26 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit in Singapore for Tourist

Hey, there! I guess you stumbled on this blog trying to get some ideas to visit for your upcoming international tour for top places in Singapore. Maybe it's one of the countries you've listed on your bucket list. Well, you're not going to regret it because this island-city state will really fascinate your eyes for its wonderful tourist attractions. 

Singapore is a small country with an area of 721,5 km2 and a population estimated at 5,612 million as of 2017. It is not only well-known for its tourism, but also for its medicine, transportation and many more technological advances. If you want more information about why you should love Singapore, please check this for reference: 10+ Best Things I Extremely Love About Singapore 

As a travel enthusiast, I always enjoy wandering around places and witnessing the site's diverse culture and unique beauty. Every tourist spot I visit leaves impressions that touch my soul and kindle the child within me-I feel unmatched happiness and fulfillment. So let me share my Singapore top places that will surely captivate your soul and awe you. 

Marina Bay Sands
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1.| Marina Bay Sands

Witness the most iconic hotel in Singapore and is best known for the largest infinity rooftop pool in the world. This hotel offers topnotch dining, a wide range of shopping brands, over 80 elegant and stylish restaurants and 24 bars, a sky bar with panoramic views of the city, observation deck and spa facilities and entertainment. 

Resorts World Sentosa
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2.| Resorts World Sentosa

Be hyped by the breathtaking integrated resort on Sentosa Island, located on Singapore's southern coast. This 49-hectare resort on the island has six thematic hotels, 40 restaurants and bars, fitness center and spa, casino and aquarium, water park and private pools. You'll also love the 670-meter Sentosa Broadwalk, an amazing footpath with beautiful views of the island.

Garden by the Bay
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3.| Garden by the Bay

This 250-acre reclaimed land park in Singapore's Central Region will make you amazed. It is located in the heart of the city, consisting of three waterfront gardens - Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Its flower dome is considered to be the world's largest glass greenhouse containing more than 158,000 plants and more than 700 species and varieties of orchids, ferns, bromeliads and tropical flower climbers on the 18 supertrees.

Universal Studio Singapore

4.| Universal Studio Singapore

Rekindle your childhood memories and fun with the first and only theme park of Universal Studios in Southeast Asia featuring 28 rides,7-themed zone shows and attractions. This theme park is located within Resorts Wolrd Sentosa and a Genting sector bid to build Singapore's second integrated resort. 

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5.| Night Safari

Explore with a twist the wilderness! Experience Night Safari with your friends and discover 2,500 animals representing more than 130 species, 38 percent of which are already considered endangered. This tourist attraction is one of Singapore's most popular places to visit and known as the world's first night zoo. Wildlife Reserves Singapore manages this Night Safari and receives approximately 1.1 million visitors per year.

Singapore Botanical Garden

6.| Singapore Botanical Garden

Be mystified by the diversity of flora and fauna in this tropical garden at the edge of Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district, which is 160 years old. This Botanic Garden is one of Singapore's three gardens, but it is the only tropical garden that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And due to its equatorial climate, as it houses the largest collection of 1,200 species and 2,000 hybrids, orchid thrives.

Clarke Quay
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7.| Clarke Quay

Looking for nightclubs and parties? Visit Clark Quay and see how it illuminates at night and brings the river bank to life through its boisterous transformation! It is considered the center of commerce since the establishment of modern Singapore in 1819. After Sir Andrew Clarke, 2nd Governor and Governor of the Straits Settlements in Singapore from 1873-1875, this Singapore river got its name.  It is a historic river quay with a beautiful colonial - era architectural design in the Singapore River Planning Area, upstream from the Singapore River and Boat Quay entrance.

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8.| Jewel Changi Airport 

Jewel Changi Airport, recently opened to the public in April 2019, is Singapore's newest attraction. It is an additional development at Changi Airport that has been rated by Skytrax for seven consecutive years since 2013 as the "World's Best Airport!" Jewel Changi Airport is an amazing 137,000m2 indoor sanctuary that provides award-winning airport services and world-class experience.  

Some of these are - Rain vortex (world's highest indoor waterfall and Jewel's centerpiece), petal garden, hedge labyrinth, mirror labyrinth, foggy bowls, forest valley, discovery slides, Changi studio, canopy bridge, and park, bouncing net and much more! 

Singapore Flyer
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9.| Singapore Flyer

Looking for an exciting experience and seeing a panoramic city view? Why not try Singapore's giant Ferris Wheel. It stands at 165 meters high and 150 meters in diameter, making it the world's highest Giant Observation Wheel. Singapore Flyer is an observation wheel that has been launched since 2008 and built for 2,5 years. 

Merlion Park
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10.| Merlion Park

Located near One Fullerton, Singapore is close to the Central Business District-Merlion Park is the landmark of Singapore and the main tourist destination. Merlion is a semi-fish and semi-lion mythical creature. It is a conceptualization of a mermaid and a lion spouting water out of their mouth. It is 8.6 meters high and weighs 70 tons.
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11.| Chinatown

Chinatown in Singapore is also a must-seeing place, especially if you're looking for genuine traditional cuisine at a very affordable price. Chinatown Complex hawker Center's food prices cater for cheap selections of food. The narrow road labyrinth of Chinatown includes food streets, souvenir shops, indie shops, and club streets 

Singapore Zoo
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12.| Singapore Zoo

Experience close - in wilderness adventure with the Singapore Zoo, locally known as the 28-hectare Mandai Zoo on the outskirts of the Upper Seletar Reservoir. SGD 33.00, Child Ticket SGD 22.00 (3 - 12 yrs) and Senior Citizen Ticket SGD 15.00 (60 yrs).

