Whether you are visiting for a week or just stopping over for a few days, Singapore has plenty of great attractions to fill your day. Here are a few of our favourites.
Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd
30 Raffles Avenue
weekday - 08.30 - 22.30, weekend - 08.30 -22.30
cafe, shop (咖啡馆, 铺子) Updated: 09-28-2011
The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Observation Wheel and one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions. At 165m high, it is some 30m taller than the London Eye wheel. The Singapore Flyer was conceived and designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects, Singapore. It held its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2005 and was launched in 2008.
Each capsule has a 28-person capacity, and each revolution takes approximately 30 minutes with visitors enjoying a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.
MRT – Promenade Station (Circle Line, CC4) is a five-minute walk to Singapore Flyer! Take Exit A and look out for blue pedestrian signs to Singapore Flyer.
cafe (咖啡馆) Updated: 10-24-2012
Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore that has a two-kilometre-long coastline. Whilst not the most beautiful in Asia (by quite a long way), it provides the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tanjong Beach, a relatively more secluded part of Sentosa, tends to attract more gay sunbathers – particularly on a Sunday afternoon. Sentosa Island is also home to a number of tourist attractions including Universal Studios Singapore.
shop (铺子) Updated: 12-02-2011
Shopping, shopping, shopping…. Orchard Road is home to numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and hotels. But the main attraction is the huge shopping malls. Of particular note is the upmarket Tanglin Mall (Tanglin Road / Grange Road), the huge Orchard Central, 313@somerset, and the luxurious ION Orchard mall.
Resorts World Sentosa
weekday - 10.00 - 21.00, weekend - 10.00 -21.00
Universal Studios Singapore markets itself as a ‘one of a kind theme park in Asia’. And this is very true. It is the center piece of the transformation of Sentosa Island into a world-class resort. Construction started in April 2008 and the park was formally opened on May 28, 2011.
The 49-acre park has 24 attractions, of which 18 are original or specially adapted. There are seven themed zones, each based on a blockbuster movie or a television show with related attractions, characters, dining and shopping areas. The world’s tallest pair of dueling roller coasters is based on Battlestar Galactica; there is a castle from the world of Shrek and a live music show ‘Monster Rock’ featuring the infamous Universal Monsters and the recently opened ’Transformers 3D thrill ride. More than enough for any screaming queen.
MRT – Take the North East Line to Harbour Front Station and change for the Sentosa Express or RWS 8 Bus.
bar, music, cafe, restaurant, shop (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子) Updated: 10-24-2012
This historical riverside quay has been transformed into a buzzing nightlife area with a huge choice of eateries offering over 20 different types of cuisine along with more than 20 (straight) bars, clubs and pubs. Some clubs have 24-hour licenses and few close before 3am. Expect Friday nights to be the busiest. Also home to The Central - a Japanese-themed five-story shopping mall located directly above the Clarke Quay MRT Station. Most of the hotels that we recommend are within walking distance of Clarke Quay.
The Helix Bridge links Marina Bay to Marina Centre. It was opened on April 24, 2010, and is the world’s first curved bridge.
This 280-metre pedestrian linkway – the longest in Singapore – features a world’s first ‘double-helix’ structure. Inspired by the yin and yang concept in Asian culture, the architecturally unique bridge is said to bring wealth, happiness and prosperity to Marina Bay.
The bridge is an engineering masterpiece assembled with great precision. The curved design is created by two opposing spiral steel members, held together by a series of connecting struts, symbolising “life and continuity”, “renewal”, “everlasting abundance” and “growth”, and resembles the structure of DNA.
80 Mandai Lake Road
weekday - 19:30 - 24:00, weekend - 19:30 - 24:00
One of the best tourist attractions in Singapore. Hop on board the Night Safari tram and psyche yourself for a 40-minute journey of wild animal encounters! Journey from the Himalayan foothills to wild Equatorial Africa, this tram ride offers live commentary. Get a chance to come up-close with our lions, tigers, tapirs, deer and more!
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