We now bring you the top things to do in Singapore list. Jamie Lyn Beatty has once said, jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul. Have you ever wondered why sometimes work can get so tangled up even though you have been doing the same thing over and over again for the past few years? Home is not as sweet as before because on that new kitchen table you bought from IKEA last week, lays a heap of documents and an empty mug of Nescafe from the night before. And you have been running out of ideas on excuses, justifications and apologies to your mum, every single time she calls just to ask for dinner at weekend with her promise to cook your favorite food.
If you fall under one of the categories above, then all you need is a short escape from that situation. Or if you are not, then the way out is still the same because why not? Without further ado, allow me to introduce our destination- the one and only prestigious island city-state off southern Malaysia, Singapore. Here are the top things to do in Singapore!
Ranked as the 3rd most competitive country in the world and also owned the biggest Yakult bottles in Southeast Asia (and the most expensive too), I can assure you that this city offers the treats that you needed in order to alleviate the load on your shoulder. Therefore, book your flight ticket as soon as possible and together we dive in into the utmost recommended top things to do in Singapore!
Top Things To Do In Singapore: Spend some precious time with family at Gardens by the Bay
Remember, never brag about your holidays in Singapore to your relatives yet, not until you step your feet at one of this country’s most treasured pride, massively avant-garde park- Gardens by the Bay. From the very far itself, your eyes will already be blessed with 25 to 50 meters soaring and enormous Supertree Grove which has canopies design to provide shade in the day and display vibrant light and sound at night.
This 101 hectares’ futuristic land is actually comprised of three waterfront gardens named Bay South, Bay East and the largest of all is the Bay Central Garden. If you want to laid your eyes on a magnificent 1000-year-old Olive Tree, then stop by at the Flower Dome where you can witness a great deal of authentic plants and beautiful flowers displays. Are there any Lego lovers here? Looks like Gardens by the Bay is not merely a garden then, since you can experience seeing Venus Fly-Catchers made entirely of Lego at the Lost World in which it is my responsibility to remind those who are afraid of heights that this is the highest point of the mountain filled with flowers! Some will argue that it is not fair for only adults to have fun here so the Far East Organization Children’s Garden is here to rescue the children. Pack their swimsuits so that the sprinklers there can shower them till wet!
Top Things To Do In Singapore: Get rid of all your stress by shopping-all-out at Singapore’s very own Orchard Road
You can never leave Singapore without an evening (read: at least a whole day) at Orchard Road. It is renowned for its glitzy malls, flashy department stores and of course, the home for some of all-the-rage designer shops. If you want to experience the sensation of strolling through the breezy streets of Europe, then 313@Somerset definitely should be in your list as its famous Discovery Walk is open to visitors where they get to relish after calling it a day for the shopping spree.
Now let’s say you are really looking forward to shop in a never-ending peace but your kids will not let you have it your way, just head off to The Paragon, where the child care experts at Mind Champs Preschool will take over your parental role while you can joyfully indulge in the haven of high-end and mid-range brands such as Balenciaga, Marks & Spencer’s, Burberry, Gucci and Coach to name a few. Wondering if there are any mall that is the home to some of the finest restaurants in the city? The answer is definitely yes, so off we go to the Mandarin Gallery. Amidst of having an issue on which brand should you choose for the new heels, you will also be offered to an array of diverse selection of delectable meal, from American steaks to Japanese sushi and Parisian desserts to Chinese noodles, well, you name it. So, where did I put my credit cards again?
Top Things To Do In Singapore: Explore the adventure that lies within Sentosa Island
The Las Vegas of Singapore- that’s what you might hear from the locals living in that city as Sentosa Island presents selections of amusing attractions to answer why it is also labelled as “Asia’s Favorite Playground”. You can double the adventure by going to Sentosa with taking a trip from the mainland using the cable car. SEA Aquarium, Resorts World Singapore and Universal Studios are also here, accompanied by the tallest Merlion Statue in the town. If your hometown is Malaysia or Indonesia and somehow you are getting homesick (though it is very unlikely to feel boring in Sentosa) choose a perfectly cloudless day, then climb on to the top of Tiger Sky Tower, the one and only air-conditioned highest observation viewing sundeck in Singapore. Want to get tan? Then choose your fighter- Tanjong or Siloso or Palawan Beach and off you go for an ideal sunbathe under the blue sky of the Lion City.
Top Things To Do In Singapore: Tackle your fear of the dark at Night Safari
Known as the World’s very first nocturnal-wildlife park, you absolutely cannot miss out from visiting this Night Safari when travelling to Singapore. Accompanied by the dim light to enable visitors to see the faunae, you can choose to either ride a tram or breath into the fresh night air by taking the walking trails provided. As its operation hour only starts at 7.30 pm until midnight, always be ready to keep your little ones awake or else they will miss the chance to watch the 20-minutes of Creatures of the Night Show which is the highlight of the Night Safari. Excited but eerie will be the perfect word to describe the feeling when you see antelopes roaming free outside the other animal arenas and meeting the eyes of nightly creatures such as alligators, fishing cats and tigers in close-up. To ensure your experience there to be an absolute ball, I am more than happy to share some handy tips with the help of others’ reviews regarding their visits at the safari. Firstly, it will ease your burden especially if you are coming with kids, if you don’t bother to bring your camera as the dark environment will eventually kills the mood to take pictures. It is actually in the rules of the safari itself so, just keep your camera safe at the hotel then. Secondly, please do not forget to keep insect repellent in sight as you or your kids might need it along your adventure in the safari. But lots of shops there sell them so don’t fret yourself, just keep calm and enjoy your night.
Top Things To Do In Singapore: Wander around the Marina Bay Sands
Your tour around the Lion City will not be considered as complete if you don’t include this most iconic luxurious hotel in Singapore in which you might already know, designed with world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool! But the thrill does not end there. To get the panoramic vistas of the extravagant city or Marina Bay or the sea that stretches from Marina south pier to the Singapore Strait, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck is open daily from 9.30 am until 11 pm. But just a quick reminder, the Infinity Pool is only entitled for hotel guests so if you are not staying at Marina Bay Sands, then the lift will whisk you up to the 57th floor; the viewing deck which will amaze you just as much as you could ever imagine. Well, it’s worth the price of admission guys- S$23 for adult, S$20 for senior citizen while for children it’s S$17 and free for child below 2 years old.
Wrapping up this article, there are tons of other attention-grabbing places to be visited in Singapore in which I can never end this article if I chose to put them all up on here. Thus, it is encouraged to see the Lion City with your very own eyes so that the moments will be cherished more. On the other note, it is important for us to take maximum care of both our physical and mental health. Job means money and money means everything but once the life end, money will eventually turn into nothing. Now, put away your work-related stuff for a while, take out a piece of paper and start to list the countries you have always wanted to visit and last but not least, don’t forget to apply for the leave first, and also insurance! AXA provides the most affordable travel insurance to Singapore – visit here for more information!