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Modern Singapore: The Esplanade on the left, the Singapore Flyer on the right.  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Singapore Sights & Attractions

  
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Every visitor to Singapore should wander around the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Little India. Add the Colonial District in the middle and the shopping haven of Orchard Road, and you have 2-3 exhilarating days fully-packed with sightseeing and shopping.

Follow our suggested itineraries and walking tours, which will guide you to all the major attractions. You will find additional tips for districts further from the center in our highlights of Singapore.

Also consider these top attractions:

  1. Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
    Undisputedly one of the best in the world, the Singapore Zoo’s open concept features animal shows and rides, a treat for both the young and old. Come in the late afternoon and stay for the world’s first and only Night Safari. Traverse eight geographical regions in an exhilarating pseudo-tram ride.
    Singapore skyline viewed from Chinatown.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
  2. National Museum of Singapore
    First opened in 1887, this museum features five different permanent exhibitions, and plays host to numerous festivals and events every year. Entry is free on Fridays.
  3. The Merlion at Marina Bay, probably Singapore's most photographed icon.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
    Resorts World Sentosa
    A playground for both adults and kids is home to four hotels, a casino and a Universal Studios theme park.
  4. Marina Bay Sands or New Asia Bar
    Take the lift up to the SkyPark of the Marina Bay Sands resort for some great views of the city. Alternatively, sip a sundowner happy-hour cocktail in New Asia Bar, located in the top floor of the Swissotel The Stamford.
  5. Sri Mariamman Temple
    Check out the six-tiered gopurum, elaborate designs and beautiful colours at the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Definitely worth a visit!

Singapore reinvents itself: Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

Things to See in Singapore

Street Arab Street
Arab Street is a popular tourist destination in the Kampong Glam district famous for textiles and carpets. The shop houses found on both sides of the street house numerous textiles and carpet stores including Bobby Fabrics... more
 7 Fans, in Kampong Glam
Street Haji Lane
Haji Lane is the place for fashionistas desiring an indie shopping experience in Singapore. You will enjoy this alternative place if you are into cult fashion or love original and unique items. You will find homegrown fash... more
 4 Fans, in Kampong Glam
 
Park Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Garden was a pet project of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Although the first garden was closed in 1829 after just seven years, a second garden was begun in 1859 when the Agri ... more
 4 Fans, in Orchard Road
Street Bali Lane
Bali Lane is a little quirky lane lined with graffiti-painted shop houses with interesting art designs uncommon in Singapore. At Bali Lane, there is Doinky Doodles, which carries a range of cute handmade patchwork items su... more
 3 Fans, in Kampong Glam
 
Museum National Museum Of Singapore
Nestled within the hustle and bustle of the Singapore city centre, the iconic National Museum of Singapore features five different permanent exhibitions, allowing visitors to gain an intimate understanding of Singapore's u... more
 3 Fans, adults S$10, children and seniors S$5, in Colonial District
Viewpoint Singapore Flyer
Built at a cost of S$240m, the Singapore Flyer is the world's tallest observation wheel, standing at a height of 165m. There are uncanny and deliberate numbers here; the Flyer has 28 capsules, each for 28 passengers exactl... more
 3 Fans, S$29.50 adults, S$20.65 children, in Colonial District
 
Street Emerald Hill
Emerald Hill is home to 112 homes and shop houses with distinct Chinese Baroque architecture. Built between 1902 and 1930, it is located near Orchard Road and was formerly home to many of Singapore's wealthy Peranakan comm... more
 3 Fans, in Orchard Road
Zoo/Aquarium Underwater World
Underwater World is an oceanarium located at Siloso Point on Sentosa. It was opened in 1991 and recently saw the addition of the Dolphin Lagoon. About 2500 marine and freshwater animals of about 250 species from all over t... more
 3 Fans, Adult S$22.90, Child (3-12 years old) S$14.60 and Child (under 3) free, in Sentosa
 
Amusement Park Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World was opened in 2010 and is one of the biggest attractions on Sentosa. The sprawling complex is currently made up of four hotels, a casino and the Universal Studios theme park. The four hotels are Crockfords To... more
 3 Fans, Rooms from S$240, in Sentosa
Zoo/Aquarium Singapore Zoo
Expect nothing but a fun-filled day at this award-winning zoo, touted countless times as the best in the world. With innovative concepts and exhibits, the zoo continues to impress visitors, even those second-timers. Althou... more
 3 Fans, Adult S$18, Child (3 to 12 years old) S$12, in North
 
These are just 10 of 226 Things to See in Singapore. Show more.


Singapore Sights & Attractions Reviews

grace
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07-07-2010
by grace
Locals typically find sights and attractions in Singapore boring and uninteresting
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grace
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by grace
Diverse cultures make for varied and colourful experiences
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Daniel
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07-07-2010
by Daniel
Main attractions are near city center
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grace
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07-07-2010
by grace
Not too difficult to find free admissions to attractions
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