Singapore Things to Do

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Singapore Things to Do

  • Sentosa Island

    Singapore Things to Do

    If you are staying in Singapore, and want to see beautiful beaches and nature without travelling too far, then it is very easy to get to the Sentosa Island. The island is connected to the city of Singapore by a bridge, so you can either travel by taxi, take the Sentosa Express train from the Harbour Front underground station, or take the cable car...

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  • Little India

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    On a trip to Singapore I decided to base my self in Little India and I was glad to have done it. It had all the charm, colour, atmosphere and noise of an Indian community but with the Singapore cleanliness. It was on the train line, had some great Hawker Stalls and some fantastic restaurants.

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  • Zoological Gardens & Night Safari

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    Singapore Zoo is world renowned, and there are good reasons why. For some, the 'old school' style zoo (compared to plains styled zoos) might be offensive. However, on this crowded, small island nation, it's pleasing to see how well they keep their animals compared to many of the world's zoos in places where space isn't at such a premium. This is...

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  • Orchard Road

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    Imagine one shopping where, instead of clothes, shoes, bags or cosmetics, you only have computers and accessories. Good! Imagine that, everywhere, large screens show you a soccer game. That’s the final revenge of men. We saw the Paradise in Singapore. And... Believe me! All Singapore was wathching... Portugal playing with Argentina (a draw!)

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  • Clarke Quay

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    Picking up a concept which has proven successful in other cities, the old harbour area around Clarke Quay was converted into a leisure area with cafés, shops, bars etc. The high density of them makes it an easy area for club hopping and pub crawling. Though some parts needed to be filled with life, it feels a little more authentic than in Sentosa....

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  • Universal Studios

    Singapore Things to Do

    It is cheaper to buy Universal Studios tickets in a booth in Changi Airport in Terminal 2. The regular price for a One-Day Pass is S$74 but we got it there for only S$65. There was even a S$10 meal voucher and a S$5 Retail Voucher free! They also offer Child Passes but for Senior Passes, you need to get it from the park gate itself on the day...

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  • Jurong Bird Park

    Singapore Things to Do

    The Jurong Bird Park is worth a visit for all overseas visitors. In this sprawling bird park you will see parrots, macaws, pelicans, vultures, eagles and ostriches. There is also a tram ride for those who do not want to walk the long distance. There are cafes and restaurants for visitors. In the penguin section, the birds are kept in an...

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  • Songs of the Sea - Sentosa Island

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    It is not "the end of the world", this show combining music, water jets and laser lights, but after a day strolling in the island to visit its several attractions, it is a relaxing end of the day, sitting for half an hour and watching this free event, before returning to mainland.

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  • Botanical Gardens

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    The Singapore Botanical Gardens is a delight, a breath of fresh air in a crowded city. Located not far from the touristy Orchard Road (a good walk if you are up to it), it's a pleasant break from the push and shove of downtown Singapore. Take a picnic (as many locals do) and a book and share a few hours 'holiday' break with someone. The gardens...

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  • Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay

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    Had the Ala-Carte Japanese Buffet @ Esplanade Mall during the visiting to Esplanade Mall. At $23.80 ++ /pax , over 30 dishes for us to choose from. The sushi & sashimi is very fresh and nice , over our expectation. The skewers especially Tsukune ( Homemade Chicken Ball ) is very nice... The buffet definitely worth of money . Highly...

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  • Bugis Street

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    Try to allot some time for shopping alone. Head to Bugis Street for a good bargain of souvenir items, or to the Lucky Plaza along Orchard Road (lots of Filipinos there too). For second-hand gadgets, go to Mustafa Centre .

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  • Marina Bay

    Singapore Things to Do

    Marina Bay is a commercial area and is great place for tourist to visit. The Bay is surrounded by modern buildings. There are many things to see like the Singapore Flyer, the Esplanade Theatre and off course more restaurants/cafes, shopping malls, hotel, and galleries, garden by the bay. Anyway we did enjoy looking around at Marina Bay.

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  • Underwater World

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    A common aquarium becomes special with a simple idea: Instead of making you walk around and over the aquarium, a moving belt carries you below it, giving you the sensation of living inside the aquarium, watching the sharks and the other big fishes passing over your head. Really nice. Fernanda "says" that she suffers from clautrophobia, but she...

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  • Chinatown

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    With most of Singapore's population having Chinese roots in the one or other way, it surprised me that something like Chinatown exists at all. But yes, there is a Chinatown. Here, old temples, souvenir shops and food stalls mix with Singaporean cleanliness. From an architectural point of view, it has a good balance between high-rise buildings and...

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  • Arab Street

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    Arab Street is famous for textiles material like silk, Indian fabric and Indonesian batik but I wouldn’t know much about fabric but my partner does. You can haggle here till you are satisfied with the price. For me walking in Arab Street is pleasurable, smelling the aroma from many of the halal restaurants. For lunch we ate and experience in one...

