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10 Best Things to do in Singapore - Top 10 Tourist Activities in Singapore

The Lion City welcomes countless visitors from around the world as the country is a popular playground for the masses. Here are ten engaging activities every visitor should enjoy in the Lion City.

1

Spend the Day at Universal Studios

As the only Universal Studios in Asia, the Singapore instalment of the globally renowned theme park is an activity hub like no other. Home to a plethora of rollercoaster rides and other family-oriented activity hotspots, the park is divided into zones based on popular Hollywood movies and television shows. The venue's also where one finds the world's largest duelling rollercoaster.

2

Enjoy a Night Safari

Often regarded as the most exciting way to discover nocturnal creatures occupying the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari excursion is accessible to visitors once the sun goes down. The enclosure which is inhabited by nearly 120 nocturnal species can be explored via tram and on foot although a guided tour is the best way to experience the creatures of the night.

3

Bargain Hunt in Little India

Shopaholics and bargain hunters alike should not miss the chance to shop around the markets and the Mustafa Centre in Little India. Offering travellers fantastic discounts on clothing, accessories and specialized goods from China and India, the area is a dream come true for those on a budget.

4

Shop till You Drop in Orchard Road

Compared to Fifth Avenue and Bond Street, Orchard Road is Singapore's fashion capital. Home to over 20 malls and more than 5 department stores, the signature outlets and local fashion boutiques make shopping down Orchard Road a decidedly fun experience.

5

Tour the National Gallery

Southeast Asian art fanatics should not miss the chance to spend a day at the National Gallery. Containing an impressive 8000 pieces of art, the venue highlights the evolution of the region's art scene from its inception to contemporary times. Housed within the former City Hall and Supreme Court structures, different exhibitions take place throughout the year at this illustrious gallery.

6

Splash around Sentosa Island

Those who are in search of a beach hub and a recreational heartland in Singapore will find no finer alternative to Sentosa Island. The S.E.A Aquarium, the Adventure Cove Waterpark and Skyline Luge Sentosa are all part of this leisure hotspot where families and couples can enjoy a grand old time in Singapore.

7

Discover the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

With nearly 140 bird species occupying its confines, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is one of the lesser-known highlights in Singapore. Nature lovers visiting Singapore should not miss the chance to explore this sprawling reserve where sandpipers, egrets, kingfisher and herons roam free.

8

Spend an Afternoon at Merlion Park

The Merlion sculpture is the landmark that's symbolized Singapore for decades and the park located adjacent to the attraction is an equally engaging highlight in the Lion City. Spend an afternoon at this spacious park which affords captivating views of the Singapore River and snap a selfie with the iconic Merlion in the backdrop. Visitors staying at Grand Park City Hall or any similar City Hall hotel in Singapore will have easy access to this park.

9

Go Snorkelling

While Singapore is not an Asian beach Mecca, snorkelling is an activity that's accessible to those who head to Pulau Hantu. Both divers and snorkellers will find the underwater landscapes off the coast of the island pristine and rich in marine life.

10

Dine like a Local at a Hawker Centre

Hawker Centres are where Singapore's best treats are served daily and dining in one of these inexpensive dining venues is a must for all first-timers.

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