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Welcome to Singapore

With its space-age architecture, busy shopping malls, and skyscraper-lined waterfront, Singapore is one of Asia’s most modern cities, but there’s more to the city than its contemporary draws. Discover Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage in the Arab Quarter and Little India, stroll the illuminated waterfront of Marina Bay, tuck into tasty street food at the Chinatown night market, then escape the urban sprawl for the Botanic Gardens and the Gardens By the Bay. A short cable car ride away, Sentosa Island has something for the whole family, with theme parks, amusement rides, and plenty of beachfront entertainment.

Top 10 attractions in Singapore

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Merlion Park

Merlion Park

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A Singapore landmark, Merlion Park is named for its centerpiece, the Merlion statue, which spouts water into Marina Bay. With the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is the national icon of Singapore. The park is also popular with locals, who come here to play and relax along the waterfront.More
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Little India

Little India

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For subcontinental color, cuisine, and atmosphere, head to Singapore’s Little India, one of the island’s most vibrant districts. Shops, restaurants, street vendors, and colorful Hindu temples line the streets of Little India, making it an excellent place to take a walk. The culture and community center of Little India, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is the neighborhood’s most important Hindu Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali.More
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Singapore Chinatown

Singapore Chinatown

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For many visitors, Singapore’s Chinatown is the sightseeing focus of the city, home to traditional shophouses, temples, and cultural heritage. Take a wander down the atmospheric streets, dropping into shophouses to see what’s for sale. Admire the rooftop dragons of Thian Hock Keng Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, and the festively gaudy Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple, covered with colorful cows and depictions of the gods. Of course, Chinatown is also the place to go to for great food, especially along Smith Street.More
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Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay

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Lining the Singapore River, the renovated riverside warehouses and “godown” shophouses of historic Clarke Quay comprise one of Singapore’s major wining and dining precincts. Now pedestrianized and home to shops, restaurants, nightclubs, river cruise bumboats, and floating cafés, Clarke Quay is a good place to look for varied cuisines—from Italian to brewhouse to fine French—and relaxed outdoor bars with riverfront views. It’s also where you’ll find Singapore’s wild Reverse Bungy adventure ride.More
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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

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All the major world cities seem to have a big wheel these days, and Singapore is no exception. Lifting you 540 feet (165 meters) into the air, the Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest observation wheel, providing amazing panoramic views of the city, the sea, and the surrounds from one of 28 capsules.More
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Marina Bay

Marina Bay

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Dramatically transformed by urban redevelopment, Marina Bay is home to a plethora of entertainment options as well as some of Singapore’s most iconic attractions. Popular with locals and travelers alike, the vibrant waterfront region is an exciting place to spend the day (or night).More
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Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam

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Once inhabited by the Malay and Muslim elite of Singapore, the Kampong Glam neighborhood is one of the city’s most attractive. Former shop houses have been restored to their former beauty and now house modern shops and restaurants. The area is also home to the Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre.More
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Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

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As Southeast Asia’s first movie-themed park, Universal Studios Singapore offers a slew of exciting attractions, including 24 movie-themed rides, a festive walk, water park, marine life park and maritime experiential museum and aquarium. Opened in 2011 with director Steven Spielberg as a creative consultant, the kid-friendly park takes inspiration from some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, including Transformers, The Lost World, and Madagascar.More
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Bugis Street

Bugis Street

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Located near downtown Singapore, Bugis Street is one of the largest and most famous shopping areas in the city. Formerly a red light district and gathering spot for the transgender community, today this covered market is home to hundreds of stalls and shops selling everything from clothing and accessories to electronics and souvenirs.More
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Singapore River

Singapore River

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Flowing through the city’s dense Central Business District, the Singapore River is closely tied to Singapore’s history and modern day-to-day life. It was on the north bank of the river where Stamford Raffles first landed to found his colony, and many government buildings still line its shores. Many of the city’s top nightlife hot spots are also situated along the river, including Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay.More

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Top activities in Singapore

Singapore Duck Tour
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Singapore Duck Tour

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Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)
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City Lights - Dinner Cruise

City Lights - Dinner Cruise

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Night Safari Ticket

Night Safari Ticket

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Singapore City Tour
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The 10 Tastings of Singapore With Locals: Private Street Food Tour
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Universal Studios Singapore Ticket (1 Day Pass)
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Recent reviews from experiences in Singapore