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  • Merlion Park

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    Singapore icon and mythical creatures the Merlion is a statue that resembles half fish and half Lion. It is well known throughout the world and favorite landmark for visitors to take pictures. The surrounding area also has a great view of Marina Bay, Singapore Flyer, Art and Science Building and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with huge boat on the top....

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  • Raffles Hotel

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    The Raffles Hotel marks the heart of Singapore's Colonial Society and was the Port of Call for celebrities visiting the region. The Hotel was opened in 1887 by Armenian Bsuinessmen who named it after the legendary founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.Though the troubles of the WWII and post-war years required some refurbishment, the hotel has...

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  • Boat Quay

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    While the old harbour area around Clarke Quay has been converted into a bar and restaurant district, the northern area of Boat Quay has polished out it colonial flair. Restaurants and shops are found here as well, but things go a little quieter around here. Not only the square with the Raffles statue on it (see separate tip) gives you an idea...

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  • Geylang

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    If you find yourself in Geylang, be sure to check out the Malay village for an eye-opening vision into local culture. Go with a positive attitude and an open mind, the locals will welcome you with open arms. I was personally on a mancation and using Francis McDougal's singapore guide to find some (special) massage places, but I'd HIGHLY recommend...

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  • National Orchid Garden

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    I've been to the Botanical Gardens a couple of times and each time, I feel refreshed and renewed. There's always something about breathing in clean air, feasting my eyes on the greens and enjoying a quiet, calm place. This is a place for nature lovers, for photographers and for budget fun. The only place in here (so far as I know) that charges is...

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  • Singapore Flyer

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    For around $30SD you can see bird’s eye view of Singapore for 30 minutes on Singapore High Flyer. It is Singapore answer to the London Eye but taller. The Singapore High Flyer is 165 meter high. They say on a clear day you could see Malaysia and Indonesia, we didn’t all we saw was Singapore and that’s good enough.

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  • Cable Cars

    Singapore Things to Do

    We chose to go to Sentosa Island via cable car and glad we did, the cable car ride was fun as you can see spectacular view part of Singapore from above. The cable car runs from the top of Mount Faber Station, through the top of the World Trade Centre Station (Harbor Front) and then onto Sentosa Station. We caught the cable car from World Trade...

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  • Sri Mariamman Temple

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    The colourful building of Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown is the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore and it is one of the major tourist attractions. The temple is Dravidian style and serves South Indian Tamil. It was founded by Indian entrepreneur Narraina Pillal in 1827.

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  • Asian Civilisations Museum

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    South Asia was the last Gallery that we had to see, another one that was full on interesting displays. This one is a little different, as in the main South Asian gallery there was a selection of coins, jewellery and terracotta figures from early civilisations. A lot of the gallery, has quite a bright display of religious artefacts. South Asia was...

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  • Merlion on Sentosa Island

    Singapore Things to Do

    As mentioned in the Sentosa Island, to get to the Merlion, get off at the Imbiah Station. The ticket costs SGD10 if you go inside the Merlion’s body, but you don’t have to pay if you prefer just staying outside the boundary and if it’s okay with you to have your picture taken with the merlion as a background only… that's practically speaking,...

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  • Fountain of Wealth

    Singapore Things to Do

    This is a very unique fountain and really a very beautiful one. This fountain is based on a Hindu Mandala which means has a symbolic meaning of harmony and unity amongst the four races of Singapore. Many people come to touch the waters for luck and I was even told we should walk around the centre 6 times. I only visited here in the day and I was...

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  • Kusu Island

    Singapore Things to Do

    The Imperial Cheng Ho takes you on a half day cruise from the Harbour, past the mouth of the Singapore River and the Tanjong Pagar container terminal (one of the busiest in the world) before sailing out past some of Singapores smaller islands and on to Kusu Island. A tiny island, Kusu is said to have been formed by a giant sea turtle which...

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  • Fort Canning Park

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    The story of Singapore's surrender to the Japanese in World War II is documented here at the Battle Box. Located inside Fort Canning Park there are audio accounts from the British of the fight and eventual defeat in 1942. There are plenty of mannequins and realistic props in the rooms and the experience feels quite authentic.

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  • Chinese & Japanese Gardens

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    From end-Aug to around 23 Sep, the Chinese Gardens is celebrating the lantern festival. There are live acrobatic and kungfu shows every night at 8pm. I particularly enjoyed the kungfu performance. View a short clip of the performances here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/11353754@N06/9693338630/

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  • Chinese Heritage Museum

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    Usually, people go to Chinatown to buy souvenirs, take pictures of the colorful hanging lamps and eat. There's a museum there tho. Right outside the MRT station. It's the Chinese Heritage Museum. But most pay it no mind... the entrance is dull....red and brown... people's eyes are usually drawn to the tiny shops along the street or distracted by...

