It may very well be the one of the most expensive cities in the world, however Singapore has racked up many other superlatives: cleanest, best planned as well as quite possibly, most entertaining. The Lion City is home to the biggest rooftop infinity pool, the world’s first safari park that is home to nocturnal animals, centuries-old temples and, not surprisingly, some of the best food on the planet.
In addition, you’ll find extraordinary gardens, remarkable architecture, world-class performance venues as well as shopping streets. The city-state offers a captivating melding of the old and new, the historic and the modern. Ever since the pandemic, most of the attractions have reopened safely, sticking closely to Singapore’s safe management measures and SG Clean certification guidelines.
Here are some must-see attractions in Singapore.
Gardens By The Bay
The Gardens by the Bay is most well known for their beautiful iconic Supertree groves in addition to the two conservatories: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. With its ever-changing seasonal exhibits, the Flower Dome is where you’ll find a lot of succulent species, seasonal flowers such as Cherry Blossoms, Sunflower as well as even Lavenders.
The Cloud Forest has a massive indoor waterfall and can be quite chilly so make sure that you pack a light jacket on your visit. The Supertree Grove is best visited at night when the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show goes on. You can head up to the OCBC Skyway to stroll amongst the trees and enjoy the views from the top.
Traipse Around Jewel Changi Airport
This is majestic dome is home to the highest indoor waterfall – standing at 40-metres-tall – as well as over 280 dining and retail outlets, in addition to entertainment areas.
Why go? Assuage your appetite at a number of different dining options from the comfort food of at A&W and Shake Shack to the local favourites of Violet Oon and Jumbo Seafood. After this you can shop till you drop at the first Pokémon Centre to open outside Japan, the largest Nike store in Singapore, and more – all with the stunning waterfall as the backdrop.
National Gallery Singapore
With a lot more than 9 000 works of art, National Gallery Singapore owns the leading public set of modern art in south-east Asia. The gallery is spread across two beautiful national monuments: City Hall as well as the country’s former Supreme Court. Some visitors to the gallery spend half a day (or more) wandering the museum’s many galleries. If you’re looking to avoid lines, consider going on a weekday and buying your tickets in advance online.
Marina Barrage is one of the absolute best places to have a picnic with your family as well as friends! The massive grass patch on the rooftop is great for kite-flying and you are even able to bring your furry friend along. Pack a picnic basket and then catch the sunset with the beautiful Singapore skyline in the background. It’s a visit that you’ll definitely remember for ever.