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Fun things to do in Singapore - Must-Experience Activities in Lion City Singapore

Frequented by countless visitors Singapore is among Asia's premier holiday hubs. Home to the region's most popular entertainment and retail hotspots must- do activities in Singapore are as follows.

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Explore Iconic Singapore Zoo

Revered as one of the world's finest open-plan wildlife sanctuaries the Singapore Zoo is a veritable icon in the region for its conservation efforts and innovative zoo attractions. Spending a day at this award-winning zoo is therefore a must- have experience for all first time visitors to Singapore as the 28 hectare venue is home to a whopping 315 species of wildlife. The Night Safari is the zoo's signature experience and visitors can tour the globe's one and only zoo enclosure devoted to nocturnal creatures on this exciting excursion after sunset. Visitors based in a conveniently placed luxury hotel in Singapore such as Sheraton Towers Singapore will have easy access to the zoo and other popular activity bases in the Lion City.

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Dining and shopping in Chinatown

Tipped to be a bargain hunter's dream come true Chinatown in Singapore is another must-experience locale for shopaholics as well as foodies. Lined with markets selling everything under the sun the area which is the stronghold of the country's Chinese community is also the best place to sample Chinese cuisine. Street side stalls and local eateries offer mouth-watering Chinese fare at reasonable rates while bargain shoppers will also find consumer goods at unbelievable prices down the alleyways of this bustling commercial hub.

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Tour the Singapore Botanic Gardens

As one of the Lion City's greenest corners a tour of Singapore would truly be incomplete without a stopover at this picturesque horticultural space. Spread out across a vast expanse of nearly 183 acres the Singapore Botanic Gardens is located at the heart of the bustling metropolis and holds the distinct honour of being the only botanical space in the world that is offers free access to visitors all year round. Home to more than 60,000 plant varieties this breathtaking garden is also home to the National Orchid Garden as well as three scenic lakes.

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Dine in Clarke Quay

Revered as one of the Lion City's premier dining hubs the riverside recreational heartland of Clarke Quay is another highlight visitors must experience. Offering tourists a plethora of dining and shopping options the main attribute of this riverfront leisure area is its vast collection of chic bars, restaurants and night clubs.

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Day at Universal Studios

Perfect for families and groups travellers exploring Singapore a visit to the country's hottest theme park hub Universal Studios is an activity that is popular among seasoned visitors to the island nation. As the only Universal Studios theme park outside of North America the iconic leisure hub littered with thrilling rides is a veritable icon in Singapore's entertainment scene. Home to over 20 regions based on blockbuster movie franchises the venue also houses the world's tallest pair of "duelling" rollercoaster among countless other movie themed rides.

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Enjoy the Views from the Singapore Flyer

Even larger than the British capital's London Eye the Singapore Flyer is the world's largest observation wheel. Offering tourists panoramic views across the island and its metropolitan landscape the towering landmark is reputedly 30m taller than the London Eye. Built at the summit of a 3 storey building, the 165m high and 150m wide Singapore Flyer moves at a speed of 0.21m per second. Open to visitors both day and night the breathtaking views of the city afforded by the Flyer are some of the finest in the island.f