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  • Dolphin Lagoon

    Singapore Things to Do

    I have always loved animals (except for these small ants, roaches and other discusting things... ;) ) and in Singapore I got a chance to do what I've dreamt about for many years - swim with dolphins. When arriving in Singapore I had never heard about any pink dolphins (just pink elephants, but that's another story...), but I was happily surprised...

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  • Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom

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    On our last visit to Singapore & Sentosa Island, we missed seeing the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, so this time we decided to pay a visit. On entering the 1st section, I was surrounded by plenty of greenery and Butterflies. There was a Live Pupae house where young Butterflies were hatching, so we sat on a nearby seat, and actually saw one...

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  • Images of Singapore at Sentosa Park

    Singapore Things to Do

    A museum complex, called Images of Singapore, holds three different nucleus, covering the Pioneers and Festivals of Singapore, and the decisive moments of WW2. Though, in my opinion, this is the more impressive, the whole museum deserves your attention, specially if travelling with children.

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  • Walking

    Singapore Things to Do

    If you are into nature and love to walk, there are plenty of trails and walks available. I really like the architecture of the Henderson wave bridge that goes across one of the highway (Ayer Rajah Expressway). Quoting the National Parks Board "To get up close and personal with nature and greenery, embark on any one of the walking or cycling trails...

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  • Raffles Landing Site

    Singapore Things to Do

    Sir Stamford Raffles is considered the founding father of modern Singapore – though he is more known through the hotel named after him. He arrived in 1819 for the first time in Singapore, according to the legend close to the spot where is statue stands now. Although this is the best known statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, few people know that this is...

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  • Science Center

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    There are lots of interaction, videos, and learning in this place. Singapore was lucky to have an active circle of science teachers who are behind the development of this beautiful project. Many little kids were with us on that day, playing and exploring the optical illusions, and looking over the amazing exhibits. Don’t be fooled by the small...

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  • Sultan Mosque

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    The Sultan Mosque or in Malay is call Masjid Sultan. The mosque was first built in 1820 but it was demolished. Century later it was rebuilt and completed in 1932 and it was named for Sultan Hussein Shah. The mosque was designed in Indo Saracenic style by an Irish architect working for a British firm by the name Denis Santry. The mosque initially...

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  • Bukit Timah Hill & Bukit Nature Reserve

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    One wonders reading the rest of the reviews where the other folks went. On thing that really gets me down about Singapore is the total absence of a real contact with "the wild" in any form. The same is depressingly true about Bukit Timur or whatever it is called. I jogged round it a few times. What summed it up for me was the sign saying "warning...

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  • Bumboat

    Singapore Things to Do

    The riverfronts at Clarke and Boat Quays have evolved over the last few years, and are now possibly the most popular areas to partake of a meal and/or a drink. The restuarants lining the quays are eclectic, a few are more affordable than others. I suggest that you peruse a few of the menus before settling comfortably (preferably outside near the...

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  • DHL Balloon

    Singapore Things to Do

    WELL TRAVELING AROUND SINGAPORE GOT TO SEE THIS COOL BALLOON THAT CAN SAIL UP TO ABOUT 40 STORIES HIGH IN AN ELEVATOR TYPE FASHION!! !Launched in April this year , it took 40 people, 12 hours and 6,500 cubic metres of helium for the balloon to fully inflate. It can take up to 29 passengers and drifts upwards to a height of 150m ...........

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  • National Museum of Singapore

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    We have looked at the outside of the Museum, the travelling Exhibition, and now it's time to see the rest of the Museum that is on permanent display. Probably my favorite, was the costumes that Opera singer's and Film star's wore. These were something to see, as was the old Puppet Theatre. It was so beautiful! and so were the Puppet's, so...

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  • Cheng Ho Cruise

    Singapore Things to Do

    One of our very favourite things to do in Singapore is to take a cruise on the Admiral Cheng-Ho, a copy of an ancient Chinese sailing vessel. We have done this cruise a number of times, and it is always a pleasure. The vessel has an upper and lower deck, and there is plenty odf shade available. Tea & Coffee is complimentary. There are 3 types of...

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  • Singapore Sling

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    A posh thing to do on your to do list!...not really that great but the bar was full of foreigners sitting with Singapore Slings so its obviously got pulling power as an attraction when in Singapore Invented in the early part of the 20th century in the Long Bar at the prestigious RAffles Hotel this drink has maintained its popularlity even though...

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  • Duck Tour

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    If you want to experiment a different sightseeing tour, then this tour is special: the "bus-boat" travels both on land and sea. It plunges directly into the Singapore river with a big splash. It lasts an hour and is funny, especially for children, but if you want a real sightseeing tour which shows you the sights, then this tour is not for you,...

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  • Changi Museum

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    Changi Prison was used by the Japanese Army to imprison Allied POW’s and some civilians droning World War II. The site was a scene on unimaginable brutality from 1942 to 1945. Torture and murder were routine and many local Chinese civilians were executed before they could even get here. The original prison has been broken up for other purposes in...

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