Esplanade: Theatre on the Bay
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13.| Esplanade: Theatre on the Bay

This theater studio is a performing arts center located in Downtown Core near the Singapore River entrance and was named after the Esplanade Park nearby. The fan-shaped recital studio has a concert hall that can accommodate about 1,600 people (seats) and 2,000 seats for performing arts theatre. 

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14.| River Safari 

Developed at SGD 160 million, River Safari is considered Asia's first single river-themed wildlife park and aquarium covering 12 hectares, and the shelter for 400 species of plants and more than 7,500 aquatic and terrestrial animals comprises 240 species, including the largest freshwater animals in the world. It nestled between Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, its two counterparts. It aims to inspire visitors to appreciate and protect the fragile freshwater ecosystem, serving as the home of endangered species such as giant panda, manatee, and giant catfish from Mekong.

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15.| Singapore Cable Car

Experience the gondola lift's amazing aerial views that furnish an aerial connection from Mount Faber on Singapore's main island to Sentosa resort island on the other side of Keppel Harbour. Since February 15, 1974, it is known to be the world's first aerial ropeway system to span a port.  

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16.| Helix Bridge

Officially known as the double helix bridge, "The Helix" is the next landmark in Singapore and the first curved bridge in the world. It is a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area of Singapore that connects Marina Center with Marina South. The helix bridge is made of about 650 tons of Duplex Stainless Steel and 1000 tons of carbon steel applied in the temporal structure and also helps the bridge get the helix pattern.

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17.| S.E.A Aquarium

Enjoy exploring the underwater realms of S.E.A Aquariums, which features 800 marine life species in various habitats. It is a large aquarium and resort within the World Sentosa Resorts.

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18.| Madam Tussauds Singapore

Take some time to visit the awe-inspiring and tricky - eye wax museum, Madame Tussauds Singapore, which displays realistic human-like wax figures of celebrities, politicians, athletes, and great personalities all over the world. As the 7th Asian branch of the Madame Tussauds wax attraction chain worldwide, it officially opened its doors to Singapore on October 25, 2014. It is located in the tourist attraction of Sentosa Island Singapore's Imbiah Lookout.

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19.| Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park is considered the largest bird park in Asia and the only park to have an Avian Hospital in Asia Pacific. It occupies a hillside shelter of 20.2 hectares for nearly 3,500 birds across 400 species, 20 percent of which are already under threat. Opened in 1971, this aviary and tourist attraction was managed by Singapore Wildlife Reserves. The bird park is popular with an estimated 850,000 visitors per year for its vast immersive walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft, Jungle Jewel, and Waterfall Aviary.

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20.| ArtScience Museum

Enchant yourself as you discover creativity among art, science, design, media, architecture, technology, and culture at the ArtScience Museum. It is an integrated Marina Bay Sands resort in the downtown core of the Singapore Central Area opened on February 17, 2011 by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and is considered to be the World's First Art Museum of Science.

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21.| Fort Siloso

Are you someone who loves historic sites, maybe you'll love to see this late 19th-century tourist attraction on Pulau Blakang Mati, an island south of Singapore. It is a solitary restored coastal gun battery from the twelve such batteries created at the beginning of World War II by "Fortress Singapore."  Today, the fort is an open to the public military museum and more than 70 years after the war. Memorabilia such as coastal guns and fortified military tunnels and structures will be seen in the Second World War.

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22.| MacRitchie Reservoir

I highly recommend that you visit MacRitchie Reservoir if you are a nature lover or sports enthusiast who loves recreational activities both on land and in water. It is the oldest reservoir in Singapore, which occupies 12 hectares of green land bordering the country's first reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reservoir, and was completed in 1868 by seizing water from an earth's embankment.  It is a getaway to the nature reserves of Singapore and best for bird watching, hiking, exercise/workout, and water sports such as canoes and kayaks. Indeed, a great place

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23.| National Gallery Singapore

The Singapore National Gallery is an art museum located in the Civic District of Singapore, which opened on November 24, 2015. The museum administers Singaporean and Southeast Asian Art's largest public gathering of over 8,000 artworks in the world. This gallery is made up of two national monuments-the former building of the Supreme Court and the City Hall. This has a 64,000 square meter combined floor area making it Singapore's largest visual arts venue and largest museum. 

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24.| Fountain of Wealth

The Guinness Book of Records lists this amazing Fountain of Wealth as the "Largest Fountain in the World" in 1998. The fountain's bronze ring is crafted on the basis of the Hindu Mandala, which means "universe" representing the unity of all religions and races in the country in spirit, equality, and harmony. It is situated in Suntec City, one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore. The fountain is turned off during the daytime and visitors are asked to walk three times around a mini-fountain in the center of the base of the fountain as they believe it gives good luck charm. It is the highlight of laser performance at night, live song and dedication of laser message between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily. 

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25.| Vivo City

Are you a shopkeeper? Well, you're sure to love VivoCity, Singapore's largest shopping mall for retail and lifestyle. It is located in Bukit Merah's HarborFront precinct. The name was derived from the word "vivacity," designed by a Japanese architect Toyo Ito in an architectural way.  Its mission is "to evoke a modern, stimulating and accessible lifestyle experience, a place that bubbles with energy and flowing vitality." Forbes recognized the shopping mall as one of the" Top Shopping Malls in Singapore.

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26.| SuperTree Grove

This futuristic Avatar like-trees are designed with large canopies that render shade in daytime and turn into an elated display of nighttime lights and sounds. These SuperTree Groves are iconic giants that are located in Garden by the Bay, measuring between 25 and 50 meters high. Take a trip to the top of one of these towering trees to witness the beautiful views of the garden and the nearby Marina Bay Area. 

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