Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore
1. Singapore Night Safari
An award-winning, world-class attraction that not only provides entertainment and wonder for visitors, but is also dedicated to the conservation of animals and research to help improve their lives, both in captivity and in the wild. Thousands of animals from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas can be seen in the spacious natural environments of the Night Safari. Explore the ‘wild’ via three interlinked walking trails and a tram route or catch the Creatures of the Night Show featuring a display of the animals’ predatory instincts. Read more…
2. Universal Studios Singapore
This Hollywood movie theme park forms part of Resorts World™ Sentosa. Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies® on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Here, you can meet characters such as Shrek, Charlie Chaplin, PO from Kung Fu Panda, the Scorpion King, Marilyn Monroe and even Frankenstein. Once you’ve paid your entrance fee, rides are free of charge.
3. Marina Bay Sands Casino
Opened in 2010, the $5.5 billion casino resort Marina Bay Sands is the second casino in Singapore. Featuring an area of 15,000sqm, the actual casino area comprises less than 3% percent of the integrated resort’s gross floor area. Other facilities include many restaurants, lots of shopping and meeting-and-convention facilities. Entry is free for foreigners.
4. Cruise and Boat Rides
Cruises take on many different shapes in Singapore. Options include getting up early to join a Morning Glory Cruise or spend an afternoon taking it easy with the High Tea Cruise or experience the romantic side of Singapore with a Dinner Cruise.
5. Reverse Bungy
The most adrenalin-inducing activity in Singapore has got to be the G-Max Reverse Bungy, Singapore’s first ever bungy. Get launched skywards at 200km per hour to a height of 60 metres and bounce for approximately five minutes; the experience is not unlike being an astronaut in a rocket launch as you sit in an open-sided ‘capsule’. Also, for a few more dollars extra, riders get a T-shirt and a DVD recording of themselves in action, taken by an on-board camera.
6. Lau Pa Sat Festival Market
Built in 1894, Lau Pa Sat, once a wet market, is now a popular and atmospheric hawker centre. This historic building was built with Victorian filigree cast-iron and is located in the heart of Singapore’s business area. At lunchtime it is full with office workers whereas by night, the street is closed and the many food stalls serve plenty of local favourite dishes.
7. Sunday Brunch at the Fullerton
Sunday’s the day for Fullerton Hotel’s Town Restaurant’s indulgent Champagne Brunch, one of the world’s best. The fantastically varied brunch comes with a selection of Japanese, Italian, Mediterranean and local cuisines, including fresh seafood with an unlimited flow of champagne, wines and juices. Available from 12:00 to 15:30 (free-flowing champagne until 15:00.)
8. Spa Treatment at Spa Botanica
Spa Botanica is Singapore’s first tropical garden destination spa and home to Asia’s only mud pools, float pools with cascading waterfall and labyrinths. With 15 indoor and six outdoor treatment rooms, an extensive range of treatments are available. There is an exclusive ladies-only spa garden with its own floatation pool, mud pool and labyrinth for those who value their privacy and have a need for personal space.
9. Tree-top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir
The treetop walk at MacRitchie Reservoir is a big project and a pioneer of its genre in Singapore. Standing 25 metres high and at 250 metres long, the wooden walkway bridge gives you the opportunity to see Singapore in a different way: without one tall building in sight – just a fantastic panoramic view of the forest with its many interesting animals.
10. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
The Sungei Buloh Nature Park is a great place for bird-watching, being a regional stopover for birds on their North-South migrations. An 87-hectare wetland reserve, the park is a little less than an hour’s ride by car from the centre of town. The park gives you an idea of the mangrove swamps that once surrounded Singapore.