Singapore, a land with futuristic marvels and sky-kissing buildings, Singapore is ahead of one’s time. With the brilliantly lit lights that sway around at night highlighting its modern architectures. It almost feels like the stars have landed on earth.
Singapore is known for its fast-paced growth and the year 2019 is promising with some impressive and new shopping malls, exquisite dining venues and luxurious hotels with a view to die being inaugurated in the country. Perhaps 2019 is a perfect year to be chosen to explore with family but wait, it also has some exciting discotheques to groove your hips and happening nightlife to be relished with your fun-loving buddies. Apart from all the electro-modern world, Singapore also has some nature trails in the midst of modernity.
One can explore the emerald part of Singapore in their Botanical gardens and Pulau Ubin. Singapore is also ideal to be visited in 2019 by shoestring travelers as this travel destination has several ‘comforts to the wallet’ things to do and see. From local binge plazas to divine temples to lush gardens, to inexpensive shopping markets, there is hardly anything that you can’t find in this country. So now, if you have a thought to check to mark the world’s only island city-state, then scroll down our list of some of the places to visit in Singapore in 2019.
1. Gardens by the Bay
Unquestionably, Gardens by the Bay receives a lot of admiration and a must-see attraction on every traveler’s list. This place will take you to an imaginative place and it is a tourist hot-spot for all the good reason. The Marina Bay holds amazing Super tree Grove and it is comeliest at night. It gives an impression of being in an imaginative place with all sorts of attractions to visit such as Flower Dome and Cloud Forest which gives an eye-popping sight to the spectators. The Gardens by the Bay complex is divided into three bays – central, east and south. Thankfully, it contains a promenade where you can stop for a coffee or dine when the tour gets tiresome.
2. Little India and Arab Street
The Arab Street and Little India are popular tourist places and they create a unique experience of its own. You will feel unlatched from the modern city to a paradise like a place fitted with small shops, cozy cafes and historical Mosques. The Arab Street to be specific has age-old structures, shopping stalls, and authentic Arabian cuisine, the feel it offers is heavenly. Little India, on the other hand, was actually an Indian community in Singapore during the colonial times. Just like the Arabian Streets that have many stalls and Mosques, Little India as well as a number of exquisite shopping options; eateries offering Indian cuisine; and temples like Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, which is the most famous Hindu temple to see here.
3. Singapore Flyer
The best way to have a look at Singapore is from above. Think about it, you get a birds-eye view of the entire city. Perhaps, make plans on which place to stopover, even better, dwell at the moment and watch the sun slide down (If you happen to visit during sundowning). Singapore Flyer is basically an observation wheel which surges 165 meters and it is Asia’s largest giant wheels. At the flyer, you can get an insight of the technology behind the wheel and also get a sneak peek into the history and evolution of Singapore. This ride can brush your knowledge and thus, it is the best attraction for kids. Make sure to visit this place during your city tour for a breathtaking view overlooking the F1 track, Gardens by the Bay, views of the skyline and parts of Malaysia as well as Indonesia.
4. Universal Studios
Universal Studios is located in the ever thrilling destination in Singapore, Sentosa Island. This is undoubted, one of the best places to visit with family. This place is definitely the ‘it’ place to visit for a fun-filled day out. Completely loaded with entertainment, excitement, and enthusiasm, here you can find numerous restaurants, cafes and shopping areas to gallop the delicious food. You can also visit the ‘Walk of Fame’ and create a striking pose with Hollywood personalities. That’s not all if the thrill is what you are looking for, the thrill is what you will get in the adrenaline-pumping roller coaster, Battlestar Galactica. Universal Studios have other many sights and things to do that will keep you charged all day such as Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt zone, Lost World of Dinosaurs and many more fun features.
5. Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens are worth a visit while in Singapore. The charm and luscious greens of this place will make you feel refreshed. Being Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, this garden treasures rare and endemic species of exotic flora. This famous tourist attraction receives many nature lovers and inside the park, you can find the star attraction and Singapore’s national flower – Orchid. The Botanic Gardens also has a number of lakes packed with ducks and swans. It is a perfect place to soak in the beauty of Mother Nature and relax amidst the soothing ambiance, listening to the music created by birds, wind, trees, and swans. This Park certainly is a major crowd puller in Singapore to escape from the bustling city.
Chinatown is always filled with excitement amidst the hustle market. It is an incomplete tour if you are not visiting Chinatown during your holidays in Singapore. This busy destination is best known for its authentic Chinese food, bright red lanterns and vibrant shops around every corner selling souvenirs and traditional Chinese products. This place also has an impressive Sri Mariamman Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temple. These two are the major attractions in China Market and to top this up, you cannot miss a visit to one of the most colorful Chinese temples, Thian Hock Keng. Built in 1820, this temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.
7. Singapore Zoo
A visit to Singapore Zoo will raise your eyebrows to see some beautiful and endangered animals dwelling inside the premises. A happy family venue to visit, Singapore Zoo is one of the best places to go as it houses more than 300 species that include Giraffes, Koalas, Zebras, and White Tigers. The zoo has been divided into different zones depending on the animal’s habitat. In Frozen Tundra you can find species such as polar bears and raccoon dogs, in Fragile Forest you will find a rich rainforest filled with insects and beetles as well as flying foxes to name a few. Over at the Primate Kingdom, you can see Java Langurs, Lion-tailed Macaques, etc. A great way to make a day as Singapore Zoo offers other attractive things to do and see as well like Splash Safari Show, Orangutan Exhibit, and Jungle Breakfast.
8. Changi Museum
Changi Museum is one of the popular museums in Singapore, here you can learn about the story of those who suffered under Japanese occupation during WWII. The museum narrates a story through its letters, photographs, and drawings display. Basically, the museum is separated into five zones including a gift shop and a chapel in the middle and each zone has a series of murals painstakingly recreated from originals painted by Bombardier Stanley Warren. Travelers can also get an audio guided tour around the Changi Museum. Other must-visit museums are Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and National Museum of Singapore.
9. S.E.A Aquarium
This impressive S.E.A Aquarium is located on Sentosa Island and it proves to be an interesting attraction for both adults and kids. Being one of the best family-friendly places, this venue is home to more than 100,000 marine species. One can get an unmatched experience seeing the exotic marine life such as Sting Rays, Sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Turtles, and Coral Reefs. Besides, there are other attractions inside the complex apart from the magnificent marine life in the aquarium. You can have an interactive session with the dolphins at the Dolphin Island and also dive into the Shark Seas Habitat and swim with numerous species of sea predators like stingrays and manta rays. A visit to SEA Aquarium will give you an extraordinary experience during your tour in Singapore.
10. Changi Beach
Amongst the must-visit places in Singapore, a day trip to Changi Beach is necessary. This place has a beach park which is one of the oldest coastal parks in Singapore. A calming ambient 28-hectare beach, Changi Beach has approximately 3.3 km Long Park that nestles between Changi Point and Changi Ferry Road. A trip here on a sunny day won’t let you down as this tourist attraction has leisure activities to partake like a stroll along the beach, that can never get old. There is also a place for family picnics and you can as well contemplate as the sun sets.
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