6. Marina Bay
Located in the center of the city, there are all sorts of things to do here. You can enjoy a walk along the two mile Waterfront Promenade, an eco-friendly visitor center, and there are plans to build a public space for carnivals and festivals. Doesn’t do you much good now, we suppose. But it means you’ll have to come back to Singapore someday!
7. Singapore Flyer
Big fan of ferris wheels? For the purposes of this article, your answer is “yes.” The Singapore Flyer, which stands at 541 feet is the largest ferris wheel in Asia and even dwarfs the London Eye by 100 feet. The 30-minute ride gives you plenty of time to enjoy the amazing views of Singapore from high above, and on a clear day you can even see the coasts of Malaysia and Indonesia. You have the option to order a meal as well. Save yourself time and order tickets online.
8. Singapore Botanical Gardens
The only tropical garden to be given UNESCO World Heritage Site statue, Singapore Botanical Gardens houses the world’s largest collection of orchids, with more than 1,200 different species and 2,000 hybrids. Goodness! There is also a rainforest, a garden for children, a botany center, and ginger garden. In honor of red-heads, perhaps? Anyway, there is also an outdoor concert hall for musical events and such. So there’s a whole lot to see and do.
9. Orchard Road
This is the fancy shopping district where you can feel like a regular swell and pretend to shop for a $20,000 Gucci bag. You’ll find the Tanglin Mall here, featuring a gourmet supermarket and probably a bunch of Starbuckses. The modern glass architecture is another attraction that lures visitors. Also, if you are a big fan of climbing things, the world’s largest indoor climbing wall is also located here.
10. Sentosa Island
This resort island used to be a British military base and then a Japanese POW camp. But that’s in the past, let’s talk about the present and future! This island features the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom if you like beautiful and/or gross things. There’s the Wings of Time show, with flame bursts, laser projectors, pyrotechnics displays, and water fountains. Finally, there’s the Tiger Sky Tower observation deck where you can see the city skyline.