The best places to visit in Singapore
Singapore is a vibrant city microcosm; the best bits of Asia condensed into 275 square miles. While many think of the island as an orderly collection of skyscrapers, there’s so much more to it than that. Over half of the land is covered in green, including four nature reserves, various untouched rainforests, white-sand beaches and traditional villages. Its waterfront streets are filled with restaurants where eastern and western flavours combine to create some of Asia’s most tantalising dishes, while over in the Raffles Hotel, you can sip Singapore slings in the famous Long Bar.
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Literally translated to ‘peace and tranquility’, Sentosa Island paradoxically prides itself on its wow factor. Rebranded as ‘Asia’s Favourite Playground’, this small and unassuming island located just off Singapore’s south coast is home to a Universal Studios theme park, Asia’s tallest observation tower, two premium golf courses, two casinos and the world’s largest oceanarium. Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to the restored military museum of Fort Siloso, or relax on one of the various beaches on the island.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Built on 101 hectares of reclaimed land, Gardens by the Bay is a vast nature park consisting of three gardens, two domed conservatories and a grove of Supertrees, man-made vertical gardens built to look like trees, some of which are 50 metres tall. Come in the day to walk the OCBC Skyway, raised 22 metres off the ground, or come at night when the trees light up like Christmas trees.
Trace the history of Singapore's original colony on the banks of the river, from the spot where Sir Stamford Raffles first came ashore to elegant Victorian buildings and the modern entertainments of Clarke Quay. Join a cruise along the water, walk on foot or take it all in from the 282m observation deck at the One Raffles Place. Afterwards be sure to try a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at the colonial-style Raffles Hotel.
Explore Singapore's charming and historic Chinese district, complete with heritage buildings, colourful temples, bargain souvenirs and cheap eats. The stand-out attraction is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a bright red, five-storey building containing one of Buddha’s teeth, but you’ll also find Singapore’s oldest shrine at the Sri Mariamman Temple, as well as the Chinatown Heritage Centre and the Singapore Coin and Notes Museum.