If you unfurl a world map and try to look for Singapore, you’d see it depicted as a little red dot. But, that’s no indication of what it country is or how prosperous it has been. Despite having a total area of just 719 kilometers, the clout it has in the world - especially in the Asia-Pacific region is commendable. Of course, Singapore isn’t an all-work-and-no-play type as it offers plenty of interesting experiences for just about every traveler. In case you are planning a visit to this city-state, here’s a list of places to travel in Singapore.
Top Most Places To Visit In Singapore
Visit The Universal Studios
Universal Studios Singapore, as it is officially called, is one of the only such amusement parks in South East Asia. Designed by the famed Hollywood production house, this park is sure to set every movie buff’s heart racing with its assortment of 20 themed attractions. These are just any attractions of course, rather they are the lore of some of Universal’s biggest blockbusters. Step in and you will get to hang with the autobots from Transformers, the bunch of four goofy friends from Madagascar, or walk about the ruins of The Lost World, and also interact with Shrek.
That’s not all, there are five roller coaster rides and two water rides within the park, which will surely give you a jolt of adrenaline. All this and plenty more fun and entertainment avenues included makes this the perfect destination for some pleasurable family time.
Frolic in and around the Marina Bay
The Marina Bay area stands as a testament to all the growth Singapore has seen over the last few decades. From start to finish, the entire complex took over $5.5 billion to develop and the end result will leave you breathless. Brightly lit buildings, perfectly illuminated waterfront, casino, various high-end shopping and dining options add to the allure of this place. In case you are planning to visit, make sure to get here around 08:00 PM local time to witness a spectacular light show, where all the structures in and around the bay will be lit up.
Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer
Constructed in 2008, the Singapore Flyer is the second tallest Ferris Wheel in the world with a height of 165 meters. If you are in Singapore and if a little altitude doesn’t scare you, step into the giant Ferris wheel and look at the tiny nation in all its glory. The operators, in fact, have dubbed it the Observation Wheel for all the glorious views that if offers over the course of a day in various lighting conditions.
Shop and eat at Chinatown
The Chinatown locality is one of the most iconic locations in Singapore. You can get your hands on some authentic Chinese food, buy souvenir (many claim they are the cheapest you can find). If you’re looking for a culture and history lesson, head over to the Chinatown Heritage Centre to get a glimpse of the everyday lifestyle of Chinese immigrants and how they have acclimated to their Singaporean surrounding.
Take a trip to the Underwater World
The Underwater World is a popular option among all tourists that enter the Singaporean shores. Here, you can see marine life from a breathtakingly new point of view through the 83m tunnel enclosed in Plexiglas. You can watch some exotic species like stingrays, sharks, dolphins among others hover above your head just a few feet away. Also, an added incentive to visit here is that you get to watch the dolphins dance to the music.
Get set to race at the Marina Bay F1 circuit
The Formula One circuit at the Marina Bay is one of the best racing tracks in the world, which blends inch-perfect engineering and unusually thrilling experience into one. In the off season, you can find plenty of racing tracks where you can suit up and hit the tarmac on the rev-happy F1 supercars. You can find a variety of packages, starting from a 15-minute ride to a 1-hour one and experience what it feels like to be a race car driver. Make sure to give it a try if you budget allows you.
Although on the expensive side, the city-state of Singapore offers a multitude of experiences that can make your next trip a truly exciting spectacle.