The island city of Singapore is a major tourist destination. Whether for a family vacation, a romantic gateway, or a friends’ trip, you can thoroughly enjoy Singapore. There are plentiful activities designed with perfection for everyone. As such, you can have a pleasant and exciting stay in this cosmopolitan city.
In this modern city, you can discover several gardens to explore, offbeat and less crowded spots, mountains, valleys and beaches, and architectural marvels. Take a Singapore River Cruise for a memorable experience of the city’s majestic skyline. Grab Universal Studios tickets for the entire family to enjoy in this theme park. You can even choose the Cable Car or Night Time Safari. The overflowing choices leave you speechless.
Take a glance at the 5 exciting things to do in Singapore:
- Singapore River Cruise: Taking off from Clarke Quay Jetty, it is a 40-minute leisurely ride along the Singapore River and Marina Bay. The Singapore River Cruise will enlighten you about the city’s inspirational transformation from a small trading port to a famous metropolis. You can comprehend its glorious history and contemporary developments in a single cruise. For this reason, you need to purchase the tickets and then hop on to the traditional bumboat. These wooden boats were used from 19th to 20th century, to transport goods along the Kallang, Singapore, and rocher rivers. You should book the tickets in advance so that you can reserve a confirmed seat. You will love its rustic charm as you cruise by the significant landmarks like Bayfront South, Fullerton, Merlion Statue, Read Bridge, Boat Quay, and Esplanade theatre for the art center. You are free to end your journey at one of the 13 jetties the boat will cross. A pro tip you can follow is not to miss the sunset cruise for the sheer brilliance of the illuminated skyline and its reflection on the river.
- Universal Studios: Located in the Resort World Sentosa at Sentosa in Singapore, Universal Studios is South East Asia’s 1st and only Universal Studios theme park. Opened in 2011, it is a kids-friendly park promising some of the best experiences in life. It brings unique Hollywood-style storytelling before you. In its six film-themed zones there are 24 rides, attractions, and shows. Battlestar Galactica is the 1st dueling roller coaster in the world. Experience similar thrilling rides that go beyond the movie screen. Get amazed by the spooky rides like the Revenge of the Mummy. Take your kids to greet Elmo from Sesame Street or The Minions. With your Universal Studios tickets, you can procure a complimentary breakfast, a specially curated goodie bag, and a ticket of a blockbuster movie. You can refuel yourself at any one of the on-site restaurants or food carts. Again, you can purchase quirky items from the themed gift and souvenir shops. You can easily spend more than 3 hours in the park.
- Pulau Ubin: This small offshore and avant-garde island displays an old-world charm. You can take a one-day excursion to this amazing place. You can go for a 15-minute bumboat ride from the Changi airport and get transported to a serene landscape overflowing with diverse eco-systems and habitats. It preserves the oldest surviving village (kampong) in Singapore. You can rent a bike and begin your exploration. Again, you can walk on the cobbled roads, and explore the dense forests and teeming flora and fauna. Visit during the low tide to witness the riot of colors. You will be amazed by the granite quarries on the 1020 hectares of land. Apart from the historical sites, you can walk along the coconut and rubber plantations. From Seagrass to mangroves and peacock anemone Pulau Ubin will grab your attention. You should visit the Chek Jawa wetlands, that houses Singapore’s the largest wildlife collection. By kayaking, you can gain a first-hand experience of this beautiful land. It will be fun to discover Singapore’s past as an ordinary fishing village.
- St John’s Island: The largest of the southern islands in Singapore, it was formerly a separate place for cholera- and leprosy- infected immigrants. In the 19th century, Asian immigrants and pilgrims from Mecca were screened and secluded on this island. It had also been a drug rehabilitation center. However, in 1975, the 40.5 hectares of land got transformed into a prominent tourist sightseeing spot. The picnic grounds, beaches, footfall fields, trekking trails, and swimming lagoons have converted their’ earlier image. Its bucolic vibe and lackluster setting attract many visitors from over the world. You can book a holiday bungalow or chalet beforehand and spend a day or two in seclusion. For a large group, Holiday 5 Camp is the best solution. You can take a ferry ride to reach the island, see the vibrant coral reefs, swim in the waters, or go dolphin-spotting. A Sunset cruise is also a popular mode of watching the color-changing hues of the sky.
- East Coast Park: Situated within the city, this ‘recreation for all’ themed park is an attractive attraction for everyone. While the scenic coastline stretches for 15 km, the park stands on 185 hectares of land. The Casuarina, Ketapang, and Coconut groves border the coastline. You can play beach volleyball, windsurfing, and several other water sports. Moreover, you can opt for cycling, cable skiing, and hiking. Xtreme SkatePark is a world-class entertainment for thrill-seeking skateboarders. Fishing, camping, barbequing and in-line skating are also popular activities. The kids can engage themselves in the Marine Cove playground. For a luxurious and pleasant eating experience, you should visit the East Coast Lagoon Food Village. You can savor the local delicacies like satay and barbequed chicken wings. Sea Food Centre specializes in delectable seafood like tiger jumbo prawns and lobsters.
Thus, when you visit Singapore’s attractions, you should do your homework well. You should ask your tour operator for the ideal package and inclusion of tickets to the city’s many attractions. Sometimes the package is all-inclusive. You can strike the best deal when you book your Singapore tour package during the off-season or compare quotes on various websites.
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