Singapore is a melting pot of culture, a financial mecca, and a paradise for warm weather lovers. It’s both a city and a country, and it’s home to some of the most famous and delicious street food in the entire world. It’s a playground for children and adults, and a perfect place to explore for your next vacation. Make travel accommodations near downtown Singapore to be close to these top attractions.
Not sold yet? These five top attractions in Singapore will make your decision a little easier.
Marina Bay Sands
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It’s like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, or Big Ben. Take one look at this three-columned tower by the sea, and you’ll know exactly where you are. Marina Bay Sands is a city within itself. Inside you’ll find several restaurants, theaters, and nightclubs.
The best part, however, is the SkyPark. At the very top of the building sits an infinity pool with an unbeatable view of the city below. The SkyPark also features a restaurant and bar if you’re not in the mood for a swim.
Getting There: Bayfront MRT Station, exits B, C, D, or E
Gardens by the Bay
One of the most beautiful green spaces in the entire city, Gardens by the Bay is worth visiting both in the daylight and at night. By day explore the Flower Dome, the Skyway, the Sun Pavilion, and the sculptures. Head back in the evening for a festival of lights at the Cloud Forest and Super Tree Grove. It’s amazing how far away from the skyscrapers and cityscapes you can feel inside the conservatories and amid the giant trees.
Getting There: Bayfront MRT Station, exit B
Underwater World is Asia’s largest oceanarium. Swim with dolphins, dive with sharks, or simply ride the moving sidewalk through the overhead aquarium. It’s a true delight for all ages and has some of the rarest sea life in the world, including pink dolphins.
Getting There: Harbourfront MRT Station. From here you can walk along Sentosa Boardwalk or take the Sentosa Express Cable Car from the nearby station to the island.
A vibrant neighborhood in Singapore, Little India is the place to go for gold jewelry, bright fabrics, and a relaxing Ayurvedic massage. It’s a wonderful place to wander amid the colorfully painted buildings, and the smells wafting from the curry shops will make you hungry well before lunchtime.
Getting There: Little India MRT Station
The Southern Ridges
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A walk along this avant garde wooden pathway is a wonderful way to see some of the more natural parts of the country. The Southern Ridges is a six-mile path that leads you past Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve. It also offers expansive views of the city and harbor and allows for a totally different perspective of the city below. The best part is that most of the paths are fully lit until well past midnight, so you can city watch by night as well.
Getting There: Harbourfront MRT Station, exit D
Are you convinced yet?