Best 14 attractions in Singapore

Best 14 attractions in Singapore

Whilst Singapore is the 2nd smallest Asian country in the world, its present economic standing in the world is not small. When it first became independent, it had an apparent dim future retrospectively due to its absence of natural resources, and its people it is made up of  immigrants from different various background. It, yet, now has transformed into one of the leading financial hubs miraculously. This island is a warm colorful city with different friendly ethnic groups, a splendid array of food choices and many impressive architectures…

Below is the consolidated list of the best 14  experiences when you visit Singapore…

Soak in one of the world’s most extraordinary infinity pool overlooking the wonderful cityscape

This gorgeous  infinity pool, located at the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands hotel, is the world’s largest at a height equivalent to 57 storey. One of the most enjoyable things to do in Singapore, where its warm and humid, is to dip in a special pool like this, relax and soak in the spectacular city- skyline view.

Before I visited the pool, I was imagining that the pool was really at the edge and I thought you could cling on to the glass with nothing stretched beyond it, offering you the best view and excitement. It was different from what I visualized. In reality, there is a gap in between for the water to enter, and also as an additional safety precaution especially for those who fear of height.  Despite so, nothing beats this fantastic swimming experience. Be it the night view, evening view or the day view, each is beautiful in its own ways.

Its a shame that this facility is only exclusively accessible to their hotel guests though.


Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool
Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool

Splash some water and have fun in the sun at Adventure Cove Waterpark , Sentosa island

Drift around effortlessly on the float in the lazy river while enjoying the company of cute colorful fishes, stingrays, adorable dolphins swimming with you in a separate aquarium just adjacent to you….Experience adrenaline rush in Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster….Pick up a sliding float, race and compete with your buddies to see who reach the bottom first from the top….Snorkel with over 20,000 friendly fish and admire the colorful coral reefs….Feel the stingrays at your feet while you walk in a pool homed by them….Partake in a mini challenge including diving into the pool from a “cliff” and walking on the ropes with the support of another rope etc…

If you have deeper pockets, you can explore additional marine encounters which include Sea Trek, Shark Encounter, Shark Dive that can surely give you immense excitement….

If you are more of a nature person who prefers real encounters with marine life in the open sea instead of with the animals in captivity, you can explore:

Kaikoura for swimming with dolphins and whale watching

Redang to release a baby turtle

Tangalooma to feed a dolphin

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Admire Sentosa island’s greenery, structures of various attractions, South China Sea and Singapore’s city skyline as you ride the Skyride to the hill-top. Then, have a thrilling  fast fun ride down by the easy-to-operate luge. Everything just seems to slow down momentarily, giving you peace and joy.

top 10 things to do when visit singapore
top 10 things to do when visit singapore

Indulge in local delights at Singapore’s Hawker Centre

Singapore is undeniably a food paradise. Singapore’s diverse international cultures is reflected in its bountiful food choices- Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, Thai, many more and also Singapore’s own local delights, the best of which are all usually located in the Hawker Centre. Some of the local delights include char kuay teow (stir fried rice cake strips and yellow noodles in sweet black sauce with fishcake, chinese sausage, cockles and beansprouts), hokkien prawn mee (rice noodles with prawns), fried carrot cake (rice cake with shreded carrots stir fried in oil with garlic and salted radish) , chicken rice (flavourful rice cooked in chicken stock and oil served with steam or roasted chicken in fragnant soya sauce), katong laksa ( rice vermicelli with prawn served in spicy coconut milk), satay (meat grilled on a skewer and served with peanut spiced sauce)…..just to name a few… A Hawker Centre is a non air conditioned food court with many various stalls operated by respective stall owners selling their own specialties at a much relatively cheaper price compared to restaurants…

Join in the cafe- hopping trend!

Recently, this is one of the trendy things to do among youngster. Cafe is nothing special, you may think. But, in Singapore, there are some unique cafes that serve comfort food/desserts that are infused with local flavour. For example, how do you like the idea of a waffle drizzled with savory salted egg sauce and topped with earl grey homemade icecream?…and what about trying teh tarik (indian milk tea) or bandung (rose syrup drink with milk)  ice cream?

Travel back in time at Pulau Ubin

Take an old- school bumboat from Changi (East side of Singapore) Jetty whilst enjoy the wind and speed.  It  takes only about $2.50 sgd per ride. Pulau Ubin island is one of the very few remaining rustic areas left in Singapore. Its as though you have traveled back in time to the the 70s when everything was simple. The most common mode of transport to explore this island is via bicycle (around $5 for the whole day). There are many roads tracks to explore by.

Trip to Pulau Ubin is incomplete without a visit to Chek Jawa. Chek Jawa is a special wetland where different types of ecosystems can be found in one area- sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves and coastal forest.

Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin

Explore the marine life at Sister Islands

Says who there is no nature in Singapore? Join free guided walks at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park which are conducted free of charge. Sisters’ Islands Marine Park  houses up to 32% of different hard coral species globally, approximately 200 types of sponges (one of which, the Neptune’s Cup Sponge, which was presumably thought to be extinct 100 years ago until 2011 when it was found along Singapore’s coast), at least around 100 species of reef fish and 12 seagrass species.

You can find the availability of tour dates here.

Supper in 24 hours operating prata shop

This city is never totally asleep. If you feel hungry in the middle of the night, do have a bite of Singapore’s prata. Prata is Singapore’s creation. It is a fried dough, that is crispy and fluffy, tastes so good  with Indian curry. There are various different types of prata with different ingredients (cheese/egg/mushroom/icecream/banana) and styles (super thin like tissue style or traditional chewy but crispy) you can choose from. Wash it down with the wonderful milky teh tarik (milk tea in indian style).

 

Roti prata
Roti prata

Stroll at the Southern Ridges

Henderson bridge
Henderson bridge

The southern ridges walk is made up of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Its 10km long in total.

One of the main features is the Henderson’s bridge that offers excellent bird’s-eye view of Singapore’s landscape. The Henderson bridge links Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park and is well-known for its artistic design that resembles a wave.

Be busy at CBD

CBD
CBD


Singapore is a financial hub. Its CBD is one of the busiest place in the world.

Breathe some fresh air at East Coast Park

Enjoy the sea breeze, beautiful sea view throughout as you cycle or roller blade.

Ogle at the beauty of the flowers in the flower dome

It was Singapore’s late founding father vision to make Singapore a beautiful garden city. Although Singapore is hot all year round, you are still able to spot beautiful flowers from other counties in the Gardens by the Bay.

Flower dome
Flower dome

River Safari

This is one of my favorite attraction in Singapore. It is asia’s first and only river themed park. We have seen many sea aquariums around the world, river themed park is usually less common. A very entertaining yet educational theme park where you learn about the various river life around the world and their habitats (the flooded amazon forest is the one that intrigues me the most) in a fun way. In addition, they also offer boat rides. And, , you can view  pandas too and try the signature panda buns!

Manatees
Manatees
panda buns
panda buns

Universal Studio

It is pretty comparable to the one at USA.

USS
USS

 SEA Aquarium

The S.E.A aquarium in Singapore was the world’s largest aquarium until recently its being overtaken by the Chime-Long Ocean Kingdom in China. Nevertheless, it is still worth visiting as the experience is still magical.

Hammerhead shark
Hammerhead shark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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