Singapore, a city state with over 5 million people and three times as many visitors, packs almost as much of a punch as its infamous Singapore Sling cocktail. A new culture reveals itself at every corner in the world’s meeting place. The city’s culinary experiences match its diverse history where you can have a AED 6 meal or a AED 1400 meal with each bringing its own set of satisfactions.
The shopping of its most famous luxury retail district Orchard Road is unparalleled, stretching 2.2-kilometres with six department stores, 22 malls and close to 5,000 brands and offshoot lanes providing less expensive high street labels. Singapore matches its world-class amenities to its out of this world architecture with its Singapore Flyer observation wheel and Gardens By The Bay 16 storey high gardens. Here’s what should be on your top-10 hit list of things to do in Singapore:
1. Night Safari
This family-friendly nocturnal safari park lets you see leopards, hyenas, zebras, elephants and more once the sun goes down.
2. Singapore Flyer
The world’s largest observation wheel (165m high) offers views of the city and Marina Bay.
3. Sentosa Island
This island resort has beaches, theme parks and plenty of attractions to appeal to the whole family including Universal Studios.
4. Gardens by the Bay
These man-made gardens contain more than 500,000 plants along with towering Supertrees up to 16 storeys high that light up at night.
5. Singapore Botanic Gardens
At its current site since 1859, the 74ha gardens include rainforest, orchids, bonsais, eco-gardens, lakes and sculptures.
This luxury hotel’s biggest drawcard is the 150m long infinity pool overlooking the city from 57 storeys high.
7. Singapore Zoo
This 28ha zoo is set among rainforest and home to more than 315 species including white tigers, sun bears and lemurs.
8. Universal Studios Singapore
Thrill rides, action-packed shows and beloved characters abound at Universal Studios, where family fun never runs out.
9. Sri Mariamman Temple
Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is absolutely mesmerising with its unique entrance tower adorned with colourful characters.
10. Wild Wet Park
Featuring five exhilarating water slides, a lazy river and toddler play area, Wild Wet Park satisfies the whole family.
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