The city-state of Singapore is a fantastic holiday destination, consisting of 63 islands, including the main island Pulau Ujong, as well as an array of attractions to keep you busy on your holiday.
From unspoilt natural beauties to late night shopping and a vibrant nightlife, there’s plenty to add to your holiday itinerary here! Brilliant for solo travellers, groups and families, there’s countless reasons to visit this brilliant city-state in south-east Asia, including delicious cuisine, modern, sky-scraper-filled districts, beautiful green spaces and a warm, tropical climate.
Check out our top five great reasons to visit the urban jungle of Singapore and why it should be your next holiday destination!
1. Gardens by the Bay
Singapore is known for its beautiful green spaces, home to 47 parks in total. The Gardens by the Bay is a stunning nature park in central Singapore, spanning 250 acres and consisting of three waterfront gardens; Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
The gardens are home to gorgeous, scenic walks for visitors to enjoy as well as conservatories, a flower dome, cloud forest and the renowned Supertree Grove, which contains brilliant tree-like structures of up to 50 metres high. This beautiful area attracts millions of tourists each year – it’s not to be missed on your travels to the island city-state!
2. Great animal parks
Singapore is home to an array of fantastic animal parks for the whole family to enjoy, including Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and The Night Safari; the world’s first nocturnal zoo. Singapore Zoo is a fantastic attraction, covering 69 acres on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir. Home to over 300 species of animals, from orangutans to polar bears, the zoo attracts over 1.7 million visitors each year!
Jurong Bird Park is another brilliant attraction in the city, home to the second largest walk-in aviary in the world. The park is home to an exciting array of exhibits, including a Penguin Coast, Pelican Cove and Lory Loft; home to over 1,000 free-flying lories (a species of small parrot). From flamingos to parrots, bird-lovers are in paradise exploring this magnificent park!
The Night Safari is a must-visit on your Singapore getaway, as a popular nocturnal zoo housing over 2,500 animals across 130 species. The attraction is an entire open-air zoo in a humid tropical forest only open at night, located adjacent to the Singapore Zoo. Understandably, it is one of most popular tourist attractions in Singapore, attracting over 1.1million visitors each year.
3. Fantastic look-outs!
Singapore is notably home to two spectacular observation points certainly worth visiting on your travels’ The Singapore Flyer and Tiger Sky Tower. The Singapore Flyer is a fantastic tourist attraction as a giant ferris wheel at 165 metres high, one of the tallest in the world!
The wheel offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city up to 45 metres away – what better way to see everything this fantastic city-state has to offer? Located in the heart of downtown Marina Bay, the Flyer boasts magnificent views of Singapore’s many iconic and historical landmarks, as well as sights as far as Changi Airport and Sentosa Island.
The Tiger Sky Tower is another fantastic look-out point as the highest observation tower in the city. Located in the Imbiah Lookout zone in the centre of Sentosa Island, the tower stands at 110 metres high above ground level and about 36 floors tall. Visitors can admire views across Singapore, Sentosa and the Southern Islands from the tower, day and night!
4. Kusu Island
Kusu Island is one of the southern islands in Singapore, located around 5.6 kilometres to the south of the main island. The beautiful island is known for its idyllic lagoons and stunning beaches in particular – offering a brilliant day-out on your Singapore break. There is a daily ferry from Marina South Pier to the island for visitors who want to explore its natural beauties during their travels and take a dip in the waters to make the most of its great snorkelling opportunities.
5. Fantastic museums
Singapore is home to a great variety of museums for you explore on your break. Its oldest museum, the National Museum of Singapore, is a popular attraction here, with its history dating back to 1849. The museum houses 10 national treasures as well as its Singapore History and Living Galleries, presenting history in a modern, cutting-edge way. The building also hosts a variety of festivals and event throughout the year, such as performances and film screenings.
The National Gallery Singapore is another great attraction in the city-state, consisting of over 8,000 artworks of Singapore and south-east Asian art. Home to the world’s largest public collection of this art as well as two national monuments (the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall), it’s not to be missed.
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