A land with futuristic marvels and sky-kissing buildings, Singapore is ahead of one’s time. With the brilliantly lit lights that sway around at night highlighting its modern architectures…It almost feels like the stars have landed on earth. Singapore is known for its fast paced growth and the year 2017 is promising with some impressive and new shopping malls, exquisite dining venues and luxe hotels with a view to die being inaugurated in the country.
Perhaps 2017 is a perfect year to be chosen to explore with family but wait, it also has some exciting discotheques to groove your hips and happening nightlife to be relished with your fun-loving buddies. Apart from all the electro modern world, Singapore also has some natural trails in the midst of modernity. One can explore the emerald part of Singapore in their Botanical gardens and Pulau Ubin.
Singapore is also ideal to be visited in 2017 by shoestring travellers as this travel destination has several ‘comforts to the wallet’ things to do and see. From local binge plazas to fulgent temples to lush gardens, to inexpensive shopping markets, there is hardly anything that you can’t find in this country. So now, if you have a thought to check mark the world’s only island city-state, then scroll down our list of some of the places to visit in Singapore in 2017.
1. Gardens by the Bay
Unquestionably, this place receives a lot of admiration and a must see attraction on every travellers list. Gardens by the Bay will take you to an imaginative place and it is a tourist hot-spot for all the good reason. The Marina Bay holds amazing Supertree Grove and it is comeliest at night. It gives an impression of being in an imaginative place with all sorts of attractions to visit such as Flower Dome and Cloud Forest which gives an eye-popping sight to the spectators.The Gardens by the Bay complex is divided into three bays – central, east and south. Thankfully, it contains a promenade where you can stop for a coffee or dine when the tour gets tiresome.
2. Little India and Arab Street
The Arab Street and Little India are popular tourism places and they create a unique experience of its own. You will feel unlatched from the modern city to a paradise like place fitted with small shops, cosy cafes and historical Mosques. The Arab Street to be specific has age-old structures, shopping stalls, and authentic Arabian cuisine, the feel it offers is heavenly. The Little India, on the other hand, was actually an Indian community in Singapore during the colonial times. Just like the Arabian Streets that have many stalls and Mosques, Little India as well has a number of exquisite shopping options; eateries offering Indian cuisine; and temples like Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, which is the most famous Hindu temple to see here.
3. Singapore Flyer
The best way to see Singapore is from above. Think about it, you get a birds-eye view of the entire city. Perhaps make plans on which place to stopover, even better, dwell in the moment and watch the sun slide down (If you happen to visit during sun downing). Singapore Flyer is basically an observation wheel which surges 165 metres and it is Asia’s largest giant wheels. At the flyer, you can get insight of the technology behind the wheel and also get a sneak peek into the history and evolution of Singapore. This ride can brush your knowledge and thus, it is the bestattraction for kids. Make sure to visit this place during your city tour for a breathtaking view overlooking the F1 track, Gardens by the Bay, views of the skyline and parts of Malaysia as well as Indonesia
4. Universal Studios
Universal Studios is located in the ever thrilling destination in Singapore, Sentosa Island. This is undoubtedly, one of the best places to visit for family. Universal Studios is definitely the ‘it’ place to visit for a fun filled day out. Completely loaded with entertainment, excitement and enthusiasm, here you can find numerous restaurants, cafes and shopping areas to gallop the delicious food.You can also visit the ‘Walk of Fame’ and create a striking pose with Hollywood personalities. That’s not all, if thrill is what you are look for, thrill is what you will get in adrenaline pumping roller coaster, Battlestar Galactica. Universal Studios have other many sights and things to do that will keep you charged all day such as Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt zone, Lost World of Dinosaurs and many more fun features.
5. Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens are worth a visit while in Singapore. The charm and luscious greens of this place will make you feel refreshed. Being Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, this garden treasures rare and endemic species of exotic flora. This famous tourist attraction receives many nature lovers and inside the park you can find the star attraction and Singapore’s national flower – Orchid. The Botanic Gardens also has a number of lakes packed with ducks and swans. It is a perfect place to soak in the beauty of Mother Nature and relax amidst the soothing ambience, listening to the music created by birds, wind, trees and swans. This Park certainly is a major crowd puller in Singapore to escape from the busting city.
The China Town is always filled with excitement amidst the hustle market. It is incomplete tour if you are not visiting the China Town during your holidays in Singapore. This busy destination is best known for its authentic Chinese food, bright red lanterns and vibrant shops around every corner selling souvenirs and traditional Chinese products. This place also has impressive Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temple. These two are the major attractions in China Market and to top this up, you cannot miss a visit to one of the most colourful Chinese temples, Thian Hock Keng. Built in 1820, this temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.
7. Singapore Zoo
A visit to Singapore Zoo will raise your eyebrows to see some beautiful and endangered animals dwelling inside the premises. A happy family venue to visit, Singapore Zoo is one of the best places to go as it houses more than 300 species that include Giraffes, Koalas, Zebras and White Tigers. The zoo has been divided in different zones depending on the animal’s habitat. In Frozen Tundra you can find species such as polar bears and racoon dogs, in Fragile Forest you will find a rich rainforest filled with insects and beetles as well as flying foxes to name a few. Over at Primate Kingdom, you can see Java Langurs, Lion-tailed Macaques etc. A great way to make a day as Singapore Zoo offers other attractive things to do and see as well like Splash Safari Show, Orangutan Exhibit and Jungle Breakfast.
8. Changi Museum
Changi Museum is one of the popular museums in Singapore, here you can learn about the story of those who suffered under Japanese occupation during the WWII. The museum narrates a story through its letters, photographs, and drawings display. Basically, the museum is separated into five zones including a gift shop and a chapel in the middle. And each zone has a series of murals painstakingly recreated from originals painted by Bombardier Stanley Warren. Travellers can also get an audio guided tour around the Changi Museum. Other must visit museums are Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and National Museum of Singapore.
9. S.E.A Aquarium
This impressive SEA Aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and it proves to be an interesting attraction for both adults and kids. Being one of the best family friendly places, this venue is home to more than 100,000 marine species. One can get an unmatched experience seeing the exotic marine life such as Sting Rays, Sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Turtles and Coral Reefs. Besides, there are other attractions inside the complex apart from the magnificent marine life in the aquarium. You can have an interactive session with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island and also dive into the Shark Seas Habitat and swim with numerous species of sea predators like sting rays and manta rays. A visit to SEA Aquarium will give you an extraordinary experience during your tour in Singapore.
10. Changi Beach
Amongst the must visit places in Singapore, a day trip to Changi Beach is a necessary. This place has a beach park which is one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore. A calming ambient 28-hectare beach, Changi Beach has approximately 3.3 km Long Park that nestles between Changi Point and Changi Ferry Road. A trip here on a sunny day won’t let you down as this tourist attraction has leisure activities to partake like a stroll along the beach, that can never get old. There is also a place for family picnics and you can as well contemplate as the sun sets. Changi Beach also hosts a great place for barbecue parties and overnight camping. In addition, for food lovers, there is Bistro@Changi nearby to dig in some seafood, even better, visit Changi Village for different food options.
11. Sentosa Islanda
When we think about what to see in Singapore, our minds always get puzzled as there are a lot of places to see. So where shall we go? One amazing destination where you get it all from fun, food to entertainment is Sentosa Island. Aforementioned are few attractions in Sentosa Island, the place itself is a major tourist attraction in Singapore. Amidst the towering structures, if a getaway is what you are looking for to rejuvenate in the beach then Siloso Beach is a good hotspot for getting some beach time. Sentosa Island by far is jam packed with various activities and several other beach attractions as well. Some must do beach activitiesin Siloso are volleyball that can be played on free courts as well as kayaking and skim-boarding. Another note worthy experience this Island offers is Underwater World Aquarium where you can swim with dolphins. However, a must-see on Sentosa Island is Singapore’s famous statue, the Merlion. Fort Siloso is also a must visit attraction, it is the country’s only preserved fort located on Sentosa Island, which is one venue where travelling with kids won’t be backbreaker as there are multiple activities for kids as well. Check out Trick Eye Museum, as fun it can be for kids, adults too enjoy this very place.
