There are so many things you can do when in Singapore. As a student living in Singapore. I never felt that I was able to cover everything. However, in my time living there, I can honestly say that I learnt that there are a few things you must do when in Singapore.
11 Things You Must Do When In Singapore
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is the world’s most giant observation wheel. A one-of-a-kind experience. It was built over a 3-story terminal building, and is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres high, and travels at 0.21m per second (it is some 30 metres taller than the famous London Eye!).
I went on this in my first month of living in there (the picture below). You get to see such beautiful city sights like the river, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang.
Location: 30 Raffles Ave, 039803 / Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 10.30 pm
This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most famous landmarks in Singapore. Stay here or go with a group or by yourself for the Raffles Bar experience and order yourself a Singapore Sling.
Location: 1 Beach Rd, 189673
Head over to China Town
I truly love exploring a Chinatown when in a new country! It has my favourite thing in the world – food! China Town has the most authentic Chinese food you will taste! There are countless restaurants and hawker food vendors to choose from.
It’s also great for shopping – many swear you’ll find the cheapest souvenirs here.
Marina Bay Sands AKA MBS
The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay. Many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this monumental building and resort, such as the Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options.
You must head over to Marina Bay around 8 pm to catch the spectacular light show, which illuminates the water as well as several iconic landmarks in the city centre.
Visit Ce LA VI
When I lived in the Lion City, this club was actually called Ku De Ta. It is a club on the 57th floor and has to be the most amazing views! This place is excellent for a night out with some crazy music!
Location: 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark 018971/ Open: Daily from 12 pm to 4 pm
Gardens by the bay
The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens. Go here for an Instagram photo and more beautiful sites of the city.
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953 / Open: Daily from 5am to 2 am
I did the Singapore Zoo, with my family when I was living in Singapore and loved every single minute of it. It was first called the Singapore Zoological Gardens or Mandai Zoo but is now known as the Singapore Zoo.
Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826/ Opens: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
I first visited the famous Singapore Botanic Gardens as a student. I loved it so much that I had to go back last year. It is a 160-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping district and is a must-visit.
Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569/ Open: Daily from 5am to 12 pm
Sentosa isn’t my favourite place in Singapore, and I would say it is mainly for tourist, clubbing, shopping and food. It has a very man-made vibe going on but is good again for some fun times. You can easily access all the attractions via MRT in 15 minutes from downtown Singapore.
Jewel Changi Airport
The Jewel Changi Airport was not built when I lived in Singapore. It opened in April 2019 and has been a huge attraction ever since! It is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the landside of Changi Airport, Singapore.
Location: Airport Boulevard Terminal 2, Level 3 Departure Transit Lounge/ Open: 24 hours
A few other things to also check out:
- Head over to the museums.
- Universal Studios
Thank you for taking the time to have a read. Is there anything I missed that should be included – let me know in the comments below.
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NyashaAugust 13, 2020
I’ve been to all of these except the Singapore Zoo and Raffles Hotel so I really want to go back and revisit! Would also love to go back to Sentosa and Chinatown more! I only walked around and went to a restaurant in Chinatown but wish I went to more.