Singapore might be one of the world’s smallest countries, but it is one of the best tourist destinations by far. One of the reasons is the fact that it has an interesting mix of various cultures that peacefully coexist alongside each other. Add the extensive development of tourist destinations, and what you get is a long bucket list of what not to miss when you visit Singapore.
1. Gardens By The Bay
This country has balanced its development of a modern city with nature. In fact, their goal is to build a city within a garden, and visiting this destination is the perfect example.
First of all, visit the Flower Dome, which is kept a few degrees warmer and less humid. Thus, it is not unnatural to see some flowers from other parts of the world, like beautiful tulips in springtime. The Cloud Forest, the next destination, is a respite from the tropical weather. Plus, the highlight of this temperature-regulated mountain-in-a-dome is the world’s biggest indoor waterfall.
The last stop is the Supertree Grove, which is free to visit. It is a collection of solar-powered “super trees“ that come to life at night.
2. Haji Lane
Forget the busy shopping streets and night markets. Instead, support the local independent shops in Haji Lane, at the Kampong Glam neighborhood. Instead of the usual souvenir gifts, pick up something unique here instead for your friends and loved ones.
3. Sri Mariamman Temple
This is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, which will surely enthrall visitors with the level of detail in every single sculpture at the entrance tower.
4. Golden Mile Complex
A trip to Singapore is not complete without trying out the local cuisine. In this case, head over to Golden Mile’s 2 stories of food stalls to fill your belly. Beyond local dishes, you can find local Vietnamese or Thai favorites without breaking the bank.
5. Marina Bay Sands
If you want the complete luxury experience, then stay over at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Then you can have a truly unique experience of swimming in the world’s highest rooftop infinity pool. Otherwise, you can buy tickets to go up and still enjoy the views of the whole city.
6. Long Bar
If you want to try out the Singapore Sling, then you have to head over to where it came from. The Long Bar is on the first floor of the Raffles Hotel. It is not just the hotel that has years of tradition behind it, but the gin-based drink is also over a hundred years old.
The Merlion is a Singaporean landmark and icon, a statue half-lion and half-fish. It faces the Marina Bay Sands and represents the country’s roots as a fishing village.
8. MacRitchie Reservoir Treetop Walk
If you are looking for a short trip outside of the city, then head over here. You can enjoy the views on top of the 250-meter freestanding suspension bridge that also serves as the connection between the 2 highest points in MacRitchie.
Singapore should not just be a pit stop and instead, it is worth a few days or even a whole week stay, thanks to its many tourist destinations. There is certainly much more to see beyond this list, but make sure not miss the ones listed here.