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Excellent
Bradley_T, Jun 2022
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
Learned about Singapore culture and familiarised myself with the key attractions of the city.
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Fun way to tour Singapore
Sheldon_G, May 2022
Singapore Duck Tour
If you want a great way to see Singapore, especially by water, take this tour.
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Explore a little off the beaten track
Matthew_J, Jun 2022
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Singapore Private Tour
He was an extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide who was able to take us to some lesser-known locations of interest in Singapore that are a little off the beaten track, as well as providing us insight into some of the well-known attractions.
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High value tour
Mohan_R, Jun 2022
Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise
This is an efficient and effective tour covering the top attractions in Singapore.
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Excellent tour to do in...
Marlen_B, Jun 2022
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
It’s allows you to see a great portion of the city on bike .
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Amazing food tour!
Stephen_F, May 2022
The 10 Tastings of Singapore With Locals: Private Street Food Tour
He also had some excellent suggestions for other things to do while we were in Singapore, and showed us how easy and convenient it is to take MRT anywhere.
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Value for money but work for it
Ankitha_N, May 2022
Go City: Singapore All-Inclusive Pass with 35+ Attractions
The attractions mentioned in the pass have day constraints.
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VIP Singapore by water
Annie_G, Feb 2020
Singapore Southern Islands Yacht Guided Tour
He speaks perfect English and has a great depth of knowledge about Singapore and her magnificent surrounding islands, their history and current uses.
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Solo traveller
Rosie_W, Feb 2020
Private Singapore Customized Tour With Driver in small group
Made my transit in Singapore more worthwhile as I was able to see the city easily and quickly.
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Food
fitnessshed, Feb 2020
Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour
I would highly recommend this tour if you want to see all of Singapore especially if you only have a few days.
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Light shows at the garden and fireworks on the
Kyong_A, Jan 2020
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck Admission Ticket
Visit during the day and stay throughout evenin hours to see the fireworks and water shows.
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Amazing Singapore
GALINA_T, Jan 2020
Singapore City Tour
Singapore is beautiful city and tour guide made good observation of it’s attractions.
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Awesome tour
Nikki_E, Jan 2020
Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)
Full packed tour which will tick off a good proportion of Singapore must-do attractions.
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Amazing Singapore at Night
allxring, Jan 2020
Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise
Arriving in Singapore a few days early for our Cruise ship departure we wanted to see Singapore at night.
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Singapore With a Laugh.
Alec_G, Dec 2019
Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)
Our escort Was the Cowboy very Funny Man and friendly a Great way to see Singapore By night.
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Magnificent
Norm72827, Dec 2019
Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket
This is one of our top attractions in Singapore that we attended, a great afternoon/night and the light show is awesome.
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Day pass
veronica_h, Nov 2019
SG Explorer Pass with Dukw Tour
Hop on hop off covers all attractions.
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Nice trip but too rushed
Windmill64, Oct 2019
Singapore City Tour
This is a great way to see the main features of Singapore however, due to road closures we were stuck in quite a bit of traffic and this resulted in a real sense of rush every stop we made.
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russigmartin, Sep 2019
SG Explorer Pass with Dukw Tour
Then you can make the River Boot Tour to see the Laser show at the Marina Bay Sands.
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Battle Box Tour
Stephen_F, Sep 2019
Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
Well worth doing to get a good understanding of the Fall of Singapore
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All about Singapore

When to visit

Scorching sunshine and frequent showers are par for the course in Singapore, where umbrellas are used to protect locals from both elements. Summer is the driest period and brings events such as the Singapore Food Festival, the Great Singapore Sale, and National Day. To see Singapore's legendary celebrations in full swing, visit during Chinese New Year.

Currency
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Time Zone
SGT (UTC +7)
Country Code
+65
Language(s)
Chinese

People Also Ask

What Singapore is famous for?

A tiny island but a travel hub, Singapore is known for shopping, street food, and its skyline, particularly Marina Bay Sands. Changi Airport, home to a 130-foot (40-meter) waterfall, is considered one of the world’s best airports, while the iconic Raffles Hotel gave the world the Singapore Sling cocktail.

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How can I spend 3 days in Singapore?

Singapore is a great destination for a long weekend. Get foodie at hawker courts, cocktail bars, or fine dining—or take a cooking course. Explore world-class museums; shop the malls on Orchard Road; or visit the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo, the light show at Marina Bay Sands, or the amusements on Sentosa Island.

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What is there to do in Singapore at night?

Singapore is magical at night. Join a night cruise; visit the SkyPark observation deck; hit stylish cocktail bars; watch nocturnal animals on the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo; or savor the light and water show at Marina Bay Sands or the light and sound show at Gardens by the Bay.

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What should you not miss in Singapore?

Singapore is crazy diverse: head to Sentosa for theme parks, Marina Bay for skyline views, Chinatown for temples and shops, and Little India for food and street art. Sip a Singapore Sling, eat chili crab and Hainanese chicken rice, and tour a museum. Gardens by the Bay and the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo are must-dos.

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What indoor activities can you do in Singapore?

Singapore has all the indoor activities you’d expect in a global financial hub. Choose between spas, malls, museums, workshops, galleries, cinemas, eateries, and cooking classes. Try your hand at parkour, ice skating, trampolining, ax throwing, and more—or opt for city signatures like hawker courts or the Gardens by the Bay.

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Is Singapore a safe country?

Yes. With fearsome penalties, strong social bonds, and a repressive government, Singapore boasts one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. It’s not unusual for Singaporeans to fall victims to scams, but crimes such as robbery, snatch theft, assault, murder, and stranger rape are extremely rare.

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