! I had no idea Singapore was so beautiful. The buildings are so colorful, too. I’d love to head there some day! 🙂
Singapore is a hidden gem, it has all the modern man-made architecture, such as supertree which will also glow at night at Garden By the Bay. Check this out especially during festive seasons, such as Xmas.
I appears Singapore is great, I would to visit those places!
Wow, I wish I had something like this when I was living in Asia and trying to justify a trip to Singapore. Now that we’ve both seen Crazy Rich Asians its on our bucket list.