Recent Searches
Clear
Things to do in Singapore

Things to do in  Singapore

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 15 attractions in Singapore

#1
Merlion Park

Merlion Park

star-52,684
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
#2
Little India

Little India

star-52,155
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
#3
Singapore Chinatown

Singapore Chinatown

star-53,082
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
#4
Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay

star-51,613
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
#5
Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

star-51,524
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
#6
Bugis Street

Bugis Street

star-3.5190
Located near downtown Singapore, Bugis Street is one of the largest and most famous shopping areas in the city. Formerly a red light district and gathering spot for the transgender community, today this covered market is home to hundreds of stalls and shops selling everything from clothing and accessories to electronics and souvenirs.More
#7
Marina Bay

Marina Bay

star-51,759
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
#8
Kampong Glam

Kampong Glam

star-52,360
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
#9
Singapore River

Singapore River

star-4.5469
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
#10
Battlebox

Battlebox

star-4.5233
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
#11
Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

star-316
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
#12
St. John’s Island

St. John’s Island

star-3.515
With a sinister past as a quarantine center, political prison, and drug rehab operation, St. John’s Island remains one of the quieter of Singapore’s outlying islands, with not so much as a café or a shop. Spend the night in bungalows, enjoy the island’s cat population, or fish from the pier or off the beach.More
#13
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

star-5575
The imposing, five-story Tang-style Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was constructed entirely around a single tooth. Not just any tooth but that believed to be the canine tooth of the Buddha. The sacred relic was discovered by the Venerable Cakkapala and is now enshrined at the temple.More
#14
Orchard Road

Orchard Road

star-4.5564
Singapore’s premier retail street, Orchard Road is a one-stop destination for everything from giant shopping malls, upmarket hotels and fine-dining establishments to basement food halls and entertainment complexes. There’s something for everyone in the famous district, which is named after the nutmeg plantations that once occupied the area during the 19th century.More
#15
Singapore Botanical Garden & National Orchid Garden

Singapore Botanical Garden & National Orchid Garden

star-5117
Dating back to 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens displays a collection of some 10,000 types of plants—mostly tropical flora—across 183 landscaped acres (84 hectares). The expansive grounds are home to the National Orchid Garden, with its impressive collection of 60,000 colorful orchids representing 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids.More

Trip ideas

Where to Find Wildlife in Singapore

Where to Find Wildlife in Singapore

Guide to Singapore's Hawker Centers

Guide to Singapore's Hawker Centers

How to Spend 3 Days in Singapore

How to Spend 3 Days in Singapore

Top activities in Singapore

Singapore Duck Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Singapore Duck Tour

star-4
90
From
US$33.07
Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket

Gardens By The Bay Admission Ticket

star-4.5
250
From
US$14.97
Full Coverage Singapore Private City Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore

star-5
1024
From
US$63.60
The 10 Tastings of Singapore With Locals: Private Street Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Singapore Private Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Night Safari Ticket

Night Safari Ticket

star-4
7
From
US$46.39
Singapore City Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Singapore City Tour

star-4
980
From
US$33.62
Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

Recent reviews from experiences in Singapore

star-5
Excellent!
Tom_S, Jul 2022
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
Would highly recommend as an opportunity to see many areas of Singapore.
star-5
Tour of Singapore
Mick_O, Jul 2022
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
This tour was great and on the bike was an interesting way to see the different areas.
star-5
Fun kayaking tour.
Richard_C, Jul 2022
Mangrove Kayaking Adventure
Great way to see a different side of Singapore.
star-4
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.
star-5
Nice start of our Singapore Family Trip with Mark
Anthony_T, Aug 2022
Singapore Private Food and Culture Tour
This tour is a wonderful way to visit various sections of the city and sample different kinds of delicious food while learning about Singapore's history.
star-5
Well worth your time and money
bstrenk2002, Jul 2022
Nightout at Chinatown & Bugis Village Tour (includes dinner)
It was fun, lots to see and very relaxing to be on this ride.
star-5
Explore a little off the beaten track
Matthew_J, Jun 2022
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Singapore Private Tour
He was an extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide who was able to take us to some lesser-known locations of interest in Singapore that are a little off the beaten track, as well as providing us insight into some of the well-known attractions.
star-5
High value tour
Mohan_R, Jun 2022
Private Tour: Nighttime Sightseeing with River Cruise
This is an efficient and effective tour covering the top attractions in Singapore.
star-5
Excellent
Bradley_T, Jun 2022
Lion City Bike Tour of Singapore
Learned about Singapore culture and familiarised myself with the key attractions of the city.
star-5
Amazing food tour!
Stephen_F, May 2022
The 10 Tastings of Singapore With Locals: Private Street Food Tour
He also had some excellent suggestions for other things to do while we were in Singapore, and showed us how easy and convenient it is to take MRT anywhere.
star-4
Value for money but work for it
Ankitha_N, May 2022
Go City: Singapore All-Inclusive Pass with 35+ Attractions
The attractions mentioned in the pass have day constraints.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
Amazing Singapore
GALINA_T, Jan 2020
Singapore City Tour
Singapore is beautiful city and tour guide made good observation of it’s attractions.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
Day pass
veronica_h, Nov 2019
SG Explorer Pass with Dukw Tour
Hop on hop off covers all attractions.
We perform checks on reviews

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.

Currency
Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Time Zone
SGT (UTC +7)
Country Code
+65
Language(s)
Chinese

People Also Ask

What Singapore is famous for?

A tiny island but a travel hub, Singapore is known for shopping, street food, and its skyline, particularly Marina Bay Sands. Changi Airport, home to a 130-foot (40-meter) waterfall, is considered one of the world’s best airports, while the iconic Raffles Hotel gave the world the Singapore Sling cocktail.

...More
How can I spend 3 days in Singapore?

Singapore is a great destination for a long weekend. Get foodie at hawker courts, cocktail bars, or fine dining—or take a cooking course. Explore world-class museums; shop the malls on Orchard Road; or visit the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo, the light show at Marina Bay Sands, or the amusements on Sentosa Island.

...More
What is there to do in Singapore at night?

Singapore is magical at night. Join a night cruise; visit the SkyPark observation deck; hit stylish cocktail bars; watch nocturnal animals on the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo; or savor the light and water show at Marina Bay Sands or the light and sound show at Gardens by the Bay.

...More
What should you not miss in Singapore?

Singapore is crazy diverse: head to Sentosa for theme parks, Marina Bay for skyline views, Chinatown for temples and shops, and Little India for food and street art. Sip a Singapore Sling, eat chili crab and Hainanese chicken rice, and tour a museum. Gardens by the Bay and the Night Safari at Singapore Zoo are must-dos.

...More
What indoor activities can you do in Singapore?

Singapore has all the indoor activities you’d expect in a global financial hub. Choose between spas, malls, museums, workshops, galleries, cinemas, eateries, and cooking classes. Try your hand at parkour, ice skating, trampolining, ax throwing, and more—or opt for city signatures like hawker courts or the Gardens by the Bay.

...More
Is Singapore a safe country?

Yes. With fearsome penalties, strong social bonds, and a repressive government, Singapore boasts one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. It’s not unusual for Singaporeans to fall victims to scams, but crimes such as robbery, snatch theft, assault, murder, and stranger rape are extremely rare.

...More
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the top things to do in Singapore?
Q:
What are the top activities in Singapore?
Q:
What are the top things to do near Singapore?
A:
Check out things to do near Singapore:
Q:
What do I need to know before visiting Singapore?