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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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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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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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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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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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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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Battlebox

Battlebox

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An unusual museum 30 feet (nine meters) beneath Fort Canning Hill, the secretive British military fort known as Battlebox once played an important role in Singapore’s history. Used by the Malaya Command to defend Singapore during World War II, the bunker was where Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival ultimately surrendered Singapore to the Japanese, marking the decline of the British Empire. Today, the cavernous space is filled with lifelike wax mannequins and antique photos and video clips that depict what it was like to live and strategize within the gray, 29-room labyrinth during the final days of the war.More

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Top activities in Singapore

Singapore Duck Tour
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Singapore Duck Tour

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City Lights - Dinner Cruise

City Lights - Dinner Cruise

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Mangrove Kayaking Adventure

Mangrove Kayaking Adventure

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Big Bus Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket

Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket

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Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
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Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore

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The 10 Tastings of Singapore With Locals: Private Street Food Tour
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Night Safari Ticket

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Singapore City Tour
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Singapore City Tour

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Singapore Night out @ Marina Bay

Singapore Night out @ Marina Bay

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Recent reviews from experiences in Singapore

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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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The whole tour
Wendy_A, Mar. 2020
Gardens by the Bay with 2 Flower Dome + River Cruise + Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Ramesh was great guide, got to see and experience the sights and sounds of Singapore without having to worry about how to do this.
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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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very good
Svetlana_C, Dec. 2019
Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise
good excursion for those that have only 1-2 days in Singapore to see the main sightseeings.
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A great ride - very knowledgeable.
John_L, Nov. 2019
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
A bike tour a great way to see Singapore and this tour covered it.
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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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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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Awesome bike tour
Pioneer587832, Sep. 2019
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
A wonderful way to get to see downtown Singapore as well as some history.
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A fascination lesson on Singapores war history
Peter19552015, Aug. 2019
Historical Battlebox Tour in Singapore
This short 75 minute tour demonstrated and clarified the events that led up to the fall of Singapore during WW2.
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Private Tour Singapore
Jonell_H, Jun. 2019
Private Customized Singapore Car Tour (Half Day or Full Day)
I definitely would like to visit once again if ever I am in Asia.
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Singapore highlights
Shirley_L, Dec. 2018
Private Half Day Singapore City Tour with Botanical Orchid Garden
We only had a few hours to see Singapore and this tour fit the bill.
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Excellent day out at Gardens by the...
Sheila H, Nov. 2017
Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket
Both domes are equally interesting with loads to see and do.

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.

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