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10 Best Things to do in Singapore – Discover Singapore

A safe space for fun, retail therapy and basking in luxury, Singapore is a great leisure holiday destination. Here are some of the most interesting attractions in Singapore.

1

Explore Chinatown

Many hued, exotic and delightful, Singapore's Chinatown can take you into a different world. The locality is easily accessible to guests at many best-value hotels in Singapore. You can wander along narrow alleyways, savour Chinese delectable at tea houses and visit historic shophouses. The hawker stalls offer a taste bud teasing array of Chinese food alongside souvenir shops selling curious for less than 1 Singaporean dollar.

2

Go for a promenade a la Marina Bay Waterfront

A custom-designed, environmentally friendly recreational centre, the Marina Bay waterfront is ideal for people of all ages. You can let your kids frolic near the fountains, gaze at the tall skyscrapers and watch the sunset at the bayfront. There are motion sensor fans and mist sprays that provide relief from the heat of the sun, not to mention the breeze blowing from the bay area. Hotels such as the Destination Singapore Beach Road provide quick access to the promenade.

3

Go to Orchard Road

Singapore's elite frequent Orchard road to shop for branded items and dine in style. The glitz and glamour of Singapore are ever-present at the Orchard road's shopping malls, ritzy restaurants and cafés. If you are in Singapore for a bit of retail therapy, take to the Orchard road. The prices are high but so is the quality of items available lavishly across the road.

4

Bumboat rides downtown

A bumboat rode won't cost you much. It is one of the cheapest and possibly the fastest way to witness the sophistication of downtown Singapore. Try to catch a ride late in the evening in time to see the sunset over the waterfront and the light show at Marina Bay.

5

Spend a day at the Gardens by the Bay

You can spend a leisurely day of serene fun at the Garden by the Bay. Some of the attractions including the kid's play area adjoining the fun-filled water park are free of charge. But spare some cash to visit the Cloud Forest with its sleek waterfall and the flower dome.

6

Visit the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck

The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark's observation deck on the 57th level offers a panoramic view of the cityscape. It is a 360-degree view of Singapore in all its modern glory. If you go on a guided tour, you'll even be able to use the infinity pool, generally reserved for hotel guests.

7

Enjoy the nightlife at Clarke Quay

The foremost nightlife epicentre in Singapore, Clarke Quay treasures an energetic, bohemian vibe. Once dusk falls in purple bushels, Clarke Quay puts on its party attire and countless bars and restaurants beckon visitors. You can bar hop and stroll along the area until wee hours in the morning.

8

Go to the Singapore Botanic Gardens

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a stunning spectacle. Even botanists frequent the garden to enjoy its various plants but the best way to enjoy its beauty is to simply wander around free of agendas. You can even pack a picnic to take to the garden. Don't miss out on spending some time at the National Orchid Garden with its thousands of orchid species.

9

Have fun in Sentosa Island

A veritable playground for both kids and adults, Sentosa is filled with thrills and bubbly fun. You'll find casinos, beach resorts and even adventures in the forest on the island. Go on adventure rides at the Universal Studio and visit the amazing sea aquarium with its countless sea creatures.

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Take a tour of fdestination

Jurong Bird Park is massive. There are separate areas reserved for different bird species. The African waterfall aviary is a sought-after location at the park along with the Lory Loft, the swan lake and the Birds of paradise. Buy tram tickets at the entrance to tour the length and breadth of the park without overtiring yourself.