12. Punggol Waterway Park
Punggol Waterway Park is kids friendly and family tourist destination in Singapore. This park consists of four themed areas allowing people to have a leisure time around the promenade. The themes that this park offers are Nature Cove, which allow the visitors to relax and sightsee the scenic view of the Waterway. Green Gallery is filled with lush flora and fauna in the park. A stroll here will make you admire the beautiful mature trees. Recreation Zone is a great place to be with family with activities like sand and water play to make your day fun. There is also a fitness corner in this zone that suits everyone. Heritage Zone is yet another stop where you can walk along the old Punggol Kampong which is the last surviving village in Singapore.
13. Pulau Ubin
A trip to Pulau Ubin will give you a different feeling. This small island located in the north east of Singapore is one of the two remaining kampongs, the first being Kampong Buangkok. This island may not be the place to be for beach seekers but it has a thing or two for everyone. Pulau Ubin has lush greenery and abundant wildlife creating the best place for travel photographers and nature lovers. The place has many trails; one such Sensory Trail has tags of unique flora along the 1.5 kilometres stretch. Pekan Quarry and Butterfly Hill will give an insight to appreciate nature more. For adventure explorer, Pulau Ubin has Chek Jawa wetlands and boardwalk. A walk along the 1.1-kilometre boardwalk allows the onlookers to see marine wildlife. Whereas, the Jejawi Tower allows having a panoramic view of the island and it’s a perfect place for bird watchers. Pulau Ubin also has something for thrill seekers. You can cycle along the Ubin’s biking trails that vary from moderate to difficult tracks. A visit to German girl shrine is also worthy and Kayak through the mangroves will give you an unimaginable experience.
14. Clarke Quay
Singapore apart from its day breaks and thrilling activities is a place for the night crawlers. Clarke Quay is a nightlife destination in Singapore that is packed with food joints, loud pubs, rooftop bars and spirited discotheques. This place is thriving with madness and enjoyment and a lot of travellers’ even locals consider this hotspot to spend an eventful evening. As you stroll along side the buzzing streets, prepare to get dazed with all the neon lights, delicious food, and reflection of the skyscrapers on the glittering Singapore River. Clarke Quay also has something for the adventure buffs, bungee jumping at ‘G-Max Reverse Bungy’ will thug your heart as you soar 60 feet into the air at a speed of 200 km/hour. This place guarantees you to have a wonderful time during your Singapore trip.
15. Orchard Road
During a visit to Singapore, Orchard Road is the famous halting point for all the shopping aficionados. You will find this place heavily packed with latest fashion and multiple stores. In this world-class city, Orchard Road is a great place to start a shopping spree as it is installed with 22 malls and six department stores. You can find it difficult to traverse through all the stores without having to stop and shop. Orchard Road is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore and apart from having big fashion labels (Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Dior), there are also four movie theatres. So, while your lady goes off for shopping, you can relax and watch a movie in an IMAX, the place also includes a KTV karaoke.
Singapore is a place where one can find the best of both worlds, where the past one’s prime meets the state of the art. This destination is a must visit gem of South-East-Asia and it doesn’t matter whether you are on a budget trip, honeymooning or on a family holiday, Singapore is definitely your destination to visit in2017. A trip to this ever exciting destination is always a yes. You can plan your best holiday in Singapore with us as we offer a wide range of tour packages where you can experience the best of this amazing country.